Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 844: The Arkells in their own words, part 2

When you’re in a band and things begin to take off, life starts to move pretty fast. Days start to blur as you move from a gig to the studio, from the studio to the van, and back to playing gig after gig.

Unless you have someone to document what’s happening, you run the risk of forgetting a lot of when you went through, both in terms of the good stuff and the bad

One way to combat that is through talk therapy–or at least my version of it. This involves getting the entire band together at the same time and getting them to talk about their experiences. Once everyone starts to reminisce, the memories start flooding back.

That’s what I was hoping for with Arkells when all five guys assembled for a long talk. This is part two of Arkells: In Their Own Words.

Songs heard on this show (all songs by Arkells)

Michigan Left


Leather Jacket (acoustic)

Private School

Drake’s Dad

Knockin’ at the Door

People’s Champ (Live)

A full playlist has been provided by Eric Wilhite.

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Alan Cross

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