The MRR archives continue:
Maximum Rocknroll #6 • May–June 1983

August 29th, 2012 by

MRR #6 — download available soon!

Continuing with the MRR Archives Series in celebration of our 30th Anniversary, here is Maximum Rocknroll issue #6!

No guest intro for this one, folks. Why, you ask? Are we being lazy? Flaky contributors? We’ll never tell. But no matter! This classic (read: old and falling apart) issue of MRR speaks for itself. Starting with this great DICKS cover, how can you go wrong? And just look at that list of band interviews and scene reports. NOTA, REALLY RED, TERVEET KÄDET, AMERICA’S HC, SCREAM, Chicago, NYC, Brazil, Spain… hardcore, and punk in general, was really exploding worldwide in early 1983 and MRR was there to celebrate and document the phenomenon.

And don’t miss the articles on punk first aid, the army, “Vinyl Economics” by East Bay Ray, and Tim Yo railing against skinheads. Also, tons of photos by Murray Bowles, who quickly became our house photographer as well as house photographer to the whole fucking Bay Area punk scene. We’ll be getting an intro from Murray in the archives series, you can be sure of that. Will it accompany a complete download of the If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries… photozine? Stay tuned and see!

If you’re too lazy to download the whole thing (really?) here’s a teaser page from the North California scene report by Brian Edge. Photos by Murray, of course:

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PDF download of MRR #6 will be available soon in the MRR Webstore!
Read more of our MRR Archives series here.

One response to “The MRR archives continue:
Maximum Rocknroll #6 • May–June 1983”

28 02 2017
dirt (20:07:04) :

Imagine that! Youth Brigade, 7 Seconds, Verbal Abuse, and Minor Threat at the Tool and Die! What a show. That was just a year before my time. I think my first MRR was #15 or 17. Made it to my first SF and East bay shows in 84 and 85. At least I still got to see MDC, DK’s, and others before the SF HC waned. Thanks for sharing these old memories.

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