Oral History

IDM

The IDM List Gave Intelligent Dance Music Its Name and Geeky Legacy

Musicians and fans look back on the niche online hub they cultivated 25 years ago, and how it framed dance music that wasn't really for dancefloors.
Sam Davies
8.1.18
Fandom Week

An Oral History of Despair Faction, AFI's Tight-Knit Fan Forum

Key message board members look back on how the now-defunct site created marriages, friendships and, um, lifetime MTV event bans.
Aideen O'Flaherty
9.27.17
Noisey News

Third Eye Blind’s Ex-Guitarist Says Liam Gallagher Once ‘Threatened to Stab Him’

Hey, it was the 90s!
Lauren O'Neill
4.7.17
brief histories

Waiting For "Wolves" CDQ: The Oral History of a Kanye West Song

One man celebrates the one year anniversary of waiting for Kanye West’s “Wolves” CDQ.
Jabbari Weekes
2.10.16
Longreads Or Whatever

Never Meant: The Complete Oral History of American Football

The members look back at their brief time together, and accidentally creating one of the most influential records of its time.
TJ Kliebhan
2.2.16
2005 week

We Want the Airwaves: An Oral History of Indie 103.1, Commercial Radio’s Greatest Failed Experiment

A decade after its heyday, Indie's legacy stands as a last-ditch effort to revive commercial alternative radio.
Liz Ohanesian
9.19.15
Interviews

Part IV: The Complete and Oral History of Legendary Rock Doc Series 'The Decline of Western Civilization'

Here is the fourth and final installment of the complete oral history of "The Decline of Western Civilization."
Tony Rettman
7.2.15
Interviews

Part II: The Complete Oral History of Legendary Rock Doc Series 'The Decline of Western Civilization'

The second part of our oral history deals with the filming of the documentary, the chaos that ensued at those shows, and the sad demise of Germs vocalist, Darby Crash.
Tony Rettman
6.17.15
Longreads Or Whatever

The Love or the Money: An Oral History of Toronto's Caribana

We compiled interviews with everyone involved in the festival all the way back to 1966.
Dalton Higgins
5.26.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Untitled (An Oral History of D'Angelo)

Talking to friends, collaborators, and colleagues to connect the dots between D'Angelo the artist and D'Angelo the man.
Dan Buyanovsky
10.6.14