MRR Radio • July 1981, pt.1

Mr. Jalopy and Mark Frauenfelder, the nice fellows at Dinosaurs and Robots, sent us a selection of old MRR Radio tapes from the ’80s. Here is one, in two parts, which is probably from July of 1981. (Listen to part 2 here.)


Intro song:
MINOR THREAT – Screaming at a Wall

Au Pairs
Au Pairs

Tim – San Francisco
B-TEAM – Eyes Bleeding
SOCIETY DOG – Metropolitan Rush
COSMETICS – Twinkie Madness

Ruth – “Esoteric” England
RED ZEBRA – I’m Falling Apart
KILLING JOKE – Follow the Leaders

Ray – Around the World
ABWÄRTS – Komputerstadt Computerstaat
MARIE ET LES GARÇONS – A Bout de Souffle
AU PAIRS – Armagh
FANG – Enjoy the View [on the wrong speed]

Tim – Mod set
START – Invisible Man
PURPLE HEARTS – Millions Like Us
THE JOLT – I Can’t Wait

[Tim – Mabuhay ticket giveaway, reference to “new” move to Tues. 9pm–11pm time slot]

Johnny Meyers
999 – Obsessed
[tape ends]

Listen to part 2 here.

MRR Radio • July 1981, pt.2

Part 2 of an old MRR Radio tape, probably from July of 1981 (part 1 is here). Thanks to Mr. Jalopy and Mark Frauenfelder of Dinosaurs and Robots for the tape!

Black Market Baby

SCARS – All About You
DAF – Alle Gegen Alle

Jello – DC
GOVERNMENT ISSUE – Rock and Roll Bullshit
VOID – Condensed Flesh (demo)

Tim – DOA
DOA – The Enemy
[back announce cut off — maybe there was an interview here?]

Jeff – Cowboy Fascism
BET LYNCH’S LEGS – Riders in the Sky
MINUTEMEN – Joe McCarthy’s Ghost
THE DARK – John Wayne
THE STAINS (later MDC) – John Wayne Was a Nazi

Jello – Ohio
TOXIC REASONS – Somebody Help Me
SHEER SMEGMA – I Owe It to the Girls [actually from West Palm Beach, FL — later TEDDY AND THE FRAT GIRLS]
CUSTOMS – Long Gone
[no back announce – cut off]

Ruth – England
THE FALL – Fit and Working Again
ZOUNDS – Subvert
TREATMENT – Doncha Know

Tim – LA
45 GRAVE – Party Time
CASTRATION SQUAD – Are You Blind? (?)

Punk Day on KPFA Berkeley • 3/7/81


As part of fundraising drive, KPFA sponsored themed programming days, including this Maximum Rock & Roll “Punk Day” on March 7, 1981


Ruth Schwartz
Interview: Club Violence [incomplete]
Matchheads – Pearl Harbor
Mass Media – Dit Problem (?)
Fallout – Conscription

Tim Yohannan
Ebba Gron – Hang Gud
Vacum – Pa Kredit

Johnny Meyers
Misfits – Hollywood Babylon
Birthday Party – Hats On Wrong
Monitor – Beak

Johnny Meyers
Restricted Code – First Night On
TV21 – Who’s Gonna Get Me First?
Dave Weckermann – Out of Baby’s Reach

Tim Yohannan
Really Red – Starvation Dance
Breakouts – Waiting for the Change
(Impatient) Youth – This Is the Front Line



(Impatient) Youth – This Is the Front Line (cont.)

Ruth Schwartz
Comsat Angels – Eye of the Lens
Bauhaus – Kick in the Eye
Tenants – Noise in My Head

Tim Yohannan
Bow Wow Wow – Work
Tenpole Tudor – Swords of a Thousand Men
The Cure – Primary

Tim Yohannan
The Middle Class – Situations
Black Flag – No Values

Jeff Bale
Basement 5 – Last White Christmas
Outsiders – One to Infinity
Fleshtones – Critical List
Users – Sick of You



Leyton Buzzards – Through with You
I’m So Hollow – Dreams to Fill the Vacuum
Black Flag – Nervous Breakdown
Barracudas – I Can’t Pretend
Flesheaters – Radio Dies Screaming
Discharge – You Take Part in Creating the System
Crass – Rival Tribal Rebel Revel
Crisis – Holocaust
Germs – Manimal
Circle Jerks – Don’t Care / Live Fast Die Young
Teen Idles – Teen Idles

MRR Radio tapes from 1981 • #1 of 6

From a batch of old MRR Radio tapes provided by Paul in Visalia. Thanks Paul!



The Clash – White Riot
Chelsea – The Right to Work
Sham 69 – Unite and Win
Flux of Pink Indians – Neu Smell
Notsensibles – The Telephone Rings Again
DOA – 001 Losers’ Club
TSOL – Peace through Power
The Lewd – I’m Not Pretty
Red Asphalt (SF) – Red Asphalt
IXNA (SF) – Mi Ne Parolas
Crucifix – Prejudice
Wire – Piano Tuner [truncated]

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