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The Secret History of Rock Show 001 - Banana Fafana

The Secret History of Rock Show 001 - Banana Fafana

Playing tracks by

Nirvana, David Bowie, Oasis, R.E.M., U2 and more.

It's the perfect combination of music and storytelling. The Secret History Of Rock goes through all your favourite 70's, 80's, 90's songs and dives deep into the secret behind the scenes stories of the hits.


Shane Hill


Johnny Bolt

I wish my forklift had a stereo, I'd listen to this all day.


First of all I love your show Alan. I work in an office basically alone and you are my only company during the day once my favorite morning radio host is done his show. I'm noticing however that some of the music audio is really horrible. is it just me? Like I could hardly make out the Alive demo at all. It is the internet however after all... Also song 16 is "with or without you" not "where the streets have no name". Didn't know about that infinite sustain guitar, always wondered what he was playing in that song.

Rachel H
Rachel H

Alan, thank you so much for including The Sweater, it is one of my all-time favourites :) Just a note though, on the track listings above, they have misspelled Meryn Cadell's name (they only have one L). Thanks, well for everything.

Mike Batke

Dear Mr. Cross, I love the new show, but I think your misleading audiences by stating that U2's 'Elevation' is nothing but Edge on the wah pedal. In this song alone he's using three different types of distortion, a flanger, a delay pedal and a wee little bit of wah, mainly used to alter the 'tone' (most treble) portion of the distortion. A better example is Hendrix's "Voodoo Chile (slight return)" or if you were to stick with U2 -- in the intro and solo to "The Fly". I just thought that I'd mention it so your audience can make that 'chicka-chicka wah-wah' as they do their thing through the course of their day. = ]