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MRR Radio #1587 • 12/10/17

This week Matt pulls some rarities out of the vault to make the scums and punks drool. Intro song: STENGTE DØRER ...

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MRR Radio #1586 • 12/3/17

On this week's MRR Radio, Rob goes ballistic for late '70s and early '80s Bloodstains punk rock from around the ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #416 • Jan 2018

Another new year, another exciting issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #416, our January 2018 issue, begins with a sad note as we ...

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"Who gives a fuck?"

MRR Radio #1585 • 11/26/17

“[...] Elvis gives them a short speech about the death pangs that humanity must go through in order to reach ...

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MRR Radio #1584 • 11/19/17

Another fuct up Rotten Ron and Horrrible Halitosis Punker Power Hour. Intro song: DRUGCHARGE - Husk Rotten Ron fucks it up so you ...

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New MRR Radio website!

May 16th, 2009 by

mrr_radio_logo_for_mrr_siteYes, we’re working every day to improve the Maximum Rocknroll website. Our latest development: an all new blog-style website for MRR Radio. All you favorite DJs are there on the weekly shows, as well as some old shows from the ’80s, international specials, and You Got A Problem, our punk advice show! Check it out at radio.maximumrocknroll.com


May 14th, 2009 by

Ydinaseeton Pohjola– Euro-Ohjukset 7” (Nightstick Justice Records)
Bleak, raw Finnish punk. The singer has no idea how to scream, so you can picture every time they play he spends the night afterwards coughing up blood while he chokes down some greasy bootleg vodka; and the guitar tone sounds like a horrible cheap digital pedal that tremors like a dirty CD in a couple of song pauses. All of these little disconcerting moments add to the impact of the music, and fortunately the song writing is inventive, though not experimental/weird enough that the entire thing sounds like a school project in rewriting the Havoc records reissue catalog. This sounds pretty unique and interesting, another great 7” from the modern Finnish scene which has given me plenty of justification to never want to visit that country and experience the kinds of miseries that go into making this music.


May 14th, 2009 by
Sex/Vid at the Knockout, San Francisco, CA (photo by icki)

Sex/Vid at the Knockout, San Francisco, CA (photo by icki)

Sing Sing Power Pop Reissues

May 14th, 2009 by

Sing Sing May Releases

Sing Sing Records, a relatively new reissue label outta New York, just announced their fresh batch of 7″ power pop/punk reissues. This time around they’re serving up the de CYLINDERS’ “I Wanna Get Married” (from 1980), JETZ “Catch Me” (1979) and their second release by Northern Ireland’s almighty RUDI.

Sing Sing released their first batch of 7″s back in early March (ROSES ARE RED, the ZIPS and Rudi’s classic “Big Time”). With the exception of the de Cylinders (from the Netherlands), it looks like Sing Sing is focusing on the greater United Kingdom and Northern Ireland for their source material. Never a bad thing, especially when it comes to this brand of buzz and punch power pop. Myself, I can’t get enough of the Northern Ireland stuff alone. Some of the absolute best, catchiest punk ever recorded.

Thankfully these aren’t fucking buy-or-die releases, and they won’t cost you a small fortune. Six bucks a pop, and even the previous releases are still in stock.

Contrast that with 1977 Records outta Japan. They have put a nice dent in reissuing some of the best (and more expensive) punk and power pop singles (CELL 609, the MODERNS and DANSETTE DAMAGE are in the current group of releases), but they’re pricey out of the gate ($12 in the US) and once they’re gone (limited to 500), even the reissues get to be expensive.

If this ain’t enough for you, be sure to check out Sing Sing’s Blog. And of course if all this wienie rock power pop shit gets you going, the 45 Revolutions blog is another must.

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May 12th, 2009 by