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#40: So Long Ago (A Conversation With Kevin Norton)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8fm4t-afa19d

Episode 40 is a conversation with Kevin Norton. Kevin played bass in the excellent Boston hardcore band Eye For an Eye and now he’s still playing music with his current band The Eulogy based out of Southern California. We talk about growing up in Lynn Massachusetts and what it was like getting into metal and hardcore in the early and mid eighties when metal and hardcore were regularly crossing over. Kevin has never stopped and his passion for music make him a perfect guest for this podcast, his work in the labor movement is discussed as well and Kevin talks about how being involved in the hardcore scene has informed his career and work ethic. 

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#39: Chemistry (A Conversation With Brian Smith and Guy Wetherbee)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k723h-acb47c

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. 

#38: Break My Body (A Conversation With Kevin Grant)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2ws8x-a8543d

Episode 38 is a conversation with Kevin Grant, this first episode of 2019 is a long episode and it covers a lot of ground. Kevin talks about Fall River, MA where he is from, what it was like growing up there. We talk at length about his experiences singing in a number of bands including The Hidden, Gaskill and his latest project Wire Lines. Kevin has some fascinating ideas about music and what role it takes in his life as well as to people in general. This episode is named after The Pixies song Break My Body, Kevin references the record that song came from (Surfer Rosa) and talks about his experience recording music with Steve Albini. Kevin is an intense and intelligent guy, his ideas on hardcore music and what it means to him are very much in line with myself as well as most of the guests I’ve had on, he was the perfect guest for this podcast. 

#37: My War (A Conversation With Randy Larsen)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7rbh3-a191d3

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. 

#36: Death Comes Ripping (A Conversation With Mark Vieira

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bkrpq-a04d61

Episode 36 is a conversation with Mark Vieira. Originally from Massachusetts and now on the west coast we talk quite a bit about his time getting into music on the east coast. Mark has been around the music scene in various roles for years, currently he manages a number of bands including 1349, Ringworm, Tombs, The Atlas Moth and The Casualties among many others. Mark has some great insight on the music scene, not just the heavy music scene where he works, but the music industry in general. He knows his stuff and has a lot of great opinions and ideas on music. Mark is a great story teller, his enthusiasm is infectious and he was the perfect guest for this podcast, especially when it comes to passion. 

#35: Spillage (A Conversation With Michael T. Fournier)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kfxui-9fae11

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. 

#34: Words I Manifest (A Conversation With Brian Coleman)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jsu7y-9e603b

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. 

#33: I Can’t Go To Church Today (A Conversation With Francis Larry Kelley Jr.)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5n339-9d1e67

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. 

#32: I’m So Bored With the USA (Mark McKay and Hank Peirce backpack around Europe in 1988)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5gk79-9c8274

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. 

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