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MRR Radio #1316 • 9/30/12


September 30th, 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: Boston’s ANCIENT FILTH serve up some skull destruction on a Sunday afternoon…

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Ancient Filth (photo by Al Quint!)

Intro song:
ANCIENT FILTH – Culture Is Not Your Friend

Jon – “The Dead Parrot Sketch”
CRO-MAGS – Life of My Own
APPENDIX – Nöyrät Nuolee
IVY GREEN – Why Not Tonight?
BGK – Jonestown Aloha

Frank – “I Want to Believe”
SCHOLASTIC DETH – Drop the Bomb
JERRY’S KIDS – Build Me a Bomb
BAD RELIGION – Unacceptable
CHUMBAWAMBA – Liberation

Nicholas – “Carrot Propelled Rockets”
COCKNEY REJECTS – War on the Terraces
WIRE – Dot-Dash
CONFLICT – These Colours Don’t Run
AXIOM – Operation: Oppress You

Matt – “Weird, Angry, Sad, Mad”
WAYWARD YOUTH – El Mundo Is a Weirdo
DEAD KENNEDYS – Well-Paid Scientist
THE MOB – The Mirror Breaks
STACK – Intransigent

Max – “I Smell Bad”
LA FRACTION – Allez
FROM ASHES RISE – Dotted Lines
MOB 47 – Kärnvapen Attack
TST – No Government

Outro song:
PROLETARIAT – Religion Is the Opium of the Masses



STAGNATION interview from MRR #352 in Japanese!


September 29th, 2012 by

With the immense help of MRR translator Adachi Hiroyuki, we are posting the STAGNATION interview in its original language! Translated into English by Rie Yamana and conducted by Tony Gunnarsson of More Noize zine!, this interview ran in MRR #352, our September issue. For the English version and more photos pick up this issue! Enjoy!

Stagnation (photo by Kodama [Vendetta])

和訳: アダチ ヒロユキ(MRR、SF) この英語版,THE STAGNATIONインタビュー(企画: トニー ガナーソン/More Noise Zine、英訳: ヤマナ リエ)はMRR9月号(#352)にて、写真と共に掲載予定。乞うご期待‼

STANGNATIONは東京で活動する、ロウ-ノイズコアバンドである。他にもたくさんのロウパンクやノイズコアなバンドが数あるなか、STAGNATIONはそれらのバンドよりも何光年も先を行くバンドである。STAGNATIONはすべてのレーベルを超越した、ノイズコアに他ならない。最も入手可能なSTAGNATIONの音源はおそらく、2008年にWhisper in Darkness Survivesからリリースされた”Destruction EP”だ。また,彼ら自身によるリリースの4曲入りCD-R “!!!”は、何百万もの人々に聞かれるべきなんとも天才的な作品である。ここに現代の国際的なノイズコア復興の中心人物でSTAGNAIONのボーカリスト、AZUSAとのインタビューをお送りする。

MRR:比類のないSTAGNATIONのノイズコアに共感しているファンも多いことですが、Maxmum RocknRollの読者にバンドの紹介をお願いします。

Azusa: STAGNATIONは結成は10年ぐらいになるかな。NOISECORE をやりたいと思ってつくったよ!バンド名の由来はDISORDERの曲名からSTAGNATIONというバンド名にしたんだ!STAGNATIONとは NOISECOREである。今のメンバー編成はvo AZUSA, NOISE Gu MOCHI,FUZZ Gu NOZAKI(ex コラップスソサエティー),Ba HACHI ,Dr NENJI(UNARM,ex KRIEGSHOG)だよ!

簡単な説明でごめんね~(笑)!

MRR:STAGNATIONはあなたが主体で、友達がギター、ベース、ドラムをバックアップしているようですが、なぜ、固定メンバーでやらないのですか?

Azusa:皆いろいろ事情があるけど、NOISECOREに飽きたとか(笑)。自分でバンドをつくって他の事やりたいとか。

まぁ~音楽の方向性の違いが一番じゃないかな~あと、私がだらしないからかな(笑)。

Stagnation (photo by Kodama [Vendetta])

MRR:パンクロックとの出会いは?

Azusa: PUNKは先輩に教えてもらったよ!

MRR:曲についてなのですが、何について歌ってますか?STAGNATIONからのメッセージについてお聞かせください。

Azusa: 基本は日常の不条理なこととか、生き方、政治、あとは原爆のこと。

MRR:ZYANOSEがMMRでのインタビューで、「ノイズコアはひずんだギターの音だけではない」というようなことを言っていましたが、何かそれについて意見はありますか?

Azusa:NOISECOREとはその人間からでるNOISE!それを大事にしてるよ。

もちろん楽器隊のこだわりもたくさんあるけど、ボーカルだってNOISEの楽器だと思ってる。

体からNOISEを発することでNOISECOREをやっているね!

MRR: 私は今でもSTAGNATIONとCONTROLのスプリットEPを毎日何回も聞いています。とてもいいレコードだと思います。このスプリットEPができたいきさつについて聞かせてください。

Azusa: ありがとう!このリリースはもう何年も前からCONTROLと話しをしてて、なかなかお互いのタイミングが合わなくて、やっと今回リリースできたんだ!お互いメンバーチェンジとかでうまくいかなくてね。お互い万全な状態になってSO(HARDCORE SURVIVES)に頼んでリリースしてもらったよ。

このスプリットは絶対に歴史に残る最高の一枚になるからってね!

MRR:CONTROLについて一言お願いします。アメリカのDamaging Noise Recordsからの、彼らのレコードはひどいできだったというのは読者の間でもよく知られているようですが。

Azusa:あの音源はちょっとひどかっかね。CONTROLのメンバーも詳しく把握してなかったしね。CONTROLの正式なスタジオレコーディング音源は STAGNATION/CONTROLのスプリットが初めてだよ。ライブもこれからは昔より活発にしていくと思うので楽しみにしてるところだよ。音源もまた リリースしてくれることを期待しよう!

MRR:あなたが主催しているVIOLENT PARTYについて何か聞かせてください。前回のイベントは大盛況だったと聞いてますが。

Azusa:VIOLENTPARTYはジャンルに関係なく本当にかっこいいBANDや自分が観たいBANDを呼ぶようにしてるね。

このあいだやった企画はPM18:30からオールナイトでAM6:00の総勢19バンドのお祭り!

全BAND最高のパフォーマンスでお酒を飲みすぎたね(笑)!

MRR:あなたがSTAGNATIONの前にしたいくつかのバンドにも興味があるのですが、それらについて聞かせてください。CDやレコードはリリースしました?

Azusa:SOUPSってBANDで一枚CDをリリースしてるよ!でもその頃はNOISECOREではないけどね。(笑)

あとはエクスクルードってバンドでBaを担当してたよ。今ATFのvoがドラムで今STAGNATIONのBaがGuでね(笑)リリースは無いね。

MRR: あなたが今やってるバンド、例えばPassyとしてる”C”、について一言お願いします。いつ”C”の音源を聞けるのですか? Confuse+Crassってとてもいいアイデアだと思うのですが。

Azusa: PASSYと活動しているよCはNO NOISEでCRASSスタイルだよ。

近々リリースを考えてるから期待してて!

Stagnation (photo by Kodama [Vendetta])

MRR: MobsproofからのNoise Core座談会の記事について聞かせてください?。存知だと思いますが、MMRで第一回のは記事にさせてもらいました。第二回座談会の開催ももうすぐだと聞きましたが、開催の目的と座談会の内容はどのようなものですか?

Azusa: NOISECORE座談会はNOISECOREシーンが盛り上がってほしいという気持ちで松原(モブスプルーフ)に頼んでやらせてもらった企画なんだ。

海外ではNOISECOREは盛り上がってるみたいだけど、日本ではほとんどNOISECOREBANDがなくて、増えてほしいって気持ちでやったんだよ。

MRR: 好きなノイズコアバンドとその理由をお願いします。

Azusa: DISORDER!

DISORDERはSTAGNATIONを始めるきっかけ。雰囲気もとてもかっこいいし、UKDKで観たDISORDERがいたから自分がいるんじゃないかな。もちろん初期であろうと後期であろうと音源全て好きだよ!

CONFUSE!

たまらないね、あのバイオレンスな感じ、まじで恐そうな音だしね(笑)。

CONFUSEからもかなり影響うけたよ!

MRR: 国内、国外にかかわらず、好きなバンドを好きなだけ挙げてください。

Azusa:日本は CONTROL、PEOPLE、NERVS、D.D.E、ZYANOSE、HAAVA、ORGAMISM、CHAOS CHANNEI、BLACK AND WHITE、ROUGH STUFF、まだまだいっぱいいるから挙げきれない!VIOLENTPARTYに出演してくれた全てのBAND!

海外は WARNIG WARNIG、CHAOS UK、UBR、EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN、CRASS、WANKYS、LEBENDEN TOTEN、海外にも大好きBAND多すぎて挙げきれないよー!

MRR: 毎日何をしていますか?仕事や日々の生活についてもしよければお願いします。周りの友達はあなたのパンク好きを理解してくれますか? また,どうやって仕事パンクロックを両立してるのですか?

Azusa:今友達と暮らしてるから毎晩宴会をしてる!

仕事はちゃんとしてるよ(笑)。

同僚も知ってるし、GIGの日は休みがとれるシステムだよ。

PUNKはお金がかかるからPUNKのために嫌いな仕事をするって感じかな(笑)。

お酒いっぱい飲みたいしね~(笑)。

MRR: イギリスにはいつ来るんですか?来周辺(笑)⁇

Azusa:お金さえあればいつでもイギリスに行きたい(笑)!

MRR: STAGNATIONの今後の予定, 例えば次のレコードのリリースの予定などを聞かせてもらえますか?Pogo Punx RecordとMore Noize Recordはいつでもサポートしますよ(笑)!

Azusa:ありがとう(笑)!

今後の予定はSTAGNATION/CONTROLツアー限定EP。

でも、これはSTAGNATIONのみの収録だよ、DISORDERとCONFUSEのカバーをやったよ!

今後アルバムリリースしたいんだけど助けてもらおうかな(笑)♪



POC Zine Project “Race Riot!” Tour


September 27th, 2012 by

The POC Zine Project was started by Daniela Capistrano in 2010 with the goal of making zines by POC (People of Color) easy to find, share and distribute. The “Race Riot!” tour is a traveling zine exhibition/seminar/workshop that hits 12 cities in the US, happening now through October 7th. Click here for a list of tour dates, and check out their website for news from the road! MRR coordinator extraordinaire Mariam Bastani will be joining the tour soon (gotta get the November issue done first though) so beware!!



Peruvian punk documentaries: El Grito Subterráneo y Lima Explota


September 25th, 2012 by

Our new bilingual web correspondent Mariel Acosta brings us a breakdown of two Peruvian punk documentaries—in English and Spanish, por supuesto—to coincide with our articles on the history of the Peruvian underground sceneEl Grito Subterráneo and Lima Explota can be seen as a chronology of social and political events in Peru as the context and historical framework that has shaped Peruvian punks’ ideals and their scene…

El Grito Subterráneo (The Underground Scream) (1987)
Director: Julio Montero

A DIY low budget documentary that juxtaposes the Peruvian punk underground scene and lifestyle with presidential speeches and mainstream news segments, giving a historical, socioeconomic and political context to Lima’s ’80s punk scene. The film describes the country’s social situation through interviews and mainstream news reports providing an interesting contrast. El Grito Subterráneo shows the birth and development of an unconventional music circuit in an alarming social and historical context. The documentary came out originally on VHS and in more recent years on DVD; however, it’s hard to get a copy of it outside of Peru. Currently it is available online, though it’s split into several parts:

El Grito Subterráneo documents the “second wave” of Peruvian underground punk, which emerged with scarce resources, but a lot of enthusiasm, imagination and comradeship. This era started in the 1980s and persisted until the first years of the 1990s. The film features footage 19 of Peruvian bands — extinct bands and others that are still thriving in the scene, including Voz Propia, Leusemia, Eutanasia, Kaos, Flema, Narcosis, María Teta, Empujón Brutal, Sinkura, Guerrilla Urbana, Autopsia, Juventud La Caigua S.A., Zcuela Crrada, TBC, Daniel F, Erupto Maldonado, G-3, Psicosis, Sociedad de Mierda, Luxuria and Excomulgados.

The documentary’s intro begins with a manifesto of its mission, the political and cultural position of the punk youth at the time and their feelings towards Peruvian society’s status quo then:

01:37 “This video documents the youth’s artistic work that’s a testimony of its creative potential and libertarian character; it’s an example for the present and future generations. It’s a cultural production made by a group collective based on group work, consciousness and the will to change Peru’s society invoking the utopia of a fair and more humane system and new forms of living. We establish that the mass media diffuses values inadequate for the development of autonomous cultural forms because they’re at the service of multinationals. We establish that college education diverts from the immediate reality and that the civil society remains passive in the face of the deterioration of human rights”

02:56 “Rock is the legitimate expression of youth. Youth protest movements are presented by the system and the media. Stripped from its anti-establishment character, the 70s punk movement, the chaos generation, is the scream that recuperates its generational protesting charge. Expressive language, manifestation that assumes the underground vanguard that’s committed to the radical proposals for the renovation of our third-world Latin American reality.”

03:52 “By expressing myself through this video, I wish to develop a contemporary artistic discipline that breaks the hegemony of corporate TV stations and that’s capable of producing libertarian messages.”

Maria Teta

Among the most important segments of Grito Subterraneo, in videos 2 and 3, are images of a mainstream news report showing an underground where youth with “an anarchic posture and foul language express their rejection to the society we live in,” as described by the reporter. Furthermore, the correspondent interviews some of the kids and asks questions regarding their way of dancing, the music they’re listening to and their politics, and further into their interview other kids give their opinion on the posers that attend the shows, who “say they are punks, but they are shit!”

In the same news report they interview a psychologist and a psychiatrist who give their interpretations, which don’t differ from each other or from reality, on the behavior they observe in the punks — their rejection to society and their desire to change it by seeking to destroy superficial socioeconomic values. At the same time, the news reports are alternated with footage of Guerilla Urbana playing at that show, and in the background one can hear their songs “Vivo en una ciudad muerta” (“I Live in a Dead City”) and “Eres una pose” (“You’re a Poser”). [You can read the obituary for Guerilla Urbana guitarist Jose Eduardo Matute here.]

In video number 5 the first band is interviewed. They propose that the bands that represent the movement should be more militant — that is, they should not only sing their stances and politics, but they should also take action in order to sustain the movement. They also suggest that kids shouldn’t get into punk as a fad, but that punks should maintain their ideals and manifest their concerns.

In video number 7, the members of Eutanasia (see the article on Eutanasia’s reunion, in the June 2012 issue of MRR) are interviewed and they give accounts on problems within the scene, such as, sectarianism, divisions and their repercussions. These guys advocate for unity among the groups. Eutanasia also mentions that they sing social commentary songs and through these they manifest their discontent and nonconformity towards the society and political climate of Lima in the ’80s, and through them they express their lives and experiences. The following band, Leusemia, criticizes the state of the punk movement, stating that what was once underground rock was now dead. They also mention the danger of the commercialization of artistic expressions of punk, and the difficulties bands go through to play shows in some venues, given the dominant society’s rejection of their expressions, which leads them to create an underground circuit.

The following videos (8 and 9), give a more political twist to the documentary; towards the end of video 8 there’s a speech by president Alan Garcia (in office from 1985-1990) from the parliament. There he addresses the nation during a (unspecified) national holiday. Then on video 9, there’s a sequence of bulletins and news on La Matanza de los Penales, The Prison Massacres in the San Juan de Lurigancho, El Frontón y Santa Bárbara prisons where hundreds of inmates in all tree rioted simultaneously to demand the release of political prisoners who were accused of terrorism.

On video 11, María Teta y El Empujón Brutal give an awesome performance at a show, with provocative songs that allude to feminism and subversion to religion by mocking some religious practices defying conventional values. In the interview of María Teta that follows, she speaks about police repression and how she was once was tortured for hours when she was arrested. The documentary concludes with a Sinkura interview and more footage of DIY underground shows.

Lima Explota (Lima Explodes) (2005)
Director: Santiago Herrera

This documentary presents Peru’s hardcore punk scene of the 1990s. Lima Explota is a commitment to everyone who left their mark in the development of this genre. Hardcore punk clearly expresses that it’s not just a phase in Lima’s music scene but it’s also the result of hard work from the bands that throughout history have consolidated this movement, and through this, establishing that hardcore is a firm and truthful form of expression; a social critique, and a way to deal with life.

Lima Explota features interviews and archival footage of shows from bands like Desarme, Futuro Incierto, Alhambre, Asmereir, Generacion Perdida, Metamorfosis, Dios Hastio and Contracorriente. In the interviews, bands comment on the bad influence mainstream media, MTV, and mainstream “punk” bands, like Blink 182 had on people’s perception of punk and the influence of this in the scene. Also, they address issues like the danger of the commercialization of punk, which led to the disintegration of some bands and subsequently of the hardcore scene by the mid- to late 90s.

A continuación, sinopsis y enlaces de una serie de documentales que retratan la escena punk subterránea de Perú desde los años ochenta y los noventa. Los documentales también pueden ser considerados como una cronología de eventos sociales y políticos que marcaron a la sociedad peruana en esas décadas así como el marco histórico y el contexto que de alguna manera ayudo a formar los ideales de los punks y su escena.

El Grito Subterráneo (1987)
Director: Julio Montero

Documental de bajo presupuesto y autogestionado esta formado por una yuxtaposición de imágenes y escenas de actividades de la vida y la escena subterránea de los punks peruanos de los ochenta — ya sean conciertos, actividades de arte, entrevistas a bandas — discursos políticos y segmentos de noticias los cuales aportan el contexto histórico, socioeconómico y político de la época. Este trabajo es un conjunto de imágenes se mezclan con un registro de la situación social de la época, generando un contrapunto muy interesante. El documental retrata el nacimiento y desarrollo de un circuito de música no convencional en un contexto histórico social alarmante. El documental fue distribuido originalmente en formato VHS y en formato DVD en años recientes, pero es muy difícil conseguir una copia fuera de Perú. Actualmente se puede ver completo en Internet, aunque dividido en varias partes.

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Monday Photo Blog: Crossing the International Date Line with Ero


September 24th, 2012 by

Thanks to Ero for this edition of the Monday Photo Blog. Four photos from Malaysia, mostly local or semi-local, with only one band from the US featured. I like how the singer from Devillica stands there taking in the scene while everyone in the crowd is going off. For more of Ero’s work, which includes bicycling, street scenes and more, direct your browser to the photosets.

Angkara, raw D-beat crust from Kulim, Kedah, Malasia. (Photo by Ero)

Devillica were a tech grind band from Tampin, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia. This photo is from a sudden one-off reunion show back in July 2011.  (Photo by Ero)

Comadre, Bay Area screamo. This is from their 2011 Southeast Asian Tour.  (Photo by Ero)

Memorial. modern thrashcore from Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.  (Photo by Ero)

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