First man invented the wheel, then man invented fire, then man did some other cool technological shit, then the woman had sex with the man for doing all that cool shit, and then Jim Goad appeared on the Savage Hippie Podcast with me, David Cole and Ann Sterzinger. Of course, the Jim Goad that I initially discovered is the hilarious writer for Takimag, whose article “A Reparations Plan That Makes Sense” made my mom laugh out loud and my dad say, “yeah, but how many people are actually going to read this site?” because dad’s always been a dispiriting asshole who enjoys crushing my dreams.
Turns out this same Jim Goad wrote the ANSWER Me! zine, whose fourth issue – the infamous “rape issue” – went on trial for criminal obscenity in Bellingham, Washington. Goad also wrote the BRILLIANT The Redneck Manifesto (yes I stole the word “kumbaya” from Matt Forney’s review), his autobiography Shit Magnet, his modern world sex tome Jim Goad’s Gigantic Book of Sex, and his document of mentally deranged online fans The Headache Factory.
And so, in this milestone of podcasting, Jim and the Savage Hippie crew discuss Goad’s hanging out with Phil Anselmo of Pantera, his rather unpleasant encounter with Pig Champion (guy’s name) of Portland’s most popular and quite good – in spite what Goad thinks of them as people – Poison Idea, his podcast with Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves, his getting into a fight with SHARPs (skinheads against racial prejudice), our analysis of whether Donald Trump is still killing it, and of course punk, punk and more punk!
Well, turns out that Jim and I have quite diametrically opposed views on punk rawk. He thinks the Stooges, Ramones, New York Dolls and Dictators are OVERRATED (read that twice) while he likes… THE CLASH?! Yeah, my heart stopped for a second as well. His favorite band from the original New York punk scene is Suicide. Also, if you notice, I tried to get a question in about Patti Smith, but forget it; she’s got one good song, and it’s not the one with the n-word in the title.
Also, Goad does a gorgeous acapella of a Linda Rondstadt song.
This week’s pick for the Sounds of Marshabaloosh is Detroit’s very own Against the Grain, a self-described “speed rock” group; they sound like Motörhead and Zeke with goygeous (goy, heh heh) Thin Lizzy leads ‘n’ breaks.
The closing number is and probably always will be “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles, and the artwork was done by Clayton V.