End On End

By Brian and Jeff

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Come along for the ride as Brian and Jeff take journey through the entire Dischord records cannon, one record at a time. There'll be lots of discussion, some debate and plenty of entertaining stories and conversations. Where possible, we interview key players in the making of these releases as well. Brian grew up in the midst of the DC punk scene in the 80's. Asurefire roadmap for disaster, enlightenment or something in between!

Episode Date
DOUBLE O - "You've Lost" / Rich Moore and Aaron Pagdon
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This week Brian and Jeff dig into the extremely underrated and even more rare Double O split releases on Dischord. These guys clearly had one foot in the past and one in the future. At least two of the tracks on it are stone classics. Brian talks to drummer Rich Moore and Jeff's friend/bandmate/musical mentor Aaron Pagdon chimes in with a fun record collecting story and an appreciation of the band. Here's hoping they find (and release) that second recording with Jason. 

Aug 03, 2020
Steve Hansgen Pt 2
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Steve Hansgen has such an important story to tell that we couldn't limit it to one episode! On this deep dive into his work we revisit Minor Threat, as well as get into topics like his time in Government Issue, Second Wind, Emma Peel, and Sleep Of Reason. We also talk addiction, family, the nature of the scene and just what he's learned from all this. This is one of my personal favorite interviews. Enjoy!

Jul 27, 2020
MINOR THREAT "Out Of Step" / Steve Hansgen
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Well, this week's release is another landmark in the Dischord catalog. When Minor Threat first pressed this, they sold 3500 copies in the first week. I'm not sure it's slowed down since. There's a reason. The music contained within is both revolutionary and timeless. These guys were firing on all cylinders by this point and there's simply no denying the ferocity and focused intensity of this LP. Every band member was arguably operating at the peak of their ability and this music still sounds fresh, relevant and powerful today. Jeff and Brian dive in talking about this release like the  overcaffinated music nerds they are. Then, after what may seem like an eternity to some, Steve Hansgen talks to Brian about what it was like jumping the dangerously fast train that was Minor Threat at the peak of their popularity and also their powers. He generously indulges Brian's relentless questions about what it was like touring and recording with such an intense (in every way) band. And what you hear here is just the appetizer. The full interview with Steve about Minor Threat and his life post-MT was three times as long as what we have in this episode. The rest of his honestly riveting conversation will be released next Tuesday as a special stand-alone episode, so keep your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground!

Jul 21, 2020
SCOTT CRAWFORD / SALAD DAYS DOCUMENTARY
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Today's episode is a special celebration of the Salad Days documentary, along with a longform interview with director and all around good guy, Scott Crawford.

Jul 13, 2020
SCREAM "Still Screaming" Side Two / Skeeter Enoch Thompson and Bobby Madden
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Still Screaming part two! Skeeter Enoch Thompson! Bobby Madden!

Jul 07, 2020
SCREAM "Still Screaming' Side One / Pete Stahl
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Here we go with another record so good, so classic that we needed to do two episodes on it (otherwise it'd be a four and a half hour episode!). Still Screaming holds a special place in my heart and record collection. Songs of love and revolution, community and expression. Vocalist Pete Stahl stops by to fill in some history and catch us up on Scream Team's post-Corona plans for the next phase of the band. I really can't say enough about this one!

Jul 07, 2020
IRON CROSS "Skinhead Glory" / Sab Grey, Mark Haggerty and Mark Linskey
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Dischord 8.5 is a controversial and musically important addition to the catalog. Iron Cross have left a fascinating and complicated legacy. Brian and Jeff dive in headfirst. We also talk to the man at the center of it all, Sab Grey. We also sit down with the very first and one of the last Iron Cross guitarists, Mark Haggerty and Mark Linskey. 

Jun 29, 2020
FAITH / VOID - "VOID" / Chris Stover/Matthias Weeks/John Sybert
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This week we confront the insanely addictive demons that inhabit side two of the landmark Faith/Void split LP. This one was close to both Brian and Jeff's hearts. Such ferocity and power has seldom been captured on vinyl. We rant and ramble as usual and also talk to Chris Stover (bassist of Void!), as well as Matthias Weeks (Current/Calvary/Ottawa) and John Sybert (Eye 95 Records/The Undecided). Be sure to leave a review if you enjoy the show and drop us a line at : endonendpod@gmail.com

Jun 15, 2020
FAITH / VOID - "FAITH Side" / Chris Estrada
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This week Brian and Jeff drop the needle on one of the most celebrated split records of all time. In fact, this is another record that's just too good to tackle in one episode. So this week we talk side "F". The Faith side is really the prequel to the whole Revolution Summer era, as well as Youth Crew SxE and so much more. This side is truly an enigma with a complex and insular heart. Our guest, comedian Chris Estrada, gives great insight into what this record meant to him, also what it was like to grow up in South Central, LA listening to DC hardcore in the 90s and about the intersection of punk and comedy. Tim Lee, of the band Faith/Void also stops by to weigh in on the legacy of this split. Stay tuned for the Void side next week!

Jun 08, 2020
Bonus Boston Episode - Dave Smalley / Jonathan Anastas / Mike Gitter
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In this special episode Jeff shares the full interviews he did with three pillars of the Boston hardcore scene! 

Jun 05, 2020
SS DECONTROL "The Kids Will Have Their Say" / Nancy Barile (Guest Appearance By Al!) Plus Commentary By Many Of The Original Boston Crew
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Put on your seatbelts, kids.This episode we're taking a road trip up to Boston! Dischord 7.5 is SSD's "The Kids Will Have Their Say", a hands-down historic and game-changing record in early hXc. Al Barile expanded Ian's idea of straight edge from a personal statement into a social and political movement with this LP. We had the pleasure of talking to Nancy Barile (a key mover and shaker in both the early Philly and Boston scenes, who writes and speaks with passion and insight about those times), Al Barile crashes the interview in the best, most unexpected way possible, and we also briefly hear opinions on "Kids" from key figures in the Boston scene (Dave Smalley, Jonathan Anastas, and Mike Gitter)! 

Jun 01, 2020
Flex Your Head V/A - Side Two / Even More Interviews!
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Brian and Jeff go deep into the belly of the beast that is the second side of Flex Your Head. Join them as they scrape their ashes on the cave walls of DC music history. On their journey they talk to Pete Murray from Red C/Artificial Peace, Chris Stover from Void, Scott Crawford (director of the Salad Days documentary) and Sonny Kay from many bands (one of which even covered the entirety of Flex live!) and designer of the End On End logo. This is another long one, so you may want to strap in and bring plenty of water....

May 18, 2020
"Flex Your Head" V/A -Side One /Various Interviews
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We've arrived at the landmark first Dischord LP. The compilation that introduced the world to mighty creativity and energy percolating in D.C. This episode introduces my new cohost, Jeff, as well as takes a deep dive into all the bands on side one of FYH. We also feature interviews with Barry Henssler, Andy Nystrom, Brian Gay and Danny Ingram! Stay tuned for more interviews and opinions when we turn the record over next week and get into side two.

May 11, 2020
Youth Brigade "Possible" / Danny Ingram
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Welcome back, Dischord aficionados, this music both shaped and changed my life, and hopefully these audio travelouges will deepen your appreciation of the house that Ian built, plus all the great music made in the surrounding areas. This week we tackle the raging blast called Youth Brigade. Aldred and I discuss their English (musical) roots, how "No Song (2)" is the hardcore version of John Cage's "Silence" and many other interesting, non-essential musings. Then,...the mighty Danny Ingram stops by the virtual Endhouse to discuss his take on DC punk, Covid-19, and his own personal and musical journey. He covers everything from his time in the Untouchables to Dot Dash. He's a natural storyteller, so you won't even notice that two hours have gone by during his interview. Enjoy! and as always, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or at endonendpod@gmail.com.

Apr 27, 2020
Minor Threat "In My Eyes" / Tyler Sonnichsen
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This episode we cover the classic Dischord #5, with an abundance of commentary by Brian and Aldred, as well as insights by writer, comedian, and cultural geographer, Tyler Sonnichsen! Be sure to check out his book, "Capitals of Punk", if you enjoy this interview.

Apr 13, 2020
Necros "IQ 32" / Barry Henssler
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On this weeks episode we dig into the influential Necros release "IQ32". It was both the first Dischord half-release (with Touch and Go), as well as the first release by a non-D.C. band. Brian and Aldred chat about/debate over the best tracks on the 10 song EP, then talk to Barry Henssler, Necros frontman, Motorbooty writer and all around natural storyteller. Hope this as fun to listen to as it was to record!

Apr 06, 2020
Government Issue "Legless Bull" Part two / Brian Gay
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Didn't get enough "Bull" last episode? Well, we've got an extra interview with bassist,Brian Gay. He's a great storyteller and insightful guy all around. This is truly not to be missed!

Mar 30, 2020
Government Issue "Legless Bull" Part one / John Barry
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This week is a surprise double episode exploring the first Government Issue release, "Legless Bull" (Dischord # 4). Brian and Aldred dive in and occasionally butt heads on this one. John Barry (guitarist extraordinaire) fills in lots of details and backstory regarding the first incarnation of GI. If you still haven't got your fix of GI's origin story, we continue the conversation with Brian Gay (low end navigator for the band) in the next episode. So, sit back and socially isolate with stories of DC's shamanic jester, John Stabb and the early days of harDCore!

Mar 30, 2020
"Who are you? Why am I here?!" Brian and Aldred's HC origin stories - Bonus Episode
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In this very special viral bonus, Brian Gathy and Aldred Basiga do what they should've done the first episode and provide a little background on who they are and why they care about this music (and each other). Warning : this one gets pretty raw, vulnerable and occasionally dark (just like real life!). Enter at your own risk!

Mar 25, 2020
Minor Threat "S/T" EP
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On this episode we finally sink our teeth into the first hands-down classic release of the label. Prepare for the unbridled intensity and energy of the first Minor Threat EP. Unfortunately we have no guest this week on the show, but we make up for it with fun and insight. Play it faster!

Mar 16, 2020
S.O.A "No Policy" / Michael Hampton
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On our second episode, Brian and Aldred discuss Dischord's second release, SOA "No Policy" as well as it's hidden "rock opera", the definition of straight edge and random facts about Henry Rollins. In the second half, Michael Hampton stops by to talk about growing up in the DC scene and the recording of the EP. Put your seatbelt on, it's a hell of a ride! Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode and leave a review on Apple podcasts (it helps!).

Mar 02, 2020
Teen Idles "Minor Disturbance"/Nathan Stejcek
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In our first "rough demo" of an episode, Nathan Stejcek (Teen Idles/Youth Brigade/ The Delarcos) joins us and shares many stories from the time of Dischord's inception, his time in Teen Idles, and what he's been up to lately. Before that, Aldred and Brian weigh in on "Minor Disturbance" and how it sounds to fresh ears 40 years later. 

Feb 24, 2020