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Hosted by Q101's Brian Phillips, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Hosted by Q101's Brian Phillips, the History of Alternative digs deep into everything alternative.

    The Story Of Cover Songs

    The Story Of Cover Songs

    A new take on an older song, some cover songs took sonic and lyrical liberties, many connected varying generations of music fans. Not a definitive list here, but a review  of some of the more interesting and impressionable cover songs for Alternative. 
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    • 12 min
    The Story Of 2004

    The Story Of 2004

    A year for pop-punk, emo and scene bands to be seen and heard (mostly on Myspace), two of the biggest albums of all time were released, as were a bunch of danceable imports, one-hit wonders, albums from iconic artists and songs featured on The O.C. This is a quick recap of 2004. 
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    • 10 min
    The Story of 1980's College Rock

    The Story of 1980's College Rock

    An underground vibe with diverse influences, college rock of the 1980s was an inclusive and eclectic genre. Relive some of the "left of the dial" bands and songs here. 

     
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    • 10 min
    The Story Of U2

    The Story Of U2

    Undeniable influence and importance. Global rock stars who have delivered purposeful, anthemic songs. Great champions of social causes, yet when they "gave away" one of their albums, it was a different story. This is the story of four friends from Dublin the world knows as U2. 
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    • 17 min
    The Story of Syncs, Spots and Songs For Hire

    The Story of Syncs, Spots and Songs For Hire

    Artists allowing their music to be used to sell a product unrelated to the music once was an uncool thing. But things changed, economic realities forced new game plans. Explore some of Alternative's notable "hired" songs over the past few decades in this episode. 
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    • 13 min
    The Story Of 1997

    The Story Of 1997

    Grunge, Britpop, Electronic, revivals of ska and swing, Lilith Fair, a few misses and quite a few one-hit wonders, This is the Story of 1997. 
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

jack_ralston ,

Amazing Guests

Join guests like Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s, Humans Were Here, and TLB as he discusses the history of bands. He adds a lot of knowledge to the panel.

Alex_Huang00 ,

History of alternative

So cool to hear Tom higgensons views on pop punk/ alternative music. His new record label, Humans were here has signed so many great artists like Fairview, TLB, and his solo debut Million Miler.

Anon Uh Mouse ,

Guest episodes are very good...

...but the ones with just the hosts, not so much. They should talk more about the music and not random other things.

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