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Episode 240: Walter Schreifels

Hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today) returned to Going Off Track to discuss how he began his... Read on.
Hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today) returned to Going Off Track to discuss how he began his lifelong obsession with music, what it was like growing up in Rockaway, Queens and his own bands ranging from The Rodents to Rival Schools. We also discuss the underrated nature of the band Foreigner, how...  Read on.
Hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today) returned to Going Off Track to discuss how he began his lifelong obsession with music, what it was like growing up in Rockaway, Queens and his own bands ranging from The Rodents to Rival Schools. We also discuss the underrated nature of the band Foreigner, how Schreifels maintains a laid-back nature while being one of the most accomplished songwriters in the scene and his two current musical projects, Vanishing Life and Dead Heavens. "We were so successful in convincing people of the youth crew movement but then it started getting stale because there wasn't enough variety anymore," Schreifels responds when asked how he created something as groundbreaking as Quicksand in 1990. "Quicksand just wanted to make something with all the power of hardcore and loosen it up, just see where it goes," he continues, adding that the project was as influenced by hip-hop as it was Fugazi. You've heard interviews with Walter before but you probably haven't heard one as in-depth as this one. Foreigner pic Walter Photo: http://www.nickkarp.com
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Episode 239: Justin Pearson

You’re in for a treat because this week Justin Pearson from The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City, Crimson Curse and... Read on.
You’re in for a treat because this week Justin Pearson from The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City, Crimson Curse and countless other legendary acts came by Going Off Track with guest host Jeremy Bolm from Touché Amoré. For eighty minutes we discuss the San Diego screamo scene in the nineties, including how seeing Suicidal Tendencies...  Read on.
You're in for a treat because this week Justin Pearson from The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City, Crimson Curse and countless other legendary acts came by Going Off Track with guest host Jeremy Bolm from Touché Amoré. For eighty minutes we discuss the San Diego screamo scene in the nineties, including how seeing Suicidal Tendencies as a fifteen year old inspired Perason to start Struggle. We also get into an in-depth discussion about his now infamous appearance on The Jerry Springer Show in 1998, including how he got roughed up by the show's security and what happened in the aftermath. Finally he discusses what he learned from engaging with a KKK Grand Wizard online while Bolm opens up about the time he managed to unintentionally befriend a member of The Westboro Baptist Church due to the power of direct dialogue. "Right after the Springer episode aired people recognized me a lot from the show and it was bad," Pearson says looking back nearly 30 years later on this bizarre phenomenon. "But I remember my grandparents watched it and even though I was making out with a dude, they were just psyched that I was on the show."
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Episode 238: Milemarker

Milemarker’s Al Burian and Dave Laney came by Going Off Track to discuss how they individually relocated to Germany, we... Read on.
Milemarker’s Al Burian and Dave Laney came by Going Off Track to discuss how they individually relocated to Germany, we also discuss Al’s zine “Burn Collector” and their most recent album “Overseas.” They also talk about their time organizing an underground collective venue in Europe, the history of the St. Pauli soccer team and the...  Read on.
Milemarker's Al Burian and Dave Laney came by Going Off Track to discuss how they individually relocated to Germany, we also discuss Al's zine "Burn Collector" and their most recent album "Overseas." They also talk about their time organizing an underground collective venue in Europe, the history of the St. Pauli soccer team and the Germany's volatile refugee policy... which is something that you admittedly don't hear much about in the American press. "Anything you don't see becomes a myth but everything like that has actually happened and someone saw it and it was their life experience," Burian says when asked what it's like looking back on touring with now-legendary acts like At The Drive-In and Blood Brothers. "A lot of those bands were really good and deservedly remembered. I think it's nice when something becomes mythical because it's nice that it transcends the time and it becomes an archetype to some. I think that's cool." Milemarker Photo: Jana Vaculikova
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Episode 237: Kyle Mooney

Saturday Night Live cast member Kyle Mooney came by Going Off Track to discuss growing up listening to pop-punk, why... Read on.
Saturday Night Live cast member Kyle Mooney came by Going Off Track to discuss growing up listening to pop-punk, why he’s so obsessed with eighties entertainment and what he thinks of reboots. (Spoiler alert: Kyle wishes he had written the “Jem And The Holograms” movie and we agree.) We also discuss the time Mooney saw...  Read on.
Saturday Night Live cast member Kyle Mooney came by Going Off Track to discuss growing up listening to pop-punk, why he's so obsessed with eighties entertainment and what he thinks of reboots. (Spoiler alert: Kyle wishes he had written the "Jem And The Holograms" movie and we agree.) We also discuss the time Mooney saw Coolio, Vanilla Ice and Salt N' Pepper perform as an impressionable youth, the John Stamos/Beach Boys connection and plenty of other high-brow topics that will change the way you view pop culture forever. "It's always weird for me to be in New York when it's not a show week, it's kind of special to me and unique because I don't get to do it all the time," Mooney, who spends a lot of time on the West coast and spent all summer in Utah shooting a movie, admits. Luckily we can catch him on SNL every week where his videos alongside his college pal and co-star Beck Bennett have become viral sensations. Kyle Mooney on Twitter 
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