Making an album is straightforward, right? You write some song, go into a studio and a few months later, something gets released. And 99% of the time, that’s exactly what happens.
All right, what about that final 1%?
Those are the times when someone goes into a studio, starts working on an album and then for whatever reason, nothing gets released. Time, money and energy is poured into a project and out the other end comes…nothing.
There are a surprising a number of lost albums, records that were made (or at least partially made) that will never, ever see the light of day. And they involve some very big names.
These are the lost albums of alt-rock.
Songs heard on this show include:
Rivers Cuomo, Superfriend
Bad Radio, I’m Alive
Late!, Color Pictures of a Marigold
Weezer, Tired of Sex
Oasis, Live Forever (Unplugged)
Beastie Boys, Railroad Blues
Dave Matthews Band, Grey Street
Green Day, Cigarettes and Valentines
A Perfect Circle, Passive
Zach de la Rocha, We Want It All
Eric Wilhite has, as usual, created a playlist for us.
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