The Ledge #509: RIP Mark Lanegan and Don Craine

Bring a thimble and I’ll pour my thoughts out – Paul Westerberg, “How Can You Like Him?”

Mark Lanegan is in my opinion the most artistic of all of the grunge-era lead vocalists. While the vast majority of his brethren rarely travelled out of their safe zone, Lanegan was a musical shape shifter throughout his entire career. There was simply not a genre he wouldn’t attempt, nor did it seem like he ever said no to a collaborator. The first half of the show consists of long sets devoted to his solo career and also a taste of those collaborations.
Then just a couple of hours before showtime came the news that Downliners Scet leader Don Craine had also passed away. Never heard of the Sect? You’re loss. Please go do some research after listening to tonight’s show. The set dedicated to him not only includes some of the great tracks of their mid-60s glory years but also a couple of great collaborations with Billy Childish.
Filling up the rest of the show are some of the tunes originally slated for tonight’s show, including a number of tracks from a fabulous collection of 60s garage rock. Did you know that Jerry Mathers of Leave It To Beaver was in a band? You do now!
I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. 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. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher…or


1. Mark Lanegan, Where Did You Sleep Last Night
2. Mark Lanegan, Little Sadie
3. Mark Lanegan Band, Methamphetamine Blues
4. Mark Lanegan Band, The Gravedigger’s Song
5. Mark Lanegan, Constant Waiting
6. Mark Lanegan, Ketamine
7. Mark Lanegan, Grey Goes Black
8. The Gutter Twins, Idle Hands
9. Twilight singers, Flashback (w/ Mark Lanegan)
10. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, You won’t Let Me Down Again
11. James Williamson, Wild Love (w. Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)
12. Mark Lanegan, Man in the Long Black Coat
13. Yo La Tengo, I Wanna Be Your Lover
14. Sonic Youth, I’m Not There
15. Stephen Malkmus & The Million Dollar Bashers, Maggie’s Farm
16. The Hold Steady, Can You Please Crawl out Your Window?
17. Downliners Sect, Be A Sect Maniac
18. Downliners Sect, Cadillac
19. Downliners Sect, Brand New Cadillac
20. Thee Headcoats Sect, I Got Love If You Want It
21. Thee Headcoats Sect, Strychnine
22. F.U.2, Rock Club (Down the Roxy)
23. F.U.2, Sniffin’ Glue
24. The Fire Escape, Psychotic Reaction
25. The Fire Escape, Talk Talk
26. The Flamin’ Groovies, Slow Death
27. Beaver & The Trappers, Happiness Is Havin’
28. The Pullice, I’m a Lover Not a Fighter
29. The Sloths, Makin’ Love
30. The Second Helping, Let Me In
31. Hollis Brown, Doncha Bother Me
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