Monday Photo Blog: Charlee Rowton

14 04 2014

It’s over the UK with Charlee Rowton for this Monday Photo Blog. Four quick burst of punk and hardcore, and some of the dark metallic stuff via Hellshock. For more from Charlee go to and maybe keep an eye out for the book that’s coming out.

Gleeeeeeeeee at Gibsosn, in York, Januray 24, 2014 (photo by Charlee Rowton)

Skiplickers at the Temple of Boom, in Leeds, January 11, 2014 (photo by Charlee Rowton)

Hellshock at Whaft Chambers, Leeds on October 5, 2013 (photo by Charlee Rowton)

Brain Dead at the Temple of Boom, in Leeds, January 11, 2014 (photo by Charlee Rowton)

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April 14th, 2014 by Matt Average

MRR Radio #1396 • 4/13/14

13 04 2014

Rob has Scotty from Tankcrimes come in and play some bands from the upcoming Brainsqueeze Fest in Oakland and do a quick label highlight. Rob squeaks in a quick set of some new jams and a classic favorite of his. Like always, MRR radio is proud to be loud!


Intro song:
STFU – No Beliefs

9 Shocks Terror (photo by Chris Minicucci)

9 Shocks Terror (photo by Chris Minicucci)

Scotty – Brainsqueeze Part 1
FINAL CONFLICT – Political Glory
KICKER – Not You
FUCKED UP – Ban Violins
GHOUL – Hang Ten

Rob – Mostly New Releases
SUSPECT – Fear & Revenge
RITUAL CONTROL – Hollow on the Inside
HAYMAKER – Let Them Rot
HYSTERICS – Outside In
9 SHOCKS TERROR – Attack With a Gas Mask

Scotty – Brainsqueeze Part 2
BAT – Bat
BRAINOIL – Death Dry Season
GHOUL – Death in the Swamp

Scotty – Tankcrimes Label Spotlight
VITAMIN X – Big Black Hole
ANNIHILATION TIME – Imaginary Mirror

Outro song:
STFU – Miserable Existence

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!

April 13th, 2014 by Rob

MRR and Alternative Tentacles present: Not So Quiet on the Western Front reissue!


Originally released by Maximum Rocknroll, on Alternative Tentacles in 1982, our legendary Northern California/Nevada compilation album Not So Quiet on the Western Front has been reissued on vinyl… again! This double LP contains all the original artwork (with the exemption of the liner notes added by ex-MRR shitworker Jeff Bale in 1999), along with a free download code and an added insert/update from the current MRR staff. Best of all, it also includes a reprint of the original newsprint insert — the very first “issue” of Maximum Rocknroll magazine — which includes lyrics and some classic artwork from all of the bands!

Includes tracks from Intensified Chaos, Social Unrest, Naked Lady Wrestlers, M.A.D., Killjoy, Fang, Capitol Punishment, Ribsy, Crucifix, Square Cools, Los Olvidados, Code of Honor, 7 Seconds, Unaware , Frigidettes, 5th Column, Ghost Dance, Dead Kennedys, Rebel Truth, Pariah, Lennonburger, (Impatient) Youth, Bad Posture, Demented Youth, MDC, Karnage, Domino Theory, NBJ, Whipping Boy, Angst, Free Beer, Flipper, Vengeance, Juvinel Justice, Section 8, Tongue Avulsion, Maniax, Vicious Circle, UXB, Scapegoats, Church Police, Deadly Reign, No Alternative, Wrecks, Urban Assault, Bent Nails, and M.I.A.

Order the comp online HERE 

Or by mail (postpaid, in US dollars): $10 US • $15 Canada • $18 Mexico • $20 world

Send check or money order (payable to Maximum Rocknroll) or well hidden cash to:
Maximum Rocknroll • PO Box 460760 • San Francisco, CA 94146 • USA

MRR Presents: Friday Fuckin’ Funnies!

11 04 2014

It’s Friday Fuckin’ Funnies — the best comix section on the whole interwebs! Each Friday we have a selection of comic strips from punx like you… You make funnies? Send em to funnies {at} maximumrocknroll(.)com and maybe you’ll see yer comic here next Friday!

NOTHING MATTRESS by Brian Connolly!

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The great Ted Rall!





Loads more at

April 11th, 2014 by MRR

Record of the Week: THE SECRET PROSTITUTES Welcome to Punk… Viva la Evolucion… We Can Do Whatever We Want LP

10 04 2014


Okay, so THE SECRET PROSTITUTES are from Texas and sing in English, Spanish, what seems to be either Swedish or Norwegian, but mostly in Indonesian. Oh, and they cover a song in Italian. And the record is from Finland. +2 points. They play tightly wound rock ’n’ roll that has one foot in punk, one foot in garage and is pissing on the line in between. +2 points. They prefer to stylize their band name with SS lightning bolts. –2 points (one for each). “Galaxie” is an amazing, weird pop song that comes out of nowhere and breaks up the record perfectly. +1 point. They seem to have a fascination with Communism (they cover CCCP FEDELI ALLA LINEA, and have a song “Partai Komunis Indonesia”— which roughly translates to “Communist Party Indonesia”—and another titled “Kalashnikov” with a Cold War sample). No points given/taken away. When I saw them live (just after first hearing this record) the guitarist was wearing a G.G. ALLIN shirt (–1) and the bassist was wearing a SPACEMEN 3 shirt (+1). So let’s see… a total score of… who fucking cares! Who actually keeps score in punk anyway?! This is a totally ripping record with some really fucking cool vocals.
(Bad Hair Life Records)

April 10th, 2014 by Fred