Turned Out A Punk
Turned Out A Punk
About 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!
Splits Vol 9: That's right: Tobi Vail (Episode 430) and Dale Crover (Episodes 36 and Episode 250) have returned! Two of punk's most influential drummers sit down with Damian to discuss growing up together and all things punk. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss Tobi on tour with Bikini Kill this spring! More info at bikinikill.com Also, don't miss Dale on The Melvin's 40th Anniversary tour! More info at themelvins.net And don't miss the Melvin's incredible new "Bad Mood Rising" LP! Available everywhere, now Thank you to Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun! Use the promo code: TURNEDOUTAPUNK for 15% off subscriptions and fanclub memberships
Episode 445: Ditch your flares and shave your beard: Robyn Hitchcock is here! That's right, the legendary Soft Boy comes to Turned Out A Punk to discuss whether or not he was ever really a punk and so much more. Listen in as Damian talks to one of his favourite songwriters about: the sketchiness of Raw Records, still hunting for a copy of “I Could Puke”, Bushell vs Savage and tons of other goodness! THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss Robyn Hitchcock on his American tour starting March 17. For more info and dates, click here: https://www.robynhitchcock.com/tour Also, don't miss Robyn's fantastic "Shufflemania" lp. Available everywhere, now. Thank you to Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun! Use the promo code: TURNEDOUTAPUNK for 15% off subscriptions and fanclub memberships
Episode 444: Don't worry about the stormy weather or the roadblocks in our way: Santigold is here! Join Damian as he sits down with the Philly music legend to discuss mental health and punk. From meeting Chuck Treece at a school dance, to her journey into punk with Stiffed, Schoolly D is hardcore,lessons learned from touring with Bad Brains, people loving watching the rise & fall and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS ONE! Also, don't miss Santigolds' awesome new "Spirituals" album. Available everywhere, now. Head to santigold.com for more! Thank you to Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun! Use the promo code: TURNEDOUTAPUNK for 15% off subscriptions and fanclub memberships
Episode 443: Start screaming because Marissa Paternoster is on here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Screaming Females vocalist/guitarist to talk punk and jam bands. From forced Phish listening sessions, to New Jersey having it, to the architecture of DIY and so much more: don't miss this one! Also, don't miss Screaming Females' brand new lp: "Desire Pathway", on Don Giovani Records! Available everywhere now! Head to Screamingfemales.com for tour dates and more! Thank you to Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun! Use the promo code: TURNEDOUTAPUNK for 15% off subscriptions and fanclub memberships
Episode 442: ALEXISONFIRE week concludes with a bang: Wade is back! Join Damian as he sits down with Dooms Children's, Black Lung's and Alexisonfire's Wade MacNeil to catch up and talk: punk, the Grateful Dead's place in the universe, healing with friends and more! Don't miss it! Also, don't miss Alexisonfire's "Otherness"! In stores, now!! Thank you to Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun! Use the promo code: TURNEDOUTAPUNK for 15% off subscriptions and fanclub memberships
Episode 441: IT'S ALEXISONFIRE WEEK ON TURNED OUT A PUNK!! Kicking it off with the only member of the band that has yet to appear on the show: Jordan "Ratbeard" Hastings is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with his friend to discuss Burlington Ontario's rich music history and punk. From Rainbow Butt Monkeys becoming Finger Eleven, to Trunk's greatness, to "TJon Wurster Theory of Working With Different Song Writers" to Hoodrat with MDC in a field and so much more: don't miss this one! Also, don't miss Alexisonfire's fantastic "Otherness" LP., available everywhere now! Thank you to the Creem Magazine for sponsoring this podcast! Head to Creem.com for subscriptions, the incredible archive and more fun!!!
Episode 440: It's an (Orthodox) Tankcrimes Day miracle!! Chris Elder is on Turned Out A Punk! Join Damian as he sits down with the legendary vocalist and label head to discuss punk and the history behind the mystery of one of hardcore greatest bands. From growing up punk in Inglewood, to the perfection of the Pessimiser discography, to No Comment's concept record, to the genius of Oingo Boingo, to the greatness of California's Nausea and so much more! DON'T MISS THIS ONE Head to tankcrimes.com for all your Despise You needs! Happy Tankcrimes Day, everyone!
Episode 439: PUNK IS FOR THE YOUTH! Today on Turned Out A Punk one of punk's brightest young lights: The Linda Lindas are here! Listen as Damian sits down for a short, chaotic, awesome conversation with the teen punk sensations. From growing up punk, to Alice Bag's influence, to Tony Adolescent being the best, to feeling out of step with your generation: don't miss this one! Also, don't miss The Linda Lindas' fantastic new album: "Growing Up"! Available everywhere on Epitaph! More info at thelindalindas.com
Splits Vol. 8: Punk's greatest siblings return to Turned Out A Punk with a vengeance! Listen in as Damian and the Redd Kross Bros. sit down to discuss all things punk. From being the first ones out of the SST cult, to going to see the Go-Gos with the Descendents, to the beef with the Circle Jerks, to which Black Flag singer was really the best, to Pat Smear passing on the Chilli Peppers, to Frank Zappa, to record store poops and so much more: DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!! Also, don't miss any of Redd Kross' discography. Check Merge Records for more information.
Episode 438: ON THE GROUND, FACEDOWN, WIDE AWAKE! Today on the Turned Out A Punk, Bobby from 16 is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with a member of one of his all-time favourite bands! They discuss all things punk including the mystery of 16. From skating with legends as a 6 year old, to Redd Kross being the worlds greatest band, to touring with Slayer, to the Pushead bump, to the greatness of Chris Pessimiser: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also, don't miss 16's awesome "Into Dust"; available everywhere now from Relapse Records
Episode 437: Pass the Mighty Taco, we think we're Commander Tom! This week on Turned Out Punk we are joined by two of Tuffalo's hardest: Dan Licata and Joe Pera! Listen in as Damian sits down with two hilarious comedians to talk about punk, pain and The Red Green Show. From pooping down a lane at a bowling ally in the name of art, to Jackass auditions gone wrong, to the Goo Goo Dolls, to trolling Elon Musk to his face at SNL: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Don't miss Dan & Joe on tour starting this week!!! Tickets available here: https://joepera.com/shows/
Episode 436: Wipe those tears off your Gore-tex, Graham Sayle is here! Join Damian as he sits down with the High Vis vocalist to talk punk, poseurs and Pot Noodle Pyramid. From scouser ribbings, to Brit-pop's pervasiveness, to building a scene & remembering who was there and so much more! Don't miss it! Don't miss High Vis' fantastic "Blending" LP, OUT NOW on Dais Records
Episode 435: How does one retire from music? Damian sits down with one-time Deadly Snake, Max McCabe-Lokos to find out just that. Listen in as one of the greatest front-people Toronto ever produced talks about punk, why Toronto sucks/rules and knowing it was time to walk away... forever? From the classic Classics Studios, to the world changing legacy of 5 Arlington, to the legendary Dan Burke, to the endless beefs of The Deadly Snakes: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!
Episode 434: Pop icon Tiffany is here! That's right, Damian sits down the legendary singer to talk about: punk, country and wrestling! Listen as the two discuss: being discovered by the great Hoyt Axton, touring with Jerry Lee Lewis & Little Richard, wrestling Butter Bean and so much more!!! Don't miss Tiffany's brand new album: Shadows! More information at tiffanytunes.com Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com
Episode 433: There's a Pinkus among us! This week on Turned Out A Punk: JD Pinkus returns to bring us good tidings and punk. Having first appeared with the Melvins on episode #36, JD comes back to talk with Damian and fill in some blanks. Listen in as the two discuss: drugs, guns, sex, the GG Allin of the South, Butthole Surfers vs. REM, Ru Paul being the best, the inability to have a reunion and so much more! DON'T MISS THIS! Also, don't miss JD's solo album: "Fungus Shui", out now on Shimmy Disc! For more Pinkus, check out: jdpinkus.com Also, pick up a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com
Episode 432: One of us, one of us! This Fool's Chris Estrada is here and he came to play! This week on the show Damian is joined by the star and creator of one of his favourite TV shows to talk all things punk. It turns out that Chris is a big fan of TOAP and has come prepared to go. From being neighbours with Despise You, to gangbangers calling you "Marilyn Manson", to choosing a side in the Bikini Kill/NoFX beef, to hanging with Ian at the Dischord house, to the punk divide in comedy: this is NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss the hilarious first season of "This Fool" on Hulu (Disney+ in Canada)! Season 2 coming next year! Also, check out more about Chris here: chrisestradacomedy.com Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com Also touched on: Crass best before 1984 Punk loving rockers Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 The sin of listening to Shaved Women No punks in high school Dressing like you were into Snapcase “What’s up Marilyn Manson?” Nirvana’s importance in putting bands into the zeitgeist Sonic Youth East LA backyard party shows Union 13 Generacion Suicida Unwound what happened to emo? The Clash Despise You NoFX vs Bikini Kill Love And Rockets NOT THE BAND and so much more!!!!
Episode 431: Don't go back home just yet, Stephanie Phillips is right here! Today on Turned Out A Punk, the author and Big Joanie frontperson stops by to talk punk and DIY. Join Damian as he sits down with one of his favourite music writers to talk: American alternative being UK mainstream, the importance of the forgotten histories, Rachel Aggs' genius, "who the hell are those guys" core and so much more! Don't miss this one! Also, don't miss Big Joanie's fantastic new lp: "Back Home", out now on Kill Rock Stars! Also, check out: steph-phillips.com, for more of Stephanie's writing! Also, order "Why Solange Matters" from you favourite book store. Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com Also touched on: The Gossip: UK mainstream The early aughts weekly British music press Le Tigra Sacred Paws South London DIY A tale of two UK punk scenes Trashkit Wolf Bands that exist only on a poster Forgotten histories Bam Bam Sista Grrrl Riot Be Your Own Pet When heroes become peers AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Splits Vol 7: For the first time in four years, Walter is back! What better way to celebrate Walter Schreifels' fourth appearance on the show than by inviting Jayson Green to join the party?! Listen in as Damian sits down with the two returning guests to discuss: calling Ian MacKaye about producing "Start Today", NY with David Blaine / Harmony Korine or Vegas with Chris Angel / Jonathan Davis, staying with Poly Styrene, dodging GG Allin's poop banana in Hated and so much more!!! Also, don't miss the brand new reissue of Rival Schools' "United By Fate"! Out now on Run For Cover Records! Also, check out Walter on tour with Gorilla Biscuits and Youth Of Today now and next year! Also, check out Jayson Green's awesome 24 hour Video podcast! Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com!
Episode 430: Who's ready for a riot?! Bikini Kill's Tobi Vail is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with one of his heroes to discuss: hardcore, grunge, riot grrrl and all things punk. From having punk rock parents, to the cult of the Melvins, to Olympia's beef with Black Flag, to witnessing punk's breaking from both sides of the divide; DON'T MISS THIS EPISODE! Also, don't miss Bikini Kill on tour! More info at bikinikill.com Also, don't miss the new Girlsperm's new "The Muse Ascends" LP, out now on Thrilling Living Records Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com Also touched on: Did 60 Minutes cover the Pistols? Rock N Roll High School double feature living in the middle of nowhere Mom being horrified at the Decline “I’m going to teach you kids how to do the pogo!” Choosing a book report over the Ramones and DOA Find cigarettes and some punk tapes… Following the skate punks No Sisters Slayer in ’84 Seeing Whitehouse Beyond Possession Getting attacked by Doc Dart SSD being liked by the assholes The Black Flag/ Beat Happening incident Kathaleen Hanna and Poison Idea Hanging with Pig and Sonic Youth “We have to make it back on time for JFA!” Frightwig: “Flipper but girls” Soul Asylum were amazing The Screaming Trees were the world’s greatest band Nation Of Ulysses DC hardcore over everything The NoFX beef Born Against ruling AND TONS MORE!
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