The Ledge #537: TwinTone Records

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

Many people think of only bands such as The Replacements, The Suburbs, and Soul Asylum when thinking about this label. Oh no, there is so much more. There is such a wealth that even this two hour episode misses out on some great, great releases. But I did what I could.
Just like with the first SST episode, the initial 45 minutes or so are a chronological look at the label’s early releases. Singles by not only The Suburbs but Fingerprints, Curtiss A, and The Pistons. Later in the show I’ve got some favorite tracks by The Phones, The Magnolias, and The Feelies, along with an early release by The Jayhawks.
I did refrain from including material from the many sub-labels that were in the TwinTone empire. Maybe that could be a future show?
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. The Suburbs, Prehistoric Jaws
2. Spooks, Laugh It Up (It’s All A Big Joke Anyway)
3. The Fingerprints, (Now I Wanna Be a) Space Girl
4. The Fingerprints, Down
5. The Jets, Lover Boy
6. Suicide Commandos, Attacking The Beat
7. The Suburbs, World War III
8. Curtiss A, I Don’t Wanna Be President
9. The Fingerprints, Smiles For Sale
10. The Pistons, Investigations
11. Curtiss A, Afraid
12. The Suburbs, Baby Heartbeat
13. The Suburbs, Cigarette In Backwards
14. The Suburbs, Waiting
15. The Replacements, I’m in Trouble 
16. The Replacements, Go
17. The Replacements, Take Me Down To The Hospital
18. The Replacements, Favorite Thing
19. The Replacements, I’ll Be There
20. Safety Last, Hopped Up Bop
21. Safety Last, Red Rocket
22. The Slickee Boys, When I Go to the Beach
23. Form, It Happens That Way
24. The Phones, Modern Man
25. The Phones, Waiting On Patience
26. The Feelies, Slipping (Into Something)
27. The Feelies, Sedan Delivery 
28. Soul Asylum, Draggin Me Down
29. Soul Asylum, Made To Be Broken
30. Soul Asylum, Just Plain Evil
31. Soul Asylum, Jukebox Hero
32. The Magnolias, One More Reason
33. The Magnolias, When I’m not
34. The Magnolias, Shirley’s Looking Down
35. The Jayhawks, Sioux City
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