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Scott Sandwich’s Obscure Music History is an anthology of the most obscure bands and musicians from popular recorded music. It is guaranteed that you will have never, ever heard of these songs. It’s amazing how you can map out the progressive development of composition, performance and production by following the trail left by the least known and most pathetic performers. All of the information on this website has been meticulously researched, down to the misspelt words in album liner notes. More and more music will be added to this website as more is uncovered. One for each year of recorded popular music. At least. Mostly worthless… but to you, it could be priceless.

Scott Sandwich’s Obscure Music History is an anthology of the most obscure bands and musicians from popular recorded music. It is guaranteed that you will have never, ever heard of these songs. It’s amazing how you can map out the progressive development of composition, performance and production by following the trail left by the least known and most pathetic performers. All of the information on this website has been meticulously researched, down to the misspelt words in album liner notes. More and more music will be added to this website as more is uncovered. One for each year of recorded popular music. At least. Mostly worthless… but to you, it could be priceless.
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Australia

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Scott Sandwich’s Obscure Music History is an anthology of the most obscure bands and musicians from popular recorded music. It is guaranteed that you will have never, ever heard of these songs. It’s amazing how you can map out the progressive development of composition, performance and production by following the trail left by the least known and most pathetic performers. All of the information on this website has been meticulously researched, down to the misspelt words in album liner notes. More and more music will be added to this website as more is uncovered. One for each year of recorded popular music. At least. Mostly worthless… but to you, it could be priceless.

Language:

English

Contact:

+61424948137


Episodes

#16 SPECIAL BROADCAST: Lenny Ziff - Is It Your Love I'm Buying?

5/29/2018
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In this special episode broadcast, we delve into the International Sound & Radio Archives and uncover a long forgotten radio program which also happens to be named "Obscure Music History". The episode explores crooner Lenny Ziff's classic jazz standard 'Is It Your Love I'm Buying?' from the 1920s! || To follow Tom Hogan's new podcast mini-series, Missing Richard Mercer, visit http://missingrichardmercer.com. In this episode, we also name dropped fellow podcasters Welcome To Patchwork -...

Duration:00:10:42

#15: The Actives - It Sucks To Be Peter Best

4/29/2018
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This week we invite back Sandy Kloystrüm from The Actives to talk about the song It Sucks To Be Peter Best, because we just really wanted to see them again. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. And it's a comedy! Produced by Tom Hogan. "It Sucks To Be Peter Best", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts from! For...

Duration:00:09:25

#14: Monster Bait - The Fart Earthquake

4/15/2018
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Looking at music from all angles is our specialty here, and this time we talk to Marc Cook - the producer of Monster Bait's pop punk extravaganza, The Fart Earthquake. What makes a producer tick? || This week special guests: Georgia Kirby, Brendan Kennedy, Liz Hayton, Erin Greenway! || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "The Fart Earthquake", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on...

Duration:00:09:49

#13: Joshua Phoenix - Then You Called My Name

4/1/2018
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Enigmatic singer-songwriter Joshua Phoenix doesn't only give insight into his process, but also some advice for all young songwriters everywhere. We investigate his natural power over an audience with the live recording of his pop-acoustic balled, "Then You Called My Name". || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Then You Called My Name", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes...

Duration:00:09:47

#12: Val Dormand Quintet - Hug Me & Take My Honey [WARNING: Disclaimer]

3/18/2018
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This week we bring out the most controversial song we could find, due to it's horrific context which requires the use of excessive explicit language and lurid adult content. [WARNING: This episode has a disclaimer.] || This week's special guest: Jason L'Ecuyer! With special thanks to Hazel Kitson. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. And it's a comedy! Produced by Tom Hogan. "Hug Me & Take My Honey", and all music from Obscure...

Duration:00:09:52

#11: Rufus Grave - No Alms For No Arms

3/4/2018
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We pull famous recluse, Rufus Grave, out of their hovel to discuss the moody balladeer's career, with special attention to the turmoil of success in creativity, and a song about an empathetic existential crisis; "No Alms For No Arms". || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "No Alms For No Arms", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:11:08

#10 LIVE!: Tommy Hoggins - Go Go Go (Dance Dance Dance)

2/4/2018
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It's our first ever LIVE SHOW!!! The crowd was amazing in the concert hall, and really brought the house down as we interviewed Tommy Hoggins (no relation)about his angry dance soundtrack, "Go Go Go (Dance Dance Dance)"! || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Go Go Go (Dance Dance Dance)", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:15:31

#9: The Swooning - Boneshaker

1/14/2018
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We welcome back George Greggenmeyer to help solve the mystery of The Swooning's operatic metal prog masterpiece "Boneshaker". Greggenmeyer attacks the song from all angles, but even an academic genius needs to enlist help sometimes... || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Boneshaker", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe on Stitcher or Apple Podcasts or...

Duration:00:11:22

#8: K.o.K - Pony Time

1/7/2018
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Rap troupe K.o.K providing in-depth insight into the conceptual production behind their breakout hit "Pony Time", including a rap-genius line-by-line breakdown of Zag-F's opening verse... Don't say we didn't warn you. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Pony Time", and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe to the podcast from wherever you get your podcasts...

Duration:00:11:16

#7: Mickey Hickson - Everything's Gonna Be Alright

12/31/2017
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We ask charity stadium rock billionaire jerkface Mickey "King" Hickson if everything is really going to be alright, and he tells us: Yes. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe to the podcast from wherever you get your podcasts from! For more information, visit...

Duration:00:11:18

#6 HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)

12/22/2017
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It's a classic non-demoninational holiday special episode, so we go off book and find a music historian to explain their favourite holiday musical moment. George Greggenmeyer shares his bootleg recording of "Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)", and we find out about the historic inaccuracies behind The Little Drummer Boy. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)", and all music from...

Duration:00:09:36

#5: The Pink Smudges - Found A Dollar, Found A Dime

12/17/2017
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In this tell-all interview, barbershop quartet The Pink Smudges open up, divulging the tragic details of how they came to be. This emotional interview explores notions of national identity, and parenthood, underlying their old timey single "Found A Dollar, Found A Dime". || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. The Pink Smudges, and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and...

Duration:00:06:32

#4: Jesse Brooks - Sexually Ambiguous Person

12/10/2017
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One-hit-wonder Jesse Brooks explores the the socio-political issues that influenced the songwriting process behind "Sexually Ambiguous People", regarding the price of fame, and whether or not the song has a bass line. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. Jesse Brooks, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. For more information, visit ObscureMusicHistory.com.

Duration:00:08:46

#3: Kenny & Richards - I Remember (Marty The Matador)

12/3/2017
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Iconic musical theatre duo, Kenny & Richards, get nostalgic over "I Remember", taken from their musical Marty The Matador, disseminating complex music theory throughout their candid conversation. || "Marty The Matador" poster design by Edmund Iffland - https://edmundiffland.com/ || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. Kenny & Richards, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on...

Duration:00:11:38

#2: The Actives - Have You Read My Book?

11/26/2017
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Sandy Kloystrüm, principal songwriter for The Actives, discusses the four piece band returning to their roots. She explains the relationship between their song "Have You Read My Book?" and the search for a single unifying theory of the universe. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. The Actives, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. For more information,...

Duration:00:10:13

#1: Roger Gluible - One Less Shadow

11/19/2017
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Roger Gluible talks us through his transition from the world of performance art, and how it influenced his songwriting career, with a focus on his emotional single, "One Less Shadow". || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. Roger Gluible, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. For more information, visit ObscureMusicHistory.com.

Duration:00:10:04