Things have been kinda crazy for me recently. I had to put my eleven year old dog down as a result of the big C and then last Thursday a fucking tree fell on my house. Needless to say blogging has been the last thing on my mind. So to get a post out I'm just letting the reviews do the talking for me...these are from my old Maximum Rock-N-Roll 'zines and are presented alphabetically by band name and chronologically by issue. If you click on the image you can see the issue number, month and year in your address bar. I kinda got the feeling on some of these that they just gave the release to the wrong reviewer. Clearly a powerpop fan certainly wouldn't dig good 'ole oi chants or math rock brutality.
I laughed out loud at that Stopper/Clavin split review.ReplyDelete
A Quadliacha/NoFX comparison has never once crossed my mind, yet it's mentioned repeatedly in these reviews. Weird.
Oh, and if anyone's interested in The Oswalds' "Don't Panic" 7" reviewed in a less-than-glowing fashion here, I just posted it last week on my own blog at underthemuck.blogspot.com. I obviously think it's much better than LH did.
Anyone reading this who wants to unleash their copy of that Oswalds 7" get in touch! I also need the Tres Kids "Fast Food" 7" and the Levelhead "Spooky" 7" while we're at it.ReplyDelete
Damn... Do enough Woggles reviews?ReplyDelete
Well, The Woggles were extremely prolific in the 90s. I literally have like 5 or 6 Woggles records, and only 2 of them are in this list.ReplyDelete
i loaned the Tres Kids "fast food" 7" to James the other day for archiving purposes and the inevitable Jason Griffin post. and by the way, i got a text message from Jason yesterday (friday) telling me to come out to go bar in athens for "the last Cheeseburger show". what the fuck? did they break up? that'd be a shame, but at least we know jason will bounce back with a bigger better thrashing concoction.ReplyDelete
Not happy to hear about that.ReplyDelete
nice act of fait/spitboy comparison LOL...ReplyDelete
Remember when it used to be a BIG DEAL to get yr record reviewed in MRR? I do. Many thanks for including the review for A Mercy Union. I was so thrilled when that came out.ReplyDelete
When I get some time I'm going to go through my Flipside 'zines to see how our scene did there.ReplyDelete
awesome post! mrr never really like the quad too much. oh, and gray, i think the cheeseburger may be breakin up over some band turmoil. i caught the show, it was killer. fairly bruised.ReplyDelete
car vs driver got on the banned MRR list, we didn't get reviewed by them (even though we sent them stuff) because of our perceived style.ReplyDelete
it was a big deal to me to get reviewed by MRR prior to that. i remember being pretty stoked that they didn't rip apart the bloodspoon 7" that we did in high school. after their stupid review policy regarding "emo", i lost interest in MRR... which is a shame because the zine was a huge influence on me.
I remember when that Midget Farmers review came out in MRR, I think I was a junior in high school and it was unbelievable. It was probably our first (and last) affirmation of the Midget Farmers as a respectable band.ReplyDelete
Once MRR put in place the policy of reviewing only "punk" records and covering "punk" bands, I never read them again. That was the most un-punk move ever, and it completely marginalized the music covered into one aesthetic, i.e. crap, and I never forgave them for that. Although it was nice when The Carbonas and Tyrades made the cover later on.
james, i wonder if chad ever got any mail addressed to "MF Satanic Cult" at his parent's house? classic!ReplyDelete
Wow, I feel bad that you had to read through all of those MRRs.ReplyDelete
I'm a self loather so it was no biggie.ReplyDelete