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Top Tens from MRR #382 • March 2015


February 6th, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the March 2015 issue, MRR #382. Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
V/A – Another Subculture Vol. 2 CS
SICK THOUGHTS – Beat on Beat EP
WITCHING WAVES – Fear of Falling Down LP
THE INTENDED – Huguenot/The Alchemist 45
PIG DNA/IN SCHOOL – live
SACRIFICIO – Juventud Descerebrada EP
CARNE – 12”
RED AUNTS – Come Up for a Closer Look 2xLP
SILENT ERA – demo CS

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
CARNE – 12”
MIETTIIN – EP-äpyhä EP
BETON COMBO – Sound LTD EP
S.L.A.R.V. – demo CS
V/A – Another Subculture Vol. 2 CS
PERMACULTURE – They Advance EP
BOYS ORDER – Tomorrow Dancing/Danger! 45
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
SYSTEMATIC DEATH – The Moon Watches LP
EVAPORATED BRAIN – demo CS

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
SEX DWARF – Non-Stop Erotic Noise Cabaret 12”
THE NEW FLESH – The Absurd LP
SVFFER – Lies We Live LP
TOM AND BOOT BOYS – Old Punk Generation EP
RADIOACTIVITY – Danger/Why 45
CARNE – 12” / LIFE – Proof of Survival EP
NARCOLEPTICS – Victims EP
EKOLALIA – Si Loke Kieren Es Una Guerra EP
PARANOID – Destroy Future Less System EP
ORDEN MUNDIAL – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
ICKY BOYFRIENDS – Live in San Francisco LP
DIALS – School Girl/Nervous EP
DICTATORS NYC – live
GG KING – Unending Darkness LP
EX-CULT – Cigarette Machine LP
THE INTENDED – Huguenot/The Alchemist 45
SICK THOUGHTS – Beat on Beat EP
BOYS ORDER – Tomorrow Dancing/Danger! 45
PAMPERS – Right Tonight EP
TIME FLYS – live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
MUERTE – live
CADENAXO – live
TERCER MUNDO – live
GAS CHAMBER – LP
DON PEDRO – live
DEMOLITION – CD / VAASKA – live
AMYGDALA – live & EP
CRIATURAS – live
ANTI-SEX – live
PLEASURE CROSS – LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
WITCHING WAVES – Fear of Falling Down LP
THE INTENDED – Huguenot/The Alchemist 45
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
EX-CULT – Cigarette Machine LP
GG KING – Unending Darkness LP
WIREHEADS – The Late Great LP
SACRIFICIO – Juventud Descerebrada EP
SICK THOUGHTS – Beat on Beat EP
RED AUNTS – Come Up for a Closer Look 2xLP
ENDLESS BUMMER – LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
DRY HEAVES – Monotony/Killers in Uniform 45
PERMACULTURE – They Advance EP
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS – Recovery LP
PARANOID – Destroy Future Less System EP
DIESEL DUDES – live
THE NEW FLESH – The Absurd LP
CATHOLIC GUILT – LP
MYSTERIOUS SKIN – live
BAD DADDIES – side of split EP
WAR EMBLEM – Constant Defeat LP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
BAD DADDIES/HARD LEFT – split EP
CATHOLIC GUILT – LP
RADIOACTIVITY – Danger/Why 45
TOM AND BOOT BOYS – Old Punk Generation EP
PERMACULTURE – They Advance EP
APPLESEEDS/STRANGE MATTER – split EP
THE NEW FLESH – The Absurd LP
GAS CHAMBER – Hemorrhaging Light LP
ICKY BOYFRIENDS – Live in San Francisco LP
DEAD MOON – live

Kenny Kaos
THE SEX RAYS – She Thing/He’s Trying to Work…45
SKATE GANG – Freya Police LP
THEE MARVIN GAYS – Sleeping Nights LP
THEE GOOCHI BOIZ – Fast Food for the… LP
DIALS – School Girl/Nervous 45
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS – Recovery LP
SUGAR STEMS – Only Come Out at Night LP
SICKS – Pretty Plastic/Dose 45
STEVE ADAMYK BAND – LP
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
ICKY BOYFRIENDS – Live in San Francisco LP
RED AUNTS – Come Up for a Closer Look 2xLP
BAD DADDIES/HARD LEFT – split EP
DEAD GHOSTS/SKEPTICS – split 45
PAMPERS – Right Tonight EP
NEIGHORHOOD BRATS – Recovery LP
ARNDALES – Padded Posts/Regional Treasure 45
THE INTENDED – Huguenot/The Alchemist 45
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
TY SEGALL BAND – Live in San Francisco LP

Ray Lujan
BAD DADDIES/HARD LEFT – split EP
BOYS ORDER – Tomorrow Dancing/Danger!…45
CANCERS – Fatten the Leeches 12”
CITY SAINTS – Go and Die CD / MURMURS – LP
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS – Recovery LP
PRINCE – In the Living Room EP
RADIOACTIVITY – Danger/Why 45
THE YOUNG ROCHELLES – Know the Code EP
DICTATORS NYC – live
BARB WIRE DOLLS – live / ANTI-FLAG – live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
EKOLALIA – Si Loke Kieren Es Una Guerra EP
BAD DADDIES/HARD LEFT – split EP
PRINCE – In the Living Room EP
RADIOACTIVITY – Danger/Why 45
CARNE – 12”
SONIC AVENUES – LP
RED AUNTS – Come Up for a Closer Look 2xLP
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS – Recovery LP
EX-CULT – Cigarette Machine LP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
SICK THOUGHTS – Beat on Beat EP
TNT – The Complete Recordings 2xLP
PARANOID – Destroy Future Less System EP
CAUSTIC DEFIANCE – Controlled Aggression EP
LIFE – Proof of Survival EP
NARCOLEPTICS – Victims EP
MERCY KILLINGS – EP
EX-CULT – Cigarette Machine LP
SEX DWARF – Non-Stop Erotic Noise Cabaret 12”
HASSLER – Fed, Worked and Watered LP
AUTARKEIA/ME AND GOLIATH – split 12”

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Top Ten Zines
Annihilation of Artworks
Charge #10
Droppings #2
Dynamite Hemorrhage #2
Freedom Isn’t Safe & Safety Isn’t Free
Greix #4
Icon Factory #1
Infinite RIff #1
I Remember Halloween
Suspect Device #56



Top Tens from MRR #381 • February 2015


January 10th, 2015 by

By popular demand, we present our reviewers’ Top Tens from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the February 2015 issue, MRR #381. Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
IMPALERS – Psychedelic Snutskallar 12”
REBEL KIND – Today LP
LATEX – demo
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
SOLUNSKI FRONT – Mali Svet LP
OOZE – Don’t Lose Sight of Misdirection CD
FACE THE RAIL – Learning to Die LP
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
ORATIONS – demo
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
THE APOSTLES – Punk Obituary LP

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
DYSTOPIA – Human=Garbage 2xLP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
FORWARD – Against Their Insanity 12”
CROSS – Pyre/Repetition 45
AGATHA – Gravis Atque Gravior LP
THE APOSTLES – Punk Obituary LP
JACKALS – Violence Is… EP
DEATH DRIVE/ALARIC – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
RAZZ – live
DEAF WISH – LP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DREAMSALON – Soft Stab LP
SUSAN ATKINS DIET – Vagina Envy EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
REAL KIDS – Shake…Outta Control LP
THE CHEMICALS – Out of My Mind/Run and Hide 45
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
MATT K SHRUGG – Goes Bananas flexi

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
FORWARD – Against Their Insanity 12”
RASH TOUNGE – Treads of Progress EP
PUSRAD – Erarre Humanum Est LP
VEUVE SS – Descente EP / SUNSHINE WARD – EP
FACE THE RAIL – Learning to Die LP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time 45 / CUDGEL – live
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
LIMBS BIN / BRICKS / COSMIC TOILET / ZAP – demos

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
FAMILY OUTING – demo / ASESINATO DEL PODER – demo
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
REBEL KIND – LP / DREAMSALON – Soft Stab LP
BOSTON STRANGLER – Fire LP / AMERICAN HATE – EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
TROPHY WIFE – All the Sides CD
SLENDER – demo / LATEX – demo
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP / FACE THE RAIL – LP

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP
SUNSHINE WARD – Demo EP / S.H.I.T. – 45
TRENCHES – demo and live / NO STATIK – live
PUSRAD – Erarre Humanum Est LP / STERILE MIND – live
BLOOD SUCKERS – Night of the Sadist EP
DYSTOPIA – Human=Garbage 2xLP
PESADILLA DISTOPIKA – No Hay Ninguna… EP
CRAYON – Brick Factory LP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
BIG CRUX – Ponchito LP
KOMPLIKATIONS – Going Down 12”
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
CIVIL UNION – demo
AMERICAN HATE – Dead Squeeze EP
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
MAMA – demo
BLACK LOVE – demo
BI-MARKS – live

Kenny Kaos
HARD LEFT – Skinheads Home for Christmas 45
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. – Hit and Run/45 Minutes 45
THE RIVALS – Here Comes the Night 45
APATHETICS/COLD INSTITUTION – split EP
THE CHEMICALS – Out of My Mind/Run and Hide 45
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
THE WEDNESDAY KNIGHTS – Mister Devil 10”
ÜBERTOS – We Do Eat Lions LP
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
VCR – Greatest Hits!!! EP
SICK THOUGHTS – My Mess My Life LP
KOMPLIKATIONS – Going Down 12”
DEAF WISH – LP / BROKEN PRAYER – Wow 45
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
URBAN JUNIOR – The Truth About Dr. S & Mr. P CD
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
REAL KIDS – Shake…Outta Control LP
CRAYON – Brick Factory LP / Jingle Bell Rocks – film

Ray Lujan
7YEARSBADLUCK – Bridges CD
APERS – Confetti on the Floor CD
BARRERACUDAS – Promises, Promises 45
BAT BITES – CD / DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – 3xLP
HARD LEFT – Skinheads Home for Christmas 45
JOANNA GRUESOME/TRUST FUND – split LP
P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. – Hit and Run/45 Minutes 45
YOUNG CONSERVATIVES – 12”
ZERO BOYS – Hollywood CD

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
IMPALERS – Psychedelic Snutskallar 12”
SOLUNSKI FRONT – Mali Svet LP
LETHAL OVERDOSE – Unfinished BusinessLP
DEZERTER – Ile Procent Duszy? LP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – EP / S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time 45
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
SEE YOU IN HELL – Odvolej flexi
SUNSHINE WARD – Demo EP
CROSS – Pyre/Repetition 45 / HARD SKIN – 45

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
BI-MARKS – live
CRUDE STUDS – Night Bathe EP
S.H.I.T. – Feeding Time/Private Lies 45
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
HARD SKIN – Saturday Night/Someone Like You 45
VICIOUS PLEASURES – Scattered EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
PORKERIA – Desde la Era del Terror LP
NO SIR, I WON’T – Shit 12″
LIFE LIKE – Savages EP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
OLD SOUL/LENTIC WATERS – split 12”
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS – Hot Box 3xLP
DESTRUYE Y HUYE – Oscura Sociedad EP
SBSM – live
APATHETICS/COLD INSTITUTION – split EP
VICIOUS PLEASURES – Scattered EP
SOLPÄÄTOS – Robotti EP
C.R.A.S.H. – Barely Alive EP
1984 – Specjalny Rodzaj Kontrastu LP
AUTARKEIA/ME AND GOLIATH – split 12”

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Top Ten Zines
Communicating Vessels #26
Cretins of Distortion/Kill Yr Parents Garden split
Hluboká Orba #30
Neurotic & Nauseated #1
Ripple Rock #2
Rochester Teen Set Outsider #29
Razorcake #83
Shotgun Seamstress #7
Tales From the Spit #1
Trust #168



Top Tens from MRR #380 • January 2015


December 8th, 2014 by

You asked for it, you got it — we are now posting our Top 10 section from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the January 2015 issue, MRR #380. Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
NOTS – We Are Nots LP
SLANT 6 – Soda Pop*Rip Off LP
CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
SICK THOUGHTS – Moral Sickness EP
ANIMALS & MEN – Don’t Misbehave in the New Age 45
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – LP
DARK TIMES – Give LP / NERV – USA Off Earth Now! EP
V/A – Bay Area Retrograde, Vol. 2 LP
DEATHWISH – Tailgate 12″

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop

Matt Badenhop
CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
ΑΔΙΕΞΟΔΟ/ΓΕΝΙ Α ΤΟΥ ΧΑΟΥΣ – split LP
OBEDIENCIA live
ERA OF FEAR live
MÜLLTÜTE live
DISPLAY live
ABSURDO live
KANDAHAR live
POLIO & JULIE live
LEVITATIONS live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45 & live
V/A – Bay Area Retrograde Vol. 2 LP
POISON GIRLS – Chappaquiddick Bridge LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
ORCHID – Totality LP
SLANG – Devastation in the Void CD
NO FAITH – Fortress World EP
PELUQUERÍA CANINA – Cerebros EP
ANIMALS & MEN – Don’t Misbehave in the New Age 45
SHARKPACT – Run LP
HORROR VACUI/VIVID SEKT live
TRACERS/SYNDICATE live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
MANATEEES – Sit N Spin LP & live
USELESS EATERS – Bleeding Moon LP
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – LP
AUSMUTEANTS – Order of Operation LP
V/A – Bay Area Retrograde Vol. 2 LP
GINO & THE GOONS – Shake It LP
V/A – Gonerfest 11 7″
Sick Thoughts – LP, EP & 10″
TIMMY’S ORGANISM live

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45 & live
SO SLOW – 777/Noyon 45
CADAVER EM TRANSE – LP
NERV – USA Off Earth Now! EP
LAS CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
GENERACION SUICIDA/FLESH WORLD live
WHITE ASS live / MEATBODIES – LP
THE BLIND SHAKE – Breakfast of Failures CD
DECADES/FAILURES – split tape / TRUCKDRIVER – tape
CP/M live / TRENCHES/LIES/BUSTED OUTLOOK live

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
NOTS – We Are Nots LP / SLANT 6 – Soda Pop*Rip Off LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
RAKTA – Tudo Que É Sólido 45
FUGAZI – First Demo LP
LAS VENAS – Vamos Por la Calle EP
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – LP
DARK TIMES – Give LP
THE MODERNS – When She Gets Back EP
V/A – Bay Area Retrograde Vol. 2 LP
DEATHWISH – Tailgate 12″
REAL NUMBERS – What Was and What Is CD

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45
LAS CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
HOUNDS OF HATE – Hate Springs Eternal LP
SCALPED – At a Cross EP
NERV – USA Off Earth Now! EP
ORCHID – Totality LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
URBANOIA – Psykisk Terror EP
LUCHA ETERNA – Asceroso EP
BREAKOUT – True Crime EP / SLUGGA – demo
BUSTED OUTLOOK/NO STATIK live

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
LAS VENAS – Vamos Por la Calle EP
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – LP
COPYCATS – An Idea Died LP
THE MONSIEURS – LP
NERV – USA Off Earth Now! EP
KILL THE HIPPIES – You Will Live With Us Forever LP
LEBAKKO – Elävien Kuolleiden Yö LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
AUSMUTEANTS – Order of Operation LP
SHARKPACT – Run LP
SSEEPAGE – Depelted Sseepage LP

Kenny Kaos
WHITE ASS – Baby Blue LP
YOUNG LADIES – We Get By LP
AUSMUTEANTS – Fed Through a Tube/Arguments 45
THE MODERNS – When She Gets Back EP
GINO & THE GOONS – Shake It LP
USELESS EATERS – Bleeding Moon LP
FLESH LIGHTS – Free Yourself LP
SO COW – The Long Con LP
AUSMUTEANTS – Order of Operation LP
ZERO BOYS – Monkey LP

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
NOTS – We Are Nots LP / AUSMUTEANTS – LP & 45
MANATEEES – Sit N Spin LP / GET HIGH BOYS – GHB EP
GINO AND THE GOONS – Shake It Up! LP
THE SEX RAYS – Midnight Caller 45
THE MONSIEURS – LP / WHITE ASS – Baby Blue LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – LP
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45
SICK THOUGHTS – Fat Kid With a 10-Inch 10″ & EP
Goodbye to Language 3D – film

Ray Lujan
BUZZCOCKS – The Way CD
CHEAP CASSETTES – All Anxious All the Time CD
LESTER GREENOWSKI – It’s Nothing Serious But Life CD
THE MANDATES – Suspicion/Wastin’ Time 45
NEW JUNK CITY – LP / THE NO MARKS – Light of One LP
PETS – Get Turned On CD
REV. NORB AND THE ONIONS – LP
YOUNG LADIES – We Get By LP
HOT WATER MUSIC live / THE ADICTS live
SONIC AVENUES live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
V/A – Bart Bay Area Retrograde Vol. 2– LP
ΑΔΙΕΞΟΔΟ/ΓΕΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΑΟΥΣ – split LP
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
COPYCATS – An Idea Died LP
PELUQUERÍA CANINA – Cerebros EP
CADAVER EM TRANSE – LP
LAS VENAS – Vamos Por la Calle EP
LUCHA ETERNA – Asceroso EP
ACID BABY JESUS – 45 / NOTS – We Are Nots LP
RAKTA – 45 & live / HORROR VACUI live

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
BLACK RAINBOW – LP
CRUDE STUDS live
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
SHARK PACT – Run LP
CADAVER EM TRANSE – LP
POISON GIRLS – Chappaquiddick Bridge LP
PELUQUERIA CANINA – Cerebros EP
LAS CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
LAS VENAS – Vamos Por la Calle EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System LP
BUCK BILOXI & THE FUCKS – Culture Demanufacturer LP
RAKTA – Tudo Que é Sólido/Serpente 45
AUSMUTEANTS – LP & 45
CADAVER EM TRANSE – LP
NERV – USA Off Earth Now! EP
SICK THOUGHTS – Moral Sickness EP
LUCHA ETERNA – Asceroso EP
LAS CRUCES/SECCIÓN FEMENINA – split EP
DEATHWISH – Tailgate 12″

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Top Five Zines
El Futuro No Se Vende #1
Fun-O-Planet
Kill Your Parents Garden #8
Médiocritée Innée
Rock ‘n’ Roll Vacation

Top Five Demos
DECADES/FAILURES – split tape
DISSLATE – Tiempos Cruciales tape
FREAK VIBE – tape
MYSTERIOUS SKIN – tape
SLUGGA – tape



Carolyn’s MRR #380 top ten preview!


November 19th, 2014 by

Carolyn Keddy

Hi. This is Carolyn Keddy, film reviewer, record reviewer, top tenner with some highlights of things I am working on for the next issue — MRR #380, out in early December.

AUSMUTEANTS – Order of Operation LP (Goner) and “Fed Through a Tube”45 (Total Punk)
In the post-EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING Australian music scene there seems to be an endless supply of the “next best band out of Australia” coming across the Pacific Ocean. Sure, some of them are good, but there are some that aren’t. Most simply don’t fall into the “Best” category, no matter how many people tell me they do. Then there’s AUSMUTEANTS who just exceed all expectations. It helps that I got to see them live twice. When a band is amazing live it always enhances my record listening experience.

My current favorite song (it will probably change tomorrow) is “1982.” I like when the synths take the lead in AUSMUTEANTS songs. Decipher the lyrics for yourself:

Listen to the entire LP at ausmuteants.bandcamp.com

The Total Punk single:

 


GINO AND THE GOONS – Shake It! LP (Black Gladiator)
Being a radio DJ my number one problem is that I hook onto one song and I play it over and over until everyone in the universe is sick of hearing it. Then I play it one more time. I justify my obsessiveness because I can only play one song per band per show, so it may as well be the best one, right? That song for me right now is GINO AND THE GOONS “Got the Skinny.” It’s such a catchy garage punk tune, with the great chorus of “Oh well, I’m a-going to hell.” The other songs on this LP are equally worth listening to, but it’s that one that I’m stuck on right now.

 


MANATEEES – Sit n Spin LP (Pelican Pow Wow)
The front cover of this album is rather unappealing. I don’t even want to think about what is coming out of that mouth. The back cover photo of the “Fuck You” banner hanging behind the band on stage with their hair all drooped over their eyes makes me smile. That is more of the image of MANATEEES that I have when I listen to this album. It’s got a noisy, dark, ominous feel, but with a bit of playfulness and a who-gives-a-fuck attitude. Singer Abe’s vocals remind me of David Nudelman on a few songs, which makes me very happy too.

 


GHB – Dope EP (Die Slaughterhaus)
With GHB standing for GET HIGH BOYS, the first song being called “Dope,” and the band having a slight bro feel, I am amazed at how much I like this. Four fast songs of bratty punk attitude blasting out of the speakers. I keep turning it up louder and louder. The bands features Mike Koechlin, who seems to also be in/have been in every other Atlanta band.

Here’s a video for a song on their cassette, but not on this EP. I wish it was:

 


THE SEX RAYS “Midnight Caller/Where’s the Tambourine?” 45 (Piñata)
Usually I predictably play a record A-side first, followed by the B-side. Sometimes I pick up a record and have the desire to play the B-side first. When I saw a song called “Where’s the Tambourine?” I went with that first. It is a nice, groovy ’60s-style garage instrumental. It’s really catchy and just plain fun. “Midnight Caller” starts out in a similar style and although the vocals are pretty good I am wishing it too was an instrumental.

 


WHITE ASS – LP (Frantic City)
Probably not the best choice of a band name. CUL BLANC might have been subtler for our English speaking ears. I have been enjoying the bands coming out on Frantic City Records for a while now. WHITE ASS is no exception. Their music is a fuzzy blend of ‘60s garage rock with some surfy-ness and some pop stylings. As usual I really like the faster ones like “Fox Around.” WHITE ASS hail from Paris and feature current or ex-members of Teenage Moonlight Borderliners, Viscous Brothers, Crash Normal, Pierre et Bastien, T.I.T.S. and Feeling of Love. With a pedigree like that it’s hard to go wrong.

 


ANIMALS & MEN “Don’t Misbehave in the New Age/Machines” 45 (Danger)
The reissue of the incredible 1979 debut 7” from English post-punkers ANIMALS & MEN. Two minimalist and cold sounding songs that are so throughly great. Danger does an excellent job with all of their reissues. The sound is excellent and the covers look great.

 


Because I am The MRR Film Reviewer I have to tell you about a film you need to see. It’s Jean-Luc Godard‘s latest film, Goodbye to Language, which happens to be in 3-D. An arty French film in 3-D is intriguing enough, but as great as it is; the problem is there aren’t many theaters who can or will show this in 3-D. Bay Area people will have to trek up to San Rafael, CA’s Rafael Film Center tout de suite (ends November 20), but it is also playing in Ohio, Indianana, South Carolina, Florida and other states across the US, and in Toronto, Cananda. Get out and see it. 3-D isn’t the same on DVD.

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Watch the trailer at goodbyetolanguage3d.com



Top Tens from MRR #379 • December 2014


November 5th, 2014 by

You asked for it, you got it — we are now posting our Top 10 section from the current issue of Maximum Rocknroll! Here are our picks from the December 2015 issue, MRR #379. Buy it now!!


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Grace Ambrose

Grace Ambrose
FRAU – Demo 12”
SIN 34 – Do You Feel Safe? CD
RAKTA – live
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
LUMPY & THE DUMPERS – Collection LP
POISON GIRLS – HEX LP
X – Aspirations LP / X – Spurts LP
GENERACION SUICIDA – Todo Termina LP
OOZE – Big Angry EP
PLEASURE LEFTISTS – live

Will Blomquist

Will Blomquist
TEMPEST – live
SHARKPACT – live
PLEASURE LEFTISTS – live
BI-MARKS – live
ISOTOPE – live
SCREAMING FEMALES – live
PRESSING ON – live
SEI HEXE – live
TEROKAL – live
BLOOD BENDER – live

Mitch Cardwell

Mitch Cardwell
X – Aspirations LP / X – Spurts LP
GAMES – Little Elise 45
MIKE REP AND THE QUOTAS – Mama Was a Schitzo, Daddy Was a Vegetable Man 45
T.I.T.S – I Told You I Was Sick 45
COZY – Button By Button LP
HOT KNIVES – LP
APACHE DROPOUT – live
SICK THOUGHTS – Coming Over EP
STRAIGHT ARROWS – Rising LP
Get Action – movie

Robert Collins

Robert Collins
RAKTA – live / GOVERNMENT FLU – Tension LP
KOVAA RASVAA – En Ole Edes Olemassa LP
SILENT ORDER – demo
FANZUI XIANGFA – Discography LP
LOW THREAT PROFILE – Product #3 EP
SHORT DAYS – demo / EWW YABOO – demo
NEEDLES – live
MIDNIGHT PLUS ONE – Like Camera 45
GENERACION SUICIDA – LP
PURA MANÍA – EPs / HEXIS – XI LP

Layla G

Layla Gibbon
FRAU – Demo 12”
SHEER MAG – What You Want EP
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP / OOZE – Big Angry EP
SIN 34 – Do You Feel Safe? CD
RAKTA – live / NUMBSKULL – Paranoid Problems EP
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Collection LP
PURA MANÍA – both EPs
GENERACION SUICIDA – Todo Termina LP
MIKE REP AND THE QUOTAS – Mama Was a Schitzo, Daddy Was a Vegetable Man 45

Dan Goetz

Dan Goetz
RAKTA – live / COMBAT ZONE – LP
OOZE – Big Angry EP / ARCTIC FLOWERS – Weaver EP
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
SECTA SUICIDA – Vencido EP
VENKMAN/HORSE & DEER – split EP
GENERATION SUICIDA – Todo Termina
SYNTHETIC ID – Escapement EP
PRIMITIVE RITES – Amount to Nothing EP
KOWARD – Desperate EP
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP

Greg Harvester

Greg Harvester
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS – Collection LP
OOZE – Big Angry EP
MOIRA SCAR – Psychoid LP
THE GUTTERS – Eventually LP
CONSTANT INSULT – cassette
SYNTHETIC ID – Escapement EP
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP
FRAU – Demo 12”
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
HYSTERESE – LP / MEA CULPA – Dislocation EP

Kenny Kaos
GAMES – Little Elise 45
THE PARROTS – Loving You Is Hard 45
COZY – Button by Button LP
RICKY C QUARTET – Recent Affairs LP
MANTS – Destroyed by Fuzz EP
DEAD ON THE WIRE – Whiskey and Records EP
MOTHER’S CHILDREN – Lemon LP
LAPIN KULLAT – Miehentie LP / THE GUTTERS – LP
BRIMSTONE HOWL – Blowhard Deluxe LP
BOB MOULD – live / X – Aspirations LP

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy

Carolyn Keddy
FRAU – Demo 12” / T.I.T.S – I Told You I Was Sick 45
LIQUID DIAMONDS – Aw Maw 45
SICK THOUGHTS – Coming Over EP
BATMAN AND GARAGEKID – I’m Not a Monkey EP
GENERACION SUICIDA – Todo Termina LP
MIDNIGHT PLUS ONE – Like Camera 45
HOAX HUNTERS – Comfort and Safety LP
STRAIGHT ARROWS – Rising LP
MIAMI DOLPHINS – Becky LP / X – Spurts LP
V/A – Algo Salvaje CD / LEN BRIGHT COMBO – live

Ray Lujan
ARCTIC FLOWERS – Weaver LP
COZY – Button By Button LP
CRIMSON SCARLET – 2011-2014 Collection CD
GAMES – Little Elise 45
HARD-ONS – Peel Me Like An Egg CD
HDQ – When Worlds Collide 45
HYSTERESE – LP / LUICIDAL – CD
MOTHER’S CHILDREN – Lemon LP
EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS – live
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS – live

Lydiya!

Lydiya!

Lydiya
RAKTA – live / ČAO PIČKE – Sonce V Očeh LP
PURA MANÍA – both EPS
GUTTER – March of the Dead EP
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
OOZE – Big Angry EP
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP
V/A – Algo Salvaje CD
DAILY RITUAL – Depressed State EP
WHATEVER BRAINS – SSR-63 & SSR-64 12”s
KOVAA RASVAA – En Ole Edes Olemassa LP

Fred Schrunk

Fred Schrunk
PURA MANÍA – both EPs
OOZE – Big Angry EP
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP
HYSTERESE – LP
GENERACIÓN SUICIDA – Todo Termina LP
FRAU – Demo 12”
’77 – Predaja Zivota LP
POISON GIRLS – Hex LP
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
DAILY RITUAL – Depressed State EP

Martin Sorrondeguy(!)

Martin Sorrondeguy
BIG ZIT – Electric Zit Vol. 1 EP
OOZE – Big Angry EP
X – Aspirations LP
DAILY RITUAL – Depressed State EP
DIE – Vexed EP
GUTTER – March of the Dead EP
PURA MANÍA – Música Para Gente Fea EP
PIG DNA – Control You Fucker EP
NATCHNIONY TRAKTOR – EP
FRAU – Demo 12”

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Diana Vashti

Diana Vashti
BIG ZIT – Vol. 1 EP
GENERACIÓN SUICIDA – Todo Termina LP
MIDNIGHT PLUS ONE – Like Camera 45
RENEGADES OF PUNK – Espelho Negro EP
ČAO PIČKE – Sonce V Očeh LP
PURA MANÍA – Música Para Gente Fea EP
FRAU – Demo 12”
VENKMAN/HORSE & DEER – split EP
MEDICALLY SEPARATED – LP
ΑΡΧH ΤΟΥ ΤEΛΟΥΣ – Πτώση LP

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Top Ten Zines
Absolutely Zippo!
Chasing the Night Vol. 1
Cretins of Distortion #4
Forgiveness Is the Last… #1
Like Fighting the Ocean
Making Waves #3
Pea Brain #2 & 3
Trust #167
Turning the Tide Vol. 27 #4
Why Don’t You Write