Hollywood's Most Notorious Rock n Roll Punk Band! Rick Wilder, Scott 'Chopper' Franklin, Michael Livingston & Paul 'Black' Mars together again!

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Mau Maus eBay Bundle

Ratchet Blade Records has put up a killer deal on a Mau Maus ebay bundle, to get both the Mau Maus Lp and Cd (w/ a 20 page full color booklet on the Mau Maus notorious history) and 3 free fliers from the collection of lead singer Rick Wilder for one low price. Take advantage now and get this vital piece of Los Angeles punk rock history. Click HERE to check it out. 

Here is an excerpt from the CD booklet biography:
“The Mau Maus have a reputation as one of the baddest of Hollywood’s bad-boy bands- and it’s no hype. Leader Rick Wilder, a local underground legend sings (and looks) like a Mick Jagger-Johnny Rotten clone created by some mad punk scientist. And like the New York Dolls (another Mau Maus influence), the band has a reputation for showing up in dubious playing condition, arriving late on stage and sometimes falling apart during it’s sets.
So it came as no surprise that the quartet, headlining a four-band bill at the Cathay De Grande Tuesday, had to wait on stage about 15 minutes before Wilder appeared. But once the band unleashed its classic raunch ‘n’ roll, the only question about the Mau Maus was why it isn’t a bigger success.” Craig Lee, Los Angeles Times 1/20/1983

Why indeed. The Mau Maus were the most notorious of the original 1970’s Hollywood punk rock bands, and there was no shortage of praise for their hellacious sound & fury. But they were also the band that had a street hustler’s stubborn suspicion of every opportunity, not looking but kicking the gift horse in the mouth, thus resisting management, agents and even record labels. And they rode that fuck-‘em-all locomotive right off the tracks and into the woods.
Volatile as a den of thieves, with members being fired and rehired at the blink of a bloodshot eye, you never knew if they would show up, but goddamn it, you knew when they showed up.

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Rick Wilder on Mike Watt Radio Show

Rick appeared on the Watt From Pedro Radio Show, click HERE to listen to the interview.

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The Mau Maus eBay Bundle Gets Even Better

The Mau Maus eBay offering has gotten even better, there are now 5 free Mau Maus fliers from back in the day, scanned from the personal collections of Rick Wilder and Scott “Chopper” Franklin. Click the link below to view:

Mau Maus eBay Bundle

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Mau Maus Interview and Edward Colver Photos

Here’s a historic Mau maus radio interview with the 1982 line up (Rick Wilder, Scott “Chopper” Franklin, Mike Livingston and Paul Mars Black) along with some unreleased Mau Maus photos from the great Edward Colver. The interview was conducted by Austin DJ Stig Stench for Stench Radio:

You can access the Stench Radio archives HERE.

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The Mau Maus 1978 eBay Bundle

For a limited time there will be a special deal on a Mau Maus “Scorched Earth Policies” eBay bundle. You get a signed copy of the Mau Maus debut LP (autographed by the 1981 line up), a “Scorched Earth” CD (w/ a 20 page full color booklet), a Mau Maus Black Matte Sticker and 3 Mau Maus Posters, all for just $19.78! Click on the link below for more details:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320974279757


Dive Bar at the Brixton Show Cancelled

Due to construction problems at the venue, the July 20th show at the Dive Bar in Redondo Beach has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for September. Check back for more updates, as additional shows will be added for the July West Coast tour.


The Mau Maus Live on Stench radio

The Mau Maus will be interviewed by Stig Stench of Stench Radio tonight, the show is out of Austin Texas but you can listen by clicking the link below:

http://www.stenchradio.com/