Episode 38

The Dead Milkmen (Part I)

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This week, I sit down with Joe Jack Talcum, of legendary Philadelphia punk band the Dead Milkmen. We talk about his life growing up in rural Pennsylvania, his solo careers, and the loss of his friend Dave Blood in 2004. We also talk about the benefits of touring solo v. a band, his new split on This & That Tapes, his creative process, and how the Dead Milkmen were more "post-punk" than "punk", in his recollection. We also talk about what it was like signing to an indie label distributed by a major label in the 80s, and how he wished the band had never made any music videos. A great conversation with a legendary dude.