Turned Out A Punk brings ALL their equipment on the bus! Today on the show, the Violent Femmes’ BRIAN RITCHIE stops in to talk punk! Listen in as Damian sits down, with the founding member of one of his favourite bands to talk about going from being one of the most hated bands in Milwaukee, to touring the world. From the heavy influence of the Modern Lovers, to jamming with the Velvet Underground, to being harassed on the street by Sacred Order: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!
Also, don’t miss the brand new 30th anniversary reissue of the Violent Femmes’ “Why Do Birds Sing?” (and the reissue of “Add It Up” on vinyl!) on Craft Recordings, in stores now!
Also Touched On:
Love for the Violent Femmes
Being into proto-punk
The Blue Magoos
Lunch with The Modern Lovers
Lou Reed
barricading the editor of Rock Scene in a studio
X-Press Zine: Pre Drivin’ N Cryin’
Going to Yes and loving prog
Finding the Velvet Underground
Recording with The Velvet Underground
Busking out of necessity 
“Slash is only label that wanted us.”
Jonathan Richman: “You kinda sound like I sounded when I was your age!”
being broke but still being a “sell-out”


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