Gregg Turkington on Punk in Tempe, the '80s, and a Band As Good as Black Flag

Speaking with comedian Gregg Turkington about Phoenix's storied 80's punk scene, yielded plenty of yarns about seeing legendary bands in their prime. However, he also painted a vividly grotesque portrait of Arizona during the Reagan '80s and his own teenage experience in trying to navigate reactionary politics, fried food, and screaming rock stars.

We ended up with more images and stories than we could fit in print -- so enjoy this look and oral history-style read from Gregg Turkington (who performs tonight at Crescent Ballroom as Neil Hamburger).

See also:

Before He Was Neil Hamburger, Gregg Turkington Was Part of the '80s AZ Punk Scene Five Neil Hamburger Jokes to Tell at Your Own Risk Neil Hamburger's Advice to the Youth of Tempe in Video

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