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Top Tens from MRR #335 • April 2011


March 31st, 2011 by

Hi kids! Every month, a couple weeks after the magazine comes out, we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the latest issue of Maximum Rocknroll. This one’s from MRR #335, the April 2011 issue. Dig in!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
MAUSER-End of the Line-EP
ICEAGE-New Brigade-LP
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
FIRMEZA 10-El Grito de la Tierra-LP
LIVID / WEIRD TV-live / RALPH-I Can’t Breathe-EP
SECRET PEOPLE-EP / DESCARADOS-EP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
PINK NIGHTMARE-Ad Nauseum-EP
VEGETABLE-c.f./Sol-45
AMSTERDAMNED-EP / DISCHARGE-both LPs

Brace Belden

Brace Belden
TROYAL HEADACHE-Eloise-EP
BLOODCLOT FAGGOTS-Big in Adelaide-EP
SHOCK VALUE-Yellow Peril-EP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-Rise of the Green Gorilla-LP
DISCHARGE-Why-LP
UV RACE-Acid Trip/Speed Freak-45
ED NASTY AND THE DOPEDS-I’m Gonna Be-45
CIRCLE PIT-Sewercide/Roll With the Punches-45
JUST URBAIN-Burning-EP
PINK REASON-Desperate Living-EP

Tim Brooks
MERDOSO-In Silence-EP
BARE WIRES-Seeking Love-LP
OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB-Torture-LP
MIND SPIDERS-LP
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
STRAIGHT ARROWS-It’s Happening-LP
ICEAGE-New Brigade-LP
MAUSER-End of the Line-EP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
OBN IIIS-Runnin On Fumes-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
RIDE AT DAWN-Chrome Pillars-EP
ICEAGE-New Brigade-LP
BANRAN-Stop Kor-EP
OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB-Torture-LP
RALPH-I Can’t Breath-EP
MAUSER-End of the Line-EP
VEGETABLE-c.f./Sol-45
MERDOSO-In Silence-EP
ACID REFLUX-Moves-EP
WARNING/WARNING-EP / TANTRUM-2xEP

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB-Torture-LP
SHARP OBJECTS-Another Victim-45
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
MIND SPIDERS-LP
BARE WIRES-Seeking Love-LP
STRAIGHT ARROWS-It’s Happening-LP
ICEAGE-New Brigade-LP
ROYAL HEADACHE-Eloise-EP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
UV RACE-Acid Trip/Speed Freak-45

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
ICEAGE-New Brigade-LP
NEON BLUD-B-Girls-LP
FIRMEZA 10-El Grito de la Tierra-LP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-EP / BRAINF#-So Dim-45
KLEENEX/LILIPUT-box set / Vegetable -45
VACCINE-Rat Race-EP / PINK NIGHTMARE-EP
DESCARADOS-Deslumbra-EP
STRAIGHT ARROWS-It’s Happening-LP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-Rise of the Green Gorilla-LP
WEIRD TV-live / LIVID-live

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
DISCHARGE-both LPs / VARUKERS-LP
EXTREME NOISE TERROR-both LPs
ACID REFLUX-EP / MAUSER-EP
NEON BLUD-B-Girls-LP
AMSTERDAMNED-Ballroom Dancing-EP
WEIRD TV-live / RALPH-I Can’t Breathe-EP
BAD INFLUENCE-War’s No Fun-EP
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
BARE WIRES-LP / LOGJAMMERS-EP
BIG EYES-Prefer to be Alone-EP

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
SHARP OBJECTS-Another Victim-45
THE BLITZZ-both 45s
ACID REFLUX-Moves-EP
DADDY NO!-Pavement Beach-EP
WEAK TEETH-Welcome to Mensa-EP
HARBOUR-Gwalia Deserta-EP
MODERN PETS-Killing Sounds for Rotten People-EP
MIND SPIDERS-LP
BAD INFLUENCE-War’s No Fun Demo 1983-EP
SHOCK VALUE-Yellow Peril-EP

Kenny Kaos
RAMMA LAMMA-Tiger Don’t Change Its Stripes-EP
THE SAILORS-Guilty Pleasures/Let’s Go Chromin-45
FLESH LIGHTS-Jaye/Maybe Baby-45
IMPO & THE TENTS-Ugly Girl-LP
MODERN PETS-Killing Sounds for Rotten People-EP
FIRST BASE-I Saw Her First-EP
MIND SPIDERS-LP
NOBUNNY-Raw Romance-LP
DUCHESS OF SAIGON-LP
STRAIGHT ARROWS-It’s Happening-LP

Carolyn Keddy
LOS CULITOS-Déjame En Paz-EP
I.V. EYES/SCHILLER KILLERS-split EP
TIMMY’S ORGANISM-Rise of the Green Gorilla-LP
TYLER JON TYLER-LP
CIRCLE PIT-Sewercide/Roll With The Punches-45
JUST URBAIN-Burning-EP
POP. 1280-The Grid-12” / DUCHESS OF SAIGON-LP
PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS / SLUG GUTS-split EP
ED NASTY AND THE DOPEDS-I’m Gonna Be-45
THE BLITZZ-both 45s / PREFAB MESSIAHS-45

Ray Lujan
20 BELOWS-For Better Days-CD
BIG EYES-Why Can’t I/Your Eyes-45
BYRDS OF PARADISE-Rowena/Kids In The Hall-45
DEE CRACKS-Attention Deficit-CD
NO GIMMICK-Loss For Words-CD
POP. 1280-The Grid-12” / RAMMA LAMMA-both 45s
REAGONOMICS-Lower the Bar-CD
SHARP OBJECTS-45 / TERMINAL GIRLS-LP
TORINO 74-CD / TYLER JON TYLER-LP
UNFUN-LP / GOLLIWOG-CD

NEW TOP TENNER! Marissa Magic
KLEENEX/LILIPUT-box set
PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS/SLUG GUTSLOS
LLAMARADA-The Restless Light/A Current-45
VEGETABLE-c.f./Sol-45
CIRCLE PIT-Sewercide/Roll With the Punches-45
NEON BLUD-B-Girls-LP
LIVID-live
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
WEIRD TV-live

Ken Sanderson
HEARTLESS-Absent-EP
BANRAN-EP / PINK NIGHTMARE-EP
CELLGRAFT-Deceptic Schematic-EP
VACCINE-Rat Race-EP
MAUSER-End of the Line-EP
FIRMEZA 10-El Grito de la Tierra-LP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
V/A-Short, Fast and Loud #24-10”+fest
DESERAT-Hardcore Deluxe-LP
AMSTERDAMNED-Ballroom Dancing-EP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
FIRMEZA 10-El Grito de la Tierra-LP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
DIRTY MARQUEE-Hey Larry-EP
MIND SPIDERS-LP
PINK NIGHTMARE-Ad Nauseum-EP
BIG EYES-Why Can’t I/Your Lies-45
BRAIN F≠-So Dim/Symptom Set-45
ROYAL HEADACHE-Eloise-EP
NEON BLUD-B-Girls-LP
WEIRD TV-live / ARCTIC FLOWERS-live

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
PINK NIGHTMARE-Ad Nauseum-EP
AMSTERDAMNED-Ballroom Dancing-EP
MAUSER-End of the Line-EP
ACID REFLUX-Moves-EP
BANRAN-Stop Kor-EP
VACCINE-Rat Race-EP
SILLA ELÉCTRICA-No Controlo-EP
NO STATIK-We All Die in the End-LP
FIRMEZA 10-El Grito de la Tierra-LP
BLITZZ-Go Now/You Got What You Want-45

Top Ten Zines
Langdon Olgar
Nuts #6
Nancy #1
Absolutely Zippo #47
Roctober #48
Music That Doesn’t Suck #5
No Thanks Fuck Everything #6
Evil Minded #7
Razorcake #60
Short Fast and Loud #24



MRR Radio #1237 • 3/26/11


March 28th, 2011 by
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MRR Radio is a weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection. You can find the MRR Radio podcast, as well as specials, archives, and more info at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!

THIS WEEK: Mariam asks, “What’s wrong with being Sexy?”…and gets some help from Langford.

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Dirty Marquee (photo by Paul Curran)

Intro song:
SNUKY TATE – Stage Speech

Langford gets a few in
NEON BLUD – Untitled I
TOUCH ME, SATAN – Stumptown
DIRTY MARQUEE – Dinosaur II
MEAT PUPPETS – Big House
QUEST FOR FIRE – Unwilling Oneironaut

I must be on the rag
COKSKAR – Brownie Points
PLASMATICS – Butcher Baby
SCABBURGER – ?
GLUEAMS – Mental
CHALK CIRCLE – Scrambled

I just need a proper dicking
TELEFON – Malej Blbej
RAS – Vill Ha Mer
DAWN OF HUMAN – Destroy
CÜLO – Wasted on Wine
WARNING//WARNING – Noise in Mind

I am just upset because I am a hairy and ugly Feminazi
HERDS – Bay City
AGE – Freedom’s Grave
STATE POISON – State Poison
TANTRUM – No Card (Raw Power)
LOUD PIPES – Stupid Stupid

Outro song and new Scum Manifesto:
BRUISE VIOLET – Man’s World



R.I.P. Jose Eduardo “Matute”


March 26th, 2011 by

On Friday March 18th, Jose Eduardo Matute, guitarist of Guerrilla Urbana, the band later known as Ataque Frontal passed away. Along with bands like Leusemia, Autopsia, Zcuela Crrada, Narcosis, Eructo Maldonado, Psocosis, Panico, Flema, Luxuria, Juventud La Kaigua, Sociedad De Mierda, Eutanasia, Radicales and others, Guerrilla Urbana/Ataque Frontal were the pioneers of La Movida Subterrenea, the underground music movement that emerged in Lima, Peru, as a result of the mass bloodshed and extreme political and social turbulence in the early ’80s. Ataque Frontal recorded a demo in 1986, which was re-pressed in 1987 by the French label New Wave. This record captures the sound of fury of the band. It’s raw, it’s angry, it’s punk as fuck. You can hear how bands of this time and punks like Matute laid the foundation for much of the Latin American punk we know today. Matute also wrote a Peru scene report that appeared in MRR #26 in July 1985. His contributions will not be forgotten.

El viernes 18 de marzo, Jose Eduardo Matute, guitarrista de Guerrilla Urbana, la banda conocida despues como Ataque Frontal, murió. Junto con bandas punk como Leusemia, Autopsia, Zcuela Crrada, Narcosis, Eructo Maldonado, Psocosis, Panico, Flema, Luxuria, La Kaigua, Sociedad De Mierda, Eutanasia, Radicales de Juventud y otros, Guerrilla Urbana/Ataque Frontal eran los pioneros del La Movida Subterrenea, el movimiento subterráneo durante y resultado de las matanzas y de la turbulencia política y social extrema en los años 80 en Lima, Perú. Ataque Frontal grabo un demo en 1986, que salio en vinilo en 1987 por New Wave Records de Francia. Estas canciones capturaron el sonido de la furia del tiempo — es rabioso, crudo y es Punk. Usted puede oír cómo las bandas punk de ese tiempo y los punks como Matute pusieron la fundación para mucho del punk latinoamericano que conocemos hoy. Matute también contribuyó un reporte que apareció en MRR en Julio de 1985, la edición #26 de la escena Perúana. Las contribuciones de Matute no serán olvidadas.

“Tengo ahora pocas penas…estoy seguro de lo que hago…y hago lo que tengo que hacer…”
—“Memorias”



New MRR web feature: We Got Ways!


March 24th, 2011 by

Hi, everyone. Welcome to the first installment of “We Got Ways,” a new web-column that I hope to trot out with some regularity here at MRR’s digital incarnation. What is it exactly that I hope to do with this occasional online missive? Talk about my favorite thing and yours, of course — punk records! In particular, after much prodding from industrious web coordinator Paul to write something, anything, I settled on a theme: great records of the decade between 2000 and 2009. Why these years? Well, I have a theory that most punk zine (and blog) writing succumbs to the tyranny of the very old/tyranny of the very new. Meaning, most historically minded writers tirelessly excavate great and/or forgotten records from the classic early eras (’76-’84) without paying much mind to anything that has come after that supposed golden age—in many cases, anytime during the years in which these amateur historians have actually graced the planet earth with their presences! As for their part, the exuberant zinesters who focus on the current DIY punk scene have plenty to cover without spilling too much ink on shit that came out years ago. That is why I’m here—to remind readers of the now-classic records from the relatively recent past, and to hopefully point out some would-be classics that may have slipped through the cracks. What’s more, it seems that now is a good time to start deciding what has (so far) stood the test of time from the most recent decade in punk’s rear view mirror, before nostalgia and/or senility set in. Having spent a large chunk of the ‘00s as the coordinator of the greatest punk zine ever to inkstain your hands, while also scouring the earth (to say nothing of the internet) for punk records, I’ll hopefully have enough to write about to keep Paul off of my back for a while.

If all goes according to plan, each of these columns will focus on one great record. Some will be relatively well known, while others will be hella obscure. This first post is likely of the former variety for those of you who’ve been at it for a while— though it might be new to a few young ‘uns—and as such it’s the perfect record with which to begin. Let me get to it—this installment is about this column’s namesake, the near-perfect 2002 12” by Denmark’s YOUNG WASTENERS, We Got Ways (Kick N’ Punch Records). Why? Because even nine (!!) years later, WGW is a stone classic of pure punk music. And what better way to get this column started than to revisit the favorite scene—Copenhagen, Denmark—of much of the 2000s? About that…well, I’ll let you in on a little-known secret: not all of the Copenhagen bands are as good as we said they were at the time. Two of them are – GORILLA ANGREB and the YOUNG WASTENERS. OK, OK, and HUL too, for the most part. But this column is not about those other bands. As for the relative overrated-ness of AMDI PETERSON’S ARME and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS (there, I said it)… well, that is a conversation best left for another day (or alternately, for the comments section – have at it, kids!).

What is it about the Wasteners? For one thing, despite the many reasonable comparisons to the DEAD KENNEDYS they garnered at the time, their sound doesn’t evoke any one old band too closely. And despite being on the cusp between punk and hardcore, and sounding fairly U.S.-influenced, the Wasteners are not at all snotty in a DESCENDENTS/ANGRY SAMOANS way. Much more than any of those bands’ classic records, the Wasteners 12” rocks – just listen again to the title track and you’ll see what I mean. Also, unlike the DKs—who obviously wrote some classically great songs in their heyday—We Got Ways is never, ever annoying or too-much-of-a-good-thing. What I mean by that is, despite the obvious influence of the DKs, the Wasteners’ singer is (thankfully) never going for a straight-up rip off of Jello’s warble.

Young Wasteners (2002 — photo by Flexmyhead)

Despite all of the above disclaimers, We Got Ways is undeniably retro, in a way that became quite popular in the early/middle part of the aughts. Unlike some bands—i.e. REGULATIONS, TRISTESS, THE VICIOUS—who mined the same era of history but whose expiration dates were approximately one day after their records were released, the Wasteners have actually come to sound more timeless rather than more dated with the passage of the years. This is because they wrote significantly more interesting songs than many of their peers. To my mind, their greatness lies in their little guitar hooks (and on one song, a classic saxophone part!) and countermelodies, which wrap their way around virtually every song on this 12”. I think these guitar lines are probably part of the reason that the Wasteners get compared to the DKs in virtually every review, but this is misleading because these little guitar lines are rarely surfy or even noodly. In any case, they give the listener more than one melody on which to focus during every song, while the singer (melodically) screams his head off about such classic punk topics as cops, the boredom of the suburbs, and uh, Ecuador.

This record went in and out of print quite quickly in its day, but it received reissue treatment a couple of years back. Unfortunately, I didn’t see the reissue around for too long either. Search around the internet a bit, and I’m sure you’ll find it in digital form at the very least, if not on wax. Best tracks: “We Got Ways,” “Suburban Noize,” “Stained Circle.”



Pirates Press releases benefit record for Bruce Roehrs Memorial Fund


March 23rd, 2011 by

Pirates Press Records, Longshot Music, and Maximum Rocknroll are very proud to offer this special chance to help our beloved friend Bruce Roehrs to be immortalized in San Francisco’s Columbarium, and be part of something that can hopefully continue to help effect music in the way Bruce did for decades.

The Columbarium is the one place in San Francisco proper allowed to be someone’s final resting place. There are no cemeteries in SF. This is a very special place, and a very special honor — truly one that a lot of us believe he deserves.

Bruce had taken people there and shown it off as a place of solace and peace for him — a place he unquestioningly appreciated. It is a very expensive proposition though, but one many of us, his closest friends, are very passionate about. If we succeed, he will be with many other people who have also shaped San Francisco.

Those of us who attended Bruce’s memorial saw that it is filled with the high and mighty of San Francisco’s past, and a load of characters who illustrate the vibrant scenes and cultures San Francisco always prides itself on… What the Columbarium still needs is an intelligent and thoughtful, tough as nails Rock N Roller — and Bruce is the perfect person for the job. Regardless of your religious affiliation, one can imagine and appreciate how Bruce would shake things up at that party… and how much he would enjoy it.

Furthermore, it gives Bruce’s family, friends, loved ones and fans a place to pay their respects to a man who was constantly showing his respect and love to everyone around him.

This project was started on a whim, because of the music. It in many ways exemplifies Bruce, and the effect he had on a music scene and the people involved. The Harrington Saints were all very close with Bruce, (as everyone who saw him front and center shaking a fist at one of their shows can attest to) and share deeply in our passion for making this record successful. Booze and Glory, who knew of Bruce and had read his columns in MRR, (without intention) wrote the song “Swingin’ Fuckin’ Hammers”, which essentially sparked all of this. Hearing it, we felt it was Bruce — as it is many of our hardworking brothers and sisters — but him especially!! We hope you agree.

UP THE HAMMERS!! AND UP BRUCE!! Oi! Oi!

ALL proceeds from this record will be donated to the Bruce Roehrs Memorial Fund to secure his place in the SF Columbarium. Any additional funds will be used to help organize Roehrs Records, a record label in Bruce’s honor, run by a coalition of his friends, to promote unsigned bands he would have been a fan of and whom would have most likely never been given a chance by anyone else. Through his column in MRR, Bruce was the unheard voice of the little guys and the underdogs and he made it his mission to make that voice heard. Through an annual release on Roehrs Records we can all help him to continue to promote and discover new music to be excited about!!