The Ledge #619: New Release (Pt. 2)

This month's second part of the monthly new release series is bookended by a pair of...well, let's be honest...pretty bizarre cover albums. The first set contains tracks from the "new" duets album by Glen Campbell. How can it be new when he's been dead since 2017? Well, in 2011 he released an album, Ghost On the Canvas (his 61st!), that featured his versions of songs by artists you would never think he'd even acknowledge. For this new one, Glen Campbell Duets: Ghost on the Canvas Sessions, the producers have brought in other artists to add their vocals. I just couldn't stomach the idea of Sting singing a Paul Westerberg song, so I went with a couple of different tracks. How did Exene and John Doe from X end up on "Any Trouble"? And does anyone really believe that country star Eric Church has even heard of Guided By Voices? It just doesn't seem possibe.

As if that's not crazy enough, the last main set of the show features a handful of tracks from a new tribute album released by Cleopatra Records. Punk Floyd - A Tribute To Pink Floyd features exactly what the title says - punk bands covering tunes by that awful band that was one of the reasons punk rock even happened in the late 70s. Oh well. At least the versons are fun.

But there's some great covers also included. There's two tracks from the upcoming tribute to the Rolling Stones called Jem Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards. There's also a fabulous duet between Tom Baker and the late Justine Covault on Steve Earle's "You're Still Standing There". It's not just a covers show, though, as there's some great Americana, power pop, punk, and good ol' rock and roll. 


1. The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Learning To Love A Band

2. Glen Campbell - Hold On Hope (feat. Eric Church)

3. Glen Campbell - Any Trouble (feat. X)

4. Paul Collins - Tell Me

5. The Midnight Callers - Jumpin' Jack Flash

6. Tom Baker featuring Justine Covault - You're Still Standing There

7. J Prozac - Problems

8. Diablogato - Lost Highway

9. The Wynotts - Hey, Sharon

10. Aaron Lee Tasjan - The Drugs Did Me

11. Aaron Lee Tasjan - I Love America Better Than You

12. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - East of East

13. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds - The Boy Had It All

14. The Armoires - We Absolutely Mean It 

15. The chrisVandalay Project - Better Than Before

16. Little Roger - Does Susie Like Boys

17. Go Dog Go - Shout It Loud

18. Sin City - Gin & Tonic

19. Local Drags - Left In The Sun

20. VACATION - I Was a New York Ranger

21. Shiny Beasts - Pure Grain Alcohol

22. Fucked Up - Cops

23. Real Losers - My Rocket Radio

24. The Hallions - Attack

25. Yobs - Wasted

26. The Yum Yums - Do You Like Me

27. The Yum Yums - Baby Doll

28. The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs - Wake Up

29. UK Subs - Comfortably Numb

30. Peter & The Test Tube Babies - Bike

31. The Queers - See Emily Play

32. The Vibrators - Arnold Layne

33. Angry Samoans - Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2

34. The Peawees - The Wolf


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