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Eric Davidson, an interview

Onstage and Backstage podcast from Hal Leonard is available on iTunes and Libsyn. Each episode authors and their guests have a chat about the topics of their books. Today, Eric Davidson, author of We Never Learn, joins the editor of the book, Mike Edison, and Gories band member Mick Collins. This is an episode of The Mike and Judy Show (The Heritage Radio Network) reposted on Onstage and Backstage with permission of Mike Edison.


Eric Davidson had his share of sleazy good times and success as the singer of the Columbus, Ohio punk band New Bomb Turks, who have played hundreds of gigs in dozens of countries on three continents and countless labels. He now fronts the band Livids.

Mike Edison is the senior editor at Backbeat Books and the author of I Have Fun Everywhere I Goand Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! He co-hosts The Mike and Judy Show every Sunday with Judy McGuire on the Heritage Radio Network.

Mick Collins is a Detroit musician known for being in bands such as the Gories and the Dirtbombs. His new song from the Dirtbombs “Crazy for You” can be heard in this podcast episode.

Nirvana, the White Stripes, Hole, the Hives – all sprang from an underground music scene where similarly raw bands, enjoying various degrees of success and hard luck, played for throngs of fans in venues ranging from dive bars to massive festivals, but were mostly ignored by a music industry focused on mega-bands and shiny pop stars. We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988-2001 tracks the inspiration and beautiful destruction of this largely undocumented movement. What they took, they fought for, every night. They reveled in ’50s rock ‘n’ roll and ’60s garage rock while creating their own wave of gut-busting riffs and rhythm.