The Secret History of Rock: Episode 002

23 October 2011:  Coffee Rings





This Week’s Topics

  1. Naming Your Band
  2. Adventures in Technology
  3. Going Solo
  4. 1984
  5. Great B-Sides
  6. Useless Information



  1. Wake Up (Live)/Arcade Fire
  2. Starseed/Our Lady Peace
  3. Lips Like Sugar/Echo and the Bunnymen
  4. Fall to Pieces/Velvet Revolver
  5. Tom’s Diner/Suzanne Vega
  6. Groovejet/DJ Spiller
  7. East Wind/Gord Downie
  8. New Orleans is Sinking/Tragically Hip
  9. Two Tribes/Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  10. Listen to the Radio/Pukka Orchestra
  11. Heave/Psychedelic Furs
  12. People Are People/Depeche Mode
  13. How Soon Is Now/Smiths
  14. Dear God/XTC
  15. Uganda Stomp/Battered Wives
  16. April Fool/Chalk Circle
  17. Where It’s At (UNKLE Remix)/Beck

Next week:  Definitions, 1985, Whatever Happened To, Now and Then, Chip Off the Old Block, More Useless information.

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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.

One thought on “The Secret History of Rock: Episode 002

  • December 5, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I find it difficult to navigate around to listen to shows i haven't heard yet and shows i want to revisit and know what show # I'm listenng to. This is making it really hard to back track to show # 1 and catch up where i've only got into the show in the past year. I'm a music geek and i would love to do this with ease


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