Turned Out A Punk

Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!



Monte Melnick Ramones Tour manager and author of On The Road With The Ramones

Episode 422: 
Seeing the Ramones thousands of times is a fantasy for more people but for Monte Melnick: it was his reality for 20 plus years. Join Damian as he sits down with Ramones' Tour manager and co-author of the essential "On Tour With The Ramones" book to dig deep on the Ramones and their archetypal role in punk. From the pre-band glam days, to the two sides of Johnny, to the adverse effects of the tempo and volume on Joey's health, to why you should never lend mics to Suicide: the is not to be missed!

Also, don't forget to grab the new expanded 2022 edition of "On The Road With The Ramones", in stores now!

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Also touched on:

The layers of edifice around the Ramones

Butch and the Glam Era

the extremely different sides of Johnny

Never lend mics to Suicide
The effects of the speed and volume on Joey

The wear and tear of punk

The oder of the music

Getting booked with metal band



A real break up... for real

Hardcore and the Ramones


The archetype for a punk band

Green Day



 2022-09-09  1h2m