Ongoing History of New Music

Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music Encore Presentation: If That’s Your REAL Name…

Every once in a while you’ll run across an author who releases a novel under a different name. Stephen King comes to mind with this Richard Bachman novels. Bands have been known to do something similar. It’s not that common, but it does happen.

For example, do you know the real identity behind The Nappies, Dukes of Stratosphear, Foxboro Hot Tubs and 1000 Homo DJs? And then there’s the goofiness that is The Network. Who are they trying to fool? On this week’s show, we’ll get to the truth behind these fake identities.

Songs included in this program:

Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Watching the Detectives

Cult Hero, I’m a Cult Hero

Dukes of Stratosphear, Vanishing Girl

1000 Homo DJs, Supernaut

Passengers, Miss Sarajevo

The Network, Roshambo

Foxboro Hot Tubs, Pedestrian

The Nappies, I Am Your Baby’s Daddy

Eric Wilhite created 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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About the Author

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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