Episode 47 - Laura Jane Grace ( Against Me! )
On this Turned Out A Punk, Damian gets a chance to finally have a conversation with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace! Damian talks to Laura about the journey of a small town Florida DIY Punk band who became one of the most significant Punk bands of the last 20 years... and the violent reaction it could sometimes elicit.
Also covered: -The parallel paths of Against Me and Fucked Up -Hearing the Sex Pistols for the first time -The conversation about fighting back -Green Day, Rancid and 90’s punk explosion -The influence of Rancid’s fantastic taste -Playing in a Nirvana/ Pearl Jam cover band as a pre-teen: Leather Dice or The Black Shadows -Purulent and Demented Kids -The mecca of St. Petersburg Florida -Playing a Christian punk show with MxPx -90 Pound Wuss were good -Snot Rockets: four Rancid covers -Being the other Upper Crust -Green Day, Rancid and NoFX: the big three for the first three shows -Not being really aware of Hot Water Music -From Common Affliction to Against Me! -The other side of Crass Records: Apostles -The influence of Seth: the first anarcho-acoustic punk band -Running a distro -The Florida Food Not Bombs network -Activist Community of Florida -Sitting down and playing buckets: no one got it -The free veggie meals at KFC -The first tour -Getting Aaron Cometbus mad -The first west coast tour -Var from No Idea: the subtitlest of label heads -No being liked in Gainesville -Ebullition and A-F Records: two other labels that could’ve done Reinventing Axl Rose -Anti-Flag at the Roboto Project -“That band in Gainesville the no liked” does good -The evolving understanding of Axl -Guns And Roses -Toby Red Scare -Signing to Fat -Dealing with Majors: the great rock and roll swindle -Getting attacked for being punk -Getting on and off the major -Learning under Butch Vig -Album Art -Collage Art -“Those Are Rockstars” AND MORE!!!!!!!!