Garage Punk Podcast Review

The GaragePunk Podcast is a network of home-made, low-budget “radio show”-style programs that focus on wild and obscure garage rock, proto punk, surf, R&B, broken blues, powerpop, punk rock, new wave/no wave, noise, and trashy, primitive rock’n’roll from the past, present, and future. (from the Garage Punk website)

So far in my search for great podcasts, I’ve found a few good music podcasts. I should say, very few! Garage Punk isn’t on of the good music podcast, it is the only great music podcast. The thing about this podcast is it’s really many different podcasts.

The show was created by a fellow named Kopper back in 2001. He host a show called, Savage Kick which plays kick ass rock and roll! There are more than a dozen other shows that feature a wide range of music tastes, most Rock and Roll oriented but a few that are really off-beat. One of the strangest is one called Haunted Shack Theater,  which features bad b-movie horror movies. Another, Get Drunk & Play Records with Brad X and his scratchy 45 collection! My favorite is Backseat Beat featuring Crystal and her favorite songs to cruise to.

The most fantastic part of this is every day when I get to work a new podcast downloads to my itunes and I’ve got around an hour of music, much of which I’ve never heard before, to listen to. And there is always the old shows for the rest of the day!

For those who enjoy real Rock and Roll, I would highly suggest The Garage Punk Podcast!

2 Responses to “Garage Punk Podcast Review”

  1. kopper - December 18th, 2008

    Hey Jeff, thanks for the review! But actually the podcast didn’t debut until August 2005. The *website* was launched in 2001, but back then (in its pre-blog days) it was just a message board and the place I stored my playlists and other info for my radio show, The Wayback Machine, on KDHX in St. Louis. Anyway, I just thought I’d point that out. Thanks again and keep on rockin’ in the free world!

  2. Michael Kaiser - December 18th, 2008

    Hey, Swell!

    Thanks for the shout-out to the GaragePunk Podcast Network.