Episode 39 is a conversation with Brian Smith and Guy Wetherbee. Brian and Guy are lifelong friends and also collectively have a group called Four Way Anal Touchfight. They talk about the origins of that project here. We spend over two hours talking music from their formative years, sharing music with each other and by the end of the episode you’ll understand why the title “Chemistry” (after the Rush song) is so fitting. We talk about everything from Rush to Gorilla Biscuits to Asia to the B-52’s and Krokus. As we talk about in this episode Brian and Guy will be appearing on some future episodes as well.
Episode 37 is a conversation with Randy Larsen. You may know Randy from his band Cable who have been putting out good quality heavy music since the 90’s and are set to release a new record next year as he explains late in this episode. We talk about how he got into music, other musical projects he’s been involved in as well as his guest hosting on the Everything Went Black and Metal Matters podcasts. Randy was a great guest for this podcast, his enthusiasm and humble, down to earth personality made this feel like I was talking to an old friend.
Episode 35 is a conversation with author Michael T Fournier. Michael has authored a few books including the 33 1/3 series book on The Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime record, his work appears in Maximum Rock & Roll, Razorcake and RS500. We talk about growing up in New England and getting into music, his writing both fiction and writing about music. Michael is a great writer and made the perfect guest for TATP, his enthusiasm and knowledge of music is extensive as shown in his writing, so it was great to be able to sit down and talk to him in person.
Episode 34 is a conversation with Boston area author Brian Coleman. Brian has written a few absolutely essential books for fans of hip-hop, Rakim Told Me, and Check the Technique Volumes 1 & 2. His new book, Buy Me Boston is a look at advertisements, flyers and vintage posters from Boston in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. In this episode we talk about his evolution in getting into music, and his process writing about music as well as what it’s like interviewing people like Chuck D and Ice Cube. Brian is a fascinating guy, a great story teller and a perfect guest for TATP.
Episode 33 is an in depth conversation with Larry Kelley, Larry played guitar in Kilslug as well as Groinoids, Ointment and Up Your Bucket. We talk about growing up as a skater in the late 70’s early 80’s in Marblehead MA to his early years in the punk scene. Larry is a great story teller and has some great stories about hanging with the Bad Brains, Seth Putnam filling in on drums for Kilslug and many more.
Episode 32 is a special episode, Mark McKay, founding member of Boston hardcore band Slapshot and Hank Peirce, long time roadie for Slapshot among other bands get together and talk about a backpacking trip around Europe they took in 1988. This 90 minute conversation is filled with some hilarious and interesting stories, covering just about all of their stops along the way. This is the story of two good friends taking an important and timeless trip outside of the USA in the late 80’s.
In this special one year anniversary episode, former guest, radio personality and my good friend Angie C Shaw talks to me about where I grew up, how I got into music and how I got to doing this podcast.