How does alternative music become classic? Maybe Flashback Alternatives (www.flashbackalternatives.com) can help us puzzle it out. “The Past, Present, and Future of Classic Alternative Music” might be a head-scratching conundrum, but the music is good. We’ve been energized for Monday work with Morrissey, ABC, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, A Flock of Seagulls, and Depeche Mode.
The site is as snappy as the music, and provides a few reason for registering: a chat room which is sometimes active and a request line, to name two. On-site discussion forums are there for deeper conversations, and they also contain show playlists. FA presents over 10 themed shows such as An Alternate Universe, World of Noise, Friday Night Live, Friday Afternoon Bad 70s, and The Unheard Music.
A pop-out player leaves the main page free for poking around. The site sometimes responds a little slowly, but not when you click the Support tab. An elaborate contribution page accepts monthly, annual, and one-time giving.