The Ledge #525: 60 Years of Rock n Roll

This show ended up being quite different than originally planned. The initial idea was another "odds and ends" show where I aired tracks from some records that I had been playing around the house. I suddenly realized, however, that I've been listening to quite a few compilations in the past few weeks. And that I've been digging into the archives quite often for some of my oldest records.

So tonight actually is an odds and ends show that features 60 years of great rock and roll, from the standard bearer Chuck Berry to the current sounds of Low Rats, a band that bodes well for the future of the genre. Four compilations have feature spots in the show - Louie's Limbo Lounge (Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 2) gathers togehter raw 50's stompers, Back From the Grave Vol. 5 highlights 60s garage bands, Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society, Vol. 2 is centered around late 70's UK punk and post-punk, and Du Huskers: The Twin Cities Replay Zen Arcade is a 1993 tribute to the classic Husker Du album.

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. Chuck Berry, Let It Rock

2. Art Roberts, Give Her The Axe, Max !

3. Periscopes, Beaver Shot

4. Epics, On The Rocks

5. Barbara & The Boys, Hooty Sapperticker

6. The Lushes, Drunken Guitar

7. David Bowie, The Width Of A Circle (2020 Mix)

8. Stop Calling Me Frank, Spider In My Beer

9. The Dogmatics, Shithouse

10. The Dogmatics, Teenage Lament

11. Humans, Warning

12. Illusions, City of People

13. Jaguars, Its Gonna Be Alright

14. Few, Escape

15. Centrees, She's Good For Me

16. The Replacements, Alex Chilton (Rough Mix)

17. Bash & Pop, Never Aim To Please

18. The Hold Steady, Stay Positive 

19. Tommy Keene, Ride On Baby 

20. Liquor Giants, Fire Brigade

21. Art Attacks, Neutron Bomb

22. Johnny Moped, Incendiary Device

23. Television Personalities, Part-Time Punks

24. Swell Maps, Real Shocks

25. The Nerves, TV Adverts

26. Ty Segall, Taste

27. Osees, Upbeat Ritual

28. The Scientists, Swampland

29. The Buzzcocks, I Don't Know What To Do With My Life

30. The Mighty Mofos, Broken Home, Broken Heart

31. Priest Asbestus, Never Talking to You Again

32. The Blue Ups, Pink Turns to Blue

33. Big Trouble House, Turn on the News

34. Arcewelder, Whatever

35. Low Rats, Sweet Jane Doe

36. Low Rats, Ex-Crisis


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