Episode 025: Right Turn Eddie w/ Josh Polhemus and Steve Martin

Right Turn Eddie was a ska band from the late 90s that was made up of Josh, Pete, Pat, Steve, Big Pat, Shotgun, Metal, and sometimes Johnny Tummillo who would fill in on drums from time to time. He also fronted Folley.

They’re sound was reminiscent of the Bosstones and Reel Big Fish, with some punk rock thrown in the mix. I’m not very good at explaining shit as you can see.

I looked up to Josh back then because he seemed to have a solid outlook on life and he owned a house at the age of like 17.

I reached out to him to get an interview and he said Steve should join. I agreed and this is what we talk about:

  • Their van Bruce that they bought from Congress of Cow
  • Their original name Spaz
  • The Butler show with Against All Authority
  • Johnny Tumillo from Foley
  • Josh never remembering lyrics
  • The mysterious Matt who was their cheerleader
  • Recording with Chris Badami of Portrait studios
  • Jim Slim and the midget tossers
  • What Congress Of Cow means
  • The sweet 16 party we played with them
  • Their horn players
  • How their drummer Steve’s Dad used to scare the shit out of me
  • And a ton more

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