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Top Tens from MRR #349 • June 2012


May 31st, 2012 by

Wot’s this then?! 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 #349, the June 2012 issue. Now move along…

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
CONDITION-Deteriorating-EP
HAUTE COUTURE-EP
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
FRENZY-Noizey Trouble-EP
SEX DRIVE-EP / GG KING-45
NEUTRON RATS-Feral Dogs-EP
OUTLOOK-Our Time Is Now-LP
SICKOIDS-LP and live / MIDNITE BRAIN-live
SYSTEMATIK/EFFLUXUS/HUNTING PARTY-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
CHEAP FREAKS-Bury Them All-LP
THE LIMIT-LP
THE WRONG WORDS-I Will Change Your Mind-45
LOUDER-Get Out/Dud-45
KICKS-The Secret/The Return of the Action Men-45
CHINESE BURNS-Calculator-EP
BACK TO BASICS-In the Cloud Seven-EP
THE GOLDEN BOYS-Dirty Fingernails-LP
OBNOX-Masonic Reducer-EP
THE BUMS-Do It All Night-EP

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
THE FIGHT/REPRESIÓN-split EP
OUTLOOK-LP / FRENZY-EP
EYESORE-Love the Old, Learn the New-EP
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
CONDITION-Deteriorating-EP
HAUTE COUTURE-EP
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
SICKOIDS-live
YOUTH AVOIDERS-live / NEON PISS-live
EFFLUXUS-live / MIDNITE BRAIN-live

Dougie!

Sean “Dougie” Dougan
THE GOLDEN BOYS-Dirty Fingernails-LP
PAPER BAGS-Knife-EP
CRAZY AND THE BRAINS/THE DISCONNECTS-split EP
THE PAPERHEAD-Pictures of Her Demise/She Is Above Me-45
GG KING-Joyless Masturbation/Bag-45
WILDMEN-20.000 $/Goin’ Away-45
CHEAP FREAKS-Bury Them All-LP
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
THE LIMIT-LP
MORALENS VÄKTARE-LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
MILK MUSIC-tape
TORTURA-tape / CRUDE THOUGHT-tape
OUTLOOK-Our Time Is Now-LP
GG KING-Joyless Masturbation/Bag-45
CHEAP FREAKS-Bury Them All-LP
MOPO MOGO-Allein-LP
MAN LIFTING BANNER-Revolution Continues-2xLP
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE-EP / SEX DRIVE-EP
HUNTING PARTY-EP / HAUTE COUTURE-EP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
SICKOIDS-LP
BRAIN TUMORS-LP
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
NÖ PÖWER-both EPs
NOOSE-The War of All Against All-EP
NEUTRON RATS-Feral Dogs-EP
MAN LIFTING BANNER-Revolution Continues-2xLP
STEP ASIDE-EP / SECTARIAN VIOLENCE-EP
PLATES-LP / SEX DRIVE-EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
ADULTS-Vol II-tape
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
ALABASTER CHOAD-Crash of the Limburger on Bebusland-LP
OUTLOOK-Our Time Is Now-LP
SICKOIDS-LP
V/A-Complete Aural Turmoil-EP
FASTBOYS (MIA)-tape
RAG RAGE-live
AGATHA / DOGJAW-live
DISPLEASURE-live

Carolyn Keddy
THE NORMALS-Vacation to Nowhere-CD
THE WRONG WORDS-I Will Change Your Mind-45
AMERICAN SHARKS-XVI/Indian Man-45
LA CORDE-Unmarked Doors/Virus-45
G.GREEN-Funny Insurance/Sounds Famous-45
KICKS-The Secret/The Return of the Action Men-45
THE LIMIT-LP / NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA-LP
THE BEAVERS-Don’t Go Away-EP
MORALENS VÄKTARE-LP
PAPER BAGS-Knife-EP

Sam Lefebvre

Sam Lefebvre
MORALENS VÄKTARE-LP
THE LIMIT-LP
THE GOLDEN BOYS-Dirty Fingernails-LP
KICKS-The Secret/The Return of the Action Men-45
G.GREEN-Funny Insurance/Sounds Famous-45
GG KING-Joyless Masturbation/Bag-45
TZN XENNA-1981/2011-EP
CHINESE BURNS-Calculator-EP
NOLLA NOLLA NOLLA-LP
THE SKUNKS-Shake-45

Ray Lujan
CHINESE BURNS-Calculator-EP
DEAD LAZLO’S PLACE-Growing Old-CD
G.GREEN-Funny Insurance/Sounds Famous-45
GREAT CYNICS-EP / GUITAR GANGSTERS-CD
MONEY IN THE BANANA STAND-Giant Steps II-CD
PAPER BAGS-EP / SONGS FOR SNAKES-CD
POPPETS-45 / THE WRONG WORDS-45
CANDY NOW!/STACEY DEE-split 10”
THE NORMALS-Vacation to Nowhere-CD
BUZZCOCKS / REFUSED-live

Marissa Magic

Marissa Magic
NÖ PÖWER-both EPs
STAG-Get Used to It-EP
ALABASTER CHOAD-Crash of the Limburger on Bebusland-LP
OUTLOOK-Our Time Is Now-LP
FRIEND COLLECTOR-American-LP
UZI RASH-Whyte Rash Time-LP
OBNOX-Masonic Reducer-EP
CONDITION-Deteriorating-EP
THE LIMIT-LP
FUCKING DYKE BITCHES-live

Kevin Manion
SICKOIDS-LP and live
CHEAP FREAKS-Bury Them All-LP
GG KING-Joyless Masturbation/Bag-45
CONDITION-Deteriorating-EP
TZN XENNA-1981/2011-EP
BRAIN TUMORS-EP
PLATES-LP
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
LA CORDE-Unmarked Doors/Virus-45
MOPO MOGO-Allein-LP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
ALABASTER CHOAD-Crash of the Limburger on Bebusland-LP
MOPO MOGO-Allein-LP
THE LIMIT-LP
PINK TURDS IN SPACE-Greatest Shits-LP
PARAF-Prekinuti Koitus: 1978-1979-LP
OUTLOOK-Our Time Is Now-LP
MORALENS VAKTARE-LP
STAG-Get Used to It-EP
THE FIGHT/REPRESIÓN-split EP
RAG RAGE-live

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
SEX DRIVE-Urban Predator-EP
HUNTING PARTY-Red Summer-EP
SICKOIDS-LP
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE-No Regard-EP
BRAIN TUMORS-LP
BOSTON STRANGLER-Primitive-LP
GROWN-UPS-Spare Time-EP
HAUTE COUTURE-EP
CONDITION-Deteriorating-EP
FRENZY-Noizey Trouble-EP

 

Top Ten Zines
Make a Mess #3
Radikal #8
Absolutely Zippo #9
Fuck the World Vol. 1
It’s Down to This
Equalizing Distort Vol. 12 No. 1
Pasazer #28/#29
Zarata #6
$pare Change #22
Miserable Enough #1



From the Vaults: Down Syndrome EP


May 30th, 2012 by

DOWN SYNDROME – self titled EP (Black Sun Records, 1984)

We are not called DOWN SYNDROME because of a man named Down who founded the genetic disorder, if that were the case, we would be called DOWN’S SYNDROME. Rather, the meaning of our name is derived from the direct definitions of the words in reference to humanity’s condition.

“DOWN – to lower or worsen condition”

“SYNDROME – a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality.”

This, along with lyrics, itemized pressing info and costs for the record, and a peaceful/insightful anecdote by each band member is printed on the inner sleeve of this Edmonton-based hardcore punk band’s only vinyl output. Although Canadian, DOWN SYNDROME fits right in with the sound of many Euro hardcore bands of the era, combining melody, punchy drums, and anarcho-inspired lyrics. The mid-tempo tracks on this EP are great, but the faster songs really showcase the band’s power. “Values” is an eternal mix tape-worthy scorcher! One of my faves – super underrated.

Here’s a link to a short interview.

DOWN SYNDROME – “Other Ways”
DOWN SYNDROME – “Solitary Confinement”
DOWN SYNDROME – “Racism”
DOWN SYNDROME – “Pain and Hunger”
DOWN SYNDROME – “Values”
DOWN SYNDROME – “Suicidal Eyes”



Record of the Week: NÜ-KLĒ-ER BLAST SUNTAN The Wheel of Fate Is Turning EP


May 29th, 2012 by

Well, punks, here you have it! A kick-fucking-ass EP! I have been laying in wait for something new by these Georgia punks, as I have been into this band since I first heard their Blot Out the Worthless Sun LP and saw them live. These songs are fast and brutal with some truly sick growled mean vokills—the lyrics are not cheery…weird, huh? I guess if I had to break this down to its simplest description, this is dark, fast, crusty, punk with nods to psych rock, black metal and some truly fucked up version of bleak Southern sounds. Their style combines often badly-done genres touched on in punk, yet NÜ-KLĒ-ƏR BLAST SUNTAN rolls them into some truly creative and exciting tracks. The guitar work is fucked up and weird, like this guy learned how to play guitar listening to HAWKWIND on the wrong speed (yeah, everyone has said that about this band, but listen to this for reals!), with a warped record on a turntable belt that was a about to give out. There is order to the song composition here, but not one that punks are used to and all the formulaic shit that keeps these tracks together is obliterated by the unpretentious creativity of this band. These songs will take you to sonic places you didn’t know you even liked. Fuck yeah. Love this. (SPHC)



Monday Photo Blog: Myles Donovan


May 28th, 2012 by

Being today is a holiday, why not take it easy for this  Monday Photo Blog and take another trip back in time when we had less responsibility, gas was somewhat cheaper, downloading was not even a idea that most knew of, and CDs were a popular format. Myles Donovan takes us back to the late 1990s with these photos of shows from around Philadelphia. I love that a band with a name like Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live is playing a church!

Brutal Truth at Actup Space, Philadelphia 1996. (photo by Myles Donovan)

Tribe 8 at Stalag 13, Philadelphia 1998. (photo by Myles Donovan)

Behead The Prophet NLSL at Calvary Church, Philadelphia 1997. (photo by Myles Donovan)

Dissucks at Fakehouse, Philadelphia 1996. (photo by Myles Donovan)

Dead Alive (with Stalag 13 venue promoters Mikey Brosnan and Billy Manzie) at Stalag 13, Philadelphia 1996. (photos by Myles Donovan)

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MRR Radio #1298 • 5/27/12


May 27th, 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: A visit from Japan with SETE STAR SEPT!

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Sete Star Sept!!!

Intro song:
KICKS – The Secret

Kiyasu’s up first!
ENDLESS BLOCKADE – Colombian Education
ENDLESS BLOCKADE – I Don’t Give a Fuck About You
RUIDO DE ODIO – (?)
DESPISE YOU – Pig Mindset
INSECT WARFARE – Negative Appeal

DJ Kae Double Trouble
THE QUEERS – I Wanna Be Happy
THEE HEADCOATEES – I’m Happy
DISCHARGE – State Violence
DISCHARGE – State Control

Francesca tips the hat to punk writers
FIFTH COLUMN – She Said, “Boom”
NEW BLOODS – A Ritual
GR’UPS – Almond Tree
PLEASANT GEHMAN – Monsanto
MUKILTEO FAIRIES – Heavy Into Brett

Mariam sez, “Hardcore Rulz, Boyz Drool”
CONDITION – Smoldering Wreckage
HAUTE COUTURE – Act Your Age
HUNTING PARTY – Red Summer…
MAD MANIAX – (?)

Francesca’s caught in a turntable k-hole
ALABASTER CHOAD – Godass
NICHTS – Ein Deutsches Lied
MAD ARE SANE – Animal Crimes

Burn Don’t Fade Out
BOSTON STRANGLER – Overdose
SETE STAR SEPT – (?)