Drummer & Comedian Jon Wurster on working with Charlie Daniels, early concerts and Instagram: Part Two
My Rock Moment
Jon Wurster is the drummer for Superchunk, The Mountain Goats and the Bob Mould band...and he's also a comedian. In part two of our My Rock Moment interview, he'll share stories about working with rock 'n' roll greats like Charlie Daniels and Chrissie Hynde. He'll talk about a memorable night at the historic Dan Tana's in LA and early rock concerts by The Osmonds and The Carpenters that left a lasting impression. Listen now and don't forget to check out Jon's playlist below:Apple;https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/jon-wurster-my-rock-moment-season-2-ep-5/pl.u-76oNl2mTWMRle4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3nUhyASiFzwFMfo1nHT10Y?si=BSlgNjC9RU-l6u4cxqFokQ
Drummer & Comedian Jon Wurster talks early influences, getting a record deal in the 80s and some memorable stories from the road!
My Rock Moment
Jon Wurster is the drummer for Superchunk, The Mountain Goats and the Bob Mould band...and he's also a comedian. In part one of my interview with Jon, we talk about picking up the drums as a kid, getting an album deal at 19...and almost getting arrested at London's legendary Wessex Studios (The Sex Pistol's "Never Mind the Bollocks" and The Clash's "London Calling"). It's a hilarious interview with some cringe-worthy rock stories.Listen to the playlist below:Apple;https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/jon-wurster-my-rock-moment-season-2-ep-5/pl.u-76oNl2mTWMRle4Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3nUhyASiFzwFMfo1nHT10Y?si=BSlgNjC9RU-l6u4cxqFokQ
Ep. 155 Jon Wurster (Superchunk/Bob Mould/The Best Show)
Our guest this episode is Jon Wurster, an incredibly talented drummer who has had more cool drum gigs than your average Joe (Superchunk/Bob Mould/The Mountain Goats/Nick Cave/The Pretenders/REM and more) and is co-creator and comedy writer of The Best Show. We had a fun time talking and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Thank you so much for listening and for your continued support! If you're enjoying Couch Riffs please SUPPORT US AT PATREON! Your support of the show is what allows it to continue, grow and improve. Also, don't forget to visit our WEBSITE where you'll find all of our content as well as a link to our MERCH STORE. Thank you!
Jon Wurster is the drummer for Superchunk, The Mountain Goats and Bob Mould. He's also a comedy writer and has created many character "guests" on Tom Scharplings' "The Best Show". Joe and Jon get to catch up after not seeing each other on the road for a couple years. They discuss the North Carolina political climate, Jon's pandemic routine and the documentary's that Jon's been watching in his down time. They also veer into drummer talk, addressing Bill Stevenson and Dave Lombardo's effortless, fluttering styles. We hear a song from the new Bob Mould record called "American Crisis" that matches the current social/political climate in both ferocity and volume! Music by Palm Fronds and Joe Plummer. Episode sponsored by Izoptope.Register To Vote Support the show (https://www.ruinousmedia.com)
Episode 217 - Jon Wurster Part 2 [or 4] (Superchunk, Bob Mould, The Best Show, Mountain Goats)
Turned Out A Punk
Whether you call it his second or his fourth time on the show, one of the greatest guests ever, JON WURSTER RETURNS! Either in the world of drumming or comedy, Jon truly is a GOAT! So sit back listen in as Damian & Jon go deep before he takes the stage with Bob Mould… Who also says one word on the show… So do we call that his Part 1? YOU DECIDE!Also Touched On:Going to Ohio to learn to recordMissing Husker Du by one dayCircle Of ShitThe scum influence on Philadelphia music Jon’s connection to Serial KillersNick Cave and the Bad Seeds has to follow Green Day… with the singer of Serial Killer John Drewbaker: So punk the local magazine did an article on him titled The PunkThe best show Superchunk ever playedNot loving the cross-over thing… except COCthe cool frats in PhillyJoining Jack WenbergIs there a drummer in the house?: Mike Joyce no shows the Buzzcocks Brad from Finger plays with Keith Urbanegoing solo to see MDC on a Monday night in a college town when school out in 2019The weirdness of Texas punkThe weirdness of Philly punkThe greatness of YDI liveThe best of the metal recordsVoid rules ok!Going CountryWhy punk endures& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Today we talked with Jon Wurster of Superchunk, The Best Show, Bob Mould Band, The Mountain Goats and many many more. We spent about an hour just talking about how he got to NC and his musical and comedic life. Definitely a great interview for fans of indie music and indie comedy. Phil goes negative in the intro about MLK day and rants on Jesse Helms. Shannon redeems it by an eloquent discussion of Rev. William Barber. Plus, stomach bug!
Recorded on the eve of a pair of celebrating the 20th anniversary of his first Best Show call, we managed to catch Jon Wurster at the perfect time to reflect on his work. It’s been a strange career — the musician has drummed for some of the biggest names in indie rock, from his longstanding gig as a member of Superchunk, to on-going work with The Mountain Goats and Husker Du frontman, Bob Mould. But it’s his work with Tom Scharpling about which Wurster seems to take the most pride. “I think when i’m dead that’s is what i’d like to most be remembered for,” he explains, adding that the groundbreaking, long form comedy program is the purest expression of himself. Twenty years ago, Wurster called into the then-WFMU program as a music scholar of sorts, who’d penned the book Rock, Rot and Rule, a definitive ranking of rock acts, filed into one of three titular categories. What started as a goof has since grown into one of underground comedy’s most beloved on-going programs, building up a town’s worth of Wurster characters in the process. The drummer-turned-comedian sits down to discuss the birth of the show, breaking into comedy and dealing with creative dry spells.