The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 874: The Headstones, In Their Own Words, Part 1

At one time, The Headstones were the scariest bands in Canadian music. They scared audiences, they scared record companies–hell, they scared themselves.

Many words were used to described them. Intense. Self-destructive. Dangerous. But the word the group like the most was “ferocious.” That’s an understatement.

It’s not only amazing that the group is still with us but that everyone is still alive.

I managed to corral Hugh, Trent, and Tim from the band and had them tell the story of The Headstones as they saw it.

Strap in. This is going to get intense.

Songs on this program (all by The Headstones)

  • Leave It All Behind
  • Cemetery
  • Tweeter and the Monkey Man
  • Unsound
  • Cubically Contained
  • Smile and Wave
  • Without a Sound

Eric Wilhite has this playlist for us.

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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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