Episode 8 - Tom Scharpling (The Best Show)
THE BEST SHOW LIVES! To celebrate, Turned Out A Punk is lucky enough to have the host of The Best Show: Tom Scharpling. Listen as Damian and Tom discuss discovering punk in small town New Jersey, and how Tom goes on to create a radio show empire that counts some of the best and brightest from the comedy and music worlds.
Also touched on: - Husker Du as first contact. - Discovering Punk in isolation - The oppression of 80’s Springsteenmania in New Jersey - Frankie Goes To Hollywood: New Jersey’s PissChrist - REM rocks the lunchroom. - Conflict zine as inspiration for everything. (See, I told you Gerard!) - Too Fun Too Huge the lesser known pre-Matador Records zines - The wishing well of record mail-order back in the day. - Gerard Cosloy is AWESOME! - The label not even a MUTHA could love. - Sneaking to "Eating Clubs" to see icons of indie rock - Dinosaur Jr. - “EATING IT” the CBGB of comedy. - H. John Benjamin and Jon Glaser’s “Get Hyped”: the best performance of anything ever. - The importance of an early David Cross’ blessing - The Best Show as a band member’s secret handshake - Damian gushing about The Best Show