On this episode of Turbojugend Radio, Turbonegro´s iconic ex-drummer, Chris Summers, joins the show to talk about his memories with the band, the production of Apocalypse Dudes and how his life changed after he left the band. A most beautiful conversation to kick-off 2021.
Instead of hosting their annual "Turbojugend against ChristmAss" party, TJR´s own B. Engel and Tschebesta ring their respective Christmass bells and present an actual Call-In show that features a slue of promiment TJ guests from all over the world, spamming the globe with some relevant look-backs of 2020 and look aheads into the void(2021).
It´s been quite a while since we talked to Turbojugends from South America so TJR decided to call PanDeamon from TJ Satanica and Denimcat from TJ Lima to get an update from the probably most enthusiastic Turbojugend society on earth. Especially after Turbo finally went on to tour countries like Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru, TJs in South America sort of experiences a big growth and very enthusiastic following. Even more, the both of them get down and provide some much needed advice for TJs worldwide, how to treat difficult situations, avoid friction and how to actually SOLVE social media challenges.
In the looming light of the upcoming presidential election, TJ Radio asked Happy Tom to give his insights on the current state of The American Dream. Based upon his new TV Mini-Series, “UXA - Thomas Seltzers Amerika”, Turbonegro´s bass wrecking machine digs deep into his personal, life-long experience and quite eloquently elaborates not only on U.S. politics as such but also references the upcoming U.S. election. This podcast WILL smarten you up and “…that´s the bottom line, cause TJR said so!” ©.
We´ve all had our fair amount of cold ones in the course of our lifetime(s). However, as we are a special breed of humanoids with passion for Jeans jackets, beer and Turbojugend define a delicate and pronounced relationship that needs to be evaluated in a rather distinguished and professional way: enter TJ Wellington´s one and only Keef Scum.
After skipping Weltturbojugendtage this summer due to The Plague, the ever so positive TJR talked to the WTJT organizers about the status of next year’s worldwide Denim gathering, also explaining what led to the necessary cancellation and announced the planned Line-Up for WTJT 21.
Always keen on opening up new horizons for the TJ audience, TJR found an awesome new MVP patch in Australia, dug a little deeper only to come up with some interesting facts about Australia´s history and own racial issues. In the light of BLM, certainly worth a listen. Plus, we got the chance to talk to Electric Six´s Dave for an exclusive TJR interview - powered by TJ Moscow.
Even tough TJ is not a political organization per se, ignoring the current situation in the streets of the USA feels inappropriate to TJ Radio. Especially in the light of our TJ manifesto, that definitely states that we do not tolerate fascist or racist behavior within our group. We decided to take the mic and talk to Black Rage from TJ New London to ask him about his views, based on his personal experiences and knowledge. There are some rather questionable facts about the executive mode operandi revealed ass well ass some more than practical advice given - especially for TJ members who are politically active or are thinking about it.
When it comes to collecting Turbonegro´s audio legacy, no one beats the merits of TJ Satanica´s Max Motherfucker. If there´s a Turbonegro Vinyl World Champion, it´s gotta be TJ veteran Max who talks about old, unknown records, international pressings and the go-to platforms for your well deserved dose of the denim coated, black gold.
Let´s get us re-focused again. Let´s de-isolate for a moment and think of what bring the TJ the most intuitive, natural, curiously naive look onto our faces: a very well designed patch. If this patch even features a wonderfully designed burning church, loyal TJ Radio listeners know: there´s a lot to learn from here, there´s a real MVP cumming, a Most Valuable Patch and his very own story – powered by TJ Jorvik.