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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 773: The Rise and Fall and Rise of blink-182 Part 1

The Christmas break is over, meaning that it’s time for long series of brand new Ongoing History shows. The year starts with a super-in-depth look at blink-182, a three-parter that looks at everything the band has been through since they got together in San Diego in the early 90s. There’s plenty of personal drama, record company issues and even a jet plane crash where plenty of people die. Man, you can’t make this stuff up.

Songs features in this week’s show (all by blink-182, of course):

Reebok Commercial

Marlboro Man



Wasting Time



What’s My Age Again

All the Small Things

Adam’s Song

Aliens Exist

Eric Wilhite has kindly created this Spotify playlist featuring songs from the show.

And what’s this? A podcast version of the show on iTunes?

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, 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.

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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