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MRR Radio #1579 • 10/15/17

Strace and Strayla vote MITCH CARDWELL for President of Punk.  Intro song: AQUARIUM - Human Current Sounds from the New Bins MR. WRONG - ...

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MRR Radio #1578 • 10/8/17

Matt is joined by Ben and Claudia for just another hour of the best new punk and hardcore worldwide! Intro ...

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Maximum Rocknroll #414 • Nov 2017

Are y'all ready for Maximum Rocknroll #414? Our November 2017 issue will teach you a thing or two all about ...

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MRR Radio #1577 • 10/1/17

Phillip Greenlief spent an afternoon in the stacks. This is what he came up with. BAD RELIGION - You Are the ...

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New Blood! ESCØRT, WITCHTRIAL, JACKAL, VANTA, and UNIVERSAL PEACE

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, ...

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MRR Radio #1485 • 12/27/15


December 27th, 2015 by

Rob brings MRR Radio some non-stop Killed By Death action for our last show of 2015. Drown those Christmas blues with a heavy dose of Killed By Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll!

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Intro song:
AUTHORITIES – I Hate Cops

Dow Jones & The Industrials!

Dow Jones & The Industrials!

Killed
SEIZURE – Frontline
EPICYCLE – You’re Not Gonna Get It
DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS – Can’t Stand the Midwest
SHIRKERS – Drunk and Disorderly
LATIN DOGS – Killed In Jail
SADO-NATION – On Whom They Beat

By
VOMIT PIGS – Useless Eater
CARDIAC KIDZ – Get Out
RED SQUARE – Time Change
CHEATERS – Ice Man
NORMALS – Almost Ready

Maximum
STRIPES – Observer
REACTIONS – In Society
REPULSIVE ALIEN – Say and Do
F – Citizen’s Arrest
LAST WORDS – Animal World

Rock ‘n’
REALLY RED – Modern Needs
THE KIDS – This Is Rock ‘n Roll
HEART ATTACK – God is Dead
SE – Meilla Voisi Tunaau Olla Hauskaa
THE JERKS – Get Your Woofing Dog Off Me
ZERO BOYS – Stoned to Death

Roll
FREEZE – I Hate Tourists
THE LEWD – Kill Yourself

Outro song:
THE CONTROLLERS – Neutron Bomb

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR Radio #1484 • 12/20/15


December 20th, 2015 by

Believe it or not, DJ Eli ended up being very hungover after the holiday party of the local tavern. Scrambling to record a radio show before picking up his bandmates in Oakland, he decided to enlist the able assistance of DJ Max “Trax” Wickham. At some point it turned into a talk radio show.

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Intro song:
VIAL – You’re Not Safe

RITALIN OD

RITALIN O.D.

Hardcore hangover part 1: the pit awakens
GRUMP – Recurrent
LAFFING GAS – Rodeo
RITALIN O.D. – No More/Punk Police
BLACK ABBA – Betting on Death

Modern punk hits of the Pacific Northwest: a travelogue
NASTI – Ex-Static
VACANT LIFE – Erasure
CRAZY BUGS – Privilege
MONGOLOID – Mongoloid

Hardcore hangover part 2: still hungover
SANG – Hem Perdat La Vida
ALIENATION – Malingerer
SIN MOTIVO – Laberintos
INDEX – I Tried to Deal

Talk radio interlude/mmmore new punk
MANSION – California Priest
MANATEEES – Under the Gun
MAMA – 3 Tricks

Hardcore hangover part 3: the beatdown
MALFUNCTION – Drained
FORCED ORDER – Retribution
LOWER SPECIES – Time Is Up

Outro song:
ODD MAN OUT  – Pound for Pound

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



Create to Destroy! Rave Up Records


December 16th, 2015 by

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I saw the Tampax “Suck My Cock/Snivell” 7″ for sale on Punk & Destroy’s website in Osaka. (I still have yet to see it in the USA minus Discourage Records.)  I then furiously got in touch with the label in Rome, Italy directly as there were only 445 copies or so pressed and I had to get my hands on one. After corresponding with Pier of Rave Up Records, I decided it would be interesting to interview him. He does a lot of releases of early punk rock, hardcore, and seventies glam rock mostly of reissues and unreleased material.  Here is Pier of Rave Up Records and Road to Ruins Festival. This is part of the Create to Destroy series.

What does Rave Up Records seek to release?
My mission is discovering the big music scene from the US underground between ’75-’81. Basically this is the “focus” of my job!

Are you a KBD maniac?
Yeah, my bigger music passion is US punk rock. Of course is not the only one, I’m huge fan of ’60s garage punk too. In 1986, at the age of 17, I started as a Back from the Grave collector, only in the mid-’90s I moved into obscure ’70s punk rock. Basically I love two chord rock ‘n’ roll, but I like also ’80s minimal synth, late ’60s early psychedelia and hard rock, Italian library music, Latin jazz, bossa nova, UK freak beat, kraut rock, glam rock, power pop, northern soul, ’70s funk…

What’s your personal record collection like?
I have over 7,000 records, but I’m not a collector. I use to sell my “jewels” in case they became too expensive. I think that it makes no sense to pay over one hundred dollars for one record! I prefer drinking wine, buying drugs, eating at restaurant, traveling than jerking off with records!

tampax

How’d you get in touch with Tampax?
I contacted Tampax in the mid ’90s. In that period with my band, Ufo Diktatorz, we played many of their songs. In December 1998, I managed their show in my hometown, Ascoli Piceno, in the local squat. It was funny, Tampax were dressed as a native tribe and performing a sort of dada-istic show without music. People was really angry, ’cause they thinking to see a punk show, not a “Lakota ritual pipe songs concert!!!!!!” Crazy night…. really dangerous for me! This is the spirit of Tampax, get it or leave it!

How’d you come up with the “cock” adaptor for the recent Tampax release? Do you think that was a little lewd? Was this your doing or Tampax?
The cock adapter was an idea of Ado, the lead singer. He said to me, “Pier, I don’t want to reissue our old material in a ‘normal’ way. I don’t care about a memorialistic release for your boring collectors friends! So, take this or fuck you!”

Have you done creative things like that with other records?
My other job is produce and write documentaries. As film director, I released many works on satellite television (FOX TV channel). The best ones are Crollo Nervoso (about new wave scene of the ’80s), Italo Disco (Italian disco of the ’80s), Mellotron (on Italian progressive rock of the ’70s). Right now I’m working of The Italian Job, about the Italian soundtracks of the sixties/seventies (such Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Ennio Morricone, Louis Bacalov and more).

My other regular activity is organizing Road to Ruins festival. It started as punk rock festival eight years ago. I managed great shows such Crime, Unnatural Axe, Sham 69, Eater, Dictators, Agent Orange, Kids, Angry Samoans, Cheetah Chrome, Fast Cars, Adolescents, Private Dicks, Subway Sect, Dennis Most and the Instigators, Chainsaw and many many more….right now, I changed the focus…. Road to Ruins is a rock movie festival! It was boring to organize shows, too much stress!

The last one is playing music… I started with Ufo Diktatorz in 1992, a punk band that used to play pure KBD punk rock (covers such “51%” by Defnics, “They Saved Hitler’s Brain” by Unnatural Axe and so on…). We were a bunch of chaotic and alcoholic weirdos. Every show was a small battle…. broken noses and provocation a go-go! After a tragic show near Roma, I decided to close the experience with Ufo Diktatorz and start with Transex. It was too dangerous to continue with UFO! The testament of this band are two seven inches. Transex released two albums and one 7″ of great midtempo punk rock. Check our albums somewhere! Recently, four years ago, the band Illuminati….a parodist catholic psychedelic band…. we done two albums, the first on Hit Bit and the second one on Misty Lane records, a fine Italian label of sixties stuff.

Are you just surrounded by aging punk legends living in Italy?
Ah, ah! nooooo!!!I know all the old punks of my country, but my daily friends are guys of the local r’n’r punk scene, such Giuda, Human Race, Alieni, Mega, Lexicon Devils, Holiday Inn, The Hand… Right now I’m goin’ to release some of these bands, they’re all great!

pier and cheetah chrome

Pier and Cheetah Chrome

How do you track down the record labels and bands that long ago became defunct?
Well, before internet was really hard. I had some friends who helped me for contact the bands (Benjahn Mirhadi, who died some years ago, Mario Panciera, Chuck Warner, Frank Manley, Dave Fergusson and others…) but I done 95% of the job myself. I used to phone in the night searching the contacts on the US telephone guide! I remember those days as pioneer-istic, totally different than right now. Finding contacts is really easy… All the social media sites are a great help for my mission!!

Do you release any current material or just reissues and obscurity?
I never released new bands, but some months ago I started to help some friends of mine. I will only produce some few stuff, only on 7″ format. Just for joke… my job is another! I have at least over 70 albums of old punk bands to release!

Synthetic Shadows Records?
As I wrote before, I also like ’80s post punk and electronic synth music. Synthetic Shadows is the sub label dedicated to this kind of stuff. I also have Backstreet Records, the label devoted to power pop, another style of music that I love a lot!

Rave Up books?
Well, right now I’m also an editor, with Rave Up books project. The first two books are dedicated to Italian punk scene of 1977-81 (Lo Stivale è marcio) and new wave 1981-85 (Noi conquisteremo la luna). I really hope to release both in English if I find someone interested. Let’s see!

The new book is dedicated to the Luther Blissett project, a movement of “agit prop” influenced by Situazionism, active in Roma between 1995-1999. During those years I studied at University, but I was also a radical activist into the squat movement. Funny period… lot of riots, fighting in the streets against cops and more.

Can you make me a mix tape?
Sure! 30% US punk, 20% US teenage Back from the Grave garage, 10% obscure Kraut rock, 10% UK sixties freak beat, 10% glam rock, 10% power pop and… 10% Italian library music!



MRR Radio #1483 • 12/13/15


December 13th, 2015 by

Oakland’s Scream Queens Radio stormed into the compound, tied up our DJ and took over the radio show this week. No one was able to stop them from doing whatever they wanted.

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Intro song:
16 BITCH PILE-UP – Into the Air

scream queens

“Dump him” by DJ Dumb Bitch
T.I.T.S. – Rachel Rachel
URSULA – Cavegrrl
THE SCISSOR GIRLS – EvrxbdxLvsaGdMxstrx
EC8OR – Wanna Peel
MARIA ZERFALL – Erbsünde
THE BEDROOM WITCH – Evil
WIZARD APPRENTICE – I Need a Mirror

“Bitches Be Bitches” by DJ Hating Ass Bitch
IN SCHOOL – Fear
THE COMES – 究極
STAG BITTEN – Expendable
KURRAKÄ – Viva El Ruido
+HIRS+ – Dead Seeds Pt II
STILLSUIT – Telephone
MOOR MOTHER GODDESS – History Books
TRNSGNDR/VHS – Geography

An interview with Scream Queens about their weekly radio show.

Outro song:
MALPORTADO KIDS – Mi Concha

For more information about Scream Queens Radio and to listen to their weekly show, go to screamqueensradio.tumblr.com.

Maximum Rocknroll Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast featuring DIY punk, garage rock, hardcore, and more from around the world. Our rotating cast of DJs picks the best of the best from MRR magazine’s astounding, ever-growing vinyl archive. You can find MRR Radio archives, specials, and more at radio.maximumrocknroll.com. Thanks for listening!



MRR December sales!

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For those of you in the giving mood; MRR is giving out a thank you this month to shitworkers and subscribers alike and offering a few webstore specials! Check it out:

WelcomeTo1984

To start, after much anticipation we have finally made Welcome to 1984 available as an MP3 download through our webstore! It’s just $7.00 to download this historic compilation featuring classic worldwide talent such as the STALIN, TERVEET KÄDET, the CRUCIFUCKS, N.O.T.A., RAW POWER, OLHO SECO, R.I.P., RATTUS, B.G.K. and more!

In the international spirit, we’ve also slashed magazine prices around the globe! Thanks to some postal discounts we were able to wrangle from the USPS, we’ve been able to slash the international postpaid price from $11 to $7.50 on new issues (and from $10 to $6.50 on back issues). Furthermore, we’re running a huge sale on international subscriptions; subscribers outside of the US and Canada save 25% on new subscriptions and renewals.

We also have a special offer going just through the month of December: you can pick up a subscription for yourself and get another subscription for a friend at half the price! Our gift subscription sale ends 12/31/15, so get on it before time runs out!

Lastly, we’re running another record sale: you can buy three “MRR Presents” releases for $35 postpaid in the US! This deal is also running for a limited time only, so grab yours before it’s too late.