Episode 70 - Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters, Lieutenant, BROTHERHOOD)

Mar 10, 2016, 02:19 PM

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


-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


-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


-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


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