Episode 195

March 17, 2022

01:17:38

TMP195 RONNIE BARNETT ON THE MUFFS

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Manny Chevrolet René Coman
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Show Notes

The legendary Muffs bass player, along with singer/guitarist Kim Shattuck and drummer Roy McDonald, blasted out their infectious, melodic brand of punk rock from 1990 until Kim’s passing in 2019. Cresting at the top of the Indie rock wave, they counted the Ramones, Elvis Costello, and Ronnie Spector among their fans and picked up a platinum record for their hit recording of “Kids In America.” With the reissue of 2004’s “Really Really Happy” along with Kim’s demos for that record soon to be released, Ronnie finds kindred spirits in the Troubled Men as they gather for a meeting of the minds.

Topics include a camera ticket, the Iguanas/Kevin Gordon tour, a middle seat, RIP Kevin O’Day, 911 calls, dropping the masks, a record store, meeting Alex Chilton, the Pandoras in Houston, moving to L.A., starting a new band, the Coconut Teaser, a punk rock teacher, backup dancers, the ’90s sound, Green Day, Korla Pandit, the Plaster Casters, a new release, Kim’s legacy, Willie Aron, Susan Cowsill, rock’n’roll college, a New Orleans connection, “Pam and Tommy,” Tony Rugolo, guest relapses, and much more.

Intro music: Styler/Coman

Break music: “Sad Tomorrow” from “Blonder And Blonder” by the Muffs

Outro music: “Weird Boy Next Door” from “Whoop Dee Doo” by the Muffs

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