The Ledge #540: Archival Releases

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for box sets and other repackages of previously released material. I may be new release oriented, but I love a good set of odds and ends. Give me those unheard demos. Let me hear those old concerts. 

Tonight's show compiles those types of records. There's unreleased material by a forgotten band that were contemporaries of the New York Dolls. There's a new mixes of classic Dead Kennedys songs. There's numerous outtakes by the likes of Wilco and Joe Strummer. And there's also the recently discovered early recordings of future Velvet Underground tunes by Lou Reed. Plus, a ton of live releases from Todd Snider, Pixies, Soul Asylum, and others.

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 Beatles, And Your Bird Can Sing (Second Version / Take 5)

2. Wilco, Not For The Season (Laminated Cat) (Here Comes Everybody Version)

3. Wilco, I’m The Man Who Loves You (The Unified Theory Of Everything Version)

4. Wilco, Kamera (Lonely In The Deep End Version)

5. Wilco, I’m A Wheel (Live at The Pageant, St. Louis, MO 7/23/02)

6. Lou Reed, I'm Waiting for the Man (May 1965 Demo)

7. Lou Reed, Heroin (May 1965 Demo)

8. The House Of Love, I Can't Stand It

9. The House Of Love, I Don't Know Why I Love You

10. Joe Strummer, X-Ray Style (Demo)

11. Todd Snider, John Prine

12. Todd Snider, Handsome John

13. Joe Strummer, Coma Girl (Outtake)

14. Jim Basnight, Last Night

15. Jim Basnight, I Return

16. The Smithereens, Out Of This World

17. The Libertines, Boys in the Band (December 2001 Demo)

18. The Libertines, I Get Along (December 2001 Demo)

19. Pixies, Head On

20. Pixies, Here Comes Your Man

21. Peter Hook & The Light, Transmission

22. Soul Asylum, Without a Trace (Live at Majestic Theatre, Ventura, CA - April 1993)

23. Soul Asylum, Summer of Drugs 

24. Dead Kennedys, Kill The Poor (2022 Mix)

25. Dead Kennedys, Let's Lynch The Landlord (2022 Mix)

26. The Stooges, I Wanna Be Your Dog (Studio Session London)

27. The Stooges, No Fun (Studio Session London)

28. The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Pills

29. The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Stiff Competition

30. The Harlots of 42nd Street, Spray Paint Bandit


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