Published on July 13th, 2018 | by Alan Cross1
The Ongoing History of New Music encore presentation: Hidden tracks and Easter eggs
You have music you don’t know about and never asked for. And no, I’m not talking about a U2 album. It’s the stuff that’s buried in your CD collection places you would never, ever think to look. Welcome to the world of hidden tracks, those pits of audio that secreted away like Easter eggs on CDs and even vinyl. This week, we’re going to go on a hunt for this mystery audio, uncovering some ultra-cool material (I’m looking at you, Arcade Fire and Tool.)
Here’s a playlist featuring some hidden tracks. Not all of them are featured in the show, but all of them are mysterious in their own way.
Catherine Wheel, The Spirit of Radio
Nirvana, Endless, Nameless
The Clash, Train in Vain
Cracker, Eurotrash Girl
STP, The Second Album
Offspring, Come Out and Play (Reprise)
Green Day, All By Myself
Arcade Fire, A strange untitled backwards song on Reflektor.
Nick Cave, Time Jesum Transeuntum et Non Riverentum
Chris Carter, Spoken word track from The X-Files movie soundtrack
Tool, The weird hidden track from Undertow
Eric Wilhite found a way to create a playlist from this mish-mash.
Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
- WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown The show runs at 11 am Sunday. This, by the way, is a great option for American listeners who are prevented from listening to the show live because of geo-blocking,
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.