Maximum-Rocknroll

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The best Valentine’s Day present ever: a copy of the new Maximum Rocknroll in my mailbox, with an interview with me inside it. When I was 15, I vowed that one day there would be an interview with me in MRR. 20 years later, it finally happened, and I’m just as stoked about it now as I would’ve been back then. Thanks to @nkperkins for making it happen!

Lady Punk History
MRR RADIO

MRR RADIO SPECIAL: Layla and Golnar’s history lesson for lady punkers.

Intro song:
VULPESS – Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra

Golnar
SADO-NATION – Mom and Pop Democracy
TNT – Razzia
AMA-DOTS – Hit Girls
WILMA – Fast Fascist
ZERO DECONDUITE – Je Suis Mort
THE BRAT – Leave Me Alone

Layla
CHALK CIRCLE – Reflection
NEO-BOYS – Rich Man’s Dream
BOW WOW WOW – Baby on Mars
SUBURBAN LAWNS – My Boyfriend
UNIT 3 PLUS VENUS – Beer

Golnar
NJF – Happy Sad
TOZIBABE – Dezuje
PETTICOATS – Allergy
THE RATS – Broken Wire Telephone
ULTIMO RESORTE – Una Causa Sin Fondo

Layla
MANICH DEPPRESSIVE – Side A
THE NURSE – 1A
THE WRECKS – Lullaby of the Womb
RUTTO – Sa et Haluu

Outro song:
AVENGERS – Cheap Tragedies

A review of a self-titled album by Diamanda Galás, written by Jello Biafra in Maximum RocknRoll (MRR) issue number 15, from July 1984. I’ve been spending a lot of time digging through MRR for Hardcore Architecture and I wish Jello wrote more reviews. I’m not sure if someone asked him to review these records because they were sent to the magazine, or if he just picked things he was most passionate about on his own, but he always wrote about the most compelling artists and releases.

OOOOOHHHHHH MMMMYYYYYYY GGGGOOOOSSSSHHHHH

I just read the article and realized AP pretty much made a clickbait article so that the MCR fans (like moi) would get all excited and go read the article. Fuck AP. I’m so done with them TBH. First of all, they interview THE SAME BANDS. ALL THE TIME. Maybe interview isn’t accurate, it’s more like they mention the same people. Secondly, the people they interview are usually so well-known that, arguably, they don’t even need the platform. They claim to be ”The nation’s leading voice on underground, alternative, punk music and youth culture”, and I’m not even joking. That’s from their Twitter. Yes, I’m sure Melanie Martinez, Jefree Star, Fall Out Boy, and All Time Low fit that description. Lastly, they do this kind of click baiting shit. They could have titled the article “Gerard Way Talks About MCR, His Comics, and Solo Projects”. Then I wouldn’t even be writing this. But they always do this for EVERYTHING. Then there’s the APMAS. Don’t even get me started. I’m thinking about just going over there and slapping everyone who works on the sound board, because FIVE YEAR OLDS can produce a better sound. I’d also like to slap whoever came up with the idea that the awards should be fan voted. I know it’s a way for fans to participate, but the most deserving people NEVER WIN. Just look at this year’s ballot and I can predict with 99% certainty who’s going to win what. I only check AP for the headlines nowadays; I’m not even subscribed to them anymore. Rocksound, Kerrang! and Maximum Rock n Roll deserve your business. 

TL;DR: AP sucks