The finest interview/discussion show on music and musicians that mean a whole hell of a lot to certain people. Why we do what we do?, Rocker ennui, amusing anecdotes, and incredible rock music that does not forget to rock.
Ep297: Jem Ponussamy (DEAD)
Jem of the mighty DEAD (Australia) returns to Protonic Reversal to talk about re-pressing Raving Drooling, releasing UP YOURS, We Grit Our Teeth, CLUB DEAD, multiple versions of the band and lots, lots more. (not touring though!)
Ep296: Damon Che (Don Caballero)
Wait, what?! That's right, it is the most comprehensive breakdown of all things Don Cab you are likely to hear. Album by album, For Respect to American Don, and even World Class Listening Problem and Punkgasm. The art on 2 and What Burns. Using technology to solve problems. Is he playing? What happened with Bellini? All that and and so much more answered here.
Ep295: Stephen DePace (Flipper)
A comprehensive history of the band Flipper from the genre defining band's mighty drummer! The positivity of LIFE, the synare of Sex Bomb and the sax solos. Public Flipper Limited, Gone Fishin', Blow'n Chunks, vs. Studio 54 (Really!), Being Rick Rubin's favorite band, losing Will Shatter, Krist Noviselic (!) and David Yow (!), joining the group. Who exactly is Fletcher from the Garden? All of this and SO MUCH MORE!
Ep294: Stu Spasm (Lubricated Goat, the Art Gray Noizz Quintet)
Lubricated Goat! CRUNT! the Art Gray Noizz Quintet! Stu Spasm (aka: Stu Gray) is a legend in underground music. Find out who in Lubricated Goat liked Motley Crue a little too much, playing with Charles Tolnay and Guy Maddison (respectively!), Playing naked on television, getting stabbed in Berlin and various activities in between, CRUNT, the evolution and reveal of The Art Gray Noizz Quintent. The live record (recorded just as lockdown hit). Lydia Lunch and tons, tons more. Is it the definitive Stu Spasm interview? It. just. might. be.
Ep293: Will Brooks (Dälek)
Well, well, well! It's Will Brooks of Dälek, coming in hot with a fantastic new record called Precipice. One that features a guest appearance by young up and comer Adam Jones of (*checks notes*) TOOL, even. Listen in as Will and Conan talk about sharing the stage with everybody from Godflesh to Prince Paul, playing for yourself, the MEDITATIONS series and streaming on twitch, redoing the entire record when COVID hit, collaborations with FAUST, ALL THAT and a song by song walkthrough of Precipice!
Ep292: Sohrab Habibion and Michael Jaworski (SAVAK)
SAVAK have a new record, their 5th! Human Error/Human Delight, it's a great rocker and has a wild array of bass players, just like the band. It's been 192 episodes since Sohrab was last on and 208 since it was a full episode, and Michael Jaworski has NEVER been on. Here that is finally rectified as we do a song-by-song of Human Error/Human Delight, and also talk about carrying on as a band as real life responsibilities and adulthood happen, and many other hilarious topics. NO BLUES! NO JAZZ! NO ARBITRARY BORDERS!
Excellent show for underground music and musicians
I found this pod following some of the guests. I stayed for Conans excellent interview skills and sincerity and authenticity of being an underground musician and a fan of the genres in underground rock and all the sub genres. A must for fans and musicians.
It's staggering just how many fantastic artists frequent these podcasts. Conan is a masterful interviewer, always keeping you engaged and asking the right questions. Definitely for fans of Noise Rock, Post Rock, Indie and anyone who's ever been or been into independent music.
Great guests, great host, great show.
No other show has this level of informed detail done with so much care and finesse. Conan is a kind, informed and very funny host bringing forth a different kind of conversation from many similar podcasts, coming from an informed place of a touring musician. From Tony Visconti to Gerald Casale to David Yow and James Williamson. The guests always seem to have a great time and the mood is infectious. It has absolutely been essential to my mental health through the pandemic. I look forward to every episode, you should too. Protonic reversal is a treasure.