Episode 73 - Ray Harkins (Taken / 100 Words or Less Podcast

Mar 31, 2016, 11:06 PM

Hello friends! This week on the show Damian sits down with Southern Ontario’s Southern California brethren Ray Harkins. Ray is the former lead singer of Taken, a massively influential group on many southern Ontario bands, and the host of the fantastic “100 Words Or Less” Podcast. Sit back as the two discuss how a band that never really fit in in SoCal hardcore would wind up playing a role in changing the face of Canadian rock music. Also touched on:

Mining your friends for guests

Dodging the bullet by not putting out your fanzine

“Holy shit, Kent McClard knows my name!”: Buying records at Ebullition

Pump Up The Volume as first exposure

Deadguy: could have been huge!

Blink: before 182

Voodoo Glow Skulls and Strife

The Pickle Patch and Steve Aoki’s Gorilla Biscuits Tattoo

Doom Society

“Why are we punishing our friends with this music?”

A coffeeshop in a hardcore venue

The Indecision Revelation Records showcase

The Pre-Taken/Phobia supergroup that nearly came

Thowdown: From inside Joke to Real band

Keith Barney: California Hardcore Journeyman


Loving Southern Ontario Hardcore


The biggest SOHC bad not from Southern Ontario

Signing to Goodfellow

Ron From Final Conflict

Tony Victory AND Even Score

Meeting Alexisonfire

Spread The Disease

AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!