LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! Episode 9: Rich Hoak of Brutal Truth

Rich Hoak of Brutal Truth et al/March 6,2013

Joseph A. Gervasi interviews Richard Hoak of the godlike stoner grindcore band Brutal Truth and now Total Fucking Destruction. Rich grew up loving rock, punk, and metal in a rural part of PA. He’s played in Homo Picnic, Trained Attack Dogs, More Fiends, and other bands and has been known as “Rich Poor.” Rich dicusses the early Philly HC scene, touring with Brutal Truth, parenting, violence at shows, and more.

Photos by Karen Kirchhoff

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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.

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