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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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ATTENTAT!

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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Top Tens from MRR #352 • Sept 2012


August 31st, 2012 by

For all you fuckers who don’t buy the zine, here’s our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the latest issue of Maximum Rocknroll. This one’s from MRR #352, September 2012. Now get off yer ass and SUBSCRIBE!

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
KREMLIN-Will You Feed me?-EP
THE GUNS-2xLP
TANZKOMMANDO UNTERGANG/WIEŻE FABRYK-split LP
ILEGAL-Callejon Sin Salida-EP
KRÖMOSOM-Paranoid!-EP
THE CLEAN-2xLP / RAT DAMAGE-LP
ZYANOSE-LP / YOUTH AVOIDERS-Time Flies-EP
MAUSER-Isolation-12″
THE DICKS-all reissues / IN SCHOOL-demo
URBAN BLIGHT/CREEM-live

Will Blomquist

New top tenner! Will Blomquist
MAUSER-EP & live
PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP-Skit På Repeat-EP
ZYANOSE-LP & live
THE DICKS-Hate the Police-EP
AXEMAN-Arrive-LP
OEDE-One Man’s Trash-EP
KRÖMOSOM-Paranoid!-EP
V/A-More World, Less Bank Pt. 3-EP
WHITEHORSE-live
SIXBREWBANTHA-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS-Rocket to Nowhere/Quasar-45
THE CLEAN-Oddities-LP
THE NORMALS-So Bad, So Sad-LP
SPRAY PAINT-Spock Fingers/Pink Pus-EP
MAD MACKA-Adidas Tracksuit/Bored!@Rics-EP
MEAT THUMP-Box of Wine/Feel Good-45
MIDNITE SNAXXX-LP
BÄDDAT FÖR TRUBBEL-Det Här Är Inte New York- LP
SPENCEY DUDE & THE DOODLES-LP
ICKY BOYFRIENDS-live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
WHITE LUNG-Sorry-LP
GIGLINGER-Red-EP
REPLICA-live / RAT DAMAGE-LP
FUK-LP / COLD CIRCUITS-demo
MAUSER-Isolation-12″
ILEGAL-Callejon Sin Salida-EP
GAS CHAMBER-Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare-EP
CALL OF THE WILD-The Call/Tightrope-EP
TANZKOMMANDO UNTERGANG/WIEŻE FABRYK-split LP
IN SCHOOL-demo / D.E.R.-CD / FADED-demo

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
SPLITS-Ghosts/Crazy for You-45
CONSTANT MONGREL-Everything Goes Wrong-LP
NEON BLUD-Discotheque Deathbed-12″
SPRAY PAINT-Spock Fingers/Pink Pus-EP
MEAT THUMP-Box of Wine/Feel Good-45
THE GUNS-2xLP / THE CLEAN-2xLP
THE DICKS-all reissues / THE DECAY-EP
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS-Rocket to Nowhere/Quasar-45
BLOOD BUDDIES-Midas Medical Group-EP
TY SEGALL-CD

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
DICKS-Hate the Police-EP
WHITE LUNG-Sorry-LP
ILEGAL-Callejon Sin Salida-EP
THEE NODES-Stage Dive-EP
KREMLIN-Will You Feed me?-EP
NEON BLUD-LP / IDIOT TALK-Where Is the Fun-EP
HICKEY-Various States of Disrepair-LP
KRÖMOSOM-EP / MAUSER-Isolation-12″
CAMPAIGN-No Friend of Mine-EP
URBAN BLIGHT/CREEM-live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
MIND SPIDERS-Meltdown-LP
ZEITGEIST-LP
HICKEY-Various States of Disrepair-2xLP
THE CRAVATS-In Toytown-2xCD
DICKS-all reissues
THE MORONS-discography tape
DE HØJE HÆLE-12″
TENEMENT/CHEEKY-split EP
2009-Stuck in the Paste-EP
LIGHT BRIGADE-live

Kenny Kaos
MIDNITE SNAXXX-LP
CYANIDE PILLS-45
DIME RUNNER-Recharged Rejects/Warsaw-45
MEAN JEANS-On Mars-LP
NO TOMORROW BOYS-Animal Eyes-EP
PLATEAUS-Do It for You/Jasmine-45
COZY-Cola Shock Kids/Sugar on My Mind-45
BURNT ONES-Protection Circle/Black Leather or Furs-45
MAXINES/MALLARD live
ADAM WIDENER-Make Out!-EP

Carolyn Keddy
2ND DISTRICT-The Love Has Gone-EP
MIDNITE SNAXXX-LP / MEAT THUMP-45
THE RICKY C QUARTET-Small Species/Tonight-45
THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY-45
OVERNIGHT LOWS-Leichte Mädchen Haben Mehr Action!!!!-EP
RUINED FORTUNE-Bulls Eye/Hope Diamond-45
THE NORMALS-So Bad, So Sad-LP
NERVEBREAKERS-Hijack the Radio!-CD
THE CLEAN-2xLP / THE DICKS-EP
MONOSHOCK/ ICKY BOYFRIENDS-live

Sam Lefebvre

Sam Lefebvre
MEAT THUMP-Box of Wine/Feel Good-45
THE DICKS-Hate the Police-EP
BURNT ONES-Protection Circle/Black Leather or Furs-45
ADAM WIDENER-Make Out!-EP
OBN III’S-New Innocence-EP
COZY-Cola Shock Kids/Sugar on My Mind-45
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS-Rocket to Nowhere/Quasar-45
THE CLEAN-Oddities-LP
THE NORMALS-So Bad, So Sad-LP
PLATEAUS-Do it for You/Jasmine-45

Ray Lujan
COZY-45 / THE CLEAN-Oddities-LP
CRUSADERS OF LOVE-Take it Easy-LP
CYANIDE PILLS-45 / JTT-EP
MEAN JEANS-On Mars-LP / MIDNITE SNAXXX-LP
MIND SPIDERS-Meltdown-LP / KIM BAXTER-LP
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET-Freak Out-CD
TEENAGE BUBBLEGUMS-Learn from Yesterday-CD
WASHERWOMAN-Burn the Veil-45
THE FRESH AND ONLYS-live / LA SERA-live
TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET-live / DOPAMINES-live

Kevin Manion
(for real this time!)

Kevin Manion
WHITE LUNG-Sorry-LP
FORWARD-Devil’s Cradle-EP
NEON BLUD-Discotheque Deathbed-LP
KREMLIN-Will You Feed me?-EP
MY PARADE-Monster Fatigues-LP
KRÖMOSOM-Paranoid!-EP
ROSE CROSS-EP
MIND SPIDERS-Meltdown-LP
ZYANOSE-Noise Philia 2005-2011-LP
TANZKOMMANDO UNTERGANG/WIEŻE FABRYK-split LP

Lydiya!

Lydiya
V/A-More World, Less Bank Pt. 3-EP
TANZKOMMANDO UNTERGANG/WIEŻE FABRYK-split LP
KRÖMOSOM-Paranoid!-EP
YOUTH AVOIDERS-Time Flies-EP
PASSIV DÖDSHJÄLP-Skit På Repeat-EP
ARRESTUM-Ihmistieteet-EP
V/A-Dimmorna Skingras Vol. 3-LP
KREMLIN-Will You Feed me?-EP
DREAMING DEAD/NUX VOMICA-live
URBAN BLIGHT/CREEM/PERMAMENT RUIN-live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
WHITE LUNG-Sorry-LP
MIDNITE SNAXXX-LP
NEON BLUD-Discotheque Deathbed-12″
THE NORMALS-So Bad, So Sad-LP
MIND SPIDERS-Meltdown-LP
HICKEY-Various States of Disrepair-LP
APOGEE SOUND CLUB-Belligerent-EP
MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE-Mr. Gikokovich 2000–2005-LP
TENEMENT/CHEEKY-split EP
HORNY MORMONS-Discography-CD

Top Ten Zines
Distort #37 / #38
Koogmo #2
Your War #4
Accept the Darkness #9
Something for Nothing #65
Last Night at the Casino #3
Black Line Fever
Crack Salad #2
No Exit #5
Shit Your Pants and Do the Death Dance #2



The MRR archives continue:
Maximum Rocknroll #6 • May–June 1983


August 29th, 2012 by

MRR #6 — download available soon!

Continuing with the MRR Archives Series in celebration of our 30th Anniversary, here is Maximum Rocknroll issue #6!

No guest intro for this one, folks. Why, you ask? Are we being lazy? Flaky contributors? We’ll never tell. But no matter! This classic (read: old and falling apart) issue of MRR speaks for itself. Starting with this great DICKS cover, how can you go wrong? And just look at that list of band interviews and scene reports. NOTA, REALLY RED, TERVEET KÄDET, AMERICA’S HC, SCREAM, Chicago, NYC, Brazil, Spain… hardcore, and punk in general, was really exploding worldwide in early 1983 and MRR was there to celebrate and document the phenomenon.

And don’t miss the articles on punk first aid, the army, “Vinyl Economics” by East Bay Ray, and Tim Yo railing against skinheads. Also, tons of photos by Murray Bowles, who quickly became our house photographer as well as house photographer to the whole fucking Bay Area punk scene. We’ll be getting an intro from Murray in the archives series, you can be sure of that. Will it accompany a complete download of the If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries… photozine? Stay tuned and see!

If you’re too lazy to download the whole thing (really?) here’s a teaser page from the North California scene report by Brian Edge. Photos by Murray, of course:

(click to enlarge)

PDF download of MRR #6 will be available soon in the MRR Webstore!
Read more of our MRR Archives series here.



From the Vaults: DROWNING ROSES ‎
Aus Forschung und Technik EP


August 28th, 2012 by

DROWNING ROSES ‎– Aus Forschung Und Technik 7″ (self released, 1987)

DROWNING ROSES formed in Minden/Westfalen, Germany, out of the ashes of HUMAN DECAY, PHALLIC SYMBOLS, and NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES, sounding most akin to the last of the three. After releasing a demo they released this great 7″ in 1987. I was initially drawn to this EP because of the NEUROTIC ARSEHOLES relation and the cover’s strange purple/orange color scheme and art that left the sounds to be unpredictable.

The title track, “Aus Forschung und Technik” (“From Research and Technology”) kicks off with four nice open chords and then bursts out with a catchy “snake-charmy” type guitar melody (I’m a sucker for these riffs) and a rapid dual vocal attack, straddling the line between hardcore and classic Deutschpunk. “10 Years” follows a similar blueprint but has even catchier guitar melodies and is sung in English — a song observing the state of punk ten years after its supposed inception. Check the last two lines of each verse for a basic idea:

While many Punks got teenage depressions, failed the connection or followed the fashion…Times have changed but the authority conditions are still the same – still the same!

Side B slows it down with “Kein Thema für Heut,” a moody, epic number that greatly delivers in melodic hooks where it lacks in speed. Some may find the dual guitar melodies too metal, but I don’t think so — just great fucking songwriting with tons of feeling!

DROWNING ROSES also released a split 7″ with NOFX and two LPs, none of which really grabbed me the way this 7″ does. According to their MySpace page they have done random gigs up until 2008, so they may still be getting together from time to time.

Drowning Roses – “Aus Forschung und Technik”

Drowning Roses – “10 Years”

Drowning Roses – “Kein Thema für heut”



Monday Photo Blog: Facada


August 27th, 2012 by

Another trip down to Brazil for today’s Photo Blog. This time Jean Carl delivers some images of the band Facada. I like the tasteful use of blur around the image at the top, and of the drummer at the very bottom of this post. Conveys the idea of movement and speed very well. For more of Jean Carl’s work, go over to flickr.com/jeancarl.

Facada at Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil. (Photo by Jean Carl)

Facada at Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil. (Photo by Jean Carl)

Facada at Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil. (Photo by Jean Carl)

Facada at Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil. (Photo by Jean Carl)

Facada at Fortaleza-Ceará-Brazil. (Photo by Jean Carl)

Send your tour photos, bands that have come through your town, the best of your local bands, etc. to: . Include your name, a link to your website (or flickr, Facebook, or whatever), and the band (or subject), date and location of each photo. 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. Feel free to submit more than once. Thanks!



MRR Radio #1311 • 8/26/12


August 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: Members of BRAIN TUMORS from Minneapolis, MN invade the MRR HQ and cause total chaos with your humble host Amelia Anok…

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Pat from Brain Tumors!

Intro song:
PEKINŠKA PATKA – Bila Je Tako Lijepa

Joel’s Block
THE FACTION – Tongue Like a Battering Ram
STILLBORN CHRISTIANS – New Right
DEATHSIDE – Stick & Hole
MESS – Hakeguchi
PANKRTI – Počitnice na Morju
BLOODMOBILE – The Smiths
HEIMAT-LOS – Warzawa

Drew’s Block
YDI – Out for Blood
ORGANIZED SPORTS – Make Them Hate
GRABBIES – Shut Up and Learn?
DESPERATE BICYCLES – The Medium was Tedium
WILLFUL NEGLECT – Abort the Mission
CHANNEL 3 – Manzanar
HÜSKER DÜ – The Biggest Lie

Pat’s Block
GUDON – Tit for Tat
NO SIDE – Fad
DR. ZEKE – Jag Ska Aldrig Du
WIPERS – Telepathic Love
DICKS – I Hope You Get Drafted
DECLINO – Tutto Ciò Che Mi Sai Dire
DIE KREUZEN – Enemies
RAJOITUS – Hasselhomen Hardcore

Outro songs:
BRAIN TUMORS – Deadbeat
PAINTBOX – Instant to Make You Dream