The Ledge #583: New Releases
The Ledge has always been known to enjoy music from all over the world. This month's new release episode, however, goes ever further than usual. Yes, we have new tunes from many of the usual suspects - Canada, Australia, England, Sweden, etc. But this month we expand that a little bit and have tunes from Indonesia and Japan! (Ok, Japanese rock and roll is not so unusual in these parts, but you get the picture.)
There's also the usual mix of long-awaited returns (Uni Boys, Wreckless Eric), and new (at least to me) artists such as Hurry, Young Francis Hi Fi, and Dennis Cometti. There's a set devoted to a trio of solo artists who have shared the stage countless times over the years (Brad Marino, Geoff Palmer, and Kurt Baker), and who always seem to have new records right around the same time.
We also have a sneak peak of the upcoming Replacements box set, Tim: Let It Bleed Edition. The "cello version" of "Can't Hardly Wait" was actually a Paul Westerberg demo with Twin/Tone secretary Michelle Kinney on cello. The box set comes out on September 22, and as you may imagine, I...ok, I won't go with the obvious wordplay
Speaking of The Replacements, this week's edition of "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks" is a super rare version by Tommy Stinson, recorded at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee on August 28, 2003. Super rare, as in a fan recording. Don't tell anyone!
As I do every week, 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. Tommy Stinson - Teenage Kicks
2. The Creep Arounds - Teenage Kicks
3. The Cowboys - Johnny Drives A Beater
4. The Natvral - Carolina
5. Uni Boys - Let's watch a movie
6. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Cello Version)
7. Hurry - Didn’t Have To Try
8. Wreckless Eric - Standing Water
9. Wreckless Eric - Zoom (Glittering in the Sun)
10. Brad Marino - Lucy
11. Geoff Palmer - Give It Up
12. Kurt Baker - Hittin' Rock Bottom
13. Kurt Baker - Rock 'n' Roll Club
14. The Cornfed Project - Milwaukee
15. The Gypsy Moths - A Six Man Bicycle
16. The Cruzados - Johnny Pay To Play
17. The Routes - Ever Fallen In Love... (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
18. The Routes - Oh Shit!
19. Nine Pound Hammer - Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio
20. Nine Pound Hammer - Gimme Shelter
21. Catch As Catch Can - Medium Rare
22. Cyanide Pills - Low Budget Rock 'n' Roll
23. TELEKRIMEN - El Circo del Brujo
24. Dirty Ass - Tantrum
25. Dennis Cometti - John Citizen
26. Strange Attractor - It's A Girl
27. Young Francis Hi Fi - Short Hair Girl
28. The Mystic Tension - Snob Chick
29. Star Collector - Crashin'
30. Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Empire
31. Baby Jesus - Don't Pass Me By
32. Thee Oh Sees - Intercepted Message
33. Thee Oh Sees - Sleazoid Psycho
34. Not Yetis - This Place is for Fun