Here is part 2 of our very special podcast with Matt Cross. Part 1 was focused on his history with punk, hardcore, and straight edge. This one is all about his wrestling career. We talk about MTV’s short lived Wrestle Society X, Lucha Underground, Backyard Wrestling, and a very emotional story about wrestling for the prison system.
Rust Belt Hammer is hosted by Matt Greenfield. This episode is co-hosted by comedian, former Howard Stern writer, and Pitboss 200 frontman John Tole.
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David Liebe Hart is a brilliant anomaly. A man that could never be duplicated or replaced. David was the man behind a long running public access show with puppets singing about Christian Science and aliens. That’s how he was discovered by Tim and Eric. One thing led to another and he has appeared on various Adult Swim programs and toured internationally. Most recently he has been collaborating with Jonah Mociun aka Th’Mole, a character known to long time fans of underground hip hop. Continue reading THE STRANGEST INTERVIEW EVER W/ DAVID LIEBE HART OF ADULT SWIM/TIM & ERIC
On this episode we discuss!
-The influence of Velvet Underground on Cleveland
-Craig’s early 70s band, Mirrors
-Rocket From The Tombs
-Dead Boys or Pere Ubu, which do you like better?
-Early rock and roll radio
-Trying out for an unknown Michael Bolton’s band
-Moving to New Haven, CT, and forming Saucers
-Electric Eels, x_x, and John Morton
-Peter Laughner and his legacy
-Hanging out with Lester Bangs
-The Cleveland 70s rock scene and bands of the era
-proto punk? what?
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This has been a long time coming! I am super proud of this first podcast which features an all-star cast of Aaron Melnick, John Tole, Blaze Tishko, Trevor Trentine, and the musings of host Matt Greenfield. Please help spread this around and enjoy!
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Don Austin has always been one of my favorite hardcore bands from Northeast Ohio. They are from Akron and play criminally underrated fast hardcore. I miss their live shows to this day. Rust Belt Hammer is even named after Don Austin. They had an ep called Rust Belt Blues and a song named “I Fix Everything With a Hammer”. I combined the names and that is how this blog was born.
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First off, how old are you guys? I feel like maybe I’m old enough to be your father, if I made some really poor decisions as a teenager.
Emmett: I just turned seventeen.
Cullen: I’m fourteen Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER INTERVIEWS ARCHIE AND THE BUNKERS