Episode 70 - Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters, Lieutenant, BROTHERHOOD)
WHAT A WEEK?!? On this Turned Out A Punk, Damian takes Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters on a journey back through his legendary and yet under-celebrated punk past. See how one of the world most famous rock musicians once had to adhere to the strict wardrobe demands of a straight edge band and more amazingness!
Also pondered: -Being the inspiration for this podcast. -Black Flag getting you over the Fear of Punk. -Hearing Out Of Step, Rock For Light, Banned in DC and Conquest For Death in one afternoon. -Stuck in the tri-cities -The first band with THE WORST name. -Diddley Squat: pre- Aspirin Feast, Treepeople, Foo Fighters etc. -Picking up Bass skills from Moral Crux -The awesomeness of U-Men -Motherload -The Foo Fighters have the COOLEST road crew EVER!!!!!!! -False Liberty -The Canadian connection to Diddley Squat -Meeting Greg Anderson -Joining Brotherhood…. but with many conditions -“I didn’t see those shows and I didn’t know those people” Hardcore vs. Grunge -Nirvana: No The Offenders -Boiling Point Fanzine -Gruntruck -The Melvins: Punk-er than everybody -Scream: What era of the band does Dave like best? -Henry Rollins: not a fans breaking -Punk band opening for AOD and -Mom making NoFX Pancakes -Loving the first Christ On A Crutch era -Whipped -Jesters Of Chaos -Moving to live by Fallout Records -Gas Huffer -Galleon’s Lap: Greg Anderson and Nate’s emo departure. -Christ On A Crutch’s (last) european tour -Sunny Day Real Estate switching singers and being bummed about it at first -The mind fuck of no longer identifying with hardcore -AND MORE