Episode 60 - Freddie Pompeii (Viletones, Secrets)
This week on Turned out A Punk, it is legit legends week as we welcome, guitarist of the legendary Viletones, Freddie Pompeii the show for a legendary episode. Hear stories of acid fuelled Velvet Underground experiences to laying the foundation of Punk and being in arguably the most important Canadian punk band ever.
-The Abridge Version: 60’s Garage “Punk”
-Bubble: Dot Records Recording Artists
-Going to Mariposa Music Festival
-Beating the The Draft
-A band with Dan’s brother Peter Ackroyd
-Meeting Mickey from the Curse -A Weed Bust -Experiments in Fuzz: learning to play guitar in prison -Peter Panic: one-man-proto-punk -Getting fired from the Gasworks: Meeting Steve Leckie -The Southern Ontario Circuit and eating Moose meat spaghetti, -“Freddie, What are you Into man!?!?!”: Getting Punked -Being a country songwriter. -Seeing the Velvet Underground play a Sister Ray… in a coffee shop… ON ACID! -Snorting coke and smoking weed in the lobby during Genesis -The New York Dolls and KISS (“Just a rock metal band”) at Massy Hall -Seeing an ad in the paper for the a band -Forming the Viletones -Zoom and Chris Hate -The Viletones and the self-mutilation on stage and in the audience. -Touring the US for the -The Reds -Ben Vaughn Combo -Other US shows -Bleecker Bob taking you to the hospital -The Diodes -Teenage Head: Friends from the start -Lydia Lunch puling you off the stage to have her way with you. -The Cramps and Suicide opening for the Canadian Weekend at CBGB’s -“The Nazi Thing” an attempt at parody -The Viletones on the CBC -The Media buzz -The almost UK debut -Enter The Secrets: The end of the Viletones AND MORE!!!!!!