The Ledge #533: SST Records (Pt. 2)

Part two of The Ledge's look at SST Records focuses on the second half of the 80's. There are a few big names involved, including Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Buffalo Tom, and future grunge major label heroes Screaming Trees and Soundgarden. There's a look at the last few Black Flag albums, along with the Greg Ginn solo project Gone. There are also a few veterans of the music scene, including Divine Horsemen, Volcano Suns, and the first solo releases by Husker Du's Grant Hart. Once again, special thanks must go to Jim Ruland for his fabulous book, Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records, which inspired this series of episodes.

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. Grant Hart, 2541

2. Dinosaur Jr, Little Fury Things

3. Dinosaur Jr, Just Like Heaven

4. Dinosaur Jr., Freak Scene

5. Sonic Youth, Expressway to Yr. Skull

6. Sonic Youth, Bubblegum

7. Sonic Youth, Schizophrenia

8. Black Flag, Can't Decide

9. Black Flag, Slip It In

10. Black Flag, Bastard In Love

11. Black Flag, In My Head

12. Gone, Insidious Distraction

13. Descendents, Coolidge

14. Volcano Suns, Can I Have The Key?

15. Divine Horsemen, Snake Handler

16. Screaming Trees, Transfiguration

17. Screaming Trees, Ivy

18. Screaming Trees, Windows

19. Soundgarden, Flower

20. The Last, So Quick To Say

21. The Last, No Love

22. Das Damen, Reverse Into Tomorrow

23. Angst, Back In January

24. Run Westy Run, Mop It Up

25. Buffalo Tom, Sunflower Suit

26. Grant Hart, Fanfare in D-Major (Come Come)


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