The Gories, New Bomb Turks and The Mummies were all part of a musical movement that never got enough press. Now, some of the hardest working bands to ever play music get their due in "We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001."
Author Eric Davidson, a respected rock journalist and lead singer of the New Bomb Turks (and new band LividS), has put together an incredible collection of stories that is equal parts history, hard-luck stories, and hilarious tales of hijincks and shenanigans. These were the bands whose music went on to influence bands like the Hives and The White Stripes.
In this interview, we discuss how Eric came up with the phrase "Gunk Punk", why Ohio deserves a bigger place in musical history, and how life on the road sometimes meant sleeping on the apartment floor of a girl with twenty cats ( "20 Cats Girl" would be an awesome song title!). Buckle your seat belts and enjoy the ride with writer, singer, and man of a thousand voices, Eric Davidson!
Buy the book. Find New Bomb Turks on Facebook. Learn more about Eric and the book over on the website/blog for We Never Learn.