The Ledge #521: Reissues & Live Albums

I understand that many, if not most, people look at the deluge of box sets, reissues, and live albums as just more excuses how the record industry will suck any pennies they can get out of an artist. It's a valid view.

However, I live for this stuff. Sure, my main inspiration is new music, but if I love an artist I want everything. I want the live recordings. I want the demos and outtakes. I want that rare b-side. 

Tonight's show is sort of a new release episode, but it's new "old" material. It's the tunes from expanded editions of classic records by the likes of The Clash, The Muffs, Pavement, and The Lemonheads. It's live tunes discovered in the vaults from The Rolling Stones,  T. Rex, and Georgia Satellites. There's also great, previously unreleased material from our friends Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, and the great Rum Bar Records compilation of Cindy Lawson's old band, The Clams. There is even a multi-disc set for a great 60s band, Betterdays, that initially only put out one single!

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. Jim Basnight, Hello Mary Jane

2. Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, The Smell of Hopelessness (Demo)

3. Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, Patty's Not Impressed (Live)

4. The Lemonheads, Alison's Starting To Happen (Acoustic)

5. The Lemonheads, My Drug Buddy (Demo Version)

6. The Rolling Stones, Dance Little Sister (Live At The El Mocambo 1977)

7. The Rolling Stones, Rip This Joint (Live At The El Mocambo 1977)

8. Keith Richards, Before They Make Me Run (Live in London '92) 

9. Keith Richards, Eileen (Live in London '92)

10. The Muffs, Uh Oh (Bonus Track)

11. The Muffs, Just the Beginning (Bonus Track)

12. The Muffs, Really Really Happy (Demo) [Bonus Track]

13. The Muffs, Everybody Loves You (Demo) [Bonus Track]

14. Joan Jett, Cherry Bomb  (Acoustic)

15. Joan Jett, Androgynous (Acoustic)

16. Tina and the Total Babes, Tell That Girl To Shut Up

17. The Clams, He's Like Heroin

18. The Clams, Eat My Words

19. Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Jeepster (Kday-FM Studios, Santa Monica, 15th February 1972)

20. T. Rex, Hot Love (Alternate Mix) [Live at Wembley 1972]

21. T. Rex, Telegram Sam (Top of the Pops, 25th December 1972)

22. T. Rex, Baby Strange (Live)

23. The Clash, First Night Back in London

24. The Clash, Midnight to Stevens (Outtake)

25. Pavement, You Are a Light (Echo Canyon)

26. Pavement, Spit on a Stranger (Echo Canyon)

27. Undertones, Thrill Me (Paul Tipler Remix)

28. Betterdays, Don't Want That (Single Version)

29. Georgia Satellites, Battleship Chains (Live)

30. The Clams, Sweet Jane


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