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


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