November 12, 2015

Interview: Bruce McCulloch reflects on his debut album, Shame-Based Man

Rhino talked to Bruce about the upcoming digital re-release of his 1995 debut album:


Rhino: So what were the origins of Shame-Based Man? Was it a case where you’d always wanted to record an album and suddenly had the opportunity?

Bruce McCulloch: I think it was some version of that. You know, when I did a couple of songs when we were super hot, people really wanted to put out “Daves I Know” and stuff, and I was, like, “No! No, I’m not fucking doing that, man!” [Laughs.] Because I was young and stupid! And then someone approached me – Tim Sommer, who was at Atlantic at the time and who worked with Hootie and the Blowfish – and said, “Do you want to do a record?” And I was, like, “Yeah! I want to do a record!” Because, of course, growing up on records and not TV, it felt more important to me in some ways than doing my television series!

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February 20, 2015

Bruce talks punk music, YDP, KITH and more on “Rocket from Russia” radio show

From the YDP Facebook page:

Boy are you in for an hour long treat featuring Bruce McCulloch, his passion for punk music and how it has become an integral part of YOUNG DRUNK PUNK. Every Thursday Russian Tim hosts the punk rock show ROCKET FROM RUSSIA on CiTR 101.9 FM from the campus of University of British Columbia, and recently he devoted his entire show to our favourite new sit com on City. It’s an in-depth interview with Bruce, accompanied by great punk rock music from the 80s to the present day, and even a track from Bruce’s “Shame Based Man.” As an extra bonus there is also a classic Kids in the Hall sketch featuring Bruce. It’s awesome, commercial free and has me saying “Amen” in praise of great campus radio. This will take you to the ROCKET FROM RUSSIA page with more detail on this. Scroll down and you’ll find the link to the full show with Bruce. You’re welcome! http://rocketfromrussia.tumblr.com/post/111003495724

Listen here!