The year was 1985

Roots of Alternative Podcast

Aug 20 2020 • 38 mins

1985 was a defining year in alternative music as we begin to hear the roots of grunge, metal, and punk as we know it today. Bands like The Smiths, Faith No More, The Cure, Simple Minds, and Tears for Fears set the tone of the year, and to Jack, it's not sounding as dark as 1984. We'll also reflect on Live Aid, the legendary live music/benefit concert that has become known as "the greatest concert ever" and the very controversial cola wars of the decade. Yes, we said cola wars. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rootsofalternative/message See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.