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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.

Turned Out A Pun‪k‬ 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.

    Episode 313 - Todd Kowalski (Propagandhi, I Spy)

    Episode 313 - Todd Kowalski (Propagandhi, I Spy)

    Today on the show, Damian is joined by a legit triple threat: Propagandhi bassist, I Spy vocalist & visual artist TODD KOWALSKI!!! Listen in as they talk finding metal/punk/hardcore in Regina, Unlawful Assembly is Saskatchewan's greatest band, The Besnard Lakes' connection & so much more! 

    Not to be missed!!!! 

    Also Touched On:

    Loving Metal

    Accused 

    Possessed

    a friend from the ally with Razor and Celtic Frost records

    Trying to comprehend Slayer

    Insight: Regina’s answer to SNFU

    Unlawful Assembly: The best unrecorded Regina bend ever

    The greatness of Beyond Possession 

    The Chris Todd Kenton Warriors: first band

    Imaginary metal bands

    Government Issue playing to 15 people

    Doing the best stage dive of your life for No Means No

    Needing to hear what death metal sounded like

    The Killer Dwarfs playing at the bar at the mall

    Records On Wheels

    GG Allin in Flipside: “I’m going to be banned from life if I’m caught with this!”

    Drummer of Ditchpig

    The Besnard Lakes/ Propagandhi connection

    Going to a Fugazi and hoping for Minor Threat

    Loving Youth Of Today

    Seeing Tankhog on the best possible day

    Bonehog did not age well

    Death Sentence dancers

    Seeing Sloan on the very first tour

    Seeing the Small

    interviewing Propagandhi

    There is always a market for dark punk

    The influence of the Melvins, Helmet and Coffin Break

    The effect of hearing Ebullition records stuff

    & TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

     

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 313 - Shapel Lacey (Comedian, It's Managed Podcast)

    Episode 313 - Shapel Lacey (Comedian, It's Managed Podcast)

    Start doing back flips! Today on the show Damian sits down with the hilarious SHAPEL LACEY (AKA The only person in comedy with a DS-13 tattoo)!!! Listen in as the two discuss: how finding punk gave a voice to an anger inside, the various strengths of different Black Flag singers, why hardcore is the most integral of all the punk mutations, the power of the mosh, Oasis: the anti-Nirvana & so much more! 

    NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

    Also Touched On:

    "Wanna join a Ska punk band?"

    The power of a logo 

    the various strengths of the various Black Flag singers

    Henry Rollins: the greatest front person 

    No one can touch Keith On Nervous Breakdown

    Hearing "Mississippi Queen" for the first time

    Never loving 80’s metal

    From Queens Of The Stone Age to GBH

    The blues in Grunge

    Loving Oasis 

    The chilling effect of Kurt Cobain’s death

    Loving GBH

    from crust to hipsters

    Most people don’t have what it takes to be in a band like Black Flag

    Deranged Records

    DS-13

    ETA

    & SO MUCH OTHER GOODNESS

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 312 - Bill Hader (Barry, SNL, Superbad, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs)

    Episode 312 - Bill Hader (Barry, SNL, Superbad, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs)

    Yes, that’s right!! On this episode Damian sits down & chats with, Emmy Award winning star/ co-creator/ director/ writer of HBO’s Barry, BILL HADER!!! Thanks to their mutual friend, Jon “King of Beats/Comedy” Wurster, these two anxious nerds are brought together for the longest episode of TOAP ever! Listen in as they discuss: panic attacks while making SNL, Barry as an autobiography, Bad Brains being the best ever, why can’t people just like instrumental Zappa & SO MUCH MORE! DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Also Touched On:

    Mutual love

    The Wheelman

    Can you make the guns sound like they do in Heat?

    Dad hated Dylan and loved Zappa

    An uncle flipping out about Minor Threat’s cover of “Stepping Stone”

    "Something Brains and something Kennedys?"

    Monster Movies and punk: a deadly combination

    The Misfits are targeted marketing at work

    watching movies like TV

    Getting wasted in front of Rush

    Trying to school Geddy Lee on Mike Watt

    Proudly punishing Spielberg

    Cults and music

    The Bad Brains

    “Your Uncle John’s a Devo”

    “Fartface”: Bill, Will Forte and Josh Brolin go down swinging on SNL

    Not always enjoying it 

    Directing Barry: “I can do this”

    Horror movies

    Evil Dead is punk rock

    creative process

    SCTV and Kids in The Hall

    Iron Chef... America

    & TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    Episode 311 - Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Bored Games, Doublehappys)

    Episode 311 - Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Bored Games, Doublehappys)

    On this episode, Damian sits down with one of the greatest songwriters EVER: SHAYNE CARTER!!! Shayne is a bonafide New Zealand music icon that has released some of Damian's favourite records in his various bands. Listen in as the two discuss how punk inspired Shayne & his compatriots in the Dunedin music scene to create some of the best music ever recorded. 
    NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss ANY of Shayne's genius! Check out his amazing autobiography "Dead People I Have Known", as well as the music of:

    Straitjacket Fits, Doublehappys, Shayne Carter+Peter Jefferies, Bored Games, Dimmer, The Weeds etc. (As well as all the other NZ goodness: The Bats, The Chills, The Clean, The Enemy, King Loser,  Look Blue Go Purple, Sneaky Feelings, The Stones Toy Love, The Verlaines, Wax Chattels, etc. It will make your life better.)!!!!!!

    Also Touched On:

    Toy Love and the Enemy

    The Sex Pistols were good even on the reunion... shockingly

    The Stooges, Al Green and Leonard Cohen: perfect til the end 

    Like in wrestling: doing more with less

    “That’s the guitar sound from ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’!"

    Chris Knox: true punk

    Martin from the Chills setting up chairs outside of gigs

    the power of distance 

    The guy and the record store setting you straight after calling Jimi Hendrix a hippie

    There is no golden egg to chase in Dunedin

    1 in 10 000 people are signed to a US label

    “Very white, very violent” Dunedin in the late 70s

    Car Boys VS. Punks: being willing to die for your art

    “Scarfie bashing”

    Doublehappys: a form of social revenge

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 310 - Steve Von Till (Neurosis, Harvestman, Tribes Of Resistance)

    Episode 310 - Steve Von Till (Neurosis, Harvestman, Tribes Of Resistance)

    On this episode Damian is joined by one of his favourite voices in music, STEVE VON TILL from the godly NEUROSIS! Listen in as they talk: Transgressor, hearing GISM for the first time, "Word As Law" not being a band favourite, gigs with Green Day & so much more! 
    NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss Steve Von Till's AMAZING new solo album: 'No Wilderness Deep Enough'. ALSO, check out his new book of poetry & lyrics: "Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics", both are out now on Neurot Records!!

    Also Touched On:

    THE MRR COMPS

    An influence on everyone

    Born in 69

    Hearing Los Angelas by X for the first time

    Discharge changes everything

    San Jose

    Kill ‘Em All: “You need this”

    The Peace comp

    The MRR comps

    What the hell is going on in Japan?!?: the first time you hear GISM

    international hardcore

    Transgressor 

    the mix bag early Gilman St. shows

    Playing with Green Day, NoFX and the Offspring

    Tribes Of Resistance

    wanting to do all the things

    Kamala hooking up the numbers for the first Neurosis tour

    the Alchemy scene

    RKL’s psychedelic light show

    Clown Ally 

    “Punk rock, and we can’t even drink outside?!? That’s b******t!”

    “Six hours of the Misfits”

    Coil, Throbbing Gristle, etc

    College Radio: It’s not all REM

    Holiday dinner at Chris Dodge’s with Buzz and Dale

    Burning Witch: True Doom

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 309 - Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood, Archenemy)

    Episode 309 - Joe Manganiello (Justice League, True Blood, Archenemy)

    Grab your 20 sided dice! Today on the show we are joined by, the bard with a 31 charisma, actor/director/producer/writer/DM: JOE MANGANIELLO!!! Join Joe & Damian on his journey from a Rollins worshipping, DnD obsessed, metalhead kid, to a Rollins worshipping, DnD obsessed, metalhead adult... Who is also Deathstroke & Alcide the Werewolf. 
    NOT TO BE MISSED & ALSO, don't miss Joe's "Shoplifters Of The World" out wherever you see new movies March 26!

    Also Touched On:

    Damian’s whole family is excited for this one!

    Metallica turning people on to the Misfits and Discharge

    The power of the cover

    Get In the Van: “Have you ever read this?”

    Being obsessed and getting to meet Henry Rollins

    “Crossover stars”

    Shepard Fairly setting you straight 

    Parents hate D’n’D

    Trying to keep Role Playing games punk

    It’s a war-game

    The dream of working in the industry… the gaming industry

    Ian MacKaye’s birthday fucking up the booking plans for a live reading of Major League

    What’s the purpose of us anymore?

    Being the roadie for Goldfinger

    Nerds of the world unite

    Metal going high fashion is teenage validation 

    Vince Vaughn, Big Show, and Tom Against The Machine: the ultimate DnD party

    Going to see Social Distortion and losing your camera with Macho Man photos

    DnD Alignments

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

liammmjjjjjj ,

Best music podcast around

TOAP is such a gem. Damian’s thorough research and genuine enthusiasm ensures that his interviews consistently reach places that most don’t even come close to broaching. Essential listening for any music fan.

PattonisKing ,

TOAP

Great podcast, discovered and rediscovered a lot of music. Almost ridiculous knowledge of punk and hardcore, highly recommended!!

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This rules

Love this podcast, interesting stories about punk rock/hardcore

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