Episode 96 - Craig Ferguson (Comedian, Celebrity Name Game, The Drew Carry Show, The Late Late Show)
This week on the show we have: a comedian, a late night host, an actor and, at one point, one of the early Glasgow punk scene’s most prolific drummers. Join Damian as he sits down with Craig Ferguson to discuss finding “wholesome” punk at a time of rotten culture, getting an ominous warning from Nico, his great run of punk bands and tons more!
The last interview Craig will ever do?
Getting into Glam
Is that a few cup: Hearing the Damned for the first time
Music that felt like a fight
Steve Jones not believing that you saw them
Taking the bus with a Peter Capaldi… and a dead guy
Seeing the Clash, Sex Pistols, the Damned, Siouxsie and Banshees
Marijuana is a hippy drug. So it’s speed, glue and booze.
The cultural shift in England that was punk.
Scotland looks better today
Punk was the most wholesome and honest form of entertainment to emerge out of England in
getting “Punk’d Up”
Having to pick a side
hating the fantasy of music
Not being the biggest Keith Moon fan.
Queen: the best players but “still shit”
Seeing Hawkwind at the age of 13
Drum influence: hating the band but loving the drummers
Seeing Johnny and Self Abusers (pre-Simple Minds)
Just getting into Zeppelin
Seeing the Stranglers
the amazing Scottish scene
the Rock Garden: Scotland’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go
Joining the Dream Boys with Peter Capaldi
Exposure: Craig as Adam Eternal
Dressed up like a priest for a recording
Getting into Comedy with Peter inbetween bands
“It’s the DNA of everything”
Liking the first half of Stop Making Sense
Quitting late night
Ana Hausen: the session that ended the gig
the rise of English post-punk Alternative comedy.
Comedy: no lugging drums, no cleaning up and no band members
Drummers and Punk: the amazing connection
Drummers need to shut the fuck up
Working the door at the world famous Save The Robots in NY
Drumming for Nico
“You remind me of Iggy. You will die soon.”
Iggy: the last one standing
Knocking out a heckler: Violence and comedy don’t mix
Getting drunk with the Clash
Lars from Rancid: Therapist to those that got famous after being into punk
and TONS MORE!!!!!