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
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