Turned Out A Punk welcomes Don Pyle this week! Join in as Damian and Don discuss being there for the start of punk in Toronto and how it stayed with him throughout his amazing career in Crash Kills Five, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, and Phono Comb. Plus, Damian almost makes it the whole episode without bringing up the Kids In The Hall theme song!
Also discussed on this episode:
- The pre-punk history of the word “Punk”
- The Modern Lovers as the descendants of The Archies
- Sex Pistols “it was always something that was there, but it was all of the sudden it had a brand and an identify”.
- Seeing the bill of: Tom Rush, Mahogany Rush, and Rush
- The importance of Nuggets and Pebbles as Punk accelerants
- Art Metropole: the store that sold every single punk
- Being at the first Ramones Show
- Rough Trade: Not a punk band
- Gary Topp: Canadian Music Hero
- The explosion of ’77
- Choosing music over friends
- The moment you loose a friend to the ‘Nuge
- Waiting for war at an Ugly sho