The Ledge #561: More Home Plays

Just like last week, this episode is primarily based around what I've been listening to in the Ledge home base over the last few days. Some of it is brand new material. Much of it has been old faves that span almost 60 years of great rock and roll.

Overall, though, this show is primarily a showcase for old and new power pop. In the new category, there are fabulous new tracks by The Whiffs, Sharp Pins, Uni Boys, and The Trouble Seekers, along with "excavated" recordings by The Bings and Popsicko. 

As for old faves, it's a history lesson of sorts. There's The Monkees and The Kinks from the 60s. The Jam, The Flamin' Groovies, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, and The Rubinoos from the 70s. The 80s are represented by the likes of The Barracudas,  Dwight Twilley, The Bongos, and Camper Van Beethoven. Maybe the 90s aren't as highly represented, but there is "Tayter Country" by The Cavedogs, quite possibly my favorite song of 1980.

As for the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks", this week's version comes from The Mahones, the legendary Canadian/Irish punk band that always features a quality cover or two on each of their albums. Their version of "Teenage Kicks" is twice represented on their (mostly) live A Great Night On the Lash record. The first version is the final song of their encore, while the tune aired tonight comes from a bonus "Belfast Sessions" tacked on to the end.

Like always, I'm still out here pleading for brand new versions of "Teenage Kicks". Please pass the word on to all of your musician friends. If you have questions, or have a submission, shoot me an email at


1. The Mahones - Teenage Kicks

2. The Whiffs - Forget Your Name

3. The Whiffs - Verlaine

4. Uni Boys - On Your Lovin' Mind

5. The Speedways - A Song Called Jayne & A Lie Called Love

6. The Bings - She's Got The Power

7. Popsicko - No Better Time

8. Sharp Pins - Still a Straw Man

9. The Schizophonics - Turns to Glass

10. Cold Expectations - Take The Skinheads Bowling

11. Camper Van Beethoven - We Saw Jerry's Daughter

12. Dendrons - Wait In Line

13. The Trouble Seekers - Nervous

14. Mozzy Dee - Orale

15. Beebee Gallini - My Way Of Thinking

16. The Trashwomen - Cum On Baby

17. The Rosalyns - Give Him a Great Big Kiss

18. Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout

19. The Monkees - She [Mono Mix]

20. The Flamin' Groovies - First Plane Home

21. The Rubinoos - Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead

22. The Poppees - She's Got It (Bomp single)

23. Dwight Twilley - I'm back again

24. The Kinks - Session Man

25. The Jam - Art School

26. Graham Parker - Saturday Nite Is Dead

27. Nick Lowe - They Called It Rock

28. Eddie & The Hot Rods - Schoolgirl Love

29. Echo & Bunnymen - Action Woman

30. The Cavedogs - Tayter Country

31. The Smithereens - Amazing Journey

32. Hard-Ons - It`s Cold Outside

33. The Barracudas - (I Wish It Could Be) 1965 Again 

34. The Barracudas - The KGB (Made A Man Out Of Me)

35. The Bongos - In The Congo

36. X - Johny Hit And Run Paulene


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