The Secret History of Rock: Episode 003

30 October:  Frankenstein Moon






  1. Definitions
  2. 1985
  3. Whatever Happened To..?
  4. Now and Then
  5. A Chip Off the Old Block–Sort of
  6. Useless Information


  1. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)/Green Day
  2. Roadrunner/Jonathan Richman
  3. We Used to Wait/Arcade Fire
  4. Running Up That Hill/Kate Bush
  5. Don’t You Forget About Me/Simple Minds
  6. I Don’t Like Mondays/Boomtown Rats
  7. Give It Away/Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Arias and Symphonies/The Spoons
  9. Breaking In/Spoons
  10. So in Love/OMD
  11. If You Want It/OMD
  12. London Calling (Live)/The Clash
  13. Rock Star/Hole
  14. Come Out and Play/Offspring
  15. West End Girls/Pet Shop Boys
  16. Out House/Madness

Next week: The Concept of Retro, Medical Mysteries of Music, One Hit Wonders, 1980, The Tricky Issue of Sampling and 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 003

  • October 31, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Good episode. Seemed more flowing than the previous two. You may wish to change "Out House" to "Our House" though…


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