Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 248: Are cause songs a lost cause?

The inspiration for this week’s episode was the release of Robbie Robertson & friends’ cover of “The Weight” for “Playing for Change”. But as long time music industry exec Eric Alper tells us, the interest in rock icons rallying around a cause has been lost, and the 80s may get the blame.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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