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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


Episodes

#14: Val Dormand Quintet - Hug Me & Take My Honey [with Disclaimer]

4/15/2018
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This week we bring out the most controversial song we could find, with its flippant use of swear words and adult content. WARNING: This episode has a disclaimer. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating historic rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Hug Me & Take My Honey", 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 more information,...

Duration:00:09:37

#13: Monster Bait - The Fart Earthquake

4/1/2018
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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? || 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 iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher or wherever you get your...

Duration:00:09:49

#12: Joshua Phoenix - Then You Called My Name

3/4/2018
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He's a fan of himself, and (now that he's on the show) he's also a fan of the show! It's the enigmatic and unique acoustic singer-songwriter Joshua Phoenix! In this episode, he doesn't only give us insight into his process, but also some advice for all young songwriters everywhere. || 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...

Duration:00:09:47

#11: Rufus Grave - No Alms For No Arms

2/18/2018
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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...

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 to the podcast from wherever...

Duration:00:11:22

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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Pony Time", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. Subscribe to the podcast from...

Duration:00:11:16

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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. 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...

Duration:00:11:23

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)

12/22/2017
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It's a Christmas Special, so we go off book and find a music historian to explain their favourite Christmas musical moment - "Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)", and we find out about the conspiracies behind The Little Drummer Boy. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. "Ho Ho Ho (It's Your Mum)", and all music from Obscure Music History, are available on iTunes and Spotify. For...

Duration:00:09:28

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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. The Pink Smudges, and all music from Obscure Music History, are...

Duration:00:06:26

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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. Jesse Brooks, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. For more information,...

Duration:00:08:43

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. || Obscure Music History is a podcast investigating the anthology of rarities and B-sides of unpopular music. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. Kenny & Richards, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and Spotify. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:11:34

The Actives - Have You Read My Book?

11/26/2017
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Sandy Kloystrum, 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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. Produced by Tom Hogan. The Actives, and all music from Obscure Music History, is available on iTunes and...

Duration:00:10:07

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. Hosted by Scott Sandwich. 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:00:09:58

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