The Ledge #584: Birthday Week!

When I put together each and every episode of The Ledge, I try really hard not to repeat myself too much. If I play a new single one week, the next I'll more than likely air a b-side or album track. Certain songs do end up appearing in multiple shows, but more than likely due to whatever themes I've selected.

That fact has always been in the back of my mind whenever I put on birthday shows. Obviously, during my birthday week I want a show of nothing but my favorite songs of all time, but at the same time I don't want to repeat that same show each and every year. But it dawned on me earlier today that repeating myself once a year is no big deal! Who remembers what I aired a year ago?

Plus, honestly, while I have not doublechecked, I'm sure this year's birthday celebration of my favorite songs is quite unlike previous editions. My tastes are ever-evolving. Some artists have emerged as new favorites. Others have maybe dropped down a peg or two. Plus, I'll admit to purposely selecting different tunes by perennial favorites. Let's be real. I can play almost any song by bands like The Clash or The Ramones...or almost every band in tonight's show.

As for the "52 weeks of Teenage Kicks", I've got a relative rrity from Hagfish. Originally released on 1995's Happiness EP, it also appeared on European versions of their second album, Hagfish Rocks Your Lame Ass. (And since this was my birthday show, I ended the episode with The Undertones original.  

And like 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. Hagfish - Teenage Kicks

2. The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else

3. Rolling Stones - Loving Cup

4. The Pretty Things - L.S.D.

5. The Creation - Making Time

6. The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone 

7. The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action

8. Big Star - September Gurls

9. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

10. The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet

11. Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World

12. The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man (Mono Version)

13. New York Dolls - Personality Crisis

14. Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - One Track Mind

15. Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

16. The Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

17. Sex Pistols - Lonely Boy

18. The Clash - Stay Free

19. Elvis Costello - (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

20. Nick Lowe - They Called It Rock

21. Graham Parker - Discovering Japan

22. R.E.M. - I Believe

23. X - The New World

24. Superchunk - Slack Motherfucker

25. Archers Of Loaf - Wrong

26. The Saints - I'm Stranded

27. Hoodoo Gurus - I Want You Back

28. The Church - The Unguarded Moment 

29. The Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies

30. Runaways - Cherry Bomb

31. The Patti Smith Group - Dancing Barefoot

32. Liz Phair - Fuck And Run

33. Lydia LovelessReally Wanna See You

34. The Replacements - Color Me Impressed

35. The Replacements - Satellite

36. Bash & Pop - Never Aim To Please

37. Paul Westerberg - 2 Days 'Til Tomorrow

38. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks


KARK said…
Hi Scott,

The link to download the show refers to last week's show. You may want to fix that.

Anyway, thanks for all your shows. They always bring me lots of joy and help me a lot in discovering interesting artists that are new to me.

Scott said…
Ooops!!! Thanks, Albert, i'll get that fixed. And double thanks for the kind words!

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