500 episodes

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!

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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!

    Eric Bachmann and Matt Gentling from Archers Of Loaf

    Eric Bachmann and Matt Gentling from Archers Of Loaf

    It's TOAP Vs. the Greatest of All Time because Eric Bachmann and Matt Gentling, from the legendary Archers Of Loaf, are there! Listen in as Damian sits down with the two to discuss: punk in Asheville, why majors never made sense, the tape scene, DMT and Florida punk, two versions of a fatherly discussion about the Circle Jerks and so much more! Don't miss this one!!!

    Also, don't miss Archers Of Loaf's first album in 24 years: "Reason In Decline". Out everywhere Oct 21 on Merge Records.

    Also, Check out their fantastic new single: "Aimee".

    Also, don't miss them on tour in 2024, more here.

    Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at Turnedoutapunk.com 

    Also touched on:

    Pick a number between one and ten

    thinking the were corny Dead Kennedys based on the name

    Asheville punk

    Sonics on the radio

    Two sides of a“fatherly” reaction to the Circle Jerks

    Iron Beagle

    Devo and Clash on the radio

    The difference between metal and punk

    No Wave

    Finger

    Major labels 

    AND TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder

    Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder

    Episode 424:
    Alright Squadies, time for Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show, Damian is joined by a songwriter beloved by his whole family: Nerf Herder’s Parry Gripp! Listen in as the two discuss: the journey from hearing the Ramones on Dr. Demento as a kid to collaborating with him Weird Al on a song. The all too short ride to the top, Weezer’s tenuous punk connections, hoagie anthems for Wawa, the power of “It’s Raining Tacos”,  writing the themes for Buffy the Vampire, Superhero Squad and more: don’t miss this one!

    Also, don’t miss the 20th anniversary reissue of “American Cheese”, out now on Fat Wreck Chords!

    Also, pick up a shirt for this podcast at TurnedOutAPunk.com! 

    Also touched on:

    Dr. Demento

    The Ramones

    Wax and Weezer

    Avant Garde 

    The Pinkerton effect 

    Winding up on Fat Wreck

    The cult of Wawa

    The Superhero Squad theme

    AND TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tim Barry from AVAIL

    Tim Barry from AVAIL

    Episode 423:
    Better get your, better get your, better get your THOUGHTS STRAIGHT! Today on the show, one of the greatest to ever do it, Tim Barry is here! Listen in as Damian goes from punisher to peer and gets to chat with one of his favourite frontpeople about all things punk. From mystery french punk bands, to the end of regionalism, to the lessons Chumbawamba taught us: this is not to be missed!!!!

    Also, don't miss Tim's fantastic new album: "Spring Hill". Out now! More info and tour dates here: https://www.timbarryrva.com

    Also, don't miss Avail's reissue of the classic lp: "Satiate".
    Out now! More info and tour dates here:
    https://www.availrichmond.com

    Also, grab a shirt for this podcast here: http://www.turnedoutapunk.com

    Also touched on:

    Going to England and seeing a mystery french band

    riding BMXs, listening to metal

    From Four Walls Falling to Gut Instinct to Fugazi: a study in punk’s regionalism

    The universalization of cultural experience 

    Screen limits

    Jello was right!!!

    Over The James Fest 

    An alternate universe AVAIL as Jam Band 

    Not being able to see it while you are in it

    Living a lot of lives 

    The phase of life as seen through Ian MacKaye 

    Loving Larry Livermore

    Literal shit over the UPC code on “Dixie”

    Major labels and Chumbawamba   

    Meeting Thomas from Strike Anywhere 

    Why competition in punk sucks

    AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Monte Melnick Ramones Tour manager and author of On The Road With The Ramones

    Monte Melnick Ramones Tour manager and author of On The Road With The Ramones

    Episode 422: 
    Seeing the Ramones thousands of times is a fantasy for more people but for Monte Melnick: it was his reality for 20 plus years. Join Damian as he sits down with Ramones' Tour manager and co-author of the essential "On Tour With The Ramones" book to dig deep on the Ramones and their archetypal role in punk. From the pre-band glam days, to the two sides of Johnny, to the adverse effects of the tempo and volume on Joey's health, to why you should never lend mics to Suicide: the is not to be missed!

    Also, don't forget to grab the new expanded 2022 edition of "On The Road With The Ramones", in stores now!

    Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com

    Also touched on:

    The layers of edifice around the Ramones

    Butch and the Glam Era

    the extremely different sides of Johnny

    Never lend mics to Suicide


    The effects of the speed and volume on Joey

    The wear and tear of punk

    The oder of the music

    Getting booked with metal band

    The TOPPs

    Toronto

    A real break up... for real

    Hardcore and the Ramones

    NO STAGEDIVING 

    The archetype for a punk band

    Green Day

    AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Clem Burke from Blondie AKA Elvis Ramone

    Clem Burke from Blondie AKA Elvis Ramone

    Episode 421:
    The doctor is in the house! Today on the show, the doctor of rock, Clem Burke is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the legendary drummer to discuss witnessing the birth of punk first hand and the journey that led him to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. From being caught in the middle of the Patti Smith/Blondie divide, to his brief time as Elvis Ramone, to producing power pop classics, to Iggy's love of a bad show: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

    Also, don't miss the wildly amazing brand new Blondie "Against All Odds: 74-82" boxset, out now on Numero Group!

    Also, don't miss Blondie and the Damned on tour this fall!

    Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com

    Also touched on:

    Josh Kantor is the BEST

    Split Squad: a powerpop Voltron

    Covering Beefheart and Zappa at 10am School Assembly

    Iggy and The Stooges were the OG punks

    Working with Sky Saxon

    Sweet Revenge and Club 82

    The Superheroes in the New York Dolls 

    The much maligned but awesome Checked Past

    Being proven right about Heart Of Glass

    The Colors

    The Marbles had some songs!

    Dr. Feelgood rule

    Elvis Ramone and being in the Ramones… briefly

    Johnny’s motives for making music

    Studying the Ramones with Mike Watt

    DJing with Marky 

    Hangin’ with Allen Ginsberg on the Iggy Pop tour

    The Target video

    AND MORE!!!!!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    Episode 420:
    Today on T.O.A.P., it’s the notorious C.H.O.! That’s right, comedy legend Margaret Cho comes to the show to talk about punk! Listen in as Margaret and Damian sit down and chat about the journey from Rock Against Reagan shows to discussing film with John Woo and Chow Yun Fat. Foiling a theft of GG Allin art, the witchy powers of the McDonald Bros, Answer Me! being the gift that keeps on giving and so much other goodness: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Also, don’t miss Margaret on tour this fall! More information at margaretcho.com

    Also, grab a shirt for this podcast at turnedoutapunk.com

    Also touched on:


    Going to the Rock Against Reagan 

    Barrington Hall

    Self-harming as art

    Maybe missing the GG show is a good thing?

    Foiling a robbery at the Museum of Death

    David Cross: King Of Punk

    Steven and Jeff McDonald are powerful witches

    Paula from Frightwig working at the family bookstore

    Are Penn and Teller the Residents?!?

    Shit in the pit: The Farm

    Almost dying in the mosh for Pulp’s Common People 

    Being in the White Trash Debutants 

    Working with John Woo

    Face Off

    The secret union of Degrassi Jr. High fanatics 

    English Kitchen Sink drama

    Answer Me! and Tarantino 

    AND MORE!!!

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
888 Ratings

888 Ratings

Timmy Typo ,

Cool

Cool

MusicNerd1991 ,

Upbeat, fun, and informative!

Damian’s genuine enthusiasm and love of all things punk is contagious. Great show!

ÇP5 ,

I may or may not still be involved, but…

TOAP is the most enjoyable music podcast I have in my rotation. From interviews with folks I am deeply curious about to the ones I could care less about and am always-surprised-by, Damien’s enthusiasm and knowledge about what he loves makes it an infectious listen.

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