Episode 41 - Erin Kelly-Burkett (Fat Wreck Chords' Boss)

Aug 19, 2015, 09:01 PM

This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Fat Wreck Chords’ boss Erin Kelly-Burkett. Listen in as Erin talks getting into punk and forming a DIY punk label empire in the wake. Also touched on: -No punk in this small town -Jean from Amsterdam moves to town and hated by everyone but you -Bad Religion -Seeing 7 Seconds -The Faction -Running away from home to live in a squat -The radness of Kevin Seconds -No one will buy -Anticipating the Dischord -Older sister as Punk/Parent Peace negotiator -Moving to SF to go to school -Bumming a ride with Fat Mike -Mistaken identity with Scotty from Verbal Abuse: Fat Mike look-a-like -The Fat Wreck Rejection Letter controversy -The forming of Fat Wreck Chords -Meeting Lagwagon for the first time -Putting out other band on the label set up to put out NoFX records -Mike being an A&R -The “Fat Sound” -Shit gets real with the release of Leche Con Carne -Contracts -Trying to keep the family vibe in a label -Survival Of The Fattest Volume 2: a genius label strategy from the label with no strategy -Short Music For Short People -Chris Dodge from Spazz: label manager of Fat -Making sure Fat is part of the San Francisco Punk community -Trying to get distributors on board with The Decline -Snuff: give the drummer some! -Sick Of it All -Swingin’ Utters -Pears: first Fat band to be signed sight-unseen