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Ep. 027: Shower With Goats w/ Steve Papp

By Mike Doyle

Shower With Goats existed as part of the NJPP (New Jersey Pop Punk) scene from 1994-2000. They were well known for their unique blend of raw, upbeat punk tunes backed with emphatic vocals. Their influences ranged from many bands including Fifteen, Face To Face, Quit, Big Drill Car, All, Rhythm Collision, and even Crass on occasion. They went on to release several 7” records, 1 full length, and copious unreleased tracks on scattered compilation releases. My old band Congress of Cow who later became Lanemeyer used to play a bunch of shows with them back in the day so I know Steve personally which made this a fun interview. They were a staple band in what people can argue is the Central or South Jersey scene. Check out his Not For Profit label to help support the charities they help out with.  Also, check out their facebook page by clicking here. The 2 of us got on a call and this is what we discussed: His not for profit record label The Westboro Baptist Church The Derby Firehouse His love for the Ramones His metal band with Dave before Shower with Goats Less than Jake staying with him for a week when they were on tour and playing in his living room Their song “I Eat You” breaking the ice at shows Struggling with shyness and depression and the band breaking him out of it The Carlisle PA debacle of a show which started the ending of Congress of Cow Their LP cover being designed by Pete Wonsowski who also designed artwork for Less Than Jake Springman putting Fallon’s song on their comp His recent lottery winnings His split 7’ with Chris from Less Than Jake And a ton more I'd like to give a plug to my animation company drive80.com. We take your complicated message and un-suckify it. This week’s episode sponsored by Southern Tier Distilling Company. Building on 300+ years of western NY spirit production, Southern Tier Distilling Company puts that heritage into every bottle. Now, expanding their market to NJ, DE, and Ohio, more of us can enjoy these premium spirits such as STDC’s Straight Bourbon, Silver Medal Award-winning Vodka, Smoked Bourbon and their 2XHopped Whiskey (a whiskey distilled from their gold medal winning 2XIPA) In addition to their spirits, also available are their premium canned cocktails! Soon to hit the market are the Gin & Tonic with elderflower & cucumber, the Bourbon Smash with ginger, mint and lemon and the Vodka Madras with cranberry, orange chamomile. Great for camping, the beach, tailgating and the golf course. They are now sporadically in markets around the US so ask your local shop for their offerings to get them into your local shop. Check out Southern Tier Distilling at www.stdcspirits.com and follow Rob at southern_tier_nj Southern Tier, Why the hell not? I’d also like to mention my animation company drive80.com to anyone out there who is a marketing director that is looking to un-suckify their brands message. We do this by telling your story within 60-seconds or less using animation. Check it out at drive80.com As always, thank you to the people who’ve donated to the podcast. If you’d like to do so just go to thiswasthescene.com and send whatever you’d like. It helps me with the $20/month to keep this thing live. I’m still in the process of designing shirts to sell to help keep this thing alive so keep checking the this was the scene facebook page for updates. Feel free to subscribe, leave a review and share this with anyone who would love some nostalgia. With that said, let's get started.  

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