Fucked Up band members Jonah, Sandy and Ben at their Pop-up Record Store launch yesterday in Toronto for David Comes To Life
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Radio Wunderbar #020 – broadcast 5 June 2011
Banzaaaaaai! This show was a punk special featuring Toronto bands Fucked Up and Teenage X in honour of the new albums being released by both bands on the same weekend. The opening half of the show starts with an interview with Mr. Jo from Fucked Up, which I recorded on Friday, 3 June. Jonah talks about the new FU record David Comes To Life, on the eve of it’s release on Matador records. Jonah then talks about NXNE 2011 and also recounts his own beginnings in Fucked Up as a drummer who started out in the band without a kit or any previous experience. Jonah then introduces his favourite two tracks from the new album.
After a change in tempo for a few songs, Radio Wunderbar’s French music champion Natascha Malta takes to the mic to spin a few tracks. Then things go punk again, with choice tracks from OFF and Descendents leading into the last half hour of the show which features an interview with Teenage X. Teenage X spoke to me at the Bovine Sex Club on Saturday night, 4 June, on the night of their debut album lauch for Drink Dance Destroy. Rich, Phil, Sarah and Mikey talked about their record, the recording process (and related shenanigans), before moving on to discuss Toronto’s punk community with an open and honest assessment of the scene from the perspective of an established gigging band.
For those wishing to fast-forward: catch Jonah from Fucked Up talking from 24 seconds in, and catch Teenage X from 1 hour 24 mins, 19 seconds.
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