MRR Radio #1355 • 6/30/13

June 30th, 2013 by

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 Thanks for listening!

THIS WEEK: Two tough East Coasters gone West show you a good time—for a full hour! Amelia hosts Matt from WILD MOHICANS, who tells it to you straight and plays the real tunes for total fuckers, mostly from Amelia’s personal collection of non-rare and battered ’82, anarcho, and then some. Play it loud, punks!

with a sample review and pics, and maybe you too can be a bona fide MRR web shitworker! And now, back to Will…</em></p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5301" align="alignnone" width="435" caption="Acid Reflux (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-large wp-image-5301" title="Butler-Acid_Reflux-4" src="" alt="" width="435" height="291" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>The first cold snap hit hard in November,</strong> well as cold as it will get randomly around then in North Carolina. I got sick as hell for a few weeks and hardly went out around that time. One exception was a show on the 13th that I had been looking forward to for quite some time. I’ll admit to being lame and I was not actually familiar with the band from Finland. I had seen their name before because it is proudly displayed on the front of a <em>MRR</em> that lives in my bathroom. Anywho, I had managed to see Acid Reflux a town over about 3/4 of a year ago and was really excited about seeing them again. I really like bands with little to no Internet presence. So on to the actual show… It was a bit cold, so I was bundled up.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5314" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Kakka-Hätä 77 (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-medium wp-image-5314" title="Butler-Kakka_Hata_77-2-crop" src="" alt="" width="259" height="354" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>KAKKA-HÄTÄ 77</strong> played a solid set. Very clean and snotty punk, people were getting into it, and I was having fun and taking pictures with my ADHD-addled brain. Next up was <strong>ACID REFLUX</strong>. Upon talking to them later, this was their last tour as a band! So this was my second and last time to see them play. Everyone raged extraordinarily hard for them and I was pretty surprised at the number of people who knew their lyrics and were shouting along. Ira, who booked the show and put it on at his house, was going insanely nuts the entire time and I couldn’t help but laugh at the faces he was making. Sparklers were affixed to their guitar while playing for some reason, they must have stopped through South of the Border or something. After Acid Reflux played, the place emptied out unfortunately before the last band. I think reason being the fact that they were supposed to be a surprise band and all the bigger bands had played.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">So next and last up was <strong>BURMA</strong>. They are a group of younger kids who were X’ed up and seem to play a sort of hybrid Converge/Infest style. The mic got decimated during the Acid Reflux set so Matt just ran around stomping and screaming as loud as he could. He somehow punched his own face so hard he was bleeding at the end of their set. Drumming was on point. The night concluded with Acid Reflux running around shooting off fireworks and I think they all antiqued each other with face-fulls of confectionery sugar. All I was thinking at this point of the night was that I had to get out of here before I had to put up a rowdy band at my house, and that I actually had a really great night full of some varying styles of music. <em>Distort Raleigh!</em></p> <p style="text-align: right;">—Will Butler / Fastcore Photos</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_5292" align="alignnone" width="435" caption="Burma (photo by Will Butler)"]<a href=""><img class="size-large wp-image-5292" title="Butler_Burma_1" src="" alt="" width="435" height="291" /></a>[/caption]</p> <p>[gallery link="file" order="DESC" orderby="rand" exclude="5292, 5301"]</p> " data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" class="size-medium wp-image-5340" title="Matty & Amelia rule the airwaves" src="" alt="" width="240" height="240" />

Matty & Amelia rule the airwaves

Intro song:
CHAOTIC DISCHORD – Wild Mohicans (For Wattie)

Amelia straddles a rocket to nowhere
MIKE REP & THE QUOTAS – Rocket to Nowhere
WRETCHED – Fino in Fondo
WRETCHED – Schiavo del Sistema
RAW POWER – Raw Power
TOTAL CHAOS – Final Solution

Matty loves his mother…and your mother, for that matter
VANILLA MUFFINS – Chelsea-Westham
VIOLATORS – Summer of ’81
CHRON GEN – Outlaw
PENETRATION – Firing Squad

Amelia won’t hide her hate
SPIDER BABIES – Answering Machine Message from Tim Yo (With Love)
IVY GREEN – I’m Sure We’re Gonna Make It
SPIDER BABIES – I Don’t Like You
FILTH – Don’t Hide Your Hate
EXISTANCE – The Voiceless Now Have a Voice

Matty charms Radio Land but leaves us cold for Portland
CHAOS UK – 4 Minute Warning
GBH – Diplomatic Immunity
THE SYSTEM – Dogs of War

Exit sounds:

One response to “MRR Radio #1355 • 6/30/13”

2 07 2013
Dk (13:57:58) :

One helluva great great show. Those who are in Matty’s touring area during August be sure to check out those shows &/or bands! Loved the Spider Babies intro too, Amelia. Last week’s Luver podcast (MRR Radio Tapes – February 4, 18, 1986 [HH6-1986]) had Tim Yo upset while a Cab Calloway song was spinning – thus Ruth et al. playing songs about animals without him finally noticing. Also, Spider Babies seeming like they had totally offended him to where he called them “bullshit”. Great stuff. Killer show.

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