Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The finest interview/discussion show on music and musicians that mean a whole hell of a lot to certain people. Why we do what we do?, Rocker ennui, amusing anecdotes, and incredible rock music that does not forget to rock. Podcast Generator 2.5 - Thu, 25 Apr 2024 00:01:43 -0700 en RadioNOPE/Seismic Wave Entertainment Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The finest interview/discussion show on music and musicians that mean a whole hell of a lot to certain people. Why we do what we do?, Rocker ennui, amusing anecdotes, and incredible rock music that does not forget to rock. Protonic Reversal: Insightful discussions with awesome musicians and artists. Why do you do what you do? est. April 2014 Conan Neutron Conan Neutron yes Ep319: Martin Bisi (Producer, Engineer, Martin Bisi Band) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The pride of Gowanus comes on Protonic Reversal. Martin documented all the no waves bands, ran a studio with Bill Laswell before running it himself. Recorded Herbie Hancock's ROCKIT (!), as well as Ex-Models, Lydia Lunch... Sonic Youth Bad Moon Rising and EVOL. J.G. Thirlwell. All of that, an incredible career and incredible ongoing presence in the New York community and beyond. Who else randomly stumbles upon Brian Eno outtakes? That's right... Martin Bisi. Ohh yeah, he also has a great new record of his own called FERAL MYTHS. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:19:24 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron martin bisi, feral myths no Fri, 20 Jan 2023 12:48:00 -0800 Ep318: Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers, Yawning Man, Across The River, Queens of the Stone Age) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Boomer, The godfather of desert rock! Early days with Black Flag, Redd Kross and Saccharine Trust. Restaurants and riffs. The incredible Tony Tornay. Introducing: The free and unique night to night music of the Rubber Snake Charmers. The origins of the incredible Fatso Jetso. Dropping into the desert sessions to do "millionaire" (later to become a Queens of the Stone Age song). Generators and the responsibility of running a restaurant. Live from Total Annihilation. Legends of the Desert split with Dali's Llama! It is the legend, Mario Lalli. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:14:55 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Fatso Jetson, Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers, Desert Sessions no Tue, 10 Jan 2023 12:05:00 -0800 Ep317: Top Records of 2022 Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal It is time for the yearly countdown of some of my favorite records of 2022. I can't include all of them and taste is subjective, but hopefully you can find some gems here that you either were not aware of or have been meaning to check out. And for those that don't care about the episode and just want lists, here's that too. (also in playlist form) Bandname - Song - Album, and deep links to their respective episode (where appropriate) 1. SERVICE - Hey - Drag Me 2. Lung - Sick - Let it Be Gone 3. Helms Alee - Mouth Thinker - Keep This Be The Way (ep268) 4. Chat Pile - Pamela - God's Country (ep305) 5. Kal Marks - Ovation - My Name is Hell (ep302) 6. Hammered Hulls - Rights and Reproduction - Careening (ep316) 7. Sloan - Keep Your Name Alive - Steady 8. Paul Roessler - Maker - The Turning of the Bright World (ep312) 9. Plosivs - Hit the Breaks - Plosivs 10. Melvins - My Discomfort is Radiant - Bad Mood Rising 11. Dälek - A Heretic's Inheritence - Precipice (ep293) 12. Savak - Empathy - Human Error / Human Delight (ep292) 13. Toshi Kasai - Perpetual Manufactory - Based on True Stories (ep306) 14. Mr Phylzzz - Pretend Friends - Cancel Culture Club 15. Mike Baggetta / Mike Watt / Jim Keltner - Fake Break - Everywhen We Go (ep314, ep315) 16. The Art Gray Noizz Quintent - Here's Johnny - The Art Gray Noizz Quintent (ep294) 17. A Deer A Horse - Bitter - Grind (ep290) 18. Microwaves - Your Dumb Guts - Discomfiture Atlas (ep308) 19. Coordinated Suicides - Mickey Disney Lover - This Could Be Heaven 20. DEVO's Gerald V. Casale - The Invisible Man - The Invisible Man ep (ep313) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:04:20 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron best of the year, best of 2022, top records 2022 no Tue, 27 Dec 2022 15:53:00 -0800 Ep316: Alec Mackaye (Hammered Hulls, The Warmers, Ignition) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Hammered Hulls! A new-ish band with a GREAT record called Careening. Singer and frontman Alec Mackaye comes on protonic reversal and goes into a DETAILED song by song of this incredible record, as well as talk of The Warmers, general songwriting, song lyric interpretations as jumping off points and writing prompts for the audience, inspiration and coming back to music and live performance with awesome likeminded collaborators and coming up with something very special. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:01:47 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron hammered hulls, alec mackaye, the warmers no Thu, 22 Dec 2022 11:36:00 -0800 Ep315: Mike Baggetta (mssv, Mike Baggetta / Mike Watt / Jim Keltner, solo) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Everywhen We Go, that's the new record by Mike Baggetta / Jim Keltner / Mike Watt is now out! It's the latest record from a loose limbed collaboration by the iconic experimental guitarist, the mighty Minutemen bass man and the incredible session drummer who has played with everybody. So what's the difference between that and MSSV (main STEAM stop valve)? Well Stephen Hodges for one, who played with Tom Waits and many others. We talk about the differences, Mike's background and history with music and collaboration. Wall of Flowers and Live Flowers, creative process, tones and pedals and a song by song breakdown of the new record. Hey, Watt was just on talking about that too, it's like the Rashomon effect. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:56:53 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Mike Baggetta / Mike Watt / Jim Keltner no Sat, 17 Dec 2022 21:56:00 -0800 Ep314: Mike Watt (mssv, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, the Stooges, Flipper, solo, Mike Baggetta / Jim Keltner / Mike Watt) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Surprise! It is the one and only Mr. Mike Watt. He's got a new record with Mike Beggata and Jim Keltner called Everywhen We Go. Hot off the presses! We discuss that (and the difference between mssv!) as well as the Watt from Pedro show, Flipper, Iggy, erasing ageism in movement music, knee blow outs, remote tracking and Orson Welles with a pair of chili dogs. Spiel time, baby! Let's go! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:35:08 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mike watt, minutemen, mssv no Sun, 11 Dec 2022 13:30:00 -0800 Ep313: Gerald V. Casale (DEVO) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The unmistakable Gerald V. Casale of DEVO RETURNS! He has new music. The Invisible Man ep, along with a reissue of the Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers material under his own name. Fantastic videos for I'm Gonna Pay U Back and The Invisible Man. Collaboration with Steve Bartek of Oingo Boingo and Josh Freese and more. Of COURSE, lots of DEVO talk as well. Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA, Meeting David Lynch and Ronnie Rocket. Human Highway and Neil Young, the wild antics of Iggy Pop. 9/11 stand-up comedy and lots, lots more! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:55:14 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron devo, gerald v casale no Mon, 05 Dec 2022 09:30:00 -0800 Ep312: Paul Roessler (The Screamers, 45 Grave, Nervous Gender, Nina Hagen, Solo, Producer) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The great Paul Roessler! He's recently released The Turning of the Bright World, a new solo record. Lots of talk about the iconic and legendary band The Screamers who never recorded a proper record but are legends of punk rock and progenitors of "synth punk" and still a hot topic to this day, Twisted Roots, Nervous Gender, working (and touring!) with Nina Hagen, Don Bolles and Pat Smear, Dez Cadena, Playing with Dead Kennedys, Kitten Robot studios, Mike Watt. Touring, performance, spectacle! Paul! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:00:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron The Screamers, Nina Hagen, Twisted Roots, Nervous Gender no Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:05:00 -0800 Ep311: John Schmersal (Brainiac, Enon, Vertical Scratchers, Crooks on Tape) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Brainiac touring in 2023? Amazing! Let's get the full details from the guitar man himself, how a Brainiac tour can (and is) happening without the great Timmy Taylor (RIP). Fresh off a tour with the band Caribou, John breaks it down. How about a rundown of the catalog too? Yeah? Sound good. The Attic Tapes and Live show? Also cool. How about an EXCLUSIVE SURPRISE?! Come all ye Cracked machines and Bonsai Superstars. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:06:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron brainiac, enon, crooks on tape, vertical scratchers no Tue, 15 Nov 2022 21:39:00 -0800 Ep310: Nick Sakes (Upright Forms, Colossamite, Dazzling Killmen, Sicbay) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Upright Forms are a new band! One of their first recordings is on the Sounds to Make You Shudder Skin Graft comp. Conan knows the three members from very different bands and circles. The Upright Forms origins are discussed as well as indepth look at Dazzling Killmen (Face of collapse! Jazz guys and wildcard), Collossamite (members of Deerhoof now), Sicbay! and more. It is an in-depth discussion with a unique and influential player and musician through his entire journey in his music up to today. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:46:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron upright forms, dazzling killmen, sicbay, collosamite no Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:36:00 -0700 Ep309: Mark Davies (Thinking Fellers Union Local 282) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Reissues of Strangers From the Universe and Admonishing the Bishops! Yes, it is true. Bulbous Monocle is doing just that. What better time to go over the entire storied and varied TFUL282 catalog with a fine tooth comb? A bit about each record, baroque instruments making weird noises. Optigans! Mother of All Saints! The Crowded Diaper and so much more. Did you know SF used to be an affordable place to make music and create? Let’s talk to Mark Davies and find out all about it. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:59:20 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron thinking fellers union local 282, tful282, mark davies no Wed, 19 Oct 2022 08:43:00 -0700 Ep308: microwaves (Dave Kuzy, John Roman,Adam Macgregor) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The mighty men of MICROWAVES! This incredibly long lived band of uncompromising relentlessly creative Pittsburgh noiseniks have a new one called Discomfiture Atlas, a record with TWO lineups. One of which is with previous bassplayer Steve Moore of Zombi fame. A wild time! Or as Dave says: "We talk about the songs on the new record in detail. Adam eats key lime pie. I espouse a radical theory about Spinal Tap. John makes crinkling noises." Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:51:08 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron microwaves no Sun, 16 Oct 2022 11:07:00 -0700 Ep307: Guy Picciotto (fugazi) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Well then! How about a comprehensive talk with the fantastic and innovative guitarist and singer? A deep and far ranging conversation on models of operation, freedom and creativity as well as relatively comprehensive deep dives through all of all of the fugazi catalog? Strap in everybody! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 3:02:01 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron fugazi, rites of spring no Mon, 03 Oct 2022 08:47:00 -0700 Ep306: Toshi Kasai (Producer, Engineer, Musician) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Toshi is the renowned producer of bands like Melvins, Tool and so much more. He's not only the master mind of the incredible Plan D, but has a fantastic new record called Based on True Stories, that is full of gypsy jazz, backmasking, filters and glitches but is... mostly acoustic? We take a deep song-by-song dive into that as well as what bands do and don't get right about recording, writing and everything else and a bit of insight about how somebody who works so hard on the creativity others finds time and space to innovate himself. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:10 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron toshi kasai, plan d no Thu, 08 Sep 2022 10:24:00 -0700 Ep305: Chat Pile Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal What a treat! All four members of Oklahoma City Noise-rock/sludge superstars come on Protonic Reversal to talk about their awesome new record God's Country in-depth. An in-depth song by song discussion! Along with talk of logos, art direction, the Oklahoma scene and a surprising amount of 90s swing revival discourse. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:10:09 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Chat Pile no Mon, 22 Aug 2022 11:55:00 -0700 Ep304: Scott Picco (Almanac Man, Bear Claw, Rented Rooms) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Almanac Man is a great newer band from Denver, with a great new record called For Your Cause. Song by song breakdown of that record, as well as a comprehensive overview of the long lived, 2-bass and drums Chicago trio Bear Claw. Chris Metcalf of Life and Times and playing in Rented Rooms and lots, lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:55:21 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron bear claw, almanac man, rented rooms no Fri, 19 Aug 2022 08:10:00 -0700 Ep303: Dan Kubinski (Die Kreuzen, DeadFinger) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The mighty Die Kreuzen vocalist and frontman has a brand new dark acoustic duo called DeadFinger. Learn all about that here, as well as a detailed run through of the entire history of Die Kreuzen, key moments and records, what came afterwards and lots more. Reunions, shouting out newer bands, post-Die Kreuzen activities, The Crosses (a band playing the first self titled Die Kreuzen LP front to back, faves from Oct File & originals!) and fans spanning generations. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:02:14 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Die Kreuzen, DeadFinger no Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:26:00 -0700 Ep302: Carl Shane (Kal Marks) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Tom Waits, Harvey Milk, Melvins, Captain Beefheart and more! Turning a solo project into a band and into the same band but with a different lineup. One guitar vs. two guitars. The story of Kal Marks coming back during COVID. The story of playing with Kowloon Walled City, Gentrification and not caring about what is cool. A DETAILED song-by-song walk through of the new record: My Name is Hell, available at Exploding in Sound Records. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:36:42 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron kal marks no Mon, 01 Aug 2022 08:33:00 -0700 Ep301: Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Cool! It's the guitar man from the mighty Descendents and ALL (and FLAG!). Listen in as Stephen and Conan talk about: bringing the prog to the downstrokes, growing up in a musical family, wireless or wired (never knobs), ALL (the album and the band), Everything Sucks, 9th and Walnut, oh yeah, and some dude wore a t-shirt too. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:30:29 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron descendents, all, flag no Fri, 22 Jul 2022 08:09:00 -0700 Ep300: Conan Neutron Answers Your Questions Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal For episode 300, it was time for something COMPLETELY different. Don't worry, it isn't only: "When are you going to have _____ on?" or "How is babby formed?". It's a nice blend of IMs, e-mails and live comments all answered in a live environment. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:59:53 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Sun, 17 Jul 2022 13:36:00 -0700 Ep299: Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke) PT.2 Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Part 2 of the epic episode with Mike Kunka! We talk about the later days of godheadSilo, Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke and what exactly the deal was with that reunion tour in the middle of winter a few years back. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:48:11 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron godheadSilo, Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke no Wed, 06 Jul 2022 13:12:00 -0700 Ep298: Mike Kunka (godheadSilo, Enemymine, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Mike Kunka is an American bass guitarist best known as a member of the group godheadSilo. He has also been a member of the groups Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke and Enemymine, based out of Washington state. All that and Three Men and a Baby with Melvins. We talk about... all of that! And lots more. Guardians of the Threshold! this is part 1 of a 2 part episode. (Editor's note... Mike's connection is not always the best, FYI) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:29:34 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron godheadsilo, enemymine, dead low tide, smoke and smoke no Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:50:00 -0700 Ep297: Jem Ponussamy (DEAD) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Jem of the mighty DEAD (Australia) returns to Protonic Reversal to talk about re-pressing Raving Drooling, releasing UP YOURS, We Grit Our Teeth, CLUB DEAD, multiple versions of the band and lots, lots more. (not touring though!) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:48 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron DEAD no Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:55:00 -0700 Ep296: Damon Che (Don Caballero) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Wait, what?! That's right, it is the most comprehensive breakdown of all things Don Cab you are likely to hear. Album by album, For Respect to American Don, and even World Class Listening Problem and Punkgasm. The art on 2 and What Burns. Using technology to solve problems. Is he playing? What happened with Bellini? All that and and so much more answered here. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:21:04 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron don caballero no Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:05:00 -0700 Ep295: Stephen DePace (Flipper) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal A comprehensive history of the band Flipper from the genre defining band's mighty drummer! The positivity of LIFE, the synare of Sex Bomb and the sax solos. Public Flipper Limited, Gone Fishin', Blow'n Chunks, vs. Studio 54 (Really!), Being Rick Rubin's favorite band, losing Will Shatter, Krist Noviselic (!) and David Yow (!), joining the group. Who exactly is Fletcher from the Garden? All of this and SO MUCH MORE! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:48:42 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron flipper no Fri, 03 Jun 2022 11:11:00 -0700 Ep294: Stu Spasm (Lubricated Goat, the Art Gray Noizz Quintet) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Lubricated Goat! CRUNT! the Art Gray Noizz Quintet! Stu Spasm (aka: Stu Gray) is a legend in underground music. Find out who in Lubricated Goat liked Motley Crue a little too much, playing with Charles Tolnay and Guy Maddison (respectively!), Playing naked on television, getting stabbed in Berlin and various activities in between, CRUNT, the evolution and reveal of The Art Gray Noizz Quintent. The live record (recorded just as lockdown hit). Lydia Lunch and tons, tons more. Is it the definitive Stu Spasm interview? It. just. might. be. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:55:49 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Lubricated Goat, The Art Gray Noizz Quintent no Tue, 24 May 2022 15:10:00 -0700 Ep293: Will Brooks (Dälek) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Well, well, well! It's Will Brooks of Dälek, coming in hot with a fantastic new record called Precipice. One that features a guest appearance by young up and comer Adam Jones of (*checks notes*) TOOL, even. Listen in as Will and Conan talk about sharing the stage with everybody from Godflesh to Prince Paul, playing for yourself, the MEDITATIONS series and streaming on twitch, redoing the entire record when COVID hit, collaborations with FAUST, ALL THAT and a song by song walkthrough of Precipice! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:34:55 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Dälek no Tue, 17 May 2022 09:05:00 -0700 Ep292: Sohrab Habibion and Michael Jaworski (SAVAK) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal SAVAK have a new record, their 5th! Human Error/Human Delight, it's a great rocker and has a wild array of bass players, just like the band. It's been 192 episodes since Sohrab was last on and 208 since it was a full episode, and Michael Jaworski has NEVER been on. Here that is finally rectified as we do a song-by-song of Human Error/Human Delight, and also talk about carrying on as a band as real life responsibilities and adulthood happen, and many other hilarious topics. NO BLUES! NO JAZZ! NO ARBITRARY BORDERS! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:37:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Savak, obits no Mon, 09 May 2022 12:53:00 -0700 Ep291: THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Gerald V. Casale, Brian Teasley, Chris Murphy) - Movie Night Extravaganza crossover Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal THIS CROSSOVER GOES TO 11! That's right, it is the the classic (and endlessly quotable) Rob Reiner Mockumentary. With a round table discussion that includes Gerald V. Casale of DEVO, Brian Teasley (Birdstuff) of Man...or Astro-Man?/Polyphonic Spree and St. Vincent and so much more! And if that isn't enough... the mighty CHRIS MURPHY of SLOAN. What? How? Who! It is the first ever crossover between Conan Neutron’s Protonic Reversal and Movie Night Extravaganza and it promises to be epic. Conan, Forrest, and Andy will be there, Kristina Oakes and Erica Strout too.  “It’s such a fine line between stupid, and uh…clever.” Movie Night Extravaganza - Youtube Movie Night Extravaganza podcast Video link of the episode. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:28:11 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron devo, gerald v casale, spinal tap, man or astro-man, sloan no Sat, 30 Apr 2022 14:55:00 -0700 Ep290: Angela Phillips and Dylan Teggart (A Deer A Horse) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Angela and Dylan are back... after 102 episodes and a full year to talk about their new record GRIND. Thoughts on discussion on touring in the age of COVID, continuing on without Rebecca. Bringing in new folks to the band. What adornments and embellishments an extra year (!) of sitting with a record provides, why trying too hard to be what is wanted in the moment is bound for unhappiness and a freewheeling breakdown of each of the new album's songs. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:24:29 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron a deer a horse no Sat, 23 Apr 2022 12:41:00 -0700 Ep289: Ian Miller (Kowloon Walled City, Strangelight, Puig Destroyer, Less Art, Interesting Times Gang, No Lights) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Ian Miller is 1/4 of the incredible and iconic Kowloon Walled City. They have a (relatively) new record out and are doing tour dates on the East Coast and Rust Belt, in some cases for the very first time. That is discussed, as well as the origin and story behind (*deep breath*) Interesting Times Gang! Strangelight! No Lights! Less Art! Truxton! The strange story of Puig Destroyer! Productive Outs! Rigs of Dad Podcast! Which songs are a game of chicken with the drummer. And a song by song run through of Piecework. PHEW! About time! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:59:35 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Kowloon Walled City, Strangelight, Puig Destroyer, Less Art, Interesting Times Gang, No Lights no Wed, 13 Apr 2022 20:28:00 -0700 Ep288: Jon Weisnewski (Akimbo, Sandrider, Nuclear Dudes, Tomorrow We Die) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal That's right, it's Conan's old friend the mighty Jon Weisnewski, host of the excellent TOMORROW WE DIE! An podcast about touring under adverse conditions that is probably a cousin to Protonic Reversal. Also, the mighty AKIMBO, SANDRIDER and now... NUCLEAR DUDES. Are you looking for a comprehensive history of the Akimbo Discography? How about the origin of Sandrider? How about exactly what the heck is a Nuclear Dude and why should you care? How about ALL THAT, Alternative Tentacles, the perils of trying to record two albums at the same time and SO. MUCH. MORE. ok? OK! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:10:55 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Sandrider, Akimbo, Nuclear Dudes, Tomorrow We Die no Fri, 08 Apr 2022 14:05:00 -0700 Ep287: Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group, Nuggets, Author) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Wow! It’s the amazing Lenny Kaye! Guitarist, songwriter, Creator of NUGGETS and Author! His new book: “Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll.” and it is AWESOME. Tales of creating songs with Patti and beyond. Horses! Easter! Radio Ethopia! and records made in recent decades soon. Rocking, writing, being a critic, a curator and providing a spotlight on the things you love. Because the Night. It’s a great talk with the Rockenteur, one and only… Mr. Lenny Kaye! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:47:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Patti Smith Group, Nuggets, Lenny Kaye no Tue, 29 Mar 2022 08:41:00 -0700 Ep286: Jarboe (Swans, Solo, World of Skin) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Wow! It is THE LIVING JARBOE, artist, singer, musician and ICON. Coming at last to Protonic Reversal to talk about the reissue, remaster and reimagining of the Skin/World of Skin record "blood, women, roses" being reborn as Jarboe - Skin, Blood, Women, Roses. CRY ME A RIVER, Eat or sleep tour, Hauling heavy vintage keyboards up and down stairs (and reloading sounds during power outages), BIRTHRIGHT and Swans, living in very dangerous environments, visual art, and making unique things. Only Lovers Left Alive and Jozef van Wissem. All that and collaborations with Jesu and Neurosis, Helen Money and Kris Force. People! It's Jarboe! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:57:12 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron jarboe, the living jarboe, swans no Fri, 18 Mar 2022 19:37:00 -0700 Ep285: Mark Stewart (The Pop Group, Mark Stewart and the Maffia, Vs.) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The legendary singer and front-man of the iconic and influential The Pop Group comes on Protonic Reversal to talk all about that legendary band, as well as the Rip it Up And Start Again documentary on the "post-punk" scene. Which also refuses to just be a museum piece. Additionally lots about a brand new record of collaborations called VS, including with such folks like KK Null of Zeni Geva and Mike Watt! Lee "Scratch" Perry and lots more. Matt Groening! The Minutemen! Dispatches from that very special time in music that the Pop Group started. As well as returning to that music after many years. Taking the piss, etc. Lots of talk about moving forward and evolving. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:46:04 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the pop group, mark stewart, tackhead no Thu, 03 Mar 2022 06:43:00 -0800 RIP Mark Lanegan (Ep146 Revisited) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal a revisit of the classic episode 146 with the mighty Mark Lanegan (RIP) -Doing the video with Travis and Joe (and Donel!) -Video with Jimmy the cab driver (reprising that character after years) -Making the other video at the Salton Sea with still photographs -“Don’t mind the crickets.” -The book! “Sing Backwards and Weep” (and companion piece record) -Recording the companion piece record to the book and linking the songs to it. -“A pandora’s box of shitty memories.” -Working with Rob Marshall of Humanist. -Making a double record/great double records. -Opening for Watt -Blues Funeral -Meet and greets at the merch table and getting ghost pain from shaking hands. -Complicated hand shake non-engagement -Older audiences. -Picking a setlist with so much material. -Ripping off Leonard Cohen -Rated R and joining Queens of the Stone Age -Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli -Playing on each other’s records, vs. working on things together. -Meeting Greg Dulli (and initially wanting to kick ass ass) -“Secret beef!” -Josh Homme in Screaming Trees -Walking the streets with Josh Homme, and Josh being misidentified as a cop! -The Conner brothers. -The story of the Screaming Trees. -Publically learning how to make records -Different crowds knowing different eras of the music. -Artist vs. entertaintainer vs. guy who stands there and sings. -Stooges and being in Iggy’s sights Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mark lanegan, queens of the stone age, gutter twins no Wed, 23 Feb 2022 16:12:00 -0800 Ep284: Tristan Shone (Author & Punisher) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal KRÜLLER is the brand new album by Author & Punisher, the brainchild of Tristan Shone. We do a song by song breakdown at the end, but speak a but about the entire Author & Punisher catalog, as well as COVID hitting at the end of being on tour with TOOL. Why you must always have the correct tables. The logistics of getting so much hardware overseas for a tour. Bringing in people to collaborate on newer things. Accidentally pestering Neurosis backstage. Beastland! Drone Machines! And now Drone Machines the COMPANY, bespoke controllers designed to last and weather in a cool way straight from the A&P live show. All that and so much more! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:27:11 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Author and Punisher, tristan shone, author & punisher no Mon, 21 Feb 2022 13:34:00 -0800 Ep283: Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman, The Deniz Tek Group) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal That's right! it is the proto-punk/rock 'n roll icon himself. The mighty Deniz Tek. Perhaps you've head of RADIO BIRDMAN, friend? Anyway, let's run through the discography and those wild days of bringing the motor city mayhem to Australia with a band that excited future record nerds and Seymour Stein but got as many lumps as you can handle as well. Listen in to a rock 'n roll lifer whose modus operandi is to remember that rock 'n roll is FUN as well as brutal and true. All that plus: ICEMAN! Fact or fiction. Records with James Wiliamson Tekona Coffee! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:31:11 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron radio birdman, deniz tek no Sun, 13 Feb 2022 13:09:00 -0800 Ep282: Steve Fisk (Pell Mell, Pigeonhed, Producer) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The incredible Steve Fisk of Let Them Eat Jellybeans fame. A wild and winding talk with the legendary producer and musician that stretches the epochs of time. Keyboard inspirations, finding and creating community. Punk rock, Pell Mell, Pigeonhed and more. An insider's view of Seattle during the early 90s GOLD RUSH of grunge and a surprising amount of talk about Northern Exposure. Oh yeah, how about a pretty exhaustive insiders view on the Screaming Trees from the beginning to the major label era? Yes, Steve was there. The storied and varied discography of Unwound, recording Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc. Ladies and gentlemen: IT IS STEVE FISK! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:52 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron steve fisk, pell mell, pigeonhed, screaming trees no Mon, 07 Feb 2022 17:23:00 -0800 Ep281: J. “Quitty” Quittner (Tight Bros From Way Back When, Nudity, Mukilteo Fairies) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Tight Bros From Way Back When were a damn hell ass rock band at a time where that wasn't as appreciated as it should have been. That band is only one reason why Quitty is such a legend in certain circles. Nudity, Mukilteo Fairies, the list goes on. Of course why talk about that when he and Conan can opine about that little known Beatles GET BACK film, as well as "Why Am I Doing This? (A Film About Touring)". In all seriousness, lots of Tight Bros talk, Nudity... and some about the man eventually ended up at the Law offices of Rock and Roll. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Tight Bros From Way Back When, Nudity no Mon, 31 Jan 2022 10:45:00 -0800 Ep280: Toko Yasuda (Enon, St. Vincent, The Lapse, Blonde Redhead) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal At last! It is the incredible Toko Yasuda. One third of the much missed and criminally underrated Enon. Live member of St. Vincent's band, The Lapse, and... more. Hear all about finishing things and being lazy, being a bandmember vs. being a hired hand. Choreography and practice, joining up with the Sleater-Kinney live band for The Center Won’t Hold live tours. PLVS VLTRA (Story and the pretentious spelling), some stuff about the Lapse and oh yeah... the first Blonde Redhead record! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:56:06 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron st vincent, enon, the lapse no Sun, 23 Jan 2022 13:26:00 -0800 Ep279: John Huston (Stomatopod) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal John Huston is the guitarist and singer for Chicago power-trio STOMATOPOD, who are releasing their 3rd record Competing with Hindsight. We get into a little of each of the Stomatopod records, the history of the band, the Pawners Society and lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:57:21 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Stomatopod no Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:50:00 -0800 Ep278: Kim Coletta (Jawbox) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Well, hey, hey! It is the incredible Kim Coletta of Jawbox. A free ranging discussion about covid times, revisiting old material, holding the angle while the guitars do crazy things and a whole lot more. Covid kids, picking material for new shows, breaking news that can’t be broke (finger to the lip), Bill leaving and Brooks coming in and why WON’T COME OFF should absolutely be in all of the Jawbox live sets. A far ranging discussion with a consummate badass that also touches just a wee bit on the incredible DeSoto records. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:16:41 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron jawbox, kim coletta no Sat, 08 Jan 2022 14:13:00 -0800 Ep277: Best Records of 2021 Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1. Lung - Come Clean Right Now - I'm Nervous (ep163: Kate Wakefield) 2. Mike Lust - Demented Wings - Danceteria (ep254: Mike Lust) 3. Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility - Predators and Scavengers (ep158: Duane Denison) 4. Tropical Fuck Storm - Deep States - New Romeo Agent (ep260: Erica Dunn) 5. Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs - Elocution 6. MOD CON - Modern Condition - Ammo (ep260: Erica Dunn) 7. Chris Brokaw - Puritan - The Heart of Human Trafficking (Ep252: Chris Brokaw) 8. Martha's Vineyard Ferries - Suns Out Guns Out - Betty Ford James (Ep252: Chris Brokaw, Ep244: Elisha Wiesner) 9. Kowloon Walled City - Piecework - Splicing (ep229: Scott Evans) 10. Melvins - Five Legged Dog - Civilized Worm (ep230: Dale Crover, ep148: Buzz Osborne) 11. christian fitness - hip gone gunslingers - male guitarist (ep241: falco) 12. Home Less - Smaller Trees - The Friend 13. Nonagon - They Birds - The Family Meal (ep236: John Hastie and Robert Gomez) 14. Part Chimp - Drool - Clever (ep243: Tim Cedar) 15. Red Fang - Arrows - Why (ep253 & ep263 Aaron Beam) 16. Fox Face - End of Man - Luminol 17. Cherubs - SLO BLO 4 FRNZ & SXY - A Pair of Pear Tarts (ep273: Kevin Whitley & Brent Prager) 18. Assertion - Intermission - The Lamb to the Slaughter Pulls a Knife (ep276: William Goldsmith) 19. Matt Sweeny & Bonnie Prince Billy - Superwolves - Make Worry for Me 20. Mogwai - As the Love Continues - Ceiling Granny 21. Sparks - A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip - All That* (*2020 release omitted from last years list) Spotify playlist (all but christian fitness), lists for previous years. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:03:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron best of 2021, best records, top 2021 no Mon, 27 Dec 2021 10:53:00 -0800 Ep276: William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Assertion, The Fire Theft) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal William Goldsmith is the incredible drummer for Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft and now... Assertion, he was also in the original lineup of the Foo Fighters with SDRE bandmate Nate Mendel and it wasn't the nicest time. Hear all about creating and playing at a furious pace in Assertion. Number songs! "Make it pink!", the weirdness of playing late night shows with such personal music, cumulative loss and isolating from everybody. Making amends after many years and so much more. Dave, call the man. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:10:11 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron sunny day real estate, foo fighters, assertion no Wed, 22 Dec 2021 06:27:00 -0800 Ep275: Ken Andrews (Failure, Year of the Rabbit, Producer) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal WILD TYPE DROID! That's right, new Failure record suckers.. song by song breakdown of it, as well as all the details of the weeks long improv sessions that made it , COMFORT, MAGNIFIED, FANTASTIC PLANET, THE HEART IS A MONSTER... all the things! Reconvening without being a nostalgia act. Deep dive into all of the FAILURE things, right? Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:09:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron failure, year of the rabbit, replicants no Sun, 12 Dec 2021 16:06:00 -0800 Ep274: John Mohr, Mike Greenlees, Tom Zaluckyj (TAR) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Well hey there, it is 3/4 of the mighty Tar! A deep dive into the discography, the mythos, the digging through shoeboxes for all of the awesome ephemera that led to The TAR Box Set (Vol. 1). Lots on reconvening, long (really long) distance practice, doing something that means a whole hell of a lot for some people, and more than a little discussion about various songs and song titles. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:03:03 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron TAR no Sun, 05 Dec 2021 13:13:00 -0800 Ep273: Kevin Whitley and Brent Prager (Cherubs) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2/3 of CHERUBS! Come on Protonic Reversal. Discussion of the "brand new" SLO BLO 4 FRNZ & SXY, 2 Ynfynyty, Icing, Immaculada High, The mighty HEROIN MAN, and using the studio to make something truly noisy and cool and IN THE RED, competing with yourself to make something worthwhile. How much coffee it ACTUALLY took to regroup the band? Realizing that it works. Why King Coffey of Butthole Surfers wasn't a great fit on drums, but was a great fit as a label guy. Challenging yourself as a band and connecting with fans new and old. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:10:54 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron cherubs no Mon, 29 Nov 2021 20:32:00 -0800 Ep272: Tim Quirk (Too Much Joy) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The incredible Tim Quirk is most known for the excellent and clever band, Too Much Joy. He's also an excellent writer, and has been at the ground floor for a FEW stages of the digital music revolution. Bob Seger! The Incredible depths of "Seasons in the Sun." Witness as we discuss the many records of TMJ, including the NEW ONE "Mistakes Were Made" and the even NEWER one, 12 months of joy, which has the songwriting itself crowdsourced. As well as 2 Live Crew, LL Cool J, the major label rollercoaster, what constitutes goofy vs. serious music. Bozo the clown and all that stuff. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:23:54 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron too much joy, tim quirk no Sun, 21 Nov 2021 16:48:00 -0800 Ep271: Joe Carducci (SST Records, Author: Rock and the Pop Narcotic, Western Stories, Enter Naomi) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The amazing Joe Carducci has a new book of screen plays called Western Stories. We speak of that, as well as the timeless Rock and the Pop Narcotic, the greater history of the creation of independent distribution systems and the architecture for the American DIY world. We also get into the Velvet Underound (and doc!), stand-up comedy, Stone Male: Requiem for the Living Picture, Enter Naomi, the changes in rock criticism, journalism, musical availability and cultural gates and gatekeepers past and present (looking at YOU, Rolling Stone) and so much more. It's a very freewheeling conversation. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:22:23 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron joe carducci, sst, rock and the pop narcotic no Sun, 07 Nov 2021 12:57:00 -0800 Ep270: Chris Murphy (Sloan, Tuns, Trans-Canada Highwaymen Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal He's back! He's back! After episode 208's comprehensive rundown of Sloan's career (so far) the mighty Mr. Murphy is back to tell us all about Tuns and Trans-Canada Highwaymen and fill in some of the spots we missed. the Hit and Run ep (and the ACTUAL hit and run behind it), Silence Trumps Lies. Sloan on the OTHER Conan, a deep dive in Murder Records. Punk rock shows... Trailer Park Boys. Sloan: Founded in Fairness (tm) and invested in each other. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:10:31 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron sloan, tunes, trans-canada highwaymen no Thu, 28 Oct 2021 11:10:00 -0700 Ep269: Shannon Selberg (The Heroine Sheiks, The Cows) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal After episode 206's epic length discussion of the Cows, it is only fair to do a deep dive into the discography of the mighty Heroine Sheiks! Especially now that Out of Aferica is being released on vinyl for the FIRST TIME. Hear how this very specific keyboard music came together as a NY band that was operating along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and such. Shannon Selberg is a deep thinking and an interesting guy, let's listen in on the man's criminally ignored second act and lots, lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:48:15 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Heroine Shieks, the Cows no Sun, 17 Oct 2021 13:04:00 -0700 Ep268: Ben Verellen (Helms Alee, Verellen Amps, Harkonen) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Mighty Ben Verellen on Protonic Reversal at least. Conan and Ben talk a little about the Harkonen tour where they played along with a cd, layered harmonies, HA origin story, the 8/16 "Beavis and Butthead video", as well as an album by album run through of the many wonderful Helms Alee records. Verellen Amplifiers! Bar House. 'Tis a delight! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:35:03 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron helms alee, harkonen, verellen amplifiers no Sat, 09 Oct 2021 15:30:00 -0700 Ep267: Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, SpermChurch) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The relentless Trevor Dunn is back! This time with SpermChurch an international poly electro collaborative duo with electronic artist Sannety, releasing the brand new merdeka atau mati on his brand new label Riverworm Records. In this episode we discuss, growing up in Humboldt county and the origins of Mr. Bungle as well as the beginning and "cybernetic caveman" of the Raging Wrath of the Eastern Bunny demo. Fantomas origins, collaborations, and a run through of Disco Volante, California, the Mr. Bungle s/t amongst others. RETROVERTIGO, jazz pick up bands and lots more. All of that and a whole lot about this fascinating new release and collaboration. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:54:27 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Mr Bungle, Fantomas, spermchurch no Mon, 04 Oct 2021 08:28:00 -0700 Ep266: Billy Gould (Faith No More) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The return of the Faith No More bass man! The early (grubby) days, and a deep, deep dive into the FNM discography. The myth and reality of Chuck Mosely. Rakija! Herzog and Kinski. Coming back to the band and all the various personalities. Kool Arrow! Last time we talked about MC50, Talking Book and (shockingly) Milk Cult, this is the detailed deep dive into the world of FNM you didn't know you needed. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:52:31 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Faith No More no Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:46:00 -0700 Ep265: Tony Aguilar (All Souls, Totimoshi) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal All Souls is a fascinating newer band! Although he lives in Los Angeles now, running the excellent Eastside Rehearsal studios, Tony and Conan know each other from the bay area heavy/noisy rock world. All Souls is a bit of a different animal though. Hear all about their touring with the Jesus Lizard, Melvins and TOOL, the band's origin story and concept. Erik Trammel and Matt Price! Whatever happened with Last Days of Ancient Sunlight? This episode has a good overview, if not totally comprehensive look at the Totimoshi discography. Some background on Tony's... well... background. Rig Rundown! All that plus Tony's tales of tour managing and road crewing bands like Neurosis, High On Fire, Melvins and more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:59:57 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron All Souls, Totimoshi no Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:32:00 -0700 Ep264: James Woodard (The Grasshopper Lies Heavy) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal San Antonio's The Grasshopper Lies Heavy have been making uncompromising heavy music for over 10 years. They have a brand new one "A Cult That Worships a God of Death" out on Learning Curve Records. The record is examined on a song by song breakdown, as well as hearing more about splits with Gay Witch Abortion, touring Japan, what does and does not sell t-shirts and the hunt for tuning pegs in a foreign land. Get heavy, people! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:19:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Sun, 29 Aug 2021 17:15:00 -0700 Ep263: Aaron Beam (Red Fang) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Pt 2! of Ep253's Pt.1. Heavy focus on Only Ghosts and Ross Robinson, recording that record as a destination recording and then a detailed song by song breakdown of Arrows. Also taking bands on tour you like and paying it forward, deep dive on songwriting and lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:59 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron red fang no Fri, 20 Aug 2021 16:12:00 -0700 Ep262: Kira Roessler (Black Flag, Dos, Solo) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal John Adams! Game of Thrones! Fury Road! Oscars and Emmys. The divided worlds of sound editing and music and a stunning career in a cool profession. Endurance contest BF practices. Instrumental Flag vs. with Vocals. Touring. Slip it in! Loose nut! Process of Weeding Out! DOS and Watt, Billie Holiday! Songwriting and idea jotting. The incredible story of Kira's stolen (and recovered) bass. All of that and so very much more, Kira Also, Kira has a solo record coming out on Kitten Robot Records! Hey, it's Kira, she's an icon and a badass, dig in. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:56:42 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Black Flag, DOS, Kira Roessler no Fri, 13 Aug 2021 11:50:00 -0700 Ep261: Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside, Fake Names, Akashic Books) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The one and only Johnny Temple! Not just the low end master at the mighty Girls Against Boys, but also proprietor of the incredible Akashic Books. Getting book advice from Henry Rollins and 2.13.61, Black Sparrow Press and what is different from the music biz vs. the book biz. Lots of talk of the stylish and sly house of GvsB. The specialness of Kill the Sexplayer, Reconvening in Prague in 2017 for Scott McCloud's birthday and a whole lot more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:25:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Girls Against Boys, Soulside, Fake Names, Akashic Books) no Sun, 08 Aug 2021 12:51:00 -0700 Ep260: Erica Dunn (Mod Con, Tropical Fuck Storm, Palm Springs) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The iconic, unmistakable and mighty Erica Dunn of Mod Con and TFS stops in to chat many things musical, Covid and what not. The existential whiplash of hitting it hard on the road and playing music to the dead stop of the pandemic. Thrill to the brand new Mod Con single Ammo (and subsequent album!) and hear a bit about the tantalizingly mysterious new TFS album DEEP STATES. The path to playing music FOR REAL, playing live shows again, the origins of Palm Springs. What makes You Let My Tyres Down such a unique and cool song. Layers and layers, space in Mod Con and maximalism in TFS... all that and more, more, more! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:18:10 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron tropical fuck storm, mod con, palm springs no Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:31:00 -0700 Ep259: Dana Viloria (Wavebreaker, Turbo Lightning, Batwings Catwings) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Dana's band Wavebreaker is an intersectional rock band centering the needs and lived experiences of girls, women, and femmes of color. A passionate advocate for progressive politics, Wavebreaker is explicitly political, pointed and ready to rock in the name of freedom and equality. Enter: Interdependence. Formed from the excellent Batwings Catwings and featuring members of Turbo Lightning at the Mae-shi, listen in as Dana talks about the overall game plan and strategy of walking the walk politically while still making great tunes, standing rock, rocking while being a female POC, skating and lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:08:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron wavebreaker, turbo lightning, batwings catwings no Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:29:00 -0700 Ep258: Lindsey Charles (the Cell Phones) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal One of Conan's favorite front people in music returns to Protonic Reversal. The incredible and inimitable Lindsey Charles of The Cell Phones. Direct and honest lyricism, powerful presentation and the incongruity of a spazzy band with great pop hooks. Lesley Gore is discussed, Halloween albums, and a little bit of each one of the the three full lengths this uncompromising and badass band has released. INCLUDING 2020's Best 20 of 2020 NUMBER ONE RECORD, Battery Lower. Song by song! Lindsey Charles! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:23:16 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron The Cell Phones no Sat, 24 Jul 2021 12:25:00 -0700 Ep257: Steve Pike (Exhalants) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Exhalants are a great band from Texas. 2020's ATONEMENT was on the Protonic Reversal Top 20 of 2020. We do a SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN of that very record (RICHARD! LAKE SONG)... as well as a roundup of Exhalants live experiences, the first record, split with Pinko, the value of a live record during a pandemic that people cannot experience live music. Gentrification, local band bills and lots, lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:04:34 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Exhalants no Tue, 20 Jul 2021 13:03:00 -0700 Ep256: Dave Norwood (The Gary) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Gary have a new one out called FALLOW. Their first with drummer Anthony Castaneda. The long running Texas rockers have a unique sound and a unique voice. Check out bass player and singer Dave Norwood talk about taking the leap towards singing *AND* playing, what starts in the head vs. how the song turns out. Literary catnip. Chub, dust bowl, taprooms, "the Well(tm)", National Parks, Valhalla! Fair Weatherer! Call The Dogs! All that stuff and lots, lots more. Including a song by song breakdown of the latest near the end. The Gary is a unique and iconically American band. It's about dang time Dave was on. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:14:04 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron The Gary no Tue, 13 Jul 2021 15:37:00 -0700 Ep255: Dave Leto (Rye Coalition) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Rye has an amazing arc! From sweaty basement post-hardcore/noise rock rippers, to anthemic big rock power houses. Much of this is outlined in the excellent documentary "Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5", but listen in as Dave talks about everything from splits with KARP and the LAST SHOW at Princeton, John Sherman... wasted, touring with Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters all the way to hobnobbing with the rock 'n roll elite and going for the brass ring. Through it all: the friendship is the through line. Along with some killer riffs. And stay tuned for a very revealing protonic exclusive! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:15 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Rye Coalition no Sun, 04 Jul 2021 15:38:00 -0700 Ep254: Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz, Lustre King, Solo) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The enigmatic rocker Mike Lust has a brand new record called Demented Wings. We go deep into a song by song breakdown of that record, as well as a lot about the legendary double album SILK PRISON by Tight Phantomz. Phantomz on Breaking Bad! Lustre King and about a million things more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:13 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mike lust, tight phantomz, lustre king no Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:30:00 -0700 Ep253: Aaron Beam (Red Fang) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The mighty Red Fang is back with a brand new record called ARROWS. Listen it as Aaron speaks with Conan about: Party Time to Red Fang, Prehistoric Dog! Making a band that keeps the heavy, but spares the sextant, being handpicked by Metallica for Orion fest and still being able to be a little star struck. Thoughts on memories on the S/T, Murder the Mountains and Whales and Leeches and the in-depth story of Red Fang's totally badass appearance on David Letterman. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:13:48 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron red fang no Sun, 20 Jun 2021 16:21:00 -0700 Ep252: Chris Brokaw (Come, Codeine, The New Year, Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Solo) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal From Come and Codeine, to The New Year and MVF, to his excellent solo albums, Chris Brokaw has done QUITE A BIT. In depth Codeine talk (the unreleased second record?!?), Come through the ages, The New Year origin and more, playing with Clint Conley of Mission of Burma in Consonant, the Martha's Vineyard Ferries. So much! So much music talk. Oberlin! NY. All that plus a track by track run through of the excellent Puritan record that came out early this year. Let's do it! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:43 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron come, codeine, the new year, martha's vineyard ferries, chris brokaw no Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:20:00 -0700 Ep251: Eric Fundingsland ("Why Am I Doing This?" Tour Documentary, The Bismarck) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Eric of The Bismarck's comprehensive documentary on touring "Why Am Doing This?" has been setting the internet on fire! The harsh but hilarious focus on smaller bands, shared experiences, touring etiquette and where adventure can turn to compulsion and trauma. Eric and Conan get into all of the details of creating this wonderful document, what did and didn't make it in. Unique challenges and pitfalls, and lots of other things. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:29:08 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the bismarck, tour documentary no Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:07:00 -0700 Ep250: Gerald Casale of DEVO interviews Conan Neutron Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Yes, you read that right. One of the founders of DEVO suggested turning the tables on Conan for the 7 Year and 250 episode milestone. What, we are going to say no? Although nobody could have predicted that Conan's mother would be killed in a car crash that week. That is discussed, as well as what set Conan on his creative path. The complicated legacy and catalyst of Clay Wofford, the origin of Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, Protonic in the time of COVID (a piece of wreckage after the shipwreck), getting on stage in front of people, the genius of Toshi Kasai and asking Dale to be part of Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends. Lessons learned from all of that. New Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends plans, being too angry to write music. Hall monitors and following rules that don’t make sense. Getting out there and so much more. LOOK, it's Jerry Casale of DEVO talking to Conan Neutron. Cool? Cool. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:13:21 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron DEVO, Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends, Replicator no Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:54:00 -0700 Ep249: Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Critical thinking. Ephemerality v. Timelessness, Getting drunk on far more expensive wine. Songs of the Free, tracking and revising songs for Return the Gift. Trading creative control vs. bigger bucks. Top of the Pops! ("You're welcome Duran Duran") EMI and Warner Brothers, SOLID GOLD and Another Day, Another Dollar. ANTHRAX! The theatre of beating up the microwave. The massive undertaking that is the breathtaking Gang of Four box set 77-81, the tension of Entertainment! and the Band of Brothers of classic Gang of Four, URGH! A music war, PARALYZED, The passing of Andy Gill. Possible new Gang of Four activity. The should have been hit of To Hell With Poverty. Custom Premier kits and A&R. RtJ, Frank Ocean. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:43:29 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Gang of Four no Fri, 28 May 2021 14:09:00 -0700 Ep248: Greg Norton (Hüsker Dü, Gang Font, Porcupine) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Power trios! New Day Rising (by Robert Palmer), The upcoming LIVE Husker album HÜSKER DÜ - LONGHORN TONIGHT-Double Album (protonic exclusive), the Savage Young Dü box set. The Mustache. The Great Gildersleeves show and the Replacements not getting paid. Album by album HD memories, Zen Arcade rock opera, 2 track live Reoccuring Dreams. and the Minutemen. Ice Cold Ice, major labels, Hüsker Düdes, Gang Font aging like fine wine and Porcupine. Holy moly! It is Greg Norton. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:45:48 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron husker du, porcupine, gang front no Fri, 21 May 2021 15:57:00 -0700 Ep247: Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, PJ Harvey, Solo Artist) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The ultimate utility player arrives at the protonic reversal. Anita Lane. Serge Gainsbourg interpretations and covers, Autoluminescent and the many aspects of the mighty Rowland S. Howard. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY! Junkyard and not rounding off the corners. Murder Ballads! Red Right Hand! The somewhat contentious Henry's Dream (and the eventual 5:1 mix and reissue?), The purposeful playing in PJ Harvey's live band (assembled by personality as much as skill) and so very, very much more. Look: Mick Harvey has done it all. Let's sit back and appreciate it, right? Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:09:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mick harvey, nick cave and the bad seeds, birthday party, pj harvey no Fri, 14 May 2021 11:01:00 -0700 Ep246: Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal New single, in a very S2T style fashion. You can blame the Marshall for that. My 90s and photographic time travel. Music cues for Reno 911, composition. Videos and vision. HIT LIQUOR as one of the finest "statement of intent" openers of any album. Shudder as the kind of band that played with fugazi and Pearl Jam. The high water mark of Higher and Higher (Wet Hot American Summer), and the Bowie like brilliance of Maxwell Demon (Velvet Goldmine), the timeliness and necessity of The Sabbath Sessions, all that and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:31:58 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron shudder to think no Sun, 09 May 2021 12:22:00 -0700 Ep245: Eugene Robinson (Oxbow, Whipping Boy) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The mighty Eugene Robinson returns... after...140+ episodes and 4 years? We talk about Oxbow signing with IPECAC for the new record, his recent substack writing, a whole lot about the monumental Oxbow record Thin Black Duke and the Thin Black Book. The difference between BECOMING and being, playing OXBOW music and many other things. We get into the tale of BLACK FACE with Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag, Diamonda Galas capsule reviews and tons more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:51:25 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron oxbow no Tue, 04 May 2021 10:47:00 -0700 Ep244: Elisha Wiesner (Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Kahoots) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Fookin' Ferries are back with a kick ass full length record "Suns Out Guns Out". Hear a bit about being a geographically disparate outfit, playing Brokaw chrods, not thinking too hard about what the band sounds like, just sounding like it, the many ways a Ferries song comes together, Greens Fees, and a full on song by song breakdown of the new MVF record. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:42:57 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the marthas vineyard ferries no Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:53:00 -0700 Ep242: David Yow (The Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal It is the one and only David Yow! Singer and frontman of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid. Part time singer of Flipper, Qui... and star of stage and screen! Look, look, look, so much to get to here. We talk about acting. Also, since it is the 30th anniversary of The Jesus Lizard - Goat we go in depth into that record SONG BY SONG. Is Monkey Trick the best Jesus Lizard song? All that, Get Shorty, blues covers of TJL and lots and lots more. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:04:32 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the jesus lizard, scratch acid no Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:42:00 -0700 Ep241: Andrew "Falco" Falkous (mclusky, Future of the Left, Christian Fitness) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal GATEWAY BAND, the new mclusky* live record that comes with a demo of things to come. Creating and the act of creating. SONGS! SONGS! SONGS! More songs than a song convention? SING IT. They may be ones you may or may not get to hear. Christian Fitness, Future of the Left, back issues. Shipping records. Cardiff --> London ---> Bristol. Kelson the dentist. Look, look... the man has been on at least 7 times over the years. There's a good reason. A DELIGHTFUL CHAT. Chock full of delight, really.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:15:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mclusky, future of the left, christian fitness no Fri, 09 Apr 2021 09:27:00 -0700 Ep240: Cheshire Agusta (Stinking Lizaveta) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Stinking Liz are the pride of West Philly and known the world over. Listen in as this relentless master of the drums and paragon of live performance breaks down the musical conversation where everybody is talking, all of the different exciting drum minutia you might imagine and so very much more. This is a far ranging conversation, and that's without the antics of Dr. Fly. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:03:23 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron stinking lizaveta no Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:48:00 -0700 Ep239: Matt Parish (Stuffed Spider, Ho-Ag) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal HO-AG, Matt relocated to Nashville, TN and has now put out a field recording/soundtrack style album of composed songs out as Stuffed Spider. Listen in to hear about THAT transition, keeping yourself engaged when you are the only bandmate and some distanced forensics on the very well earned weirdness of the mighty Ho-Ag who meant quite a bit to the people it meant something to. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:27:35 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron ho-ag, stuffed spider no Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:24:00 -0700 Ep238: Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal left things off last time with just arriving at the Ed Rodriguez era. This episode here is a detailed run through of everything from Offend Maggie to Future Teenage Cave Artists and Love-Lore. 2008-2020. Scorsese's Vinyl, Awkwafina, installations, the many moods of distance recording. PHEW! All the excellent Deerhoof deets you can shake a shake at. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:21:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron deerhoof no Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:36:00 -0700 Ep237: Rick Froberg (Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, Obits, Pitchfork) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Rick Froberg is a fantastic vocalist, rock 'n roll front man and a HELL of a visual artist. Join in for a very free wheeling conversation while we talk about, well... all of his various bands, as well as punk rock t-shirt bootleggers, Wire, Metallica, LUAU, Jehu reunions, Rocker blocks, Hot Snakes 1st and 2nd times, Obits and so many, many other things. Come on! Rick Froberg, people! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:21:16 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron drive like jehu, hot snakes, obits no Sun, 28 Mar 2021 11:54:00 -0700 Ep236: John Hastie and Robert Gomez (Nonagon) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal They Birds. It isn't an ep, it is an actual, honest to goodness full length record. It is also a corker! Listen in as we go through the origin of the band, the ever awesome People Live Everywhere and the Last Hydronaut and an in-depth song by song discussion of the new album. Delightful fellas and a delightful talk. #wherestony]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:38:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron nonagon no Sun, 21 Mar 2021 10:58:00 -0700 Ep235: Samantha Paulsen (We Versus The Shark, Mean Queen, Man... or Astro-Man?) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Goodbye Guitar by We Versus the Shark. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:18:45 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron We Versus The Shark, Man... or Astro-Man?, Mean Queen no Tue, 16 Mar 2021 12:22:00 -0700 Ep234: Silkworm's FIREWATER at 25 (with Tim Midyett) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal SILKWORM - Firewater! An iconic record at 25. Listen in as Tim Midyett returns to Protonic Reversal to tell stories of every song on this remarkable album. Lyrics, parts, memories, recordings, minutia!  Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:13:52 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron silkworm, firewater, tim midyett no Sat, 06 Mar 2021 14:39:00 -0800 Ep233: Page Hamilton (Helmet, Band of Susans) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The man behind the mighty Helmet should need no introduction. Multiple time signatures in the same song and boobs on TV. DROP D. Influence and influencing. ESPs and the Beatles (four geniuses). Prong. AC/DC and Branca! Harsh criticisms and nasty things that can't be unsaid. Image and the Gold Rush 90s. STRAP IN ON to MEANTIME to BETTY. Composing music for film and tv vs. for a band. SOUNDTRACKING. Taking Playing in David Bowie's band and the amazing "Hangover Hamilton." story. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:20 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron helmet, page hamilton no Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:23:00 -0800 Ep232: Danielle de Picciotto (Hackedepicciotto, Solo Artist) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Element of Love that just came out on Valentine's Day. Listen in as Conan and Danielle examine the record song by song and get into depth on everything from workflow and mindset, coin-operated trees and the moon looming large. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:48:53 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron danielle de piccotto, hackedepicciotto no Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:45:00 -0800 Ep231: Mike Hard (God Bullies, Thrall, They Never Sleep) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Mosquito, and so much more. It is Mike Hard! REJOICE. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:08:28 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mike hard, god bullies, thrall, they never sleep no Sun, 21 Feb 2021 12:32:00 -0800 Ep230: Dale Crover (Melvins) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Rat-A-Tat-Tat! on Joyful Noise full of rock 'n roll goodness and is fresh off the first installment of Melvins TV (Next one coming up soon!)  We go in depth through every song on the record, with deviations here and there as well as the new Melvins 1983 album "Working With God", after that... DCB talk, Hostile Ambient Takeover reissue, Redd Kross, cover songs and setlist choices, Lysol, Leif Garrett, Wayne Kramer and... yeah, yeah. Lots of other stuff.  Come listen to one of rock's greatest drummers, and member of Redd Kross, Shrinebuilder, Altamont (yeah, yeah and Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends) and so much more dish it all out.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:08:10 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron melvins, dale crover, redd kross, dale crover band, conan neutron & the secret friends no Mon, 15 Feb 2021 15:23:00 -0800 Ep229: Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Scott was on Protonic last! (just shy of 5 years!) With a new KWC/Ken Mode/Shallow North Dakota benefit split release for SND's Tony Jacome (who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer), there's a lot to talk about. Each Kowloon Walled City album is discussed in depth, as well as studio and recording ideas and tactics, pedal building, collaborations and splits, quarantimes and assembly lines and lots, lots more. "Don't bend notes and don't play the little box pattern"]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:22:48 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron kowloon walled city, shallow north dakota no Wed, 10 Feb 2021 10:21:00 -0800 Ep228: Jeff Byron (Wavebreaker, the Mae Shi, Turbo Lightning) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Wavebreaker. A slow and careful gestation period for a new band. and a possibly unorthodox method for getting it to people. Amplifying voices (figuratively and literally) The privilege of punk rock, being challenge by Slim Moon of Kill Rock Stars to be more political, The Mae-Shi! "Surprise music!", "We Do This All the Time", putting on a show, Terrorbird and Hllyh. Sobriety becoming a force multiplier for creativity. Composition, sound design and commercial music work... Writing the worst possible thing on purpose (to get to something good). Making a podcast as an avenue to learn more about crypto currency. Starting podcasts and starting an app (BandcasT) to make PODCASTING EASIER. All this and SO. MUCH. MORE. with this wildly creative fella. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:09:37 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron wavebreaker, the mae shi, turbo lightning, batwings catwings no Fri, 05 Feb 2021 18:45:00 -0800 Ep227: Joe Mcclune (RLND) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal RLND (Formerly Roland) is a wonderful SF Bay Area (and beyond) instrumental band with a great new record called Zealand. While their previous record evoked bands like Breadwinner and the Fucking Champs, the new one is more psychedelic, layered and vibey. Join Joe and Conan as they go through each of the tracks on Zealand one by one, and also just generally speak to the journey of an independent band. To say nothing of line-up shifts, riffs, quarantimes and all the rest of it. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:44:41 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron RLND, joe mcclune no Fri, 05 Feb 2021 12:48:00 -0800 Ep226: Josh Newton (Shiner, Glazed Baby, Season to Risk) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Schadenfreude. There is talk of that, the legacy and music of Shiner, some talk of Glazed Baby (RIP: Andy Newman), lots about Sie Lieben Maschinen, a touch about being a guitar tech/gear hound for a living and a few of "the hits" from last time. Such as playing with Fallout Boy in a field with a rotation stage and learning "Uptown Funk" and playing it on the BBC. It's Josh Newton, he's a delight... come on!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:32:03 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron shiner, josh newton no Thu, 04 Feb 2021 20:38:00 -0800 Ep225: Justin Pearson (The Locust, Dead Cross, Retox, Planet B, 31G) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Locust (Which didn't sound anything like Crossed Out), you also may know Retox, or Planned B, or a little group with other members of doing their thing called Dead Cross. If you don't know that, maybe Swing Kids! The mighty 31G. Busy fella that does a lot of cool stuff. Conan and Justin talk about a lot of things, bringing the DEVO into hardcore, Kool Keith memories that may not exist, soundtracking with beats that are and are not hard enough, some formative experiences in Tijuana, Extreme Elvis, John Waters, and tons and tons more.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:07:06 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the locust, planet B, dead cross no Sat, 30 Jan 2021 18:09:00 -0800 Ep224: Chris Summerlin and Joe Thompson (Hey Colossus) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Hey Colossus, Chris Summerlin and Joe Thompson. Dance/Curses, their THIRTEENTH record, is one of Conan’s favorites of 2020 and so a TransAtlantic quarantimes Protonic Reversal is the order of the day. THRILL to the sounds of every single song on this epic album gone over in forensic detail, DRINK every time Joe claims they won’t be playing one live, or you know… don’t. Fascinating record and band, lots of fun details and process, DIY, etc. Also, some needless (or NEEDED?) digressions into Soundgarden and mumble rap (?!?). Peace and love! Peace and love!  ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:07:25 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron hey colossus no Sun, 24 Jan 2021 12:43:00 -0800 Ep223: The Tunnel (Jeff Wagner, Michael Jacobs, Sam Black) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal THE TUNNEL. Join a very special late night quarantimes edition of Protonic to hear these talented lads breakdown every track on their stellar Shapeshifter record (which appeared in the Top 20 of 2020 protonic reversal episode) as well as the Nightfall ep. Listen in to these innovative fellows speak to how they are staying creative during quarantine and where they fit in between the world of spooky death rock and grindy noisy rock. Ladies and gentlemen the hour groweth late, it is the tunnel!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:21:46 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the tunnel no Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:11:00 -0800 Ep221: Brian Teasley (Man... or Astro-Man?, Servotron) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal the Saturn that "rips off" things he likes from other venues during years of touring. (A million dollar PA system costs a million dollars, and being nice is free).  There is talk of aliases, and being inspired by dislike. Sending out postcards to fans, touring the world playing music that isn't exactly HARD SURF, while maintaining a longtime pre-social network connection with highly engaged fans. Reminding Joel Hodgson of the words to the MST3K theme song live, usage of samples to differentiate the songs and tune and stuff. Estrus to Touch and Go and getting darker in the process. Also hear about SERVOTRON playing with Dave Pirner. Starcrunch, Birdstuff and Steve Albini sharing a bed heated by TV dinners (oh yeah, and recording with him too) and sooooo much more. IT'S GO TIME!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:24:03 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Man... or Astro-Man?, servotron no Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:44:35 -0800 Ep220: Eddie Rivas (Distorted Pony, Leopold) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Eddie and Conan go way back, all the way to Eddie's late-90s, early 2000s "noise-rock band" Leopold. Plenty to talk about just with that, but he's also a member of the reunited Distorted Pony(!). A much missed band from the halcyon days of weird music, and a band he was an unabashed fan of. How does one approach playing in one of your favorite bands and what does that look like? From tone to space, to practices with one member in a different state, european tours and everything in between, to being ready to ramp back up in 2020 and pump the brakes because of COVID. Get an insider's look at this very specific set of parameters in cool noisy music with Eddie Rivas. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:06:58 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron distorted pony, leopold no Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:45:00 -0800 Ep219: Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal So Pretty on vinyl, and before the sadly overlooked Denervation. This time it is a brand new record for 2020 (or at least a few weeks of it) Age of Roaches! We get into a song by song breakdown, as well as why some of this record has been kicking around for 14 years (!). Darren shares his process for working on the record and managing a day job teaching music, talk of dark lyrics, pastoral fetishism, and why is it that it might be inconvenient to the legend of Kid Dakota that he has continued making records. And in-depth look at an artist somehow shrouded in mystery and hiding in plain site. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:06:55 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Tue, 05 Jan 2021 20:16:00 -0800 Ep218: Heather Smith (Bone and Bell) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal To a Cinder is something to behold. Orchestral Folk? Apocalyptic Americana? None of that does it justice. The songs are dark and true and quite compelling. She comes from a world of noisier music but expressed her art her way. Listen in on a song by song breakdown of the record, as well as the real life story of having to relearn to play completely after a major accident. Turning tragedy into triumph. An excellent visual artist and musician, this has been a long time coming. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:36:21 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron bone and bell, dunaway smith, apocalyptic americana no Sat, 02 Jan 2021 16:17:00 -0800 Ep217: Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The mighty Greg Saunier of Deerhoof returns to Protonic Reversal! It has been over a year, and last time was pre-pandemic, uprising and election. Wow! Since we barely got through the first couple records last time with all the talk of San Francisco... this talk includes Defund the Police, and policing those that SAY Defund the Police, as well as all of the world events since then. It also gets us through  the Chris Cohen era of Deerhoof and (almost all of) the 2000s. Many finea tales, including DAVID BOWIE, Thom Yorke slam dancing and putting together samples in the most torturous and labor intensive way possible. Work/life balance. All that. A DEEP DIVE into Reveille, Apple O, Milk Man, Green Cosmos, Runners Four and a little bit about Friend Opportunity.  Whew! Part three will be a lot sooner than the gap between part 1 and part 2. Promise! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:18:23 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Mon, 28 Dec 2020 18:30:00 -0800 Top 20 of 2020: Best Records of the Year Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal #1 The Cell Phones - What You Would Do - Battery Lower #2 Shiner - Life as a Mannequin - Schadenfreude  #3 Hum - In The Den - Inlet #4 Reptoid - You Have Already Been Compromised - Worship False Gods #5 Heads. - Push You Out to Sea - Push #6 Kid Dakota - Age of Roaches - Age of Roaches #7 Bone and Bell - Can't - To a Cinder #8 Coriky - Hard to Explain - Coriky #9 New Primals - A Beast With Two Backs - Horse Girl Energy #10 Liar, Flower - My Brain is Lit Like an Airport - Geiger Counter #11 Mint Mile - Shy - Ambertron #12 Exhalants - Richard - Atonement #13 The Tunnel - Punisher - Shape Shifter #14 We Versus The Shark - I Am Never Going Home for Chrismas Again - Goodbye, Guitar #15 Dead - Remorse - Raving Drooling #16 Waxeater - I Love Your Body, Larry - Extra Medium #17 Mrs. Piss - Downer Surrounded by Uppers - Mrs. Piss #18 Mr. Dude - USA Get Off My Dick - Killed by Life #19 Daggers - Erratic Retaliator Strategy - Instructions #20 Hey Colossus - Donkey Jaw- Dances/Cures   Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:03:27 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Best of 2020, top records, best of list no Fri, 25 Dec 2020 14:12:00 -0800 HELLS BALLS - An AC/DC Round Table special, with Brian Walsby and Tony Ash Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Brian Walsby, Tony Ash and Conan Neutron. Album by album thoughts and breakdowns by three smart ass rock dudes that really like the band, but also appreciate their total absurdity. HELLS BALLS! It is a protonic reversal special.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:20:54 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron ac/dc, malcolm young, angus young, bon scott, brian johnson no Sat, 19 Dec 2020 21:00:00 -0800 Ep216: Syd Butler (Les Savy Fav, 8G Band, Frenchkiss Records) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Frenchkiss Records! the Cat and the Cobra, and obsessing about a sample. Toko Yasuda! ROME (written upside down), Playing with Shellac. The long history of the Inches 7" single project, the puzzle and planning it from day one. Half the band writing hooks, half trying to tear it down. Go Forth! and trying to make things bloom on demand. Let's Stay Friends, Root For Ruin and playing suites of cover songs where you are so behind the beat you get lapped for a live album. All this and much, much more in this very special Protonic Reversal.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:12:14 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron les savy fav, 8g band, Frenchkiss Records no Sat, 05 Dec 2020 08:47:00 -0800 Ep215: Tobias Nathaniel (The Red Step, The Black Heart Procession) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Red Step. There's still a color, there's still a movement. We speak of him being a guitar player known for playing piano the most, AC30s (no pedals!), his contribution on Blonde Redhead's Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and one of those songs becoming a famous piece of music in Rick and Morty, working with David J, why The Spell is his favorite Black Heart record, learning to sing in a band after many years of playing music (finding a voice) and lots, lots more!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:54:25 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron the black heart procession, the red step no Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:02:00 -0800 Ep214: Greg Puciato (Solo Artist, Killer Be Killed, Black Queen, Dillinger Escape Plan) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal new record (Child Soldier: Creator of God)! It is under his own name and most of it doesn't sound much like Dillinger Escape Plan. Listen in as Greg and Conan talk about how directors and actors aren't expected to do the same thing but musicians are. Boxes and rooms. Doing things because you have something to say vs. wanting to be heard. Spotify, categories and other prisons. The founding of Federal Prisoner and putting out records that way, vs with a major label or established indie label. Making the decision to release the record under the same name he pays his power bill under, and removing the shield of band identity. Playing Alice in Chains songs with Jerry Cantrell in small rooms without volume to back up anything, and playing with people that make you step your game up. The ending of Dillinger Escape Plan, the origin story of Killer Be Killed (who also have a new record out!), and lots, LOTS more. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:18:41 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron dillinger escape plan, killer be killed no Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:52:00 -0800 Ep213: Helios Creed (Chrome) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal At LONG LAST! A conversation with one of the most mysterious and unsung guitar heroes of "weird music". Listen in as Helios and Conan talk about taking inspiration from Hendrix and Sabbath live (and the acid), and making timeless records like Alien Soundtracks and Half Machine Lip Moves too. Model trains. The sad decline of Damon Edge, Overcoming illness and adversity, touring with Hawkwind members, common cause with Flipper and Dead Kennedys. Lactating Purple! Look: Helios has had an incredible career, and it is likely you aren't familiar with all of it. So act accordingly. Also, It is entirely likely that you will get a contact high from this episode.  Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:58:41 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron helios creed, chrome no Sun, 15 Nov 2020 16:39:00 -0800 Ep212: Carina Round (Puscifer, Solo Artist) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Puscifer has a new record called Existential Reckoning. Conan talks with Agent Round and discuss: Arcosanti (live at...), Chapman Sticks, Fairlights and "people doing weird shit", contrasting ideas (Fake Affront). Live vs. record and serving the song, Bob Dylan. New and surprising. Lyrics. Accept songs. "It's wrong and it's right, and it's Puscifier". Doing the work, even when it is divine. Nick Cave! Tears for Fears (what, seriously?) Listen in on this talented artist talking about process, mindset and worldview. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:55:30 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron puscifer, carina round no Fri, 06 Nov 2020 11:48:00 -0800 Ep211: Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo. Did anybody expect "new" Mr. Bungle? Did they expect it in this form? Well, SURPRISE! The iconic guitar player and composer breaks down playing and recording songs written in high school in Humboldt with thrash heroes like Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo. Flexing different muscles on the lost Bungle "thrash record" and relearning those songs. The difference between the architect/director of a band like SC3, vs JUST being the guitarist. Repairing non-standard/esoteric instruments on the road. Time signatures that are not actually odd. Ches! Danny! Orthodox Theology and Byzantine Chant. Oh yeah, and King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime by Faith No More too. All that and some high minded concepts, ideas and conception about composition, tones and what is and is not paint by numbers.  Listen in to THE GRAND INQUISTOR (Conan Neutron) break it down with Trey. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:51:08 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron mr bungle, secret chiefs 3, king for a day.... fool for a lifetime no Sat, 31 Oct 2020 14:10:00 -0700 Ep210: DEVO - Something For Everybody 10 Year Breakdown with Jerry Casale Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal It has been 10 years since the release of the both groundbreaking and  still somewhat lesser known Something for Everybody. As with many things  DEVO, it came out just a little bit before its time. Sounding  purposefully "modern," and focus group approved, the energy hats were  changed to the more pleasing color of blue, and everything from the  mastering to the song choice was meant to shine a light on the world of  music ala 2010. Join us for a *LIVE* song by song breakdown, as well as a larger exploration  of this fascinating record, with founding DEVO member Jerry Casale. A Protonic Reversal special. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:01:59 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron devo, something for everybody, gerald v casale, gerald casale no Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:45:00 -0700 Ep209: Ian Mackaye (fugazi, Coriky, the Evens, Minor Threat, Dischord) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal AWESOME. Been wanting to do this talk for a long time. In this episode, you will find: Some talk about podcasts (on a podcast), Coriky! The ecosystem around record stores and pandemic logistics. Starting on piano and moving to bass and then guitar! Baritones! Suggestion! fugazi demos! Instrument (but just the jerks). Lack of interest in nostalgia. Sitting down and standing back up, memes and mortality, Ian's memory palace, being made into "content" and for what reason, some discussion on the psychological effect of social media and what you can and cannot control and some very thought provoking advice and perspective on maintaining sanity in crazy times. Be enCOURAGED and don’t give them your joy. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:05:02 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron coriky, fugazi, dischord no Mon, 19 Oct 2020 23:56:00 -0700 Ep208: Chris Murphy (Sloan) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Sloan are a force to be reckoned with, an instrument switching band with equal parts songwriting duties and cut of the money. Major label rollercoaster and continuing work long after, we get some sloan songwriting power rankings, some details about the recording of the various records (NAVY BLUES!) and a whole lot of the Chris Murphy ethos. Oh yeah, a little bit about Scott Pilgrim, listen in on a music lifer who has forged a unique path forward and continues to do really cool stuff. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:18:20 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron Sloan no Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:50:00 -0700 Ep207: Jimmy Watkins (Running Punks) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Running Punks! Punks! Running! It has become quite the phenom. Album reviews by a man running and shouting at his phone. An online community motivating people to run all around the world that have a shared interest in weird music. Jimmy also spent time in Future of the Left and the Vega Bodegas playing guitar, but this thing with the running seems to really connect to people.  Turns out sticking to running isn't such a bad thing after all.]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:03:21 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:58:00 -0700 Ep206: Shannon Selberg (the Cows, Heroine Sheiks) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Not just one of the most iconic and Idiosyncratic front men of all time, Shannon Selberg has stories for days. Being "the heel" in the scene/support slot, cover choices, forcing the audience to be in the moment, WALTZES, musical "jokes", Thor's non-euclidian geometry guitar work, and eating a major label rep's business card. All that and a wee bit of Heroine Sheiks too.  Draw yourself a marker mustache and dig in. Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:09:39 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:53:00 -0700 Ep205: Patrick Tape Fleming (Gloom Balloon, Poison Control Center) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Grand Phony. What better time to discuss "Why we do, what we do?" right?? It's in the dang album title. Anyway, a far ranging discussion with the pride of Iowa.  ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:18:49 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Mon, 05 Oct 2020 19:32:00 -0700 Ep204: Ed Fraser (Heads., Kino Motel) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Heads. is a perfect exemplar of a working band that makes music far outside the mainstream that means a whole lot to who it is for. Great talk with a song by song breakdown of the most recent record "Push".]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:41:46 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron heads., kino motel no Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:02:00 -0700 Ep203: Patrick Ferguson (Crash and Ride, Five Eight, Pinky Doodle Poodle) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal The Crash and Ride Podcast is a unique and beautiful thing, uniquely dedicated to helping musicians survive depression and anxiety. We could JUST talk about that, but Patrick has also played in the incredible Five Eight, Pinky Doodle Poodle, the Powder Room, some incredible session work and... the Psychedelic Furs? Amazing.  Listen in on and as we talk about the real life mental health struggles of musicians, artists and beyond and take a journey through this incredible drummer's storied career. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:50:09 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron crash and ride, five eight, pinky doodle poodle, powder room no Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:25:00 -0700 Ep202: Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News, Rodan) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Revisionist: Adaptations & Future Histories In The Time Of Love And Survival" is discussed, as well as heavy talk about Jo44 in general, Shipping News and the mighty RODAN! (like the live show that was put up on bandcamp last year) Dexterity Press as well. All this and Covid Life talk. Show me how you cut your face!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:04:31 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron June of 44, Shipping News, Jeff Mueller, Rodan no Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:47:00 -0700 Ep201: Chris Williams (Maple Stave, Plastic Flame Press, The Operative) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Plastic Flame Press and Maple Stave. The creative and talented young man, who is launching the second season of his excellent interview podcast: The Operative. Screen printing! Bands! Shows! WDYDWYD?!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:50:10 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron maple stave, plastic flame press no Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:14:00 -0700 Ep200! Brenna Betts! Josh Davis! "Why Do You Do What You Do?" Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal It is the 200th episode! Conan has extended conversations with former cohosts Brenna Betts (ep: 7-88) and Josh Davis (ep95-129). As well as a montage of guests answering "Why do you what you do?" It is a very different and inward looking protonic reversal exploring the past of the very show itself! Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:59:47 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Sat, 19 Sep 2020 18:09:00 -0700 Ep199: James Williamson (Iggy and the Stooges) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Two to One with Deniz Tek of Radio Birdman. Awesome! We talk a LOT of Stooges, and a lot about more recent stuff. Including his dual life working in tech before picking the guitar back up with Iggy, in a world where the Stooges are viewed VERY differently. Listen in to a guitar PIONEER!]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 1:56:08 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron The Stooges, James Williamson, Deniz Tek no Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:34:00 -0700 Ep198: Steve Von Till (Neurosis, Harvestman, Solo artist) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Steve Von Till has an excellent new solo record and book of poetry. We talk about that as well as the various works and path of Neurosis, Neurot, Harvestman vs. solo work, teaching, live at Pompeii, stone circles, punk rock, and lots, lots more.  Listen in on an uncompromising artist that has forget his own path and has an unparalleled body of work. A great sense of self and a drive to push forward. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:04:19 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron neurosis, harvestman, neurot no Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:49:00 -0700 Ep197: Ben Von Wildenhaus (Von Wildenhaus, Federation X) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal Von Wildenhaus is a band, and it is the brainchild of a fella named Ben. Ben also played in the incredible (and wildly underrated) Federation X. Christmas albums! Making low key music compelling! The out of phase history of Federation X. All of that and lots more is talked about with this interesting bi-coastal musician who is forging his own path and scoring his own future. ]]> Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:09:16 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron federation x, von wildenhaus no Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:24:00 -0700 Ep196: Alain Johannes (Eleven, QOTSA, Desert Sessions, PJ Harvey, Producer) Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal A living legend! That's what Alain Johannes is, either you know or you don't. An incredible player that has lived an incredible life, you have heard Alain's work in many, many key records. At long lost: Alain and Conan break it all down for you. Including some quantum mechanics talk. Sha-MEN, or Sha-MON? Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal 2:06:35 (Conan Neutron) Conan Neutron no Mon, 31 Aug 2020 19:06:00 -0700