Episode 62 - Zach Blair (Rise Against, Gwar, Hagfish)

Hello Friends! This week on show, Damian sits down with his friend and Rise Against’s Zach Blair for a chat. Hear about Zach's journey in music from playing in one of Damian favorite bands Hagfish, to Gwar, to playing in a band with hero Bill Stevenson. All of which was done before even joining Rise Against!

Also covered:

-Damian’s love of Hagfish

-Being fucked by being weird in small town North Texas

-Collecting The No Wave Compilation

-“And then thrash Metal happened.”

-“If it was fast and offensive or satanic I was down”: Buying Black Flag and Slayer on the same day

-Terry Glaze era Pantara chilling at the mall

-A football style rock and roll dad

-The inspiration Rigor Mortis

-Harm’s Way… the Texas band

-The Government Flu

-We just liked punk

-“Even October Crisis!” Liking all thing Bill Stevenson

-Hash Palace: Dallas Grunge

-The fortuitous breakdown of the all bus

-Hagfish’s first record Buickmen

-True regional success

-Signing to London Records: We were the Green Day to the them

-Wool

-Bad Brains

-Shawn Roadie for Poison Idea to Guitar tech for the Foo Fighters

-Playing with the Meat Puppets and Folk Implosion

-Behind the Music on Hagfish

-Working at the tattoo shop

-Oliver Peck

-Joining Gwar

-The DIY spirit of GWAR

-Dave Grohl: “Holy Shit you were in GWAR!!!!!”

-Dave Brockie’s genius and demons

-Quitting Gwar

-The Armstrong record

-Getting a call from Russ Rankin about Only Crime

AND MORE!!!!!!!

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