Music

Rock And Roll Alternative

It's the show you loved from back in the day that spawned its own station. George Gimarc has brought back The Rock And Roll Alternative using archival audio from his own tapes and from listeners who captured the R&RA on cassette between 1977-1991. This iconic show is the soundtrack to the underground sounds of the ’80s just as it aired. Take a trip down memory lane with some of the greatest music of the era, and an over-eager 20-something host who loved new music.

September 25, 1983

George visits with the legendary Oingo Boingo in this edition of the Rock and Roll Alternative.

September 18, 1983

George digs through the archives and uncovers this gem from the early 80;s which features new music from Big Country, XTC and a visit from the group Madness.

September 13, 1987

It's pledge week... at least it *was* on the station where this first aired in 1987. Lots of rare tracks in this one. The more that was donated, the rarer the track George would play. Hear from the Sex Pistols, Peter Tosh, Husker Du and more.

September 1. 1985

In this episode, George introduces The Dallas are to Mood 6 while also spinning some early Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen. Set your cassettes to "record" and enjoy.

August 24, 1980

George takes us back to 1980 with Joy Division's most iconic track released just months after a tragic event that changed that band forever. Plus, hear some B-52's, The Clash and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

August 17, 1986

Join George and his Way-Back Machine (TM) as he journeys back to 1986 and his Rock And Roll Alternative show on The Zoo. This show features tracks from True Believes, Guadalcanal Diaries and Timbuk 3.

August 14, 1983

Re-live the Rock and Roll Alternative show from August 14, 1983. George plays new music from Oingo Boingo and The Ramones. He also features cuts from the Violent Femmes, XTC and more. Take a listen.

August 3, 1986

If you were tuned in to The Zoo on August 3, 1986, then you heard George Gimarc playing music you probably didn't hear anywhere else. Cactus World News, Clique along with R.E.M. and The Smiths. Plus, Pete Case and Victoria Williams stop by the studio for a special live set.