LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 10: Joe Genaro of The Dead Milkmen

Joe Genaro of The Dead Milkmen/March 7, 2013

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews Joe Genaro, also known as Joe Jack Talcum, Jack Talcum, Jasper Thread, Butterfly Fairweather, Butterfly Joe, and Jonk Provuc, of Philadelphia’s most popular punk/pop band, The Dead Milkmen. They talk about Joe’s upbringing, his early love of music like The Byrds and The Beatles, meeting fellow Milkman Rodney Anonymous, the forming of the band, the popularity that came to a head with the song “Punk Rock Girl” (which Joe sang), causing chaos on Club MTV, touring, the suicide of band member Dave Schulthise, and Joe’s other bands over the years.

Photos by Karen Kirchhoff

joe-genaro-1

joe-genaro-3

joe-genaro-2

Joseph A. Gervasi

Joseph co-owns DiabolikDVD.com, programs films and events as a founding member of Exhumed Films, and is a freelance writer, reviewing films for Cinedelphia. Joseph was a founding member of the Cabbage Collective in Philadelphia and Orgasmic Productions in NJ, organizing DIY hardcore punk and spoken word shows. He also "sang" in The Orgasmic Toilet Band (TOTB). He edited NO LONGER A FANzine (NLAFz) and co-edited the later stages of Philly Zine. Gervasi co-conceived The Valerie Project with Greg Weeks.

Latest posts by Joseph A. Gervasi (see all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.