The Ledge #571: New Releases

The first Friday of June means we have nothing but new releases on The Ledge, and it's quite the lineup tonight. There are artists from all over the world, ranging from just a mile or so from my home (Thought Patrol) to Germany (Hamburg Ramones, Berlin Blackouts), with additional stops in Italy, Norway, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries). There's the return of a ton of veteran artists, including Rancid, Graham Parker, The Aquadolls, and Joan Jett. 

Most importantly, at least for me, is the brand new project by Tommy Stinson. Over the last few years he's been touring with his pal Chip Roberts under the Cowboys in the Campfire moniker, and today sees the release of their debut album, Wronger. While a bit quieter than we're used to from the former Replacements bass player, it's still quite a record from the hardest working member of the legendary band. 

Of course, we begin with the latest in the "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks" series, and this time it is nt a new release. This version is from the French band Nouvelle Vague, an act that was created to remake classic punk and new wave songs in bossa nova versions. Yes, it's a little bit of a departure from the normal covers of the song you've heard over the last five months, but it is definitely worthy of includsion.

And like always, I must again plead with y'all for more versions of "Teenage Kicks". If you are a musician, or have any contact with artists that could record their own take on the classic, please contact me!


1. Nouvelle Vague - Teenage Kicks

2. Cowboys In The Campfire - Here We Go Again

3. Cowboys In The Campfire - That's It

4. SUPER 8 - I Will Dare

5. Graham Parker - Them Bugs

6. Thought Patrol - Sky Poison


8. Protomartyr - For Tomorrow

9. The Murlocs - Initiative

10. Bully - All I Do

11. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - If You're Blue

12. Josie Cotton - The Ballad of Elvis Presley (feat. Kevin Preston)

13. Shangri-Lass - Parallel

14. Molly Martin - I Like Losers

15. Hard-Ons - Goin' It Alone

16. Rancid - Tomorrow Never Comes

17. Graham Day And The Gaolers - Mystery Man

18. The Barnestormers - Real Wild Child

19. Pere Ubu - Crazy Horses

20. Lone Wolf - Ready To Break

21. Guardian Singles - Pit Viper

22. The Green Pajamas - Six Minutes in Heaven

23. The Reverberations - Dr Please

24. The High Water Marks - I Could Never Be a Vigilante

25. The Aquadolls - Burn Baby Burn

26. Morgan and the Organ Donors - Freeze the Time

27. The Get Arounds - Black And White

28. The Sensibles - Ice Cream Man

29. Suzi Moon & Billy Hopeless - Communicado

30. The Mums - Rebel Girl

31. The Telepathic Butterflies - Right Through It All

32. The Anderson Council - Alone With You

33. The Jack Cades - Tommy

34. Hamburg Ramones - Punk Rock Radio

35. Berlin Blackouts - Useless Money People

36. The Projectors - You Can Only Wait

37. Les Lullies - Pas De Regrets


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