Talking RecordsSep 26, 2023
#141 The Living End (The Living End) with Dylan
My pal Dylan and I discuss the Living End's self titled album. This album was massive in Australia but barely made a peep in the states. Dylan takes us through growing up hearing Living End hits on the radio.
#140 Tightwire (Head Full Of Snakes) with Tane
Tane from Tightwire joins the show to talk about the band's new album Head Full Of Snakes on Red Scare.
#139 Propagandhi (Less Talk, More Rock) with Scott from the Softer Side
Scott from the Softer Side helps break down Propagandhi's second full length on Fat Wreck.
#138 Strike Anywhere (Iron Front) with Aaron
Aaron from the Growing Up Punk podcast joins the show to discuss Iron Front by Strike Anywhere.
#137 Screeching Weasel (My Brain Hurts) w/ J Prozac
J Prozac and I break down and discuss the tracks on Screeching Weasel's classic My Brain Hurts.
#136 The Bollweevils (Essential) with Dr. Daryl Wilson
The Bollweevils are back! Vocalist Dr. Daryl Wilson joins the show to talk about the band's new record on red Scare Industries. We talk about writing the record, does punk rock belong in the ER? Helping your neighbor and of course ranking on each other in the studio.
#135 Survival Guide (Request Hotline, Vol.2) with Emily Whitehurst
Emily Whitehurst joins the show to talk about her covers album Request Hotline, Vol. 2. We dig into what makes a good cover, how going solo has its perks, and ways to connect with fans.
#134b Lawrence Arms (Oh! Calcutta!) PART 2 with Greg from Unscripted Moments
This is the second part of a two part episode on Lawrence Arms Oh! Calcutta. This episode features a track by track discussion of the album starting with Beyond the Embarrassing Style. The first four tracks were discussed in the first part.
#134a Lawrence Arms (Oh! Calcutta!) PART 1 with Greg from Unscripted Moments
Greg from Unscripted Moments: A Podcast About Propagandhi joins us to talk about the Lawrence Arm's Oh! Calcutta. In this first part of a two part episode, we discuss the making of the album, how we got into the band, and the first four tracks.
Next week Part 2 will feature the remainder of the album!
#133 Unwritten Law (Unwritten Law) with Wayne
My pal and frequent guest Wayne joins the show to discuss Unwritten Law's 1998 self titled album on Interscope Records.
#132 AFI (Black Sails in the Sunset) with Scott Cadaver
Scott helps break down and appreciate AFI's amazing Black Sails in the Sunset. Track listing goof ups, enter Jade Puget, $1,000 from Nitro, and just what the hell is Exsanguination anyway? It's all here.
#131 The Brokedowns (Maximum Khaki) with Kris, Jon, & Mustafa
The Brokedowns join the show to share details about their new album Maximum Khaki. Lots of laughs and silliness as we discuss all manner of things, oh and the record too.
#130 Against All Authority (Destroy What Destroys You) with Danny Lore
AAA vocalist/bassist Danny Lore joins the show to talk about the band's debut album Destroy What Destroys You.
#129 Black Flag (Damaged) with Adam Ape
My pal Adam and I break down Black Flag's Damaged, hitting on the revolving door of vocalists, the legal trouble with Unicorn, Spot's opinion of adding another guitar, and of course how coffee was used to simulate blood. It's all here!
#128 Sludgeworth (Losers of the Year) w/ Dan, Adam, & Brian
Dan Schafer, Adam White, & Brian McQuaid join J Prozac and I for a chat about Losers of the Year and the vinyl release on Red Scare Records.
#127 Bad Brains (Rock For Light) with Justin from Neckscars
Justin from New York's Neckscars joins the show to talk Rock For Light by the Bad Brains.
#126 CF98 (This Is Fine) with Karolina and Mateusz
Vocalist Karolina and guitarist Mateusz from Polish punk band CF98 join the show to talk about their fantastic new record This Is Fine. How do Everything Sucks, The Naked Gun, a meme about a dog, and Polish politics all connect here? Tune in! Find out!
#125 Bad Religion (The Gray Race) with Brian Baker
Bad Religion guitarist Brian Baker joins us to talk about 1996's The Gray Race.
#124 Sublime (40 Oz. to Freedom) with Ben
My friend Ben and I discuss Sublime's 40 Oz to Freedom and the fascinating story of how it all came together.
#123 Much the Same (Survive) with Frank Tsoukalas
Much the Same bassist Frank joins the show to discuss the writing, recording, and Taco Bell eating of Survive on Nitro Records.
#122 Social Distortion (Social Distortion) with Luis
My pal Luis joins me to chat about Social Distortion's self titled 1990 major label debut.
#121 Buck-O-Nine (Barfly) with Jonas Kleiner
Buck-O-Nine guitarist Jonas Kleiner takes us through the band's spectacular mix of covers and originals; titled Barfly.
#120 Yotam Ben Horin (Young Forever) with Yotam Ben Horin
Useless ID's Yotam Ben Horin joins the podcast to discuss his new solo album Young Forever. Ben takes us through how a quick trip to the Santa Monica pier motivated him, driving through Europe with no headlights, how Jim from Jimmy Eat World played a part in the music, and much much more. Check it out!
#119 Rise Against (Revolutions Per Minute) with Sammy Warm Hands (Take 92/DFS)
Fellow podcaster and Batman fan Sammy Warm Hands joins the podcast to discuss Revolutions Per Minute by Rise Against.
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#118 The Methadones (This Won't Hurt) with Dan, Pete, & Simon
The Methadones drop in to give us some details on playing shows again, getting This Won't Hurt on vinyl and of course some details about the great album; my favorite Methadones album!
#117 Green Day (Kerplunk) with Glenn
Glenn (Pavid Vermin, Obscurest Vinyl) joins the show to talk about Green Day's Kerplunk.
#116 NOFX (Punk in Drublic) with Josh Kemble (FAMILY?cast, Saint Didacus)
Josh returns to talk about NOFX's Punk in Drublic!
#115 The Replacements (Tim) with Adam Taylor
My pal Adam and I lay out the story of the Replacements and their amazing album simply titled Tim. Who the hell is Tim? And why did the band get banned from SNL? And what did Tommy Ramone have to do with all of this? Check out the episode now!
#114 Chaser (Dreamers) with Mike LeDonne
Chaser vocalist Mike LeDonne joins the podcast to take us through the band's 2021 album Dreamers. Mike shares insights into recording the album, sitting on it for a year, who the band's major influences are and we end up talking about No Use For A Name a lot. Perfect.
#113 Pennywise (Unknown Road) with Tafty
My long time friend Tafty comes back on the show to discuss Pennywise and Unknown Road. The road was anything but known at the time with Jim leaving and Jason taking over on vocals. Randy joined on bass. Jim comes back and then Jason leaves. Randy stays on bass.
#112 The Stereo (Thirteen & Three Hundred) with Jamie Woolford
Jamie from the Stereo connects the band's first album to their latest on this week's episode. Two albums for the price of one. Well, it's free so check it out!
#111 Pulley (The Golden Life) with Scott Radinsky
Pulley vocalist Scott Radinsky joins the show to fill us in on the band's 8th studio album The Golden Life.
#110 Link 80 (The Struggle Continues) with Adam Davis (Omnigone/Link 80)
Adam Davis returns to talk about the writing and recording of Link 80's 2000 album The Struggle Continues on Asian Man Records.
#109 Pilfers (Pilfers) with Coolie Ranx
Coolie Ranx of Pilfers joins the show to talk about his latest solo music and to take us through the writing and recording of Pilfers debut album.
#108 Big D & the Kids Table (Do Your Art) with David McWane
Big D vocalist David McWane joins the show to discuss the creation of the band's latest album Do Your Art. This was the album I needed in 2021. David takes us through it.
#107 Angus (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with Steve from Symphony of Distraction
Green Day, Ash, Dance Hall Crashers, Riverdales, Smoking Popes, Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls, Muffs, Tilt, Pansy Division and Love Split Love are delved into as well as the goofy teen flick that tied all these bands together for one amazing soundtrack. Steve from Symphony of Distraction joins the show!
#106 Strung Out (Exile in Oblivion) with Jake Kiley
Strung Out guitarist Jake Kiley joins the show to discuss the making of Exile in Oblivion. We chat about the state of the Warped Tour in the mid 2000s, guitar solos, choosing the art work, digital music and working with Matt Hyde.
#105 LiMP (Guitarded) with Phil and Johnny
LiMP vocalist/guitarist Phil and drummer Johnny join the podcast to tell us about the making of both the Fine Girl EP and Guitarded. We go into the recording, connecting with new guitarist Doug, and opening for the Foo Fighters.
#104 Alkaline Trio (Maybe I'll Catch Fire) with Elena
Elena joins the show to discuss A3's Maybe I'll Catch Fire. We discuss the tensions around making the album, finding a potato in a guitar case, the band's love of dirty jokes, the spontaneous opportunity for an album cover and more.
#103 Dan Vapid & the Cheats (Escape Velocity) with Dan Vapid
The incredible Dan Vapid joins the show to discuss Escape Velocity, the latest album from Dan Vapid & the Cheats. My pal J Prozac joins in on the discussion on musical influences, song writing, how Covid threw the brakes on everything, and Dan's unique approach to writing this album. We also go into a bit of Dan's history and various bands.
#102 Russ Rankin (Come Together Fall Apart) with Russ
Good Riddance vocalist Russ Rankin joins the show to talk about his great solo record Come Together Fall Apart out this Friday on SBAM Records.
#101 The Last Gang (Noise Noise Noise) with Brenna Red
Noise Noise Noise was my number one album from 2021. Guitarist/vocalist Brenna Red joins the show to discuss writing the album, recording with Cameron Webb, bouncing ideas of Fat Mike and Yotam Ben Horin, and trying to tour during the pandemic.
#100 No Use For A Name (Leche Con Carne) with Rory and Steve
No Use drummer Rory Koff and bassist Steve Papoutsis join the show for our 100th episode to talk about Leche Con Carne. Exploding cigarettes, NHL '95, haunted studios, the first Warped Tour, it's all here. Check it out!
#99 Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Ska Core the Devil & More) with Christian and Mike from Skappository
Christian and Mike from the Long Island ska band Skappository join me to talk about the Bosstones EP Ska Core the Devil and More, a collection of covers, live stuff, and an upcoming song from Don't Know How to Party.
#98 Reel Big Fish (Why Do They Rock So Hard) with Scott Klopfenstein
One time RBF trumpet player and vocalist Scott joins me to talk Why Do They Rock So Hard.
#97 Homegrown (Act Your Age) with Kyle
Kyle from the Having A Blast Podcast joins the show to talk about Homegrown's 1998 album Act Your Age.
#96 Mad Caddies (Just One More) with Chuck Robertson
Mad Caddies vocalist Chuck Robertson joins us to talk Just One More. Chuck also tells us about his fantastic solo album and his secret wish to be a drummer.
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#95 The Gaslight Anthem (The '59 Sound) with Ben
My pal Ben and I discuss Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound. A great story about a band who captured something really special. A career making album.
#94 Millencolin (Life on a Plate) with Mathias Farm
My pal Scott from The Softer Side joins me for a chat with Mathias Farm on the making of Millencolin's Life on a Plate. We also dig into the tracks!
#93 Lifetime (Jersey's Best Dancers) with Bob from I Wanna Party With Bob
Bob from the podcast I Wanna Party With Bob drops in to discuss Lifetime's 1997 album Jersey's Best Dancers.