Monday, June 21, 2010

Eric Davidson Says: We Never Learn

Some bands are just better than others. New Bomb Turks are amongst the former.

In celebration of Eric Davidson's new book, We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001, the fine folks at Real Punk Radio have secured a live interview with the author (and supercharged front man of the New Bomb Turks) during the weekly PDR show, hosted by Snyderman, Mottey and Tim Pop, baby!! And through much pleading and groveling, yer humble host, Michael Kaiser, will be joining them. Can ya blame me? Check out part of the description on Amazon:

This is the first and only book on the last great wave of punk rock. Musician and journalist Eric Davidson (Village Voice, CMJ, SF Bay Guardian) was there as this scene unfolded, tracking the inspiration and beautiful destruction of this largely undocumented movement. The Black Lips, the late Jay Reatard, The Dirtbombs, the White Stripes, the Reigning Sound, and the Hives (to name but a few) all sprang from an underground music scene where similarly raw bands, enjoying various degrees of success and hard luck, played in venues ranging from dive bars to massive festivals, but were mostly ignored by a music industry focused on mega-bands and shiny pop stars. They reveled in 50s rock n roll and 60s garage rock as much as they did Iggy Pop, the Ramones, and Black Flag, while creating their own wave of gut-busting riffs and rhythm.

Yeah, you want this book! Here's the details:

PDR show on Real Punk Radio, July 19, 2010 at 8:00pm, Eastern Time. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the RadiOblivion Calendar to help ya make the appointment on time. You DO NOT want to miss this.

Do you have a question that you want to axe Eric? Why not participate in the interview? Just call the RadiOblivion Hotline, leave your question and we'll pick the best ones (as many as we have time for) and have Eric answer them right then and there! We believe in interactivity, friends. Use the "Call Me" widget in the sidebar on the RadiOblivion website, or the tab at the top of the RadiOblivion Facebook page and Google will magically connect you to the voice line. Slick as snot. Alternately, you can call the number that I announce during the RadiOblivion podcast. I'm not putting it in this post. Sorry.

Get those phone calls coming. Less than a month to go!

To find out more, and to keep tabs on the book tour, check out the We Never Learn blog.

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