Punk Rock Star
John Poddy has been involved with many locally prominent Los Angeles Bands most notably as founding member of the influential band the Hags who released one critically panned but fanatically loved album before their ultimate demise. Mr. Poddy next formed Fag Rabbit, who's one release, Stone Man, Glass Woman, featured the local fan favorite song Happy and Drunk. Mr. Poddy was also a member of L.A.'s ultimate 'fun rock' band, The Caltransvestites, who's interview in Flipside Magazine's 100th issue was the magazine's first full color feature. Other credits include a brief stint with the pioneering punk rock band U.X.A. appearing on a recording of the song Pro Choice, which was included on a compilation recording which benefited the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.), as well as playing trumpet for L.A.'s premier swing punk ensemble The Abe Lincoln Story. Mr. Poddy also collaborated on the closing credit song, Don't F*** with the Dead for the Garrett Clancy film Dead 7. Mr. Poddy is now playing with Smogtown. Smogtown's new 7' with the songs 'Ugly American Makeover', 'Kid got Beat Mom' and 'White Picket Electric Fence' is now out and can be ordered through TKO Records. A full length Smogtown CD is scheduled to be in 2010 but we'll see how that goes, eh?