The Ledge #560: Home Plays
This is another of those shows that really has no format. It's pretty much a rundown of the music I've been listening to around the house the last couple of weeks. There's some great reissued vinyl by Thee Headcoats, Beat Happening, Bottle Rockets, and others. There's old faves pulled out of the stacks by the likes of Jason and the Scorchers, Hypstrz, Curtiss A, and (shockingly) The Replacements.
But I also made room for some new tunes, highlighted by the return of Minneapolis faves High on Stress with their new single, "Over/Thru". I have no word as of this point whether it's a sneak preview of a new full-length album, but I'm obviously hoping that's the case. Other new tracks include tunes by Huck 2, The Downhauls, Lone Wolf, and The Tearaways.
As for the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks"series, I aired one of the more interesting remakes that I've found of this fabulous song. The story goes that at some point many years ago, former Young Ones star Adriam Edmondson "accidentally" bought a mandolin. After learning a few chords he began to play a few old punk rock faves. This led to him forming a Celtic-leaning band, The Bad Shepherds, whose albums primarily covered those same punk songs he had found himself learning on his new instrument. So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I felt it a perfect time to air The Bad Shepherds' "Humours of Tullah/Teenage Kicks/Whiskey In the Jar/The Merry Blacksmith" medley.
Again, I'm putting out a request to all musicians and wannabe musicians to submit your own version of "Teenage Kicks". If you have any questions, or have a version ready for me, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Adrian Edmunson & The Bad Shepherds - Humours Of Tullah/Teenage Kicks/Whiskey In The Jar/The Merry Blacksmith
2. High On Stress - Over Thru
3. Huck 2 - Neighbor
4. Lone Wolf - Beggin Me
5. The Tearaways - Saturday Everyday
6. Beat Happening - I Spy
7. Beat Happening - Bewitched
8. Glaxo Babies - Stay Awake
9. The Speedways - A Song Called Jayne & A Lie Called Love
10. The Toy Trucks - I'm On the Dish But I Ain't No Rag
11. Beat Farmers - There She Goes Again
12. Lou Reed - Hangin' 'Round
13. Johnny Thunders - Another Girl Another Planet
14. Heartbreakers - Love Comes In Spurts
15. Heartbreakers - Blank Generation (version 2)
16. The Downhauls - A Hazy Shade of Winter
17. Waste Man - Changes
18. Gary Kaluza - Angry Gandhi
19. The Lords of Altamont - Slow Death
20. Crash Street Kids - Little Girls
21. Crash Street Kids - Shake It Up
22. Curtiss A - Afraid
23. The Magnolias - Keep it inside
24. Suburbs - Superlove
25. Hypstrz - In The Midnight Hour
26. Hypstrz - Action Woman
27. Thee Headcoats - Too Afraid
28. Thee Headcoats - Cowboys Are Square
29. Paul Westerberg - D.G.T.
30. The Replacements - Lost Highway
31. Jason & the Scorchers - Lost Highway
32. Jason & the Scorchers - Broken Whiskey Glass
33. The Bottle Rockets - Indianapolis