Episode 053: 88 Fingers Louie w/ Denis Buckley

88 Fingers Louie is an American band from Chicago which was formed in 1993. They played a style of hardcore punk, melodic hardcore, and punk rock. After disbanding in 1999, guitarist Dan Wleklinski and bassist Joe Principe formed the well-known punk rock band Rise Against. The band reunited in 2009 and has continued playing shows in Chicago, Canada, Belgium, Las Vegas, and Asbury Park. The band held a 20th-anniversary show in 2013. The name comes from a Flintstones gangster who sells dodgy pianos. 

Fun fact, Denis is a fan of the podcast. Well, I mean he said he liked a few episodes so I’m going to take that as he has the logo tattooed on his chest now.

I asked him if he’d like to talk about the days of 88 and how cool Chicago is and he said

  • The Ballet
  • Where did the video for “I’ve Won” go?
  • How he found this podcast
  • The Rod Stewart curse
  • The Josh Humble Fireside Story
  • Michael Gaughan
  • The “I’ve Won” video story
  • Later 88 songs making their way onto the first Rise Against Album
  • And a ton more

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