THE BEST SHOW LIVES! To celebrate, Turned Out A Punk is lucky enough to have the host of The Best Show: Tom Scharpling. Listen as Damian and Tom discuss discovering punk in small town New Jersey, and how Tom goes on to create a radio show empire that counts some of the best and brightest from the comedy and music worlds.
Also touched on:
Husker Du as first contact.
Discovering Punk in isolation
The oppression of 80’s Springsteenmania in New Jersey
Frankie Goes To Hollywood: New Jersey’s PissChrist
REM rocks the lunchroom.
Conflict zine as inspiration for everything. (See, I told you Gerard!)
Too Fun Too Huge the lesser known pre-Matador Records zines
The wishing well of record mail-order back in the day.
Gerard Cosloy is AWESOME!
The label not even a MUTHA could love.
Sneaking to "Eating Clubs" to see icons of indie rock
“EATING IT” the CBGB of comedy.
H. John Benjamin and Jon Glaser’s “Get Hyped”: the best performance of anything ever.
The importance of an early David Cross’ blessing
The Best Show as a band member’s secret handshake
Damian gushing about The Best Show