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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.

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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 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
    Episode 290 - Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, World Championship Wrestling)

    Episode 290 - Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar, World Championship Wrestling)

    IT FINALLY HAPPENED: BOB MOULD HAS COME ON TOAP! One of the most requested guests for the podcast, as well as one of Damian's biggest inspirations, is here to talk Punk & it is spectacular. From Jesse "The Body" Ventura coming to hardcore shows to the infamous Tulsa Jack demo, this one is a trip. Also, don't miss Bob's UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING new album "Blue Hearts"!

    Also Touched On:

    CHOM-FM

    Seeing punk before you heard it

    School bus trips to see concerts in Montreal

    Rush at their peak versus Aerosmith at their worst

    Cheap Trick blowing KISS of the stage

    Ramones opening for Iggy

    Suicide Commandos in Rock Scene

    Blank Records records in Burlington Vermont

    Where did punk start?

    Divergent evolution

    The Suburbs

    Taking lesson from Chris Osgood just to hang out

    How different would alternative music have been if Husker Du had kept Charlie?

    Final Conflict and Willful Neglect

    Ken Lester with the hook up

    Ron Reyes coming through with ribs and the strawberries

    Making Duff McKagan leave the TV so Husker Du can watch wrestling

    The story of the Tulsa Jacks demo

    Breaking into the Biz

    Diamond Jim: Husker Du’s Tour manager

    Working at WCW

    The Misfits

    Vampiro

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 289 - Lydia Loveless

    Episode 289 - Lydia Loveless

    What a week!! Today on the show Damian is joined by the awesome Lydia Loveless! Listen in as they discuss going from being forced to play bass in the family band to self releasing her fantastic new album, "Daughter". As always,  not to be missed!!!

    Also Touched On:

    Mommy loved the Clash

    Dad jamming New Wave records

    The Romantics are Punk

    Being forced to play bass

    Playing weird gigs

    joining Carson Drew

    The Columbus buzzed about punk scene of the mid-00s

    Opening fo the Carbonas

    Going solo

    Everyone ends up with a country side project

     Finally getting somewhere! 

    seeing a noise artist for the first time: “When is he going to start the show?”

    Touring with the Supersuckers

    A family fest

    & So Much More!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 47 min
    Episode 288 - Joe Wong (The Trap Set, Akarso, Kill-A-Watts)

    Episode 288 - Joe Wong (The Trap Set, Akarso, Kill-A-Watts)

    Give the drummer some! This week on the show Damian sits down & chats punk with the man who holds down the beat for the podcasting world: The Trap Set's JOE WONG! Listen in as the two discuss basement shows, Dischord's DC, scoring TV shows/movies & even playing bass in the Kill-A-Watts. Not to be missed & also don't miss Joe's AWESOME new solo record, Nite Creatures out on now Decca Records!

    Also Touched On:

    Dream Guest!

    Finding the Descendents at camp 

    The Violent Femmes

    Not liking Green Day because they were on a major

    Gravity records

    The third wave Dischord scene

    Ian MacKaye kept EVERYTHING

    Forgetting that you were in The Kill-A-Watts

    Forming Akarso

    Seeing Fugazi

    Booking Modest Mouse in your basement

    Seeing your old punkhouse on Hoarders

    cheap gas and Taco Bell Bean burritos was the full of the 90s’ DIY scene

    Touring to Austin

    Music City Washington DC

    Comedy Drummers: what gives?

    The Yes Men

    & SO MUCH MORE!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 287 - Michael Imperioli (Sopranos, Author, Summer Of Sam, Talking Sopranos)

    Episode 287 - Michael Imperioli (Sopranos, Author, Summer Of Sam, Talking Sopranos)

    Turned Out A Punk's Sopranos Week concludes in dramatic fashion! On this episode Damian is joined by the legendary MICHAEL IMPERIOLI to talk late blooming into punk! Listen in as the two discuss going from being scared of the New York Dolls at 8 years old to becoming completely obsessed with the era they helped usher Punk in. DON’T MISS THIS EPISODE & also, don't miss Michael & Steve Schirripa’s Podcast, Talking Sopranos!

    Also Touched On:

    Hearing the New York Dolls at 9 years old and not getting it

    being a late bloomer with music

    loving classic rock before it was classic

    Jethro Tull in Concert

    Going to school with adults as a teenager

    Echo And The Bunnymen

    The Smiths and going back from there

    the 11 year old punk the smoked pot and blew up cats in your grade 4 class

    Grace Jones live

    early REM

    Miracle Legion

    No Wave

    Navigating the real New York

    The obsession with late 70’s Manhattan 

     

    The power of New York

    The disappointment of making Basketball Diaries

    Writing Summer Of Sam

    Meeting Honeychild

    Playing in bands

    Galaxie 500

    the Nu-York revival

    Green Day and the Sopranos

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 57 min

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4.8 out of 5
627 Ratings

627 Ratings

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Great show, can you get Jensen Ward from Iron Lung, etc.?

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So much to listen to...

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