Friday, March 21, 2008

Mixed Tape Friday Night! Maximum RocknRoll Radio from 1984!

D+R buddy Ty Nowotny provided this week's Mixed Tape Friday Night punk rock history lesson:
In the early nineties, I was an art student at a junior college in Santa Rosa, CA, and met this guy... Steve, I think... in my painting class. He was a pretty cool guy, sort of old guard punk, you know, in his late thirties, wore flannel shirts and had a somewhat jaded attitude, but still really down to earth and very likeable. You wouldn't even know he was into punk unless you talked to him about music.I don't remember any of his paintings (I barely remember my own from back then), but I guess we hit it off pretty good.

We got to talking about music and such, and I being the naive youngster and he being the older wiser, he bequeathed unto me these six tapes he recorded of the Maximum RocknRoll show back in 1982-84. These things were pretty damn crusty, like he had recorded the shows over some tapes he found rattling around on the floor of his Volvo, and I was kind of scared to listen to them too much (one was actually a 120 minute tape, and was shot by the time I got it). But I listened to them some, and enjoyed them as much as I was comfortable.
These tapes are superb artifacts from the US punk rock explosion of the early 1980s. For all but the most learned punk rock cognoscenti, there will undoubtedly be some killer tracks that you have never heard before. I had completely forgotten about LA punk band Legal Weapon, but what a great song. Ty ripped a total of 6 tapes, so let us know if you dig the MRR mayhem and we will put more up in future weeks.

Maximum RocknRoll Radio is an honorable volunteer organization that is still going strong and broadcasting weekly. Want to play the current show on your website/radio station/pirate station? Just download the mp3, send station details to MRR and rock it for free. Too cool.


Maximum RocknRoll
Frat Girls in studio!
April 10, 1984

Domino Theory - Scare
Wasted Youth - Flush the Bouncer
Legal Weapon - No Sorrow
Social Distortion - Mainliner
Toxic Shock - Sensationalism
The Pagans - Street Where Nobody Lives
Electric Eels - So Agitated
Joy Division - Something Must Break
Matt Johnson - What Stanley Saw
Lemon Kittens - Shakin' All Over
Lollipop Shop - You Must Be a Witch
The Music Machine - The Eagle Never Hunts the Fly
The Beckett Quintet - No Correspondence
Adolescents - Kids of the Black Hole
Seattle Way - Waste No Time
Chron-Gen - Reality
The Partisans - Police Story
GBH - Freak
Frat Girls - Heterosexual Fling
Frat Girls -
Vermillion - Angry Young Women
Josie Cotton - Johnny, Are You Queer?
Noh Mercy - Caucasian Guilt
Neo Boys - Never Comes Down
Toolbox Murders - Alco
Syndicates - I Wanna Be Somebody
The Strand - Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
The Limps - So Nice
Rottie Jackson - Moose on the Loose
Beach Boys - Bugged at my old man
The Ivy Three - Yogi

Thanks Ty!
Special thanks to Paul at Maximum Rock N Roll Radio! MRR is hella old! Link

About D+R Mixed Tape Radio
Every Friday night, Dinosaurs and Robots will upload a dusty cassette mixed tape! Found at garage sales and junkyard glove boxes, mixed tapes provide all the voyeuristic thrills of reading somebody’s diary without the related ethical quandaries.

Tune in each week for a new exploration into heavy metal thunder road trips, teenage bedroom melancholy meltdowns, college radio clunkers, headbanger barf bag parties, glam rock glitter fests, industrial punch-your-lights-out rockers and the ill-advised tapes created by lovers soon to be spurned. Before collaborative filtering, music was hand selected for us by those who know us best.