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A lifelong music collector, Scott Hudson brings his years of expertise as he babbles about new and old indie, punk, and garage rock.

The Ledge (mp3) Scott Hudson

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    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

A lifelong music collector, Scott Hudson brings his years of expertise as he babbles about new and old indie, punk, and garage rock.

    The Ledge #434: New Releases

    The Ledge #434: New Releases

    This is another of those new release episodes that featured some last minute additions. Thanks to another Bandcamp day where 100% of all proceeds go to the artists, a number of artists surprised fans with new music. There was a new Cloud Nothings album. A return by The Baseball Project. A great new sampler to help save the rewnowned Cat’s Cradle club in North Carolina.
    All of these great surprises just made what was already a fabulous collection of new music even that much better. This month sees the return of The Jayhawks, some great new bands such as Country Westerns, and a lengthy set of the usual awesomeness that routinely comes from Rum Bar Records!
    After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    The Ledge #433: Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    The Ledge #433: Best Albums of 2020 (So Far)

    The world may be ending but great music lives forever. Despite everything that has gone on this year there has still been a steady stream of fabulous albums released. Tonight’s show is a look at the 40 best albums released in the first half of 2020. Well, that was the intention but it was discovered that one record included tonight was actually first put out in 2008. So it’s the 39 best albums of the year, along with one of the best reissues. It’s a great mix of artists still in their teens up to that grand old man named Bob Dylan. There’s punk, Americana, power pop, postpunk, and garage rock. It’s Scott music for Scott people!
    After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 2 hr 35 min
    The Ledge #432: Covers

    The Ledge #432: Covers

    Once a year or so, I like to put together a show of nothing but covers. Partly due to COVID-19 this year has already seen more of these sorts of tracks than ever before. Bands have put out full albums or EP’s of covers; labels have upped the ante in tribute records. As always, there’s also the well-placed rave-up of classic tunes on regular albums and singles.
    Tonight collects the cream of these sorts of releases, with all but two tracks coming from 2020 releases. (I couldn’t resist including the old Redd Kross cover of the Stones’ “Citadel” after buying the vinyl this week.) There are surprise covers albums by The Dollyrots, D.I., and Built To Spill (a great tribute to the late Daniel Johnston). Add to that some great tribute releases, including a fabulous tribute to Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl”, and you have an extremely fun couple of hours.
    After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    The Ledge #431: New Releases, Pt. 2

    The Ledge #431: New Releases, Pt. 2

    As I said last week, there have been so many great releases in the last few weeks that this month’s new release episode was forced to expand to two episodes. Quality-wise, there’s no difference between the two episodes. In fact, it could be argued that this episode is more varoius than last week’s as it flows in and out of punk, post-punk, power pop, jangle-pop, experimental pop, psych, and even a nod to folk thanks to some of the last recordings by legendary rockers The Pretty Things.
    After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    The Ledge #430: New Releases (Pt. 1)

    The Ledge #430: New Releases (Pt. 1)

    I didn’t expect this month’s new release show to be a two part extravaganza. But as I was throwing songs into the play folder for this week’s show I suddenly realized I had way too many tracks for one show. So once again, next week I’ll be playing another two hours of brand new music.
    Of course, it really helped strengthen the folder with the surprise releases from a couple of old favorites. First we saw Bob Mould preview his upcoming 14th solo album with the release of the blistering “American Crisis”, and just 24 hours later Elvis Costello suddenly dropped a new song called “No Flag”. And if that’s not enough for surprise drops, Ledge favorite Pavid Vermin suddenly had a new record of covers from Lookout Records releases!
    After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis

    The Ledge #429: More Minneapolis

    After last week’s Minneapolis edition of my favorite songs of all time I was contacted by a ton of listeners with their own favorites of the great city. With that sort of response I coudn’t help but doing a sequel consisting of nothing but their favorites.
    And it was a great decisions, as Ledge listeners are the best listeners. The result is a show much more varied than the one I put together last week. It begins with the great 60’s classic, “Action Woman” by The Litter, and meanders through all sorts of great artists from the last 40 years. The last few tracks showcase how the city continues to provide fabulous and varied music.
    This show goes out to everybody in Minneapolis. Our thoughts are with you in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. After listening, please go purchase those tracks you enjoy! These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs.

    • 2 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

hotsaucethefish ,

Hell yeah!

The best music podcast out there! Garage, punk, post-punk, Scott knows knows what he likes and plays it - no compromise. New music and older gems are always welcome. I discover so many artist, band, and songs from this podcast. Scott’s show is indispensable to me!

SmallPotatoes4u ,

Good stuff!

I came here looking for a Replacements podcast, but found so much more than that! This podcast is great for binge listening, but could still use a bit more Replacements!

gswhite71 ,

Brilliant

Amazing blend of great American punk and classic indie rock.

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