Episode 40 - Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners)

This week on the show Damian sits down with someone living out his teenage fantasy. Damian is joined by Chris Cresswell of the Flatliners, a punk band signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Listen in as the two discuss how Chris went from being a kid getting into punk through Fat Wreck to a veteran artist on the label.

Also covered:

-Sneaky Dee’s: Toronto institution

-Pizza GiGi’s special mushroom pizza

-Trying to get into punk through an older sibling

-Ramones’ Merry Christmas I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight

-Finding in Fat Wreck Chords

-Whiskey the snowboard video and the power of extreme sports soundtracks

-Mall music stores employment

-The problem with collections

-Trash TV

-Discovering NoFX in class at school

-Five Across The Eye

-Heatscores

-Outspan

-Jersey

-Ew, You Are A Girl And Girls Suck (famously wack band).

-Rancid on the radio

-Taking guitar lessons with Scott to form a band

-Short Notice the pre-Flatliners band

-The punk band in the ska-scene

-Falling Sickness: clowning youth crew kids

-Having your 19th birthday at the Triple Rock on tour with Against All Authority

-Cold calling labels, booking agents and clubs at age 15

-Ewan Exall

-George Stroumboulopoulos’ championing of young punk bands

-Simon Cowell going to a Toronto pop-punk show

-The privilege of being a band in a major media market

-Damian being jealous of Chris

-Suicide Machines

-Planet Smashers

-Big D And The Kids Table

-Getting signed to Stomp

-Beefing with the Winnipeg Mafia

-Meeting Melanie Kaye and getting signed to Fat Wreck

-Talking to Fat Mike

-Honest Don’s, Pink And Black Records

-Touring with NoFX for two years: growing up fast

-The Decline

-Blazing the green in the emerald isle with Fat Mike

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