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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!

Turned Out A Punk Turned Out A Punk

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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!

    Episode 379 - Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric, On Cinema At The Cinema, Office Hours)

    Episode 379 - Tim Heidecker (Tim & Eric, On Cinema At The Cinema, Office Hours)

    Never Mind Tom Goes To The Mayor, Here’s Tim Comes To Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show: On Cinema, Office Hours & Tim and Eric’s TIM HEIDECKER is here to talk hating punk, but it still being his scene. Listen in as Tim & Damian discuss: Minor Threat loving drug dealers, losing band members to Digger, Weston as Allentown’s Pavement, being sketched out by Ink & Dagger, troll culture, and so much more! 

    THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 




    Also, don’t miss Tim and Gregg Turkington’s hilarious “On Cinema At The Cinema” available at www.heinetwork.com 




    Also, don’t miss Tim’s equally hilarious "Office Hours" available at www.youtube.com/timheidecker





    Also, grab one of the Turned Out A Punk Shirts at: www.turnedoutapunk.com





    Also Touched On:




    The Ramones on rock radio




    Billy Idol & Generation X




    Loving the scene but hating the music




    A hardcore loving drug dealer




    Minor Threat in the car on the way to get beer




    Liking early Green Day




    Weston: Kings Of Scene




    Dave Weston is PA’s Stephen Malkmus 




    Having your band stolen to become Digger




    The era when consumer level gear is able to produce at a pro-level




    Eric: the one stop cultural shop




    Opening (with videos) for the Shins  




    Getting discovered by Bob Odenkirk 




    “Keep them out of the writers room!”




    The 709 South 6th Street Punk House




    The Tim Heidecker Masterpiece 




    Puss WhIp Bang Gang




    The Doors on Beat Club




    Cotton Candy: the tape hook up




    Rockbitch: wildest band in music




    “Wait til you see this!”: discovering Chris Morris' comedy




    Faces Of Death




    Tom Green




    Derrick Beckles and TV Carnage




    Smashing the Moog in 12 Tone System




    Sola: the best Philly band




    Built To Spill: a mutual love affair




    Comedy wasn’t cool




    Mr Show as a Matador Band




    Making “Art”




    The Influence of Dr. Demento on culture




    Howeird Stern’s Weird Al cash in record




    Neil Hamburger and breaking Kayfabe




    Cultural curation 



    & TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS!



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 378 - Ray Ahn (Hard-Ons, Nunchukka Superfly, The Victims)

    Episode 378 - Ray Ahn (Hard-Ons, Nunchukka Superfly, The Victims)

    What happens when heroes become friends? Find out today as Damian sits down with one of his, The Hard-Ons’ RAY AHN & quickly realises that they are birds of a feather. Listen in as the two discuss their shared passions of punk & record collecting. From AC/DC playing earth shatteringly loud at the local park, to power erasing signed records, to confronting hate with humour, to why Jerry A should have thrown Mick Harvey off that boat & so much more: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 




    Also, don’t miss The Hard-Ons’ latest awesome LP, “I'm Sorry Sir, That Riff's Been Taken” on Cheersquad Records! 




    Also, check out the latest LP by Ray’s other fantastic band: Nunchukka Superfly’s, “The Aussie Exorcism (Nah Mate, You Can't Punch A Ghost)” on Tym Records!




    Also, head over to turnedoutapunk.com & grab a shirt for this podcast!



    Also Touched On:




    The various species and sub-species of record collectors




    Australian love for hard rock




    Getting the SexPistols single from a friend who didn’t like it




    “No one bought Tartus 




    Beautifully instructional The Ramones and the Saints seal the deal




    AC/DC playing in the park




    The influence of the volume on kids in the 70s




    Accidentally erasing Kym Bradshaw’s signature




    (I’m) Stranded: the real Australian National Anthem




    Record Collections not as places of enjoyment




    Having to deal with Racists 




    Confronting Nazis with humour  




    The Celibate Rifles




    The Slugfuckers




    They not-so-good ol’ days




    The A*****e Roster System




    being in The Victims




    Seeing Gauze in ’89




    Touring Japan with Snuff and Sean ‘Fat Bob’ Forbes

    & TONS MORE GOODNESS


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    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Episode 377 - Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog)

    Episode 377 - Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog)

    Your eyes are not deceiving you: JEFF TWEEDY is here! The songwriter, author, record producer & Wilco frontman stops by the show to talk punk! Join Damian as he sits down with Jeff to discuss: the legend of Max Load, when punk misses the mark completely, arguing with Gerard Cosloy outside of CBGBs about ad copy, audiences waiting for Jimmy Buffet covers & so much more!! 

    THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Don't miss the reissue of Jeff's "Chelsea Hotel" soundtrack & the deluxe edition of "Love Is The King" coming soon! ALSO, don't forget to subscribe to Jeff's newsletter here: https://jefftweedy.substack.com/subscribe

    We’re getting down to the last few TURNED OUT A PUNK T-Shirts. Get over to www.turnedoutapunk.com & get one before they’re gone!

    Also Touched On:

    Punk on tv in ’77




    Local legends Max Load




    The bad scary punk dudes




    Punk’s most infamous poor taste “joke” band




    The Johnny Appleseeds of Punk




    A million dollar comic collection




    The sketchiness of First Wave Mid-West Punk




    Ultraman




    Drunks With Guns




    “Where do they get these punk clothes?!”




    The beauty of the Spanish Swing Scene




    Fool Face were a New Wave band




    The Stray Cats before the codification




    Culture Shock on acid




    The Dazzling Kill Men




    Producing with Albini




    Hooking up with Rockville Records




    The internal Dutch East Indie beef




    Gerard Cosloy is the real deal




    Early tours and having to play with Jimmy Buffet cover bands




    Meeting Mamma Stinson 




    & TONS MORE!!!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 376 - Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street, One Life One Chance Podcast)

    Episode 376 - Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street, One Life One Chance Podcast)

    Today we welcome one of the most positive forces in the hardcore universe to the show: TOBY MORSE! The author, podcaster & H20 front person is here to celebrate his lifelong love of punk. Join Damian as he reconnects with his one time tour buddy to discuss: the whiplash between Revolution Summer DC & NYHC, Kevin Seconds as a father figure, Verbal Assault being underrated, Chris Gethard's story from TOAP episode 51 & so much more! 

    DO NOT MISS IT!

    Also, don't miss Toby's brand new kids' book "One Life One Chance" OUT NOW on HE Creative or visit H2OMERCH.COM

    AND if you want one of the new Turned Out A Punk shirts, visit TURNEDOUTAPUNK.COM

    Also Touched On:

    20 years of friendship




    Going to see Impact Unit




    “Never Mind The B******s” of 8-track




    Verbal Assault RULE




    Positive Outlook




    The Belly punk connection




    The Marginal Man cover




    Embrace




    Kingface




    East Coast surfing




    Not liking the “Anarchy and Fuck your parents” vibe




    7 Seconds




    Meeting Milo and seeing the Descendents 




    The Chris Gethard story




    Moving to DC just in time for Revolution Summer




    Going hippies




    Moving to New York to hang with Token Entry




    Underdog




    Hanging with Sick Of It All




    Living beside 




    Living in Alan Cage’s closet 




    “The Hick from Maryland”




    Walter plays the Sugarcubes and Smiths




    Rusty and Images




    Outcrowd




    Violence in NY




    The Warped Tour




    Generation Records




    The amazingness of Kevin Seconds




    Recording beside Axel Rose




    Not loving “Go”

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!


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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 375 - Elgin James (Co-Creator & Showrunner of FX's Mayans M.C., Righteous Jams, 454 Big Block, Wrecking Crew)

    Episode 375 - Elgin James (Co-Creator & Showrunner of FX's Mayans M.C., Righteous Jams, 454 Big Block, Wrecking Crew)

    What is the purpose of this podcast if not to help Damian rekindle old friendships? Today on the show, Mayans M.C. co-creator / Showrunner & Righteous Jammer, ELGIN JAMES sits down for one of the most fascinating episodes yet! Listen in as two friends reconnect & discuss Elgin’s harrowing journey from homeless punk, to writing a hit tv show & EVERYTHING in between! 

    THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED AT ALL COSTS!




    Also, lookout for Mayans M.C. Season 4 coming in 2022 & catch up on past seasons on FX now!




    Also Touched On:




    Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert




    The Billy Squier/ Dead Kennedys connection




    The Sex Pistols rule




    Catching MRR radio by chance




    Molly Shannon: New Waver




    The Clash vs. The Pistols




    Rainbow and The Scorpions




    Adventure Jukebox on WXEI




    No Milk On Tuesday




    Husker Du




    Going to the Anthrax and seeing Mental Abuse




    Chronic Disorder




    Starting a zine




    Following Rollins around on the Lifetime Tour




    Rage Of Discipline: the band




    “Stay out of prison”: advice from Hank




    Believing it and living it




    A little boy never learning to be a man




    Blackout Bar




    Meeting Kira from Black Flag…. kinda




    The changing of the guard in Connecticut 




    Forced Reality




    Roger and Agnostic Front: the realest




    Getting banned from the Anthrax every other weekend




    Skeletal Ambitions




    Helping out Jill Heath and DRI




    Being a punk rock filmmaker




    Julian Temple on Crass




    Playing with GG Allin




    The skinheads going to see Suckdog




    Nancy and Al Barile




    Hating Youth Of Today




    The lost Boston scene of the late 80’s




    Tree




    B’zrker 




    Sam Black Church




    Inheriting the Boston VS New York beef




    Metal as fantasy




    The power of the phrase: “I love you”.




    The delicate Art School/ Street Rock ’N’ Roll balance 




    Fighting onstage during Black Flag




    Joey C and Righteous Jams




    Gibby and the invention of social media




    Everything comes down to sadness




    & SO MUCH MORE!!!







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    • 2 hrs 48 min
    Episode 374 - Jesse Michaels Part 2 (Operation Ivy, Classics Of Love, Big Rig)

    Episode 374 - Jesse Michaels Part 2 (Operation Ivy, Classics Of Love, Big Rig)

    JESSE MICHAELS is back! That’s right: the legendary singer of Operation Ivy, Big Rig & Classics Of Love returns to the show to talk about punk, hardcore & mental health. Listen in as Jesse & Damian discuss: a lifelong battle with depression, approach to lyrics, Operation Ivy's impact, unease with punk's success, the reason Common Rider was the band it was & loving hardcore punk most of all. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Also, don't miss Classics Of Love's RAGING 2020 ep: "World Of Burning Hate"! Available here: https://classicsoflove.bandcamp.com/





    Also Touched On:




    Records




    Mental health and being a lead singer




    the voice




    The Neurosis method of writing lyrics




    The Feederz




    “The Nerdy, Happy thing” was deliberate 




    HC 86: The negative and the boring




    Is it cooler to be in AF or Op Ivy?




    The first tour




    The Zero Boys




    Tim Yo




    The dived Bay Area scene




    Lovin’ the mid ’00 HC comeback 




    Born Against




    Warped Tour: not my summer camp




    Not loving festivals




    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!


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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

spookyruben ,

Whom is eating chips ?!

For almost 2 hours I was worried I was having a seizure.... what’s this “eating chips” sound.... an inside joke I’m not on the inside of ?! Besides this, GREAT EP :) !!! Xoxoxo

Milfhouse709 ,

Such a Gem!

Damian’s interview style is straight to the point. We don’t have to listen to the b.s. small talk and get to get down to business right away. The guests are so rad that I generally freak out every episode, literal Gawds of punk rock! Bonus points that the host is a woke bae, and his feel-good messages at the end make me so happy.

El Dégas ,

Awesome

Awesome show. Awesome host. Awesome guests.

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