Ongoing History Daily: The Tragically Hip’s Saskadelphia

Last month, the Tragically Hip surprised everyone with an album of new-old music called Saskadelphia featuring material they recorded in the very early 90s for the Road Apples album but never used. These songs were lost for 30 years. Where were they?

There were at least 65 reels of two-inch analogue tape that went missing. Some of them weren’t even labeled. Other were tossed into boxes with tapes from other artists. A few were found in an abandoned mine in Pennsylvania that had been turned into a media storage facility. It took two years to pull this material together.

But the band also knows that there are a couple dozen tapes still unaccounted for. The search continues.

Monday’s Ongoing Daily was on The Beaches

Alan Cross

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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