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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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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

453 Ratings
Average Ratings
415
21
10
4
3

Review

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.”
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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.

Rank #1: Episode 109 - Lars Frederiksen Part #2 (Rancid, Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, The Old Firm Casuals, UK Subs)

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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!!!!

Dec 09 2016
2 hours 1 min
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Rank #2: Episode 152 - Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, Forgetters, Thorns Of Life)

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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!!!!

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Jan 22 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 220 - Riki Rachtman (Cathouse, Headbanger's Ball, WCW)

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What do MTV, WCW & Darby Crash have in common? This week’s guest is RIKI  RACHTMAN!!! Join Damian as he sits down with the former WCW/Headbanger’s Ball & current Cathouse Hollywood Podcast host to talk about The Germs, Black Flag & the Adolescents: OH MY! Not to be missed!!!
Also Touched On:
The greatest Canadians
Wearing Germs shirts on Headbangers Ball
Blink 182 is old school now?
Devo’s first record as gateway
Rodney on ROQ
Bloodstains
Keith Morris rocking a Spiderman costume fronting the Black Flag
Fear
Not getting the Germs… at first
X plays every show
Meeting Darby
The Adolescents Blue Album is one of the great albums EVER
Rob and Darby
Knowing more about Black Flag than Black Sabbath
Going to Universal Studios with an Adam And The Ants superfan
Auditions for the Angry Samoans
Forming a hardcore band 
“Hey Devo!”
“Hey Meatloaf!”
Meeting Lee Ving in the current day
Metallica meets the Plimsouls Battery Club could have been Green Day
Trying to record and hang with Pantera

WCW

 On the road with Scott Steiner

& MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! 

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Aug 07 2019
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 76 - Davey Havok (AFI/ Black Audio/ Son Of Sam)

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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!!!!!!!!!

Apr 24 2016
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)

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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

Mar 26 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)

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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

May 07 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 95 - David Cross (Comedian, Mr. Show, Arrested Development)

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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!!!!!!!

Sep 01 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 185 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Foss, Antemasque, Anywhere, De Facto etc.)

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On anyone's list of all-time greatest front people in music, they would have to include this week's guest. CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA HAS FINALLY COME ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he gets to sit down with one of his favourite's to ever wield the microphone & talk about going from a gang affiliated drummer, to trashing the Jools Holland show!

Also Touched On:

One Of The Best To Ever Do It

The Power Of Night Flight

Watching Another State of Mind With Your Family

The Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist Is The Key Record 

Uglord One Of The Wildest Bands Ever

Ed Ivy From The Rhythm Pigs Starts Throwing Shows

Omar & Sonny Meet Lux & Ivy

Seeing Punk On TV & Putting Punk On TV

The Misfits: A Lot To Love & Love Again

The Jools Holland Show & What Went Wrong 

Reenactment Scene In Punk 

Distorted Silence: The First Band

Joining Phantasma Gloria: The Bad Kid Band

The Respect & The Hate That Comes From Being Feared

Playing With Christ On A Crutch

When Your Two Favourite Local Bands Have Beef

Being A Cheerleader

A One-Man-Pit In Your Parents House

Bad Mothergoose & Sprawl & The Texas Funk Scene

Everyone Wanted To Be Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Jane’s Addiction

Joining the Three Blind Bats, The House Band For The North East Death Squad Gang

The Spermbirds’ Influence On El Paso

Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, Big Boys: Texas Punk

Cherbs, Ed Hall & Trance Syndicate Records

When Your New Band Beats Up Your Old Band

The Acid Years

The Dregtones: Trying To Do Something Really Uncool

Meeting Foss & Beto

Pretending To Be Rain Sanction 

Booking No Empathy

The Grunge Hangover

Touring With FEIST

Trench Mouth Looks Like A CULT!

“No One Was Interested At All.”

Dreaming Of Ebullition Records 

Getting On Flipside 

Face To Face Was Pissed!

Dodging Full Cans Of Coke Whipped At Your Head 

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Sep 19 2018
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 132 - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine)

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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, Colorado
Discovering BOC & The Love Of Record Collecting
Trade A Tape Records
Steppenwolf & 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 Ravers
70's Hair Metal vs. Punk
The Avengers
The Talking Heads At UCSC
Moving To San Francisco
Negative Trend, The Nuns & CRIME
Dills, Mutants, Sleepers & UXA
Picking The Openers After Learning A Lesson
DC & It's Importance
Black Flag & DOA
DOA Playing Ian's High School With Minor Threat, SOA, Scream & Government Issue
Henry Rollins
Yesterday & Today Records
Let 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

Jul 12 2017
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 117 - Wes Eisold (American Nightmare, Cold Cave, Some Girls)

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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!!!!!!

Feb 10 2017
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: Episode 48 - Anthony Bourdain

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This week on Turned Out A Punk, hailing from Parts Unknown, it’s the most electrifying man in culinary entertainment: Anthony Bourdain! Listen in as Tony takes Damian to Punk’s not always so glorious incubator of late 70’s New York and exposes the underside of the scene that produced so much unreliable music in it’s wake.

Also covered:
-Growing up in a musical family
-Buying the Question Mark & the Mysterians
-Seeing Hendrix and Joplin at 12
-The problem of your friends discovering Gram Parsons
-The Stooges: music for people that took speed
-“These guys are going nowhere!” seeing Kiss for the first time
-Seeing the Ramones for the first time
-Following the girls from your high school to see the New York Dolls
-Velvet Underground as college affectation
-Romanticizing Heroin
-No one was listening to this music
-The Contortions and James White
-The Heartbreakers should have been huge
-The arrival of Hardcore
-Richard Hell and The Voidoids: “I new I was going to like this band”
-Feeding Johnny Thunders, Richard Lloyd and Mick Farren
-The Nursery: the children punk themed after-hours that was run by some very grown up people
-Adam and The Ants: “Oh fuck, well this is over”
-Harley Flanagan: From the little kid king of Max’s to Jujitsu instructor to your little kid
-Heading towards No Wave
-The problems with the Stooges’ Raw Power
-An amazing take on the Clash vs. Sex Pistoles!!!!!
-Steely Dan but if they had different music!
-The movie Dig
-The masterpiece Mark Lanegan’s Bubblegum
-The importance of music to the show
-The worldwide underground music world
-Where do you eat shitty road food if you are Anthony Bourdain?
-The way heroin fucks with time
-Being saved by vanity
-Heroin addicts as the target for Crackheads in 1980’s New York
-Jujitsu becoming a lifestyle
-Having the best job on TV
-The magiclessness of the era
-Only missing the grindhouses of old New York
-Cooking with Keith Richards
-Doing The Taste for the hotel

Oct 07 2015
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 89 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid, Old Firm Casuals, Lars & The Bastards)

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This week it's hangin’ out with Lars down on a podcast street cause this week’s guest 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!!!!!

Jul 21 2016
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #13: RIP Anthony Bourdain

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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

Jun 09 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 177 - Dwid Hellion (Integrity)

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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

Jul 16 2018
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 96 - Craig Ferguson (Comedian, Celebrity Name Game, The Drew Carry Show, The Late Late Show)

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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!!!!!

Sep 09 2016
1 hour
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Rank #16: Episode 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)

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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

Apr 23 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 199 - Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers (Better Oblivion Community Center)

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This week on Turned Out A Punk, it is a celebration as PHOEBE BRIDGERS & CONOR OBERST come on to celebrate the release of Better Oblivion Community Center! So sit back as Damian gets two different perspectives on a punk journey that ultimately led to the recording of this record. Can You Believe it? ONE FOR THE AGES!!!

Also Touched On:

Pick A Number Between 1 & 10

Clash Loving Big Brother As First Exposure

Uncle Tupelo

Woody Guthrie

From Avril To X

“It’s Not Punk To Call Yourself PUNK”

Conor: PA For hire

Doing Sound For Brainiac

The Reason That The Omaha Sound Has No Sound

Growing Up & Smelling The Smell

Sloppy Jane: From Punk To Cave Core

Girl Pusher: The Most Appropriate Named Band Ever

Commander Venus

Grass Records

The Crap Shoot Of All Ages Bills

Hating Piano

Neil Young Is So Punk

Nirvana Fan: Me But Greasy

Feeling Like You Have To Sign To Other Labels

Digital Sex Rules!!!

Cursive Signs To Crank!

Mousetrap

311 Leaves Town To Get Back

You Have To Get The Music Out Of Omaha

The Pressure Of Being A Super Young Musician In LA

Phoebe & The He-Men

Einstein’s Dirty Secret

The Topanga Canyon

The Fixie Era

A Band Stays At Your Parents

“Is This Chicken vegan?”

Hearing About Emo For The First Time

The Sunny Day Sound

Pax Am

“It’s Like Sheryl Crow!”

Corporate Piggy

“You Know What Would Be Good For Your Image…”

Playing For The Violent Femme’s Fans: Not Fun

“We Should Form A Band That Sounds Like The Replacements!”

& MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

Brought to you by VANS

Jan 27 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 42 - Fat Mike ( NoFX , Fat Wreck Chords)

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Well dear listeners, the demands were heard and this week on the show Damian is joined by lead singer/bass player of NoFX and Fat Wreck Chords' co-owner, Fat Mike Burkett. Sit down and listen as the two discuss how the man who claims his job is to keep punk elite found the genre that provided the vocation... and how Damian has no taste.

Also on the show:
-Drug talk
-Backstage Passport 2 talk
-Camp Councilor Joe Escalante
-Jack Grisham: a frightening human
-Taping the sound of Rocky Horror Picture Show off TV
-Don’t dream it, do it: S and M
-Crossing borders with cock-rings on
-Going to see Killing Joke at the Whiskey over seeing a movie
-Canadian Subhumans vs. British Subhumans
-The Dickies
-Youth Brigade
-The first time seeing Bad Religion
-Damian having no taste in music
-Going to Rhino Records
-First record Agnostic Front 7”
-Regretting selling the Anidote 7”
-Pre- NoFX: False Alarm
-Don Boles producing the first NoFX for gas money
-Most improved self-taught band
-Covering Impact Unit and the FUs
-NoFX: hardcore
-Hating the term pop-punk
-Mike on the Melvins (it upsets Damian)
-Everything changes after Nirvana
-Wanting to release America’s Hardcore on Fat
-The violence of LA punk
-SO MANY dead friends.
-Fat Mike goes to Italy as a teenager and sees I Refuse It!
-The importance of Maximum Rock and Roll
-The tour with the other lead singer of NoFX
-Wassail Records
-“I like ‘Ride The Lighting’ ok”
-Not being liked at all anywhere
-RKL: The most fucked greatest band
-The Neos
-The Decline as masterwork
and so much more!!!

Aug 26 2015
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 141 - Jord Samolesky (Propagandhi)

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JORD SAMOLESKY IS FINALLY ON THE SHOW! A very long time in the making, but it finally happened. Kick back and listen as Damian & Jord discuss how 2 kids from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba were able to change the landscape of Canadian Punk & influence a whole generation.

Also Touched On:

Getting into Metal, Mullets & Maiden

Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind Tour At 13

Meeting Chris & The Introduction To Celtic Frost & Venom

Records On Wheels & It's Importance

D.O.A. Gig On A Whim In Port Douglas & How It Changed Everything

Beach Mutants

MRR Record Reviews & Mail Order

Seeing The Doughboys & Government Issue

Moving To Winnipeg In 88'

Going To The Royal Albert Constantly

Summer Of 85' Seeing Corrosion Of Conformity (COC)

Independent Grassroots Culture vs. Everything Else

Stretch Marks Show At The Wellington Underage

BFGs Kicking Nazi Ass Across The Nation In The Early 90's

"I Remember" - MDC Politicizing Through Music

Home Health Care & The Introduction To Noam Chomsky

Book Tables At Shows In 95'

The Shift In Crowds Throughout the 90's

Chris' Has Always Been An INSANE Guitarist

The Dayglo's & The Northern Pikes - Canadian Institutions

Chris' Zine - Jord Gave S&M Airlines a 3/10

UK vs. Canadian Subhumans

Fat Wreck Chords & How It Happened

Recording How To Clean Everything

Opening For Jawbreaker In South Dakota

Bus Touring With NOFX In Europe

Homogenization Of Punk

Early Punk - Authentic In It's Urgency

& Much Much More....

BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

Oct 26 2017
56 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)

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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

Nov 19 2018
1 hour 36 mins
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