Ongoing History of New Music

Published on October 23rd, 2015 | by Alan Cross


The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 731: Bent Bands

There are some artists about which you might say

You know what I mean? And you probably have a list of such artists rolling in your head right now: groups that are a bit…bent. Odd. Weird. Far left-of-centre. Eccentric. But they’re not novelty acts; they just look at the world through very strange eyes.

I’ve assembled eleven such acts–eleven because it’s appropriate that we pick an odd number–from the alt-rock world that plumb the more bizarre reaches of alt-rock.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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6 Responses to The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 731: Bent Bands

  1. Chad says:

    On the podcast there was mention of a full playlist and so added songs. Any chance this is still coming? I realized that this is most of the music I listened to growing up and am looking for more that I missed.

  2. Loren says:

    Any chance we could get the playlist migrated to Spotify, since rdio is no more? That’d be awesome!

  3. Alana Lushaw says:

    Funny, I had been drafting an email with a suggestion of an episode of obscure bands which of had listed a few that were on this episode. Glad I didn’t send it as you already nailed it! To add to it, I had also thrown in GWAR and Barenaked Ladies to the list. This was a great episode!

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