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February 16, 2016

This Song: Ian Astbury of the Cult // P.T. Banks

By: Elizabeth McQueen

Ian Astbury of The Cult explains the powerful effect that David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” had on him when he was 10 years old and P.T. Banks talks about how Paul Simon’s “Everything Put Together Falls Apart,” helped him understand life, substance abuse and death.

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Watch the video for “Hinterland” by The Cult

Watch the video for “Deeply Ordered Chaos” by the Cult

Watch the video for “Dark Energy” but the Cult

Check out the Cult’s Tour dates

Check out P.T. Banks Live Studio 1A Performance

Download P.T. Banks “Resurrection” as part of KUTX’s “Song of the Day” feature.

Watch P.T. Banks perform ‘West Was Won” on VuHaus

Listen to Laurie Gallardo interview P.T. Banks

Listen to the songs featured in this episode of “This Song”.



April 30, 2020

This Song: Beth Ditto (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Beth Ditto, former lead singer of the band Gossip, talks about how Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” helped her grapple with complex feelings about her home state, Arkansas. She also talks about returning home after heartbreak and explores making her first record “Fake Sugar.”


April 16, 2020

This Song: Liz Phair (Rerun)

In this rerun from 2018, Liz Phair talks about hearing The Soft Boys “I Wanna Destroy You,” revisiting her 1991 Girly-Sound Tapes and 1993 debut album, and parenting realities.


April 2, 2020

This Song: John Prine (Rerun)

John Prine explains how Bob Dylan’s “The Lonsesome Death of Hattie Carroll” changed his life and goes in depth about his own songwriting process for his album “The Tree of Forgiveness.”