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Turned Out A Punk

Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

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Episode 109 - Lars Frederiksen Part #2 (Rancid, Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, The Old Firm Casuals, UK Subs)

How many sequels are truly better than the originals? Well like Alien and Godfather, this may somehow be better than Part #1. Lars returns to the show to talk about how he joined Rancid, almost robbing a 7-11 and poop stories. Also touched on: TOUR DATES/ Two charter boxes back again Respecting Op Ivy South Bay versus North Bay Nothing to do as kids Berkeley: Fugazitown Recording with a John Bradburry from the Specials.. who was wasted. Opening for the three piece Rancid Ben Zanidito was on there waiting for Lars to check out Rancid Meeting Brett Reed when the UK Subs didn’t show up. “If you don’t join this band, I’m going to beat the fucking shit out” hating Emo An Econochrist debate Special Forces Loving Grimple “He’s talking shit on you!” The Berkeley Naked Dude is in the pit: you’ve made it The second time meeting Brett Gurewitz The first tour Davey Havok rules Meeting Sick Of It All for the first time NYHC: The Original American Skinheads West Coast Punk meets East Coast Hardcore Sick Of It All has some amazing backstage entertainment!!!!!!! “Hey I’m goin’ throw you a Birthday Rope!”Fugazi Critique From GBH, to Bikini Kill to Bad Religion to Sick Of It All to The Frumpies: Rancid had some range of friends! John Henry West RULES! Tim Yo hating you When things started changing The story of Salvation Tourng with the Offspring Dealing with Majors Writing on the road How things would have been different if out come the wolves had been written on a major label “You didn’t really know” Meeting the Swingin’ Utters and almost robbing a 7-11 Having to turn down heroes Lars’ amazing run of records he produced AND MORE!!!!

2hr 1min

9 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 152 - Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, Forgetters, Thorns Of Life)

THE WORLD IS AN OYSTER & WE'VE GOT BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK!!! Right on the heels of Jawbreaker's recent show announcements, Blake took sometime out of the practice schedule to sit down & talk everything from The Wipers to Ratt to Econochrist. This one is so much fun, so kickback, relax & get ready…I GOT IT!!! Also Touched On: Blake Is stoked To Meet Damon From Blur Playing With Radiohead, Oasis & NO DOUBT Middle School In Portland An AMAZING First Grip Of Singles: The Wipers, Sado Nation and Echo & The Bunnymen Getting The Forgetters Sound Loving Post-Punk Guitars Growing Up A Music Kid Dad’s New Wave Girlfriend Pat Benatar & Loverboy Van Halen The Kinks Loving Palm Muted Guitar The Beat & Power Pop Moving To LA Going To The Palladium To See The Adolescents Meeting The New Romantics Getting Into The Paisley Underground: Where The Cool Kids Go Dream Syndicate: The Days Of Wine & Roses Seeing the Go-Go’s Give The Drummer Some: Starting In Music On Forming Red Harvest: The Surf Goth Power Trio E Minor C Progression: The Best Magnolia Thunderpussy SST Records Covering Bad Religion Boinker Music: New Wave Crap Renouncing Punk & Getting Into Metal Loving Sludgey Stuff… & Ratt Being Too Angry For Santa Cruz Getting Kicked Out Of College For Arson Going to NYU Reaching Synthesis Learning About East Coast Hardcore Loving The DC Scene Too Much Male Bravado In The CB’s Scene Flower: The Pre-Cell Band Live Skull Embrace Jawbreaker: The Result Of A Happy Failure Dramarama: The Root Of So Much Sending A Tape To MRR The First Show With The Post Three O’Clock Band At Club 88 The Partitions Of LA Government Issue At The AntiClub To LA Meeting Econochrist & Having A Firework Battle Bitchmagnet: An Amazing Band With A Terrible Name Getting On Boner Records… They Were Pretty Dark & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 11mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)

THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS THING! This week on the show, we are joined by the legendary JESSE MICHAELS of Operation Ivy & Common Rider fame! Sit back & listen as Damian gets to talk to one of the most influential punk vocalist ever! From the Bay to the Burgh & back again, THIS EPISODE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also Touched On: June 1978 As First Contact In Via Mad Magazines Looking In NYC Bookstores While On Vacation With Dad Finding A Punk Textbook From Comics & Horror Movies Colombo Style Interrogating Your Dad’s Students About Punk B-52’s Rule!!!! Re-meeting Aaron Cometbus Hearing The Sex Pistols For The First Time The Older Brother Plug Decline Of Western Civilization Going On Punk Missions With Aaron Meeting Dave From Neurosis & Noah From Christ On Parade On One Of Those Punk Missions Going To The Infamous Eastern Front With DOA, FLIPPER, LEWD, SICK PLEASURE, 7 Seconds, HUSKER DU, THE FIX Negative Approach Never Seeing Black Flag Seeing One Or Two Songs By A Band Before You Had To Go Home Who Threw A Bottle At Wasted Youth? Reading Flipside Cover To Cover Gilman brings the bands together Seeing Minor Threat With DRI & MDC Moving to Pittsburg Half-Life Would Play Every Show Seeing Agnostic Front Liking SSD How We Rock The Notorious Fuck-Ups The All-Girl DMR Gang Aaron & Jesse Form A Flipper Worship Band “If We Couldn’t Find A Punk Kid, We Would Make One” Jeff Ott & A Different Journey Shirt For Everyday Of The Week Meeting Spike In Pittsburg Playing In Out Lash Necropolis (Pittsburg) Aggressor: Acid, Black Sabbath & Riff For Neurosis & Christ On Parade Venom: They Are Like Punk, But Really Really Creepy Slayer Metallica Loving Filth Seeing Dance Craze & Hearing Ska For The First Time Being The Crimpshrine Groupie Trve Cvlt Pvnk Soup: Pre-Samiam & Sweet Baby New Method Crucifix Tripping On Acid & Writing On Walls Mid-Tempo Melodic Punk ONLY The Adverts AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 26mins

7 May 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)

Never make the mistake of trying to hide your punk rock past from Turned Out A Punk. Eight years ago while their band's were touring Australia, Jack Black made the error in judgement of denying his punk past to your humble host, Damian Abraham. Now, all these years later, that lie caught up with him. Please, sit back & enjoy as Damian presents his evidence to Jack & finds out quickly how punk very much did play a part in young Jack’s life. Learn how an early encounter with DEVO would lead Jack to co-front one of the great punk super groups: Tenacious D… & be a massive film and TV star… That too. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: Damian Is Going Present The Case Jack’s Brother Inventing The Whip Sound On “Whip It” Going To See The Freedom Of Choice Tour At Age 11 Is DEVO Punk? Jack Thinks Damian Is Lying About Punk History Eraserhead & DEVO Visual Similarity Damian Thinks Jack Is Lying About Rock History DEVO WAS RIGHT!!!!! Robot Wisdom The Valuable Worthless Artifact From Journey to Ozzy Getting Into The Minutemen & Finding fIREHOSE Mustard & S.O.S. The Meat Puppets The Pixies & The Fat Awesomeness Of Frank Black Keith Morris Remembering Jack From When He Was A Kid Making Videos For OFF! Steve McDonald & Redd Kross Milo Goes To College Is The Best Record Ever Meeting Bill Stevenson & Singing Him Descendents Getting To The Bottom Of The “Jack Black Moshing” Photo Visual Discrimination Is Not A Sketchy Band Violence In The Pit The Vandals' Warren Fitzgerald’s Amazing Physical Skill Mr Show & David Cross: Punks Helping Punks Jack’s First Movie… Staring As A Punk Singer Going To School With Brett Morgan Yo Gabba Gabba & punk AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 9mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 122 - John Joseph (Cro-Mags, Bloodclot)

This week on the show: JOHN JOSEPH!!!!!!!! That’s right, the LEGENDARY frontman, author of The Evolution Of A Cro-Magnon sits down to talk with Damian & it ruled! Also touched on: The importance of the book in punk and beyond A kid nicknamed Bowie loving Parliament Hearing the Stooges and it changing everything Hanging with the Ramones at Rockaway Beach Going to Max’x and getting jumped by Johnny Thunders’ Crew Crazy Dave Dolan and Dugs in New York Seeing the Ramones at CBs in ’76 Liking London punk more than the New York stuff Joining the military and moving to Virginia Insect Surfers Meeting a New Wave Girlfriend at the Navy club loving New Wave Seeing DCHC for the first time Sex Pistols Scamming free airfare Going to Fear on Saturday Night Live Going to the Mudd Club The story behind “Egg Raid On Mojo”… kinda The difference between New York Hardcore and everywhere else The arrival of of the DC kids to NYC “Boston didn’t own shit” The beef between DC and NYC at SNL Bad Brains go to Beantown: Going to Boston and clearing the dancefloor Loving Void Rites of Spring The Misfits bring the football players and they get kicked in the face Bloodclot Jack Rabid’s Cro Mags The Donahue Era: Cro Mags vs Most of New York Hardcore Living what you write “Getting asses kicked and catching feelings” Doing vocals Antidote watching Agnostic Front become good The Bad Brains the greatest of all time Meeting Lemmy and Motorhead Having to talk to GBH about drugs “We did some shit to people who were dicks”

1hr 7mins

18 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 95 - David Cross (Comedian, Mr. Show, Arrested Development)

Shut up you, Punking baby! This week on the show, it’s David Cross! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his favourite comedians to discuss the connection of music and comedy, how punk served as a gateway to alternative culture and why the "American Authors" suck. Also touched on: David gives Damian some podcast tips A super boring itunes story Elvis Costello in Saturday Night Live Seeing coverage of the scary Sex Pistols Class Of 1984: and amazing piece of punxploitation Indie rock in 2016: kinda sucks a takedown of American Authors Mad and Cracked over superhero books Re/Search Film Threat Answer Me!: “If you are 40 and love Answer Me, you have some issues.” Fear on Saturday Night Live Thin Lizzy on TV subverts it all going to art school being bullied getting to be so close to Athens The need to validated by people in music Why music and comedies kinship The greatness of the diversity in Atlanta’s punk scene. Getting in to 688 Pylon Now Explosion Getting in REM Jason and Scorchers David’s public access show Loving Andy Kaufman Moving to Boston Mixing music and comedy The Cavedogs The Prime Movers Finding out about Rock, Rot and Rule David nearly dies from a bee sting Finding Tom, Jon and The Best Show AND MORE!!!!!!!

1hr 6mins

1 Sep 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 102 - Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations, No Devotion)

Get ready for a good one! This week on the show Damian is joined by Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly. Listen in as Geoff tells Damian about pre-teen punk shows and the violence and awesomeness of early 90’s New York. Also discussed: Being a kindergarten Goth Seeing the Replacements at 6 Going to Slayer and Bad Brains with your mom and dad Robert Smith, Goeff’s mom and paparazzi A friend stealing a Monster Magnet tape and ruining the record store relationship Going to smart kid school getting in Fugazi Heckle’s Garage Not being into silly punk Getting stabbed for $3 in NY The miracle TV Going to Coney Island High and seeing VOD. Madball and Crown Of Thronz Roger from Agnostic Front gives Thursday their first show Playing in a band opening for X for two shows Going on a family vacation and winding up in Green Apple Quickstep Deadguy changes there sound booking the “most hated band in New Jersey”: Ink & Dagger Getting a house to book shows forming Thursday making sure you keep your early set Eyeball Record: The NJ launching pad Reversal Of Man breaks up in your basements Benny from Gaslight Anthem Almost breaking up“Hey! We signed to Victory!” “You are fucked”

1hr 7mins

21 Oct 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 132 - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine)

HOLY MOLY, this week we have J-E-L-L-O!!! Damian gets a chance to gab with an absolute legend of Punk, Hardcore & Pop Culture In General, Jello Biafra! Nerd out as the two discuss everything from Blue Oyster Cult to Zolar X. THIS EPISODE IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS, LIKE A PART #1 & PART #2 COMBINED!!! Also Touched On: The Origin Story Of The Jello Biafra Name Growing Up In Boulder, ColoradoDiscovering BOC & The Love Of Record CollectingTrade A Tape RecordsSteppenwolf & Bob Seger Paul Revere & The Raiders Not Getting Enough Credit Pretty Things & Sniffing Glue The Astronauts Wax Tracks & The Importance Of Independent Record Stores The Ramones & The Ravers At Ebbets Field In Denver Being A Roadie For The Ravers70's Hair Metal vs. PunkThe Avengers The Talking Heads At UCSCMoving To San Francisco Negative Trend, The Nuns & CRIMEDills, Mutants, Sleepers & UXAPicking The Openers After Learning A Lesson DC & It's Importance Black Flag & DOADOA Playing Ian's High School With Minor Threat, SOA, Scream & Government Issue Henry RollinsYesterday & Today RecordsLet The Eat Jelly Beans Will Never Be Repressed Cannabis Legalization What Happened To Canada's Asylum Laws?Zolar X & MORE.... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 10mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 89 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid, Old Firm Casuals, Lars & The Bastards)

This week we’re hangin’ out with Lars down on a podcast street cause on Turned Out A Punk is LARS FREDERIKSEN!!! Join Damian as he sits down with a punk legend to talk about going from seeing DOA and Black Flag at 10 to playing in the UK Subs and fucking it up, to changing the face of popular music forever. THIS IS ONE FOR THE AGES! -This one is a big deal for Damian -Getting into KISS -Sean the punk move to town -Falling in love British music first -Meeting Social Distortion -They Live and breathing fire -Uncleared samples: Rancid’s original intro to “Avenues and Alleyways” -“Where is Lars’ Wrestlemania moment!?!?” -CM Punk talk -Going to see Black Flag and DOA at 10 and getting jumped by your own brother -How much more protective we are today. -Following Dennis Denell around a club and then Social Distortion coming over for frozen burgers -Lars’ was super cool to Damian’s younger brother -Fame as an escape from poverty -Grifting the import section Tower Records -WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO PCP: How Lars bought Strength Thu Oi! and went to Juvy -Lars HATES Blitz’s Telecommunication -Why comps rule! -The Faction -Getting banned from family holidays -Being raised in a European family in America -Seeing Camper Van Beethoven with the DKs -The differences between the the Bay and LA back in the day -Why boneheads can should never be called skinheads -Getting initiated by the UK Subs: “YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR SCOTTISH PASSPORT?!?” -Get In The Drum Kit: The Necro’s story -Learning to play guitar -A guitar lesson from a fucked up Mike Ness -Making Simon Woodstock’s brothers guitar infamous -Fighting Simon Woodstock before Mike Muir -The Nowhere Men: Lar’s first band -Playing with the Melvins, JFA AND Bl’AST -Getting asked to join the UK Subs -Charlie Harper’s Campbell, California years -Moving to England -Getting booted from the Subs -AND MORE!!!!!

1hr 23mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #9

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RIP Anthony Bourdain

Hey,  It’s Damian. Anthony Bourdain was someone that championed & celebrated punk & it’s influence. He was also someone that, for some unknown reason, championed the work that I do as well. When I told him about this podcast, he was super excited to get the chance to just talk about punk rock, the music he loved. Here is the conversation we had that day as well as my eulogy for one of my personal heroes.  RIP Tony. Thank you for everything

1hr 15mins

9 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Episode 117 - Wes Eisold (American Nightmare, Cold Cave, Some Girls)

It took a minute to happen, but it was worth it! This week on the show, Damian sits down and grabs a drink with Wes Eisold. Listen in as the two discuss Wes’s journey to get to American Nightmare as well as depression, gossip, projection and punk. Also discussed: Dead Kennedys Tape as first exposure Dead Milkmen, Swirllies and the Liliys as a first show a band covering a cover version Grindle: stagedives and a mohawk United by being weird Ordering shit from Session thanks to the US military Callin' 1-900 numbers to hear records Moving Targets and Lemonheads Moving to Maine Not being into a Youth Of Today because they looked like jocks Bruisers Sam Black Church Seeing 10 Yard Fight and finding the show you wanted Wes in Germany starts Hybrid Moments. Being happy enough just going to shows. The end to TYF Right Brigade is THE band. “AN never has the intention of being a local band.” Loosing $400 on a sold out show: “Everyone gets in for free” …except this guy The “woah” part that could have killed AN the importance of Lifetime the jump from album 1-2 Unbroken Breaking edge and not being an edge band Blazing a trail without knowing it Coke Gossip-Hysteria AND MORE!!!!!!

1hr 1min

10 Feb 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 76 - Davey Havok (AFI/ Black Audio/ Son Of Sam)

This week on the show: TWO ARE SPEAKING, IT IS FUN, Damian is joined by AFI’s Davey Havok. Sit back as he and Damian detail Davey's journey from hardcore kid to music icon. Also, listen in as Davey and Damian break down a pivotal moment in both of their lives: THE AFI RIOT! Also covered: -Punk as mall fashion -666 Sputnik -Thrasher and getting into Skateboarding at age 8 -Skaterock Tape Comps -Watching Friday Night Flight -Not being able to see the Cramps -Your first punk show: Meeting someone outside and then seeing them fuck themselves with a banana -Cream Pie and trash cans and Gilman displays of affections -Andrew Champion: the stink bomb king -Randy from Look Back And Laugh and the Heckle Splosh show -The AFI demo’s: Recorded at Bonnie Raitt’s Brother’s hous -Trying to get in the Bay Area scene -Lenny from Filth finally puts you on a show and you nearly get killed and Manumission played -Getting Rancid and ’s spot as having the Gilman as a jam space -The one time Nick 13 from Tiger Army played in AFI… -The many world or Bay Area Punk… non of which AFI fit in -Being more Angry Samoans than Rites Of Spring -Meeting Screw 32 and Swingin’ Utters -Black Fork scratching of your side of the split -Never saw Crimpshrine or Op Ivy -Meeting Eric Ozenne -Slap-A-Ham’s Fiesta Grande -Playing with DIRT at ABC No Rio -Too many people to play the Gilman -Touring with Rancid and getting popular in Canada -Dispelling Damian’s cherished “Davey brought hard moshing to Bay Area” story he was told as a youth -Lots of d.b.s. talk -Potentially getting a call from the punk police… or a major -Watching Rancid getting courted by the majors -Toronto heckling Adam about looking like Screech -The first hand account of a Riot and the birth of a friendship -From headwalking to handwalking: you’ve made it kid -“Lifetime had my back.” -Covering Filth -Covering Negative Approach -The unreleased Pushead 7” -Session Catalog AND MORE!!!!!!!!!

1hr 32mins

24 Apr 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 177 - Dwid Hellion (Integrity)

Well Everyone, it finally happened, DWID HELLION FROM INTEGRITY is on the show this week & it's glorious! Listen to Damian nerd out LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Topics Touched On: Thrasher As First Exposure Find The Scene In Louisville Reading Graffiti On Pants & Jacket Going To Buy A Punk Record, But The Cops Take The Records Away Getting The Peace Comp & Finding Pushead Listening To Samhain Play Live From Your Bedroom Window Maurice: Pre-Kinghorse/ Slint Charlie’s Pizzeria: NO LAWS 13 Year Olds Having A Beer Bash Lyrical Influences The Friendship & Torment Of The Mighty Sphincter A Stepmother As An Artistic Influence Dada As An Influence On Punk Punk As A Space For The Left Out People When One Of The Best Hardcore Shows Happens In The Front Yard Meeting Confront & The Marvel Comics Connection The Skateboard Teams CIV The Integrity Filter Connection Buying Sheets Of Acid & Chilling With Trent Reznor The First One Up Of Integrity Comes Together Almost 15 MINUTES About Dark Empire! The Story Behind The “Joker” Sleeve Why You See The Confront 7” Around Bloodbook AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 43mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)

This one is well worth the wait, cause this week Damian finally gets THURSTON MOORE on the show & it's a MONSTER!!! Kickback & listen in as the two talk about Thurston being at the ground zero of punk when his journey began. You may have heard other Thurston Moore interviews over the years, but NOTHING like this. All in celebration of the launch of Thurston’s Ecstatic Peace Library imprint with Omnibus Press. GET READY!!!!! Also Touched On: It's All For You Thurston Always Being A Punk Louie Louie Rock Mags Seeing Iggy Standing On Hands & Heads Trying To Turn Your 10-Year-Old Friend's Onto The Stooges Raunchy Rock The Fast Rule! “Patti Smith Is Playing, Let’s Go!” Talking Heads The Ramones With Johnny On Vocals & Joey On Drums “You’re Too Good To Hang Out With Us At The Friendly’s Now?!” Cutlers In New Haven To Buy X-Offender Buying Slaughter & The Dogs The Damned The Buzzcocks “Spiral Scratch” Seeing The Fast, The Planets & Suicide At Max’s Joey Was The Guy: Everything Cool About Punk Always CBGB’s Is Nirvana Richard Hell Licking His Stamp To Transfer It To Your Hand Blondie & The Mumps CB’s Burgers The Living Doll Bass Player Milk & Cookies When The Dead Boys Came To Town… The Stimulators The Blessed & The Younger Scene Student Teachers Connecting With Lee & Kim Through Art Going To Rat Cage The Early DC 7”s Darby’s Death Going To LA To See Kim’s Parents Never Seeing The Misfits NY’s Early More Rock Influenced Hardcore DC Comes In Like Buzzsaws Heart Attack Wanting To Be More Of A Hardcore Band Jesse Malin: “I Heard You Saw The Dead Boys?” Meeting The Singer Of Kaaos & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 36mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 197 - Julien Baker (boygenius)

The good times never stop here at TOAP… Wait, did we say “good”? Well, we should have said AMAZING because this week on the show, Damian is joined by, one of his favourite song writers & one third of the supergroup boygenius, JULIEN BAKER!!! Listen in as the two discuss using christian punk as a way to escape, the similarities between punk vs. religion & Pezz (TN) ruling! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!  Also Touched On: Punk still runs deep The burden of punk Taking a stand against hotels Betraying your genre Romanticizing punk Memphis is a unique Seeing Green Day on TV Someones playing guitar on tv and he looks vaguely effeminate and he disagrees with the president! When you get dissed by the Casualties fans and saved by a violent Santa Going to a show at the Skate park Poison the Well Silverstien Job For A Cowboy Bands stop going to Memphis Resource scarcity breed cooperation out of necessity The frat dude’s Led Zep band can play too even! Fifteen rule Wicker from Memphis, an anti-band Growing up with religion and find Using Christian hardcore as an escape to secular punk The double edge sword of faith based music Punk as religion Jawbreaker going to your first house show Hot Topic bands Truest of true punks Turnstile live is next level PEZ RULES!!!! & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 24mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)

He has listened to him forever, covered him, collected him, emulated him & eventually even played with him, but only now does he FINALLY get the chance to interview him! That's right, This week Damian sits down with one of his biggest inspirations, JERRY A from the godly POISON IDEA!!! Listen in as Damian & Jerry talk about his path from seeing Journey to being Kurt Cobain’s art critic and yes, also forming the GREATEST HARDCORE BAND EVER along the way! THIS ONE IS INSANE!!! Also Touched On: Damian Meets His Sinatra Ramones As First Contact Seeing Three Dog Night For His First Show Alice Cooper Is The First One That Connects Kiss Rock & Roll Forever &… It’s Over Picking The Ramones Over Everything Ramones: Children Can Relate To That Stuff The Melvins Getting You Back Into It Reading About Negative Trend In Rockscene Losing Friends Overnight Journey In The Fill In Band ZZ Top, BOC, BTO & ELO Seeing Parliament Venus & The Razorblades: “This Is Horrible” Seeing The Very First Wipers With Ice 9 Punk Is Clique Too Covering The Yardbirds & Punks Don’t Get It The Germs Could Actually Play Portland Fix Joe Carducci (From SST) Plays The Hits & Has A Store That Just A Box Of Records In An Office Selling Your Leather Jacket In 79' The Pre-Neo Boys Band Covers The Germs Hardcore Changes Everything Always Expecting Fred Cole To Be There Beauregarde Bull Ramos Smokes Weed Forming An Industrial Band With A Stolen Bass Trying To Join Smegma With A Crass Song For An Audition Canadian Subhumans vs. English Subhumans Merging Bands With Imperialist Pigs PI Cover Circle Jerks & Gacy’s Place The Mentors Were REALLY Bad When They Were In Seattle Money Changes Everything Red Tape With Darby’s lyrics & Motorhead’s Power Japanese Hardcore The Stalin State Children Flexi Pig Champion Going To Find The Fix Single As It Came Out The Smiths Cause A Divide In Poison Idea Kurt & The Melvins Like Shitty KISS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 14mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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Episode 244 - Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Society Ills)

THIS IS A HUGE ONE! Bassgod Mike Watt joins Damian for a NOT TO BE MISSED conversation about all things punk & hardcore! Listen in as the two discuss Reactionaries, Minutemen, The Stooges & everyone in between. Plus, Damian nerds out about his road map into punk: "Ballhog Or Tugboat" on it's 25th anniversary with the cartographer himself!  Did we mention this is NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: We are all on the same team No Watt No Damian Readin’ in Creem Lang Bang’s Cousin Lester Meeting Nicky Beat “We didn’t where bell bottoms” Talking to Joey Shithead and Billy Bragg The Vaudeville side of punk “Ig said to Ronnie” being the little brother in the Stooges Going to see the Stooges at the Whiskey “I thought New Wave was a film movement in France” “What’s the Alternative to music? Silence!?!” “There was no guy on the back of the Circle Jerks record to try to dress up as!” People LOVED Tull and hated the Stooges “Ig had a weird gig where Ronny Beat his ass with a whip” “At first D.Boon wouldn’t make a punk band with me” “We jammed ‘I Wanna Be You Dog’ for 3 and a half hour” The Reactionaries  Playing with The Suburban Lawns “The Bass King Of Outer Space” The Minutemen were radical in music and organization Hey Taxi! Georgies other band BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 47mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 96 - Craig Ferguson (Comedian, Celebrity Name Game, The Drew Carry Show, The Late Late Show)

This week on the show we have: a comedian, a late night host, an actor and, at one point, one of the early Glasgow punk scene’s most prolific drummers. Join Damian as he sits down with Craig Ferguson to discuss finding “wholesome” punk at a time of rotten culture, getting an ominous warning from Nico, his great run of punk bands and tons more!Also covered:The last interview Craig will ever do? Getting into Glam Is that a few cup: Hearing the Damned for the first time Music that felt like a fight Steve Jones not believing that you saw them Taking the bus with a Peter Capaldi… and a dead guy Seeing the Clash, Sex Pistols, the Damned, Siouxsie and Banshees Marijuana is a hippy drug. So it’s speed, glue and booze. The cultural shift in England that was punk. Scotland looks better today Punk was the most wholesome and honest form of entertainment to emerge out of England in getting “Punk’d Up” Having to pick a side hating the fantasy of music Not being the biggest Keith Moon fan. Queen: the best players but “still shit” Seeing Hawkwind at the age of 13 Drum influence: hating the band but loving the drummers Seeing Johnny and Self Abusers (pre-Simple Minds) Just getting into Zeppelin Seeing the Stranglers the amazing Scottish scene the Rock Garden: Scotland’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go Joining the Dream Boys with Peter Capaldi Exposure: Craig as Adam Eternal Dressed up like a priest for a recording Getting into Comedy with Peter inbetween bands “It’s the DNA of everything” Liking the first half of Stop Making Sense Quitting late night Ana Hausen: the session that ended the gig the rise of English post-punk Alternative comedy. Comedy: no lugging drums, no cleaning up and no band members Drummers and Punk: the amazing connection Drummers need to shut the fuck up Working the door at the world famous Save The Robots in NY Drumming for Nico “You remind me of Iggy. You will die soon.” Iggy: the last one standing Knocking out a heckler: Violence and comedy don’t mix Getting drunk with the Clash Lars from Rancid: Therapist to those that got famous after being into punk and TONS MORE!!!!!

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9 Sep 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 135 - Roger Miret (Agnostic Front, Lady Luck, Madball, UXB, Roger Miret & The Disasters, My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory)

HUGE ONE THIS WEEK - IT'S ROGER FROM AF! That's right, Roger Miret is on the show this week & we're all pretty excited about it. Listen up as Roger takes us through his life in music & talks of how the city that birthed New York Hardcore has changed so much over the years. MY RIOT: AGNOSTIC FRONT, GRIT, GUTS & GLORY IS OUT AUGUST 29 Also Touched On... Damian Gushing Growing Up In Passaic, New Jersey Being Introduced To The Clash, Blondie & The Ramones Going To Shows At Max's Noise The Show / Oi The Show - Pirate Radio Seeing The Beastie Boys & Bad Brains Loving The Misfits New York vs. New Jersey Mother Records Psychos Distorted Youth Raybeez The Stimulators / Dirty Looks / The Mad / The Blessed The Mud Club & The Peppermint Lounge Jerry Lee Williams (Jay Dublee) R.I.P. The Misfits At Hitville 81' Chronic Sick Loving "Bad Punk Rock" Mark Truth & The Liars Genöcide The Fuck Ups Walking Out Of The Clash Show Before The Who Came On & Regretting it SEX PISTOLS ALL THE WAY! Picking Up Records On St Marks Place "Record Collectors Are Pretentious Scum" Gorilla Biscuits Demo Tape Roger's Record Collection Is Insane & Yes, He Has Held Onto Everything New Yor vs. Boston Overhype SS Decontrol Springa & Roger Daltrey Huge Influences NO EDGE Playing With The Latin Force Becoming A Singer By Circumstance The Rules - No Girlfriends & Shaved heads Hardcore vs. Punk The Victim In Pain Shift & The Pivotal Show At The Rock Hotel Kraut & AF Crucifix & AF Roger's T-shirt Collection Is Also Insane & Yes, He's Held Onto Everything Matthew Barney's Film MY RIOT: AGNOSTIC FRONT, GRIT, GUTS & GLORY OUT AUGUST 29 Record Sellers Remorse & Much Much More BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

1hr 24mins

3 Aug 2017

Rank #19