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Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, Episode 25: Brian Baker

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The punk legend and relatively recent Mets convert joins Brian and Chris for a chat.

Bad Religion Performs in Concert in Stockholm Photo by MICHAEL CAMPANELLA/Redferns

Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.

Brian Baker only became a Met fan when he moved to New Jersey in the mid-2010s, but he has made up for lost time. If you’re a fan of punk rock, you know Brian as the founding bassist of Minor Threat, founder/guitarist/songwriter of Dag Nasty, the guitarist in Bad Religion since the mid-90s, and, most recently, as the guitarist in both Fake Names and Beach Rats.

Hosts Chris and Brian geek out for 40 minutes or so with Brian about the time he played with Carlos Santana as a tween, this most likable of Mets teams, and much, much more.

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Follow Brian on Twitter (@BrianXBaker) and Instagram (@BrianBakers), and check out Epitaph Records for new releases and tour dates for Bad Religion, Beach Rats, and Fake Names.

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