The Ledge #528: New Replacements & Other Treats

A few weeks ago, fans of The Replacements noticed that a new live record was starting to appear on vinyl distribution lists. Most at first assumed this was a bootleg, but it turns out tht the Live At Riot Fest Toronto was in fact a legitimate live album. Or sort of, as many rumors starting floating around. Tommy Stinson had reportedly made a deal with a distributor to release it, but some have said that Paul Westerberg had actually vetoed the deal. In a series of DM's with the distributor, it was verified that Stinson had set up the deal to put it out but there was no word on the Westerberg rumor. It's also the first in a series of three live releases, as the other two Riot Fest shows in Chicago and Denver are currently being pressed.

The record itself is quite great. The source is a soundboard recording, although it's not a remixed multi-track. Tonight's show features a few songs from this record, along with a number of other albums that have been played in the Hudson household these last few weeks. I've also included a handful of songs that Frank Turner performed at Total Drag on July 12 as part of his "50 States in 50 Days" tour.

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 Replacements, Takin' A Ride

2. The Replacements, Color Me Impressed

3. The Replacements, Love You Till Friday / Maybellene

4. The Replacements, Borstal Breakout

5. The Replacements, Can't Hardly Wait

6. The Replacements, Bastards Of Young

7. The Replacements, I.O.U.

8. Frank Turner, The Gathering

9. Frank Turner, Haven't Been Doing So Well

10. Frank Turner, Get Better (acoustic)

11. Frank Turner, I Still Believe

12. Billy Bragg, The Milkman Of Human Kindness (live)

13. Billy Bragg, A New England (live)

14. The Mighty Lemon Drops, The Other Side Of You

15. The Mighty Lemon Drops, Happy Head

16. The Last, Every Summer Day

17. The Last, She Don't Know Why I'm Here

18. Blake Babies, I'm Not Your Mother

19. Crime, Frustration

20. Crime, Rockabilly Drugstore

21. Crime, Hot Wire My Heart [Alternate Take]

22. Redd Kross, Pink Piece of Peace (Demo)

23. Redd Kross, Peach Kelli Pop (Demo)

24. Peach Kelli Pop, Hello Kitty Knife

25. Peach Kelli Pop, Los Angeles

26. The Muffs, I Need You

27. The Muffs, I'm Confused

28. Death Valley Girls, No Reason

29. Death Valley Girls, Arrow

30. Newtown Neurotics, Get Up And Fight


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