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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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Underground Out of Poland

June 8th, 2009 by


Not only is Dezerter the best HC band from Poland, but they’re one of the greatest bands from any country, ever. Well, in this blogger’s opinion, anyway. They were one of the first Eastern European hardcore bands to release vinyl, and they’re still around today! Check out there website here: www.dezerter.most.org.pl/

Earlier this year, MRR shitworker “Willie Nelson” informed me that he had inherited an old punk’s tape collection (a story that really deserves its own post) and invited me over to his place to check them out and drink some fancy vodka he brought back from a recent trip to Europe. This being my idea of a perfect date, I gladly accepted… About several boxes of demos (and at least as many shots) into the evening, we came across one with a strangely homemade case. On closer inspection, it was a split between two bands: one whose name was written in Cyrillic characters, the other—Dezerter. I flipped! This was their 1985 split tape with a band from the (former) USSR that I had been trying to track down a recording of for years! We popped whatever was playing out of the stereo and threw it on… The first song was one I’d never heard before, and it was KILLER. What a find! The live recording had that slight echo—it was like listening to some kind of long-lost transmission from another planet. (One where they play raging hardcore, I guess.) Now here’s the tragedy: A few tracks into the tape, the music just stopped. Right in the middle of the song. What the hell? I flipped it over to side two… Nothing. I pulled it out to look at the actual magnetic tape… FUCK!!! It was so old, the tape inside had broken. Goddamn it! Well, at least I had gotten the chance to hear a couple tracks, right??

Fast-forward to the next day: Willie’s got a close personal friend who, when he’s not winning international air-guitar competitions, does digital audio editing. So it turns out this story has a happy ending… The tape was professionally repaired and transfered to digital format. Thank you Craigums!

[After hosting the MP3 of the split tape for several months, we took it down… Thanks to Dezerter for letting us share their music! Check out the Underground Out of Poland album on CD and the upcoming vinyl reissue out soon…]


MRR radio!

June 8th, 2009 by

At KPFA studios in Berkeley.  At least two of the faces should be familiar…

Photo by Mark Berlin

Dan posted this on the radio site, who is who?

Maximum Rocknroll #314 • July 2009

June 7th, 2009 by

cover-314version2We’ve got some killer interviews and scene reports this month from around the world. But Boston and DC are in the spotlight—we get the skinny on female-fronted Boston hardcore punks, THE LIBYANS. The current wave of DC straightedge hardcore bands is represented with COKE BUST, and we’ve got an interview with the raging, non-sxe, but DC based all-girl hardcore punk band, TURBOSLUT. We’ve also got interviews with Austin’s garage flavor of the month, STRANGE BOYS, who dish about brotherly love, and another with the elusive Belgian hardcore band, VOGUE. The controversial early ’80s styled Italian band, SMART COPS weigh in, and ZYANOSE also get a feature, true sounds of noise damage from Japan. There’s an extensive scene report, a recap of all that has happened in Canada’s fine city of Toronto over the past couple of years, from the break up of THE BAYONETTES to CAREER SUICIDE’s upcoming LP to bands like URBAN BLIGHT and BAD CHOICE. We also cover the political and social history of squatting in Italy, from the communist uprisings of the late ’60s and punks in the early ’80s right through to the current situation. Finally, we catch up with one of punk’s most striking artists, Portland’s Dennis Dread, whose stunning and provocative artwork has graced the covers of punk and hardcore records for years. All this plus the usual columns, news, and the most extensive review section in punk—all the recently released records, zines, demos, books and films!


Photoblog: Hjertestop

June 5th, 2009 by
Hjertestop at the Knockout, San Francisco, CA, 9 April 2009 (photo by icki)

Hjertestop at the Knockout, San Francisco, CA, 9 April 2009 (photo by icki)

Brontez! MRR columnist and video star

June 3rd, 2009 by

Younger Lovers – “Danny”