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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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Monday Photo Blog: Pete Craven and four the hard way!


September 29th, 2014 by

Pete Craven makes a return to the Monday Photo Blog, and as always, delivers some primo pixels of p-rock photography. This time around we get bands from Spain, US of fuckin’ A, and the UK. All from the comfort of your work cubicle, or handheld device, or whatever the hell you use to look at this site.

Don’t forget to check out Pete’s fanzine blog deal at zonkedfanzine.blogspot.com.

Maquina Muerta at the Cowley Club, Brighton, September 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Voight-Kampff at Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, June 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Night Birds at The Black Heart, London, August 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

Arms Race at The Grosvenor, London, July 2014 (photo by Pete Craven)

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!



Monday Photo Blog: Pete Craven


October 14th, 2013 by

Pete Craven returns to the Monday Photo Blog with four shots of international punk rock: a couple bands from Portugal, one from Germany, and some band from the US of fuggin’ A! All shot in Brighton. For more from Pete, check out his blog, Zonked!

The Parkinsons (Portugal) at Prince Albert in Brighton, August 2013 (photo by Pete Craven)

Freedoom (Portugal) at Rosehill Tavern in Brighton, April-2013 (photo by Pete Craven)

Jello Biafra + Guantanmo School of Medicine (USA) at Dingwalls in London, August 2013 (photo by Pete Craven)

Jungbluth (Germany) at the Cowley Club in Brighton, July-2013 (photo by Pete Craven)

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!



Monday Photo Blog: Pete Craven is back!!


April 16th, 2012 by

Aww fuck… Another Monday, another week of work stretches slowly out before you. Now that that snitch of a co-worker is nowhere near, take a few moments to escape the mundane tasks that lie before you and check this fine selection of photosbrought to you by none other than Pete Craven, who you may remember from the Shitty Limits final show photo spread in MRR #344, as well as early appearances in the hallowed halls of the Monday Photo Blog. He’s also responsible for Zonked fanzine.

Crude (Japan) at The Grosvenor, London. March 2012. (photo Pete Craven)

La Urss (Spain) at the Cowley Club in Brighton. April 2012. (photo Pete Craven)

Discarded (UK) at The Grosvenor in London. March 2012. (photo Pete Craven)

Sudor (Spain) at the Cowley Club in Brighton. April 2012. (photo Pete Craven)

Stab (UK) at The Grosvenor in London. March 2012. (photo Pete Craven)

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!



Monday Photo Blog: The Return of Pete Craven


June 21st, 2010 by

Pete Craven was one of the first people to have photos shown on the MRR photo blog, and he contributed some truly awesome shots for the photo issue. Pete sent in a new batch, for your pleasure. Thanks Pete!

Brutal Regime at Cowley Club, Brighton, May 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Brutal Regime at Cowley Club, Brighton, May 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Shitty Limits at Hectors House, Brighton, May 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Shitty Limits at Hectors House, Brighton, May 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

The Sceptres at Cowley Club, Brighton, April 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

The Sceptres at Cowley Club, Brighton, April 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Constant State of Terror at The Albert, Brighton, April 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Constant State of Terror at The Albert, Brighton, April 2010 (photo Pete Craven)

Wanna submit a photo for the MRR Photo Blog?

If you shoot shows and have photos you want to submit for the MRR Blog, send them to: Be sure to put “MRR Photo Blog” in the subject. Include your name, the band, where and when it was shot. Just send your best photos – edit tightly. Three to five photos is plenty. We will be exercising a little quality control here…not everything sent in will be posted. Please size your photos so they are 500 pixels (72 dpi) at the longest side.

There are a lot of awesome photographers out there shooting shows…and there are a lot of unseen archives of old shows. Show us what you’ve got!



Blast From the Past: Xcentric Noise


August 4th, 2015 by

this ran originally in MRR #339

by Andy “Shesk” Thompson

I’m listening to the Beating the Meat LP from 1984 to get me self in the mood, but it really pisses me off every time I hear it… It was a great compilation, a culmination of the stuff I’d done to date, all the excitement of receiving the tapes, the tape-to-tape duplicating, the stupid sound effects, the letters, the DIY!! When I went into a studio with the quarter-inch tape to put it together (Angel Studios near Hull, with Steve Larkman the engineer — I’m sure he thought I was nuts), I paid about £240. I designed the cover and wanted to do the usual inner sleeve — since packaging was always well important and far more interesting and exciting than a two-track single in a plain sleeve — but I had no money and accepted an offer to release it…and was ripped off, struggled to get any copies, the cover was just turned orange and had no inner sleeve, it never looked or felt right — and yet sounded amazing! There was no communication and it took ages for me to get back my costs for the studio, which only happened because I knew the guy at the distributor Jungle Records and he felt guilty, ’cos he knew I was on a loser. I managed to get a few copies off him, too, but not many. I dunno how many were actually made or sold.

And for the record, I made nothing from Beating the Meat and was forever pissed off that all those years had been hijacked!! Just one of my many regrets, but at least it got the bands heard again around the world! Please have it for free (download via mediafire.com) ’cos I’m not re-releasing it, not that I ever got the master tape back anyhow. I’ll be happy you just at least hear all the bands on it, ’cos that’s all Xcentric Noise was about — trying to pass on some of the excitement I was feeling, spreading this amazing music with message and passion and screaming anger and everyone doing it yerself! It was just so energising….

DISCOVERING PUNK

shesk_oldI first got into punk about May ’77, the moment I first heard it. I was only fourteen years old, previously had liked T. Rex and Sparks and some Bowie. I remember going into school the day after seeing a newspaper with the Sex Pistols in it, and talking music with my mate Mu. He said, “You’d love punk — listen to John Peel.” Bang, it was instant — a real slap in the face. My tranny radio and the pillow were my friends for a few years after that, and definitely the best part of the day! I guess maybe I’d finally found somewhere I felt I could belong, somewhere outside the norm.

I grew up in Little Weighton, England — a village with no streetlights, pretty cut off from the world. I guess I didn’t fit in with the norm, a kinda loner but with friends, the weird one, and the only one really into punk down our way. But ’cos I played football pretty good, I didn’t get fucked around, just the piss-takes like normal. They never got punk rock! I just ended up doing stuff all the time in me room while always liking and supporting the underdog (Hull City / Norman Wisdom [RIP] / Newport County); I was anti-injustice, anti-apartheid and anti-poverty, and I hated pop music, disco and shit soft rock crap.

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