This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob speaks solo with WRATHS/Pennywise/The Black Pacific frontman Jim Lindberg; and Bob and Bobby make an international call to Athens, Greece to speak with BAND SPOTLIGHT: Fold The Nuts.
Bob reveals his narcissistic nature by humbly letting everybody know his day of birth, the two Bobs notice striking similarities amongst long tenured bands performing classic albums in their entirety (i.e. Face To Face’s “Triple Crown” series and Bad Religion’s “Battle of the Centuries”) and Bob invites all of the listeners to make a Wikipedia page for DyingScene.com and the DS radio show, respectively.
BAND SPOTLIGHT: FOLD THE NUTS
Bob manages to offend Greek punk rockers - Fold The Nuts - not once, but twice during their brief conversation, then he attempts to win back their favor by revealing that he sometimes gasses up his car in Tarpon Springs, FL - which has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. The two Bobs use their sleuthy nature to figure out the true meaning behind the band’s name, then Bobby requests that Bob be more zany.
Bob makes an ill attempt to correct Bobby on his pronunciation of Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri’s last name, while the guys use character voices to describe Raneri’s statement regarding Bayside’s recently released lyric video for their new single, “Dancing Like An Idiot”.
Bob speaks with Jim Lindberg and then debuts a new track from WRATHS. After admitting that he didn't actually read Jim's best-selling book, "Punk Rock Dad", Bob practices "radical honesty" to clear his name and throws out a quick disclaimer that he has actually purchased the book online after reading the 30 page teaser on his Kindle. Noxious and Lindberg discover that they are “kindred spirits” when they compare their long list of obvious parallels - specifically, their knack for keeping a healthy band-life balance while each having three daughters.
Checkout the FULL INTERVIEW with Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg on the DSR YouTube page.
This week’s episode is sponsored by FAT ENZO.
Here is the playlist from Episode 6:
Strung Out - The Animal and the Machine
The Real McKenzies - Who’d A Thought
Teenage Bottlerocket - Haunted House
Fold The Nuts - Milk
Coliseum - We Are The Water
Get It Together - Hole In The Head
WRATHS - I’m A Target
Chaos Delivery Machine - Where The Sidewalk Ends
The Lucky Ones - Get Up
Uniforms - Three Two
WRATHS - In Control
Darwin and the Dinosaur - Theories
Make Do And Mend - Don’t Be Long
This week (as like most) on Dying Scene Radio, Bob and Bobby jabber about NY vs. Florida weather and bums before settling in to discuss the week in punk rock.
Bobby shares a classic video game cheat code as the conversation turns to the Canadian music scene, as Bob admits to learning his Canadian geography from talking to all of the different bands and Bobby explains the “beer store” as he remembers it from his travels in Ontario.
The conversation quickly devolves into “the things people do in Florida” when The All Knowledgable Bob mentions that he had recently visited an establishment in Florida where there were football goalposts inside of the urinal and the objective of this water sport was to pee onto the attached football in order to Rube Goldberg it through the uprights. Bobby recalls the “Cornhole” game as talk turns to sports, not that either of them know anything about the subject. Their only pastime, punk rock.
Bobby acknowledges his fondness of Screeching Weasel and makes an appeal to the band; Bob chuckles in amusement. Things get serious as talk turns to the latest news that Afroman was recently arrested for slugging a woman onstage. Bobby has no second thoughts about his offer to Screeching Weasel, even after Bob informs him that the same thing happened to Ben Weasel.
A St. Louis-area band has started a crowd-funded website to help raise money to have their drummer killed. The bum finds this newsworthy and so do “the Bobs”. The band is only asking $100 to reach their goal and Bob promptly reaches for his credit card.
BAND SPOTLIGHT: Out Of Order
The two Bobs have a discsussion with Scott and Joel from the Montreal-based Oi band, Out Of Order. It was such a great talk that the interview had to be extended into two parts.
Since so much music was released this week on Valentine’s Day, Bob remenisces on his date, while Bobby relates by bringing up references from popular TV shows. Bob and Bobby bond over shared memories of playing with army men. And when Bob asks Bobby if he ever burned his army men, Bob reveals that he has a current collection of Barbie dolls that he keeps on display.
After noting that there has been an influx of recently released music from such 90’s punk icons as Good Riddance and Millencolin, Bob asks the question, “Is it time for 90’s punk rock to make a comeback?” Genre labeling becomes the topic of blathering when Bob plays a band that dubs themselves “college street punk”. Yeah, we’ve never heard of it either…
Check out the tracklist of all of the new bands that were featured on this weeks episode…
Millencolin – Sense & Sensability
Shift-D – Battle On Your Own
Bayside – Dancing Like An Idiot
The Hextalls – I Bought You A Singing Toilet
Out of Order – Interview (Part 1)
Out of Order – The Forgotten
The Vandals – I’m An Individual
The Turnaways – I Wanna Be An Outsider
Bad Chickens – Punk Rock Transmission
Mid Rats – Vandalize You
Out of Order – Interview (Part 2)
Out of Order – Bad Reputation
Gallows – Leather Crown
Dead On A Friday – Good Old Days
This week on Dying Scene Radio: Bob continues to gloat about the fantastic weather in Florida, while Bobby and his bum stay warm from the heater in Bobby’s mom’s car; Bob allows a glimpse into his “sick sociopath” soul as he reveals his fascination for the macabre; and Bobby gives the “all-knowledgable” Bob Noxious a mulligan after he opens his mouth without first checking his facts.
BAND SPOTLIGHT: Russian Girlfriends
The two Bobs speak with Ian, Adam and Colin of the Albequerque-based punk band, Russian Girlfriends, on this week’s DSR “Band Spotlight”. Bob jokes that while researching them on the internet, the first hit asked him for his credit card information. The bandmembers only fuel the jest by admitting that most of their Facebook likes come from middle-eastern men looking for brides. Also, it’s a DSR WORLD PREMIER – debuting an unreleased Russian Girlfriends’ track called “Tad Kuebler”.
Bobby discusses a news story, which inspires Bob to remember his Pirate Radio days. Bob coins the phrase “punk rock ‘Stairway To Heaven’” – alluding to the lengthy NOFX classic, “The Decline”.
Bob takes Bobby to the Punk Rock Academy and gives him an assignment: to find and interview a New York City “Crack Rock” band.
Bobby and the bum take a trip to Warwick, New York to visit the Orange County, NY-based hardcore punk band, Entropy. Bobby interviews bandmates Brian, Brian, Colin and Patrick on-location at Tuscan Cafe, the iconic “vegan-friendly” restaurant where these OCHC punkers once played their first show. They discuss the band’s hardcore roots while expressing disdain for the catchy ska song the group released as a “bonus track” on their latest record. WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW!
Here is the playlist of this week’s new music.
The Bastard Sons – Release The Hounds
Trails – Forever Black
Entropy – Meat Mattress
Rotting Out – Burn
Teenage Bottlerocket – Nothing Else Matters (When I’m With You)
Giving In – Darkness Is The Only Quilt That I Need
Russian Girlfriends Interview
Russian Girlfriends – Tad Kubler
Rusty Things – El Toro Con Atlas
GutterLIFE – Complacent
Strange Times – Eat Your Leaders
Entropy – Crazy Eddie’s Business School
Osker – Strangled
LifeSupport – Bad Habits (ex-Osker)
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious and Bobby Pickles settle into their roles while passively aggressively trying to one-up each other. No one’s eating hot dogs at Coney Island on this episode of the podcast, but there’s plenty of hamburgers and snow in New York City. Bobby takes in a “bum” from off of the streets and mentions that, “they can be quite helpful for the budding entrepreneur.” If only they could edit audio clips…
Bob recalls watching the World Series with Bad Religion’s Brett Guerewitz while challenging the podcast listeners to send Bobby their Top 10 Most Important Punk Bands for him to study up on.
Bob then sits down and chats with the infamous Andrew WK before his performance in St. Petersburg, FL. They discuss recording with LMFAO, self-motivation, how the legendary death metal band Obituary helped form Andrew’s band…and what else? Partying!
Bobby reports on the week’s punk rock news then professes his love for 80′s music icons, Hall & Oates. Much debate ensues on whether Green Day has, or has not, been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Bobby turns to his bum, Tony, who is quickly proving his worth as a bona-fide fact checker.
BAND SPOTLIGHT: Crime City
This week’s BAND SPOTLIGHT artist is Vancouver-based side project punkers, Crime City, who recently released their self-titled debut EP. Three out of the four capable canucks have a “meeting with the Bobs” to discuss the band’s origins, their obvious comparisons to Propagandhi and the problems faced by Canadian musicians wanting to tour throughout the United States.
Bob also speaks with punk-author, Bob Suren, who will be releasing his first book entitled “Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records” in June 2015 through Microcosm Publishing. The music inspires the memories in this memoir about growing up as a punk rocker, as told through the author’s record collection.
“There’s nothing more punk than podcasting!” – Bobby Pickles
THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST
The Offspring – Coming For You
HeWhoCannotBeNamed – Happy Suicide
Chris Barrows – Be My Girl
Andrew WK – Party Hard
Andrew WK Interview
Spraynard – Haulin’ Oates
White Stain – Hide & Seek
Blowfuse – Behind The Wall
Pears – Forever Sad
Autogestión – Somos
War On Women – Servilia
Crime City Interview
Crime City – The Human Condition
Senses Fail – All You Need Is Already Within You
Death By Stereo – Neverending
Kill The President – Citizens
Bob Suren Interview
Murder-Suicide Pact – Weight of Words
Watch Bob's FULL INTERVIEW with Andrew WK!