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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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MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!


August 30th, 2013 by

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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More at www.nothingmattress.com and facebook.com/nothingmattress

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More madness from Judy Bawls!

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More by Judy at crudelydrawnpen15.blogspot.com

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Yeah, it’s Sean Suck!

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LIFE IS POSERS!

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Loads more at lifeisposers.com



Create to Destroy! Aback Distro


August 28th, 2013 by

Aback Distro is run by Pet’a in the Czech Republic. Here is some solid Eastern European DIY spirit for all you punkers out there—read on! Interview by Amelia Anok for the Create to Destroy series.

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How did you start doing a label?
I started to distribute records and that led to form a label. At first I distributed the animal-rights press, animal-tested and animal-free cosmetics, and then I started to do a small distro with tapes, vinyl and CDs. About a year later I had an idea to release the CD-R of my own band’s garage demo, where I filled the vocal duties. since then I run the label, with D.I.Y. attitude still now.

When did you first become interested?
It must have been about 1997 when I was thirteen and my older sister brought me a cassette of Czech punk band Čertův Punk (Devil’s Punk-:) I was stunned, because here there was something completely different from all the TV shit. About 1998 I met the first punk band from abroad, THE VARUKERS, also from my sister and also on cassette, as the tapes were easily available back then. Actually back then it was almost exclusively cassettes, all the punks listened to them and copied them each for other. Now it’s just the fucking MP3 and only a handful of die-hard fans are still into the tracks such as CDs, tapes and vinyl. Actually THE VARUKERS are still now one of my most favorite bands, since I’ve heard the immortal refrain of “Soldier Boy.” And in late 20th/early 21st century I was smothered with all this, gigs, fanzines, bands, etc.

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Pet’a of Aback Distro

Who else was doing that in the Czech Republic? Europe?
You mean listening to tape or releasing them? ha, ha. In Europe there is an infinite number of D.I.Y. distributions and labels. So it’s plenty of people, and it’ s no problem to form and build your own label just on trading releases with the other labels. In Czech Republic there are about 10 or 20 labels releasing D.I.Y. HC/punk regardless of different genres. The small country we are and the amount of records released, it’s nearly impossible to sell them all, since only few people buy records, the rest just download the fucking MP3s, as mentioned above. A lot of young kids are not interested in anything…

What was your first punk show?
I believe it was in 1999, the venue called Žlutej Pes (Yellow Dog) in the city of Pardubice, near the town where I live – back then this venue was tailor-made for the punk and underground scene. However it has since became just another fancy cesspit, just to made as much money as possible, and I hate such places, full of fucking security guards and posh kids, so I don’t attend this venue any more. In 1999 I was there to see Hungarian band LECSA PUNK, Germany’s ABSZESS, another German act and two Czech bands; when the Hungarians started to play, for me it was like hell breaking loose, and it embedded in my mind since then.

How do you think punk is different in the USA than Europe?
Mostly as far as the music is considered, for there are plenty of great bands in US, but I cannot compare that much, since I have never been in US at all, let alone to see the gig. One day maybe, because from people who have been there Ive heard some wild stories… Punk doesn’t know any borders all around the world.

What was your first release?
It was always the co-operation with other labels. My first co-release was the 7″ by Czech band DEMARCHE. Great record and I’m glad that I pitched in, also some money I gave to their second singles. It was probably the band’s last act as they split up soon after.
Now the 12″ THE BREED is to be pressed and released. When this fanzine is out, the records would be probably out, too. This is going to be the first records that I release myself, not as a co-release. Cannot wait to put my hand on it, to put it on the turntable and play… The co-operation is great thing, but no good for the label that wants to go its own way…

How many releases have you done?
As mentioned above, everything I ever released is the co-release, but for six records, which are mostly the CD-R and cassettes, all DIY but well executed, I’m not going to do a sloppy job. Altogether it’s 35 items in my catalog. Now I’m focused on doing more records of my own and less co-releases. The problem as usual is money, but if I manage to save some funds, I’m going to release the records of my favorite bands.

Do you do vinyl, CD, and cassette?
I did everything from CD to tapes and vinyl, but now I release only vinyl records.

What benefits are there to doing CD releases?
I haven’t released any benefit record so far, but if I ever will, they would be for such causes as animal-rights, antifascist activities or human rights. these things we must always point our fingers at, and give them our support.

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Who do you distribute to? Do you have a strong international network?
It’s about more labels, both home and abroad, but yes, I have distribution net abroad and not only Europe. But then, it’s still just a small D.I.Y. label, something that I enjoy, nothing more… European international net is large and nearly every day I’m in touch with someone from abroad, it’s just a friendly net around the world, HC/punk scene is just like a family and I still love it.

Any upcoming releases?
The records currently being planned are:
MIDNATT DOD – 7″ (great Czech crust d-beat band)
LIFE POSSESSION – 7″ (crust punk d-beat Czech band that I sing for…)
These will be my own releases, but it takes some time and money yet, because as I wrote above, I’m not going to do slapdash records.

Any last words?
Yeah of course – first of all a big kiss to you for giving me a chance to say a couple of words in such a great fanzine as MRR, this is something I really appreciate. Here I like to greet all friends from all corners of this colorful planet.
I hope that our Czech Republic country would change the course that some people have set, I mean, in a wider frame of HC/punk scene… none of us is that great and we are all expandable, no good to try and prove something or put on that savior game…

How can we best stay up to date on your releases?
Certainly, we all should stay in touch forever, because HC/punk worldwide is never going to die… it’s just people who die…
Peace and crust punk!

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Record of the Week: CONCRETE CROSS LP


August 27th, 2013 by

Concrete_CrossJeezus, I really wasn’t expectin’ this. When I saw these guys in NYC a few years back, they didn’t really knock my socks off, but this LP sure does. Unlike the current crop of NY bands, CONCRETE CROSS includes folks who have been at it for more than a few years. And it really shows, because there’s a lot going on in these songs—searing leads, nuanced song structures and some cool interplay between the instruments—yet they execute it with a raging dexterity that few hardcore bands (in the States, at least) can match. I’m reminded of a number of metallic- yet-thoroughly-punk bands of old—particularly Animosity era COC and Return of Martha Splatterhead era ACCUSED (especially the vocals)—but no comparisons really hit the mark, as the complete package shines with a personality all its own. CONCRETE CROSS may not be one of the cool bands in New York’s fast-paced—and, dare I say, trendy?—punk scene, but they’re excellent and I hope this review sees them getting recognition for this impressive LP. (Man In Decline)



Monday Photo Blog: Joseph Western


August 26th, 2013 by

Joseph Western checks in to this Monday Photo Blog to let us know about a new band from Philly called Future Primitive, which features Leora from Thulsa Doom. If you live in NYC, or are in the area, check them out on August 31 at ABC No Rio. For more images from Joseph, go to joseph-western.net.

Future Primitive at a basement show in New Brunswick, NJ, on August 18, 2013 (photo by Joseph Western)

Future Primitive at a basement show in New Brunswick, NJ, on August 18, 2013 (photo by Joseph Western)

Future Primitive at a basement show in New Brunswick, NJ, on August 18, 2013 (photo by Joseph Western)

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MRR Radio #1363 • 8/25/13


August 25th, 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!

THIS WEEK: Amelia & Bay Area local, Paul, take over your airwaves and play you some sick tunes for real live punx.

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VERRÄTERISCH – Gib Nicht Auf

Amelia Organizes & Smashes the State
STALAG 17 – Society’s Fairytale
CRASS – Big A Little A
ZOUO – No Power
CRASS – Bata Motel
CRASS – Systematic Death

Amelia Continues Her Anti-Warfare
STIGMA – Think Again
UK SUBS – Anti-Warfare
G-SPOT – Nonfiction
SHOCKIN’ TV – Spazi di Potre

Paul Stays Punk & Stays Off the Internet
ANTI-SYSTEM – Leather, Bristles, Studs, and Ignorance
DOOM – Life Lock/Bury the Debt
SKEPTIX – Got No Choice
SKELETAL FAMILY – Move
CLAN OF XYMOX – Muscoviet Mosquito
GHOST DANCE – Last Train

Outro song:
DRONGOS FOR EUROPE – Hope and Glory