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Turned Out A Punk

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive.Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

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551 Ratings
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By Irritated2theMAX - May 29 2019
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Cool but bunk Footnotes is Patreon only now.

Beef

By garbagehead69 - Jan 27 2019
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Love this show. Subtracted one crucial star because Damian keeps calling it “The Gilman.”

iTunes Ratings

551 Ratings
Average Ratings
499
27
13
6
6

Review

By Irritated2theMAX - May 29 2019
Read more
Cool but bunk Footnotes is Patreon only now.

Beef

By garbagehead69 - Jan 27 2019
Read more
Love this show. Subtracted one crucial star because Damian keeps calling it “The Gilman.”
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Turned Out A Punk

Latest release on Aug 04, 2020

All 394 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 279 - Omar Doom (Straight Razor, Inglourious Basterds, Deathproof, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

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How could Damian have known that when, actor, DJ & Inglourious Basterd, Omar Doom came on show that they were going to wind up talking GG Allin & Breakdown? Listen in as the two discuss: opening for Biohazard & Killing Time, rolling with the Murder Junkies, being rechristened by Tarantino & lots of other goodness! This is why we do this thing!

Also Touched On:

Having a lot of half pipes in your backyard
Seeing the Ramones in a bar in PA 
Driving in cars listing to the Dead Kennedys
Repo Man
Seeing G’N’R open for Aerosmith
Metallica 
The other Ordeal
playing drums
No one in school length Misfits cover band
The Wear-A-Ramones-Shirt Gang
Following the Ramones around like the Dead
The Cro-Mags 

Violence at shows

Biohazard

Moving to NY

Down with the Murder Junkies' Gang

The Bosstone of GG shit

Joe Coleman at a party

& So Much More!!!

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Aug 04 2020

40mins

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Episode 278 - Kevin Gill (GCW, Striving For Togetherness Records, JCW)

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The Juggalo/ Punk Connection is real! As we continue our journey into early 90's New York punk, today on the show Damian sits down with his friend, the connector of the hardcore, wrestling & Juggalo worlds: KEVIN GILL!!! Listen in as the two discuss: learning that NY hardcore was about respect & courtesy early on, doing wrestling commentary with Lars from Rancid, getting into Insane Clown Posse's insular world & holy moly, so much more!!!

Also Touched On:

A long time in the works
The punk wrestling connection
Jackson Heights
Trying to get Jimmy Gestapo to watch ECW
Discipline 
Beer in the air conditioner
Going to see Sick Of It All
hearing Gorilla Biscuits and a world opening up
Public Enemy and Murphy’s Law
No Redeeming Social Values talking in quotes
Sheer Terror with Paul Barer in a thong
Being scared of Agnostic Front at first
Famous riot videos
Striving for Togetherness Madball
Bond Street
The Insane Clown Posse Connection
A wrestling promotion with Lars Frederiksen 
JCW

& Tons Of Other Stuff!!!
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Aug 02 2020

1hr 36mins

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Episode 277 - Simon Doom & Dave It Up Reunite!

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It's 90's New York Week on the show with, not one but, THREE episodes! Starting it all off with the reunion of Turned Out A Punk contributor & NJ punk legend Dave "It Up" Ackerman & returning guest, Simon "Doom" O'Connor! Join Damian as these two friends reunite & relive the heady days of early 90's New York street punk. This is one of the the funniest episodes ever! 
DO NOT MISS IT!!!!

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Jul 29 2020

2hr 12mins

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Episode 276 - Sacha Jenkins (The 1865, Ego Trip, The Wu Tang Clan's "Of Mics To Men")

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As we continue with the celebration of the band The 1865, Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes! Writer, director, producer, editor, musician & all around cultural force, Sacha Jenkins is on the show! Listen in as they talk everything from watching Bugout Society waste White Castle burgers, to dealing with Nazis while roadieing for Burn, to having to explain to Eminem that the joke wasn't on him & everything in between! THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also Touched On:

The importance of Ego Trip to this podcast
The influence of the New Breed Comp booklet
Meeting Chaka
Going to school with one of NY Hoods
playing Leeway in tackle football
Meeting Johnny Waste in class
Quincy punk
Lismore Lounge with Absolution, Pressure Release and Bugout Society
the drug of the pit
The class distinction in NYHC
Meeting Lord Ezec in gym class
on the road with Burn
Dealing with Nazis
The shift in the NY scene
Cane River
Sons and daughters of artists
Identity and punk
starting a zine
PHASE 2 and IGT
Soho Zat Henry Chalfant’s apartment as a graffiti hub
Meeting Daryl Jennifer
White Mandingos
Ego Trip as Black Flag ’81 to ’83
casting the White Rapper Show

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!
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Jul 24 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 275 - Honeychild Coleman (The 1865, Sistagrrl Riott Collective, Heavensbee, Badawi)

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The 1865 are one of the best bands going & this week on the show we celebrate their awesomeness with, not one, but two guests from the band! First, the incomparable lead singer, HONEYCHILD COLEMAN joins Damian to talk punk. Listen in as the two discuss going from seeing anti-Sex Pistols ads in the Bible Belt, to helping start the Sistagrrl Riott Collective, to forming The 1865 & writing the amazing "Don't Tread On We!". 

NOT TO BE MISSED!

Also Touched On: 

Reading the paper and discovering punk
loving Surf and Classic rock
Getting Blondie records from the bookmobile
growing up around showbands
Prince
Green On Red at the Peppermint Lounge
Seeing RuPaul’s punk band
Basquiat: the DJ
The difference between NY and every other scene
Pre-celebrity culture
Sonic Youth, Dadaism and inspiration
Moving to the Bay
Performing in the subway as a job
Sista Grrrl Riots
Roir Records and Tapes
Re-meeting Sacha in the Subway
forming The 1865
Chuck Treece
& SO MUCH MORE!!!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Jul 21 2020

1hr 26mins

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Episode 274 - Bubba Dupree (Void, Hater, Earth 18)

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VOID WEEK CONTINUES!  On this episode Damian is joined by guitar god: BUBBA DUPREE! Listen in as the two discuss Bubba's journey into punk & hardcore. From developing the sound that changed hardcore to his criminally underrated 90's band Earth 18, this one is nuts!

Also Touched On: 

The Sex Pistols in Esquire Magazine 
Buying “Never Mind the Bollocks” on 8-Track at K-Mart
Being young in San Francisco 
Seeing the Jackson 5 at the Cow Palace 
Brian James is the greatest punk guitarist
Looking for something trippier than Discharge
Joining Void
Where does Bubba’s guitar sound come from?
Ian McKaye in the studio
the story behind the unreleased “Potion For Bad Dreams” 
liking Rites Of Spring
forming a band Johnny Reese from the Obsessed 
Earth 18 with Graham from Negative Approach
the Void logo transcends the band
Kim and Ben from Soundgarden are Void fans

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!

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Jul 18 2020

43mins

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Episode 273 - Chris Stover (VOID)

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This week on the the show, we're going to live by our rules! IT’S VOID WEEK ON TURNED OUT A PUNK & we're celebrating one of DCHC's greatest bands with two awesome episodes! First join Damian as he sits down with Void bassist Chris Stover as they talk: Ian & Henry regulating the Clash pit, how VOID came to be, DCHC vs. a bunch of Rednecks, getting grounded from going to see Fear on SNL & tons of other goodness! 
NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Also Touched On:

DCHC starting the pit at the Clash show
Skateboarder Magazine and Action Now
The Bollocks
Seeing the Teen Idles and everything changing
getting tapes from Bert from the Untouchables
Going to see Devo
Law And Order
The Unheard Music Festival
Wino and the Obsessed
how Void came together
“KILL THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!” Void’s second show 
Almost missing Fear on SNL because of a grounding
Getting caught eating catering by Eddie Murphy and Garrett Morris
Belushi hangin out with Ian McKaye: what the hell did they talk about?

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!
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Jul 16 2020

1hr 13mins

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Episode 272 - Moby (Vatican Commandos, AWOL)

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Here we are now going to the punk side! This week on the show Damian sits down with the legend & one time live collaborator, MOBY to talk punk! Listen in as the two discuss: the legitimate fear at a FEAR show, Rick Rubin borrowing his amp, punk & stardom not mixing along loads more! Not to be missed & don’t miss Moby’s brand new, All Visible Objects record out on Mute Records now! 
Also Touched On:
Mr. Mike’s Mondo Video
Sid Vicious’ My Way
being conceived to Coltrane… maybe
liking Led Zeppelin out of a need to fit in only
Watching SNL at Brian Holstein’s house
buying records at Johnny’s
seeing Yes at MSG
Seeing Fear at the Mud Club
The birth of the Connecticut hardcore scene
Moby on a moped 
Rick Rubin needs to borrow and amp
The Rob Zombie Connection
Cro-Mags and Murphy’s Law as the last show
AWOL
The little Ian MacKaye on your shoulder
regrets
& SO MUCH MORE!!!

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Jul 10 2020

1hr 4mins

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Episode 271 - Jon Ginoli (Pansy Division, The Outnumbered)

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Again, this is why we do this thing! On this episode Damian is joined by one of his heroes: JON GINOLI of the LEGENDARY Pansy Division! Listen in as they not only discuss Pansy Division, but also Jon's AMAZING other band, The Outnumbered, his first wave punk zine and the risky business of putting on a Replacements show. Like always, 
NOT TO BE MISSED!!!  

Also Touched On:

Wondering if the Ramones were supposed to be funny at first?
Seeing an ad for the Pistols in Trouser Press
Raw Power being too raw
Getting into the British bands first
Pere Ubu being a little weird
Hearing Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith
Starting a zine
“Ugly bands are the next big thing!”
meeting the Ramones at a burger joint
Gizmos and Gulcher
Writing to Bomp
going to college for the radio station
Booking the Replacements
Not wanting to do another band unless it was a “gay band”
having nothing to lose
writing about stuff you had never heard in song before
working with Donna Dresch 
Tribe 8 
Parkdale and the Mission

Phone calls to Fat Bob from Hard Skin
touring with Green Day
signing to Lookout
The Angus Soundtrack

& SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
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Jul 06 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 270 - Lydia Lunch (Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Retrovirus, 8 Eyed Spy)

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This is what we live for! On this episode, Damian is joined by THE LEGEND LYDIA LUNCH to talk punk! Although Lydia doesn't identify or even really like punk, she certainly influenced a lot of it. Listen in to this NOT TO BE MISSED episode as Lydia talks about the difference between No Wave & Punk, working with Rowland S. Howard, collaborating with (the) Weirdos, Cinema Of Transgression & everything in between!  
Did we mention it is not to be missed?

Find  her podcast The Lydian Spin here:http://lydianspin.libsyn.com/and find her on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/LydiaLunch/

Also Touched On:

No Wave, not punk
clubs with “pillowrooms”
the island of found souls
Meeting Stiv Bators in ’73
Sonic Reducer
Running away for the New York Dolls
Rock Magazines
the House of Guitars proto-punk
Loving drugs and not going to sleep
Goth when everybody was Glam
dreaming of Rollerderby
The rise of rap, punk and Trump
being over Iggy and Bowie
The Ramones being silly
going to Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ first show
Mink DeVille
Union Carbine
Suicide did not fit in
Joe Coleman and the Steel Tips
Mars was the first No Wave band
having to go to Europe
Playing with Generation X

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Cinema Of Transgression and  No Wave: one movement
& SO MUCH MORE!!!
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Jun 28 2020

1hr 10mins

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