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AQUARIUM by Martin Sorrondeguy

MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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Secreto Público

MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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Flipper rules, OK?

MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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Jackal (photo by Zack Rogers)

New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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From the Vaults: Punk Protests at 1984 Democratic Convention in SF


February 29th, 2012 by

Digging through some old MRRs recently turned up a whole bunch of coverage of the protests that happened around around the 1984 Democratic National Convention. That year the convention took place in San Francisco, where punk was at that time reaching a high level of political activity. It was the peak of the Reagan/Thatcher era and nuclear war was being discussed as a viable option in the Cold War. I mean, all of the good God-fearing Americans would get to go to Heaven if the whole world blew up, so what’s the big deal?

It’s inspirational to see and read about what the punks got up to in these pages of the magazine. The descriptions of the actions that took place are on one hand strangely similar to today’s Occupy protests, but on the other hand have a sense of high-spirited rage and adventure that is often missing from our tactical vocabulary nowadays. It also goes to show you that there have been many punks who fought the good fight over the years, and it is our job to continue that legacy, lest we just be a bunch of fuckin’ posers.

This is only a sample of what was found in the issues I looked through, but each new dig into the archives turns up more articles and letters about political actions during this time, so we may post more. Until then, read, learn, enjoy, and fuck shit up!…



Monday Photo Blog: Will Butler


February 27th, 2012 by

The ever prolific Will Butler is the focus of this Monday Photo Blog. Along with running his label To Live A Lie, playing in the band No Comply, and putting out the zine Don’t Be Swindle, he also puts out a photozine called Fastcore Photos. Here’s five quick blasts of visual mayhem to scorch your eyes for the day.

Coke Bust 1.9.12 (photo by Will Butler)

Torch Runner 1.15.12 (photo by Will Butler)

Pure Scum 1.15.12 (photo by Will Butler)

Curmudgeon 1.15.12 (photo by Will Butler)

Torch Runner 1.15.12 (photo by Will Butler)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: (note new email address!). Include your name, the band (or subject) in the photo, where and when it was shot, and a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever). Just send your best photos — edit tightly. Three to seven photos is plenty, and it’s best to send pictures of different bands. Please do not send watermarked photos. Please make your photos 72 dpi and about 600–800 pixels at the longest side. Not everything sent in will be posted, and a response is not guaranteed, but we do appreciate all of your contributions — and feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!



Record of the Week: Las 4 Bandas comp LP


February 26th, 2012 by

By our new record reviewer Matt Badenhop, from MRR #346.

Fuck yes! Lengua Armada brings us yet another reissue of an old Peruvian punk gem! This time it’s a cassette from 1985, remastered from the original tape. LEUZEMIA (aka LEUSEMIA) kicks it off with three catchy, vocal-driven classics, recorded much rawer than their brilliant LP. Next up is ZCUELA CERRADA with four tracks of fuzzy guitars and basic rhythmic hooks. The vocal delivery is really dynamic, and the singer’s voice is always on the verge of cracking, giving it such an adolescent and honest sound. On to side B and we have the pre-ATAQUE FRONTAL band, GUERRILLA URBANA, with five great rudimentary punk blasts. Last but not least is AUTOPSIA, for whom I recall a great 7” reissue was released a couple years ago. AUTOPSIA pushes their sound into hardcore territory with four aggressive ragers with convincing throaty vocals and insanely catchy choruses. All of the material on this LP is consistently raw and primitive and full of hooks and crafty song ideas. There’s also a great foldout insert with lyrics, art, photos, and a really cool testimony, in Spanish and English, on the origin of underground rock in Peru in 1985. Overall this is an amazing glimpse into the early days of the Peruvian punk scene. Get it!
(Lengua Armada)



MRR Radio #1285 • 2/26/12


February 26th, 2012 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: The radio show falls apart, and Dan puts it back together (guess where). Tunes from him and Amelia.

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The Other Hendrix

Intro songs:
REPLICA – Sycophant/You Can’t Stop the Weather
C.R.A.S.H. – A Piece of the Pie

Amelia Anok drinks 24 pints
WTZ – Disco-Ag
LIVE FAST DIE – Alcoholic AIDS
SEATS OF PISS – Traffic Lights Around the Corner
TAMPAX – UFO Dictator

Dan plays new shit
ANCIENT FILTH – Too Young (Fuck Adults)
SYSTEM FUCKER – Absolutely Unshaken Strong Mind
CÜLO – Neighborhood Watch/Death Culture
YADOKAI – Contrition
NO STAIK – Clean Swift Sunshine
SUBURBANITE – When They Fucking Turn on You

Amelia Anok pisses on the mainframe
00 SQUAD – 40 Oz. Casualty
FINAL BLOODBATH – Decontrol
NOMAD – Seiji
D-CLONE – I Don’t Wanna Become Weekend Punk

Dan is stuck in the early aughts, with some other decades represented too.
THE LOLLIPOP SHOPPE – You Must Be a Witch
NO JUSTICE – Political Scheme
LIFE’S HALT – Histeria
SADO-NATION – Fear of Failure
DEATHREAT – Sentiment Without Action
LOOK BACK AND LAUGH – Hooked
ALLEYCATS – Nothing Means Nothing Anymore

Dan is Un(der)prepared
OMEGAS – Modern Glory
MUNDO MUERTO – Mulditas Ratas
PARIAH – Learning Process

Outro song:
MIA – New Left



Top Tens from MRR #346 • March 2012


February 23rd, 2012 by

Behold! 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 #346, the March 2012 issue. Heed our wisdom!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
NO STATIK-45 / DISCHARGE-all EPS
V/A-Las 4 Bandas-LP
STAB-Nation Rising-EP
BIG HANDS-Zombie Jesus-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
FRONT LINE-Basic Training-EP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP
DISKONECTED-EP / VARIX-EP
LEPROSY-No More Warfare-EP
KIM PHUC-LP / FUNERAL ORATION-LP

Justin Briggs

Justin Briggs
KIM PHUC-Copsucker-LP
STAB-Nation Rising-EP
NAZI DUST-Wretched Hour-LP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
VILE GASH-Deluded-EP
SYDNEY DUCKS-Esprit de Corps/Joaquin Murrieta-45
HOUNDS OF HATE-No Redemption-EP
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
FRONT LINE-Basic Training-EP

Tim Brooks
THE FALL-Erstatz GB-CD
DISCHARGE-all EPs
V/A-30 Years of Oi… Never Surrender-3xLP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP
ENFORCERS-End of Time-LP
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
SYDNEY DUCKS-Esprit de Corps/Joaquin Murrieta-45
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
KIELTOLAKI-Kouleva Systeemi-EP
BIG HANDS-Zombie Jesus-EP

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
FOLDED SHIRT-Tiny Boat/Mouth Clock-45
3 TOED SLOTH-I Didn’t Know I Loved You Until I Saw You Rock ‘n’ Roll-45
COITUS INT.-Dead Excitement-EP
THE EMBARRASSMENT-Patio Set/Sex Drive-45
WATERY LOVE-New Kind of Kick/A Condom-45
CRITICAL MASS-Silver Screen/No One Left to Blame-45
WAX MUSEUMS-Zoo Fuill of Ramones-LP
CRAZY SPIRIT-Demo-LP
DISCHARGE-all EPs
Savage Damage Digest #2-zine

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
CLOUDRAT/AUTARKEIA-split EP
DEATH EVOCATION-Relentless-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP
LOST TRIBE-Unsound/Listless Mind-45
NAIFA-LP
KIM PHUC-Copsucker-LP
LEPROSY-No More Warfare-EP
SICKOIDS-live / COLD LOVERS-live + demo
JUHYO-live / MANIPULATION-live

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
LOS COMETAS EE.UU.-¡Amor en el Panteón!-EP
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
DEFCON ZERO-Music for Gluesniffers, Terrorists and the Mentally Ill-CD
THE ASTRONAUTS-Survivors-LP
SOFY MAJOR/MEMBRANE-split LP
MARVELOUS DARLINGS-Single Life-LP
WAX MUSEUMS-Zoo Full of Ramones-LP
STAB-Nation Rising-EP
SYDNEY DUCKS-Esprit de Corps/Joaquin Murrieta-45

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
C.R.A.S.H-A War On All Fronts-EP
3 TOED SLOTH-I Didn’t Know I Loved You Until I Saw You Rock ‘n’ Roll-45
CRAZY SPIRIT-Demo-LP / V/A-Las 4 Bandas-LP
AXEMEN-Nut Sack/Nut Shack Redemption Song-45
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP / WIVES-LP
THE EMBARRASSMENT-Patio Set/Sex Drive-45
BELLEVUE-LP / COITUS INT.-Dead Excitement-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
NO STATIK-EP / VARIX-EP
SHOPPERS-live / RANK/XEROX-live

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
DISCHARGE-Never Again / State Violence-EPs
CÜLO-Life is Vile.. And So Are We-LP
C.R.A.S.H-A War On All Fronts-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
D-CLONE/SYSTEM FUCKER-split EP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP
FRONT LINE-Basic Training-EP
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
SUCKED DRY-EP / FOLDED SHIRT-EP
SHOPPERS-live

Bob Goldie (circa 1986)

Bob Goldie
FUNERAL ORATION-The Godsend-LP
CHARLIE MEGIRA AND THE MODERN DANCE CLUB-LP
FRONTLINE-EP / HOUNDS OF HATE-EP
COITUS INT.-Dead Excitement-EP
SNIFFING GLUE-LP / BELLVUE-LP
WANDERLUST-Blame-EP
CRITICAL MASS-Silver Screen/No One Left to Blame-45
BIG HANDS-Zombie Jesus-EP
DISCHARGE-all EPs
THE NO TOMORROW BOYS-(Do the) Tomorrow Twist-EP

Kenny Kaos
THE BAM BAMS-Runaways-EP
ALICJA POP-I Pity the Fool/Water Death-45
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
JOHNNY ILL BAND-Ask All the Doctors-LP
MARVELOUS DARLINGS-Single Life-LP
POLICE TRUCK-Under Custody-EP
THE NO TOMORROW BOYS-(Do the) Tomorrow Twist-EP
THE ONIONS-Alien Astronaut/Till the End of the Night-45
LOS COMETAS EE.UU.-¡Amor en el Panteón!-EP
RAMMA LAMMA-Gimme Gimme Gimme Gimme-45
WAX MUSEUMS-Zoo Full of Ramones-LP

Carolyn Keddy
BAD COYOTES-When the Pack Comes Rollin-EP
THE EMBARRASSMENT-Patio Set/Sex Drive-45
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
3 TOED SLOTH-I Didn’t Know I Loved You Until I Saw You Rock ‘n’ Roll-45
TACO LEG-Printed Gold-EP
AXEMEN-Nut Sack/Nut Shack Redemption Song-45
CHARLIE MEGIRA AND THE MODERN DANCE CLUB-LP
FOLDED SHIRT-Tiny Boat/Mouth Clock-45
WAX MUSEUMS-Zoo Full of Ramones-LP
ALICE BAG-live

Ray Lujan
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
FURLOUGHS-Courtesy Lie-EP
HEADLINERS-CD / LA’ALTS-CD
MACHINES-CD / MARVELOUS DARLINGS-LP
OPPOSABLE THUMBS-EP / REPORTS-LP
SO COW-EP / SO WRONG-LP
TACO CAT-Women’s Day-EP
WAX MUSEUMS-Zoo Full of Ramones-LP
WAX IDOLS-live
YOUTH BRIGADE/ADOLESCENTS-live

Marissa Magic

Marissa Magic
THOU-To the Chaos Wizard Youth-10”
YOUNGER LOVERS-4/4 Kick and Let the Beat Ride-EP
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
THROWING UP-Mother Knows Best/Medicine-45
3 TOED SLOTH-I Didn’t Know I Loved You Until I Saw You Rock ‘n’ Roll-45
SOFY MAJOR/MEMBRANE-split LP
C.R.A.S.H-A War On All Fronts”-EP
WIVES-The Roy Tapes-LP
THE EMBARRASSMENT-Patio Set/Sex Drive-45
HANIN ELIAS-live at Occupy Oakland

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
YOUNGER LOVERS-4/4 Kick and Let the Beat Ride-EP
LOST TRIBE-Unsound/Listless Mind-45
C.R.A.S.H-A War On All Fronts-EP
NO STATIK-No Hospice/Clean Swift Sunshine-45
VARIX-Problems-EP
THE EMBARRASSMENT-Patio Set/Sex Drive-45
ALICJA POP-I Pity the Fool/Water Death-45
DIRTY CUPCAKES-I Want It-EP
THROWING UP-Mother Knows Best/Medicine-45
ASTRONAUTS-Survivors-LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
IMPALERS-Moloko Plus-EP
VILE GASH-Deluded-EP
CRAZY SPIRIT-Demo-LP
FUNERAL ORATION-The Godsend-LP
KIELTOLAKI-Kouleva Systeemi-EP
FRONT LINE-Basic Training-EP
STAB-Nation Rising-EP / C.R.A.S.H-A War On All Fronts-EP
VARIX-Problems-EP
SUBURBANITE-Grateful Nation-EP
YADOKAI-An Apparition Contrition-EP

Top Ten Zines
Antipatio #24
Limited Readership #2
One Way Ticket to Cubesville #11
Rochester Teen Set
King Kat #72
Dosis Mortal #2
Equalizing Distort Vol 11 #6
Guide to Dating Gangsters #1
Dwelling Portably
Jan 2012
XXXX Straight Edge Erotic Fiction