Episode 488 – Hüsker Dü New Day Rising – Joe Sib


Episode Summary:

No one ever really knows for sure where the course of their lives will take them, and punk rock icon-turned-stand up comedian Joe Sib is no different.

Joe first fell in love with the harsh sounds and unconventional aesthetic of the punk scene while taking his first ride through a Northern California skate park at the dawn of the 1980s. From then on, he knew that no matter where life took him, that music and that world would define everything he wanted and beliefs for which he stood.

Life would, in fact, take him in many strange directions, including being kicked out of the band Frontline, having his band Wax dropped from one major label only to be picked up by another, founding SideOneDummy Records, and performing stand up as an opener for Metallica’s latest tour.

No matter what, though, the caustic, grinding soundscapes like those of hardcore punk giants Hüsker Dü’s 1985 album New Day Rising have always remained a constant in Joe’s life, just as they have left an indelible mark on the many artists whose careers Joe has helped foster.


Show Notes:

01:30 – Intro
05:00 – Episode start
07:45 – Joe’s parents’ divorce upgraded his life
11:15 – Skateboarding to the Buzzcocks
15:00 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater taught Josh everything he knows about punk rock
21:00 – This album challenges you
25:30 – Getting kicked out of Frontline was rock bottom for Joe
32:45 – Soundgarden handed Joe’s ass to him
37:30 – Scott Weiland saved Wax from total failure
40:00 – The emotional rollercoaster Joe rides with his wife
45:45 – An argument vs. “The” argument
49:30 – The most important lesson Joe’s parents ever gave him
50:15 – “If I Told You” is Bob Mould just scratching the surface as a writer
53:30 – You only have so many summers left
1:00:15 – Hearing the N-word in Houston, of all places
1:02:30 – Positivity is painful sometimes
1:06:45 – Joe has never been popular
1:08:30 – Parenting is really just “figuring it out”
1:10:45 – Joe is hella organized
1:12:45 – Facts!
1:15:00 – Joe is a good winner and loser
1:20:15 – Remember Joe as a good husband and father
1:24:15 – Selling out means getting paid for something you hate doing
1:27:45 – Subbiondo is a name that didn’t last
1:29:45 – Outro


New Artist / Song influenced by Hüsker Dü:


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