300 episodes

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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    • 4.8, 62 Ratings

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 280 - Butch Vig (Producer, Garbage, Spooner, Firetown, Smart Studios)

    Episode 280 - Butch Vig (Producer, Garbage, Spooner, Firetown, Smart Studios)

    Get ready to hear some melody drawn out of the noise because today on the show, Damian sits down with producer extraordinaire BUTCH VIG!!! Listen in as the two discuss: the greatness of Mecht Mensch's Zombie, Kurt trying to Sabbath-up the Nevermind mix nearly making Spooner miss a show, trying to capture the Laughing Hyenas & how meeting Garbage impacted a young Damian! That's just the tip of the iceberg! 

    NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Also Touched On:

    Garbage being super cool to Damian and his friend in the 90’s

    WORT

    the inspiration of punk

    mom being a music teacher that loving Led Zeppelin and the Beatles 

    Merlin's 

    The Eclipse rehearsal tapes

    The University of Madison

    Spooner

    the Nerves

    Mentored by Gary from The Shoes

    Self-taught by punk

    Raspberries and Tom Petty covers

     “Here’s a song by the Beatles”

    Playing with Spooner during the mixing of “Nevermind”

    pulling hooks out of noise

    The godly Appliances

    Playing in a Polka band

    Starting Boat Records

     

    Touring with Steve Earl

    Flying home to work on Killdozer

    Feedtime

    Cosmic Psychos

    Swamp Thing

    The Fluid should have been stars!

    Genetic by Sonic Youth RULES!

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 279 - Omar Doom (Straight Razor, Inglourious Basterds, Deathproof, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

    Episode 279 - Omar Doom (Straight Razor, Inglourious Basterds, Deathproof, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

    How could Damian have known that when, actor, DJ & Inglourious Basterd, Omar Doom came on show that they were going to wind up talking GG Allin & Breakdown? Listen in as the two discuss: opening for Biohazard & Killing Time, rolling with the Murder Junkies, being rechristened by Tarantino & lots of other goodness! This is why we do this thing!
     
    Also Touched On:

    Having a lot of half pipes in your backyard

    Seeing the Ramones in a bar in PA 

    Driving in cars listing to the Dead Kennedys

    Repo Man

    Seeing G’N’R open for Aerosmith

    Metallica 

    The other Ordeal

    playing drums

    No one in school length Misfits cover band

    The Wear-A-Ramones-Shirt Gang

    Following the Ramones around like the Dead

    The Cro-Mags 

    Violence at shows

    Biohazard

    Moving to NY

    Down with the Murder Junkies' Gang

    The Bosstone of GG shit

    Joe Coleman at a party

    & So Much More!!!

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    • 40 min
    Episode 278 - Kevin Gill (GCW, Striving For Togetherness Records, JCW)

    Episode 278 - Kevin Gill (GCW, Striving For Togetherness Records, JCW)

    The Juggalo/ Punk Connection is real! As we continue our journey into early 90's New York punk, today on the show Damian sits down with his friend, the connector of the hardcore, wrestling & Juggalo worlds: KEVIN GILL!!! Listen in as the two discuss: learning that NY hardcore was about respect & courtesy early on, doing wrestling commentary with Lars from Rancid, getting into Insane Clown Posse's insular world & holy moly, so much more!!!

    Also Touched On:

    A long time in the works

    The punk wrestling connection

    Jackson Heights

    Trying to get Jimmy Gestapo to watch ECW

    Discipline 

    Beer in the air conditioner

    Going to see Sick Of It All

    hearing Gorilla Biscuits and a world opening up

    Public Enemy and Murphy’s Law

    No Redeeming Social Values talking in quotes

    Sheer Terror with Paul Barer in a thong

    Being scared of Agnostic Front at first

    Famous riot videos

    Striving for Togetherness

     

    Madball

    Bond Street

    The Insane Clown Posse Connection

    A wrestling promotion with Lars Frederiksen 

    JCW

    & Tons Of Other Stuff!!!

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 277 - Simon Doom & Dave It Up Reunite!

    Episode 277 - Simon Doom & Dave It Up Reunite!

    It's 90's New York Week on the show with, not one but, THREE episodes! Starting it all off with the reunion of Turned Out A Punk contributor & NJ punk legend Dave "It Up" Ackerman & returning guest, Simon "Doom" O'Connor! Join Damian as these two friends reunite & relive the heady days of early 90's New York street punk. This is one of the the funniest episodes ever! 
    DO NOT MISS IT!!!!

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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Episode 276 - Sacha Jenkins (The 1865, Ego Trip, The Wu Tang Clan's "Of Mics To Men")

    Episode 276 - Sacha Jenkins (The 1865, Ego Trip, The Wu Tang Clan's "Of Mics To Men")

    As we continue with the celebration of the band The 1865, Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes! Writer, director, producer, editor, musician & all around cultural force, Sacha Jenkins is on the show! Listen in as they talk everything from watching Bugout Society waste White Castle burgers, to dealing with Nazis while roadieing for Burn, to having to explain to Eminem that the joke wasn't on him & everything in between! THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED! 

    Also Touched On:

    The importance of Ego Trip to this podcast

    The influence of the New Breed Comp booklet

    Meeting Chaka

    Going to school with one of NY Hoods

    playing Leeway in tackle football

    Meeting Johnny Waste in class

    Quincy punk

    Lismore Lounge with Absolution, Pressure Release and Bugout Society

    the drug of the pit

    The class distinction in NYHC

    Meeting Lord Ezec in gym class

    on the road with Burn

    Dealing with Nazis

    The shift in the NY scene

    Cane River

    Sons and daughters of artists

    Identity and punk

    starting a zine

    PHASE 2 and IGT

    Soho Zat

     

    Henry Chalfant’s apartment as a graffiti hub

    Meeting Daryl Jennifer

    White Mandingos

    Ego Trip as Black Flag ’81 to ’83

    casting the White Rapper Show

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Episode 275 - Honeychild Coleman (The 1865, Sistagrrl Riott Collective, Heavensbee, Badawi)

    Episode 275 - Honeychild Coleman (The 1865, Sistagrrl Riott Collective, Heavensbee, Badawi)

    The 1865 are one of the best bands going & this week on the show we celebrate their awesomeness with, not one, but two guests from the band! First, the incomparable lead singer, HONEYCHILD COLEMAN joins Damian to talk punk. Listen in as the two discuss going from seeing anti-Sex Pistols ads in the Bible Belt, to helping start the Sistagrrl Riott Collective, to forming The 1865 & writing the amazing "Don't Tread On We!". 

    NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Also Touched On: 

    Reading the paper and discovering punk

    loving Surf and Classic rock

    Getting Blondie records from the bookmobile

    growing up around showbands

    Prince

    Green On Red at the Peppermint Lounge

    Seeing RuPaul’s punk band

    Basquiat: the DJ

    The difference between NY and every other scene

    Pre-celebrity culture

    Sonic Youth, Dadaism and inspiration

    Moving to the Bay

    Performing in the subway as a job

    Sista Grrrl Riots

    Roir Records and Tapes

    Re-meeting Sacha in the Subway

    forming The 1865

    Chuck Treece

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

DavidBrady81 ,

Great

I listen to a lot of music related podcasts where the hosts seem to just be phoning it in a lot of the time but Damian genuinely seems to be so happy every time he has a guest on a gets to nerd out about punk and music. Well worth a listen.

Stantoner ,

Boring

The interviewer constantly tries to turn everything back to himself that the interviewee is talking about. It could have been great if his ego didn’t get in the way

GaryBadger ,

Must listen for punk fans

Damian is a truly engaging host and is able create absorbing and wonderfully nerdy conversations with a diverse catalogue of people that punk has played a part in the shaping of.

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