The Ledge #552: Covers

With my brain focused on "Teenage Kicks" covers these days, it seems natural for me to put together another show of nothing but covers of classics tunes from the past. And tonight's show could not have been timed better, as today Kepi Ghoulie of the Groovie Ghoulies put our a fabulous covers record, Full Moon Forever. Plus I've uncovered a number of other great new remakes the last few days, including Juniper's lofi redo of "James" by The Bangles, Devil Love's lovely tribute to Big Star's "Thirteen", and a trip back to my childhood with Jenny Dee & The Deelingquent's rousing "Fox On the Run".

But, of course, the main focus is on the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks" series, and tonight features the very first submission! It may be a bit fitting that said cover is by the one and only Malibu Lou at Rum Bar Records!!! Yes! He's a huge fan, as you can tell by the accompanying email: "It's one of my top 5 personal favorite songs ever. I covered it many years in many bands!! Here's a demo version of Malibu Lou & The Attackers performing it circa 96 in NYC!!"

I couldn't be more thrilled, and I'm also so pleased to receive a couple other submissions that I'll be airing during the next two shows. Please, please, please, if you love the song and have any sort of musical talent, or have some friends with a band that could do the song justice, record a cover and send it to!


1. Malibu Lou & The Attackers, Teenage Kicks

2. Soviet Malpensa, The Ledge

3. Laser Geyser, Answering Machine

4. Irene Sciacovelli, Achin To Be

5. Jim Mannez, I Will Dare

6. Green Day, Alison

7. Elvis Costello & The Imposters, So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star

8. Devil Love, Thirteen

9. Juniper, James

10. Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

11. JD McPherson, Lust For Life / Sixteen

12. JD McPherson, Let's Rock

13. Old 97's, Big River

14. Old 97's, Wreck Of The Old 97

15. Weeklings, I've Just Seen A Face

16. Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones, Rebel Rebel

17. Stay, I Can Hear The Grass Grow 

18. The Photocopies, Velocity Girl 



21. J.T. IV, Caroline Says II

22. J.T. IV, Celluloid Heroes

23. Tropical Fuck Storm feat. Amy Taylor, This Perfect Day

24. Randells, Surf Goddess 

25. The Blue Aeroplanes, I Wanna Be Your Lover

26. Dany Laj and The Looks, I'm So Glad 

27. Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, Fox On The Run

28. Kepi Ghoulie, Heroes 

29. Kepi Ghoulie, Happy When It Rains 

30. The Standells, Paint it black

31. The Standells, My little red book

32. The Kinetics, You're Gonna Mis Me

33. The Continentals, Gloria

34. The Swamp Rats, Psycho


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