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Car Con Carne

May 21, 2019

Julia Nash and husband Mark Skillicorn join me this week to talk about their superb documentary film,"Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records."

The cultural contributions of Wax Trax! can't be measured (nor can I adequately summarize them here). The best I can do is share some descriptive words about the store and label: Groundbreaking, dangerous, liberating, inclusive, edgy, pulsating, throbbing, relentless... what were we talking about again?

Julia is more than qualified to have written and directed the documentary; she's the daughter of late Wax Trax! co-owner Jim Nash.

  • The history of Wax Trax! Records (the store and the label) and its celebrated co-owners, Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher.
  • What was it like growing up around Wax Trax!?
  • The "Retrospectacle" 3-day event at Metro that first gave Julia a hint of how big the Wax Trax! footprint was.
  • TVT Records and the end of Wax Trax!
  • The fundamental differences between Nash and Dannie ("You need that balance; you need that excitement").
  • How important was Ministry to Wax Trax!?
  • Is Chris Connelly the Wax Trax! MVP?
  • The mainstream artists in the documentary who voice their love and appreciation for Wax Trax!, including Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor.
  • The super cool Wax Trax! Black Box set and Trent Reznor's involvement.
  • Julia Nash is now the "Indiana Jones" of industrial music.
  • Where does Julia go to next with the Wax Trax! brand?
  • What would Jim have thought about having a documentary made about Wax Trax!?

Car Con Carne is presented by The Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.

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