A Brief History of Greek Punk for MRR Remote Radio

As promised, I prepared a special edition of Maximum Rocknroll Remote Radio, introducing you to a brief history of Greek punk from 1983 to the year 2000. Nowhere near enough time to play everything and talk about each band – let alone discuss context, history and perspectives – in just 60 minutes, but my plan is to do another Greek special again soon. Until then, you can read a bit more about Greek punk here. If you feel like exploring, go to anexartisi.gr where you’ll find an almost exhaustive list of Greek punk bands, past and present (info is in Greek, but it’s a fantastic resource none the less). For further reference, see also these labels: Wipe Out!, B-Other Side, Enigma, Creep.

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In other news, an ULTRA interview will soon be in MRR – check it out, and listen to their music here. Until next time, stay posi (it’s hard, I know, but we gotta do our best) and take care of yourselves and those you love. Life is fucking short.

With love from outer space

—Obsessionist

Intro song:
ADIEXODO (Dead End) – Soundtrack for Street Fighting / ΑΔΙΕΞΟΔΟ – Σάουντρακ για Οδομαχίες

I AM YOUR NIGHTMARE
METRO DECAY – Remnants / Κειμήλια
EX-HUMANS – Pointless Survival / Ανώφελη Επιβίωση
STRESS – Anxiety / ΣΤΡΕΣΣ – Άγχος

CHAOS, NO HOPE
GENIA TOU CHAOUS (Chaos Generation) – No Hope / ΓΕΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΑΟΥΣ – Καμιά Ελπίδα
ΑΝΤΙ… – Human Vegetables / ‘Ανθρωποι Φυτά
ORA MIDEN (Zero Hour) – Death to Poets / ΟΡΑ ΜΗΔΕΝ – Θάνατο Στους Ποιητές
GULAG – Big Talk / ΓΚΟΥΛΑΓΚ – Μόνο Λόγια

MISERY, ROUTINE, THE SAME OLD STORY
NAFTIA (Nausea) – Golden Youth / ΝΑΥΤΙΑ – Χρυσή Νεολαία
KINKING APOVLITA? (Social Waste?) – Death Youth / ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΑ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΑ; – Νεκρή Νεολαία
ANTIDRASI (Reaction) – State of Danger / ΑΝΤΙΔΡΑΣΗ – Κατάσταση Κινδύνου
PANIKOS (Panic) – Lias / ΠΑΝΙΚΟΣ – Ψεύτες

NEGATIVE END
CHAOTIKO TELOS (Chaotic End) – We Live in the Dark / ΧΑΟΤΙΚΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ – Ζούμε Στο Σκοτάδι
ARNITIKI STASI (Negative Stance) – Pandora’s Box / ΑΡΝΗΤΙΚΗ ΣΤΑΣΗ – Κουτί της Πανδώρας
HIBERNATION – Glass Metropolis / ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ – Γυάλινη Μητρόπολη

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR PUNISHMENT
CHAOTIKI DIASTASI (Chaotic Dimension) – Politically Dependent / ΧΑΟΤΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΣΤΑΣΗ – Κομματικά Εξαρτημένοι
OREXI GIA TIPOTA (In The Mood for Nothing)- Girl Rapes Boy / ΟΡΕΞΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΙΠΟΤΑ – Κορίτσι Βιάζει Αγόρι
FREE YOURSELF – Addiction / Εθισμός (GULAG cover)

Outro song:
PANX ROMANA – Alarm / Συναγερμός

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Guest on SHEXD Radio, Toronto

I am chuffed to say that the fabulous ladies at ShequalizingXDistort radio in Toronto invited me on to their show. I spoke a bit about the up-coming MRR festival and picked a last-minute closer track 🙂

Thanks again to Märji, Chlöe, Sardé and Zöe. Overall my stay in Toronto for those few days in December was marked by strong, smart, creative and resourceful young women, each of them active in their way and scene in a plethora of ways.

Was great to be in the CIUT 895 FM studio on campus, housed in a beautiful old building, that Nuria and I adventurously lost our way in.

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SHEXD Volume 7 was in full effect featuring programmer/hosts from left to right Lydia, Märji, Chlöe, Sardé, Zöe, and Nuria. You can download the show here.

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MRR Radio: Best of 2015

Lydia goes Han style (Solo) and has a nervous breakdown/revelation and decides to flee the country! Behold a botched personal retrospective with a bunch of records, bands and labels she’s been obsessing over recently. Some are new, some are old, some may or may not be on her Year End Top Ten for the wretched year 2015.

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MRR Radio, Apr. 2015 with YOUTH AVOIDERS & DRY HEAVES

Lydia and ten lovely punk boys from the YOUTH AVOIDERS (Paris, France) and DRY HEAVES (Sheffield, UK) finally manage to record a radio show after technical difficulties and too much beer!

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Youth Avoiders (Paris) and Dry Heaves (Sheffield) at the MRR compound

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MRR Radio, Oct. 2014 Halloween show with Greg

Greg and Lyd..err..Wonder Woman bring you some spooky Halloween jams and new hits from the bins!

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#tbt Ded Leppard, 2013

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