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MRR Radio #1348.5 • 5/16/13


May 16th, 2013 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 EPISODE: Brooks Headley came to town on a Bobby Soxx pilgrimage and demanded to do the radio show with Layla, so here’s a bonus mid-week episode of MRR Radio!

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Intro song:
KAOS – Satovi Bez Kazaljke

Bobby Soxx with friend

Brooks keeps givin’ you the fear
DEEP WOUND – Time to Stand
FEAR – Now Your (sic) Dead
WHITE CROSS – Pink Flamingo
BLITZ – New Age
BIKINI KILL – Carnival

Layla picked selectively and randomly, here are the results!
CONTINGENT – Violence
AS MERCENÁRIAS – Me Perco
CONSUMERS – Existential Baby
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Bored
A.D.’S – Living Downtown

Brooks demonstrates the depth of Texas
DICKS – Pigs Run Wild
MYDOLLS – Soldiers of a Pure War
BOBBY SOXX – Scavenger of Death
FOAMS – Paint Me
TEENAGE QUEERS – Christian Rat Attack

Layla provides some instruction on falling apart violently
DESCENDENTS – Facelift
GREG LOWERY EXPERIENCE – Gonna Break Your Heart
MD – Existience Sie Nicht
THE MEDIA – Getting High
MECANO LTD – Face to Face

Outro songs:
NIHILISTS – Combat Stance / Murderers in Blue



Create to Destroy! with Weird Luke


May 15th, 2013 by

Did you ever wonder who made those CRAZY SPIRIT action figures? Yeah, neither did I. I just judged it as total Youth Attack-eque garbage bag nonsense — until I found out it was Weird Luke! So, I thought I’d interview this genius punk. My first memories of him were from my days booking at ABC No Rio in New York City. He stood out — an awkward kid decked out in red plaid in a sea of soapy leather and studs. Here’s a mutant love story involving punk and resin, by Amelia…

Crazy Spirit action figure by Weird Luke!

Crazy Spirit action figure by Weird Luke!

How old are you and where are you from?
I’ll be 20 in June, and I’m from Gowanus section of Brooklyn in NYC.

Happy early birthday! How did you discover punk?
When I was eight, my uncle gave me a MISFITS CD for my birthday.

What was your first punk show?
DAWN OF HUMANS at ABC No Rio.

What was the last punk show you went to?
CÜLO, twice, at the New York’s Alright fest.

Most memorable show ever?
Right before I moved to Philly for a year, I saw CRAZY SPIRIT and PERDITION play at a stupid venue called Secret Project Robot, in Williamsburg. When PERDITION started playing, Ian smashed the mic stand against the stage and threw it like a javelin into the crowd. From what I heard, it hit someone in the face. It was the perfect send off to a shitty year of cutting class and wanting to come home from art school. The bands played okay too, I guess.

When did you discover resin as a material you wanted to use to create?
Sometime in high school.

Punk shouldn’t be an excuse for poor quality, or a justification for exerting less effort, it should be the celebration of making something rad from the bare minimum of materials available.

How were you exposed to resin as a medium?
I had an internship with the bootleg toy master, Sucklord, in my senior year of high school. He taught me everything I know about toy making, and helped me make a ton of connections in the toy world. Check his stuff out at suckadelic.com.

What were the first few things you made with resin?
The first figure I made was a punk guy in a studded jacket saying “Fuck You” in sign language. The packaging was made to look like a shitty flyer. The next figure I made was a skeleton in a space suit. I called him “dead astronaut/cosmonaut.”

How do you get the colors that you use? Can you customize colors or do you have to buy resin in specific colors?
Both. You buy the pigments in basic colors and then you can mix them.

Weird Luke himself

Weird Luke himself

How did you wind up teaming up with Crazy Spirit to create the action figures?
I showed them a couple of the figures at a show and then a week later I asked them if they’d be cool with me doing a figure. They said, “You don’t have to ask our permission to do that, go ahead.” Another week later I showed them the final sculpt and made the mold the next day. Band’s generally give me free reign, but I try to keep a policy of making them take a good look at it before I make the mold, just to make sure everyone’s happy.

What other bands have you made figures for?
I’ve made a figure for PERDITION. I just released the one for the HAMMERHEADS and I’m doing one for SAD BOYS, but it hasn’t been released yet. I’m presently working on figures for DRAPETOMANIA, BAD NOIDS, WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET?, and CÜLO.

How many did you make for Crazy Spirit?
At least a hundred at this point, probably more. I haven’t been keeping exact numbers, but it’s been quite a few. I’ve gone through three or four molds, and you get about thirty to fifty castings out of each mold, so that’s what I’m basing my numbers on.

Where can our readers get their mutant fingers on one of these figures?
You can see pictures of most of the figures at resin-trash.tumblr.com, and you can buy them at resintrashdistro.bigcartel.com.

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Mutant Reich action figure by Weird Luke

Do you think they are a novelty item or a way of life?
For me they’re a way of life. I’ve been into toys for as long as I can remember, and I never really gave them up or got rid of them. I just started making my own instead of buying them.

Can punk be a novelty?
Punk is only a novelty if you aren’t punk. If a person is actually interested in and enthusiastic about punk, they don’t need to make excuses like, “Oh, it’s shitty because it’s punk.” Punk shouldn’t be an excuse for poor quality, or a justification for exerting less effort, it should be the celebration of making something rad from the bare minimum of materials available.

When are you going to get a motorcycle to match your motocross boots, Mr. Weird?
As soon as I learn to ride one, or as soon as I can get my hands on one. Whichever comes first, I’m not too picky.

What do you have to say about the future?
There’s too much future. North Korea had better get their act together, I’m getting sick of doomsday predictions that don’t pan out!

Last words, punk?
If there’s a figure you want that isn’t in the Resin Trash Distro, feel free to email me and we’ll see if we can’t work something out. And keep your eyes peeled, there’s plenty of new stuff coming down the pipe. Also, I got run over by a car this past weeks, so if you’re going to try and kill a mutant, invest in a tank and make sure to finish the job.



Monday Photo Blog: Trevor Jayne


May 13th, 2013 by

Trevor Jayne provides the visuals for this Monday Photo Blog. He was at a recent LA Pyrate Punx show where Absurdo, from Spain, and Radio Bikini, from Holland played. Maybe you were there? Wish I could have made it that night. For more of Trevor’s photos go to that social network site that is right….. here.

Radio Bikini at LA Pyrate Punx Haus, May 2, 2013. (photo by Trevor Jayne)

Radio Bikini at LA Pyrate Punx Haus, May 2, 2013. (photo by Trevor Jayne)

Absurdo at LA Pyrate Punx Haus, May 2, 2013. (photo by Trevor Jayne)

Absurdo at LA Pyrate Punx Haus, May 2, 2013. (photo by Trevor Jayne)

Absurdo at LA Pyrate Punx Haus, May 2, 2013. (photo by Trevor Jayne)

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MRR Radio #1348 • 5/12/13


May 12th, 2013 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: On her birthday show, Amelia is joined by two mysterious out-of-town visitors wandering from London and Brooklyn. She kicks it off with some TAMPAX and then the show gets highjacked by these troublemakers from distant lands. All riveting stories and interesting antidotes told off-air, between songs played at wrong speeds. Too fast to live, too young to die!

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Intro songs:
PSYCHO SIN – Everything’s Fucked Up
TAMPAX – U.F.O. Dictator

Paco
MOPO MOGO – Puvoir
SINDROME – Punk Suicida
PYHÄKOULU – Krapula
DECIBELIOS – Matar o Morir
WOOLF – L.F.S.

Sully
BLOODKROW BUTCHER – Reject
THE BLOOD – Megalomania
UNNATURAL AXE – Brain Damage
SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS – You’re a Bore
REMO VOOR – Frogrammer

Paco
PIN OFFS – Rats
SICK THINGS – Committed to Suicide
OTAN – El Indomable
ORDEN MUNDIAL – Funeral de Estado
ULSTER – Morte aos Velhos

Sully
PETTICOATS – Normal
DAWN OF HUMANS – Mateo Nightmare
LOST KIDS – Cola Freaks
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS – Should Listen
KAOS – Alcoholiday

Outro songs:
KAOS – Tigar
ULTIMO RESORTE – La Estafa Continua



Top Tens from MRR #360 • May 2013


May 9th, 2013 by

Every month (ha!) we post our reviewers’ monthly top tens from the previous issue of Maximum Rocknroll. This one’s from MRR #360, May 2013.

Mariam Bastani

Mariam Bastani
GLAM-12″ / EFFLUXUS-EP
WEEKEND NACHOS-45
PERSPEX FLESH-EP
LANDVERRAAD-EP
CADAVER EM TRANSE-flexi
HOAX-45/ PURITY CONTROL-EP
STOIC VIOLENCE-LP
PIG//CONTROL-EP
AUTONOMY-45 / THE CORPSE-LP
EX-HUMANS-LP / THE KICK-LP

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
CADAVER EM TRANSE-flexi
HIRS-LP / ANTI SPECTACLE-CD
MAX LOAD-LP
STRONG BOYS-EP / NÖ PÖWER-12″
EGO SUMMIT-LP / LANDVERRAAD-EP
EX HUMANS-LP / GLAM-12″
V/A-Not So Quiet on the Western Front-2xLP
V/A-Land of Nod-LP
V/A-You Can’t Kill Me, I’m Already Dead-LP
PILLS/MAUSER/VACCUUM/KOBAN/PORCELAIN-live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
EGO SUMMIT-The Room Isn’t Big Enough-LP
BLACK AND WHITE-We Like Noise/No Reply-45
OOGA BOOGAS-LP
EXHAUSTION-Future Eaters-LP
VILLAGE PISTOLS-Big Money/Strawberry Fields Forever-45
FRIENDS OF DOROTHY-To Perverted for Sex-EP
THE GRABBIES-Live-EP
V/A-Land of Nod-LP
BUREAUCRATS-Feel the Pain/Grown Up Age-45
POINTED STICKS-What Do You Want Me to Do?-45

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
MORAL HEX-live
LIBYAN HIT SQUAD/ROUND EYE-split LP
MAUSER-live
EFFLUXUS-EP
IRON LUNG-live
WORN OUT-EP / VENKMAN-EP
TRAUMA-EP / SOCIETY NURSE-12″
NO POWER-12″ / MINDSET-LP
LANDVERRAAD-EP
GLAM-12″

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
HARD SKIN-Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear-CD
EXCON-Bronzer EP
AVON LADIES-Combat Shaman-EP
BLACK AND WHITE-We Like Noise/No Reply-45
EGO SUMMIT-The Room Isn’t Big Enough-LP
THE KICK-LP & 45
HOAX-LP & 45 / EXHAUSTION-LP
THE GRABBIES-Live-EP
GLAM-Veneno en Sus Flechas-12″
RED HEX-Shoulda Known/Down in the Dirt-45

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
V/A-Not So Quiet on the Western Front-2xLP
GRABBIES-EP / BROKEN PRAYER-12″
V/A-Land of Nod-LP / VILLAGE PISTOL-45
SOCIETY NURSE-12″ / ROUGH KIDS-LP
MINDSET-Leave No Doubt-LP
WALLRIDES-EP / EFFLUXUS-EP
THE RIVAL MOB-live
CAGED ANIMAL-live
APPRAISE-EP / DOUBLE NEGATIVE-EP
CADAVER EM TRANSE-flexi / TRAUMA-EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET?-12″
PURPLE 7-12″
ROOT ROT-demo
PARASOL-Scoot Over-EP
AUTONOMY-Altar of Apathy/Grave Realities-45
AUTONOMY-The Art of Work in the Age of Digital Reproduction-LP
HARD SKIN-both CDs
PEEPLE WATCHIN’-Somethin’ ta Tell Ya-12″
1981-Faster and Forward-EP
IRON LUNG-live

Kenny Kaos
WORTHWHILE WAY-Love Is All-LP
UNRELEASABLES-I Hate My Nazi Girlfriend-EP
NEON BONE-Quits the Band-EP
BLACK AND WHITE-We Like Noise/No Reply-45
THE FOUR SLICKS-Four on the Floor-LP
THE BAD DOCTORS-Spit It Out/Twilight of the Idols-45
ASTA KASK-Aldrig En LP-LP
BUREAUCRATS-Feel the Pain/Grown Up Age-45
THE CRAZY SQUEEZE-LP
EROTIC DEVICES-LP

Carolyn Keddy
RED HEX-Shoulda Known/Down in the Dirt-45
THE KICK-LP + 45 / VACATION-Candy Waves-EP
WALLRIDES-Cops Are Pigs/Hopeless Situation-45
CATHEDRAL GHOST-Shake It Out/Time Passes…-45
BLACK AND WHITE-We Like Noise/No Reply-45
WHITE FANGS-LP / OOGA BOOGAS-LP
TEQUILA SAVARE & MOSQUITO RANGERS-CD
BOY-I’m Weird-EP
THE FOUR SLICKS-Four on the Floor-LP
POINTED STICKS-What Do You Want Me to Do?-45

Sam Lefebvre

Sam Lefebvre
DESTRUCTION UNIT-Void-LP
THE GRABBIES-Live-EP
EXHAUSTION-Future Eaters-LP
EGO SUMMIT-The Room Isn’t Big Enough-LP
ANTI-EARTH MOTHERFUCKERS/SCHNELL-split EP
1981-Faster and Forward-EP
RED HEX-Shoulda Known/Down in the Dirt-45
ZRU VOGUE-Nakweda Dream/Cumulonimbus-45
AVON LADIES-Combat Shaman-EP
SOCIETY NURSE-12″

Ray Lujan
TESTORS-Together/Time Is Mine-45
BENT LEFT-CD / THE BUREAUCRATS-EP
CRAZY SQUEEZE-CD / CYANIDE PILLS-CD
HARD SKIN-both CDs
JESSY SPIDER GANG-Back to Life-EP
JUGGLING JUGULARS-Asylum-EP
THE KICK-LP & EP
MINDSET-LP / RUN FOREVER-Settling-LP
SWINGIN’UTTERS-CD / UNRELEASABLES-EP
WORTHWHILE WAY-LP / LAS ARDILLAS-live
VERONICA FALLS-live / CH3-live

Kevin Manion
(for real this time!)

Kevin Manion
STOIC VIOLENCE-12″
WILD CHILD-EP
WHO KILLED SPIKEY JACKET?-12″
BROKEN PRAYER-12″
HASSLER-EP
AVON LADIES-Combat Shaman-EP
SKIZOPHRENIA-Don’t Give Up-EP
CASANOVAS IN HEAT-Ruins-EP
DOUBLE NEGATIVE-Hardcore Confusion-EP
EGO SUMMIT-The Room Isn’t Big Enough-LP

Lydiya!

Lydiya
GLAM-Veneno en Sus Flechas-12″
EX-HUMANS-Anofeli Epiviosi-LP
LANDVERRAAD-EP / WHITE FANGS-LP
PURITY CONTROL-EP
AUTONOMY-Altar of Apathy/Grave Realities-45
AVON LADIES-Combat Shaman-EP
CASANOVAS IN HEAT-Ruins-EP
NÖ PÖWER-12″
EXHAUSTION-Future Eaters-LP
ZRU VOGUE-Nakweda Dream/Cumulonimbus-45

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
TESTORS-Time Is Mine/Together-45
CLAW TOE-LP
PENETRATORS-Teenage Lifestyle/Rock ‘n’ Roll Face-45
LOST SOUNDS-Lost Lost-LP & EP
BORN LOOSE-Move Along-EP
THE EVIL EYES-Honey Please-EP
FILTHY GAZE OF EUROPE-Domestic Accidents/On Fire-45
KNOTS-Action/Heartbreaker-45
BIZARROS-Complete Collection 1976-1980-2xLP
FUTURO-Sair de Mim-EP

DefiantPoseZineTop Ten Zines
Black Pelican Photo Issue #1
I Am What I Am #1
Defiant Pose, Flyers Edition
Punk Flyers #3
City Invaded by Rats #5
Raw Damage #1
A Hole in the Rubber
Positive Creed #17
Manufactured Wars
PHL 2012