The Martin Atkins Minute: 'Bad Day' : All Songs Considered The onetime Public Image Ltd. drummer tells the story of how he wound up digging ditches for Bon Jovi's drummer in New Jersey. It's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
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The Martin Atkins Minute: 'Bad Day'

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Martin Atkins gets in the holiday spirit.

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So the other day Martin Atkins sent me an audio file that made me smile. It's called Bad Day, and it's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Martin, a funny guy driven by a kind heart, used to be the drummer for Public Image Ltd. This is the story of how he quit that band — even though they had a big hit with "This Is Not A Love Song" — and wound up digging ditches for Bon Jovi's drummer in New Jersey.


Produced by Martin Atkins, Brad Pack, Kyle Hernandez and Aimee Gerhardt.
Engineered by Kyle Hernandez, Aimee Gerhardt and Brad Pack.