Episode 74 - Amanda Stepto (from TV's Degrassi!!!!)

Apr 07, 2016, 04:18 PM

Wake up in the morning, feeling stoked and happy: Spike is on Turned Out A Punk! This week Damian sits down with actress Amanda Stepto. Amanda portrayed Spike on Degrassi, but being punk wasn’t a character for her. Listen as see how real it was!

Also covered:

-The first positive media portrayal of punk

-Forcing your sister to take you to the Police picnic at the age of 9

-Pre-teen booze

-Watching City limits

-Teenbeat Punks

-Billy Idol

-Angelic Upstarts

-Brain Taylor and the Record Peddler

-The Punk

-Buying records while on break from Degrassi

-Platinum Blonde the unsung punk band

-Getting cast for Degrassi

-“Fuck them!” Charging your hair and changing your life

-Colin from GBH: Fashion icon

-Going to shows

-Depeche Mode

-Seeing The Smiths on your 16 birthday

-Going Veg at age 9

-Buying old zines

-Famous in the punk scene: not good thing

-Toronto a hater city

-Getting thrown out of Eaton Centre for being Punk after buying your dress for an award show

-Influencing the stories

-Dressing too monochrome for TV

-Getting into hardcore

-Going from band to band

-Giving away your records

-Brain Taylor hating you

-Youth Youth Youth

-Sick Of It All


-The onstage MSIXZitRemedy Collab

-Bringing other cast members to hardcore shows

-Playing the “Fuck America” on set

-Me, You, Youth Crew

-“IT WAS SO FUCKING AWKWARD!”: hanging with Dinosaur Jr.

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