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!



Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder

Episode 424:
Alright Squadies, time for Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show, Damian is joined by a songwriter beloved by his whole family: Nerf Herder’s Parry Gripp! Listen in as the two discuss: the journey from hearing the Ramones on Dr. Demento as a kid to collaborating with him Weird Al on a song. The all too short ride to the top, Weezer’s tenuous punk connections, hoagie anthems for Wawa, the power of “It’s Raining Tacos”,  writing the themes for Buffy the Vampire, Superhero Squad and more: don’t miss this one!

Also, don’t miss the 20th anniversary reissue of “American Cheese”, out now on Fat Wreck Chords!

Also, pick up a shirt for this podcast at TurnedOutAPunk.com! 

Also touched on:

Dr. Demento

The Ramones

Wax and Weezer

Avant Garde 

The Pinkerton effect 

Winding up on Fat Wreck

The cult of Wawa

The Superhero Squad theme



 2022-09-21  1h5m