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

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

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