The Ledge #537: Twin\Tone Records

After the success of last month's series on SST Records, it was only natural that I took a look at doing a similar series featuring another of my favorite record labels of the 80s. I'd actually been thinking about a Twin\Tone Records episode for a long, long time, so why not do it now?

Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could.

Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label's early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I've got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks.

I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the Twin\Tone empire. Maybe that could be a future show?

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 Suburbs, Prehistoric Jaws

2. Spooks, Laugh It Up (It's All A Big Joke Anyway)

3. The Fingerprints, (Now I Wanna Be a) Space Girl

4. The Fingerprints, Down

5. The Jets, Lover Boy

6. Suicide Commandos, Attacking The Beat

7. The Suburbs, World War III

8. Curtiss A, I Don't Wanna Be President

9. The Fingerprints, Smiles For Sale

10. The Pistons, Investigations

11. Curtiss A, Afraid

12. The Suburbs, Baby Heartbeat

13. The Suburbs, Cigarette In Backwards

14. The Suburbs, Waiting

15. The Replacements, I'm in Trouble 

16. The Replacements, Go

17. The Replacements, Take Me Down To The Hospital

18. The Replacements, Favorite Thing

19. The Replacements, I'll Be There

20. Safety Last, Hopped Up Bop

21. Safety Last, Red Rocket

22. The Slickee Boys, When I Go to the Beach

23. Form, It Happens That Way

24. The Phones, Modern Man

25. The Phones, Waiting On Patience

26. The Feelies, Slipping (Into Something)

27. The Feelies, Sedan Delivery 

28. Soul Asylum, Draggin Me Down

29. Soul Asylum, Made To Be Broken

30. Soul Asylum, Just Plain Evil

31. Soul Asylum, Jukebox Hero

32. The Magnolias, One More Reason

33. The Magnolias, When I'm not

34. The Magnolias, Shirley's Looking Down

35. The Jayhawks, Sioux City


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