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American Trash - an Amphetazine podcast
51 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
American Trash #25 - special guest host, Patrick Merten
Ben goes to Albuquerque to hang out with Shock Goggle #1, Patrick Merten (AKA Three Goals) to talk punk rock, hip hop, and growing up all over the world, far away from touring bands.
59 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
American Trash #24 - MIX & MATCH Smashmouth's "Fush Yu Mang" | Awesome vs. Tanaka
We’re back with Season 2: Episode Three as we examine the 1997 debut album from the ever controversial Smashmouth, "Fush Yu Mang" AND we revel in the carnage that is Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka from ECW's One Night Stand 2005. These things were selected by The Fargo Strutter, Magnum TH. Band: Smashmouth Album: Fush Yu Mang Label: Interscope Listen on Youtube. Match: Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka Promotion: ECW (WWE version) Pay Per View: One Night Stand 2005 Watch it here. Next episode of American Trash, we'll be reviewing Album: Three Feet High and Rising Artist: De La Soul Match: Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (Clash of Champions)
71 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
American Trash #23 - Breakfast in America
We’re back with Season 2: Episode Deuce as we discuss the sordid life of G.G. Allin, sordid stories from Manhattan, and the gorgeous and dulcet tones of Supertramp's classic 1979 album -- Breakfast in America. This album was selected by Ben. Band: Supertramp Album: Breakfast in America Label: A&M Records
50 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
American Trash #22 - Friendship Music
We’re doing things a little differently as we launch season two of the podcast. In addition to our inane chattering about whatever is going on in the world, in an attempt to stay focused, each episode one of your stalwart on-air personalities will select an album for the whole group to listen to and discuss. The very first entry was selected by Chill Gordon Solie. Band: Surfbort Album: Friendship Music Label: Cult Records
83 minutes | Jul 24, 2018
American Trash #21 - Special Guest, Scott O'Connor
Ben is joined by author (and former Home Depot commercial star!) Scott O'Connor to discuss his books, the publishing process, acting, Project MKULTRA, the Kennedy assassinations, and of course, professional wrestling. Books by Scott O'Connor: Among WolvesUntouchableHalf-World A Perfect Universe Online at www.scott-oconnor.com
25 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
American Trash #20 - Brief Filler
We're here! But it's not with much. Chill Gordon Solie recaps the World Cup, we talk about what we're listening to and watching, and then there's a Gwen Stefani story as part of our new Celebrity Bump feature (that, let's be real, may only be a one time thing).
76 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
American Trash #19 - Freebird Rules
Magnum TH and Ben gather together to discuss rec league sports etiquette, our fascination with professional wrestling, and then go deep into the world of navigating the dumpster fire of the world in the 21st Century. Links to things mentioned in the podcast: Magnum's piece from his old website Hangtime Anika Pyle - "The Void"
62 minutes | May 30, 2018
American Trash #18 - PJ Sykes
Chill Gordon and Ben talk to photographer and musician PJ Sykes of the band Hoax Hunters.
72 minutes | May 23, 2018
American Trash #17 - Cash Grab!
Welcome to the first episode of season two...this is American Trash. It's been a busy hiatus, and there's a lot to get to. Chill Gordon Solie talks about his experience at last weekend's Misfits show in New Jersey (1:25), Magnum TH gives his take on the billion dollar deal between the WWE and Fox (28:50), the two hockey fans talk Stanley Cup predictions (58:00) and we've got recommendations for your entertainment including the podcast In the Dark (1:01:45). Intro and outro music: "Open Net" by Triple Deke Find us online at amphetazine.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Be sure to leave reviews wherever you pick up your podcasts! We'll be back shortly with our next episode including an interview with musician/photographer PJ Sykes.
33 minutes | Mar 1, 2018
American Trash #16 - the old men go see Jawbreaker in Brooklyn
Chill Gordon Solie and Ben talk about seeing Jawbreaker at Brooklyn Steel. Other people getting discussed include: Smashmouth, Metallica, the Misfits, Robert Johnson, Nirvana, In Flames, and others! Also, Ben totally conflates the title of the Jawbreaker documentary ("Don't Break Down") with the name of the new Willy Vlautin book ("Don't Skip Out on Me"). No need to tell him he's a moron, he already knows. Let's relive our youth and relitigate the scene! Live from Manhattan, it's American Trash!
43 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
American Trash #15 - Benoit Lelievre
Book reviewer and all around good dude Benoit Lelievre joins Ben to discuss his favorite books of 2017 and what's got him excited for 2018. Authors we talk about (in alphabetical order): J. Reuben Appelman | The Kill Jar Laird Barron | Blood Standard William Boyle | The Lonely Witness Blake Butler | Three Hundred Million Joe Clifford | Lamentation, December Boys, Give Up the Dead Jordan Harper | She Rides Shotgun Jennifer Hillier | Jar of Hearts Jeremy Robert Johnson | Entropy in Bloom Scott O'Connor | A Perfect Universe Eryk Pruitt | Dirtbags More Benoit: Dead End Follies Facebook Twitter
24 minutes | Jan 20, 2018
American Trash #14 - Special guest, Liberty Hardy of Book Riot
Perhaps the world's best advocate for books and the power of reading, Liberty Hardy joins us on the podcast to talk about books she loved in 2017 and books she's looking forward to in 2018. Books mentioned include: Some of 2017's Best! The Hearts Invisible Furies by John Boyne White Tears by Hari Kunzru See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt Looking forward to in 2018! The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu Not my White Savior by Julayne Lee I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
77 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
American Trash #13 - Fermi's Paradox, God, and Space
Radical departure from the normal topics as we discuss an article Magnum shared earlier in the week on Facebook. The Fermi Paradox If the Universe is so big that it contains numbers of stars that we can only slightly comprehend, there has to be more intelligent life somewhere. Right? Well if there is, how come we haven't met them? We tackle the subject, discuss God, and try to wrap our minds around the vastness of space. We're way out of our scientific league, but we're definitely enthusiastic to discuss it anyway. Things Mentioned in this Podcast: Night Siege (the book Bill mentions that details many UFO sightings including the one he saw). Triple Deke (Magnum's band and the music playing at the start of the show). Embrace Your Essence / Sarah Barlow (the Reiki healer Ben mentioned) The Shack on Broadway (the best place to get breakfast in Fargo).
81 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
American Trash #12 - Special Guest, Todd Taylor of Razorcake
Ben and Chill Gordon Solie talk with Todd Taylor of Razorcake. We discuss growing up punk, old punks, new music, and what it means to fight for what you believe in, and Todd's Best of 2017 list. *note* Audio is a little jacked up in this episode, but Todd's insights are so awesome you'll get over it. We'll have him on as a guest again next year. Right, Todd? From Razorcake's website: Razorcake provides consistent coverage of do-it-yourself punk culture that you won’t find anywhere else. We believe in positive, progressive, community-friendly DIY punk. We do our part. DIY punk culture is often misrepresented, misunderstood, and the target of corporate exploitation. Razorcake supports a legit community of punk music and culture as the only bona fide 501(c)(3) non-profit music magazine in America.
54 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
American Trash #11 - Special Guest, Lola Parks
Sandy Powlik joins Ben to talk about her music, where ideas come from, the extraordinary story of Lola Parks, and explains what Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip mean to Canadians. Lola Parks on: Spotify Bandcamp Facebook Twitter Intro music: Lola Parks | Trouble with Me
58 minutes | Dec 3, 2017
American Trash #10 - Best of 2017
We discuss our favorite music, book, and television shows of 2017. Not necessarily things that were released in 2017, but things that came to our attention this year. Chill Gordon Solie's list: Music - Priests | Nothing Feels Natural Music - Downtown Boys | Cost of Living Music - The National | Sleep Well Beast Books - Erin Osmon | Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost TV - Magnum TH's list: Music - Propagandhi | Victory Lap Music - PEARS & Direct Hit | Human Movement (split) Books - Mark Lazerus | If These Walls Could Talk Ben's list: Music - RVIVR | The entire catalog Music - Bad Cop/Bad Cop | Warriors & Not Sorry Music - Saul Williams | Martyr. Loser. King. Music - Behemoth | The Satanist Books - Nathan Hill | The Nix TV - Godless
21 minutes | Nov 18, 2017
American Trash #9 - Live from Ampheta'Fest!
We journeyed to Las Vegas so we could see Propagandhi, RVIVR, and Bad Cop/Bad Cop tear up the Hard Rock Hotel. And then we explored other corners of the city including Top Golf, Vesta Coffee, and everywhere else.
59 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
American Trash #8 - New Music and Bad Sports
We're back to talk about new music, the addictively corrosive nature of professional sports in America (and elsewhere), how punk rock figures into it all, and some of the early details about the American Trash plan to invade Las Vegas for the big Propagandhi/Bad Cop Bad Cop/RVIVR show in November and how you, Shock Goggle!, might could win the fourth ticket to join us.
27 minutes | Aug 1, 2017
American Trash #7 - Dumpster Dive
Chill Gordon Solie and LeRoy Rochester invoke the Freebird Rule to do some dumpster diving in search of American Trash. On today's episode we talk about the Rockefellers. The name is synonymous with wealth and it's quite possible to measure John D. Rockefeller's influence all the way through Keeping up with the Kardashians. But what are the origins of John D. Rockefeller's story and how did we find it in the dumpster? Listen to find out!
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2017
American Trash #6 - The Concert Experience
We're back! And we're here to talk about what favorite concerts, best live acts, what ruins a show, why are things so expensive, and were things really much better in the olden times. Also, whatever happened to Haley's Comet and is elementary school librarian, Mrs. Stoll, on it? Bands discussed include: Iron Maiden Metallica Municipal Waste Bad Cop/Bad Cop Fugazi Joanna Newsom Pink Floyd Ratt Def Leppard
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