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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 296 - Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!)

    Episode 296 - Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag, OFF!)

    We're going wild in the streets on this episode because Damian is joined by his buddy & a goddamn LEGEND: KEITH MORRIS! Listen in as the two discuss the LA punk explosion, & what led up to it, from the most first hand of perspectives. From going with Greg Ginn to see the Dogs in a music wasteland to watching West Coast hardcore take over the globe a few years later. This is NOT TO BE MISSED & don't miss the brand new jammed packed reissue of Group Sex (one of the best records ever!) out now on Trust Records. 

    Also Touched On:

    Not heroes, friends

    Great bass players

    LA versus NY punk

    A nice thick red face and zucchini noodles

    Talking Heads, Blondie and most of the early CBs scene wasn’t really punk

    The Dickies and X are the only bands to get signed

    Zolar X 

    The Imperial Dogs

    The Dogs from Detroit: Ginn and Keith’s favourite band

    The Last kick it off in the South Bay

    Lucky Leher gives out his number on Group Sex and regrets it

    Jeff trades Keith a song in exchange for a new band name

    Hollywood vs the Beach communities

    The effect of growing up in the “Hey Devo!” era

    Don’t stand around trying to figure stuff out, jump in: Beach Jocks

    Circles Jerks and Fear to 5000 people at the Olympic Auditorium 

    The Stooges on their last legs

    The effects of Charles Manson on you Culture

    Vom were… fun

    Fear forming to mock punk

    The Extremes to Youth Brigade

    The Atoms: pre-DFL and GnR

    The first tour

    Fanzines

    Making sure you were playing with the good band in each town

    Borrowing riffs

    four month long tours

    no merch

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 295 - Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon, Supercluster, Pylon Reenactment Society)

    Episode 295 - Vanessa Briscoe Hay (Pylon, Supercluster, Pylon Reenactment Society)

    PYLON WEEK CONTINUES!! On this episode Damian gets to sit down & talk with one of his favourite vocalists ever: VANESSA BRISCOE HAY! Listen in as the two talk about her journey into punk & fronting the legendary Pylon. From meeting the Ramones to changing the landscape of Athens through music, THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, don't miss the awesome new Pylon Boxset out now on New West Records!

    Also Touched On:

    The ’76-77 dividing line in music

    Prog

    Roxy Music as a precursor to punk

    The impact of the Sex Pistols’ show on the Athens scene

    .38 Special opening for the Ramones

    The B-52s and “New Music”

    Almost meeting Anne Wilson from Heart 

    “Our” music

    Robert Croker directing The Fans with playing cards

    Skinny tie bands

    Blondie, The Kinks and some metal band

    Everyone is scared of the Restraints

    “Its the newest dance! It’s called the West Coast Shove”

    The Shag and the North Carolina Surf Music scene

    Figuring out DIY touring 

    “Parties at our house!”

    Pylon as healing music

    Georgia hospitality in LA

    Screaming to be heard

    Gang Of Four, Pylon and Mission To Burma

    The negative space left in the music

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 294 - Michael Lachowski (Pylon)

    Episode 294 - Michael Lachowski (Pylon)

    IT’S PYLON WEEK ON TOAP! In celebration of the amazing  new Pylon boxset, we have back to back episodes of PYLON greatness! Starting with MICHAEL LACHOWSKI sitting down to discuss his journey into punk & Pylon's impact on music. From houseshows with the B-52s to getting banned in Atlanta for repainting the greenroom, this is NOT TO BE MISSED. 
    Also, you don’t want to miss the awesome new Pylon boxset on New West Records out now!

    Also Touched On:

     Loving the Vibrators 

    “Michael, theses guys are a punk band!?”

    It all felt a little manufactured

    Televison

    Not loving Van Halen

    Being turned off by the media circus around the Sex Pistols

    The B-52s and the arrival of House shows

    The Side Effects and Ok Go

    The Fans and the Brains in Atlanta

    The Tones Tones and the Method Actors

    The New Wave take over of Athens

    Where punk takes hold

    The expansion of the Art Department of the University Of 

    Georgia 

    Going to NY

    Lene Lovich or Gang Of Four?

    Touring Canada

    Beer for breakfast in the UK

    Atlanta vs Athens

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 293 - Dennis Jagard (Scared Straight, Ten Foot Pole)

    Episode 293 - Dennis Jagard (Scared Straight, Ten Foot Pole)

    On the latest episode, we're keeping the Scared Straight energy going as Damian sits down with Ten Foot Pole frontperson, DENNIS JAGARD! Listen in as the two have a revealing conversation about the risk that comes with pursuing your dream. Topics  ranging from: cleaning up after the Cramps to fighting nazi's at the Gilman, to ignoring Prince's career advice & other goodness are all covered. 

    Not to be missed!

    Also Touched On:

    “Big fan”

    Dennis’ dog and workout partner

    Dad trying to take the stage from under Black Flag

    Missing Minor Threat by a week

    Brian Walsby bringing over records

    Mike Thompson: the original singer of Scared Straight

    The Cramp’s Show Aftermath: Cow Tongues and 7”s 

    breaking up in Pittsburgh 

    Invest in your art and the risks involved 

    Not taking Prince’s career advice

    “Punishing” Jimmy Eat World fans and them not loving his shoes

    Switchblade held to the throat 

    Touring Texas with NoFX during their worst line up

    Slamming for cardio for Ill Repute 

    Fighting Skinheads at the Gilman

    The Longest Line and the great leap forward

    AND MORE!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 292 - Scott Radinsky (Pulley, MLB Picher & Former LA Dodger, Ten Foot Pole, Scared Straight)

    Episode 292 - Scott Radinsky (Pulley, MLB Picher & Former LA Dodger, Ten Foot Pole, Scared Straight)

    IT'S WORLD SERIES TIME! What better way could TOAP celebrate than by having the only Major Leaguer/Punk Musician ever (A former LA Dodger at that!), on the show?!? Join Damian as he sits down with SCOTT RADINSKY to talk about playing punk shows & playing baseball at the highest level AT THE SAME TIME. Listen in as the two also go deep on: Mystic Records, RKL, other secret MLB Punx & tons of other goodness! 

    NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

    Also Touched On:

    Chilling at the abandoned Country Club pool in 6th grade

     

    The skater kids

    Fear and Circle One

    Minor Threat, Suicidal Tendencies and America’s Hardcore

    Violence at shows

    Scared Straight

    The new scene

    In defence of Mystic

    Never breaking up

    the late 80s lean years for LA punk

    Juggling baseball and punk

    Shows before and after baseball

    The Punk Baseball Connection

    Never being a “Jock”

    Were there any other punks in baseball?

    The bad kid and the good kids in school

    It’s just a game

    Ian as a god

    RKL are gods

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 56 min
    Episode 291 - Billy Bragg (Riff Raff)

    Episode 291 - Billy Bragg (Riff Raff)

    The Bard Of Barking comes to the Turned Out A Punk Kingdom! On this episode Damian sits down with one of England’s greatest song writers: BILLY BRAGG. Listen as Damian & Billy go deep on the greatness: Riff Raff, Chiswick Records’ pub rock, never listening to the Clash’s “Sandinista” on principle & SO MUCH OTHER GOODNESS. 

    NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!

    Also Touched On: 

    Sounds

    A Damned reel to reel as first exposure

    it’s gotta be recorded wrong speed?

    Sceptical of the art school quality of it

    The Jam are the first band to have an impact

    Dr.Feelgood are the British Ramones

    Do up your top button lest you look like a Bee Gee

    The Clash live blowing your mind

    Forming Riff Raff

    Recording I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut and being reborn

    getting high on recording

    Snatching a cup of “Sex and Drug and Rock And Roll” badges from your future manager

    Albion Records

    The unreleased Riff Raff movie

    Throwing matinee gigs in Clopton 

    The Now’s “Development Corporation”

    Jon Savage’s end of Punk was just the start

    The power and sway on being big city rockers in a small town

    Getting East German Punks Stoned for the first time

    Lil’ Kevin joins the band

    Punk splitting into Oi and The New Romantic

    Never listening to Sandinista by the Clash

    Blanking on The Levellers

    “They weren’t in the Clash Wars!”

    Lesson learned from Patrick Fitzgerald’s failure

    Life’s A Riot

    proto-Britpop 

    The Housemartins 

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Younglifetime ,

More punk wrestling connection!

Damien knocks it out of the park with the usual suspects and some not so suspecting punk/hardcore lovers. The connection he dives deeper into between wrestling and punk rock is my favourite part of the show and I can only hope to hear much more of it. Thanks for all you do!

Tbag4200 ,

Amazing podcast

Damian is a down to earth and genuine host, with an almost savant level knowledge of punk bands and punk history. HIGHLY recommend.

insidethebeehive ,

If you grew up on punk rock this is your show!

The only punk rock podcast worth your time. Damian is a great person and a local Toronto legend. Amazing guests one after the next featuring most of my heroes who have helped shape my life as well as others! Long live TOAP!!!

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