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Old 08-25-2022, 04:42 PM   #42
Disco King
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So, you music heads

What are good resources for music history? Do you just read the Wiki pages of bands/styles you're interested in, or read books and blogs and such?

Some folks told me to give The Ongoing History of New Music a try, saying that Alan Cross is one of the best popular music historians in Canada. I listened to two episodes, his two-parter on the history of gothic rock, and it wasn't very much of a deep dive. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, even though I'm not an expert myself. Made me wonder if the rest of his stuff is similarly cursory (not that there's anything wrong with giving cursory overviews of shit… I mean, I spend my time watching YouTube videos that give cursory simplifications of physics because I know that I will likely never pursue a real education in physics).

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