Episode 186: Nowhere Fast w/ Ryan Roberts

Nowhere Fast were a pop punk band from New Jersey. You may remember them from their 2 songs that were on the Pinball Records comp and their split with LWL. You may also remember their cover of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” on the Making Decisions about Punk compilation. 

They had a short lifespan and 2 of their members (Heath and Tyler) went on to join Gabe Saporta’s brain child, Midtown. We talk about this at the end of the interview which is quite entertaining.

Side note, the band I’m trying to think of later on in the interview who was from Chicago is Man Dingo. 

I’ve had many many many people ask for this interview so luckily I got in touch with Ryan and this is what we chat about:

  • His new book out that’s called Nimrod
  • The Bound Brook flood
  • Jay Turon
  • Matt Haick
  • Big Wig
  • The Heathcliff cover
  • Breaking up before the split with LWL
  • Heath and Tyler going off to be in Midtown
  • Gabe Saporta
  • Ben from Dillinger managing Merciana
  • being the light guy for Dillinger for a tour
  • And a ton more

Go check out his new book “Nimrod”

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