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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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Cassette of the Week! SAC Anthology 1999-2004 comp


March 30th, 2012 by

Our Record of the Week this time around is a cassette! Duluth, MN’s own Mike Wilson provided this guest review in the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll magazine…

This is an easy one. Get this tape!! Great comp of all Sacramento, CA, bands from 1999-2004. Lots of classic stuff here. Sacramento has produced a specific breed of punk/pop/garage bands over the past 25 years or so that all somehow have a similar feel. This 24-song tape is a great representation of the “Sacramento sound” that we all know and love. I would say that the BANANAS are the band of this category that is the most well known. They have a fantastic song on here, an earlier song of theirs called “Mr. Octopus Is Dead.” Not every band sounds the same though—two bands stand out as being particularly different (PETS and the GYNAS), but all the tracks flow together really nicely. My personal favorites of this tape include the BANANAS, THE FOUR EYES, MILHOUSE USA (I forgot how good that band was! [I know! —ed.]), ROCK THE LIGHT, and HORNY MORMONS. But there is definitely no filler here—every band is at least good, if not great. This tape is by no means a definitive all time Sacramento comp (see SEWER TROUT, NAR, POUNDED CLOWN, LIZARDS, LOS HEUVOS, etc.), but it is a great start to one. (Pleasant Screams Cassettes)



Top Tens from MRR #347 • April 2012


March 28th, 2012 by

Hear ye! 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 #347, the April 2012 issue. Know now what you heretofore did not!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
CARBURETOR DUNG-Inginku Rejam Raksasa Kejam-10″
RAYGUN-Sotamuistoja-12″ / CULTURE KIDS-live
SICK/TIRED-Lifetaker-EP
CRIMSON SCARLET-Sanctuary/Two Kinds of Red-45
V/A-PDX Compilation Vol. 2-EP
THE PHEROMOANS-Darby, Joan and Fosters-LP
ARMAGEDOM/TEROKAL-split EP
SYNTHETIC ID-EP / BRAIN SLUG-Gag Reflex-EP
WALLS/MANIA/NO STATIK-live
REPLICA/HYSTERICS/CRUDE THOUGHT-live

Justin Briggs

Justin Briggs
BRAIN SLUG-Gag Reflex-EP
SEA OF SHIT-Worn Out-EP
SICK/TIRED-Lifetaker-EP
CRIMSON SCARLET-Sanctuary/Two Kinds of Red-45
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
WALLS/TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE-live
PERMANENT RUIN-live
REPLICA/BAD BLOOD/NO STATIK-live
TEMPE SS/NEO CONS-live
SALVATION-live

Tim Brooks
Out to lunch

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU-LP
LOST SOUNDS-Plastic Skin-EP
BRIGHT IDEAS-Saturdays and the Turning Tide-LP
SWINGERS-Certain Sounds/Baby-45
REACTIONS-Saturday’s Gone Wild-LP
BLACK HUMOR-Love God Love One Another-LP
CONSUMERS-All My Friends Are Dead-LP
TUMOR WARLORD-Bio-Machine-EP
FNU RONNIES-Saddle Up-LP
RANCID HELL SPAWN-Abolition of the Orgasm-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
NEON PISS-live and demo
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
V/A-PDX Compilation Vol. 2-EP
CRIMSON SCARLET-EP / BRAIN SLUG-EP
TV FREAKS-LP
BLUE CROSS-Mass Hysteria-LP
PEACE OR ANNIHILATION-Fear Culture-LP
WALLS / TRUE RADICAL MIRACLE-live
AUTONOMY-demo / YADOKAI-live and demo
MANIA-live / CRUDE THOUGHT-live

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
INCREDIBLE KIDDA BAND-45
TV FREAKS-LP
GENTLEMAN JESSE-Leaving Atlantic-CD
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
GUILTY PLEASURES-Summer Strange-LP
THE PHEROMOANS-Darby, Joan and Fosters-LP
ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU-LP
TOTAL CONTROL/THEE OH SEES-split LP
WARRIOR KIDS-Les Enfants de l’Espoir-LP
AIRFIX KITS-last show

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
THE LOST SOUNDS-Plastic Skin-EP
THE PHEROMOANS-Darby, Joan and Fosters-LP
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
BLACK HUMOR-Love God, Love One Another-LP
CARBURETOR DUNG-Inginku Rejam Raksasa Kejam-10″
BRAIN SLUG-Gag Reflex-EP
RAS-EP / ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU-LP
MIKAL CRONIN-EP / THE SHIRLEY MACLAINES-EP
BRILLIANT COLORS/VERONICA FALLS- live
CRUDE THOUGHT/CULTURE KIDS/HYSTERICS-live

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
ANCIENT FILTH-Too Young, Fuck Adults-EP
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
HELLSHOCK-Warlord-EP
BRAINWRECK-side of split EP
THE CONSUMERS-All My Friends Are Dead-LP
CRIMSON SCARLET-Sanctuary/Two Kinds of Red-45
TUMOR WARLORD-EP / GUILTY PLEASURES-LP
ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU-LP
REPLICA-live
CRUDE THOUGHT/HYSTERICS-live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester – New Top Tenner!
SHELLSHAG-Fuck Society Volume 1-LP
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
THE NERVOUS-Genital Panic!-EP
THE CONSUMERS-All My Friends Are Dead-LP
THE ONETIMERS-Demo
THE SECRET PROSTITUTES-Fantasi di Auschwitz-EP
BRIGHT IDEAS-Saturdays and the Turning Tide-LP
THE REACTIONS-Saturday’s Gone Wild-LP
V/A-PDX Compilation Vol. 2-EP
NO STATIK-live

Kenny Kaos
THE GAGGERS-Two Fingers Down My Throat-45
ARTHUR PYM AND THE GORDONS-45
HEAD ON ELECTRIC-Sleep Slaughter Sheep-LP
THE INCREDIBLE KIDDA BAND-45
THE STITCHES-Do the Jetset-12″
LOST SOUNDS-Plastic Skin-EP
THE SHIRLEY MACLAINES-Want You to Go-EP
BAZOOKA-Jupiter/Back to You-45
LES ASPIRATEURS-Le Crimen/La Mer No. 2-45
THE NERVOUS-Genital Panic!-EP

Carolyn Keddy
WOOLLEN KITS-LP and live
THE SHIRLEY MACLAINES-Want You to Go-EP
TUMOR WARLORD-EP / NOVACK-45
LES ASPIRATEURS-Le Crime/La Mer No. 2-45
TOTAL CONTROL/THEE OH SEES-split LP
USELESS EATERS-EP / THE CONSUMERS-LP
THE SWINGERS-45 / THE REACTIONS-LP
LOST SOUNDS-Plastic Skin-EP
THE MISTREATERS-LP
CATHOLIC BOYS-Psychic Voodoo Mind Control-LP

Ray Lujan
BRIGHT IDEAS-LP / CLASSICS OF LOVE-CD
CRYPTKEEPER FIVE-The Unbeatable Cry-CD
FAB MODS-LP / THE GAGGERS-45
GENTLEMAN JESSE-Leaving Atlanta-CD
THE LOLLIES-CD / A PRETTY MESS-CD
THE REACTIONS-Saturday’s Gone Wild-LP
RVIVR-The Joester Sessions-LP
THE UNRELEASABLES-Crewe Boys-EP
WARRIOR KIDS-Les Enfants-LP
AIRFIX KITS/MIDNITE SNAXXX-live

Marissa Magic

Marissa Magic
CRUDE THOUGHT / HYSTERICS-live
FNU RONNIES-Saddle Up-LP
WHITE LOAD-Waynes World 3 b/w Godfather IV-LP
LOST SOUNDS-Plastic Skin-EP
SICK/TIRED-Lifetaker-EP
AMERICAN SUN-American Sun-EP
LOOSE GRIP-Cereal-EP
BRAIN SLUG-Gag Reflex-EP
THE PHEROMOANS-Darby, Joan and Fosters-LP
BUCK GOOTER-Consider the Grackles-LP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
RVIVR-THe Joester Sessions-LP
HANNA HIRSCH-Gå Hem över Himlen-LP
BRIGHT IDEAS-Saturdays and the Turning Tide-LP
BLANK FIGHT-House Band Feud-LP
CRIMSON SCARLET-Sanctuary/Two Kinds of Red-45
THE SHIRLEY MACLAINES-Want You to Go-EP
V/A-PDX Compilation Vol. 2-EP
THE NERVOUS-Genital Panic!-EP
ELECTRIC MANCHAKOU-LP
SHELLSHAG-Fuck Society Volume 1-LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
V/A-PDX Compilation Vol. 2-EP
BRAIN SLUG-Gag Reflex-EP
THE SECRET PROSTITUTES-Fantasi di Auschwitz-EP
SYNTHETIC ID-White Walls-EP
KONKURSSI-Six Pack-EP
BLOODY HAMMER-When In Rome-EP
RAYGUN-Sotamuistoja-12″
WHITE LOAD-Waynes World 3 b/w Godfather IV-LP
TV FREAKS-LP
THE CONSUMERS-All My Friends Are Dead-LP

Top Ten Zines
La Ciudad Mas Fea Del Mundo #1
Agony Bag Vol.1
General Speech #3
More Noise #8/Tortura Y Mierda #6-split
Accept the Darkness #8
Subject #2
Slingshot #10
Trust #151 #152
Avow #24, #25
Problems, Dude



From the Vaults: Bread and Water


March 27th, 2012 by

BREAD AND WATER – Future Memories EP (Burrito Records 2000)

Let me direct you to your local record store used bin for a cheap score! That’s right — you don’t have to spend big bucks to obtain a classic hardcore record.

In the late ’90s – early 00’s BREAD AND WATER was the beacon for the Dallas hardcore scene. Marked by never ending, incredible, melodic guitar riffs, Amie’s direct vocal attack and trademark stage swagger, and a basic, driving rhythm section, Bread and Water stood out among the legions of punk bands across the world. They played a chief role in organizing shows and events in the Dallas–Ft. Worth area and did several tours of North America. Bread and Water’s politics are spot on (heavy on the animal rights) and they were always playing benefit shows. I do remember them getting some due recognition at the time, so by posting this brilliant EP I’m hoping to make sure that they aren’t forgotten. Listen to that triumphant guitar riff on “Remember” and tell me it doesn’t get you pumped!

Listen to/download BREAD AND WATER’s Future Memories EP:
“Remember”
“Cash for Houses”
“No Compromise”
“Death Sentence”
“Fear of God”
“Will Not Argue”

In addition to this EP, BREAD AND WATER also released these other great records:
Strength in Numbers EP – 1999 (self released)
split 7″ with Reason of Insanity – 2000 (Burrito Records)
split 7″ withRussian School of Ballet” – 2001 (Systemsuck Records)
s/t LP – 2003 (Burrito Records)
Everything So Far CD discography (self released)

They recorded their swansong “Void” for the compilation CD Women in Hardcore which accompanied the zine Short, Fast, & Loud #11 – and what a great note to end on before going their separate ways. Listen to “Void” here.



Monday Photo Blog: Yoni Kroll


March 26th, 2012 by

This week’s Monday Photo Blog comes from the lens of Yoni Kroll, out of Philadelphia. All of these shots were taken in the past year. Live, and in living color! Not to mention, mostly from outdoor shows (the exception being the Skull Defekts show). For more work from Yoni, check out the flickr page: flickr.com/photos/corvussolus.

Erik Petersen/Mischief Brew at an Occupy Philly event at the camp in front of City Hall in October 2011. (photo Yoni Kroll)

Skull Defekts with Dan Higgs from Lungfish on vocals at Danger Danger Gallery last April. (photo Yoni Kroll)

Baltimore's Pilgrim playing the South Philly block party during Punx Picnic. (photo Yoni Kroll)

Bucket Flush playing at FDR last July as part of the Philly Punx Picnic. (photo Yoni Kroll)

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!



MRR Radio #1289 • 3/25/12


March 25th, 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’S SHOW: I don’t know what happened folks, I’m sorry. I just didn’t have the shit talk and a cappella sound effects that I should have. But Pete, new guy Kevin, and I (Langford) still brought some sweet sweet jams to your Sunday.

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Intro songs:
MEN’S RECOVERY PROJECT – Total Lockup System/Use the Brain/E-Mail Is a Men’s Room

Hanna Hirsch (photo by Erik Wistrand)

Pete – Hey, I liked your band…
THE GRIEVANTS – Fell To
GIVE – Petal Pushing
KIM PHUC – Equinox
LIGHT BRIGADE – Secret
PIG HEART TRANSPLANT – Weapon

Kevin – Kevin is the new guy.
BENT CROSS – White Lies
CULTURE KIDS – God
THE ASTRONAUTS – We Were Talking
BOY DIVISION – Love Cats
FLESH LIGHTS – Waves

Langford – Foreign, (at least) Female Fronted, Thematic Failure
VÅNNA INGET – Hemvägen
THROWING UP – Mother Knows Best
DARK TIMES – Fakes
HANNA HIRSCH – Åt Helvete
NATURAL GLOW – RTD’s

Pete – Sacto
BRIGHT IDEAS – Casanova’s Memoirs
KARATE PARTY – Pressure
THE FOUR EYES – Hat Nerd
THE YAH MOS – Fare Inspection = PIG
NAR – Renaissance

Outro song:
SHOPPERS – II