The Ledge #553: Miscellany

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

Of course, there’s also this week’s selection for the “52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks” subtheme. I’ve got a homegrown talent by the name of Link West, and his mainly acoustic version is a really nice change of pace. He also contributed a little piece of spoken word audio where he talks of his love of the song and his history of playing it in his original band in Columbus, Ohio. He describes the tune as “50% bubblegum, 50% booty call”. I can’t argue with that.
Link West’s version marks a run of (at least) three straight weeks of listener contributions, but of course I always want more. Nothing would make me happier than an entire year of brand new versions of one of my favorite songs of all time. If you don’t have the capabilities to record your own cover, please reach out to any musician friends to contribute their version. If you have any questions, or if you have a version set to go, please contact me at paulisded@gmail.com
1. Link West, Teenage Kicks
2. Yardbirds, Over, Under, Sideways, Down
3. Jeff Beck, Shapes Of Things
4. Jeff Beck, Plynth (Water Down The Drain)
5. Son Volt, Driving The View
6. Lou Reed, Satellite of Love
7. Big Star, The Ballad Of El Goodo
8. Cheap Trick, Down on the Bay
9. Televisionaries, Curmudgeon
10. Televisionaries, Quarter After 8
11. The Maharajas, Don’t Need You Baby
12. The Memories, It Was A Hot Afternoon
13. Jaill, The Stroller
14. Baby Shakes, She’s A Star
15. The Melmacs, Can’t You See
16. Fuzzbubble, Cult Stars from Mars
17. Geoff Palmer, Cha-Ching
18. Brad Marino, Brain Gone Dead
19. The Dogmatics, Don’t Break My Heart
20. M Ross Perkins, Funeral For A Satellite
21. Psychic Ills, Coca-Cola Blues
22. Thee Oh Sees, I Come From The Mountain
23. Ty Segall, Inside Your Heart
24. The Stooges, Gimme Danger
25. undertones, Jimmy Jimmy
26. Joey Ramone, I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)
27. The Rezillos, I Can’t Stand My Baby
28. The Damned, Smash It Up, parts 1 & 2
29. The Tearaways, Charlie, Keith and Ringo
30. The Amplifier Heads, Rock Rules
31. Rob Moss and Skin-Tight Skin, Rock ‘n’ Roll Ralphs
32. Dead Boys, High Tension Wire
33. The Jam, Girl On The Phone
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