Nardwuar’s ‘Basket of Northwest Punk Rock History Tidbits’

Nardwuar the Human Serviette or Nardwuar the Human Internet?

Credit: Hilary Henegar, photos and video

Nardwuar on Pacific Northwest punk

A lesson in Pacific Northwest punk history from gonzo music journalist and MuchMusic VJ Nardwuar the Human Serviette

If Robert McNamara was the human computer, Nardwuar the Human Serviette is the human Internet.

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The gonzo music journalist (MuchMusic Vancouver correspondent), freelance videographer and writer, punk rock historian, musician (The Evaporators and Thee Goblins), radio host (for CiTR 101.9 at UBC) and local personality is justifiably famous for his ability to dig up obscure celebrity facts and reveal them through interview subjects in a network of linked associations.

In the following video interview, shot deep in the bowels of CiTR radio, Nardwuar describes some of his favourite Pacific Northwest (and beyond) Punk Rock History Tidbits. Doot doo!

Nardwuar vs. Granville, Pt 1


Nardwuar vs. Granville, Pt 2


Nardwuar vs. Granville, Pt 3


Nardwuar vs. Granville, Pt 4


‘A Basket of Nardwuar’s Favourite Links’

•    The Fabulous Wailers

•    The Pointed Sticks

•    The Subhumans

•    The Dishrags

•    The Famines Cassette/364 Page Liner Notes Release

•    History of Vancouver Rock ‘n Roll LPs

•    History of Northwest Rock, by Peter Blecha

•    Infamous Scientists

•    All Your Ears Can Hear: Victoria Punk Rock

•    Personality Crisis and other books on the punk scene, by Chris Walter

•    Confessions of a Local Celebrity, by Mike Soret