About ten days ago, I sat in on a talk by producer Steve Lillywhite who went off on a jag about the importance of the independent music scene.
“Every musical trend starts with the indies,” he said, “because they’re in the street, not up in the towers.” This, in a nutshell, is the history and role of independent record labels and indie artists.
The next four Ongoing History shows are going to riff on this topic, specifically the contributions the people behind this part of the industry have made the growth and evolution of our music.
For this episode, we’ll rely on the following to tell the story:
The Killers, “Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll”
Velvet Underground, “I’m Waiting for the Man”
Bob Marley, “Jamming”
The Police, “Next to You”
Jonathan Richman, “Roadrunner”
Ramones, “Blitzkrieg Bop”
Talking Heads, “Psycho Killer”
Sex Pistols, “Anarchy in the UK”
The Damned, “New Rose”
Stiff Little Fingers, “Alternative Ulster”
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- Power 97 Winnipeg (Coming soon!)
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver (Coming soon!)
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.