Part two of The Ledge’s look at SST Records focuses on the second half of the 80’s. There are a few big names involved, including Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Buffalo Tom, and future grunge major label heroes Screaming Trees and Soundgarden. There’s a look at the last few Black Flag albums, along with the Greg Ginn solo project Gone. There are also a few veterans of the music scene, including Divine Horsemen, Volcano Suns, and the first solo releases by Husker Du’s Grant Hart. Once again, special thanks must go to Jim Ruland for his fabulous book, Corporate Rock Sucks: The Rise & Fall of SST Records, which inspired this series of episodes.
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!
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