The Ledge #498: Covers

I've mentioned a few times over the years that I have a folder that I toss cover tunes into for future shows of that sort. The recent release of not one but four fabulous albums of nothing but remakes made me realize it's time to empy that folder. Those four records are the main focus of this covers show. Spygenius, The Grip Weeds, Die Toten Hosen, and the The Queers features revved up versions of the band's favorite tracks from the past. Three of them highlight rockers from the 60s, while Die Toten Hosen continues to show their love to the initial punk rock revolution of the late 70s

Besides those racuous tunes, this episode also includes The Jazz Butcher (RIP Pat Fish) doing The Modern Lovers, A Bunch of Jerks performing a Bowie classic, a group called Mom resurrecting an old Prince track, and many more. (Unfortunately, an equipment error causes an abrupt end to this week's episode.)

I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. The Jazz Butcher, Roadrunner

2. Spygenius, So You Say You Lost Your Baby

3. Spygenius, Come On Home

4. Spygenius, Queen Of Eyes

5. Spygenius, For Pete's Sake

6. The Grip Weeds, Porpoise Song [The Monkees]

7. The Grip Weeds, Making Time [The Creation]

8. The Grip Weeds, Louie, Go Home [Paul Revere & The Raiders]

9. The Grip Weeds, All Tomorrow's Parties [Velvet Underground]

10. The Shadracks, Oh Bondage Up Yours

11. The Shadracks, I Am a Cliche

12. CTMF, The Train Kept a Rollin'

13. Rise Against, Fortunate Son

14. THE BEAT-HELLS, I Wanna Be Your Man

15. THE BEAT-HELLS, Good Day Sunshine

16. Los Lobos, Farmer John

17. The dB's, Let's Live for Today (New York Rocker Sessions)

18. Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer, My Sharona

19. Crocodiles, If You Were A Priest

20. The Replacements, Trouble Boys (Live at the 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, 1/23/81)

21. The Replacements, I Wanna Be Loved (Live at the 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, 1/23/81)

22. Die Toten Hosen, 12XU

23. Die Toten Hosen, (I'm) Stranded

24. Die Toten Hosen, The Modern World

25. Die Toten Hosen, One Chord Wonders

26. The Pretenders, Stop Your Sobbing (BBC Live in London, Jan. 1979)

27. Fanny, Hey Bulldog

28. Mom, When You Were Mine

29. The Delmonas, Hello, I Love You

30. A Bunch Of Jerks, Moonage Daydream

31. The Queers, Valleri

32. The Queers, (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone

33. The Queers, The Kids Are Alright

34. The Queers, I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys


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