The Ledge #553: Miscellany

Every now and then it's nice to have a show without any real theme, and that's what we have tonight. Instead, it's really just a collection of records I've been listening to over the last few weeks, and interesting collection of various genres that represent over 50 years of great rock and roll. There's a handful of recent releases side by side with all time classics. There are veteran bands that are brand new to me, and relatively new artists that I've been obsessed with over the last few months.

Of course, there's also this week's selection for the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks" subtheme. I've got a homegrown talent by the name of Link West, and his mainly acoustic version is a really nice change of pace. He also contributed a little piece of spoken word audio where he talks of his love of the song and his history of playing it in his original band in Columbus, Ohio. He describes the tune as "50% bubblegum, 50% booty call". I can't argue with that.

Link West's version marks a run of (at least) three straight weeks of listener contributions, but of course I always want more. Nothing would make me happier than an entire year of brand new versions of one of my favorite songs of all time. If you don't have the capabilities to record your own cover, please reach out to any musician friends to contribute their version. If you have any questions, or if you have a version set to go, please contact me at


1. Link West, Teenage Kicks

2. Yardbirds, Over, Under, Sideways, Down

3. Jeff Beck, Shapes Of Things

4. Jeff Beck, Plynth (Water Down The Drain)

5. Son Volt, Driving The View

6. Lou Reed, Satellite of Love

7. Big Star, The Ballad Of El Goodo

8. Cheap Trick, Down on the Bay

9. Televisionaries, Curmudgeon

10. Televisionaries, Quarter After 8

11. The Maharajas, Don't Need You Baby

12. The Memories, It Was A Hot Afternoon

13. Jaill, The Stroller

14. Baby Shakes, She's A Star

15. The Melmacs, Can't You See

16. Fuzzbubble, Cult Stars from Mars

17. Geoff Palmer, Cha-Ching

18. Brad Marino, Brain Gone Dead

19. The Dogmatics, Don't Break My Heart

20. M Ross Perkins, Funeral For A Satellite

21. Psychic Ills, Coca-Cola Blues

22. Thee Oh Sees, I Come From The Mountain

23. Ty Segall, Inside Your Heart

24. The Stooges, Gimme Danger

25. undertones, Jimmy Jimmy

26. Joey Ramone, I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up)

27. The Rezillos, I Can't Stand My Baby

28. The Damned, Smash It Up, parts 1 & 2

29. The Tearaways, Charlie, Keith and Ringo

30. The Amplifier Heads, Rock Rules

31. Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin, Rock 'n' Roll Ralphs

32. Dead Boys, High Tension Wire

33. The Jam, Girl On The Phone


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