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Classic EP Review: Maximum RNR | Lucky Charm / D.F.F.

The Toronto scuzz-rockers play it fast, nasty and brutish on their two-track EP.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Nobody can accuse Maximum RNR of false advertising.

These Toronto thugs rock it just like they talk it, delivering a one-two punch of Stooges-style riff-metal and anthemic retro-rawk on their latest independent EP. Lucky Charm hits the ground running with a choppy power-chord riff reminiscent of Pete Townshend, then bulldozes its way into your noggin with its high-velocity aggression and swaggering vocal. The fist-pumping D.F.F. borrows its title from an old GG Allin scuzz-rocker, and packs nearly as much menace as ole GG, with the boys charging their way to the finish line like their hair is on fire. Like life itself, Maximum RNR are fast, nasty and brutish.