Ep128: Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Jon Spencer & the HITmakers)

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Well, hello there! Guess what? You bet it’s another episode of Protonic Reversal! This week, Conan and Josh talked with the legendary Bob Bert, drummer for Lydia Lunch Retrovirus, Jon Spencer and the HITmakers, Pussy Galore, Sonic Youth, and many more! We talked about:

-Touring more than ever before
-Playing shows with Jon Spencer again
-Getting the proper “junk” for the kit
-Starting the tour without knowing the songs
-Meeting Pussy Galore
-The guitar skills of Jon Spencer
-The night-and-day difference between the HITmakers and Retrovirus
-The dream gig with Lydia Lunch
-The encyclopaedic Weasel Walter
-Getting to know the Melvins
-Hearing protection
-Bad Moon Rising
-Setting up the first Sonic Youth European tour
-The historical wonder of Youtube
-Being there for the glory days of Max’s and CBGB
-Playing a better “Nature Scene” than Jim Sclavunos
-Bewitched opening for SY on the Goo tour
-The Action Swingers and the Chrome Cranks

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FROM THE ARCHIVES Ep206: Shannon Selberg (the Cows, Heroine Sheiks) https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/10/09/ep206-shannon-selberg-the-cows-heroine-sheiks/ via @ProtonicPod

Also, if you want more Jerry content, I recommend Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal @ProtonicPod's 2-part interview. A ton of other great musician interviews on that show as well!
Pt. 1 https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/04/24/ep159-jerry-casale-devo/
Pt. 2 https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/05/29/ep175-jerry-casale-devo-pt-2/

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ep196: Alain Johannes (Eleven, QOTSA, Desert Sessions, PJ Harvey, Producer) https://www.protonicreversal.com/2020/09/01/ep196-alain-johannes-eleven-qotsa-desert-sessions-pj-harvey-producer/ via @ProtonicPod @AlainJohannes @IpecacRec

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