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Published on September 28th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 828: USS, In Their Own Words Part 1

If you’re a fan of a particular artist, you want to know everything you can about them. Maybe you scour things like their official bios, their Wikipedia pages, the entries on Allmusic.com, and maybe read through as many interviews and articles as you can.

All that is fine. But what if there was a way to get more?

When it comes to telling the story of an artist, it is always best if you get the artist to tell you as much of it as they can themselves. Hopefully, you get the unvarnished truth told from the heart by the people who are actually making the music.

That’s all great in theory, but it’s awfully difficult to get everyone in one place at one time. Touring schedules, recording commitments, and the whole matter of life gets in the way. But if there are just two people, then it’s a little easier.

With a bit of wrangling, I managed to get Ash and Jay from USS together in the same studio at the same time. Has their story been told before? Yes, of course–but not like this.

Here is USS in their own words, part 1

Songs on this episode:

USS, Medicine

USS, Yo Hello Hooray (Everyday)

Thred, Ties of Affinity

Quixonic, Funkflash

Dred Bass, Bittersweet Symphony

Team of Captains, Om Sweet Om

USS, Hollow Point Sniper Hyperbole

USS, Laces Out

Eric Wilhite has put together this playlist for us.

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:

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.




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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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