A Tim Yohannan Memorial


Tim Yohannan, editor of Maximum RockNRoll, passed away today, April 3, 1998 at home with his friends by his side. Love him or hate him, Tim had a huge influence on punk rock. He will be missed.


The band US Chaos, and their label Punkrockrecords Publishing have long had a problem with MRR and Tim Yohannan. Unfortunately, they've decided to be punk by fucking with this page. I would urge you not to support this company in any way. I've had requests that I remove their ad from this page. This is pointless as they just continue to post it. I'd rather just point out their immaturity. Note: I've turned off html support on this script, so that it can't be screwed up again by the Marty and the other losers at Punkrockrecords.


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Date: Fri Apr 3 16:14:49 1998
Name: Michael McLellan
Subject: Damn.
Comments: How odd. Maximum rocknroll, more than anything else, inspired me to get involved with punk rock; getting involved with punk rock irrevocably changed my life (for the better) and so I suppose I should thank Tim (and the others involved) for making my life better. I hope my life is as productive and meaningful as his was. Take care, -michael/ccrust


Date: Fri Apr 3 16:15:19 1998
Name: Mark Hanford
Subject: MRR and me
Comments: Love him or hate him, Tim did a lot for punk rock. MRR was the first punk magazine I ever read (issue #6) and it shaped a lot of my views of the world -- my outside link to a greater punk world from the confines of Boise, Idaho.


Date: Fri Apr 3 18:25:58 1998
Name: Phil Lerman
Subject: MRR
Comments: MRR has always been a major part of my life and I haven't missed an issue in the 10+ years since I discovered it, despite that during some of that time I listened to very little of the music that they covered. I always admired and respected Tim's stick-to-it-iveness and his ethics/morals when it came to the music. I _want_ to notice major changes (for the worse) since Jen's taken over but I can't. I think Tim had taken some criticism in more recent years because MRR's scope has narrowed. But there is just so much more "punk" out there now and this indirectly led to the creation (for better or worse) of Punk Planet and HeartattaCk. I remember when MRR would review every record that came out on a label like Homestead. It seems as though Tim acted as a father figure to the rest of the MRR staff. -pHIL


Date: Fri Apr 3 18:46:30 1998
Name: Sean 'Naes' Farnan
Subject: tim's death
Comments: i think tim would find it funny to have a memorial on the web, but i think it is great that you did this mark, all i want to say is that im really saddenend and the loss of tim, inevitable as it was, really will strike a blow to the bay area and the punk world, lets hope we can all recover from this and be able to strive to keep those great ideals of tim's alive and kicking, tim i barely knew you, but your presence made such a difference to me, i cannot imagine what my life would be today without such things you helped to create, mainly mrr and gilman, thank you so much for your energy and efforts to standfast and not let this current trend of punk commercialism kill us outright, i will forever hold a special place for you in my thoughts, you will be sorely missed, sleep well and in peace, and in your passing i will try to do my best to re-ignite my energy to help in anyway i can to keep your ideals alive. -naes


Date: Fri Apr 3 19:51:52 1998
Name: George Tabb
Subject: Tim...
Comments: Of course I'll say a lot more in the near future, but Tim was like the nicest guy. I've known him for close to 20 years, and think he was fantastic, and great. His ideas were good, if not realistic, and the world should thank him for showing everyone that one person can change the world. Tim, I miss and love you, and where-ever you are now, I'm sure you are stirring up the shit. Punk rock, Tim! And Mark, this page idea is awesome, thanks so much. Love, George


Date: Fri Apr 3 22:27:26 1998
Name: Chris Rust
Subject: MRR
Comments: Maximum Rock'n'Roll has alway been part of the world wide punk scene and Tim always kept it "for the Punks". From the other side of the world it was a useful way to know what was happening and not just in a "punk fashion" sense of what's in and what's out but as a way of finding other people who were interested in the same things and opening up to new things.


Date: Fri Apr 3 23:04:10 1998
Name: Mykel Board
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was an asshole and those who hated him, hated him for it. Those of us who loved him, loved him for it. Not even GG Allin had more integrity than Tim. I'll too be writing more in the future. Right now it's just settling in and it isn't very much fun. I'm going out to SF for Passover, the plan was to visit Tim next Saturday. The bastard fucked me over! God, am I sorry he's gone. --Mykel


Date: Fri Apr 3 23:11:12 1998
Name: Kevin Cafferty
Subject: RIP
Comments: I listened to punk music before I ever read an issue of Maximum Rock and Roll, but discovering that zine made me feel like I was a part of something larger than myself; that I wasn't some lone madman howling in the wilderness. I guess I have Tim Yohannon to thank for my sanity back then, as well as all the totally killer records and fanzines I learned about and, by extension, all the great friends I've made through the punk community. My life's a lot better than it would have been had it not been for him.


Date: Sat Apr 4 00:46:10 1998
Name: dave
Subject: MRR
Comments: I'll never forget reading my first MRR. It was back in 1986 and I was in ninth grade living on an Air Force base in Belguim. A new "punk" kid from D.C. showed up a school one day wearing a C.O.C. shirt and talking about the new MRR, of course I thought that since he was D.C. and he had a punk shirt on he was like the godfather of punk, so I just nodded my head and was like "yeah MRR rules" not knowing what the fuck he was on about. Soon, he gave me a copy and I just couldn't believe it, some people had made a whole fucking magazine about bands and ideas they liked and did it all by themselves. I was blown away. I took that MRR home and read it and again and again, I had that shitty newsprint all over my fucking hands for days. I've read it off an on again for the past years, but I've never really thought about how much it impacted my life. Needless to say, Tim did play a big part in MRR and other things that has totally altered who and what I am today, so I just want to say "Thanks" not only to Tim but to punk rock in general.


Date: Sat Apr 4 01:43:13 1998
Name: Philip Priest
Subject: MRR
Comments: MRR had an impact on my life. Since first reading it almost 10 years ago. The networking that mrr provided with scene reports and pen pals i ment though the zine. Tim started all of this, he will be missed.


Date: Sat Apr 4 02:48:31 1998
Name: Wes White
Subject: Goodbye from the south
Comments: I was so hoping that it was a sick joke when I saw the news on #punk effnet, but very sadly much the opposite. MRR played a very key factor in transforming me from a typical deep south hick into a total obnoxious punk loving freak resulting in more than a few insults and beatings way back then. Being from the south back then, it wasn't easy to discover this kind of thing, and MRR brought it to me every month. Hell at one time I remember being the only kid on my block who even knew what it was. And along the way I accidentally learned a few things. There are a few of us from the country music capitol who are being dealt a hard blow with this, and we sorely miss you already. Thanks for changing me for the better. From Nashville, TN, Wes White


Date: Sat Apr 4 04:06:21 1998
Name: Daryl Westfall
Subject: Yikes.
Comments: I remember getting my first copy of Maximumrocknroll. I was attending Central Phoenix High School. It was the early 80's. A lot has changed since then. MRR has always remained a potent force in the D.I.Y. world, and still remains true to it's original principles. Thanks, Tim...for your dedication. You'll be missed.


Date: Sat Apr 4 07:19:20 1998
Name: Al/Suburban Voice 'zine
Subject: Tim
Comments: I've been reading MRR since issue #2 (still have 'em all, too) and, even though I don't always agree with everything in it, it's still been an inspiration, over the years. It certainly made me feel a part of something... Tim deserves a lot of credit for that. So I'd definitely say his work had a "corrupting" influence on me, and I mean that in a good way. He was also always cordial and pleasant with me and opened his home (and record collection--THE record collection) to me when I visited him, first in Berkeley and then in SF. I suppose I saw this coming, since he mentioned in his last e-mail to me, a few months ago, that he wasn't feeling all that great, but it's still a shock. I'll miss yoi, Tim... Rest in peace...


Date: Sat Apr 4 08:00:58 1998
Name: T. Chandler
Subject: YohannAn, Mark...
Comments: I have absolutely no doubt that had there been no Tim Yohannan, there would have been no Mutant Pop Records. No doubt whatsoever... I believe Tim Yo was the single most important person in the history of American punk rock--his zine kept the torch burning when it had all but gone out and provided a unifying vehicle for the musical form's rebirth. I only met Tim one time, dropped in on his "mansion" with Jason JAW one afternoon. He seemed like a pretty nice guy who smoked too many Pall Malls... Tim took a few cheap shots at people over the years, but all in all, his rigid honesty and unshaking commitment to an independent punk rock movement will be his lasting legacy. timbo Mutant Pop Records


Date: Sat Apr 4 08:18:50 1998
Name: J.
Subject: tim yo
Comments: this sounds so stupid, but although i never met him, i have to say that he helped keep punk rock alive for the past decade and without him , all the other kids in the middle of nowheresville would have had nothing to keep them up with the things that interest them. He has had an effect on more kids then probably anything haS in a while . um RIP.


Date: Sat Apr 4 08:27:34 1998
Name: Simon Harvey
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: News of Tim's passing yesterday came as a great shock to me. MRR was a hugely positive influence from the first time I stumbled across it as a clueless 15 year old punk kid, over 12 years ago. Tim seems to me to have been the single most important figure in American, and possibly world, punk rock, and for all of his legendary stubborness, the true value of his passion, dedication and drive ultimately transcended any more specific political disagreements that I might have had with him. I'm not much one for heroes, but I'll always regret that I was too tongue-tied to really speak to him or express any of this past a bit of banal small talk during the one time I met him a couple of years ago.


Date: Sat Apr 4 10:03:28 1998
Name: Radley
Comments: bye Tim and thanks


Date: Sat Apr 4 10:12:32 1998
Name: nathan wilson
Subject: tim yo
Comments: if it was not for maximum rock n roll, and tim yo, i don't know if i would be who i am today...still into the diy thing after almost 15 years, and mostly i have mrr and tim thank for that...tim will be missed, and has left a mark...thanx tim


Date: Sat Apr 4 10:17:06 1998
Name: greg g
Comments: Tim will be sorely missed, whether people realize they miss him or not. The enormity of his influence and importance to the "scene" is difficult to understand -- he dedicated his life to punk rock. That is a claim few can make. Punk rock post-Tim is kind of scary to imagine.


Date: Sat Apr 4 10:27:30 1998
Name: Billy Hawes
Subject: Gotta give credit where credit is due
Comments: Tim will be greatly missed. True, he could be a stubborn, cranky old fellow, and his politics were about 180 degrees from mine, but there's no way to deny the influence he's had on the SF (or US, for that matter) punk scene. I can't think of anyone who put more time and effort into the bay are punk scene than he did, though I suppose Biafra and Larry Livermore come close. Tim was kind enough to book a band of mine's (Abnormal Growth) first show at the Glman St. Project back when it was only a few months old, even though we sucked horribly. He even let us play there again later. We'll miss you, Tim.


Date: Sat Apr 4 10:55:09 1998
Name: al
Subject: PUNX DEAD
Comments: We won't let punk die, Tim


Date: Sat Apr 4 11:19:22 1998
Name: Joe Selby
Subject: I'll miss the cranky old bastard
Comments: I think the only thing Tim and I ever agreed on was music itself. I met him when 924 Gilman was starting up and grew to dislike his presence intensely over the first year or so of that process. Basically my 19 year old attitude about music that was, at the time really super apolitcal conflicted sharply with his views and he was in charge so it was inevitable I'd get annoyed and self-righteous. But the man's taste in music was impeccible. If I went through my record collection right now, or sorted out my thought about my current favorite bands I'd fine Tim's influence all over the place. What am I going to do now? Who will turn me on to music that rocks my world so consistently? I'm sure there are people all over the world who will say the same thing. God bless, Tim.


Date: Sat Apr 4 11:37:30 1998
Name: dan bailey
Subject: tim
Comments: I'm typing this about 3 feet from the shelves containing my complete set of MRR ... all the way back to issue 0, the one that came with Not So Quiet. When I found the first 2 issues at, respectively, Roads to Moscow & Tower in Tempe, I was absolutely bowled over. And a couple of years later, the zine somehow made me feel connected to the punk scene while I was exiled in Magnolia, Ark. -- I can only imagine he did that for thousands of kids across the country ... across the WORLD. I posted on some BBS last night, after seeing the news on the punk77 list, that Tim did what Jello Biafra did for punk in the early '80s ... doing missionary work, spreading the word about obscure local bands all across the country. Except Tim did it for, what, more than 16 years ... He was far & away US punk's MVP.


Date: Sat Apr 4 13:14:49 1998
Name: Blah blah blah
Comments: Tim - thanks for saving my adolescence.


Date: Sat Apr 4 14:17:03 1998
Name: Dan 10 Things
Subject: End of an era?
Comments: We all got into punk by following a different path, but once we got there, we all inevitably were influenced in some way by Tim Yohanan. MaximumRockNRoll was the first punk zine I ever read, it was the first zine I ever wrote for (I did scene reports 8 or 9 years ago), and it provided me with the inspiration and motivation to begin my own zine. I was more than suprised when Tim, who I had never met before, called me and told me he had cancer and asked if I was interested in becoming a zine cordinator for MRR. I turned it down for numerous reasons, but was totally flattered nonetheless. Tim's undying ethics and devotion to the punk community through MRR have been an anchor (good and bad) to us all and he will be sadly missed. We can all only wish by the time we die that we have had such an impact on so many people.


Date: Sat Apr 4 15:12:11 1998
Name: Criz Jacques
Subject: Bye Tim
Comments: I didn't always agree with what he said/wrote.. but I always thought the mag was fucking cool. He showed me that I can get older .. and greyer.. etc etc.. but I will never have to become less of a "punk" just because I've grown up. R.I.P. Tim.


Date: Sat Apr 4 15:22:05 1998
Name: max
Subject: tim yo
Comments: well, what can I say but Im sorry. MRR was one of the first punk zines I read and even though the contents quality varied, I always enjoyed some part of it. Its always sad when someone dies, he will be missed. //max from Sweden


Date: Sat Apr 4 15:22:47 1998
Name: Ron Martinez
Subject: Tim Y.
Comments: Tim was a valuable human being. I might have had some problems w/ his viewpoint at times, but he was such a beliver in punk ethics that you could not deny him respect. He helped our band by giving us a voice in the punk community when no one had ever heard of us, and he helped keep punk alive when most people had lost faith or just didn't care about it any- more. I always liked that he was the easiest person to make laugh, even at his own expense. I remember him whining about guitar solo's in our songs,so we opened our last l.p. w/ one just for him, he got a kick out of that. He and his contributions to our scene will be missed. See ya Tim, stay cranky, pissed, and punk. Wherever you may be. Ron/Final Conflict


Date: Sat Apr 4 17:32:26 1998
Name: George Sweetman
Subject: Timmy Y
Comments: I never knew Tim, so i feel kinda outa place commenting on his death. Basicly all i have to say is it came as kinda a shock when i heard that he passed away. I guess this is due to the fact that, for the most part, People involved with punk aren't old enough to die (unless they die of murder, suicde, or drugs which as we all know is fuckin' PUNK [hope you caught the sarcasm there]) and as such we don't really know how to deal with death in our subculture. Tim Y will no doubt be sorely missed by his friends and family and I'd like to offer my condolences to them. R.I.P. Tim. P.S. What's John Crawford going to draw about now that he doesn't have Tim to make fun of?


Date: Sat Apr 4 17:57:12 1998
Name: Skinned Alive
Subject: ...the valley of the shadow of death...
Comments: I never knew Tim, but I talked to him once on the phone. He sounded like he cared. Shit, he had to care about us all. Maybe he didn't like everybody's records (I know he didn't like Oi! too much), maybe alot of people are gonna talk shit about him now that he's dead, we need to remember him for what he really was. A man who cared about all of us, regadless if we were halfway around the globe or right down the street. A man who wanted to unite all of "the kids" under one banner, Punk Rock and make it a better world for those of us who were a little different or alone or scared. Thanks Tim, see you on the other side, wherever the hell that is. I wanna shake your hand...


Date: Sat Apr 4 18:17:51 1998
Name: Andrew Pickett
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: It was ten years ago this month I read MRR for the first time, and it helped show me there were others like me. Whether you liked Tim or hated him, you have to admit the passing of Tim will be a lose to punk in general not just MRR or the bay area. Goodbye and thanks Tim.


Date: Sat Apr 4 18:47:52 1998
Name: Tim & Mollie
Subject: Tim Yo.
Comments: Death is an interesting thing. It's an ending, but it also lets us begin to look at someone in a different context. The context of a lifetime, not of a conversation; a decade, not a year; a magazine, not an issue. I'd have to guess Tim did a lot more good than bad in the punk scene, and maybe that's all that matters now. We're past the point of ever again being able to argue about what releases we can put in our ads or what makes a band "punk". I'm still not sure what punk is, but I'd bet everything I own that MRR is less of it without Tim. -Liquid Meat Records


Date: Sat Apr 4 19:33:25 1998
Name: Scot F. Oxholm
Subject: Tim Yohannon
Comments: I first bought Maximum Rocknroll during my senior year of high school. I remember carrying it with me to all of my classes, and trying to convince the librarian that the school should've gotten a subscription to it. MRR was one of the first ways I was exposed to truly underground music, and for that I am forever grateful. I'm sure there are thousands like me all over the world. Thanks.


Date: Sat Apr 4 20:40:02 1998
Name: Marshall
Subject: So long...
Comments: Thanks to Tim Yo and 924 Gilman Street Project, I got a chance to meet a whole lot of great people (including Tim!), get into several bands and learn a lot about life and the punk rock scene. I just tonight (Saturday, 4 April) learned of Tim's passing - and it's still sinking in. I'll definately miss him...


Date: Sat Apr 4 20:43:38 1998
Name: Trevor Spaulding (TermiteHop)
Subject: Time
Comments: Tim, thanx for keepingp punk alive---Termite


Date: Sat Apr 4 20:43:53 1998
Name: Trevor Spaulding (TermiteHop)
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim, thanx for keepingp punk alive---Termite


Date: Sat Apr 4 20:48:52 1998
Name: Jesse Luscious
Comments: Even though we all knew, at least intellectually, that it would happen, Tim's death is still pretty fucking depressing. I'll miss him, even though, like every other person on the planet, we disagreed on the details. I don't think that calling him the U.S.'s punk rock MVP is too outta line, either. He definitely kept us all on our toes, making us strive to match his stubborn persistance in getting shit done. He did an indescribable job. Bye, Tim...


Date: Sat Apr 4 20:55:34 1998
Name: Adam Turk
Subject: Tim Yo-Mama
Comments: Two years ago I moved up here to the East/West Bay. The first thing I did when I got off the plane was go to the Gilman to see Fifteen's last show. While there, I saw a flyer posted up on the wall requesting that anyone skilled in Punk, Hard-Core, Ska, and Psychobilly should call and talk to Tim about a reviewing job at Maximum Rock N Roll. I took down the number and called the next day. I met Tim at Ameoba Records in Berkeley. This little guy (compared to my tall ass anyway) in a flight jacket walks up. We start talkin. He asks me to look through records that I would buy and my favorite bands. A punk quiz that I apparently passed. The next day I was out in the city picking up my keys to the house, and i've been working there ever since. The death of Tim Yo suprises me only because of it's suddeness. We all knew he was sick. We all knew that he, like everyone, was gonna kick off sometime. But we were never prepared for it to happen so fast. Tim Yo was a great man, and it's gonna be a little odd not having him around to henpeck my reviews, but I'm sure we'll carry on the legacy of Maximum Rock N Roll for many more years to come. I'll miss you Tim. As I'm sure we all will. Rest In Peace My Freind. Rest In Peace. Adam Turk - Shitworker - 2 Years


Date: Sat Apr 4 21:19:12 1998
Name: Vic Gedris
Subject: Timmy Yo
Comments: Although I have never met Tim, or even spoken to him, or even read MRR with any regularity, I realize that he was a very important presence in punk rock. It's sad when anyone dies, especially when it's someone who has had so much effect on people around him. He'll be missed by many.


Date: Sat Apr 4 21:36:07 1998
Name: Matt Average
Subject: Tim Yo R..I.P.
Comments: How can I say all that needs to be said in such a short space? The guy was amazing. He totally changed my life, and many others. I started reading the magazine with #25 and kept on going from there. It totally kept me sane through all these years. Working there was honestly a dream come true, and something I feel fortunate to have been a part of. He set the standard, and I see no reason whatsoever why we all can't do the same. I kind of think that was one thing he wanted to see out of people, was to live up to their potential. I know Tim believed in ghosts, so maybe he'll be haunting the MRR house. Who knows. All I know is that punk won't be the same without you. I miss you BoBo!! Take care, Matt Average


Date: Sat Apr 4 22:19:51 1998
Name: Mykel Board
Subject: A little more...
Comments: Tim Yohannon had the best laugh I've ever heard. A belly laugh: deep, unaffected, infectious. There was nothing cynical about Tim's laugh. Nothing evil, snide or malicious. That laugh brightened up the most depressed group of punks. It put wings on a losing risk game. Tim's laugh was the laugh of someone so self-confident that it never had to be censored. It was never a choked laugh or a nervous chuckle. There was no squeal, no throat clearing, never a hand over the mouth. If you knew Tim's laugh you loved him, despite his narrow-mindedness,despite his stubborn refusal to put ANYTHING or ANYONE before principles. You loved him despite his know-it-all attitude or his instant alienation of those who didn't know the laugh, or weren't affected by it. There's a big hole right now where that laugh was. It's not one that'll ever be filled.


Date: Sat Apr 4 22:48:21 1998
Name: Andy Gronberg
Subject: Tim
Comments: MRR was the first 'zine I picked up when I got involved in the punk scene. That was in early '86. I read MRR religiously (pardon the pun) for many years. I still pick it up when I can. Even though I knew Tim was sick I had no idea it had gotten that far along. Tim and his 'zine definitely had an impact on my views and thankfully it was there. My condolences to all his friends and family (punk rock family too).


Date: Sat Apr 4 23:01:56 1998
Name: Nathan Disgusting
Subject: Oh Well
Comments: Tim was cool. I shouldn't say much more than that, it would be redundant.


Date: Sat Apr 4 23:27:36 1998
Name: Trevor Spaulding (TermiteHop)
Subject: A few words of respect
Comments: I decided to elaborate on my last post...so here it is.. It's so wierd when someone that important to a community passes away (yes whether we like each other or not we're all part of a community, the punk rock community)....especially someone who is practically a father figure...no he was a father figure...somone we all respected whether we hated him or loved him...of course i didnt know him....but it doesnt matter, it doesnt take much to realize how truly important he was..and how it seems like there's something missing...when tim passed away he took a little piece of punk rock with him(maybe nofx will regret writing the song "i'm telling tim" now...well nevermind it's nofx they dont give a fuck about shit (and that's why we love em)) and a little piece of many of our hearts....tim whether you're in heaven, hell or neither- make sure you give em hell.... Love, Termite


Date: Sun Apr 5 00:09:24 1998
Name: Nib Arcola
Comments: I'm one of those people who never metTim in person or spoke to him on the phone but most of the people I correspond with would still be strangers to me now if it wasn't for Tim. I've met some really cool people through the pages of MRR and I have to say thanks. I find it kind of strange that I was in the studio with my band mixing a song called "I hope MRR approves of us, Dude" poking fun at some of us who seemed a little too reliant or worried about what the punk rock bible prints about them. No offence to Tim. Thanks for the friends and memories you didn't even know you gave me Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 00:13:54 1998
Name: Jon Kruithof
Subject: passing on
Comments: Here I am feeling like a fool, for commenting on a man whom I don't know. But MRR has been one of the few things that have kept me interested in punk rock over the past decade. Tim Yo had a hell of a lot to do with it. I feel close to him, when I read those issues, even though I've never spoken to him. Odd how the passing of Tim Yo is something that I feel a need to talk about. He will definatly be missed by me. Cheers and goodbye Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 00:47:38 1998
Name: Coaxial Davey
Subject: Passing of a punk scene icon..
Comments: Love him or hate him. you had to respect anyone that would dedicate his life to educating suburban kids on the ethics of humanity. Ive never been a huge MRR fan, but ive seen more then one kid decide suddenly that his life needs a drastic change, and more often than not, it was somehow linked to Tim Yo's lifework. Cheers.


Date: Sun Apr 5 00:58:49 1998
Name: MARISA & ERIKA
Subject: TIM
Comments: THIS REALLY SUCKS THAT HE IS GONE....IN FACT I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THAT HE WAS SICK...I THINK THIS IS A REAL GREAT LOSS FOR THE SCENE AND FOR MRR


Date: Sun Apr 5 03:06:53 1998
Name: Ryan Poortenga
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I wrote a cover article for Maximum Rock N Roll in 1994 called Punks in the Military. Tim liked the idea and we both liked how the article turned out. Shortly thereafter, a douchebag named TK Getzgo started doing a punks in the military column about his experience in the army. While I didn't consider my Navy experience to be totally pleasant, I also didn't see how Getzgo could bitch about everything that makes the military what it is. I wrote several letters to MRR critisizing his comments, but none were printed, while Getzgo was allowed to personally attack me in his column, without anyone else seeing what I had written. What's the moral of the story? Tim Yohannon did as much as any single person I can think of to promote independent punk music and ethics, but he was human. If you weren't for him, you were against him; if you didn't tow his party line, your views didn't count. And if he felt you had crossed him, he would not hesitate to use the considerable power and influence of MRR to retaliate. I met Tim and spent time at the MRR house. I was surprised to see that the entire zine was done in the living room of the house, and I drooled at the record collection in the basement. I realize that not everyone is as much of an iconoclast as I am, but I hope that Tim is remembered as he truly was, with all his merits and faults intact, and not deified as the savior of punk rock to whom we owe everything. There WAS a punk scene before MRR, and to suggest that everything would fall apart if it did not exist is just plain wrong. But I will acknowledge the importance of it's role the past sixteen years, and I've only missed one issue in the last nine years, so there must still be SOMETHING worth reading in it! Rest In Punk, Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 03:58:47 1998
Name: joel wick
Comments: The bottom line is tim yohannon changed my life. ican't thank him enough for starting a magazine that out into motion so many people that ultimately made my life better and exceptional. if it wasnb't for him, i wouldn't be where i am today. I knew he would pass away eventually, but it's still very saddening. thanx tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 05:54:51 1998
Name: Joey Vindictive
Subject: Tim . . .
Comments: Initally I made a decision not to do exactly what I'm doing right now. I never met Tim in person and felt "unentitled" to share any comments about the death of someone whom I hadn't actually "known" , however after reading years and years worth of MRR and speaking over the phone to him (mostly about band and label business), but occasionally to solicit his advice on certain matters , it occured to me that I guess I did sort of know Tim in a manner of speaking ,if only in a long distance acquainance sense and that was why I was feeling so bad about his absence.The thing that I will always remember most about Tim was my very first encounter with him .In the mid-80's I was in a band that managed to gather enough money together to put out our own record , it was only after we had finally received them that we realized that we had absolutely no idea how to sell them , I remembered that the MRR house phone # was in each issue of the zine and who better to call but the "President of PUNK" ? I remember actually being nervous. Tim answered the phone and I began to ramble on at about 500 mph non-stop my overly well rehearsed queries , Tim waited patiently for me to finish before bursting out in laughter and telling me that I was gonna' need to repeat myself since he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about , so I did and he proceeded to spill out a ton of rescources , #'s , names as well as advice on how not to get fucked over and yeah there was the laugh (the one that Mykel describes) , kind of sarcastic but more , "you're taking all of this way too seriously" in tone .It was probably one of the greatest "Punk Rock" truths that I ever learned , (although I still haven't put it into practice). Over the years , watching so many "punks" bands and styles come and go I can't even honestly say that I know what "punk" is anymore , and I probably never really have , but one thing that I always knew that I could count on was that if I was having one of my frequent "punk rock identity crises" I could ressurect an old MRR and feel that irreverent "fuck you , you shitty fuckin' world" attitude , and more importantly "I'm going to continue on in spite of the shittyness". My general feeling is that , that was what Tim intended. So to me Tim wasn't just about "punk" or MRR but instead represented an ideal.He was symbolic of individuality and steadfastness in putting your ass on the line for what you believed in.Lots of people thought he was an asshole for it , but almost all of my favorite people in the world are "assholes". From my outsiders viewpoint Tim was a man who dared to live his passion , and irreguardless of what that passion was in and of itself it deserves a great deal of unconditional respect. I was always impressed by the ways that Tim guarded his personal philosophical territory seemingly without any reguard of consequence. Less and less people seem to be popping up who hold those values as dearly as Tim did. And when we lose one , it's a huge loss to the human race collectively. I'm going to use Tims death as a wake-up call to live my own life more vigorously and to persue my own passions with more intensity. I only hope that when I kick I can leave behind some sort of an alarm clock that rings out as loudly as Tim Yohannans.


Date: Sun Apr 5 07:38:58 1998
Name: Dave Negation
Subject: MRR memories
Comments: Although I never met Tim, only knowing him from the pages of MRR, I feel deeply saddened by his death. I remember the first issue of MRR I bought, six years ago, opened up a whole new world to me. No longer did I feel like an isolated anarchist punk in my home town of Dublin - suddenly I realised that there were others like me all over the world. The impact this made on my 13-year-old conciousness was profound & I honestly believe I'd be a different person were it not for Tim's efforts for "the scene" over the years... My condolences to all who knew him, who must be missing him right now...


Date: Sun Apr 5 07:43:34 1998
Name: Niki Zierenberg
Subject: Sundays
Comments: I know he died on Friday, but I didnt find out till just now. I dont know what to say, except this proves that Sundays suck!


Date: Sun Apr 5 08:42:12 1998
Name: Joe Horvath
Subject: "the gray zine"
Comments: The first time that I grasped a copy of MRR and opened it's pages, I was in love. I have never before or since, seen such a comprehensive source of the underground punk rock scene. So many styles...so many bands...so many stories and so much more. I appreciate everything that Tim did and I believe that his heart was as strong and filled with the true passion of what the essence of punk rock is than any other icon ever. My respect to all of the family and friends of Tim. Keep your heads up. ---joe horvath, Pittburgh, PA


Date: Sun Apr 5 09:48:06 1998
Name: Shaun Anderson
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Fuck, I don't know what to say. I just found out about tim's death, and at first I thought it was some stupid joke. Apparently, it's not. Maxiumum Rock N' Roll was the first zine I ever read, and although I don't agree with alot of shit tim has said or printed there, I do agree that his impact to the whole punk rock community was undeniable, and he will be sadly missed. My suggestion to those of you at MRR is to start a foundation in Tim's name, for canser reaseach or something of such. I know that probabley sounds stupid, or not very punk, but I seriously believe that it would be a help. I know I would donate money to a foundation like that in a second. All I can think of saying is that this really sucks, but it more than just sucks, it's a tragedy. Rest in peace tim...


Date: Sun Apr 5 09:56:56 1998
Name: Ben Weasel
Subject: TY
Comments: I had a fucking plane ticket for three weeks from now to go see him before he died. I'm not going now. It would be too weird to be in the Bay Area and not go see Tim. He was my friend and I miss him already. Mykel is right. Tim's laugh was great. The world's a shittier place without him.


Date: Sun Apr 5 10:28:20 1998
Name: WWWhatsup NYC
Subject: moshpit in the sky
Comments: Hey Tim Say hello to Donny The Punk, willya?


Date: Sun Apr 5 12:34:46 1998
Name: jimbo
Subject: hold on.....
Comments: hey, didnt we just have an april fools day..... dont know about you guys but i'd be careful to not get fooled again. suckers....... if i am wrong what can i say???


Date: Sun Apr 5 13:43:03 1998
Name: katia sarcastica
Subject: well.
Comments: to be honest, i don't know what to say. i never met tim or anything, but i still think it's a major loss. mrr was the first punk zine i'd ever read, and even though i stopped reading it with any regularity a few years ago, i still think he made a hell of a contribution to the punk scene...more than probably anyone else.

thanks to mrr, i heard about a lot of bands and a lot of people that i wouldn't have otherwise, and i know that i'm far from being the only one.

rest in peace.


Date: Sun Apr 5 14:45:07 1998
Name: dustin michael mertz
Subject: r.i.p. timmy
Comments: although i haven't been a regular reader of mr&r in the past couple of years, tim, and co. are almost directly responsible for broadening my interests in punk related music and politics. when a person like tim passes, love him or hate him, you have to at least respect what he's accomplished. rest in peace tim, and may your legacy live on........


Date: Sun Apr 5 14:58:36 1998
Name: tim
Subject: tim yohannan
Comments: i never met tim yo, or anything, but many of my first ideas about punk were shaped, positivly and negatively, by him and MRR...he, for good or bad, whether you liked him or not, influenced and helped shape punk into what it is today. It would be difficult, if even possible, to find someone who can even fill half of what he did. He will be sorely missed.


Date: Sun Apr 5 15:31:06 1998
Name: nikki levine
Comments: maximum rocknroll was one of the things in life that made me feel like i wasn't alone, as silly as it sounds. it's really admirable for him to have done so much for punk rock and go through chemotherapy at the same time.. so many people just don't realize how fucking hard that is. he'll be missed.


Date: Sun Apr 5 16:04:55 1998
Name: Carl
Subject: Sadness...
Comments: My source of inspiration is gone... I wont forget...


Date: Sun Apr 5 16:18:10 1998
Name: Simon Scrambler
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: Although I have only been reading mrr since december, I feel lucky to have read it while Tim was still with us. MRR was so symbolic to me, when I picked it up at the record store, I felt punk in my blood. It seems as of late many people have been sick or dying, Brett Gurewitz, the FYP bassist, I hope we can turn these tragedies in to a positive action.


Date: Sun Apr 5 16:35:32 1998
Name: Mark Watkins
Subject: TimYo
Comments: I almost feel empty after hearing about his death. I couldn't believe it. Rest in peace Tim Yohannan, perhaps the most influencal human being to the punk scene in the last 15 years. Whoever the fuck used this to advertise for their lame band needs a kick in the ass. That is a pathectic way to advertise your page, you fucking prick. Do you get some sort of plesure spamming off of a site that's paying respect to someone's death. You are one sick piece of shit, and for that, I will never purchase any of your bands records no matter how good or bad you may be. You should be totally ashamed of yourself


Date: Sun Apr 5 16:47:27 1998
Name: justin cummings
Subject: tim yohannan
Comments: before i decided to post i looked to to see how many others have done so already. what is amazing is that i know a good bit of them and i am pretty good friends with a few as well. this somewhat shows how we are all somehow a part of this little circle revolving around punk rock....and tim had a major influence in our world of punk rock. i am sure he will be missed by his friends and family as well as the thousands of people who dont' know him personally. oh, and shame on chaos usa for using a memorial site to plug their crappy band.


Date: Sun Apr 5 17:26:22 1998
Name: Larry
Subject: MR&R
Comments: He'll definitely be missed.


Date: Sun Apr 5 17:37:42 1998
Name: Larry
Subject: What's next?
Comments: I know Tim must be taking care business where he's at now. Now it's time for all of to keep things within our grasps and boycott all things corperate. Lets do it for Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 18:07:48 1998
Name: Kane
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Tim created something so vast. He helped so many of us find what has been so important in our perceptions of life itself. Notice I said _find_, it was not sold to us. Thanks for what you gave Tim. -Kane


Date: Sun Apr 5 18:11:20 1998
Name: Mitch Cardwell
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Tim's ideas have made a lasting impact not only on my musical tastes, but on my way of thinking. I admire the dedication he showed. He had a great deal to do with the construction of "the community" many of us feel a part of. The impact and influence he had was enormous. I'm sorry to hear that he is gone.


Date: Sun Apr 5 18:42:39 1998
Name: Sam Atakra
Subject: Tim's death
Comments: I didn't agree with a few of Tim's policies, but I always appreciated his tireless efforts, and looked forward to his collumn each month. He'll be missed, good luck Jen and Jacquelline. Sam atakra http://www.sirius.com/~atakra


Date: Sun Apr 5 19:55:39 1998
Name: D. Cummings
Comments: Tim was so awesome, and its so strange to say that cause I never met him. I wish I had gotten the chance. I love you Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 20:32:02 1998
Name: Paul No Records
Subject: Tim
Comments: Heck, he had this incredible way of making you second guess how seriously you were taking punk or whether you were taking it too seriously or whether you even a punk at all...He'd speak with a suspecting tone of voice or totally agree with everything you were saying in the very next breathe...His laugh, his smile, the way he'd critize the shit outta you and praise you for doing something cool in the same sentence...all that stuff will be missed. Great guy, and I think most of us were still kinda kept on our toes, all the way until the end (I know I was, after being told 2 weeks ago that one of my reviews was "too cynical" for MAXIMUM), but that's why we loved that guy...He just left us, no sobbing and moping around, everytime I saw him in the last 2 weeks he was on his toes and still criticizing me...heh heh...Damn, I'm gonna miss that...Love ya, Tim.


Date: Sun Apr 5 20:47:37 1998
Name: Jeff Terranova
Subject: Up Front
Comments: This is Jeff from Up Front and Smorgasbord Records here. I am sorry to hear about Tim's recent lose with his fight with cancer. I myself two years ago had a bout with a tumor, fortunatley though mine turned out to be benign!! Years ago I thought that Tim was a jerk because of the way that he slagged on my band and on the Str8 edge bands/ scene. Now years later I learned that all press is good press and I appreciate the time that he gave us at all. My heart goes out to his family members and all the staff at MRR! Jeff Terranova


Date: Sun Apr 5 22:00:00 1998
Name: carrick
Subject: tim
Comments: props to Tim, Rest In Peace


Date: Sun Apr 5 22:13:28 1998
Name: Wyzo
Subject: tim Yo was a Sinister Ninja
Comments: I have been known by alot of people along the way(start bad religion song now) who have hated what ive said or loved it. From being bitched and riled at by Propagandhi fans to being loved by screeching weasel fans ive offended alot of people. In a way that why i actually respect Tim. Most of you do respect him but alot of you merely think you SHOULD respect him so you do.Instead of examining yourself and saying you dont know why you respect him and finding out why you really do. Tim Was a likable guy and started a huge and paramount zine,MRR. I remember back when FLipside and MRR equaled at least a couple hours of enjoyment. It was only a couple days ago i was in fact reading a recent interview with TIm YO and Jen in FLipside. All in all tim is missed by me because he was a guy after my own heart. When i think of him i see something of myself and i see someone who helped hundreds of people and that is uncommon in this "community". Tim did DIY back when you had to DIY and did not choose to DIY. But the sad thing is this will only phase some people for maybe a couple minutes. With BRett Gurewitz just showing improvement in Rehab it makes you wonder has punk really grown or has it just enlarged in vastness. Im just waiting for Mr.Brett to go. But life will Go on.......Unfortunately thats exactly whats the problem now isnt it? Insincerely, SNi- Wyzo www.ozemail.com.au/~koprules/


Date: Sun Apr 5 22:28:40 1998
Name: dave
Subject: sad day for punk
Comments: never met him but will miss him nonetheless. his years of dedication to punk is an inspiration. month after month mrr was always there; entertaining,educating,angering,and blacking up hands.thanks tim.you may be gone but not forgotten..


Date: Sun Apr 5 22:36:36 1998
Name: john heisel
Subject: rip
Comments: RIP Tim. Your zine changed my life. Thank you.


Date: Sun Apr 5 23:33:09 1998
Name: Cory Ransom
Subject: wish I had the chance...
Comments: I can't say I've ever met the guy. Hell, I can't even say I've even heard of the guy before today..... All I can say is that in some way Tim has definitly helped shape this genre of music some choose to call "punk rock".... I'm sure myself, along with everyone else who has ever picked up a copy of MRR will now think of Tim every time we pick up another... I guess now is better time than never to say " Thanx, Tim......" You will be missed.....


Date: Sun Apr 5 23:35:36 1998
Name: Cory Ransom
Subject: thanx Tim.....
Comments: I can't say I've ever met the guy. Hell, I can't even say I've even heard of the guy before today..... All I can say is that in some way Tim has definitly helped shape this genre of music some choose to call "punk rock".... I'm sure myself, along with everyone else who has ever picked up a copy of MRR will now think of Tim every time we pick up another... I guess now is better time than never to say " Thanx, Tim......" You will be missed.....


Date: Mon Apr 6 00:20:29 1998
Name: me
Subject: him
Comments: THANKS


Date: Mon Apr 6 00:21:32 1998
Name: Giz (Hoodrat)
Comments: Tim always has and always will be a symbol of uncompromised morals. While many from that scene had fucked off/changed/sold out -- he didn't. It *is possible* to succeed(however you may define it) without comprimising your beliefs. It's a matter of getting off your ass and evoking positive change instead of sitting around and bitching. Tim showed the world punk scene that DIY efforts can and do work. That spark ... or inspiration that has affected so many will continue to act as a driving force for scenes everywhere. Let's keep that fire alive.


Date: Mon Apr 6 01:01:10 1998
Name: zabet
Comments: living in SF for the last 8 years, i only knew tim as an acquaintance... as someone whose presence i valued, whether it was shooting the shit about bands, competing for/comparing great record scores, or seeing him at the many shows over the years. tim was a fixture here. if you saw him at a show, you just knew that there was a band *really* worth seeing. i'm gonna miss all that, but i won't forget it. what an impact that man had on all of us.


Date: Mon Apr 6 02:03:50 1998
Name: Eric Ooompa-Loompa
Subject: Man....
Comments: when i read this on the world wide punk page, i was like 'man, this ain't true' for some reason. i didnt even know him personally, yet i have been an avid reader and i was still like shocked. for 7 years now his zine has kept me entertained, and im sure if i knew him in real life he would keep me just as entertained. his ideas and sorts make me kind of want to spread my own, and be more open, and get off my lazy ass, start a zine, a band, do something. it makes you think about how fast life could just be swept away from you, and you don't even realize it, you dont get to say your goodbyes to everyone. oh well, im saying my hello and goodbye now to you. have fun up there, down there, or wherever you went. eric ooompa-loompa


Date: Mon Apr 6 06:55:39 1998
Name: Ralf Sandner aka the spitbrother
Subject: tim yo
Comments: shit , i never seem to find the right words when i need them... tim is dead and all of you should pay respect to his dedication to diy punk rock and i feal really sorry for people like _you_know_who_ who spam the usenet with their viciious posts about tim's deadth


Date: Mon Apr 6 08:10:37 1998
Name: Bobby Tendinitis
Comments: I found out about this pretty late since I'm away from the computer on weekends.

You know how I found out about Tim's passing? From the "indiepop" list. No lie. As many other people have posted, MRR was the first zine they ever read. I'm one of those people- it introduced me not only to punk rock, but to independent music in general. Whether you drifted off into something completely different like indiepop, metal, techno, or anything else out there, it's important to remember how you got to that point. I know I do, but it's a shame that it takes the death of someone special to make you see things that were right in front of you. Thanks for everything Tim.


Date: Mon Apr 6 08:19:04 1998
Name: Jon Krueger
Subject: tim
Comments: Thanks for the years of good reading Tim. Your work will be missed.


Date: Mon Apr 6 08:45:19 1998
Name: Morgan Coe
Subject: Thanks
Comments: I guess I fall into the "read MRR for years/never met Tim" side of the equation, so I only really knew the man through the magazine. Sometimes it was easy to forget that there was actually a real human being behind Maximum Rocknroll; it was such a reliable, constant part of the US punk scene that I sort of unconsciously imagined that Tim Yo would be reviewing records, answering letters, catching shit from bands and zines, recruiting shitworkers, and otherwise putting out MRR forever and ever, amen. I'm sure that for every fight-picker with a chip on his/her shoulder, there are dozens of people who admired and respected Tim and what he'd done; I wish we'd had a chance to be as vocal in our support as some of his critics were in their, um, criticizing. Anyhow, I never quite got around to writing in, so I'll just say: I haven't always agreed with Tim's taste in music, and I haven't always agreed with the way he ran MRR (it broke my heart when they stopped reviewing tapes the VERY SAME ISSUE my first band sent in our first demo), but when it comes down to it I wish I could see more people putting as much of themselves into a zine (or a band, or just about anything, really) as Tim put into MRR, and if the price of that is that I won't always like the result, that's fine. Morgan.


Date: Mon Apr 6 08:45:57 1998
Name: Cory Ferguson
Comments: I wouldn't know tim if i passed him on the street, yet news of his death has made me very sad. It's a very strange feeling. When you consider how many people read each issue of MRR and how many have been united and connected through it you realize it's probably the single most powerful too punk has today. I think it's quite possible that tim has done more for our scene/movement than any other human being in our, albeit short, history. He continued to fight the good fight right up until his unfortunate passing. He will no doubt always be remembered as one of the movements greats. Having said that, i think what we need to do is take that inspiration and apply it to ourselves. In his absence we need to get active and create thousands of little tim yo's all around the world uniting and making a difference. I know he wasn't a god, but he was something a lot better than that... DEDICATED.


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:12:15 1998
Name: Scott Hoffman
Subject: good man gone
Comments: I know one thing for sure. Tim is responsible for giving NOFX a chance, and quite simply put, I wouldn't be who I am today without that band around. I'm sorry to hear of the death, and best wishes to the continued success of MRR.


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:32:14 1998
Name: Larry "riotgun."
Subject: ???!!!
Comments: This has been a wierd weekend for me. My uncle dies on thursday and Tim dies on Friday and I'm left with a whole weekend to think about it. I know Tim had a huge influence within our community and I know life goes on regardless of his contributions, but Tim inspired people to participate in a positive way. I know the staffers of MMR will keep the torch burning. I'm just hoping that the rest of us can make a conciense decision to contribute to our respective scene. If we learned only one thing from Tim, I hoped we learned that apathy promotes nil. Nothing will get done if we're waiting for the next guy to do it for us. I know in Southern California, most of the bands are held at the mercy of crooked promoters, money motivated music magazines and all around exploiters of our scene. Through the many pages of MMR, my band has established some real and enduring freindships and networking with bands world wide. I am a believer that all this was made possible by Tim and his fellow staffers. And to Tim and his people I owe a big debt of gratitude that I hope in my lifetime I can someday repay for all the useful resources that made possible to me and other bands who use MMR as more than mere entertainment. Thanx Tim, where ever you are. You will be missed. Larry Hernandez http://www.cosmoslink.net/~riotgun


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:36:50 1998
Name: Chris
Subject: Tim
Comments: Optima Dies Prima Fugit (The Best Days are first to flee) ---- Homer


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:47:14 1998
Name: K. Stagger
Subject: Tim
Comments: MRR brought me back into the punk fold and politicized me all over again. I hope the magazine will continue. Even though I never met Tim, his columns were always inspiring.


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:47:29 1998
Name: Dan Yemin
Comments: Wow. Pretty depressing news, and reading everybody's memorial postings just drives the point home. Been reading MRR for 10+ years, and it pretty much singlehandedly established what will probably turn out to be a lifelong connection between the punk rock community and myself. When I was stuck in the midwest with no punk friends or connections, MRR and Tim made me feel like part of a community, a feeling which persists to this day. I continued to buy and read every issue, even when the zine's areas of coverage no longer corresponded much with my own interests, because it was always, and continues to be, an inspiring effort. Thanks, Tim. We never met, but I'll miss you. -D.Y.


Date: Mon Apr 6 09:50:13 1998
Name: Dan Yemin
Comments: Wow. Pretty depressing news, and reading everybody's memorial postings just drives the point home. Been reading MRR for 10+ years, and it pretty much singlehandedly established what will probably turn out to be a lifelong connection between the punk rock community and myself. When I was stuck in the midwest with no punk friends or connections, MRR and Tim made me feel like part of a community, a feeling which persists to this day. I continued to buy and read every issue, even when the zine's areas of coverage no longer corresponded much with my own interests, because it was always, and continues to be, an inspiring effort. Thanks, Tim. We never met, but I'll miss you. -D.Y.


Date: Mon Apr 6 10:23:51 1998
Name: Carlos Suarez
Subject: Comments
Comments: Well, of course you can count the people that know who Tim Yo was, here in Mexico. I really admired the guy for building a zine like MRR, whenever I have a chance to get a new issue I enjoy it a lot. Well rest in peace Tim. My best wishes to the people that will continue with the mag.


Date: Mon Apr 6 10:47:38 1998
Name: Kevyn Keneagy
Subject: Bad News
Comments: I did not know Tim except through the pages of his rag, but his passing still hits me the same bad way the deaths of Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Jerry Nolan, Razzle and Phil Lynott did. I've written for several zines over the years, and have watched one right after the other go under. Ya gotta admire Tim for bein able to keep it together after all these years. His conviction to punk is an inspiration to all of us over 25 and still in the game. See ya on the other side someday.


Date: Mon Apr 6 10:51:16 1998
Name: Kevyn Keneagy
Subject: Bad News
Comments: I did not know Tim except through the pages of his rag, but his passing still hits me the same bad way the deaths of Johnny Thunders, Stiv Bators, Jerry Nolan, Razzle and Phil Lynott did. I've written for several zines over the years, and have watched one right after the other go under. Ya gotta admire Tim for bein able to keep it together after all these years. His conviction to punk is an inspiration to all of us over 25 and still in the game. See ya on the other side someday.


Date: Mon Apr 6 12:14:14 1998
Name: Ean Hernandez
Subject: tim
Comments: Tim relentlessly helped to build something that benefitted everyone who ever thought it'd be fun to go on punk rock tours, write for punk rock magazines, put on punk rock shows, start a punk rock label, etc... considering the impact that these sorts of things have had on MY life, I should say that I certainly owe him a huge debt of gratitude. Thanks Tim. e


Date: Mon Apr 6 12:25:15 1998
Name: Kevin Flush
Comments: I didn't know him first hand, but I wanted to pay respects for a man who really helped out the scene.


Date: Mon Apr 6 12:57:46 1998
Name: Oliver Cooney
Subject: See ya tim
Comments: Tim had balls to say alot of the stuff that he did. thanks for opening the outside world up to people who otherwise never would have seen it. fuck it up wherever you are! oliver


Date: Mon Apr 6 12:58:44 1998
Name: mike appelstein
Comments: I first saw MRR in 1985, when I was 19. I'd only seen a few fanzines up to that point, but MRR was the first that tipped me off to the global scale of this punk rock stuff. There were scene reports from all over the globe -- Italy, Mexico, Australia, obscure Eastern European countries. It was the first time that I conceptualized the fact that punk *did* change the world -- look at all the places where it was made and played! I eventually moved on from MRR, and like many people took it for granted...but I can't forget the impact it made on me as an impressionable kid. Tim, your efforts did not go unappreciated. Wherever you are, I hope you're comforted by the fact that people all over the planet benefitted because you lived. --Mike


Date: Mon Apr 6 13:06:46 1998
Name: Chris Charla
Subject: tim, duh
Comments: Like everyone else, MRR had an stunning effect on me. A lot of what I am today, and the attitudes towards life I have are thanks in no small measure to MRR, and indirectly, Tim. I am also glad to say that meeting and working with Tim was pretty much exactly as cool as I ever expected it would be. It sucks that he is gone.


Date: Mon Apr 6 13:16:19 1998
Name: Jason Miller
Subject: ALOHA!
Comments: Just wanted to say MAHALO on behalf of the scene in Hawaii. 'Zines like MRR make life a lot easier for those of us who live so far away. Thanks TIM, thanks MRR! Aloha - Jason Miller / Hawaiian Express... http://members.aol.com/hwnexp/news.html


Date: Mon Apr 6 13:17:06 1998
Name: Brad Quillen
Subject: A World Away
Comments: although I'm at school now, pursuing an education (or supporting 'the man,' depending on your point of view), I was born in a rural community in the Appalachian Mountains. Ever since I was 15 I was fascinated by punk rock. MRR gave me my ONLY means of following the scene at all. I spent hours reading the same issue over and over, dreaming of what it would be like to be there. I love MRR and respected the hell out of Tim. -Country Boy


Date: Mon Apr 6 13:50:02 1998
Name: Kevin
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I would like to send my deepest sympathies to everyone who was close to Tim; his family, everybody at MRR, etc. I did not know Tim personally, but I will tell you this. I have never come across anyone who stuck to their views and beliefs like Tim. He was a 100% true Punk. MRR has helped me through alot of tough shit over the years. Just when I thought it was me against the world, I would pick up MRR, read all the letters, all the columns, and finally read Tim's always well thought-out column and realize that there are more people who think like me and live like me than there has ever been before. Wherever you are Tim, fuck some shit up. You will be missed a great deal!


Date: Mon Apr 6 14:08:21 1998
Name: Frank
Subject: bye
Comments: Well miss you Tim, MRR wont be the same without your work


Date: Mon Apr 6 14:20:38 1998
Name: Seo Hui
Subject: fuck.
Comments: I first picked up MRR when I was in the 11th grade, that was...four years ago, I guess. Love him or hate him? I probably did both, I loved MRR for a bit, and then just lost interest, got into other publications, whatever. I hated how the newsprint ink rubbed off on my fingers, but Maximum Rock N Roll is probably everyone's first document of punk, the beginning for a lot of people, as well as many of my friends. You might not agree or like Tim, but he had an army of high school kids behind him. And the kids, they're the ones who really count. Rest in Peace.


Date: Mon Apr 6 14:25:52 1998
Name: G.A. Matiasz aka George Impulse aka "Lefty" Hooligan
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: So long Tim, and thanks for all that you've done. I will miss you.


Date: Mon Apr 6 15:00:44 1998
Name: Liam Lunchtray
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I've been reading MRR since #76, and have only missed a handful of issues since then. MRR showed me a world that up until that point I never knew existed. It showed me that as long as you want to do something you can, and that if you do it yourself, no one can ever stop you. Mrr showed me that you can have strong beleifs and ideals, but you never have to take yourself TOO seriously. It showed me that you never have to do ANYTHING if you don't want to. Tim Yohannon played a big part in me being who I am today, and he let me know that even the fat unpopular kid in 9th grade can make a difference. This may seem silly saying all this about someone I never met, but I'm sure you all understand. Thank You Tim, I really fucking appreciate all that you and your magazine did for me. I'll miss you.


Date: Mon Apr 6 16:25:35 1998
Name: shap
Subject: man
Comments: does suck.... i thought he was a bit arrogant, but his contributions cannot be ignored. Alot of the NorCal punk scene was influenced by MRR


Date: Mon Apr 6 16:44:20 1998
Name: Diane Wilson
Subject: MRR in the u.k
Comments: Just a short note , I feel I've always been around punk and so has MRR.I've read it on and off over the years, and as always loved the global feel of it (just like the net)and it even encouraged me to travel and learn new languages cos of my love of punk.I didn't know him ,but we all need innovators in all things. Blessed be, from a punky witch from the u.k


Date: Mon Apr 6 17:56:10 1998
Name: David Elliott
Subject: Tim
Comments: Wow. I never read MRR regularly, but it was one of the first fanzines I ever saw. And I know that so much of the punk rock world, directly or indirectly, owes its existence to Tim Yohannan and MRR. It is a sad, sad day.


Date: Mon Apr 6 18:52:03 1998
Name: ant
Comments: well its obvious that tim is/has been/will always be a great inspiration for many people... this page proves it. i didnt know him at all except trough MRR. but one thing is sure: he has me working like crazy on all my projects. i'm just sad i didnt get to know Tim in real life.


Date: Mon Apr 6 18:52:17 1998
Name: ant
Comments: well its obvious that tim is/has been/will always be a great inspiration for many people... this page proves it. i didnt know him at all except trough MRR. but one thing is sure: he has me working like crazy on all my projects. i'm just sad i didnt get to know Tim in real life.


Date: Mon Apr 6 19:11:11 1998
Name: Jay Cardinell
Subject: huh?
Comments: Well, it wasnt especially a surprise. But its still sad as hell. We definitly were very different people. Different musical tastes, different political views, different ideas about the ideal scene, etc. But still, if it werent for his magazine, Id be pretty much in the dark. My condolances to those who were tims family and personal friends.


Date: Mon Apr 6 19:23:45 1998
Name: Jimmy Hat
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Thanks for helping to make bands out of kids who were otherwise rejected by society. You'll be missed. Love, Jimmy Hat The Dropouts


Date: Mon Apr 6 20:09:34 1998
Name: J.K. Laubach
Subject: Tim
Comments: I think it's obvious by the number of people that have signed this page that Tim was a very influential person on so many people's lives, whether they knew him personally or not. I can recall wondering what he was like when I first picked up MRR at age 13. (Which was only four years ago, yet it seems like forever.) I'd like to offer my sympathy to all those mourning his death, and though I didn't know him personally, I know thing's will never be the same. Good luck to all the shitworkers at MRR, esp. Jen, and I'll continue to support MRR and punk forever.


Date: Mon Apr 6 20:24:31 1998
Name: Tony Piscia
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: I never knew Tim but MRR has had a HUGE impact on my life. I just wanted to sign this and say "Thank you Tim, I don't even wanna think about what it would have been like if I had never found MRR."


Date: Mon Apr 6 20:45:18 1998
Name: Jeremy Jones
Subject: Thanks
Comments: Thanks Tim for your committment to something that most people will never understand.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:04:38 1998
Name: Josh
Subject: yeah...
Comments: I never liked Tim really, until I grew up. Thanks Tim, for everything, which is really too much to list, but especially Gilman, pizza, and the L.S.D.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:22:36 1998
Name: greg
Subject: what a drag
Comments: i stopped reading MRR a few years ago when tim quit allowing music i liked to be reviewed. i didn't get pissed about this little policy change. i just stopped reading, and oddly enough i respected tim a lot more after that. it seemed that his intention at the time was something like "fuck you this IS still my zine. tough shit...start your own if your whining". he was right. of course several other major zines popped up around this time to cover what was excluded due to the changes at MRR. anyway...by reading the "yomama" column for a few years, and after listening to all the shit that was conatantly slung at him (and the shit that was slung FROM him), my impression of tim is that he was someone who stuck to his opinions at all costs, and backed them with intensity and wit. he never gave up on the proverbial DIY ethic, even after seeing so many of his contemporaries (PARTICULARLY in recent years) abandon this mode of thinking for "greener" pastures. he was one of the handful of people in the quote-punk-unquote scene that i admired. i never met him and never probably would have, but i feel the need to acknowledge that he's gone. if the old "punk is dead" slogan ever held any truth at all, then this is the moment...thanks tim.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:28:36 1998
Name: Adam Metz
Subject: Why I'm Here
Comments: To Tim: Maximum RNR and the Bay Area punk scene made me part of who I am today; a musician, promoter, and a thinker. Thank you. May you rest in peace. You have inspired many.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:40:16 1998
Name: skinny
Subject: fuck
Comments: Um... I don't know what to say. Death sucks. I'm sorry. Tim was a fucking inspiration from what little I read in MMR. I hope he's fucking with things wherever he is. I didn't know him so I'm 100% full of shit. I'm sorry.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:50:52 1998
Name: josh hooten
Subject: influence
Comments: in reading the other entries in this memorial i find it interesting how many times the phrase "love him or hate him" and "i didn't agree with everything he said" keeps coming up. i think it's a nice gesture that we can all put aside differences of opinion, however strong those differences may be, and look at the bigger picture of what tim yohannan brought into the world and into our lives. it seems pointless to say tim and mrr changed my life because it obviously changed everybody heres life. ten years ago mrr broadened my scope and introduced me to lots of new ideas and music. in the last few years, when the range of coverage pulled back and the whole definition of punk debate came up mrr made me go out into the world and fend for myself and decide what i liked on my own. both of these influences are valid and important to me. certainly in the last few years tim's personal definition of punk which played itself out in the pages of mrr at the very least made us all step back, scrutinize, investigate, and forge our own ideas of what punk was to us. tim forcing us all to examine ourselves and our ideas in this way is invaluable no matter if you ended up agreeing with his definition or were pissed as hell because your band couldn't get a review anymore. that whole debate was the fuel for so many people to go out and start their own projects, all the while complaining about mrr not covering what they wanted they perhaps forgot to notice the change they had enacted in their lives. i've learned as much from my differences with tim's ideas as i have from the things i agreed with in mrr, both ways ended up with me learning something new and for that i am grateful. josh hooten. punk planet.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:52:39 1998
Name: Lily Burana
Subject: oh tim, fuck you
Comments: I'm honored to have known tim yo since I was a dumb-ass punk rock 19-year-old with confused politics and waist-length platinum blonde hair extensions and more holes in my head than a swiss cheese. His influence on music--Green Day, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Sound Garden, Hole...where is thy sting--is tremendous. Before the big bucks came knocking, they all found a place in MRR. Tim could be a huge pain in the ass sometimes, he had no shortage of opinion and no shortage of breath in expressing it. But he was generous, fun to be around, determined and really really true to his version of punk. One of the "best of Tim" moments was during the time when Nirvana was big and big labels were trying to get ad space in 'zines to up their "cred quotient." Some ad rep froma big label called the MRR house to try to get an ad and tim told him, "I'm sorry, we don't take ads from major labels." The guy's response: "Oh, *COOL*" Even on the wrong side of the (arguable) 'sell-out' fence, people were into Tim's strength of resolve. Even if it meant to big-ass ad for Alice in Chains or something. He also broadened the social world of SO many people. I can only imagine how many people slept on that yukky basement floor onClipper St, how many people made friends through him. Directly or not, some of the people Tim (and punk rock) brought into my life: Mykel Board, Martin Sprouse, Jane Guskin, Deb DeSalvo, George Tabb, Matt Wobensmith, Jen and Morgan Worth, Mary Jane Weatherby, Tom Jennings, Tribe 8, Stephan Ielpi, Katy O' Dell, Marc Rentzer, Chicken John, yadda yadda. I, and anyone else, could go on forever, but really, more than the litany of chums and punk ships-in-the-night, I want to show the fucking magnitude tim yo had. He outlived punk's usefulness, in some ways, and reenforced it in others. He will be MISSED.


Date: Mon Apr 6 21:53:45 1998
Name: John Stamos
Subject: Personal Story
Comments: I've known Tim longer than most of you have even known *of* him, which is why I feel compelled to share an anecdote that I'll always cherish. About 3 years ago, Tim and I were sitting in his room, passing a soggy spliff back and forth, philosophising on the nature of capitalism, relations of domination and exploitation, and rock's role in challenging this perverted, irrational, antihuman system, when Tim blurted out something like "I wonder whether the sun has set in Malaga by now." Don't ask me what he meant by that--I've been puzzling over it ever since--but it does seem to capture one of Tim's great, unique qualities. Thanks to everyone for loving Tim as I have. Peace.


Date: Mon Apr 6 23:18:49 1998
Name: hih
Subject: timmyboy
Comments: i shared a bowl with the guy. sorry, i miss him. signed, hih


Date: Mon Apr 6 23:44:49 1998
Name: hih
Subject: timmyboy
Comments: i shared a bowl with the guy. sorry, i miss him. signed, hih


Date: Mon Apr 6 23:46:02 1998
Name: hih
Subject: timmyboy
Comments: i shared a bowl with the guy. sorry, i miss him. signed, hih


Date: Mon Apr 6 23:46:37 1998
Name: hih
Subject: timmyboy
Comments: i shared a bowl with the guy. sorry, i miss him. signed, hih


Date: Mon Apr 6 23:46:56 1998
Name: hih
Subject: timmyboy
Comments: i shared a bowl with the guy. sorry, i miss him. signed, hih


Date: Tue Apr 7 00:05:45 1998
Name: Dan S.
Subject: Blue into Black
Comments: I didn't personally know Tim, but I have respect for MRR. His zine reviewed my band's latest album. I had some ideas thinking they would slam it for not being punk enough. Boy, was I surprised by the review. It was extremely positive. That changed my whole notion of what MRR was all about. Not only that but there has really been some interesting articles, and good writing in that zine. Keep up the good work surviving members! Rest in Peace Tim. - Dan of Visitor 42.


Date: Tue Apr 7 01:09:15 1998
Name: lil mike
Subject: diehard
Comments: Tim was a diehard. I am saddened to hear of his demise. Of course he leaves a trail of powerful memories and a special legacy that cannot help but continue to mutate long into the millenia. You couldn't help but admire his staunch character. He was more open minded than people knew, just clothed in black with a cynical edgy stubbornness. The man was a true underground rock fan with an organizational genius streak. He outright refused to interview or review records on a major label, didn't matter to Tim ...Soul Asylum was the same as Eddie Money. He helped shape a culture that often had no idea how to deal with him. Some musicians or labels saw him as an enemy, Tim was not afraid to criticize or worse yet, ignore you. He could be the greatest ally or an embittered foe if he chose. He truly was an amazing post-modern punk icon and he didn't even have a band. I can recall him listening attentively to kids a third of his age, legitimizing their concerns and values. I enjoyed just having his phone number, it was like the yahoo search engine of punk... "Tim , i need to get a hold of Dischord..." 30 seconds later he could come up with any number faster than any 411 operator. I'd like to remember him laughing while clutching a crumpled pack of Pall-Mall cigs . Was his every waking hour actually spent in evangelical pursuit of a distinct sub-cultural reality? I don't know but he sure had a helluva record collection. I should of stopped by when i recently heard he was sick...I can't believe he's gone from us so fast. What will happen to things now that he has gone ? It's amazing in a strange way to have been there and seen him build a mini-empire that functioned not for profit but for punk... All these bands that never had a chance to get on the cover of the Rolling Stone, but then along came Maximum Rock-n-Roll...I don't think any one believed you could ever be on the cover of both back then.If Tim was the search engine MRR provided the bandwidth backbone for the bands...Thanx


Date: Tue Apr 7 02:14:17 1998
Name: Sick Kid
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I never knew him. But I think he was one of the most influential people that I have never met. I just realized that in the last five minutes while I read all the entries in this memorial...


Date: Tue Apr 7 04:01:45 1998
Name: Slugfish
Subject: Tim Yohannon
Comments: I don't really know what to say now. I haven't regularly read an issue of MRR since maybe October of last year so I feel as though I should say nothing, but I can't. Even though there are things about MRR that irritate me besides the newsprint coming off on my fingers, there is no denying what influence it has had over punk in general and my life in particular. Being able to pick up an MRR has made having to be stuck in Oklahoma slightly more pleasant. Granted, there are many disagreements and differences of philosophy within the punk thing, but let's face it: if everybody agreed about things then life would be a bore. It's already something of a bore without him. I look forward to seeing MRR continue to inspire, irritate, and inform, perhaps guided by Tim Yo in spirit from a realm we do not know of yet, a place where he is unfettered and unburdened by that which burdened him in this realm.


Date: Tue Apr 7 05:52:40 1998
Name: kafren
Subject: tim
Comments: i have great respect for what tim achieved with mrr and for standing up for his beliefs whether i agree with them or not. what stands out is the amount of people who's lives he affected either directly or through mrr, i'm sure his loss will be felt through punk communities worldwide.


Date: Tue Apr 7 08:15:21 1998
Name: Dan Sinker
Subject: this is difficult to write
Comments: I'm in England right now and just found out the news. I'm in a horrible cyber-cafe and the clock is ticking, so I'll be brief. Tim achieved in his lifetime what all of us hope to: he changed things. Thanks Tim for making punk what it is today. You will not be forgotten. Dan Sinker Punk Planet


Date: Tue Apr 7 09:38:49 1998
Name: Mike Gaughan
Subject: Tim
Comments: I never met Tim and I never spoke with him, but I've been a reader of Maximum since I was a teenager. Without people like him I would have never started a zine and probably would have ended up a small minded small town boy who listens to Bob Seager all weekend. I will miss his rants and his outlook. Long live Maximum!!!


Date: Tue Apr 7 10:16:24 1998
Name: SiD
Subject: Teary Eyed?
Comments: Well I'm proud to say I never purchased a copy of MRR. I never liked having what punk was sold to me. I did use MRR and it ran my ads and occasionally reviewed my releases. I helped tons of kids in little towns around the world feel they were a part of something larger and that's a good thing. Never met Tim, wouldn't know him if I ever saw a picture of him, can't say much on the person and in the view issues I did read (I guess you can read ads) I didn't learn much about him. So I can't get teary eyed talking about "the man behind the myth" or talk about how misunderstood he was, or what he really stood for. Only say its sad to loose anyone, and especially someone who (wether it was his intention or not) brought so many different people together for so many different reasons. SiD http://www.urinine.com/


Date: Tue Apr 7 10:34:00 1998
Name: Rev Scott Hicks
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I bought my first MRR in 1985 at a tiny bookshop in Durham, NC. I would like to thank Tim for helping to introduce me to such important issues as the great Punks vs Skins debate, The Metal\Punk crossover takeover, The Rise of Hare Krshna in Punk, and most importantly, is Ben Weasel an asshole? The debate and intellectual stimulation was riveting. really. And thanks for kindly explaining on the phone so many times why my band wasn't punk enough for your magazine. Here's my regards to a very motivated, inspirational, paranoid, narrow-minded, stubborn ass motherfucker. You'll be missed, dude.


Date: Tue Apr 7 10:52:28 1998
Name: Allan McNaughton
Subject: Tim
Comments: Respect. Even though you were the only person I knew who had a hard time with my Scottish accent. Just one more person you gave a voice, - Allan.


Date: Tue Apr 7 11:00:53 1998
Name: Ernesto Catalan
Subject: Tim Y.
Comments: It`s true that he was unique and had sometimes a very stubborn vision, but those are qualities that make people great. He will be missed and let`s hope Maximum Rock `n Roll keeps thrashing til the end of time.


Date: Tue Apr 7 11:05:00 1998
Name: Paul Holstein
Subject: Tim Yohannen
Comments: MRR has truly changed my life. I thank Tim for it. Rest in Peace.


Date: Tue Apr 7 11:09:27 1998
Name: XjwalkerX
Comments: Paging through countless issues of Maximum I found a lot of things. I found bands that I would listen to until my ears hurt, and tattoo on my body. I found ideas that would inspire me to write and react. I found a community full of people with ideas and ideals like those I had always thought were uniquely mine. It was a starting point for my involvement in punk rock and in my own life. The ink stains will never completely wash away. Thanks Tim.


Date: Tue Apr 7 11:46:15 1998
Name: Marco Salieri
Subject: Tim
Comments: L'unica cosa che mi viene in mente e': GRAZIE DI TUTTO TIM!!


Date: Tue Apr 7 14:28:57 1998
Name: Mark Hanford
Subject: ignore this test
Comments: testing <blink>testing</blink>


Date: Tue Apr 7 14:38:33 1998
Name: Sven
Subject: missing you
Comments: You will be missed long after punk is gone.


Date: Tue Apr 7 14:42:43 1998
Name: Matt b
Subject: Goodbye
Comments: I shall miss the magazine that brought me the punk scene. I loved MRR at times and hated it, but always looked foward to it. While i did not know him personally ,Tim, has evitably changed the music we all listen to today. Rest In Peace Tim. To the people who keep fucking with this board, have some fucking deceny you pieces of human trash. Fuck US Chaos!!you wish you were half as punk as time was. Whether you liked him or not let us remember him the way we want and you remember him in yours....


Date: Tue Apr 7 15:49:44 1998
Name: Tim Lockridge
Subject: ...the show must go on
Comments: Tim Yo has been a huge influence in my life. MRR gave me the inpsiration to support diy bands and get involved in my local scene. But more importantly, it gave me a window of escape from the small town views of Evansville, Indiana. Tim, thank you for all your work and dedication. I hope that wherever you are, you get a chance to read this, and know that you changed the life of an Indiana kid forever. You taught me so much about music and about the world. Myself and my band are forever indebted to you. Rest in peace, Tim. And to those who are keeping the MRR tradition alive, please keep the fire burning in your hearts, as you are affecting kids all over the world. Don't give up, and fight till you die. Thank you, Tim. Thank you.


Date: Tue Apr 7 16:23:46 1998
Name: Henry
Subject: This sucks,but his memory lives on...
Comments: I never knew tim,I never wrote,but I always enjoyed reading his words.It's shit like this that makes me get off my ass and do more with my life.fuck.


Date: Tue Apr 7 16:24:27 1998
Name: Henry
Subject: This sucks,but his memory lives on...
Comments: I never knew tim,I never wrote,but I always enjoyed reading his words.It's shit like this that makes me get off my ass and do more with my life.fuck.


Date: Tue Apr 7 16:52:06 1998
Name: Charles Maggio
Subject: Tim.
Comments: Almost all the things that I, and almost everyone that I know, have had to do with the underground music scene can be traced back to the efforts of Tim Yohannon. I don't think his death will change this fact for generations of music lovers to come. Thanks Tim, I owe you one.


Date: Tue Apr 7 16:55:02 1998
Name: michael layne heath
Subject: Goodbye Tim
Comments: So, farewell then, Tim Yohannon...like many others on this board, I never met you, didn't necessarily agree with many of your, and thus by extension, MRR's views or polemical attitudes about what or what didn't constitute 'punk' (whatever that means at this point in time), blah blah blah...but do respect your passion and your having stuck to your proverbial philosophic guns no matter the cost. Goodbye baby and amen.


Date: Tue Apr 7 17:35:44 1998
Name: Eric
Subject: My condolences
Comments: I'm sorry to hear that Punk Rock Tim has died. I never knew him but I am sure he will be missed by all who were close to him. My best friend's dad died last week and I know that it is a very hard thing to overcome.


Date: Tue Apr 7 18:11:42 1998
Name: Mark
Comments: Thanks Tim.


Date: Tue Apr 7 20:04:59 1998
Name: Chris Schwarz
Subject: My condolences.
Comments: I never knew Tim personally, but I feel like I did (and do) simply by reading MRR, and in many ways, Tim's personal writings, throughout the years. I had an issue of MRR at my side the whole time I was growing up, and the magazine and Tim played a monumentally important role in helping me through it all - and contributed a great deal to my though process/thinking/character. I am very surprised and deeply saddened by Tim's sudden passing, and wish to extend my condolences to anybody and everybody who knew him, whether personally or through the pages of his magazine. He will by largely missed by many people, and he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Tim! -- A loyal reader


Date: Tue Apr 7 21:45:15 1998
Name: Patricia
Subject: requiem for an original
Comments: I didn't always agree with Tim Yohannan. The older I got , in fact, the less I really agreed with him. But his message was clear: if I didn't like it, I could start my own damn 'zine. How could I argue with that kind of logic? And where am I gonna find that kind of logic now?


Date: Tue Apr 7 22:36:25 1998
Name: john nunnally
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Tim Yohannon affected me more than any other person in the world that I had never met. Reading Maximum made me want to do a zine, so I did one (four issues) and it made me want to do a label, so I did that too (two seven inch's). I am very sad and sorry to hear that Tim is gone, but more than that, I feel fortunate to have known/known about him and what he was about in the first place.


Date: Tue Apr 7 22:43:12 1998
Name: Chuck
Comments: What can I say about someone I never met? I wasn't sure till I read all the other posts, then realized just how much of the last decade plus of my life MRR, and its head honcho, was indirectly responsible for. Thanks, it's been fun.


Date: Tue Apr 7 23:21:20 1998
Name: Steven Tupper
Subject: Tim
Comments: Well, shit, what can I say? We knew he was sick, and he was pretty sure he wouldn't last much longer, but I still thought he'd last longer than this. I knew the guy for 20 solid years, and the whole time, even when we disagreed sharply (and even once when we butted heads for months over a particularly attractive woman), he remained one of most solid, steady friends I've ever had. And when we did disagree, he was able to voice his displeasure in such thoughtful and thought-provoking ways that I always enjoyed hearing what he had to say. That, folks, takes brains, heart and guts, especially when the prevailing mode of discourse is to simply shout your opinion into everyone's face, regardless of whether you bothered to think first. Tim always thought first, even if his logic wasn't always 100% on target, and he always inspired me to think (and re-think) my own ideas. We need more people like that, no kiddin'. And to top it off, he worked his ass off, year after year, making sure his zine came out every month and inspiring lots of others to share his obsession. I've seen few people who could motivate others to work on a common goal as well as Tim could. We've lost a very, very exceptional person. And yeah, Mykel's totally right about that laugh.


Date: Wed Apr 8 00:12:11 1998
Name: Steve Funderburg
Subject: Tim
Comments: I just spoke to Tim on the phone last week to get Dave M.D.C's adress. I cant believe this. He was open about his condition but I thought there would be more time. I grew up reading Maximum and I can assure everyone this is a loss underground music may not survive. This is going to be a tough day for me to get through. If there is anything I can do, let me know.


Date: Wed Apr 8 00:46:58 1998
Name: Nico SDZ
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: MRR has done so much for punk all over the world. Tim was an editor with passion and integrity. And he has inspired so many people to get involved and do something with their life, that we will never forget him. And as a zine editor I would like to say to all you punks out there: keep it raw and don't forget Tim Yo. RIP Tim


Date: Wed Apr 8 01:19:14 1998
Name: Robbie Fields
Subject: Posh Boy bids adieu
Comments: Tim and I never had a cross word, never came to verbal blows as we so often did with _other_ people : we always had the greatest respect for each others's offspring, I for the magazine, he for the older sibling, the Posh Boy label.<br><br> Yet, I could no longer bring myself to even browse a copy of MRR the last few years. Tim had censored one of my ads, deeming some truly off-the-wall classical releases of mine not in keeping with the tone of _his_ magazine. I only ran the subsequently butchered ad to keep promises made to the "punk" groups that I advertise their wares in MRR. But I could no longer bring myself to support his tunnel vision ... <br><br> And yet I never stop admiring the man in his paternalistic quest to raise political consciousness among the young. His aesthetic was horrifically orthrodox (he was truly a Commissar manque) yet ultimately I believed he encouraged heterodoxy in political thought. It was amazing that to understand the schism that he so passionately encouraged, you had to subscibe to both MRR and Flipside to get the full picture! <br><br> I have been told that MRR recently reviewed the very first album released on my label, some 20 years after release. As the record pre-dated MRR and therefore had missed being reviewed contemporanously, I suppose that may have been Tim's rationale for running the review. In any case, I cherish the illogic of it all, the memory of our collaboration.


Date: Wed Apr 8 08:19:00 1998
Name: Kev.
Subject: Still Surprised.
Comments: I have to admit that the constant volleys back and forth between Tim and Mr. Livermore had been getting-to me, anyway-a trifle tedious. I actually stopped reading MRR just about altogether, though I would occasionally pick up a friend's copy just to read some of the columns, which I believe are the 'zine's real redeeming quality. I was still regularly reading Punk Planet, which I simply feel has become superior in articles, reviews...pretty much the whole kit and kaboodle. So, today I hear about Tim's passing. Tim left an indelible mark on the scene, and outside that scene as well. I don't need to get into a little diatribe about how he did what, when and how well, etc. Retrospectives only rehash what we all know already. He was a good guy, and he was a bad guy sometimes, too. I never met him, and all information I get about him was 2nd hand, so a eulogy, this 'aint. For what he was, and for what it's worth, I think it can be summer up as follows...anyone who put as much effort into what they believed in as much as Tim did should be respected, if nothing else. He may have contradicted, he may have done things in manners that some people may not agree with, but through it all, he did what he truly believed was right. That's all you can do. If you know that you're right, then you are.


Date: Wed Apr 8 11:28:48 1998
Name: Jeff "Jefe" Gottesfeld
Subject: Tim YoYo Max
Comments: Maximum Rock and Roll turned me on to more bands than any other zine in the last 15 years, and although I didn't agree with their policy of no major label affiliations for ads, I admired Tim for his dedication to Punk and all that is Punk Rock. If all the bands and musicians that got exposure in MRR got together to do something positive on a collective level, think of the possibilities. Tim's and MRR's influence on the PR community will live on forever. Jefe


Date: Wed Apr 8 12:17:39 1998
Name: rick stuart
Subject: Tim vs Bill Graham
Comments: Well I enter here with fear of getting flamed but here goes. I am in high school in Richmond CA. It is the late 70's and punk rock comes along and changes my life, every value in my head, the way I look at other lifestyles, I mean everything! THE show for this music was MRR. I could barely get it but I would listen to it with a tape running and paper to take notes to go buy the 45's I heard. I would make weelky trips to Berkeley, I remember Universal Records was a cool store, not there anymore...Rather Ripped was another... When the LA scene of TSOL, Black Flag, Adolescents, Fear all took off, Well that was my shit. I fucking LOVED that stuff. Of course Max RR was the place to hear it. Later I went on to work at KUSF with Steve Spinalli, Ruth Schwartz (when she was at Rough Trade) and John who worked at the Used Record Shoppe and did a "pop" segment on MRR. (Can you believe that!) The Mag was hard as SHIT to read, that and Flipside took forever to get through, but they were all well worth the time. I fell in love doing radio, left KUSF, worked at the Quake, and now I work at Live 105, a big commercial station. flame away... But it just goes to show you never know who listen to what you do or reads what you say. The "Tim vs Bill Graham"? They had a "debate" on the show. It was classic. Tim at his best. God (or whatever Tim believed in) bless him for his work. Rick Stuart


Date: Wed Apr 8 13:22:13 1998
Name: Joel Gausten
Comments: Hello... Joel from the band Squiggy here. I don't really know what to say, expect that Tim and MRR gave bands like us a chance to be seen and heard, when nobody else would. I hope everyone at MRR gets through this, and I wish them all the best. RIP Tim.


Date: Wed Apr 8 13:23:45 1998
Name: Joel Gausten
Subject: Tim
Comments: Hello... Joel from the band Squiggy here. I don't really know what to say, expect that Tim and MRR gave bands like us a chance to be seen and heard, when nobody else would. I hope everyone at MRR gets through this, and I wish them all the best. RIP Tim.


Date: Wed Apr 8 14:24:05 1998
Name: Jim Ausman
Subject: 42 gun salute
Comments: Boo Yahh!


Date: Wed Apr 8 15:21:38 1998
Name: Lachie
Comments: It always sucks when someone died. Tim made a difference.


Date: Wed Apr 8 16:51:22 1998
Name: John McLaughlin
Subject: Tim, I hardly knew ye...
Comments: Well, what can I say? I can't even remember the last time I bought MRR (my own problem), but, I certainly recall the depth and passion for everything punk that was guaranteed to be dripping from every page of every issue, front to back. I still think that punk is dead, I still think that with some really rare exceptions (REALLY RARE), the 80's fuckin' sucked msucially (yes, including punk), I still think that Cobain and company made the *most* genuine attempt to emulate what punk really meant (IMHO) at whatever cost to himself both physically, mentally, musically and politically,but, for what punk was worth (hyper-impulsive visceral expression), ultimate kudos to Tim and all who believed that manifesting his convictions into the mainstream consciousness that is modern "popular" music...was worth a shit. I don't give a fuck what anyone says (duh! get it?), punk is still dead. But, what's being packaged and polished up as punk today still beats the piss outta Puff Daddy. Fuck you Tim.


Date: Wed Apr 8 18:01:01 1998
Name: Matt Blokzyl
Subject: Legend
Comments: Goodbye to a legend of punk.


Date: Wed Apr 8 19:19:46 1998
Name: Hank Peirce
Subject: Timmy Yo
Comments: I first met Tim when I was on tour with Slap Shot and we came in a raided the radio show ends up that some people from Germany were in the studio who we all became friends with years later. Tim always made fun of us and that was fine with us, I remember him yelling at us at Gilman St. when we decided to play dodge ball with the opening band during their set. I believe Tim saw himself as a a cornorstone of punk in America, and in many ways we all must begrudgingly admit that as the truth. He had way to strong an opinion on just about everything which caused him to adgitate people in both positive and negative ways. In his time Tim has made us all angry, yet at the same time he provided for all of us a real way to feel part of a movement that reached around the world. And I hope that he and all the gang who ever worked at MRR realize the impact that thia magazine has made in the lives of millions of people, to inspire us to make this world a better place, and empowered us to keep working for this new paradime until: Justice shall roll down like water, and peace like an ever flowing stream. Peace Hank ps. I still love you little red headed girl who came to the Slappy shows in SF!


Date: Wed Apr 8 19:25:51 1998
Name: brandon miller
Subject: Bye Tim
Comments: I agree with Greg G that the punk scene without Tim is a bit scary. We all owe him a lot. Rock on, Tim.


Date: Wed Apr 8 20:12:38 1998
Name: Erik Olsen
Subject: A little late but still for Tim
Comments: Well, being the introverted geek that I am, Tim meant plenty. He meant putting out a publication that I have based a small part of my life around. I'm only sixteen and find most everything fitting to make a good joke of. That makes me plenty of enemies. This, of course, isn't a joking matter but I assume Tim had a sense of hunor. Rather than mumbling on more about nothing or on unoriginal topics I'll sign off making a note that the magazine may have some changes without dearest Tim. Or as George Tabb would say, "Punk rock."


Date: Wed Apr 8 20:20:37 1998
Name: Josh Taylor
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: to tim- you don't know me but you changed my life over the past 4 years, thanks for all you did for everyone into punk rock across the universe. The future looks bright but not quite as bright as it should be.


Date: Wed Apr 8 20:29:26 1998
Name: Al
Subject: Tim and MRR
Comments: I just got into MRR last November. Its sad to see someone who sparked thought in me go. It was soon to me, but others have years of memory. Nothing I can say will seem like enough, so I'll end here.


Date: Wed Apr 8 20:30:31 1998
Name: Ray 13
Subject: Tim Yo!
Comments: Just want to say that I am very sory to hear the news. Take care brother.


Date: Wed Apr 8 20:32:23 1998
Name: Joel Jones
Subject: I'm shocked and depressed
Comments: I never met Tim but I always read MRR and have found memories of reading Tims articles and what not. He seemed like a very fair and nice guy. I feel very sick to my stomach right now. Its weird when things like that happen and you never really know the person but I guess I feel like I do in some ways. Tim will be missed very much by me. I hope his memory and MRR will continue to thrive. My greatest sympathy to all his friends and family. Joel Jett.


Date: Wed Apr 8 23:22:17 1998
Name: RUDE-A.
Subject: R.I.P. YO
Comments: Another one bites the dust! Add another to the famous dead Punkers list! Our condolences to all at MRR and the friends and family! From JAKKPOT and American Punk Records.


Date: Wed Apr 8 23:58:39 1998
Name: GaryM (Nervo)
Subject: Timmy Yo
Comments: Got a call on Sunday from Ray Farrell, close friend & original MRNR dj. "I suppose you heard by now". Silence. Last I'd heard was that Tim had licked it, no idea it had come back so strong. I've known Tim since I moved to Berkeley from Cleveland in '78. Had me on the show to play all the Clevo underground stuff. Used to hang at my old shop Universal Records on Telegraph. Always was a supporter of my bands even though we didn't fit the hardcore MRNR image. The Jars were interviewed in MRNR #3 and often appeared in their Top 10 listing on the Rotten Record Charts. Bo played at Gillman St very earlyin it's existance, when we'd be old enough to be everybody'sdad (though still younger than Tim :-). In fact, we reformedafter a 2 year breakup just to play for Marian's defense fund benefit. And there was a time where we were ALMOST roommates I scrawled through the other messages, saw a few old names like Radley & Tupper. 20 years is a long time. I feel old The other Bo-men, Marc Monosonic & Marc Time (who've known him even longer than me, from the Rather Ripped days) send their condolences. Best, GaryM


Date: Thu Apr 9 00:33:04 1998
Name: matt "gardenweasel" trash
Subject: Yo Mama
Comments: if it had not been for tim yo, i would have never found out about half of my favorite bands, mykel board, rev norb, george tabb, and a shitload of others (jeff bale!) his zine was really good for a very long time. i was a long time reader. i stopped reading it about 2 years ago because i thought it was getting counterproductive to the punk rock counterculture by being so exclusionary and catorigising. Tim's death is really sad. he made a difference in his lifetime to a lot of punks. overall, MRR had a profound impact on the whole zine revolution. i dont have enough fingers to count all the zines that slagged MRR while totally aping their whole layout and features. I think it is really cool that he was able to make such an impact on something that he loved so much within his own lifetime. we should all be so lucky. Tim, thank you. you will be missed by at least one person who never had the chance to know YOU, but only your devotion. sincerely


Date: Thu Apr 9 06:14:30 1998
Name: brian
Subject: tim
Comments: dead punks are punk.


Date: Thu Apr 9 07:00:50 1998
Name: joe kidd
Subject: thanks tim!
Comments: dear tim, so there you go. i've always think that you would be going away soon. but this is rather sudden man. thanxs for everything. me and friends here in malaysia is highly indebted to you and mrr. thank you again. as we all would say it here in malaysia (especially the east coast), PUNK SOK'MO! On behalf of all malaysian readers and friends, joe Kidd


Date: Thu Apr 9 07:22:07 1998
Name: sissy brown
Subject: sorry
Comments: wow im sorry to hear about hes death i use to read hes magazines all the time ill miss him. im a friend of even from the band called burned up and bled dry .


Date: Thu Apr 9 07:22:50 1998
Name: sissy brown
Subject: sorry
Comments: wow im sorry to hear about hes death i use to read hes magazines all the time ill miss him. im a friend of even from the band called burned up and bled dry .


Date: Thu Apr 9 08:26:25 1998
Name: Brian Blum
Subject: too bad
Comments: for the past 5 years when i got into punk,i started reading MRR and i always thought tims editorials were well drawn out and thought up.Its gonna be real hard to see MRR without him.


Date: Thu Apr 9 08:35:21 1998
Name: Skunk Girl
Subject: Damn
Comments: I was sixteen when I first picked up a MRR and I've been hooked ever since. I found something that I could be a part of - a national punk scene. And I don't know what I'd do without it. I didn't know Tim personally, but this has come as a great shock. We've all lost loved ones- I even lost my father through cancer. Tim, your work will be greatly appreciated for the next couple thousand years. Shit, I'm crying as I write this.


Date: Thu Apr 9 09:49:04 1998
Name: HUGH STEELE
Subject: tim
Comments: I remember interviewing him for a fanzine when I was a nervous, blubbering fifhteen year old. Dispite my nervousness, Tim was patient and even very encouraging. Encouraging in the sense that a small kid could do something positive on his own. A do-it-yourself sorta view he left me with when I put down the phone. He's made a mark on the world and will be remembered.


Date: Thu Apr 9 13:55:29 1998
Name: Saint Timothy
Subject: Mighty Yo
Comments: Like many here, I've never met Tim, but i've been reading Mrr for 10+ years . No other punk rock publication ever measured up to the standards set by MRR. Tim has stuck with it through the end and I admire him greatly for that. I will miss his tangents about Skinheads and Oi music, and the next set is dedicated to him.


Date: Thu Apr 9 14:57:08 1998
Name: Blake
Subject: bye
Comments: Don't remember when I first started reading Maximum but somewhere around '82/83. Since that time MRR has always been, for me, the one thing that has tied the whole scene together. Many times over the years I figured the whole punk thing would have imploded or completely sold itself out. It was Tim more so than any other person that kept the fires burning. He always forced us to reevaluate what we were doing and why. Yea, Tim ruffled feathers but that's what happens when you speak your mind. This world needs more people like that. I'll miss ya.


Date: Thu Apr 9 15:24:36 1998
Name: J Neo Marvin
Subject: guess
Comments: Was it really 17 or 18 years ago? I remember the first time I met this manic yet friendly little guy at the old Rough Trade store on Grant Avenue and getting in a very animated conversation about Velvet Underground bootlegs. I remember this same guy telling me he went so far as to actually take all the tapes he had accumulated and press his own personal vinyl record of them!! I thought, here's a guy who's willing to go to ridiculous extremes for the music he loves..but that's not all. A couple years later he actually loaned this precious bootleg to my girlfriend so that she could tape it. This sums up the Tim Yohannan that I want to remember: someone who was not merely a crazy fan, but one whose generous heart drove him to devote himself to sharing that same enthusiasm with others. Sure, he could be exasperatingly rigid in so many ways, and I was greatly saddened to read about all the friendships that got trashed along the way, (if you'd have told me in 1984 that Tim and Biafra would ever have a falling out I would have laughed in your face; I hope they resolved their differences before the end...) but I hope that when this current elegiac mood passes, Tim will be remembered for his incredible accomplishments rather than the all-too-human pettiness that he could be prey to and his many critics love to focus on. Tim, above all else, had a good heart and total honesty, and goodamnit I'm going to miss the dear, stubborn old coot.


Date: Thu Apr 9 15:56:28 1998
Name: Terry Hammer
Subject: my condloences
Comments: I am saddened to hear of Tim's passing.I knew him from 1978-1981 while I was in San Francisco.I worked at KALX -FM and recorded all the punk bands for radio broadcasts,I also gave Tim some live selections to air on his show at KPFA and on the MRR radio show on PBS.He was a person like myself,dedicated to the music and the people and he will be missed by many.In fact I mention him on my Mabuhay page on my website http://www.angelfire.com/oh/liveperformances/index.html So long Tim,I feel better for having known you !! Terry


Date: Thu Apr 9 15:59:55 1998
Name: J Neo Marvin
Subject: just one more thing...
Comments: The first time I ever read anything by Noam Chomsky it was in the pages of MRR. Tim was dedicated to getting new ideas out to people (esp. kids living in repressed little American towns trying to see beyond the shit that surrounds them) who might never encounter them otherwise. This of course drew a lot of fire from those who consider it more fun or more punk to stay ignorant. Even if I couldn't care less about the music the zine covered (with notable exceptions) in the last decade or so, I continued to devour it for the politics and the provocation. And no matter what, every time we met face to face, he was the same likeable down-to-earth guy I met in 1981. (With that great, infectious laugh Mykel Bored described so well) When my girlfriend died two years ago, he had just the right words to say. Meanwhile he was dying himself and I didn't even know it. Thanks for everything, Tim.


Date: Thu Apr 9 16:16:50 1998
Name: john
Subject: Tim
Comments: ..... A Punk is Dead !! Rest in Peace


Date: Thu Apr 9 17:06:04 1998
Name: Siobhan King
Comments: Well, I worked at Gilman after Tim left, when we were calling it the Alternative Music Foundation and it has been imbibed with his spirit all along, even if he didn't like it! I always tried to read his column in MRR and was pretty much in awe of him in person. I saw him driving on the Bay Bridge once, in a beater car and knew that he was real.


Date: Thu Apr 9 17:16:00 1998
Name: Andy Darling
Subject: Old Punks never die;they just stand at the back...
Comments: Being a young punk in Northern Ireland felt like growing-up on the edge of the world.MRR was like a life-line to a world of similar-minded people and you knew you were'nt alone.Now years later when I wonder what the hell I'm doing; I think of Timmy Yo and I remember why I'm into this shit,-it's my one true love...


Date: Thu Apr 9 21:53:03 1998
Name: SmilingBIll
Subject: Timmy
Comments: I'm not glad he's dead...but then again I'm not exactly saddened by it.. I mean he thought he knew everything about punk and this and that.


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:09:45 1998
Name: J.J.
Subject: My Friend
Comments: Knowing Tim Y. for so long has been quite an experience. I've never met anyone so devoted to their lifestyle and music like Tim was. I, for one, have lost a dear friend and will never be the same again. He meant a lot to me....ranging from the night on the pier (Pat you remember that) to the Hazy nights of boozing and smoking. We had a lot of good times together and shared a lifetime worth of agony and pain. I love ya Tim. JJ


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:12:44 1998
Name: Hugh O'Neill
Subject: BOOZIN
Comments: I Can't stop Drinkin'. Way to ruin your life Tim ya dumb bastard


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:14:37 1998
Name: Opie Muddle
Subject: fuck..
Comments: Fuck.. I just read..huh...fuck..I know what this means too US (the punks) and to alot of people who knew him personally. Fuck, I'm blown away and the closest I ever got to knowing Tim Yo was I saw him at Gilman once at a Stitches show. Huh, I'm fuckin shocked, this really sucks! FUCK.. fuck..


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:14:59 1998
Name: B-Face
Subject: BASSIN'
Comments: I Can't stop being a dick Roach is hot Tim....too bad you never fucked her and I did ya dumb bastard


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:17:07 1998
Name: Billie Joe Armstrong
Subject: SELLIN' OUT
Comments: I Can't stop makin' money Tim you hated my band cause we made money and you were jealous. Hahaha you're worm food now...way to die ya dumb bastard


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:21:39 1998
Name: Tim Armstrong
Subject: NAMIN'
Comments: I Can't stop slurrin'. Ssssso Tiiim Sowee ta heah ya ded...dude...now aahhm tha one Tim around. Way to give me my name back ya dumb bastard


Date: Thu Apr 9 22:47:26 1998
Name: Alex Sandell
Subject: I will miss him
Comments: When you've never met someone, but feel like you've known him for the last decade, losing that person hurts just like he was your best friend. When a voice this powerful dies . . . there's nothing left to say.


Date: Thu Apr 9 23:01:29 1998
Name: Marshall Stax
Subject: For the record... press on Tim's death:
Comments: Bay Area newspapers didn' seem to take any notice of Tim's passing... except for the Bay Guardian (www.sfbg.com). This is the only mention I've seen of Tim's death: April 8, 1998 ArtBeat In character TIM YOHANNAN, the man behind northern California's legendary punk fanzine MaximumRocknRoll, died early Friday morning after a long struggle with lymphoma. A self-confessed vinyl junkie, Yohannan started MRR in 1978 as a radio show on KPFA. The show evolved into a monthly zine that burst onto the burgeoning West Coast hardcore scene in 1982 with an incendiary mix of reviews, political commentary, and interviews with local and international punk bands. Yohannan was a lifelong socialist whose ideas on social change infused every issue of the magazine. He alternately lectured and cajoled his readers on issues of morality, sexism, politics, and (his favorite topic) the ever increasing corporate control over daily life. MRR soon became the clearinghouse for Bay Area punk-rock culture, tapping into a vein of youthful alienation during the Reagan era. "Tim had a really positive influence on people," Jello Biafra recalls. "He showed that there was a place for them to effect some decent political change in their own lives or in the community at large." Yohannan's dedication to building a punk community included lending organizational and financial support to the various projects that spun off from the magazine, including Berkeley's 924 Gilman Street, Blacklist Mailorder, Mordam Records Distribution, and the Epicenter record store. "Tim was the hardest-working man in punk rock," says Johnny Marr, former "shitworker" at MaximumRocknRoll. "It was really fun. A lot of great people worked on [the magazine] over the years." Even when Tim was ill, he carefully planned for the magazine's survival, and current MaximumRocknRoll coordinators Jen Angel and Jacqueline Prichard say the zine will continue publishing on its regular monthly schedule. True to Yohannan's utilitarian ethic, there will be no memorial: check out his top 10 from the April issue instead. For Yohannan, it was all about the music. Krays Inside Warfare Screeching Weasel Major Label Debut Distractions "Shithouse" EP Superfan "Fuck You" EP Runt Go the Whole Hog Irritations "Schoolyard Justice" EP Various artists Killed by Epitaph Johnny Dole and the Scabs "Scab Animal" 12-inch single Oi Scouts/Squiggy split EP Hives/Pricks split EP


Date: Thu Apr 9 23:19:15 1998
Name: sarah wooten
Subject: tim
Comments: like many others, i was not fortunate enough to have known tim personally. yet he has been an inspiration to me for almost a decade , and that is not an easy thing to let go of. wherever you are tim......thanks.


Date: Fri Apr 10 00:45:34 1998
Name: Karl Kangieser
Comments: I hope this isn't a bad April fools joke, but if not it's a bummer, M.R.R. is the rag that turned me from your average dip shit punk who thought punk was about killing old people & burning Milli Vannili records, to a open minded punk who thinks old people should still be killed, but Milli Vannili records shouldn't be burned because making shitty music like theirs is their right


Date: Fri Apr 10 07:44:05 1998
Name: Mad Prof. Mike Marano
Subject: Tim, MRR, So long...
Comments: What a fucked up day... reading about the deaths of Wendy O. Williams and Tim Yo on the Misfits post, of all fucking places. Yeah, I wrote for Tim in MRR, did the "Headbanger Movie Reviews" once upon a time. Tim pissed me off, as an editor... and I like to think I pissed him off as a writer. That was Tim's job: pissing people off. Nice work if can get it. Though come to think of it, Tim didn't "get" the job; he fucking built it with his own hands from the ground up. That's what I admired about the guy, even at those times when I thought he was full of shit. (True, Tim used up a lot of people along the way, let's not forget that. The simple fact that he could talk people into letting themselves be used up for MRR and the Punk ideals behind MRR is a testement to the guy's energy and determination.) Tim helped to keep Punk alive during the dark and evil times of the Reagan/Bush/Thatcher junta of the 80's and early 90's. He gave validity to the mantra "Punk's Not Dead" that kept a lot of us on the true path as bands like Aha! and Missing Persons cranked their catchy little chart-toppers while the streets filled with the homeless, while rents shot up sky high due to yuppie gentrification and a lot of folks in great bands had to give up their music because they had to get full time jobs just to stay off the streets. Those were dark days, my friends, and I will eternally be in Tim's debt for the faint ray of light he gave us all. Ahhh... Tim, you asshole. I never could stay pissed at you. You were such a fucking a jerk! (I mean that in the best possible way.) So, here I sit.... An old Punk with a receeding hairline, typing on a computer in a world where Wendy O. and Tim Yo are no longer around, and in which Green Day is a pop band listened to by teeny-boppers. What a fucking strange place to be. I realize, now, that the only times I have actually seen Tim face to face were in a shitty nieghborhood in Oakland near Shattuck and Alcatraz, a neighborhood I couldn't fucking wait to move out of, because it was so shitty and so fucking _empty_. My memories of Tim's face are of him with that goofy grin of his that made him look like a wise-assed sixth-grader who has _just_ nailed his teacher with a spit-ball while her back was turned (despite the shock of gray hair on his aged head). That's probably the best way to remember the guy. That shit-eating grin the midst of a gloomy urban slumscape. Later.


Date: Fri Apr 10 07:55:44 1998
Name: bobcat
Subject: thanks
Comments: Thanks for helping direct my life away from the mainstream. MRR was the staple that held the punk flyers to the wall for me.


Date: Fri Apr 10 10:44:33 1998
Name: anonymous
Subject: comments
Comments: It is a shame that people can not resist the tempation to post foul remarks and list them under names of famous punks. It seems obvious to me that those posts are made up, but that is not what is so lame. You have no clue about the lives of Hugh, B-Face, Roach, Billie and Tim. Moreso, you totally have no clue about class, respect and maturity. With all the rumors and bad news in punk, don't you think you could lay off this page, it is a memorial. I hate the internet, I hate it so much. Anonymous.


Date: Fri Apr 10 11:38:05 1998
Name: Jess Harvell
Subject: g'night Tim
Comments: Last night, I went to the local Borders to hear Ted Rall speak. Afterwards, he related to me the sad, sad news of Tim's death. I don't like to get wrapped up in the deaths of those I didn't know personally (especially in the maudlin wake of Princess Di and Mother Theresa), but I realize now, after thinking about it, how much Tim Yo meant to me without ever having met him or even spoken with the man. I had been listening to punk for a year or so before I picked up my first issue of MRR, but its effect, even then, was electric. To a kid so alienated in HS he didn't even get along with the punks, MRR was my contact with punk rock. It introduced me to countless bands, zines, and people I never would have noticed otherwise. All of this, with the help of his loyal shitworkers, was Tim's doing. If nothing else, Tim gave me, and a lot of other people obviously, about getting out of our lives in these shitty, tiny suburban towns which dot the American landscape, and doing something, anything more than the typical beer and t.v. lifestyle. For the past year or so, in my dwindling free time, I had been attempting to write something to send in to MRR for possible publication. I still may do it, but it will be a little different now. In fact, I will do it. Tonight. There's something amazing about a man still so galvanizing, even in death. A man that, even after his physical work is over, still makes you want to get off your ass and do something more. Thanks, Tim. --Jess


Date: Fri Apr 10 11:48:28 1998
Name: behjan mirhadi
Subject: tim
Comments: ah its too bad i hope you meet some cool people if there is life after death


Date: Fri Apr 10 13:12:50 1998
Name: Cory
Subject: Man
Comments: Man This turn out is better than when princess dye died.... tim have a great time where ever you are


Date: Fri Apr 10 13:15:33 1998
Name: michelle orgill
Subject: gone but...
Comments: never to be forgotten. I only met Tim twice, both times quite briefly, and the first time I walked into Gilman, I wondered if the guy in the corner with the broom and the cigarette was the janitor, or what? imagine how chagrined i was to find out that it was Tim Yohannon. Always reviewed Agent 86's albums himself which was a blessing at first, because I think it drew attention, but in the end, it marked us as "old". At any rate MRR was a huge part of my life at a certain point and the thing Tim always seemed to represent to me was that anyone could be a part of the scene, all they had to do was DO something. For that, and for all punk rock/MRR has given me over the years, thanks Tim.


Date: Fri Apr 10 13:19:15 1998
Name: zom
Subject: In Passing...
Comments: My first exposure to zines and underground ideas was in September 1991. I was in a techical school in the Air Force in Indianapolis. One MRR and one BEN IS DEAD were the start of a long journey. Many things have passed--at the time of my initial exposure, Homestead had released records reviewed in MRR that wouldn't even be considered punk today. When Tim was putting MRR out in what I call the heydey of MRR, it was still free to locals, punk was still "whatever you wanted it to be" and many bands people were still alive. Looking back, many things have passed away. Tim Yo's passing marks the end of an era of sorts. When Darby Crash died, it wasn't the end of anything but himself and the Germs. When other casualties fell by the wayside, they didn't really mark the END of anything again, except themselves and their own uniqness. With Tim Yo's passing we see the end of an era- "Punk" has been firmly defined for many years, there is a great homogenism within the subculture, and what was once a community of like-minded mutants has been divided by quarrels over what's "punk", whether or not it's bad to play on major labels and various other infighting. These things are natural, and happen to EVERY movement, revolution and scene. Everything and everyone has a time to die, to change into something else. Life and Death are the same. Tim Yo isn't concerned any longer with all of this-- whatever he's become (NOT where ever he's GONE) he's moved on, left all this behind, and forgotten about all the silly shit that made up the mundane day-in/day-out details of our existence. People who cling to the "old days" should take a lesson from him.. let go what needs letting go...cling to what's good, ever changing, ever mutating. Life and Death are the same. Have a good journey, Tim. please come and share your own experiences during this time: http://www.txdirect.net/users/zom


Date: Fri Apr 10 14:39:53 1998
Name: Joe-Apple Brown Betty 'zine
Comments: This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for a new mini-zine I'm doing "Then I recalled one late afternoon from the summer going into 8th grade. I guess it was 1995. My friend kristen stopped by my house with my Fugazi tape, a mix, and a copy of Maximum Rock N Roll. I vividly remeber looking through the pages seeing ads for bands I never thought I'd find in a magazine...It was the coolest thing to me. It was the first 'zine I ever read...I'm not going to pretend now that M.R.R. is my favorite zine or that it was my inspiration to start a 'zine. But now, after having been involved with 'zines for almost two years, I look through my bottom drawer which is filled to its capacity with 'zines and I think, M.R.R. was the first one of these things that I ever read in my life. And for that, I'd like to say thankyou Tim. Over the past years you have given inspiration to many and have been in some way responsible for the strength of a scene...also, all of my sympathies go out to Jen Angel and the staff/contributors of M.R.R." For a copy, write to Mad Agent Records: PO Box 245-Montvale, NJ 07645


Date: Fri Apr 10 15:12:59 1998
Name: joe
Comments: tim yohannan will certainly be missed.MRR was the zine that changed my life.it's is one of the only true punk zines out there.tim was a part of punk rock that sadly passed on as he did april 3, 1998.


Date: Fri Apr 10 18:49:57 1998
Name: Leesa G.
Subject: Tim
Comments: Thanks for everything Tim, you will be sorely missed.


Date: Sat Apr 11 12:34:36 1998
Name: nobu kiuchi
Subject: tim
Comments: My first issue of MRR was the one with the skinheads on the cover with the banner reading "United against the high price of haircuts" or some nonsense like that (with an interview with Agnostic Front to boot!) I grew to love MRR. I was like 16 or something when I sent in my first Japanese scene report, and they, or should I say Tim, actually printed it! Man, was I psyched! 10,000+ people, worldwide, reading about some of my favorite bands. Fuck it, this may sound corny, but that was punk rock! I can't claim to know Tim, I met him once, at the Maximum house. He seemed cool, he gave me an issue that I had lost. Condolences to friends and family and good luck to Jen and the others who are keeping Tim alive in Maximum.


Date: Sat Apr 11 19:17:04 1998
Name: Dave Lang
Subject: Timbo...
Comments: What a shock to the system to wake up on an Easter Sunday and find that ol' Tim Yo is no longer with us. I haven't even touched a MRR in over five years, and all my back issues (1986-'91, a scattering of issues from '92-'93)) are neatly packed up in a box in a corner somewhere, but that's not the point: back in the mid-'80s, that sucker saved my life, made me realise I wasn't alone in my thoughts. I heard recently that Tim was sick with cancer and felt sorry for the guy, coz despite the fact that I hadn't read it in a long time or that when I once contributed a comic strip to MRR he rejected it saying it wasn't funny (What?! Me, not funny?!) or that I've found the music they cover to be horrendously dull for a good half decade or despite the fact that I consider all that garage punk/hardcore to be just as much of a dinosaur relic as all that fancy prog-rock that punk was supposed to bury in the first place, I'LL STILL MISS HIM. I mean, I didn't even KNOW him, but Tim was an original, he stuck true to his ideals, worked his ass off simply for the MUSIC, and like I said, he saved my teen years. God bless him, the world is a duller place without the guy.


Date: Sat Apr 11 19:26:52 1998
Name: Richard White
Subject: Tim
Comments: I'm sad to hear this bad news, I spoke to Tim once regarding a letter he published of mine called "43 seconds to hell" Tim and I had a pleasant conversation, and he made me feel good. I'm very upset about Tim, Wendy O, Rozz, English Frank, D.Boon and others in the punk rock tribe. My prayers are with you. Sincerely, Richard White


Date: Sat Apr 11 22:15:04 1998
Name: Carbona
Subject: What I like about MRR
Comments: The only zine that really did let me know a couple of years ago that Cheetah Chrome is alive and well. Please visit: http://cupid.bianca.com/mforums/c/carbona/ <a href="http://cupid.bianca.com/mforums/c/carbona/">http://cupid.bianca.com/mforums/c/carbona/</a> Thanks, CNG


Date: Sat Apr 11 22:54:41 1998
Name: Bobby tiltwheel
Subject: sadness...
Comments: It is a sad time for Punk Rock..MRR has been and hopefully will always be an amazing resource for information and elightenment for me. Thank you to the man that set me upon the correct path for my life...Tim yo...thanks...


Date: Sun Apr 12 05:26:35 1998
Name: henry Antoine
Subject: Fuck
Comments: Too bad I'm really sad about this news Tim will be missed for sure in France. Antoine


Date: Sun Apr 12 05:45:12 1998
Name: marc silverstein
Subject: Tim!


Date: Sun Apr 12 05:47:21 1998
Name: marc silverstein
Subject: Tim!
Comments: I've never met Tim but I heard that he was a really nice guy. The first time that I heard he died was on april 4th, on the punk planet website, but i thought it was a joke. i couldnt believe it at first. ive been reading his zine for 3 years and he kept punk rock going when all the other zines broke up. tim was probably a really cool guy. at first i was confused, sad, scared, but then i eventually got used to it, theres nothing we can do, its terrible..


Date: Sun Apr 12 06:56:36 1998
Name: joe deacons
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Just found out, fuck what a shock. He was one of the few folk who stuck with punk through thick and thin, from the start. You will be missed. Rest in Punk.


Date: Sun Apr 12 11:55:18 1998
Name: gin
Subject: Tim
Comments: I think Tim helped many bands of the Gilman Street scene flourish, and the death of many artists was a a loss..but I feel this really did it,


Date: Sun Apr 12 12:15:02 1998
Name: "The Comic Kid" Tom Grinnan
Subject: MRR
Comments: MRR told all the stories I wanted/needed to know about punk rock. I would always look forward to Book Your Own Fucking Life, and see who else was out there getting the push they needed. I am sad to see Tim go; he will be missed.


Date: Sun Apr 12 14:34:42 1998
Name: Miles
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was a cool person and i wish i'd got off my ass and wrote to him while i could.


Date: Sun Apr 12 15:14:52 1998
Name: Bob Conrad
Subject: Drink Your Green Tea, Kids
Comments: I didn't know him, but I hold the utmost respect for how much of a leader Tim was to so many. We learned much from who he was, what kind of example he set, that, as so many have pointed out, for some enigmatic reason, it was this man who profoundly touched and influenced a direction in our lives. I regret that he seemingly left without resolving some issues he held onto so personally, but I see this to as part of the story he told which he (mostly) openly exposed for us to absorb. With Regard, - Bob Conrad


Date: Mon Apr 13 08:40:57 1998
Name: grinch
Subject: so long and thanx for all the punk
Comments: good bye Tim you'll be missed


Date: Mon Apr 13 09:27:54 1998
Name: Stephanie Bell
Subject: my sympathy for you...
Comments: I have been reading MRR for about 3 years, even though I sometimes have to drive to Los Angeles to get a copy (I don't get subscriptions to anything, my neighbors steal everything that isnt nailed down.) Tim's passing is a tragic loss to the music community and to writers like myself, who pick up MRR and are able to see there are magazines you can write for that aren't lame and boring like Rolling Stone. As a journalism student, who has made covering music her trademark, MRR was always my inspiration and kept me going when my teachers would tell me the bands I was covering were too obscure, the music too shocking and the lifestyle unbecoming a young lady like myself. In small towns like where I live, these stereotypes are still floating around about punk music and I made it my personal fight to dispell them, knowing someday with magazines like MRR in the world, I would be able to continue my fight legitimately and possibly have my writing read by some one who knew what the hell I was talking about. So sleep well Tim, although your time on this earth was cut short, you accomplished something that people who actually know me never have... You gave me hope and for this I will remember you.


Date: Mon Apr 13 12:43:48 1998
Name: Matthew
Subject: MRR
Comments: I am ignorant on the subject of MRR and Tim Yo. I only once got a hold of a copy of MRR and liked it, but alas i live in a small town and had no way of getting it. I am sad that a person who was an important force in punk died. If anyone would like to educate me on MRR and Tim, please email me.


Date: Mon Apr 13 14:28:31 1998
Name: darrell
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Very sad to hear about the passing of Tim Yo. A true voice in a disjointed punk scene


Date: Mon Apr 13 15:29:13 1998
Name: Darren Cahr
Subject: Yo
Comments: You know, it's funny -- we were all so pissed at Tim Yo, for some vague reason in some random discussion group on AOL, that we got the idea (and Dan Sinker had the gumption) to start Punk Planet. Tim ran the institution of MRR to a level of dominance on the scene which is impressive even today. And while we were so pissed at him that we started a new zine, I don't think it's an accident that people immediately saw that we had all been heavily influenced by Tim and MRR. And whatever anyone says about him (and his opinions pissed me off on many occasions) one of the most exciting things in my life was the time my band got mentioned in MRR. I was glowing for weeks. Say what you'd like, but he was punk. Punk as hell. I'm sorry to hear that he's gone. --Darren Cahr


Date: Mon Apr 13 19:15:09 1998
Name: thom gabaldon
Subject: influence
Comments: without tim a nd mrr,i would ahev never known taht des moins ad a punk scene.for buying mrr soemone noticed and invited me to a show.i always admired him for staying ture to his rots especially now when punk is something of acomodity.i was deeply saddened by his death.im not sure if they'll be anyone as dedicated as him to keep the scene going.wel it does take us.but what a voice.bye tim.thanks. (i wonder what the guy from the anti mrr mag has to say)


Date: Mon Apr 13 19:41:54 1998
Name: Malcolm Hargrove
Subject: We'll miss you
Comments: My friends and I would like to send our condolences to his family. Tim had a great influence on alot of punx and he will be missed!


Date: Mon Apr 13 23:23:53 1998
Name: Alex Pickburn
Subject: Note of condolence
Comments: I've long since stopped buying MRR but I want to let you guys know how sorry I am. I know what it feels like to lose someone and I can imagine how difficult it must be at this point in time. I hope you manage without him.


Date: Tue Apr 14 01:07:15 1998
Name: Jim Hayes
Subject: tim tim tim
Comments: Y'know, Tim and I had some intellectual difficultites and i've been trying to get it down as an essay and now that he's gone i just don't care to tell MRR-Yohannan was a mystical cretin but I liked him and I actually miss him.


Date: Tue Apr 14 05:47:01 1998
Name: Dan MacCormac
Subject: inspiration
Comments: Yeah, some things I read about Tim made me mad, but at the same time he and many other MRR staffers provided me with such inspiration...to do what you love and work hard at it regardless of age. Tim was one of those people that makes the line from the Minutemen song "World History Part II" ...punk rock changed our lives... Thanks Tim.


Date: Tue Apr 14 06:00:56 1998
Name: stefan hultman
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: Life goes on. I hope Tim find a beter place than this . And fuck Tim thanks for all the things you have done for punkrock. and all the nice words in M.R.R over the years . Have love. KENROCK and Stefan.


Date: Tue Apr 14 07:47:44 1998
Name: Tim Tate
Subject: Thanks
Comments: I know it's been said, but it's true... Punk rock not only gave me a life, it saved my life. MRR was a big part of that. Thanks Tim.


Date: Tue Apr 14 10:52:00 1998
Name: FrankSmog Veil
Subject: tim's death
Comments: whether you liked or disliked him, tim's influence on punk/hardcore was immense. i can't count how many times since '86 tha i conferred mrr for reviews/ads/stories. my label has advertised in it and mrr has reviewed my stuff many times. i just hope as a rememberance of tim you that mrr continues....


Date: Tue Apr 14 11:10:47 1998
Name: Heidi Blatcher
Comments: My gosh... MRR did so much for my life. I was so happy to find out I wasn't the only kid who dug this shit. I read Zines and I made them. i got penpals and music from all over the planet. I met bands and let them sleep on my couches. I dyed my hair, slept with the same sex and worked at fast food to buy my first bass. I save all my issues and dream about the person i was before I knew I wasn't the only one. And yes, they are nightmares...Thankyou Tim for giving us each other.


Date: Tue Apr 14 11:26:46 1998
Name: Bryan Floro
Comments: We're gonna miss ya Tim Thanx for all your help in the punk rock life All Punx


Date: Tue Apr 14 14:29:27 1998
Name: drew cracker
Subject: tim yo adios bro
Comments: can i have his record collection?


Date: Tue Apr 14 14:38:37 1998
Name: JiM Sidekick
Subject: mrr
Comments: I didn't know the guy,or that much about him,but after reading this huge list of people,whose lives he impacted,i realize that through punk rock he must have made at least a small impact in my life. From now on,every time I go to the record store and read the latest issue of mrr,i'll think about that.Maybe someday i'll even buy a copy. -JiM


Date: Tue Apr 14 15:36:06 1998
Name: mikael "bolton" hultfeldt, sweden
Subject: R I P - all respect
Comments: Fuckin hell, this was too fucking bad. I didn't found out about this until now, I feel ashamed. Living i Scandinavia, I've just bought and flicked through the April Issue of MRR. I know Tim had cancer but I thought he'd gotten over it with the treatment and all. R I P, Tim you'll be *very* missed in this house.


Date: Tue Apr 14 17:32:43 1998
Name: Lauren
Comments: I think the whole scene worldwide has probably been touched somehow by Tim's work. I know that after reading MRR for the first time I wanted to go right out and start my own Zine. I thank him very much for the inspiration.


Date: Tue Apr 14 19:16:32 1998
Name: dave dictor
Subject: timmy yohannon
Comments: sad fuckin day....what can made us no.1 on maxy radio n 81 got us in touch w dk's for 1st dicks/mdcstainstour that summer gave us $money$ at russian border gave alot of mentor-friendship don't except death too well afraid to go see him and get yelled at last time in s.f....it's a sad fuckin day ...if you see john wayne you know what to tell for me.the ist punk rock cop killer r.i.p. dave dictor


Date: Tue Apr 14 22:57:04 1998
Name: brian bisaillon
Subject: good bye tim
Comments: im another person that never met tim or talked to him but know that he can,t be replaced. although there were plenty of things i disagreed with him on i still have a great respect for him and what he did in any movement there has to be people that take some things to the extremes in order for the rest of us to sit idly by. i know that i am not alone in part thanks to tim and mrr. many nights i sat up late by myself reading mrr and realising that there was something worth believing in.


Date: Tue Apr 14 23:17:04 1998
Name: crackpipe kid
Subject: alienation
Comments: To me so much of what I related to in punk was the alienation. I have always felt as though I was on the outside looking in and I have never wanted to fit in. Through my involvment in the punk community I have realised that I'm not alone in feeling this way , and through reading mrr i have felt a connection with this whole scene. We are a bunch of people who feel alone and sometimes it feels better to be in a room full of lost and lonely people and be lost together. I would like to thank tim and mrr and anyone else dedicated to this scene that gives us all something to believe in and makes the lonliness a little more bearable. Thank you I love you all.


Date: Wed Apr 15 01:00:15 1998
Name: Keith Powell
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I can honestly say that MRR was fundemental in influencing the path that I took in life. It has been a part of my life since 1986, and although I'm not that involved in punk anymore, those ideals still stay with me, and I'd just like to say thanks to Tim. You, through MRR, were an inspiration. Good luck to Jen and Jaqueline and the rest of the shitworkers. Your work is always appreciated.


Date: Wed Apr 15 05:09:33 1998
Name: Patrick
Subject: Tim Yo Mama
Comments: Even if you didn't agree with every word that came out of his mouth or every sentence that was written in his publication (I know I sure didn'), anyone who has any interest in punk rock has to feel a sharp loss in their soul with Tim's passing on. His memory will live with us for longer than any column or any 'zine ever could.


Date: Wed Apr 15 05:30:57 1998
Name: Dave
Subject: RIP Tim
Comments: Cheers to Tim, one of the good guys who gave a shit. The world is a duller place without him. May God bless your atheist soul wherever you are, Tim!


Date: Wed Apr 15 07:48:04 1998
Comments: I am overwhelmed by the number of people who knew my brother and loved him, warts and all. Although he was not a sentimentalist--and I'll respect his dying wishes by trying not to be one myself--I think he would approve of this amazing collection of remembrances and appreciations, precisely because it is all so truthful. Even if his name were removed from each and every message I would know who was being talked about; from his laugh to his stubbornness, all the things about Tim that I loved were there for everyone else as well. He was my brother, but then I think he was a brother to so many of you. I don't know most of you, but I'll recognize you by the ink stains on your fingers and your intolerance of hypocrisy.


Date: Wed Apr 15 07:50:47 1998
Name: Tom Yohannan
Subject: My brother
Comments: I am overwhelmed by the number of people who knew my brother and loved him, warts and all. Although he was not a sentimentalist--and I'll respect his dying wishes by trying not to be one myself--I think he would approve of this amazing collection of remembrances and appreciations, precisely because it is all so truthful. Even if his name were removed from each and every message I would know who was being talked about; from his laugh to his stubbornness, all the things about Tim that I loved were there for everyone else as well. He was my brother, but then I think he was a brother to so many of you. I don't know most of you, but I'll recognize you by the ink stains on your fingers and your intolerance of hypocrisy.


Date: Wed Apr 15 09:25:25 1998
Name: CHRIS PROROCK
Subject: TIM'S DEATH
Comments: tim had a profound effect on the world wide punk scene. I would like to thank him for working hard as fuck to put out a great fanzine. you will be missed by many. thanks for all your years of dedication in MRR. sincerely, chris


Date: Wed Apr 15 09:26:49 1998
Name: CHRIS PROROCK
Subject: TIM'S DEATH
Comments: tim had a profound effect on the world wide punk scene. I would like to thank him for working hard as fuck to put out a great fanzine. you will be missed by many. thanks for all your years of dedication in MRR. sincerely, chris


Date: Wed Apr 15 13:15:27 1998
Name: joel
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I only met Tim Yo a couple times, but he was one of the most important shapers of my career in punk rock. In fact, he helped mold all of our punk lives. MRR was the center of the international punk scene in the 80s and early 90s, when I was most active. Through Tim's influence, DIY ethics, radical politics, and raw powerchords were driven into the heart of what it meant to be punk. I am happy to see that these things still form the basis of much of the scene today. We all owe thanks to Tim. Thanks, Tim joel ex-Hippycore zine/records (1987-91) ex-Profane Existence (1991-1993)


Date: Wed Apr 15 14:37:14 1998
Name: Tufty
Subject: music
Comments: Sorry to hear about Tim passing away he was someone that I admired greatly and will miss him and when I think of the times we Toxic Reasons had in SF I will never be able to return without thinking of our friend see you in a better place Timmy.......Tufty


Date: Wed Apr 15 15:26:52 1998
Name: James Parodi
Subject: tim
Comments: Last time I saw Tim we were playing "The Kid's Are Alright" in his shitty living room in New Brunswick, NJ in 1974. We put dry ice in aluminum pots for a smoke effect and the pots froze to the shag carpet. Tim liked out repertoie--he played an ice tray to the Yardbirds "She's Always There"


Date: Wed Apr 15 17:46:31 1998
Name: GOOCH
Subject: THANX
Comments: MRR WAS THE FIRST ZINE I EVER PICK UP. NEVER MET, BUT YOU DID KEEP ME OUT OF TROUBLE. THANX 4 THE MEMORIES THIS ZINE BROUGHT ME R.I.P.


Date: Wed Apr 15 17:49:44 1998
Name: Sherri Harvey
Subject: ....


Date: Wed Apr 15 17:52:37 1998
Name: Sherri Harvey
Subject: ....
Comments: whoops, i have no idea how i posted without my comments...up above.. hmm I don't know what I could say that hasn't been said... MRR Didn't change my life but it gave it direction .. it introduced me to new people and thoughts and entertained me while I was at work and before that while I was in highschool. Tim will be missed as a whole person I'm sure not just for the fact that he began such an incredible monument to the punk scene, but because he was so many things to so many people.


Date: Wed Apr 15 18:13:44 1998
Name: Rob
Subject: Tim
Comments: Im sorry to hear the news. I hope the best for everyone who was close to him.Im sure He will be missed sadly. All the best to everyone


Date: Wed Apr 15 21:10:00 1998
Name: Tracy
Subject: R.I.P
Comments: Although not always a totalitarian fan of MRR, the ideas that did stick with me stuck hand and fast.Thanks for having the shuzpah to do it, Tim. Thanks to all that continue to do it.


Date: Wed Apr 15 22:39:09 1998
Name: kate
Comments: he never gave up and we should love him for that


Date: Wed Apr 15 23:09:47 1998
Name: chris brown
Subject: condolences
Comments: friends and family have hope...tim was a kewl guy...(from what i read)...i miss him...and i never even knew him.


Date: Thu Apr 16 05:24:06 1998
Name: dave
Subject: tim(what else)
Comments: I've spent the last like 11 days trying to think of something relavant to say. I couldn't. Tim will be missed... even by Jello, Billie Joe, Dexter Holland and the like.


Date: Thu Apr 16 12:04:50 1998
Name: BOB E INK
Subject: ... GOOD BYE
Comments: THIS ONE GOES OUT TO THE ONE I LOVE THIS ONE GOES OUT TO THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND PUNK HAS CERTAINLY LOST A VERY INFLUENTIAL PERSON AND TIM WILL BE MISSED.... KEEP ON ROCKIN TIM BOB E INK INKBAG


Date: Thu Apr 16 14:09:58 1998
Name: John Bomber
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Just couldn't sit there and not say good bye. Tim was an ispiration to us all. MRR and Tim have shaped and touched so many lives. MRR has kept us all connected and proved that there is a better way, than this fucked up system. His presence will surly be missed by all.


Date: Thu Apr 16 14:41:30 1998
Name: Lou Rutteger
Subject: tim
Comments: Tim was an opinionated dick, and I think Max R&R can do better without him. Good day.


Date: Thu Apr 16 14:44:51 1998
Name: Lou Rutteger
Subject: tim
Comments: Just Kidding


Date: Thu Apr 16 15:27:23 1998
Name: alexander
Subject: memories
Comments: I never met Tim, but i remember buying my first copy of MRR in London and spending a whole family vacation reading every ink smudged word amazed at the punk world that existed. That must have been 15 years ago. I found out about so many great bands through MRR, found fellow travellers in politics and had those ideas directed. I also got a sense of inclusion from getting scene reports and drawings printed, records reviewed... I just finished reading the May issue when I learned of Tim's death. Fuck to keep something going through 180 issues. Maximum Rocknroll definitely affected my life. Tim will be missed, but his legacy will go on. Bye. (this is stupid, but i wanted to say something with some faint hope it means something, gets somewhere)


Date: Thu Apr 16 15:52:39 1998
Name: nick
Subject: tim
Comments: tim never met you but i have great respect for what you did for punk and how you stuck by your beleifs rest in peace


Date: Thu Apr 16 17:59:04 1998
Name: Scott Beibin


Date: Thu Apr 16 18:22:17 1998
Name: Scott Beibin
Subject: Farewell Tim
Comments: In younger days I was visiting the bay area and staying at my aunts house. We had a falling out and I decided to wander into the city. At Epicenter I put up a sign on the door that said something to the effect of, "Hi, i'm traveling and I need a place to stay if only for a few nights. I'm Straight edge, so i won't go wacko while intoxicated and eat all your food while staying at your place." Someone altered the note awhile after I put it up..so the new message read: "Hi, I'm traveling and I'm straight so I won't go wacko while staying at your place." ...Only one person responded to the note in writing... Tim Yohannon wrote in scratchy pen that he was afraid of people like me and would have offered me a place to stay if the note wasn't so blatantly homophobic. I looked at the altered note and started to laugh. What a mix up...Later on my trip when I explained the note, I felt like a pathetic jerk...He told me not to worry about it too much. Okay..after it caused me to have a hard time finding places to stay. But, i relied on my other resourses outside of the all to obvious well at epicenter.. Years later he refused to review any records I put out or liked because they supposedly weren't punk enough. I felt like it was a subconscious kick in the ass to the rest of the scene to start projects like punk planet and HaC. . hmmmm. I'll miss his stubbornness. If you liked or hated him he always inspired reaction...He was a real catalyst... Scott Beibin Bloodlink Records


Date: Thu Apr 16 20:05:25 1998
Name: Dan
Subject: Tim
Comments: i used to jsut listen to punk music and try to pick up ideas from songs. Operation Ivy was where i started. One day a friend of mine gave me MRR. He said "You think OpIvy is good, wait till your read this!". Sure enough, he was right. I have read MRR ever since. It opened the door to a place where everyone excepted everyone regardless of who you are. I found ideas that blew my mind, stuff I had never considered before. I have Tim and all the staff at MRR to thank.


Date: Fri Apr 17 00:27:10 1998
Name: Alyssa & Chris GAST
Subject: adieu
Comments: The energies of Aries and the planet Mars sweeps yet another soul into the next realm. It is a notorious time for death but hopefully, there will be loud tunes and opinionated, sincere, irascibility galore in the punk afterlife. After all the tributes and dedications, punks/friends/admirers/critics (some of us, all of the above) take a moment and dedicate something of your sensibilities to a biker charity, a memorial or volunteer to do something cool for a lymphoma patient or another critical disease sufferer. The world loses someone influential to someone every day, and this week has been one sweeping motion of the grim reaper with round-ups o' death. The loss of Tim, Rozz , Wendy O., and (yes, Tammy Wynette) has created perhaps an interesting hootenanny in musical heaven, the next plane, or another dimension. We're sure Tim will be in charge of the project and do it HIS way. May he rest in peace, and the rest of us rock on. ALYSSA & CHRIS


Date: Fri Apr 17 11:32:56 1998
Name: Baard Dyresen
Subject: MRR
Comments: I remember the first time I picked up an issue of MRR. It was in 1993, I was 15 and I had been listening to punk for two yrs. It blew me away and shaped the views I have today. It also introduced me to the world of punk making me not feel isolated for living in Norway. Thanks Tim for saving my world.


Date: Fri Apr 17 12:50:09 1998
Name: JJ Lacour
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Although there were times when I screamed disgust back at the pages and times when I gave a hearty "amen", Tim Yo took a much needed stand to the boneheads, jocks and other enemies of punk. MaximumRnR was an important lifeline to the outside world of a sleepy Southern town. Goodbye Tim, Thank you for the dedicationand God Bless


Date: Fri Apr 17 13:49:14 1998
Name: steve worthless
Comments: with out tim the scene today would probably be as dead as the rest of the world thinks it is. tim help keep the shit alive.


Date: Fri Apr 17 14:26:21 1998
Name: Steve Lewchuk
Subject: ...
Comments: No matter how much you got pissed of by the shitty reviews in MMR you always turned to his column and.... well enough said. it's a sad world when a guy like him can pass away and it takes me 14 days to learn of it. i could say alot more but i won't. thanks tim... thank's for making this shitty place a little better for everyone.


Date: Fri Apr 17 19:30:32 1998
Name: DEREK DYKEMAN
Subject: TIM YOHANNAN
Comments: ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS TIM WILL BE MISSED BY A WHOLE LOT OF FOLKS I HAD A CHANCE TO HANG WITH TIM BACK IN 88 ON MY FIRST TRIP TO CALIFORNIA IT WAS GREAT MEETING HIM HE TRULY WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE KING OF PUNK!!!! SEE YA DEREK


Date: Fri Apr 17 19:37:23 1998
Name: DEREK DYKEMAN
Subject: DAMN
Comments: ALL THE FOLKS HERE IN CANADA WANT TO SAY R.I.P. TIM


Date: Fri Apr 17 19:37:50 1998
Name: DEREK DYKEMAN
Subject: DAMN
Comments: ALL THE FOLKS HERE IN CANADA WANT TO SAY R.I.P. TIM


Date: Sat Apr 18 08:40:27 1998
Name: Izumi Kubo
Subject: Memorial
Comments: At first I could not believe it. I am sorry. It's very sad.. I'm really glad that Tim worked so hard to insure that MRR would continue, it's what he wanted. I was very lucky to be able to visit with him and go on the baseball game together in SF, 5 years ago. It was so fun and we promised to go again, but... Yours, Izumi Kubo @ Profane Existence Far East


Date: Sat Apr 18 19:46:56 1998
Name: ryan
Subject: timm yo
Comments: i don't really deserve to be up here cuz i have only been reading mrr for a year or so now, but tim still touched me in a way because even though i was a punker before i read mrr, he made my life seem clearer, and his zine made my life easier to organize


Date: Sun Apr 19 00:58:03 1998
Name: Brian Disagree
Subject: Death.
Comments: It's unfortunate people have to die, especially people who devote their lives to being independent no matter what the cost, but I guess we have to go sometime. Oh well, Good Luck Tim, you're definetly in a better "place" then we are! But, wait, you already knew that... Brian Disagree, co-editor. Agree To Disagree Magazine. http://members.xoom.com/a2d


Date: Sun Apr 19 08:21:38 1998
Name: Tim Brooks
Subject: 100% 2 fingers in the air punk rock
Comments: Tim - 13 years, never missed one issue. A little kid growing up on the edge of the world your zine taught me so much about politics, ethics and damn fine music. When the chips are down you have always been an inspiration to me. Everytime I opened the cover I felt I was amongst friends. You are the greatest friend the punk community has had - we wont be the same with out you....peace.


Date: Sun Apr 19 09:58:06 1998
Name: paul spence
Comments: Been reading MRR inconsistently since issue 6. Havent taken any notice of any of the bands mentioned in it for around ten years, but its never ceased to amaze me the energy which comes through and the diversity of opinion in the mag. Didnt always agree with the guy but he just played such an important part in something which affected such a lot of people, You will be missed greatly.


Date: Sun Apr 19 12:04:01 1998
Name: Punk Hardcore
Subject: tim yohannan
Comments: Never knew him. But, i love MRR. I have been reading MRR for like 4 years. I hope everything works out


Date: Sun Apr 19 12:06:21 1998
Name: madonna
Comments: I loved tim very much and wanted to say just how sorry that I really am.


Date: Sun Apr 19 14:58:17 1998
Name: Ricardo Monzon
Subject: Let's GO!
Comments: Hi, im really sad about this notice im from mexico ans i really like MRR, so punks, skins HC people from all over the world we have to work to keep the PUNK SpiRit!


Date: Sun Apr 19 16:27:39 1998
Name: Mark Mireles
Subject: Tim
Comments: I am sorry to hear about Tim. MRR had a lot to do with getting me started in the punk scene.


Date: Sun Apr 19 16:47:53 1998
Name: Anathema Ravenhurst
Subject: Tim Yo RIP
Comments: Does this mean the Rev. Norb now gets to Yo-tape the coffin as he promised to do so long ago?


Date: Sun Apr 19 20:15:39 1998
Name: Adam Dupont
Subject: End of an Era
Comments: I feel rather funny posting this. I am rather new to the punk scene, never read MRR that much.. Hell, I never heard of Tim Yo until a month ago, unfortuantly because of his death. I feel compelled to thank him, though, for influenc- ing the music that I now love and being an influence in the DIY that I see myself taking up. I miss him already.


Date: Sun Apr 19 22:02:07 1998
Name: jeff schnobrich
Comments: Tim yomamma in a way brought out the mind expanding possibilities in me. thanks and sorry to see you go. thats the beauty of the mind. memories.......


Date: Mon Apr 20 02:29:11 1998
Name: John Owens
Subject: Tim Yo will truly be missed
Comments: This is a very sad day for me. Tim was a god to me,even though he would hate me for saying so. I've been a very dedicated reader since '87 and this is definately a passing of an era for me. What he did, said and supported were things that I think no other person could or would even if they tried. I know Jenn will do her best to help the "Punk Rock Bible" continue but Tims' opinions will be sorely missed. Even though he had many people that hated him for his doings and words, twice as many loved him for the same and I am one of them.......Rest in Peace Tim for we, the true lovers of punk, will do our best to carry on your values and continue what you have started...."The Punk Rock Bible"....MAXIMUMROCKNROLL. Sincerely, John Owens Pueblo, Colorado


Date: Mon Apr 20 10:44:19 1998
Name: Joe Domino
Subject: YoTim
Comments: With out tim there would be alot of kids without good records. Alot of kids would have missed the show of their life. I hope MRR can pick up the pieces, cauz we need MRR. Joe


Date: Mon Apr 20 18:55:40 1998
Name: David Millstein
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I have never interacted with Tim Yohannon other than buying MRR dillegently every month. and yet I was shaken when I learned the news. I never knew him as a person, but through his columns and work I've seen a man dedicated to his beliefs. A man possesed of intelligence, humor and a love of music and togetherness. Tim, I hope you're somewhere better now. Rest peacefully.


Date: Tue Apr 21 06:07:16 1998
Name: lauren hathaway
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Even though I never knew Tim or anything, I feel saddened by his death. MRR was the first punk zine that I ever read. It inspired me to get involved with alot of the things that I do today. Without it , I don't know if I'd be where I'm at today. I just want to say thanks for all of the inspiration that came from reading MRR evary month.


Date: Tue Apr 21 08:58:20 1998
Name: Dr.Manhattan
Subject: Timmy yo dawg
Comments: I never knew him, met him or talked to him. I've only been reading MRR for about two years, but I do know this. In a day and age when the passing of princess Diana and Kurt Cobain gain national news attention, it's sad to see someone like Tim who has accomplished as much if not more than both of those people put together, go practically unoticed. I didn't even find out until three days ago! He obviously influnced and inspired a great deal of preople and I can only hope that a little bit of his thoughts and opinions (some right and some wrong) stay with me throughout the rest of my life along with my love of punk rock that MRR has kept my faith in when times were looking their bleakest. Rock n' Roll in the afterlife Tim Dawg Dr.Manhattan


Date: Tue Apr 21 15:23:13 1998
Name: bertie
Subject: Tim
Comments: I was just surfing on the web when I found out about it. I have into punk for many , many years now and since the beginning I was reading MRR. I never met Tim or talked to him but I know he did a lot to PUNK. I know some people don't like him, hate him or whatever but Tim's contribution to the creation and imporovement of punk scene was great and it's up to you if you want to contiue this. I will. Let's not forget him. PEACE.


Date: Tue Apr 21 18:39:15 1998
Name: Harvey
Subject: This guy
Comments: One time me and him had an overnighter at my house. I will never forget it. He caressed my shoulder and we listened to my transistor radio all night long. We called his friends, cut cool pictures out of magazines, and sucked on a big jug of Gallo wine the whole evening. That's the way I'll always remember Tim.


Date: Tue Apr 21 18:50:45 1998
Name: mels
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim and MRR were the vehicle for a world wide punk community, before and after the internet. Maximum Rock and Roll was and still is the only puritanical "punk" zine that has remained fully operational and reliable for over 10 years. Without his efforts and the strength in his beliefs, none of this would have happened. We all consider ourselves idealists in one form or another and we try to give our lives purpose through the monotony of 8 hour jobs and/or institutional education. Tim seemed to live out his ideals everyday. His passion for the music and for the ethic is what set him apart. He wasn't diplomatic, he didn't care to be and that is what made him special - no compromise. Some people say he had "issues" others say he was an asshole, I ask for all of you to look in the mirror before you go insulting the dead. Tim was always open and available to your opinion, even if he didn't agree with you. I called him on a few thing quite a few times - he never even asked who I was - and gave me the courtesy EVERYONE deserves. I ask that you do the same. Give him the courtesy to die in peace. Thanks to Tim and to the rest of the MRR workers for keeping MRR alive. smooches tim, mels


Date: Tue Apr 21 19:24:56 1998
Name: Jay
Subject: Tim Yo...RIP
Comments: I guess I'm a little late leaving this message, but nevertheless i have to say a few things. First is I don't think Tim would have liked the idea of having this page, but I think it's very cathartic and needed. I also can't express in this given space what meeting and working for Tim, and punk, have meant to my life. From my talks with him about the local punk scene, to his helpful critiques of my reviews, my impression is that Tim only wanted some consistency when it came to punk and or D.I.Y. ethics. It was his life, not just a temporary stop on the road to the big time. In many ways Tim and MRR had to be a watchdog for some of the hypocrisy that takes place in punk. People like to say that MRR tried to dictate the punk scene, but I think what they did was to remind everyone that punk is supposed to be different! That's why the furious George thing was a big deal, and Epitaph, and sometimes Jello, etc. etc..I think people who disagreed with Tim and MRR sometimes did so because it best served their interest as opposed to serving punk's best interest. I'll miss Tim a lot, but no more so than punk will. And yes, he had the best laugh (especially when it was aimed at the rolling stones). That's it.


Date: Tue Apr 21 19:28:53 1998
Name: Jay
Subject: Tim Yo...RIP
Comments: I guess I'm a little late leaving this message, but nevertheless i have to say a few things. First is I don't think Tim would have liked the idea of having this page, but I think it's very cathartic and needed. I also can't express in this given space what meeting and working for Tim, and punk, have meant to my life. From my talks with him about the local punk scene, to his helpful critiques of my reviews, my impression is that Tim only wanted some consistency when it came to punk and or D.I.Y. ethics. It was his life, not just a temporary stop on the road to the big time. In many ways Tim and MRR had to be a watchdog for some of the hypocrisy that takes place in punk. People like to say that MRR tried to dictate the punk scene, but I think what they did was to remind everyone that punk is supposed to be different! That's why the furious George thing was a big deal, and Epitaph, and sometimes Jello, etc. etc..I think people who disagreed with Tim and MRR sometimes did so because it best served their interest as opposed to serving punk's best interest. I'll miss Tim a lot, but no more so than punk will. And yes, he had the best laugh (especially when it was aimed at the rolling stones). That's it.


Date: Wed Apr 22 01:20:02 1998
Name: sebastian (KILL-O-ZAP internet fanzine)
Subject: sad news!
Comments: i guess everthings been said already. just this: without him, todays punk scene wouldnt be what it is today. thanx tim! sebastian (www.skapunx.ml.org/~kill-o-zap)


Date: Wed Apr 22 03:45:37 1998
Name: gugugaga
Subject: so long !!!
Comments: just wanna wish u some condolences regard ...... hope that your effort will be remember by the people who already read your fanzines . So long maximum rock n' roll . peace ...... Tim yo ??? Remember my friend ...... punk is not for businessman , it's between you and me . Until then . ta ta


Date: Wed Apr 22 11:49:53 1998
Name: jason deadscene
Subject: good man down
Comments: tim will be sorely missed. my condolences to family and friends. rest knowing he was a good man and will never be forgotten good luck jen and jaqueline


Date: Wed Apr 22 11:50:14 1998
Name: jason deadscene
Subject: good man down
Comments: tim will be sorely missed. my condolences to family and friends. rest knowing he was a good man and will never be forgotten good luck jen and jaqueline


Date: Wed Apr 22 13:48:33 1998
Name: alice
Subject: Thanks Tim
Comments: I've been living in a bubble and just heard about Tim's passing. My heart goes out to everyone at the house and all who knew him. I'm just sad now, nothing to say.


Date: Wed Apr 22 14:02:51 1998
Name: Gordon Lamb
Subject: Tim Yo.
Comments: I'm sorry I never bothered to say thanks.


Date: Wed Apr 22 14:05:19 1998
Name: Craig Kelso
Subject: LAST YO INTERVIEW
Comments: I called the old MRR house and asked if I could speak with Tim. The voice on the other end informed me that I already was. "Oh," I stumbled, "My name's Craig and I do a zine. I'd like to interview you. Would that be okay?" The first thing Tim asked was if we take corporate advertising. "Well," I explained, "It's kinda like asking someone about celibacy. Yeah, we're celibate, but not by choice. I don't think corporations would even touch us!" He laughed that now infamous belly laugh and said he'd be glad to answer whatever questions I had. From there, he was informative, pleasant, interesting, and caustic. We mainly talked about the transition MRR was going through at the time, as he'd just found out about his lymphoma cancer. He was vague, but he really got across the message that he wanted to keep punk and the mag going. Having never met him in person, I can only say that Tim influenced me more so than almost any other person. As I write it, it reads weird. How could someone I never met influence me so? Through only one phone conversation? Well, not exactly. Tim's life, his actions (sure, he had his short- comings like everyone) proved to me that IT COULD BE DONE ... that I could lead an ethical life without stepping on another person, that I could conduct myself in such a way as to not corrupt my core values. All this from a stupid punk mag. I doubt if another mag will ever have that kind of influence. Thanks for giving me the space to ramble.


Date: Wed Apr 22 16:21:12 1998
Name: Jackrabbit Bill
Subject: Love and respect
Comments: I begin reading Maximum Rock'n'Roll when I was 15 years old and it helped me to keep in touch with the punk rock scene all over the country. It was very resourceful considering that I was from a small town in North Carolina. I will always remember Tim for MRR and all it did for me and my life. It is really sad that someone like Tim, who contributed so much to the scene had to pass away. Jackrabbit Bill, Greensboro,NC


Date: Wed Apr 22 16:29:44 1998
Name: Zack
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Tim I never knew you, but through you and MMR, you helped bring a kid from bumfuck Wisconsin to get interested in punk music, values, and lifestyles. You helped save me from the redneck hell that is my hometown. Thanks buddy, I'll miss ya.


Date: Thu Apr 23 02:42:37 1998
Name: joe muesli
Subject: tim Yo


Date: Thu Apr 23 02:48:57 1998
Name: joe muesli
Subject: tim Yo
Comments: i just read the new today and i feel sad ; i was a MRR reader since 86 and one of the most interestng things in it was the way TIM was always challenging ideas , confronting punkrockers with their apathy or their highlights .my sympathy to all his friends.


Date: Thu Apr 23 05:03:37 1998
Name: hugo M
Subject: bye Tim?
Comments: I bought my first issue of MRR in 1983 (# 11 or 12 ?!)and what a source of inspiration it was for me! Hey,at this time,you almost had to kill to find US HC records in my french wasteland! Since those days,i remained a true MRR reader. I even got to write a few articles (a Slaughter& the Dogs interview,Scene reports...);my old band (Parkinson Square) appeared on a cover;i also had the gigantic privilege(!)to be pictured w\ Tim (where he taught me how to be a good Epicenter salesman by beating me w\ a billy club !),for an article about Epicenter Zone. Fuck,maybe it's the distance (France !!!)or the refusal of death,but I won't believe Tim's Death until I see it printed on any other time than April(fooltime).Or then it would be Tim's very last joke ? Some people first think of his sense of politics,for me,it'll always be his sense of humor. Hey,the man would laugh at every occasion !He's probably laughing at us now,whether he's flying in the sky w\ little Angels (nice perspective ?!) or working on the next MRR issue (i said i would only believe his death when i see it printed in May). Anyway,if he's really gone,it's a REAL bad joke. The last i remember from him is having him drinking champagne (though he wasn't a drinker !) for my S.F Departure,fall 91. Bye,Tim,in everyway you live.See you someday. From your fave French clown Hugo


Date: Thu Apr 23 05:20:46 1998
Name: hugo M
Subject: bye Tim?
Comments: I bought my first issue of MRR in 1983 (# 11 or 12 ?!)and what a source of inspiration it was for me! Hey,at this time,you almost had to kill to find US HC records in my french wasteland! Since those days,i remained a true MRR reader. I even got to write a few articles (a Slaughter& the Dogs interview,Scene reports...);my old band (Parkinson Square) appeared on a cover;i also had the gigantic privilege(!)to be pictured w\ Tim (where he taught me how to be a good Epicenter salesman by beating me w\ a billy club !),for an article about Epicenter Zone. Fuck,maybe it's the distance (France !!!)or the refusal of death,but I won't believe Tim's Death until I see it printed on any other time than April(fooltime).Or then it would be Tim's very last joke ? Some people first think of his sense of politics,for me,it'll always be his sense of humor. Hey,the man would laugh at every occasion !He's probably laughing at us now,whether he's flying in the sky w\ little Angels (nice perspective ?!) or working on the next MRR issue (i said i would only believe his death when i see it printed in May). Anyway,if he's really gone,it's a REAL bad joke. The last i remember from him is having him drinking champagne (though he wasn't a drinker !) for my S.F Departure,fall 91. Bye,Tim,in everyway you live.See you someday. From your fave French clown Hugo


Date: Thu Apr 23 06:18:40 1998
Name: Dash Rape Rock
Subject: tim yo
Comments: like most of you, i never met tim. i spoke with him on the phone about big chain stores carrying maximum, and about sending ad's in, but that hardly gives me the right to say i know him, but what he did with maximum had SUCH a great influence on my life and helped me get where i am now. I would not have bought that first teengenerate 7", or the Rip off records that i bought when i was 14 & 15 that got me into a deeper kind of punk than just lookout pop punk if it werent for seeing their reviews in maximum and how great the people who reviewed talked about the records. BYOFL is another instance, without it, i dont think that we would have even close to the ammount of smaller bands coming to cincinnati these days. Most of them i have never heard of, and when a band from kansas comes and plays their hearts out and makes a lasting impression on me, a great deal of that happening is due to tim.


Date: Thu Apr 23 07:24:08 1998
Name: Sander
Subject: sadness
Comments: Began to read MRR in 1990 and still do. Like it lot. It's great that mr. Yohannan made this possible.


Date: Thu Apr 23 09:07:54 1998
Name: Sobriquet
Subject: Probably A Repitition Of What Countless Others Have Already Said. . .
Comments: Like so many other people on this page, I never met Tim Yohannon personally. I never talked with him or had the opportunity to hear his laugh, but that doesn't matter. I'm just happy to say that I was a part of MRR when Tim used something I wrote. I'm not alone in that feeling. Everyone who has ever written for MRR has been a part of the zine -- that was one of the coolest aspects of MRR. Tim created a publication that impacted a great many people and kept it at the level of the reader. MRR never went glossy or turned down a band interview because the band was too small. Yes, MRR was narrow-minded at times, and it angered many people. Any good piece of art evokes emotion and makes one think. I certainly cannot say that I agree with everything ever written in MRR -- far from it, but the magazine had its ideals and stuck with them. That has to be respected. It's not easy to be recalcitrant in print, but MRR managed to be as stubborn as a five-year-old refusing to eat his/her spinnach. This has been a ramble that I'm sure many of you will not have the patience to sit through, but I suppose that I should conclude with one statement about Tim's impact, which cannot be denied. Just look at how many people have signed this. . .the list includes an incredible amount of people. . .and this is just the people Tim reached who have internet access. . . Tim Yohannon really sticks out as a great person. Thanks for letting me ramble as incoherantly as I have and thanks for all the topics to argue over, Sobriquet


Date: Fri Apr 24 01:56:21 1998
Name: Dan Disturbed
Subject: Tim
Comments: I just found out like ten seconds ago that tim died. I t was kind of a shock. MRR played a big influence on my life, and helped me to shpae the views wich I now have in life, and ask questions of authority. Although you may not belive in Jesus, I will be praying for you.1967 B Water St/Stevens Point, WI 54481


Date: Fri Apr 24 11:15:24 1998
Name: Josh Taylor
Subject: That really sucks!
Comments: Tim is dead? I hope this isn't a joke. That really sucks. He seemed like a good guy. I hope he talked to Jesus before he went. You only get one chance, ya know.


Date: Fri Apr 24 14:32:28 1998
Name: ed fortenberry
Subject: RIP Tim
Comments: I guest DJ'ed on the radio show in around 1984, and Tim and I kinda hit it off so he invited me back for another night. I never saw much of him after that, but years later I saw him in my dentist's office. He remembered me. I told him I was out of punk (because of Christianity, I thought he'd snob me then and there, but was pleasantly surprised to see he didn't). I gave him some of my leftover records, and I have more I meant to give him. I had no idea he was even sick, this is terrible, and to find out over the internet . . . I remember getting verbal abuse because I was black at a show I went to in 1979. I shrugged it off as coming with the territory, but a month later Tim wrote a great anti-racism editorial in Damage magazine. I'm glad I got to thank him for that in person. RIP . . .


Date: Fri Apr 24 16:23:03 1998
Name: Josh
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: alright, what do i say? i only got into punk (and any music at all) just 3 or 4 years ago, i'm 17 but i was always too much of a geek to listen to music. i've never been much of a punk, i don't know what it means to be punk. but i do know that this is a guy who created a whole way of life for me. when i was getting beaten up after getting off the bus for having a skateboard around 5 years ago, tim was there, whether i knew it or not, paving the way for the day i would start listening to punk. i never read MRR very much, but i recognize the importance of his contribution to my music, to my way of life, and to helping create everything i think is important in my life. and... well you get the idea. Tim will be missed sorely, i can hardly express it. punk will never die for me.


Date: Fri Apr 24 18:56:31 1998
Name: Steve Rogers
Subject: Gilman
Comments: When I first heard about Tim setting up Gilman street, I thought it would be the coolest place for a show. 100x's better than the Farm. Then when my band first played Gilman street in 87 I was stoked to see Tim there. His encouragement and love of punk rock kept me going for a long time while I was lost trying to find myself. The years I spent playing and being a part of Gilman have made me a better person and also have forever shaped my life. For this I must thank Tim Yohannan, you will live forever with me.


Date: Fri Apr 24 23:26:59 1998
Name: Rich / Freecloud
Subject: YoHoHo&aBottleO'Rum
Comments: I started reading MRR back in the olden daze. One day I got a call from Tim asking to buy some of my old records. Plus he asked me to submit something about the rise of right wing politics in Western Canada. I never got around to it. I failed you Tim. The punch line is Mykel's April MRR column. Like Cagney with a grapefruit, I think it's in Board's face. Tim, thanks for keeping some kind of unity (bad word!) in the face of so much shit the past 20 years. Hey you, punk reading this, go do something nice to somebody instead of thinking of yourself.


Date: Sat Apr 25 02:25:46 1998
Name: JOHN
Subject: tim
Comments: i was very shocked to hear the sad news about tim, even though i didn't agree with all his views, he was a very important person in the punk rock scene and will be greatly missed bye & thanks tim


Date: Sat Apr 25 09:11:51 1998
Name: Mark Kohler
Subject: See ya in the next world
Comments: I must admit I just recently found out about Tim's death and although I didn't personally know him, MRR and Tim had a profound effect on me and the music scene in Milwaukee. I carried the MRR radio show on and off from '86 to '91 on WMSE and used the mag and the show as a source of info and contacts to help keep punk alive. I am saddened by his passing and feel that the best thing we can do to remember him is to get involved. I am trying to do what I can in Detroit to help the local music "scene" and we all can do something, even if it's just going to a show. It's up to all of us to carry on. Punk is not dead.


Date: Sat Apr 25 09:42:46 1998
Name: Pat
Subject: Tim's Departure
Comments: It is a damn shame that life could only supply him with 52 years. Fortunately, he made a positive impression on his friends and surroundings. If it wasn't so, why would all of these great individuals be posting there respects? I'll remember you everytime I try to wipe the newsprint off of my fingertips. For you Tim, with much respect.


Date: Sat Apr 25 11:49:58 1998
Name: Scott Yemen
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Tim will be missed. It's guys like him who give the world a glimmer of hope. His work with MRR, (though I have only read 1 or 2 issues) and his devotion to punk, were much needed. Thanks Tim.


Date: Sat Apr 25 19:00:50 1998
Name: Debra DeSalvo
Subject: bye Tim
Comments: Tim's passing is awful, shitty news. What a genuinely decent and special man has gone. I guest edited a women's issue of MRR back when i was playing guitar in False Prophets. Tim and I locked horns over my desire to run an interview with NYC's PMS-a band of gals who had all played in seminal hardcore bands and gotten sick of 'the scene' and started a punk/metal band. Tim wasn't having any metal-loving post-punks darken MRR and, frankly, that was his right. He earned it by working his face off for MRR and showing the rest of us lazier folks what we could accomplish if we invested a little energy and commitment into our lives. Tim and I ran up hefty phone bills arguing about that PMS interview and otherwise putting the women's issue together. Those were some very entertaining conversations. Tim was stubborn, but he was also very kind, really smart, and did have a sense of humor about his occasional displays of kingliness. I also remember finally making it to SF in False Prophets' rattly old truck and going to the MRR house for the big interview. This was a huge moment for us--we were so excited we talked poor Tim's ear off for hours. More than he EVER needed to know,I'm sure, but he sat there patiently nodding, smiling, surrounded by shelves packed with hundreds of carefully bound albums. Punk Rock Central. It was a thrill. The power of MRR came home to us when we went to Europe the following year. We expected to play to 50 or so people a gig and found hundreds at each. Why? They'd read about the band in MRR, of course. Such was the power of MRR to draw people together across the GLOBE. An amazing achievement--creating a community out of inky newsprint and opinions. Inspiring people to squat, start bookstores, radio stations, bands, zines, book tours, create zones of true autonomy. Tim, bless you for being so...YOU. I wish you were still here but I'm honored to have known you. Love, deb


Date: Sat Apr 25 23:29:58 1998
Name: Brad (subway) Petrigala
Subject: rip
Comments: If MRR had not been around i would have never got into punk rock, and by doing so my whole life has changed for the better and TIm was the main reason. he put out a good zine that inspired me to start my own zine and to change the way i lived. I just have to thank the guy for what he has done. I had only talked to him once maybe twice and he was always very very nice. He will be missed.


Date: Sat Apr 25 23:59:33 1998
Name: Brad (suburban subway) Petrigala
Subject: rip
Comments: If MRR had not been around i would have never got into punk rock, and by doing so my whole life has changed for the better and TIm was the main reason. he put out a good zine that inspired me to start my own zine and to change the way i lived. I just have to thank the guy for what he has done. I had only talked to him once maybe twice and he was always very very nice. He will be missed.


Date: Sun Apr 26 03:06:06 1998
Name: PUNK ROCK RECORDS
Subject: THANK GOD HE'S DEAD
Comments: THEY DIDNT CHANGE THEIR FEELINGS AFTER STALIN DIED... NO HE DIDNT DO SHIT FOR PUNK HE WAS A LOOSER THAT PROMOTED HIMSELF HE RIPPED OFF SUCKERS LIKE YOU HE LIED TO SUCKERS LIKE YOU HE FUCKED OVER JELLO BIAFRA AND IM THE NEW PUNK GOD MARTY MUNSCH HOWS THAT KIDS?


Date: Sun Apr 26 10:34:24 1998
Name: me
Subject: Duh . . .
Comments: I wonder if Marty really wrote that? No, Marty probably knows how to spell the word loser . . .


Date: Sun Apr 26 12:37:45 1998
Name: Chris Lawrence
Subject: What an asshole
Comments: who would call Dead Kennedys or any other AT band " not punk " ony Tim, why? because he hated Jello Biafra is 1000 times smarter than Tim ever was, he also runs ads by sub pop wich is damm close to corporate rock, he was an asshole and he wont be missed by any of the Sartoga NY punx


Date: Mon Apr 27 02:56:23 1998
Name: Sloshed Fanzine
Subject: We Love you tim...
Comments: Tim, you're an insperation to the creation of Sloshed Fanzine, and an insperation to punks everywhere, you will be missed... We Love You Tim...


Date: Mon Apr 27 05:25:12 1998
Name: timyohannan
Subject: memyself&i
Comments: stop your sobbin,get on with it! diy!!!


Date: Mon Apr 27 11:12:01 1998
Name: dave noOdle
Subject: Tim
Comments: wow, i don't know what to say. alot of people labeled him as the punk rock god. that his word was last in the punk community. i just looked at it as one guy speaking freely about what he thought. obviously he was a big played in the world of punk, and he will be missed.


Date: Mon Apr 27 13:24:37 1998
Name: David & Hope Howard
Subject: You will be missed
Comments: My wife Hope wrote for MRR and All Tim and I ever did was. fight about my mucial views & working for a major label. The one thing Hope & I will not forget was the why Tim would get fed up and yell"oh fuck it". We still find ourselves shouting it once in a while Tim was great and he did a lot for the music community. I feel that in many was Tim was not only a teacher but a father figure to some. He may have been really set in his ways, but he loved his friends. He was aways out to do good for people even if he was a little ruff around the edges. Hope and I just had our first children twins on March 17 1998. We have Named our daughter Hanna Lou Howard. And we named our son Cale Timothy Howard. Both where named after special people who we loved that passed away. David Neil Howard w/ Hope Howard-Cooney but


Date: Mon Apr 27 13:42:39 1998
Name: Marty's folower
Subject: Long live king marty
Comments: HA HA !!!!!!!!!! Tim is dead. he sucked what a loser, i mean common when u look in the dictionary you should see Jello's pic. under punk, and Tim's under stupid, loser or asshole. Marty Munsch is the new punk rock God


Date: Mon Apr 27 15:23:19 1998
Name: Sebo
Subject: RIP
Comments: Tim,you will never be forgoten.I use to read and I m still reading MRR and I know how much you done for punkrock. Rest in peace S.


Date: Mon Apr 27 16:05:42 1998
Name: Diamond Bradley
Subject: guns
Comments: you suck


Date: Mon Apr 27 16:09:19 1998
Name: monkey
Subject: RIP
Comments: i was wondering why he died


Date: Mon Apr 27 16:19:20 1998
Name: monkey
Subject: RIP
Comments: i was wondering why he died


Date: Mon Apr 27 16:42:05 1998
Name: Chris O'Brien
Subject: You go!
Comments: MRR has accompanied me through my adolescent and adult life. It has been a rushing spring of inspiration. People live on in all the people they affect. Tim's effects will be felt for a long time to come. Peace, brother. I'll speak to you personally next time I'm in the front row at a show and screaming for more. And I'll speak to you next time I'm in the woods trying to forget about the world that Punk Rock helps me cope with.


Date: Mon Apr 27 17:02:52 1998
Name: jeff bale
Subject: timmy RIP
Comments: For the past few weeks I have been in a deeply depressed state, because Tim was like the brother that I, as an only child, never had. We were so close that I feel worse about his death than about the previous deaths of my mother and grandparents. He was the only person I've ever met who was as ornery and uncompromising as I am, but unlike me he was an obsessive workaholic with a level of dedication that very few people can ever hope to match. Despite our many political and personal disagreements over the years, we remained close until the very end, and my chief regret is that I didn't have the opportunity to speak with him one last time when he took a sudden turn for the worse. We were first introduced back in 1980, even though I saw him at virtually every punk gig I went to for months beforehand. He was shocked to learn that I had accumulated a record collection as large as his own, and that I actually had punk rock records that he didn't have (and vice versa). Shortly thereafter we became roomates, and not surprisingly spent hours listening to records. During the summer about three years ago, I remember an occasion when, for the first time in many years, Tim actually took time off from his work on MRR to come downstairs and listen to records. He was chain-smoking cigarettes, I was getting drunk like a skunk in preparation for going to a gig at the Purple Onion, and for two hours we sat around playing great old and new punk records like the Defniks 45, the Snair LP, the Models' "Freeze", and the Huns 45, and I remember thinking that life couldn't get any better than that. And indeed it hasn't been since. Tim could be an exasperating person, but he loved rock n roll with a total passion and always had a terrific sense of humor, punctuated by the belly laugh that many people have alluded to. And regardless of what one thinks of his views, no one can deny that MRR has had a greater influence on the international punk scene than all the other punk magazines put together (with the possible exception of Flipside). Tim was a person who made his dreams come true, to a degree that most of us can only imagine. Rest assured that Tim will be remembered and his influence will be felt long after the spiteful cretins who are abusing his memory have been forgotten. As for those whose lives he touched in a profound and positive way, he would rather that you got your shit together and made some sort of constructive contribution to the world than to sit around grieving. The next time you're getting wasted at a US Bombs show, give Timmy a toast, since most of the punk bands you like probably would never have even formed if it weren't for MRR. Wherever Tim is, I'm sure he's still stirring up shit. Assuming something like a Christian Heaven exists, Tim is probably organizing the angels to prepare for a class war against God.


Date: Mon Apr 27 18:50:43 1998
Name: chris milf
Subject: Eulogy
Comments: I wasn't going to write anything even though I've read these comments over a couple of times, cause after all - although I have read probably a billion issues of MRR and it has both inspired me to do what I am doing right now and pissed me off at times, making me realize that the punk scene may not be as picture perfect as we sometimes make it out to be and that I may never be able to do anything with what I've got cause the scene seems to be too caught up on labels and connections - I never knew the man, he never knew me, nor many of us know eachother and all there is to know is the influence he has left on us all, be that good or bad. Either way, Tim got a lot of us to know each other more than anyone else in the scene has, but that is not what moved me to write. what did is how thoroughly disgusting the few are who leave messages making a mockery of this man's death on his fucking eulogy page. asshole or not, no one deserves that. It may be a little too late, but think before you write or it may just come back to you.


Date: Tue Apr 28 05:47:39 1998
Name: Gary Musso
Subject: Thanks Tim
Comments: Living in Western New York, I never got to meet Tim, but I aways felt I could count on him. In high school in the mid 80's I was pretty much alone in my punk rock and faced alot of ridicule by my peers but I always had MRR. When bands like Husker Du and Bad Releigion became assholes I could always count on Tim and MRR. When my so-called punk rock friends turned out to be nazi skinheads "cause it was cool", I could always count on Tim and MRR. Now eventhough I'm in my 30's and have a family, I WILL NEVER FORGET TIM !!!!!!!


Date: Tue Apr 28 07:37:34 1998
Name: Alex
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Goodbye Tim...


Date: Tue Apr 28 11:56:56 1998
Name: Davis H. Gimpdog
Subject: The man they called "Tim Yo Mama"
Comments: Even though in the recent year I have lost some interest in MRR, since 1993 I have read MRR (yeah back in the days when Ben Weasel wrote for them, and right before Punk became "trendy") I only read select articles, and out of respect to the publisher Tim, I would always read his, and cause it was witty and cool, and had great retrospectives on Punk. Well, getting to the point I'm gonna miss his column and I hope between heaven and hell Tim still continues to crank up the fuckin tunes loud! Tim lives on when i put on my Destroy TV video. I, Davis H. Gimpdog am the future of Punkrock


Date: Tue Apr 28 13:50:40 1998
Name: Steve Wishnia
Subject: RIP Tim
Comments: Fuck, I'm on the East Coast & been out of the punk scene for a while, so I didn't hear about Tim's death right awayanyway, touring punk bands are like Blanche DuBois, we have always depended on the kindness of strangers, & Tim gave my band a place to crash a whole bunch of times in the MRR downstairs, wall-to-wall w/vinyl earmarked w/the trademark green tape. Plus he was the only person ever to write a bad review of one of my records that I agreed with. What I remember him best for is when the False Prophets were on the verge of breaking up in 1987, stranded in SF after some people flaked out on getting us a van for a Northwest tour, he offered to rent us a van himself so we could do the tour. It's not worth it, we told him, the band's about to break up, we all hate each other. Take it, he said, with all the sellouts and violent right-wing shit in the scene, especially in NYC, you all tried to do the right thing, you deserve to go out w/one last fling. Yeah Tim, you tried to do the right thingI wasn't really into the punk-purist trip, but when I see all the younger people coming up in pirate radio, ABC No Rio, squatting, DIY culture, fuck, even whatever futile influences the likes of Nirvana and L7 had on mainstream culture in the early 90s, I think of MRR and how it helped keep the rebel underground going through the dark days of the Reagan era RIP, Steve


Date: Tue Apr 28 20:02:39 1998
Name: Mike Shively
Subject: ......
Comments: Though I read MRR occasionally, I was never into it that much. Also, through talk with people, all I ever heard about Tim was that he was a jerk. Well, he said what he wanted, and his integrity was true. That can't be argued with. So many things are done in this world that people don't agree with. Does that make them any less great? As I was reading through the other comments, there were a few that trashed Tim. It becomes disgusting that people can't drop the whole "i'm a punk, and I'm going to fuck shit up because I can" thing, and understand that a person just died. Through reading some of the other comments, it seemed that a lot of people were thankful for what he did. What I'm trying to say is that no matter how he acted or what he said about things, he was speaking from his heart. Knowing that, why can't all the people out there that still want to trash him do it on thier own time and off of this page? This page was set up for him and the people that wanted to remember him. If you care that much about mocking a virtous person who recently died of a disease, that just shows your disrespect towards humans as a whole. Not only that, but that just brings disrespect upon yourself. I never met Tim, nor did I know much about him. But out of courtesy, repect him for what he has done.


Date: Tue Apr 28 20:18:44 1998
Subject: death
Comments: "gooble gobble gooble gobble we accept you we accept you"


Date: Wed Apr 29 11:51:51 1998
Name: Collin Ignorant
Subject: Tim
Comments: I just found out like 1 minute ago. He didnt have the same effect on our scene up here in the Toronto region of Canada as he did on your scene, but I still understand what he did and meant to the scene as a whole, loved or hated. It always stoked me to see that he was after Canuck Punk bands like the Glorystompers, DOA, NoMeansNo. Good Cheerz to you, Tim. You and your 'zine taught me and my friends whole lot about Punk. Thank you, mate. taught me a whole lot about punk


Date: Wed Apr 29 11:59:46 1998
Name: Collin Ignorant
Subject: Tim
Comments: I just found out like 1 minute ago. He didnt have the same effect on our scene up here in the Toronto region of Canada as he did on your scene, but I still understand what he did and meant to the scene as a whole, loved or hated. It always stoked me to see that he was after Canuck Punk bands like the Glorystompers, DOA, NoMeansNo. Good Cheerz to you, Tim. You and your 'zine taught me and my friends whole lot about Punk. Thank you, mate. taught me a whole lot about punk


Date: Wed Apr 29 15:37:12 1998
Name: Rick Happy
Subject: Tim RIP
Comments: I never met the guy only read his thoughts and words. MRR was a huge influence in my life as a 15 year old UK punk kid who loved US bands like the Dead Kennedys - MRR opened a door for me and let me into a new world of cool sounds, people and thoughts. Though I may not have agreed with everything Tim ever said I did admire his integrity, his strength of belief and having the balls to stand by what he said. It's a sad loss and I'd like to offer his friends and family my deepest sympathy in their time of grief. Rest In Piece Tim.


Date: Wed Apr 29 15:52:53 1998
Name: Rayny Poser
Comments: I feel like the Punk Rock world has been robbed of someone very meaningful and special. Tim did a lot for everyone. I thank him for bringing us MaximumRocknRoll and I send my condolences to Tim's family and friends. Another good person who will be missed by all.


Date: Wed Apr 29 19:41:58 1998
Subject: tim yo,
Comments: a great man ... a great life .. a true punk


Date: Wed Apr 29 21:19:53 1998
Name: tony the punk
Subject: thanks 4 MRR
Comments: 13 years ago I first got ahold of MRR, over these years I have tried to get as many as I could (no easy feat living in rural Australia). MRR was and will still be great, To me MRR made me part of a community, not some weirdo living in the desert by myself. It made me realize that, yes I could change the world. It introduced me to my favorite bands, and some hilarious people. The collective conchense of the scene is saddened. It shouldnt be. Instead we should feel priveleged to have had someone like that on our side. Thanks for the Magazine, thanks for changing things for the better. Go and become legend. Bye.


Date: Wed Apr 29 23:33:59 1998
Name: Mark Disturbed
Subject: sorry
Comments: don't know what to say . sorry .


Date: Thu Apr 30 07:03:31 1998
Name: adam leech
Subject: paying my respects
Comments: First off, I don't know much about Tim Yohannan, but I am sadend to hear of his death. I know he must have been fairly influential because so many people were always shitting their pants over him. Well Tim Yo, Good luck where ever yer at. Keep rattling those cages.


Date: Thu Apr 30 15:09:25 1998
Name: Mike Idaboo
Subject: Condolences
Comments: I never even remotely knew Tim. However, when a fellow punk dies, it is our responsibility to honor his or her memory, no matter how distant they might've been. Tim will most certainly be missed by his friends and colleagues. I hope that whoever ends up in his position at MRR keeps the zine going as it has been for so many years, and doesn't decide to fuck with the format, or (even worse) sell it out completely. I have no doubt that you will honor Tim's memory by doing things the way he would like to see them done. To his friends and family, I offer my sincerest condolences. Tim, we all know you've moved on to somewhere better than this pit that we're all stuck in. See you when I get there. ---Mike


Date: Thu Apr 30 18:41:43 1998
Name: Psi-Ko
Subject: R.(est) I.(n) P.(unk)
Comments: The first time I met Tim wuz at 924 Gilman. He gave me a beer and told me to sit the fuck down. It wuz the koolest thing that coulda happened to a 17 yr old punk rock kid. Thanx Tim.


Date: Thu Apr 30 19:59:50 1998
Name: Sean Bitsui
Subject: tim
Comments: From a reservation kid to the wide world of punk rock, as Tim would know it, I felt a connection with him even though I never met him. Its strange, one would think that being raised and brought up at the end of a very long and dusty dirt road, would have kept him from even discovering MRR or punk rock, fortunately I did. He was inspiring.


Date: Fri May 1 00:20:04 1998
Name: billy vanderhoes
Subject: 4timyo
Comments: dear tim and all the other long distance runners out there, THANK-YOU. keep running, and remember to leave behind shycrimes where people can see them. in time remembering will bring smiles not tears take care where ever you are, vanderhoes


Date: Fri May 1 09:33:48 1998
Name: mike
Subject: punk
Comments: 11 years ago on a tuesday night at nine o'clock on kpfa i heard somthing that changed my life aweek later i got my first mrr,to actually think all this time going to shows,traveling,meeting people,all sparked by one guy.even though i listen to stuff that is not regularly covered in mrr i still always find somthing .i hpe mrr will be there for all the lost kids out there long after my passing aswell thanx tim


Date: Fri May 1 10:13:04 1998
Name: Opposition 76
Subject: Fuck Yo Mama
Comments: Fuck US.Chaos fuck Marty and fuck punkrockrecords.You and your band are nothing but a bunch of pop punk assholes waiting to ripp us off.Your music does nothing for us and you will die out as yesterdays trend,sighning up on epitaph or some other major sellout label while we will still be here.Money is the root of all evil.Up the punx.From the crew of OPOSITION 76 FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!


Date: Fri May 1 10:13:47 1998
Name: Opposition 76
Subject: Fuck Yo Mama
Comments: Fuck US.Chaos fuck Marty and fuck punkrockrecords.You and your band are nothing but a bunch of pop punk assholes waiting to ripp us off.Your music does nothing for us and you will die out as yesterdays trend,sighning up on epitaph or some other major sellout label while we will still be here.Money is the root of all evil.Up the punx.From the crew of OPOSITION 76 FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!


Date: Fri May 1 11:25:37 1998
Name: Johnni Snowden
Subject: i luv MRR
Comments: I LOVE THE ZINE AND HE"D WNAT US TO COMTINUE IT AS A REMINDER OF HIM


Date: Fri May 1 23:29:21 1998
Name: K.F.C.
Subject: punkrockrecords
Comments: I rarely read MRR, don't listen to much punk rock, and barely knew who Tim Yohannon was, but if he "fucked over" Jello Biafra - he's okay!


Date: Sat May 2 13:44:36 1998
Name: Raznafeld
Comments: I'm sorry to hear about Tim. I used to read Mr&R a lot a few years back. Just wanted to send my regards. Thanks


Date: Sat May 2 15:19:18 1998
Name: danyl
Subject: swine
Comments: never knew someone could have such an impact, never read the zine, never heard of the zine, never heard of tim, i feel bad that ive missed out on such an inspirational figure. im sure "tim" will live on in the punk industry.


Date: Sat May 2 17:02:37 1998
Name: Mike McMenemy
Subject: R.I.P.
Comments: There were many times I did not agree with what Tim wrote in his column but it was his column and that's the point. I'm sure he didn't want everyone to agree with him. Punk is about airing out fresh views and ideas. Arguing points that matter, armed with logical arguments. That's what Punk is. Tim was Punk. When he wrote, he stepped to the plate, pushed the envelope, flipped the fucking script. For that Tim will always be remembered. I've never met him personally but his column let me know what he was like. My heart goes out to the MRR staff who worked with him. Whether he was hated or loved I'm sure he'll be missed. Peace, Love, Unity Mike McMenemy


Date: Sat May 2 18:28:21 1998
Name: valerie
Subject: Goodbye Tim
Comments: I have to admit that I am young and didn't know that much about Tim when he died, aside from the fact that he was editor of MRR. I read MRR occasionally and I will miss his writing.


Date: Sat May 2 19:26:18 1998
Name: roger armstrong
Subject: tim, we'll miss you
Comments: tim asked me to write for him back in 1984. i was living in japan at the time, playing in no lip, later in sic. i stopped writing in the early 1990's when i moved back to the states. tim was always supportive of the scene and punks in general. it's sad to hear of his passing.


Date: Sun May 3 03:51:47 1998
Name: Erich Keller
Subject: dead??
Comments: even though i never got to meet him in person, i always felt some weird kind of "respect" (terrible word) for him and what he's done for the punk scene over the years. to me mrr and especially the writings of tim had a great impact. in 1985 when i saw my first mrr in a back then great record store in st.gallen, a shitty little town near the swiss alps, i was blown away! the whole hardcore thing had gotten really strong by then and we, coming from the stupid heavy metal scene, were very impressed by the integrity and dedication mrr seemed to have. to me personally, mrr helped me to sharpen my views on society. it was not THE big influence back then i'm sure i did put too much into it, looking back now my personal experiences with the scene, with self-managing my life, dropping out, being creative and more and more political active, that all was much more important than mrr's influence. but the one is not thinkable without the other - it somehow came all together. i'm sure mrr will always be a kick in the ass of countless individuals! let's hope it will not pass away (honestly, i only read every now and then cause i'm somewhat stuck in the 80's when it comes to music but i'm sure mrr will always find it's generation or rather, every generation has it's mrr's. tim once had a song from the band i was in on his answering machine. i was in the bay area at this time and i tried to cal him, it was 1988 i think, but i only heard that silly "fear of god" tune when i called. he used it as a joke, i'm sure, but i thought it was very funny. too bad i'll never meet him. dead? nah mate!


Date: Sun May 3 13:48:28 1998
Name: Ty Anarchy
Subject: Tim..... duh
Comments: I never knew Tim. But his thanx to his magizine Im a changed person. I used to be the shy guy who stood in the corner all the time. Now Im the opinionated kid that people cant help but notice. I sent an email to MRR once, seeing if I could become a reviewer, I got a letter back from Tim saying it was for local residents only, but I didnt feel pissed off or angry..... I guess it was the way he wrote it, or maybe just the fact that it was him, but he changed m life for the better (some may disagree). Lets not talk in sadness about him, but laugh as though he were right their beside us. Heres to you Tim.


Date: Mon May 4 00:04:28 1998
Name: sean
Comments: tim will be missed. of all of the memories from high school (pre-punk explosion, when i actually paid attention to what was going on in the punk scene), i will remember tim as a professional, who gave a shit about the numerous scenes, and provided a forum for music and politics which were meant to remain "underground". i am sure there will be several idiots with enough lack of maturity or respect as to bad mouth him, even after death, but they will never mean much. tim did. as with all brilliant people, there is a contradiction in the nature of his career- "professionalism" AND "underground" (reguardless of what joe punk swears by this week, tim did cater to a limited audience which was decidedly not mainstream). cheers.


Date: Mon May 4 00:29:33 1998
Name: sean
Comments: p.s. i just heard of tim's passing half an hour ago.


Date: Mon May 4 05:00:34 1998
Name: FiFi (teengenerate)
Subject: Tim
Comments: I've talked to him a couple of times. Thanks, Tim. You were a great guy.


Date: Mon May 4 08:45:43 1998
Name: Jeffery Schmitz
Subject: Tim
Comments: MRR had a huge influence on me growing up, it was my first exposure to left wing politics, MRR printed interviews with my band and reviewed my zine, I feel a genuine loss. Tim was always great to me. My best goes out to his family and friends.


Date: Mon May 4 10:52:15 1998
Name: Jimbo (Titans)
Subject: Tim
Comments: I still remember that you gave us very good words to our first 7'INCH on MRR. We'll keep on rockin' on this far east island just to keep your unforgetable advice and I'll miss you.


Date: Mon May 4 14:08:42 1998
Name: Richard Guerrero
Subject: Tim's gone
Comments: His unique spirit and energy will be missed but not forgotten.


Date: Mon May 4 17:43:59 1998
Name: jarrett
Subject: hmm...
Comments: well...so long.


Date: Mon May 4 17:45:31 1998
Name: Paul Curran
Subject: yo mamma
Comments: Tim was like an uncle to me. He never let me make any excuses, always demanded more of me, and laughed at just about everything I ever said. Sometimes it was because I was being funny, and sometimes it was because I was being stupid. Either way, I always loved that laugh. He was a great guy in many ways and should serve as an example to everyone that punk rock is not a waste of time. He helped give us so much. The zine, the radio show, Gilman, Blacklist, Mordam, Epicenter, ad punkium. God damn. I'm pretty fuckin' bummed...


Date: Mon May 4 20:11:19 1998
Name: Glenn Larsen
Subject: Sorry
Comments: I've read almost every MRR from 1988 on and I am very sorry to hear of this horrible event my condolences to all his family and friends across the world he will be missed and I hope his legacy will live on


Date: Mon May 4 20:49:18 1998
Name: Le Bouffon
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was special because he was simple. He has been and he will be an example for millions of people all over the world. To make it short, Punk wouldn't be the same if he hadn't been here. His work is considerable and even today, I think that not a lot of persons have succeeded in doing something as important with such integrity. In a way I'm happy that even dead he still pisses people off, them too wouldn't be here without him... For me he'll stay forever close to what my idea of punk is (and should be). I'm sad.


Date: Mon May 4 21:06:53 1998
Name: Albert Licano
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I remember Tim calling me up and lecturing me because I forgot to send an ad to him before the deadline. After all, MRR had the cheapest rates and always made it possible for every little D.I.Y. record label to get some recognition for their shit product. "Opinionated", yes that was Tim. "Asshole", probably to quite a few. "Infleuntial", you bet..he carried the torch for all that is punk in the 90's. I don't think MRR is run by Time-Warner yet. We'll miss you man.


Date: Tue May 5 12:30:05 1998
Name: joao da silva
Subject: international punks drop a tear or two.
Comments: No t much can be said that hasnt been said before about someone that gives their life in benefit of others. Yes punk changed my life as it did for many others, I dont think my story is any different than anyone elses but it hurts and is frustrating to see people that did something productive and positive for others go away, and meanwhile every lying, opressive, greedy and self centered human piece of shit is still around. I did not know Tim Yo on a personal level I just felt inspired and interested in his work and in a way I think many of us (punks) are an extension or reflex of what he did for our small and sometimes ungrateful community. All though Im sure MRR will continue, I think it has lost a very important part of it. Love. Joao Da Silva Santiago, Chile May 5, 1998


Date: Wed May 6 07:31:16 1998
Name: Jesse
Subject: Cool Guy
Comments: I have only read MRR only a few times, so I don't really know just how much of an influence he had, but as I hear from hear he was a great influence on Punk. And I say that anyone that has made an impact on what punk has become today i say, Thanks, and whoever that is you kick ass. So Thanks.


Date: Wed May 6 17:01:36 1998
Name: Jesse Scheckner
Subject: Maximum
Comments: I never knew or met Tim. At the same time, i felt a great deal of respect for the man and his accomplishments. I just found out 2 minutes ago, and located this site. It's too bad. It was Maximumrocknroll that inspired me to start my own zine, and what turned me on to so many things, opened my horizions. What Tim did for me was nothing on a personal level, but through his influence i gained so much, and with his departure i lose a little, as well. Jesse Scheckner


Date: Thu May 7 04:58:05 1998
Name: John Revolt
Subject: Remarkable
Comments: I find it utterly astounding that with all the punk in-fighting that's going on, so many of us can come together in agreement on the relevance of this man's contribution to punk. Now if we could just find something else to agree on perhaps punk won't have to self destruct...


Date: Thu May 7 11:51:14 1998
Comments: he was a bitch ass


Date: Thu May 7 12:50:18 1998
Name: Trisha the Skunk
Subject: Skunks
Comments: Thanks for unintentionally changing my life with your legendary MMR. I never got the chance to meet you but I know you'll be missed . You've made one of the biggest accomplishments ever ! And any one whose ever encountered it wont forget you because of it.


Date: Thu May 7 12:50:42 1998
Name: Trisha the Skunk
Subject: Skunks
Comments: Thanks for unintentionally changing my life with your legendary MMR. I never got the chance to meet you but I know you'll be missed . You've made one of the biggest accomplishments ever ! And any one whose ever encountered it wont forget you because of it.


Date: Thu May 7 14:27:08 1998
Name: Dave / Yakuza magazine
Subject: tim/mrr
Comments: mrr and tim's philosophy in my opinion was the epitome of instilling diy and punk sensibilities into many generations of punk rockers. tim and mrr even donated money to yakuza magazine, with some remaining money at the end of their fiscal year. their generosity was and still is very appreciated and an example of both's committment to keeping punk rock and diy alive. tim inspired thousands of kids to do something, be it zines, writing, music, record label or just plain being themselves. for this and tim and mrr's unyielding generosity, im grateful. dave mcgurgan yakuza magazine


Date: Fri May 8 01:29:58 1998
Name: d.Daredevil
Subject: We'll miss you Tim...
Comments: I am a punk rocker from Athens, Greece. Tim Yo has inspired me so much that he will always be alive in my memories. The news of his death made me really sad. The punk rock world will never be the same without you Tim. Your soul will always dwell in the pages of MRR... I'll miss you punk, d.Daredevil


Date: Fri May 8 07:02:03 1998
Name: Dan Epps
Subject: homo's
Comments: I think your all FAGGOTS!! Fuckin', San Francisco, flaming queers. Write me at: daniel _epps@concordacademy.org FAGS!


Date: Fri May 8 11:03:37 1998
Name: fooled me
Subject: duh
Comments: Duh hey, you can't call me a faggot Dan! I'm gonna email you right now!


Date: Fri May 8 11:05:21 1998
Name: Martin Lewd
Subject: Tim
Comments: He will be missed


Date: Fri May 8 13:14:42 1998
Name: Patrick
Subject: What kind of shit is that?
Comments: First off, in agreement with John Revolt, it is imperative that we show solidarity amongst ourselves and at the very least, make an effort to understand and respect each other as individuals with diverse natural instincts. If all of us could build that into a reality then success would be attainable. Dan Epps, who the hell do you think you are? Shove that homophobic bullshit back up your ass. It is possible that you might have said that garbage as a hoax, but why here? If you are sincere, let me ask you, what difference does someone being homosexual make? The debate has been argued over forever. You to afraid to come out of the closet? I'm not homosexual, but at the very least, i can supply them with a supportive voice. Come on Dan, let's abolish all of this needless bickering and respect each other.


Date: Fri May 8 14:42:52 1998
Name: $TUPID
Subject: TIM
Comments: THANX TIM-YOUR WORK WILL BE MISSED.


Date: Fri May 8 14:44:16 1998
Name: $TUPID
Subject: TIM
Comments: Thanx Tim-your work will be missed.


Date: Fri May 8 14:44:56 1998
Name: $TUPID
Subject: TIM
Comments: Thanx Tim-your work will be missed.


Date: Fri May 8 19:17:39 1998
Name: Chris Crud
Comments: I'm sitting here listening to X, and it ocurred to me that I wouldn't have known who X was if it wasn't for Tim and his magazine....and as for Jello; I don't agree with the way he treated A.T. but realize that there was a time when they were great pals. I bet that's what Jello's thinking about now.


Date: Fri May 8 21:58:29 1998
Name: scott
Subject: tim
Comments: i had never read let alone seen a MRR mag till the other day. and when i read it, i was in complete amazement. i always consider myself lucky when i find a treaseure like mrr when its something very hard to find where i live. and now remembering what i read i cant help but feel like ive completely missed out on something important to the thing i hold most dear to my life, punk music. when someone dedicates there life to something they care about, like tim, i feel complete and total respect for them and wish i had been reading, disagreeing or not, so i couldve been more a part of the greatest music on earth. r.i.p.


Date: Sat May 9 17:00:07 1998
Name: steven jerk
Subject: tim yo
Comments: punks never die they just keep going like tim is. he'll never die as long we dont forget him. i never met tim but for someone who did as much as he did the man does deserve some respect wether you cared for his ideas or not. he did alot for all punks everywhere. so keep going where he left off MRR.


Date: Sat May 9 23:15:32 1998
Name: chris dortch
Subject: R.I.P.
Comments: although i just recently discovered the work of Tim Yohannan and the folks of maximum rocknroll I now all the good that Tim has done for the punk rock cause. and for that reason i think he was a great man. I wish I had a chance to know him.


Date: Sun May 10 12:42:55 1998
Name: andrea
Subject: we'll miss you timmy....
Comments: i remember the day i bought my first mrr..... i was a dorky 15 year old looking for the new issue of spin magazine in barnes and noble cuz it had a green day article in it. in the article, billie joe was talking about what a bastard this guy named tim yo from some zine called maximumrocknroll was. low and behold, on the same rack as that spin magazine was a copy of mrr. so i bought it, and every issue after that for the next few years. cheesy as it may sound, mrr really did change my life. pretty ironic that the zine that first introduced me to the evils of the corporate world fell into my hands through the same evil world that we all know tim abhorred. its really hard to believe that tim is actually gone now. when i first found out that he was sick, me and a friend made him this stupid little get-well-soon card. i figured thats just what he would do, and that hed be around for years and years to come. its hard to imagine mrr and the punk scene as a whole without him around. he will be sorely missed....


Date: Sun May 10 14:38:56 1998
Name: Chris Apartment 213


Date: Sun May 10 14:44:41 1998
Name: Chris Apartment 213
Comments: MRR has been my bible since 1983. Thanks Tim.Bye-Bye.


Date: Sun May 10 17:14:02 1998
Name: KITTY
Subject: *sniff*
Comments: i live really far away and there is only 3 copies of mrr here here two months after it's written...i will miss tim for bringing the outside punk scene into my life.... i know no one cares but i just want to say that i am eternally grateful for the influence and the words to let me know that even though i'm far way i'm not alone inmy thinking and my ideals i love you tim!!! kitty


Date: Mon May 11 06:49:09 1998
Name: Wattie Buchanan
Subject: U.S. Chaos
Comments: They are the BEST AMERICAN PUNK BAND, Fuck off Tim YoHanan You always got payed off too easy. Wattie, THE EXPLOITED


Date: Mon May 11 10:24:26 1998
Name: Chris C.
Comments: Maximum Rocknroll Was by far the best punk rock Mag In the world. His Death was a shock.


Date: Mon May 11 15:41:48 1998
Name: Marc Rentzer


Date: Mon May 11 15:50:10 1998
Name: Marc Rentzer
Subject: Tim's life
Comments: We spoke a few times on the phone. He always had a good sense of humor regarding Letch Patrol, my band in the 80's and 90's. He was a man of principle, and he was a doer who helped those whom he could. Several friends of mine were helped out by him financially for their own contributions and sacrafices for their work and art. I did not agree with a lot of his politics, several hundred individual instances coming to mind immediately,but he gave thousands of people a voice, even when he disagreed with them, Mykel Board being one of many. One of the smartest decisions he ever made was letting Mykel write for MRR. Tim was instrumetal in making the worldwide punk community a community. He made our large world a small village. For that, I thank him. May God rest his soul. Marc Rentzer, ex- lead guitarplayer for Iron Prostate, and Letch Patrol. Peace.


Date: Mon May 11 22:13:35 1998
Name: Jesse Scheckner
Subject: Finally a unity
Comments: I agree with alot of what everyone has to say about our collective efforts to postt our tributes to Tim. More than that, however, i've also been amongst the people who are awestruck by the sheer number of those coming together. Sure, a few pricks come along and ruin a memorial, when, no matter who it is, there should be a respect. No matter the opinion of anybody of Tim, he deserves respect for what he brought forth into the punk community. Constantly and effectively getting the word out to people all over the globe, and via internet we see how many people are thankful. Sometimes it takes something like this for us to realize how important unity really is to survival, it's just too bad it had to be like this. If anybody shares the same views, i'll be happy to recieve any mail. J.S.


Date: Mon May 11 22:14:43 1998
Name: pjm
Subject: Later Tim
Comments: I only actually saw Tim once, at a Fugazi/Op Ivy show in the Mission. His zine changed my life in so many ways. I found my first issue in 1985 or so and after writing a letter a year later, got eyeball deep in letter writing and punk correspondence. I met lots of great people, including my girlfreind of the last 10 years, through MRR. Thanks Tim. Rot in Peace..............pjm


Date: Tue May 12 04:06:47 1998
Name: Jim
Comments: As a young punk coming into a already thriving and some say dead culture. He had a large impact on showing me what it meant to give all you had to what you believed in. Punk until I die...


Date: Tue May 12 22:41:50 1998
Name: Chad Cronk
Subject: tim
Comments: Why the fuck do people like Tim have to die? I've never met him, but I feel that he had an impact on my life. Just to see an older person sticking it out in the punkrock scene is inspiration enough without him even having to contribute. Why can't people like Bill Clinton, Terry Long (white supremacist fuck) or Bob Dole die off instead? Thanx.


Date: Tue May 12 22:59:47 1998
Name: Scott M.X. Turner
Subject: well, Tim, of course
Comments: I got asked by the editors of Sounding Off: Music as Subversion/Resistance/Revolution to interview Tim. "It'll be great," they said, "a punk/political/guitarist guy interviewing a punk/political 'zine guy." Tim was less enthusiastic -- he'd seen every possible spin put on punk/political. But he was game, and we had a good interview that the editors ran un-cut. The bomb, as punk -- make that FUNK -- /political guy George Clinton would say. Everyone's writing in this "love him or hate him" vein. Well, Tim kicked up dust. And NO music, never mind just punk, is worthwhile if it doesn't do that. We should kick up dust -- a) for a good reason, b) for ourselves, and c) most certainly not for Tim, 'cause he'd want it to be a) or b).


Date: Wed May 13 06:29:29 1998
Name: Pete and Paula Roadie
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was one of the oldest and most intelligent punk rockers I have ever known. He most certainly gave us the inspiration and drive to keep the punk rock scene alive and kicking. Tim was the type of person poeple either liked or hated..I will always remember him saying how much he hated people who "sat on the fence" and would not take a stand on either side. A philosophy we always agreed upon. He will be greatly missed by both of us. Pete & Paula Roadie


Date: Wed May 13 06:29:41 1998
Name: Mario Ruggeri
Subject: Tim
Comments: I work for punk and rock magazines here in Italy. I just want to say we are, here, very sad.Really Sad. Punk Rock miss his guide. This is for Tim (R.I.P) and for all the people, friends,parents and related who loved him, and will love him forever. We are Really Sad.


Date: Wed May 13 06:31:41 1998
Name: tony slug
Subject: tim
Comments: was a hell of a RISK player, among many other things. Thanks for giving B.G.K. exposure in the U.S. and helping us out on the road.


Date: Wed May 13 13:02:25 1998
Name: John Revolt
Subject: Oh boy
Comments: Why do you suppose it is that people feel the need to destroy the few things that humans can do to show that we aren't entirely corrupt? How fucking cool is that? C'mon folks we're waiting for you to show us some intellegence. If US Chaos are real punks I wanna be a *shudder* hippie.


Date: Wed May 13 16:49:36 1998
Name: XHATEMONGERX
Subject: ONE LIFE CREW LIVES
Comments: YEAH YOU HATED ONE LIFE CREW, HERE WE ARE WHERE ARE YOU. ENOUGH SAID YOU COMMIE PUNK BASTARD. EVEN WHEN I CALLED YOU ON THE PHONE AND TRIED TO BE COOL WITH YOU, YOU CAME OFF LIKE A FAGGOT. FUCK MRR, FUCK YOUR P.C. MAG. HEY REMEMBER LAST YEAR WHEN YOU HATED HARDCORE, NOW IT MAKES YOU MONEY SO YOU LOVE IT. FUCK ALL YALL NIGGAZ GET OFF THE NUTZ OF THE ONE LIFE OLCYA FRUITCAKE


Date: Thu May 14 05:14:09 1998
Name: JOHN REVOLT
Subject: RRRAAAGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments: WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?!?!?! You have no place here! Get lost! You make me sick. What kind of pathetic, demented, lonely fucker are you? (I've never used these words before but..) Fuck off, you don't belong here. Stupid Fucker. What Kind of name is XHATEMONGERX anyway? I know your mother didn't give it to you. Tim was a good guy who did good things. You are a racist, homophobic, loser.


Date: Thu May 14 09:44:23 1998
Name: kirk mk.ultra
Subject: death....
Comments: i never knew tim and now i never will. MRR is basically the punk handbook and without it, most of us wouldnt know what we know today. through its ups and downs, it has still managed to impact punks from around the world and it still will even without tim. he has created a legacy that not many can even come close to.


Date: Thu May 14 11:55:24 1998
Name: curtis franklin
Subject: memorial
Comments: i had the unfortunate experience of learning about tim's death while flipping through rolling stone last night at the local grocery store. as cliche as it will sound tim had made a sizable impact on punk music and scenes on an international scale and his physical presence will be missed even though his influence will probably live on for quite some time. personally speaking tim and the whole mrr crew in it's different "lineups" have made a definite impact on my life in regards to making me think and question. the info that i gained through this mag, and radio show, inspired me to seek things out in both the music and academic/political worlds. believe it or not reading mrr inspired me enough to go to college, after 5-6 years of hanging out and not doing much of anything, and getting a degree in history and photography. this is probably coming off like some sort of sob story/"i was nothing till i read mrr" but it did and still does influence me to think and rethink which is a lot more than i can say for 95% of what acted as influences during my "formative years". when i graduated from a small high school in the sierra foothills (auburn) in '81 there wasn't much to really listen to but i managed to get in mrr and a punk show at kdvs called "shake some action" that i would religiously listen to even though i was a bit of a heshian (i swear to fuckin god it must be in the water up there) it was through these shows that i realized that there was a world out there that was totally new and completely strange. i really cannot imagine a world with out these outlets of info. and music. i never met the guy but i always wanted to let him know what a great thing mrr is and the work that all of you put into mrr is greatly appreciated from someone who was looking from a great distance. i can't say that i agreed with everything that tim said or stood for but his ability to make me think and to irritate me with mere newsprint is greatly appreciated. i'm looking forwards to more from the rest of you. thanks tim... p.s. i lived in the closet for quite some time until i found out through a tim yo. interview that it's okay to live for punk and to have a complete physical addiction for baseball at the same time.


Date: Thu May 14 16:11:41 1998
Name: e3
Comments: i can tell the difference between those who actually KNOW what they are talking about and those that don't, that's cool. I don't read Maximum Rock and Roll, and i'm not that punk, but i'm really glad to see that everyone is doin this for him. but I just can't stand those hippocritical nirvana punks who crap on those who might like a song by someone who sold out, those people are the one's who try to look cool, they are the one's that are sold out. *Punk rock forever*


Date: Thu May 14 20:45:13 1998
Name: Mykel Wrong (Commercial Suicide)
Subject: Tim
Comments: After reading others comments, and sitting here for quite some time trying to think of a fitting so-long for a man whom I have talked to only but once, but hold high respect for. I remember finding an MRR under a friend's couch many years ago, and reading it cover-to-cover about 20 times. I could not figure how one magazine could hold my attention for that long. The man made a punk rock institution, and kept it well until his passing. There are so many things I would like to say, but the only ones that ring out in my mind like a giant bell being struck hard........Thanks Tim. Thanks for making somebody belive that punk rock was life. Thanks for making the zine that instilled my values. Even though I never knew him......I will always have a piece missing from my heart. Goodbye, and Thanks. Mykel Wrong......


Date: Fri May 15 05:43:39 1998
Name: Andrew Van Der Hoeven
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was a cool guy. I will miss him and his coolness


Date: Fri May 15 05:45:47 1998
Name: Andrew Van Der Hoeven
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim was a cool guy. I will miss him and his coolness. Jen Angel will do a good job.


Date: Fri May 15 11:43:09 1998
Name: Nooey
Subject: ThanX !!
Comments: I never met Tim , nor do i know what he looked like. Punk Rock has always been there in my life since i started listening to it in the 9th grade, so to say, id like to thank him for keepin the spirit and ideals of punk alive with Maximum Rock&Roll. Well keep it alive fer him........ pOppunk


Date: Fri May 15 18:21:59 1998
Name: Pablo Alvarado.
Subject: timmy yo
Comments: I didnt knew him. thanxs for everything. he will live forever in the hearts of the ones who knows the true difference of GOOD AND BAD. WELL MISS HIS WORK. RIP.


Date: Fri May 15 23:39:57 1998
Name: Max Bristol
Subject: thanks


Date: Fri May 15 23:49:28 1998
Name: Max Bristol
Subject: thanks
Comments: All the wrong people are dying..... RIP Tim , ..flapping jet records.


Date: Sat May 16 06:40:15 1998
Name: d.Daredevil
Subject: Tim rules!
Comments: i hope that MRR keeps coming out forever. Punk Rock.


Date: Sat May 16 07:53:07 1998
Name: Katy Action
Subject: Tim Y.
Comments: Where would we all be without MRR? I'd be listening to so damn shitty music and probably wouldn't know any of my present friends. Yeah, it'd be that drastic. Tim's MRR opened doors by introducing me to more of what I wanted to hear. You didn't have to know of a cool record store in your area as long as you could mail order from the reviewed bands. Sad to see ya go, Tim. Go luck Jen & Jac on future issues!


Date: Sat May 16 13:09:46 1998
Name: daFroBesky
Subject: Withregrets
Comments: Maximum Rock n Roll had a definitive effect on the way I viewed punk rock. The mastermind behind the maddness will be missed.


Date: Sat May 16 16:33:38 1998
Name: Drew
Subject: Tims passing
Comments: He was a great influence for us, and we will never forget him


Date: Sun May 17 13:03:28 1998
Name: Jim Ounces
Subject: tim
Comments: I remember.........


Date: Sun May 17 16:07:16 1998
Name: z rock
Subject: yo yo
Comments: I remember one time when Tim was really drunk he started to go off on Dan Panic and Ben weasle he got so worked up over them his face got bright red he looked like he was going to explode. I took him in the bathroom and put his head over the toilet, he then looked up at me and said, " z, I wouldn't drink so damn much if it wasn't for this fucking image. He then proceeded to projectile vomit all over me. GOD I LOVE THAT FUCKING GUY!


Date: Mon May 18 06:17:00 1998
Name: Stevo Brooder
Subject: Tim
Comments: Brooder from Waterford,Ireland are very sad to hear of the death of Tim. This sucks. Bollocks!


Date: Mon May 18 07:16:54 1998
Name: xalbatrossx
Subject: late entry
Comments: This better not be another MRR April Fools joke! Good luck to the new MRR eds. What's it like standing at the back, Tim? I hope I stay punk as long as you did. THANKS TIM!!


Date: Mon May 18 07:18:19 1998
Name: schiavo roberto
Subject: TIM Y.
Comments: TIM,YOU NEVER DEAD IN MY HEART,THANKS YOU TIM TO CHANGED MY LIFE IN 1982. SCHIAVO ROBERTO FROM ITALY


Date: Mon May 18 10:25:38 1998
Name: Virgil Porter
Subject: subjects are for kings.
Comments: Even though I have never met this man, nor written a letter to the publication, I feel its needed to extend my condolences. I grew up in Soldotna, Alaska and this magazine and its information was one of the few reasons I never deep-throated the barrel of a gun in my formative years. kudos to all, and please respect this man's integrity by not cheapening the content or easing the standards. in a world where anything goes (and especially corporations) having a magazine that will stay relatievly pure and untouched is very attractive. I believe its always been repeated to detractors of MRR, "if you don't like it, start your own damn zine."


Date: Mon May 18 11:14:56 1998
Name: andreas
Comments: i might not have always agreed with what tim yo and mrr had to say about the punk scene with all their unwritten little rules etcetera but at the same time i recognize what good they have done, especially tim, for the scene and what a masterpiece resource guide for punks they've put together... it is very sad that he had to pass away...


Date: Mon May 18 13:25:05 1998
Name: Geoff Kerns
Subject: Tim
Comments: Though people said that MRR got way to mainstream, Tim put in many hours to help benefit the punk community. He deserves respect for that. If nothing else, at least dont think of him in vain. We owe him at least that much


Date: Tue May 19 06:01:19 1998
Name: Vandalo
Subject: tim
Comments: I read MRR first time in 1985 and still owe a big part of inspiration for my zine and my feel about punk in general to Tim and MRR. Punk is more "safe" now? Keep punk unsafe and incorrect!


Date: Tue May 19 09:49:09 1998
Name: Omeggan
Comments: I started reading MRR the summer of 1994, the Japan issue, and I fell in total love with that pulp rag! I loved it! Tim, you were an inspiration to all of us: young, old. You've touched so many lives that you're living on in their hearts and memories forever. Keep on Rawkin', Punx's not dead! Omeggan


Date: Wed May 20 04:02:52 1998
Name: Judas Dev/null
Subject: No...
Comments: I can't belive it. :( We've lost a lot of influential people as far as underground music goes so far this year..:( Goodbye, Tim. :(


Date: Wed May 20 07:57:31 1998
Name: ananamous
Subject: death
Comments: he deserved it


Date: Wed May 20 08:45:31 1998
Comments: GREAT JOB HEY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!


Date: Wed May 20 08:49:59 1998
Name: ALIkAT
Subject: N/A
Comments: I FEEL BAD EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BUT I GUESS I'LL BE LEFT IN THE DARK FOR A LONG TIME. MAYBE MY FRIENDS WOULD KNOW AND THEY WILL TELL ME . BYE EVERYONE


Date: Wed May 20 08:51:51 1998
Name: SINNER


Date: Wed May 20 08:54:11 1998
Name: SINNER
Subject: DYING
Comments: dYING IS A REALLY SAD THING ESPECIALLY FOR THE FAMILY OF THE PERSON WHO HAD THE DEATH. i DON'T KNOW WHAT DEATH IS BUT I'LL FIND OUT WHEN MY TIME COMES. i FEEL BAD FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO KNEW AND LOVED THIS GUY-AND FOR THOSE WHO HATED HIM- WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK


Date: Wed May 20 09:12:33 1998
Name: mathew c. wallack
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Tim yo meant the world to me. He kept the music raw and loud. He took a lot of shit for this decision so that people like myself, could be lazy asses and enjoy the fruits of his labor. I pray that MRR continues to support the raw, fast, and trashy aspect of punk - partially, out of respect for tim. In the furture I know that myself and 1000's like me will have to work hard to keep our music strong. TIM -Thank you so much for all you did, your courage, and your character.


Date: Thu May 21 08:06:49 1998
Name: pissed off
Subject: death
Comments: Death sucks, Within these past 12 months another Great Tim had died, Tim Taylor from Brainiac. Theres just no words to describe how shitty it makes you feel. 2 untimely deaths. Both will be missed greatly. Tim Yo was such a cool guy, and didn,t even know it. RIP


Date: Thu May 21 09:04:43 1998
Name: Tony Suspect
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Although I never met or knew you, I am saddened to hear of your death. The fact that MRR is so widely known is down to you, and love it or hate it no one could ignore it. I am someone who believed in what you and MRR stood for and hope that if the zine carries on it will do so in the way you would have wanted it to. Thanks for all the help for everyone at Suspect Device zine in Southampton, UK. You will be missed.


Date: Thu May 21 11:33:11 1998
Name: Andy Sanchez
Comments: Been stuck 90 miles away from San Fran, in shithole called Modesto, no car, no life, nothing to do, broke and pissed off in general. I been out of touch of anything that resembles a scene, am sad to hear that Tim is gone. I hopped on the net to see where I can get MRR ordered from and bumped into this, I recall back in 1995 reading Tim's ongoing battle and remembering that he was doing OK then. That sucks.. Andy


Date: Thu May 21 12:04:15 1998
Name: Pena
Subject: M'R'R
Comments: Too bad he's gone... We're all gonna die someday but keep up the good work at MRR, OK bye !!! /Pena (sucia)


Date: Thu May 21 19:08:30 1998
Name: Santiago Gomez
Subject: Tim's life, NOT his death
Comments: ...Oh well, I'd say that I do not know what to say, but THAT would be SOMETHING, and I'd say that I don't know if I really have anything to say that HASN'T BEEN SAID above by others - but THAT, too, has been said before... I am really not good at this things, but nevertheless - when I read about this memorial site I couldn't help but instantly get up from my chair, take the MRR issue and turn on the computer. I knew I HAD to say something, even though I didn't know what it was... Hell - I STILL don't know... so sad to lose someone like him... my stomach fell to the ground after reading all the things posted here. when I fisrt heard the news, I had a more rational responce - I didn't FEEL much. at least not like I am feeling right now. I never met Tim (although I DO believe that if I hadn't lived my whole life in a different country until recently, I would have) - but I just KNOW I will never forget his name... he was one of those persons that make us feel small, that make us feel we don't do enough - he was one of those people you wish you were, because you know no one's gonna make a memorial site like THIS when YOU die... But that doesn't really make me feel inferior, I use it as a driving-force... I simply cannot believe how amazing he was, how he kept DOING at his age, how he KEPT GOING at his condition... it makes my blood boil that people like HIM will be forgotten by the future Punks, while names like Sid Vicious will adorn that concept in so many minds, but... I mean, does this make any sense? I dunno, I'm not very good at this kind of things... and to tell you the truth, I do not need any one to read this; like lots of the poeple here, I am not writing this for others to see, but for myself. I remember feeling honored when Tim himself asked to put an interview with my band in MRR, and I feel honored even more-so now. I just wished I could've met him, but still: he was one of those people you don't need to actually meet in person to be inspired by him. damn, I'm trying to think of words, but they won't come out - only the word 'amazing' keeps hanging on my tongue - amazing. yes, he WAS amazing. and by the way - don't mind those fucking losers bad-mouthing Tim on this site - are they "desecrating" Tim's memory? are they "demeaning" him? no, they're just demeaning themselves. Tim wouldn't give a fuck, and I'd agree with him. if they think Tim was a loser - let them say it. Here, even. all of us - the people who REALLY care about Punk and life - know what he really was... Goodbye Tim - I'll never see you, but... you know...


Date: Thu May 21 22:04:02 1998
Name: Melinda
Subject: Tim
Comments: Wow. A few weeks or so my friend who lives in San francisco told me that Tim had died. I havent been keeping up with Mrr over the last few months so I wasnt even aware that the cancer had gotton worse. I had the pleasure to actually speak to Tim one night. It was back in August of 1996, I believe. I had written to him requesting an interview for a small fanzine that a friend was doing. One night when I came home from work I got a call and it was him. I remember being a bit surprised and also a bit nervous because I had assumed he would be an asshole. But he wasnt, i was happy to see. He was really nice to me, someone he had never met. We set up a time to talk and we ended up talking for about 2 hours about things, half of which didnt end up in the interview. I couldnt believe how much work he put into MRR. How devoted he was. And I had to laugh when I read Mykel's post... I remember that laugh just from over the phone that night. I got a great interview out of that conversation and a bit more even. I know so many people had something against him. But he stuck with what he believed in and always held his principles to his heart. You have to respect someone like that. I hope the new coordinators stick with the same ethics.


Date: Fri May 22 07:15:24 1998
Name: Bobba JEtt
Subject: Tim
Comments: I loved Tim from MRR. He was the coolest; I am sad he passed away.


Date: Fri May 22 11:03:37 1998
Name: Joe Gass
Subject: He will be missed
Comments: While I never knew Tim I cant help but be hurt by his passing. I started reading MRR about three or four years ago and I can honestly say that Tim had as great of an impact on punk rock as almost anybody. However that's not all I have on my mind. These U.S. Chaos fuckers need to get a life they try to be punk rock by poking fun at someone on their memorial page. Now last I chaecked one of the main ideals of punk rock was unity. Poking fun at a person who easily had a greater impact on punk rock than those jackasses ever will is not right and it's about as un punk as you can be. Also has anyone seen the message from some idiot going by ananamous well let's just say that the messege says that he deserved it and he put 666 666 as his e-mail address I bet this was one of those U.S. Chaos idiots. In closing I say we boycott U.S. Chaos and their lame record label and make them pay for their egotistical adolescent behavior nby having their record label go out of bussiness. Anyone who agrees with me or even does not agree with me is welcome to e-mail me at Skapunk007@hotmail.com I would love to hear form those Boys from U.S. Chaos! Tim will be missed by us all!


Date: Sat May 23 02:12:31 1998
Name: NOel Francia
Subject: Condolences
Comments: The world wide punk scene lost one of its pillars, He opened the Int'l. PUnk communities & made them as one thru MRR! Thanx to him for making our small country be known to other punk folx in this home we call earth!! May the Punk force be with you always!! NOel Punxia


Date: Sat May 23 02:29:03 1998
Name: boris
Comments: he was an asshole at gilman meetings and blacklist well.... but I gues they may not have existed other wise ?


Date: Sat May 23 02:41:14 1998
Name: boris
Comments: OK not an asshole, just VERY OPINIONATED! but who isn't? I'm just sore cuz of MRR's various policy changes over the years(no tapes?) what will hapen to all the green taped records?!


Date: Sat May 23 06:51:16 1998
Name: jos seein red
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: Well, about memories of Tim, I only met him twice (briefly) last year. I think he was a nice person, interested in what I had to say. Besides this I believe that he and all the other people who started MRR, organized the international punk/hc movement by starting a magazine with shitloads of info. Whether you agree with their later review politics and so on is irrelevant. They provided a resource to keep in touch with what was going on internationally. I must admit that I enjoyed reading MRR a lot more in the earlier yeas than I do now, but still it's full of resources. Only for this I believe that we should respect him. He was somebody with a strong personal opinion, not afraid to step on other peoples toes and always ready to confront others with their beliefs or whatever you want to call them. In my eyes thee's a lack of people lack that and therefor it's sad that he has passed away.


Date: Sat May 23 14:26:00 1998
Name: Zack
Subject: Tim
Comments: i didnt know him or anything dut he will be missed. MRR, Gilman he was brillaint. Tim, we'll miss you!


Date: Sat May 23 17:52:03 1998
Name: Andy Christ
Subject: The Death of Tim
Comments: I couldn't believe it when I heard it and that was a day ago. TIM IS DEAD. What a fuckin drag. I mean, I liked all the different musical things he did but now, the world has suffered a great loss in regards to good music, and a good person. I wonder if Rancid is gonna continue with a new singer or just call it quits.... WE LOVE YOU TIM ARMSTRONG!!


Date: Sun May 24 14:36:03 1998
Name: aNDYsOCIAL
Subject: mEMORIALdAYwEEKEND
Comments: tWO ANDYS IN A ROW? hEY CHRIST! i GET THE FINAL WORD ON THE SUBJECTS I AM DIRECTING. fIRST AND FOREMOST, mARTY: YOU'LL HAVE TO DEFEAT ME IN BATTLE BEFORE YOU EVER BECOME THE GOD OF PUNK, AND I CAN SHOOT LIGHTNING OUT OF MY EYES BECAUSE I AM A THUNDER GOD. sECONDLY, DIRECTED TO THE HOMOPHOBE: iT IS MUCH STRANGER FOR SOMEONE TO BE CONCERNED WITH WHO ANOTHER PERSON MAKES LOVE TO THAN IT IS TO PARTAKE IN SUCH HUMANLY PLEASURES. oNE LIFE CREW: tHOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT. sIMPLY, ONE CAN EITHER BE REMEMBERED FOR GOOD OR FOR BAD. hISTORY HAS PROVEN THAT FASCIST BIGGOTS SUCH AS YOURSELF ARE CONSISTENTLY DEFEATED. i SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL LIKE THIS FOR YOU. yOU'LL SOON BE FORGOTTEN. rEMEMBER, I GET THE LAST SAY, US CHAOS AND THE REST OF YOU PATHETIC MORONS LOSE. I WIN. i'D LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING NOW THAT MAKES ME SEEM LIKE I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, BUT I CAN'T. i NEVER KNEW SHIT, i STILL DON'T KNOW SHIT, AND THANKS TO TIM AND MRR, I GUESS THAT THAT'S OK. i win


Date: Mon May 25 01:32:10 1998
Name: Dave Knapp


Date: Mon May 25 02:11:49 1998
Name: Dave Knapp
Subject: Tim's Effect
Comments: A few years ago, when I felt like my life was crashing down around my ears, I figured it was time to "grow up", get a real job, give up on punk (which I was getting further removed from all the time), whatever... On a whim, I picked up a copy of MRR, and read a passing reference to Tim's lymphoma. As I skimmed the rest of the issue, I couldn't help thinking " Damn, this guy has been doing this thing for 150-odd issues, he's got a fucking BAD cancer, and he's still putting his all into it. He' s 50-something years old, AND HE'S STILL PUTTING HIS ALL INTO IT." That struck a chord in me. There I was, 21 years old, ready to give up 'cuz life got a little rough, and a guy who was into punk before i was potty-trained was still guiding it into the future. That shamed me & inspired me into trying to do a lot more than I ever had before, and to hell with the naysayers and "growing up." I suppose that's the whole fucking point of punk rock anyway. Tim put that into perspective for me . I just wish I had realized it a lot sooner. I'm sure he had the same impact on a lot of us in one way or another, whether we knew him personally or not... Thanks Tim.


Date: Mon May 25 07:33:30 1998
Name: Gonch (noreason fanzine)
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I hardly ever read MRR these days and when I do I don't really pay attention to what it says. Even so, it has to be said that it was/is the most influencial force in the punk scene, be that good or bad. Most of the time I thought his opinions sucked but none the less they were his opinions and he stuck by them.I can't say I'm going to miss him 'cos i never knew him, I'm just saying he did a lot more good than bad for the punk underground. We owe him a lot. Cheers Tim..P.S. Tell Freddie Mercury that Queen were shit.....the drumming wasn't fast enough! Gonch-noreason


Date: Mon May 25 17:13:58 1998
Name: kathryn
Comments: i didn't know tim, i only read what he wrote in MMR and i am sure their will be a big hole without him... we will miss you tim! rip


Date: Mon May 25 22:19:59 1998
Name: Madeline Josefsberg
Comments: I met Tim when I was working for the "Lusty Lady", and there was a sign in Epicenter "looking for shitworker for MRR, room included". That was in the days when Tim was more open to people staying at his house, before he got screwed over by someone who had lived there (who wrecked his car) and then I he said he wasn't going to rent more rooms out. That was before he knew he had cancer, and it seemed to me that he felt sick and tired, and sick of being taken for granted. I had to leave the country at that point so I couldn't stay at Tim's and work for MRR but Tim stayed in contact with me for many years after that anyway. I always felt a connection and caring from him which is hopefully the heart and soul of what "punk"is or was, or hopefully just being humane. I stopped writing to him because, when I started my own cigar "hustle" in Miami he accused me of being a capitalist and he was cold and almost dissappointed in me so I thought "you know, fuck you Tim, this is my survival". When I finally decided what a fool I was I sent an E-mail to him around April 10th. He was gone; too late and I had really fucked-up in my assumption that "good people", or a "scene" which really questions or probes "the powers that be" will always be there, here. I cannot rest in peace in that assumption.


Date: Tue May 26 11:59:53 1998
Name: thanos


Date: Tue May 26 21:00:21 1998
Name: Josh Reineke
Subject: Adios man...
Comments: Started reading MRR around '87 during the early days of the Gilman Street Project when I was still living in San Jose. Gradually read the mag less and less as my tasted broadened and Tim's seemed to narrow. Exchanged words with him once or twice at Epicenter, when it first opened, and he seemed to be kind of a prickly pear. Anyway, I'm sure it's all been said judging by the time it took to load this page, but I have to tip my hat off in admiration for the man's gumption and dedication.


Date: Wed May 27 05:26:13 1998
Name: Federico Gomez
Subject: I think it's obvious...
Comments: I'm writing this from Israel and I'm stating that because I think it's important to show the far reaching influence Tim's work had. Sadly I'll never have the chance to express my admiration and thankfulllness to him in person, but I'm pretty sure (at least I hope so)that other people already expressed theirs' to him in person. Shalom lecha ve'mavet le'oivecha...Federico.


Date: Thu May 28 11:46:56 1998
Name: Drew Kay
Subject: Tim
Comments: I live in miami and my 8th grade Social Studies at miami country day skool teacher is is tim's cousin.


Date: Thu May 28 13:21:32 1998
Name: Michael R.
Subject: Tim
Comments: I would like to express my heart felt sympathy to Tim's family and friends.He'll be truly missed.He did do alot for punk and that will always be remembered.


Date: Thu May 28 15:03:04 1998
Name: Ken Bollweevil
Subject: Tim
Comments: I remember when I got into punk, and the first magazine I got was MRR. I remember looking though the record reviews and liking everything marked TY. I never knew tim personally, but I know that I am a richer person due to his existence. Many have based their opinions about what punk should be on his. His light will be missed. Thanks.


Date: Thu May 28 15:55:56 1998
Name: Jason Random
Subject: Tim
Comments: I never knew the guy, but I was very aware of his accomplishments. Without his work(and a lot of other people's) I might still be a stupid kid rockin' out to Pearl Jam here in the asshole of the nation, Kansass. Tim Yohannon will be sorely missed.Thanks.


Date: Thu May 28 16:35:16 1998
Name: ArRaTiK
Subject: au revoir...
Comments: i stopped reading maximum rules and regulations years ago over ideological differences - but i must confess that mrr helped shape that ideology at one point in my young, impressionable life, and helped make my transition into (semi)adulthood a lot less painful than it could have been. for that, i salute tim yohannon, and offer his friends, family and colleagues my condolences. i'm sure that wherever he is now, it's a scarier place because of it. it probably needed a little stirring up anyway. peace, arratik


Date: Fri May 29 00:11:52 1998
Name: Ken Furious
Subject: Reasons
Comments: I wish I could have had the chance to say this to Tim's face. I thank him for the inspiration when I was 12 years old reading my first MRR and realizing that punk is more than just a shitty haircut. 100% or nothing. Thanks for giving us something to keep faith in....and thanks for giving me the only worthwhile reason for getting kicked out of class all through high school. Your work will be missed. I never got the impression that Tim was an asshole...only honest and hard working. THANKS!!!!!!!


Date: Fri May 29 12:29:09 1998
Name: @head
Comments: At several turning points in my life Tim had a big behind the scences style influence. I never knew him, in the early gilman days we were nodding aquiantences. I didn't agree with him about too much. I admired his dedication and at times blind bullheaded stubborness, his insistance that punk (at it's best) is a vehicle for social and personal change, and his acceptance that punk (typically) is a home for addicts, runawayus, dropouts, socio-paths with tendencies towards violence/abuse/escalation of shitty situations when an easy no lose solution has been offered, small time entrepenurial capitalists bent on staking out a claim. I admire his refusal to compromise his beliefs, his rejection of mainstream media attention, his ability to suffer dissapointment after dissappointment/conflict after conflict/attack after attack with out ever giving up. Like I said I never knew him but being an addicted runaway dropout punk kid with socio-pathic tendencies towards violence it was hard not to be aware of him and feel some influence. This punk thing is gonna be very different with out that stubborn bitter fucker with that iceberg melting smile


Date: Fri May 29 16:03:07 1998
Name: Jim Testa
Subject: My Tim memory
Comments: A few years ago, right when Jawbox, Bad Religion, and Green Day were leaving their indie labels for the majors, a mainstream magazine asked me to write a story about what it would mean to the "punk scene." One of the people I called for a quote was Tim Yo. Tim knew who I was, so it was easy to get him on the phone; but when I told him what I was doing, he said that he had no use for magazines like the one I was writing for and saw no reason to cooperate with an interview. I said okay... and then Tim stayed on the phone with me for an hour and shared every thought & philosphy he had about the direction of MRR and the future of punk. To this day, no one has heard the tape of that interview; I told Tim it was off the record, and it was. But why did Tim trust me? I don't think it had anything to do with me; Tim didnt know me; we had never met, or talked before. He just trusted me to keep my word. I think that says an awful lot about a man who has frequently been accused of being manipulating and cynical. - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat


Date: Fri May 29 16:30:24 1998
Name: Pascal/PANX
Subject: ...
Comments: Hello Tim, quelle connerie la mort... Toi et Fernando (antidogmatikss) vous tiez sans le savoir mes co-fondateurs de Panx, je n'aurai pas eu le temps de vous le dire, mais je m'en fouts, parce que je vous garde tous les deux bien vivants, bien au chaud, cot de moi, pour continuer Panx.


Date: Sat May 30 01:43:07 1998
Name: MARTY MUNSCH
Subject: Who sucks a dead mans dick the hardest...
Comments: PISSING ON YOU... Don't mind the confusion, we "BITCHED AT" for pissing all over TIM YOHANANS MEMORIAL SITE O' DEATH. Actully a pretty good way for MAXIMMUMROCKNROLL, to get a hefty mailing list going! Sorry they speak too much of freedom of speech, when its their money and there opinion. We don't call that punk we call it PISS. THE OWNER OF PUNKROCKRECORDS (Marty Munsch) hated him in life and in death, he refuses to bow down and give sympathy for somebody that died. You don't keep an opinion part time. You don't use DEATH as an excuse to kiss ass either. MARTY MUNSCH STICKS BY HIS GUNS. (THIS ONLY IS MY OPINION AND NOT YOURS), La La La and so on... This should be called the "lets rip off everyone and get a NEW MAILING LIST page".


Date: Sat May 30 10:51:25 1998
Name: Chad Coffey
Subject: Yohannon
Comments: Is Tim really dead, or did just get abducted by SPACE ALIENS?


Date: Sat May 30 12:40:25 1998
Name: Nikola
Subject: PUNK
Comments: THIS IS THE BEST SITE


Date: Sat May 30 13:28:33 1998
Name: Marcelo Schenberg
Subject: ya' know...
Comments: Tim was very limited by his determinations, but it was also what made him a great person. Every fuckin human being I know personally have given up or will give up his dreams, to live a stupid and unhappy life of conformism and hypocrisy. Tim was fuckin 52 and never gave up fighting for his dreams. Absolutely impressive. Hey Tim Yo, keep on rockin wherever you are! Marcelo (from Brasil)


Date: Sat May 30 23:02:30 1998
Name: claw
Subject: tim dying
Comments: i just found this out,i will miss his writing good bye tim hope your still rocking in punk heaven we will all be there soon, enjoy the moment life is short claw


Date: Sun May 31 01:09:01 1998
Name: jon kickflip
Subject: that sucks
Comments: hey....i'm sorry to here about tim...i didn't agree with lots of things he did, but it still sucks that he passed on. who knows what it would have been like with out him pissin' everybody off. sorry to here it., jon-riversidexcalif.


Date: Sun May 31 08:13:14 1998
Name: SP!k3
Subject: Tim (duh)
Comments: I used to read MaximumRockAndRoll at first basically for the zine reviews but then later on for the articles and ads. I found Tim's articles true, funny and close to heart. It was one of the few places on this earth us punks could call "home". However, I'm sad to say I'm not too sure how our friend Tim died, I heard it was drug related. Feel free to prove me wrong but if that is the case I've lost one HELL of alot respect for the guy.


Date: Sun May 31 08:19:32 1998
Name: Craigdemned 84
Subject: Leftwingers GET OUT!
Comments: memories? fuck all. MRR were all leftist fucks who were always down on hardcore and punk and straight edge. Fuck you hippies.You left wingers make me wanna puke.


Date: Sun May 31 10:08:22 1998
Name: matt asshole
Subject: tim y.
Comments: tim good. cancer bad.


Date: Mon Jun 1 12:09:14 1998
Name: Zerjio Hamezcva
Subject: sorry!
Comments: Im psorry!


Date: Tue Jun 2 19:36:17 1998
Name: Sara
Subject: thanks
Comments: I didn't spend a lot of time thumbing through MRR,but like many others I spent most of my adolescent years at Gilman. If it weren't for the creation of that home away from home, I would have never been exposed to so many great bands& people.There's no lamenting here though,Tim's projects still breathe life.As for Mr. marty all I have to say is- poor.


Date: Wed Jun 3 06:50:03 1998
Name: Duncan
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim's ideology really hit the nail on the head. I thank him for showing me and many others that there are more valid points of view than those rammed down our throats by the corporate media. MRR with Tim wasn't just about the music it was about opening our minds. Thank you for your help in opening mine, Tim.


Date: Wed Jun 3 06:50:31 1998
Name: Duncan
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim's ideology really hit the nail on the head. I thank him for showing me and many others that there are more valid points of view than those rammed down our throats by the corporate media. MRR with Tim wasn't just about the music it was about opening our minds. Thank you for your help in opening mine, Tim.


Date: Wed Jun 3 13:01:21 1998
Name: Allen
Subject: Influence
Comments: When I first learned about punk and the scene that went with it all I had was an old copy of MRR and a few friends in a tiny town in Illinois. Tim helped shape my views by showing me and the others in that little shit town what could be accomplished by stading on your laurels. I'm a little older now and hopefully a little more stable. I've lost a lot of people in my life. But still someone whom I never met remains one of the biggest influences in my life. R.I.P Tim


Date: Wed Jun 3 19:30:20 1998
Name: Jenn Violent
Subject: ...
Comments: MRR brought a whole new view of the world to me. It was finally something I could agree with. Something I could enjoy reading. Tim was a great man and I wish I could have known him. He will be remembered as long as there is punk.


Date: Thu Jun 4 08:05:35 1998
Name: false sense zine


Date: Thu Jun 4 13:01:02 1998
Name: Brian Bored
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim will be greatly missed, his contributions to the punk scene will never be forgotten. R.I.P Tim, we'll miss you.


Date: Thu Jun 4 20:19:59 1998
Name: tom tirrell
Subject: tim yo
Comments: Well the news came as a surprise to me about Tim yo's passing.I dont know why tho cause i havent read MRR in ages nor have i really cared about Tim yo as of late. His view point and politics came to leave a foul taste in my mouth. I just didnt dig him. Now that isnt to say this was always the case cause it wasnt. Back when i first got into punk back in 1984 i came to view MRR as a very knowlegable source on punk and the various pink scenes. I used to buy MRR every month and did so for many years. The as i got older and my views changed- i started buying MRR less and less until about 5 years ago i stopped buying it altogether. I dont really care about the punk scene of today but i do still have a warm spot in my heart for the bands that i used to love and still do love. Tim was a big influence on me at a very transitional period in my life and even tho that part of my life is long over i still think back on those times with found memories. Tim you will be missed by many and you were a very influtional person. I dont believe in life after death so i cant say take it easy wherever you are. But i can say that even tho i didnt agree with your view points or politics i still respected you for dedicationg your life to punk and the punk scene. Thanks Tim.


Date: Fri Jun 5 19:16:00 1998
Name: Jim (killyouridols)
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I found out about Tims death while we were some where in Oregon (at a truck stop of all places) and the news sent a chill over me Even though I never met him, I know he was a great guy..the closest I ever got to speaking to him ...was he responded to a letter I wrote to MRR...Also, he knew what was up with music..We were on His"TOP 10 list ..That made us feel so good..especially when Punk Planet said we were metal (haha).. Tim...You will definatly be missed and say Hi to the Dan of the Elite for me ( he will give you good conversation)


Date: Sun Jun 7 15:14:12 1998
Name: Anton Hermaphrodite


Date: Sun Jun 7 15:26:02 1998
Name: Anton Hermaphrodite
Subject: tim
Comments: i didnt start reading MRR until not too long ago because i live in a black hole in the middle of wisconsin and i have very little contact with the outside world, but i think it's probably one of the coolest pieces of literature i've ever read and it FUCKING SUCKS that he died.


Date: Sun Jun 7 15:57:50 1998
Name: Anton Hermaphrodite
Subject: aaaaarrrrrgggggghhhh!!!!!!
Comments: uh, i was gonna mention something else...............oh yeah! i just wanted to say that as of right now, MRR is my shitting companion of choice(seriously! i'm in there for at least 45 minutes longer now that i have something decent to read) and i hope it continues to be now that he's gone.


Date: Sun Jun 7 20:43:36 1998
Name: XXX
Subject: Free XXX
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Date: Sun Jun 7 22:46:54 1998
Name: Ulf Kastner
Subject: so long
Comments: here's to a guy who never grew out of "that phase." he was and will continue to be a source of inspiration to many people who grow older without losing track of what life ought to be about - dedication to a better tomorrow, respect for fellow human beings, and the guts to be as bad as they wanna be.


Date: Mon Jun 8 04:22:19 1998
Name: Marcus Graetsch
Subject: RIP
Comments: READER OF MRR says Rest in peace Tim. I will tell something about him over the air in my Radio Show !


Date: Mon Jun 8 12:47:01 1998
Name: barry goubler
Comments: good riddiance to that washed up old sixties-radical hack.yohannon used punk as an attempt to re-start his played out marxist-hippie "revolution". when said revolution didnt happen(again),tim showed his true colors by resorting to bitterness and slander.luckily tim didnt get the power he lusted after;he would've had a stalin-styled purge of all his "enemies".


Date: Mon Jun 8 15:23:46 1998
Name: jayten
Subject: losing
Comments: Because of Tim and MRR I didn't do any geometry homework when I was in high school. I would sit in the back of the class and read all period and hope the teacher wouldn't notice and single me out. It helped me have a reason for going on each day. It gave me something that the other kids didn't have ( punk ) and it made me feel somewhat important. Now that I'm older I still have what Tim and MRR gave me. Thanks and I know you're telling it like it really is wherever you are.


Date: Mon Jun 8 20:21:47 1998
Name: Steve Fallis
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: April 3, 1998 twas a sad day for all


Date: Tue Jun 9 01:05:44 1998
Name: Richard Cocksedge
Subject: Memories
Comments: I never met Tim but having read MRR since 1986 his views, opinions etc have been part of my life. Yeah, I often disagreed with what he thought/said but he brought so much into the world of punk through MRR that I can only admire him for all his hard work. (I do not mean to exclude any others who have worked tirelessly). Anyway, I hope MRR continues, partly as a tribute to a guy who did alot for so many people throughout the world.


Date: Tue Jun 9 07:06:44 1998
Name: jared Pfeiffer
Comments: Punk is forever


Date: Tue Jun 9 08:58:46 1998
Name: patton
Subject: tim
Comments: Tims contributions to the punk world will never go unnoticed Everything he has done will always be looked at with respect and the utmost dignity. thanks for the inspiration tim. P A T T O N


Date: Wed Jun 10 00:37:00 1998
Name: Sasha Ivanov(NAIVE)
Subject: See You Later Tim Yo!
Comments: I do not remember what was the 1-st issue of MRR that i got, but i really remember when and where it happend. It was in the end of 1988 and i had my military service in the Soviet Army that time. MAXIMUMROCK'N'ROLL changed my life - my friend Max and me - we started punk band called Naive.The band still exists... Tim! Thank You for that.Thank You very much for all You've done for so many people in so many places and countries. See You!


Date: Wed Jun 10 12:25:25 1998
Name: Fr@nc
Subject: Mykel's obit
Comments: Mykel, Your obituary for Timmy was very touching. You captured the essence of Tim's personality very beautifully in your description of his very unique way of laughing. Your words are very soothing for those of us who for so very long, admired and loved Timmy from afar, but were too lame to pick up the phone and shoot the shit with him from time to time. It's clear from your obit that Timmy was not only a great organizer and zine editor, but a great guy to have had as a friend. He will always be a brilliant ray of inspiration, even to those of us who knew him only through MRR, and the occasional brief correspondence. Thanks Mykel. Stay Well.


Date: Wed Jun 10 12:26:08 1998
Name: Fr@nc
Subject: Mykel's obit
Comments: Mykel, Your obituary for Timmy was very touching. You captured the essence of Tim's personality very beautifully in your description of his very unique way of laughing. Your words are very soothing for those of us who for so very long, admired and loved Timmy from afar, but were too lame to pick up the phone and shoot the shit with him from time to time. It's clear from your obit that Timmy was not only a great organizer and zine editor, but a great guy to have had as a friend. He will always be a brilliant ray of inspiration, even to those of us who knew him only through MRR, and the occasional brief correspondence. Thanks Mykel. Stay Well.


Date: Wed Jun 10 12:27:48 1998
Name: Fr@nc
Subject: Mykel's obit
Comments: Mykel, Your obituary for Timmy was very touching. You captured the essence of Tim's personality very beautifully in your description of his very unique way of laughing. Your words are very soothing for those of us who for so very long, admired and loved Timmy from afar, but were too lame to pick up the phone and shoot the shit with him from time to time. It's clear from your obit that Timmy was not only a great organizer and zine editor, but a great guy to have had as a friend. He will always be a brilliant ray of inspiration, even to those of us who knew him only through MRR, and the occasional brief correspondence. Thanks Mykel. Stay Well.


Date: Wed Jun 10 12:28:19 1998
Name: FaTs
Subject: Sorry
Comments: I never really ever read MRR but it was good when I did so I'm sorry that this guy died because he propbalbly did a shit load.


Date: Wed Jun 10 21:39:19 1998
Name: Jesse S.
Subject: those motherfuckers at SPIN
Comments: HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WOULD TAKE? How long do you think it would take before the greedy scumbags of the mass media got their grubby little hands on this story? The newest issue of SPIN magazine has a 3 page story on Tim's life with Maximumrocknroll. And talk about LOW! They quoted people from his fuckin' memorial! Not to say he wasn't deserving of a bit more of an upset, but for the fuckin' assholes at spin who've done close to nothing for punx except steal catchy words and use the actual word "punk" as much as they can, it's just a chance to make themselves seem a little bit more cool and acceptable to people who shun them for being the idiots that they are. Well i say fuck them! What right do they have to say anything about Tim or MRR? Where the hell were they when he was out busting his ass just to put the next issue out? Though i do have to say that it was mainly positive, they quoted people as if they had given interviews with them. Here's a little excerp, which you'll be able to find way up on the page: "Mykel Board, a longtime columnist, describes Yohannan's laugh in a way that captures much of MRR's best writing: 'A belly laugh: deep, unaffected, infectious. There was nothing cynical about Tim's laugh ....[It was] the laugh of someone so self-confident that it never had to be censored.'" Now i don't know if Mykel has read it yet, but i'm pretty sure he wouldn't be too keen on the idea of him being quoted in Spin. Oh well... If anyone shared disagreeing opinions, email me. If you agree, do the same. Laterz, Jesse


Date: Thu Jun 11 13:17:39 1998
Name: Mike Marley
Subject: IntoTheVoid
Comments: It's amazing just how much can be taken for granted. It seems like just yesterday it was the summer of '82 and I was skateboarding to SSDcontrol "The Kids Will Have their Say" and flipping through the pages of a new zine, Maximum RNR. The Void left by Tims' passing is immeasurable. He will be sadly missed.


Date: Thu Jun 11 14:14:19 1998
Name: Jon Schlenker
Subject: RIP
Comments: What can I say, I started reading MMR back with issue #36. Though I did not always adgree with you policaly I will always be greatful for you and others for opening me to a new world (Punk Rock, and the World out side Morgan Hill Ca) !


Date: Thu Jun 11 20:17:15 1998
Name: Ron Rich
Subject: Gonna miss ya Tim
Comments: Wow, news of Tims death hit home hard. At 34 now, I remember back in High School being newly into the 80's punk scene and really thriving on all it had to offer, I met Tim. It wasn't the best meeting, but one I never forgot. I'd stayed up the night before making what was what I thought the punkest, most in your face t-shirt with markers, it was a full sized, front of the shirt, swastika! I hung out nightly at the Mab, and one night during a local gig was approached by Tim, tape player in hand, asking me some questions about what punk was to me, and what the shirt represented. I knew nothing, Tim became a local scene friend, someone very knowledgable, and someone that really was a cool guy to alot of us then S.F. punks. Hearing myself on the radio as Tim played back my ridiculous answer to what the swastika represented, really made me think! A few years later, my band, "Private Outrage" interviewed on KPFA Max R&R radio show, got airplay occassionally, and made it's mark in the then great S.F. scene. Over the years, Max. R&R still plays a part in my life, I read it for the info, the memories, and the good times it brings back. I still got to shows regularly now in the LA area and listen to alot of the younger guys bitch and moan about how this and that suck, well guys, like Tim told me back then, "it's your scene, YOUR scene...." Tim, I had'nt seen you in at least ten years, but I have thought of you OFTEN over the years....the scene lost a great voice in Tim Yohannan.... thanks for being there for us...we miss you man......


Date: Fri Jun 12 11:31:38 1998
Name: Damon Douglass
Subject: loss
Comments: you know, I miss him and I haven't seen him in seven or eight years. when I heard he had cancer I thought of him outside of some pizza place in SF smoking some long cigarette and laighing at some silliness. despite all the usual crap that goes along with punk rock (witness some of the horseshit that has been posted aqui) Tim managed to keep his head above water and swam the whole way. that's better than I can say for myself. cheers to Tim, who's work helped me stay alive in all the bad times and who has left me here with a knot in my stomach, tears in my eyes and a profound sense that the world is definately the worse for his passing.


Date: Sat Jun 13 02:38:50 1998
Name: Cresskill
Subject: time
Comments: he turned us on and was a .....peace be with you


Date: Sat Jun 13 08:10:32 1998
Name: chris
Subject: tim will be missed
Comments: Tim along with all of the other staff of MRR have played a big part in my life as young punk rock kid. i pick up MRR whenever i can from my local news stand. It is sad to see tim go but we realize he is still out there in punk rock heaven. we will miss him. but we will never forget him or what he did for the punk rock kids of america. chris heneghan


Date: Sat Jun 13 16:59:33 1998
Name: Jamie Pemantell
Subject: Thanks, Tim
Comments: What you take for granted wouldn't have been possible without him. Thanks, Tim.


Date: Sat Jun 13 18:25:00 1998
Name: NANCY
Comments: It's a very bad news. But it's the fucking life... Don't stop and try to be happy... I'm sure TIM's O.K. ...


Date: Sat Jun 13 18:45:20 1998
Name: Jenny Hate
Subject: Thanx for the 'zine!
Comments: MRR was the first thing I ever was handed when I got into punk. I was like "who would want to read this boring". But now I run down to my favorite record store (yeah record store not Best Buy or where most people shop) and buy an issue every month. I catch myself reading it more than anything else. Kids at my school think I'm crazy, but their crazy they are the ones who read/worship the newspaper. I get tired of reading about deaths & murders and when I read MRR it talks about what I'm into not what the whole sick, twisted world wants to here. Sooooooo Thanx for the 'zine Tim if it weren't for MRR and my friends for giving me an issue of MRR to read I probably would be reading the same sick/twisted other bullshit that the rest of the world reads. Hey be punk! Be yourself & enjoy it that's what I do, but what do I know I'm just a punk in hillbilly America. Oh hell I see thru hillbilly America that's what being a punk has let me see!


Date: Sat Jun 13 22:53:46 1998
Name: skoink
Subject: R.I.P, Tim Yo...
Comments: I wasn't aware of Tim Yo's death untilm the 6th of June... Shit, knowing how much influence he had on me, I found it hard to believe that the man who had embodied the true spirit of Punk Fucking Rock throughout his life was finally gone... He had established the world-wide network of punks eeven before the time of INTERNET, and demonstrated how strong we could get when united... The coolest man I have ever known in my life... Man, u have changed my life... You'll be missed by everyone who had ever picked up a copy of MRR... Thanks... Tim... Rest in Peace...


Date: Sat Jun 13 23:34:55 1998
Name: skoink
Subject: Asswipes who talked bullshit...
Comments: A big "Fuck You" to all the cunts who had to write bullshit about the dead man... A bunch of fucking cowards who had no guts to confront him when he was alive... You fucks must die!!!! Punx and Skins, Keep Fucking Shit Up!!!


Date: Sun Jun 14 03:53:12 1998
Name: skoink
Subject: US Chaos and Punkrock Records are a bunch of Pussies!!!
Comments: US Chaos??? Ha.... Do they really think it's punkrock to fuck with a dead person??? Punk rock has nothing to do with whatever fuck they have been doing here... Shit!!! If I see any release from these stupid fuckers and their lame punk rock records, I'll ask whoever carries them to remove those pieces of crap from real punk rock releases.... U fuckers make me sick... I am disgusted that these idiots have the guts to call themseves punk... Punk is not supposed to be used by u worthless piece of shit... Fuck u assholes...!!!


Date: Sun Jun 14 12:51:59 1998
Name: marc hanson
Subject: haven't cried in years
Comments: I bought my first copy of MRR in late '89. GWAR was on the front cover. I was hookd on the magazine after that and have been a devoted reader ever since. There has been a hell of a lot of divisions in the world of "punk" music and many bands heading for the mean green and notoriaety. Tim and MRR has been a consistent, humble, and honest source for the underground music source. While my musical tastes are very similar to what Tim enjoyed, he kept the magazine open to those who were dedicated to the scene, whether it was garage, punk, hc, se or what have you. That takes a hell of an open mind. Tim seemed like someone who embraced the spirit of punk as much as the music. His columns, at times albeit brief, were always sincere and had something that always made me think twice about how crazy this world is. I hope his dedication and spirit live on in the hearts of anyone who has picked up a copy of MRR. I haven;t cried in years.


Date: Sun Jun 14 14:13:12 1998
Name: dan miller
Subject: bye.
Comments: you saved my life, i wish i could've saved yours. thanx tim


Date: Sun Jun 14 19:44:06 1998
Comments: I feel so bad about Tim's death. What a cruel God who takes the likes of Tim and lets Marty Munsch live.


Date: Sun Jun 14 19:56:31 1998
Name: U.S. CHAOS AND MARTY MUNSCH PUNKROCKRECORDS FANATIC CULT FAN (15 years)
Subject: NEW JERSEY PUNK INVENTED CALIFORNIA PUNK------
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USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. I dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. 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THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,0


Date: Sun Jun 14 19:57:59 1998
Name: U.S. CHAOS AND MARTY MUNSCH PUNKROCKRECORDS FANATIC CULT FAN (15 years)
Subject: NEW JERSEY PUNK INVENTED CALIFORNIA PUNK------
Comments: I dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. F THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDS It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRE


Date: Sun Jun 14 19:58:31 1998
Name: CHAOS AND MARTY MUNSCH PUNKROCKRECORDS FANATIC CULT FAN (15 years)
Subject: NEW JERSEY PUNK INVENTED CALIFORNIA PUNK------
Comments: I dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. F THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDS It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRE


Date: Sun Jun 14 20:00:21 1998
Name: CHAOS AND MARTY MUNSCH PUNKROCKRECORDS FANATIC CULT FAN (15 years)
Subject: NEW JERSEY PUNK INVENTED CALIFORNIA PUNK------
Comments: I dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. F THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDS It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRE


Date: Sun Jun 14 20:01:01 1998
Name: u.s.a. #1 CHAOS AND MARTY MUNSCH PUNKROCKRECORDS FANATIC CULT FAN (15 years)
Subject: NEW JERSEY PUNK INVENTED CALIFORNIA PUNK------
Comments: I dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. F THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDSI dont think this is the place, but heres to free enterprise. U.S. CHAOS HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 MONTHS. It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRECORDS It WILL BE PRODUCED BY THE PUNK GOD OF PRODUCTION. THE ESTIMATED COLLECTORS VALUE OF THE 3rd PRESSING WILL BE IN THE $35,000 PRICE BRACKET.... USCHAOSUSCHAOS-U.S.CHAOS-MARTY MUNSCH-U.S.CHAOS-PUNKROCKRE


Date: Mon Jun 15 10:47:12 1998
Name: Rich Leto
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: A great Risk player - a man of principles


Date: Mon Jun 15 12:33:11 1998
Name: Tatiana
Subject: I remember...
Comments: When I was in 7th grade I got suspended from school for dying my hair blue.Feeling violated I wrote MRR and told them about what happened.They published my letter and that week I got a letter from Tim saying that my school was fucked and that I needed to stick with my beliefs and take this thing to the end.And that it was cool to see young kids getting into the scene.I'll never forget that.He took the time to write some 12 year old kid from some shitty town just to make sure that I knew that he thought what I was doing had merit.I'll never forget that.Now four years later I find out that he has passed away,and i just want to say that he was an awesome guy and that he was truly Punk Rock.


Date: Tue Jun 16 05:36:09 1998
Name: fat joe
Subject: tim
Comments: somebody should start a punk comp for tim


Date: Wed Jun 17 07:36:53 1998
Name: joey unfun
Subject: tim's death
Comments: goodbye, tim. i am saddened that one man that got off his duff and actually sacrificed to bring punk and outcast kids together is now gone. not gone from us, but gone from the earth. so many people were forced to do something either because they agreed or disagreed with tim. it was always a treat to see him respond to a letter and read intelligent answers to sometimes stupid ass letters from morons. he was very smart and had a strong opinion. i may npot have known him, but i had hoped to one day meet him and thank him in person for helping me become the person i am, even if it was just a little bit of an influence. he is in a much beter place now, a place that is perfect for him. one with out worries and sorrow, which is just what he needs. see you, tim. joey unfun unfun industries


Date: Wed Jun 17 08:36:48 1998
Name: Grind
Subject: Tim (YO!)
Comments: It seems people are posting just to get their own feelings out (nobody's brave enough to go through this mass of text!) I'd like to thank Tim Yo, though I never met him, which is probably good because I wouldn't have liked him, I'm sure. Long after scandals, scene politics, and other shit has faded away, what will eventually remain is the fact that Tim Yo gave his all for a magazine, and really was dedicated - not too fackin shabby, mate. It was MRR that got me into record collecting, Black Flag, and reading leftist San Francisco politics, and I think his mag either directly or indirectly was a catalyst for my education and immersion into counterculture...helps the kids out, methinks. Tim, and everyone else involved, big ups, and if you're reading this Timmy Yo - you'll get that fucker who stole your records...


Date: Wed Jun 17 11:00:04 1998
Name: hahahahahaha
Subject: haahahahaha
Comments: you guessed it; hahahahahahaha


Date: Thu Jun 18 05:44:56 1998
Name: Gary Glitter
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim, Tim. Nice but dim. RIPunk.


Date: Thu Jun 18 16:15:15 1998
Name: Jimmy Flame
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Some people bagged him, some people loved him, but we all have to admit his magazine rocks! I never knew Tim, but his rag has kept me informed on whats up in the punk rock world! See you in HELL my freind.


Date: Thu Jun 18 16:18:53 1998
Name: Steve Nigger
Subject: Black people
Comments: Fuck that cracker! He called me a nigger when i got his cheese man! sheeeeaaaat!


Date: Fri Jun 19 05:31:06 1998
Name: Scott mortensen
Subject: an ending........
Comments: What can I say? Death is strange. people must Die so that others can live. I think It's funny how much Tim was Hated by many. By zine editors That thaught of MRR as exactly whats wrong with punk today. How many of those Zines would exist if Tim was never alive? I've read revue after revue spouting "another Maximum Rock and Roll clone" well arent all punk zines just Maximum Rock and Roll clones with different formats? It's weird to mourn the passing of a man I never knew. I mean, how many of people that I never Knew will mourn my passing? But still. Death is an ending. And a sad one. I would have liked to have seen more MRR columnists than there are on here. More Fanzine editors. Wheres Jen Angel? Wheres Kent Mclard?. And I think a tribute Compilation would be a fine Idea. Tim wasnt a giant Celebrity who's exploits you heard about daily on the National News. but he meant something to attot of people.I hope to leave such an impression on the world when I go. and those Assholes advertising at the bottom are sick, I'm sure they'l sell allot of records off of it too.(yeah right) Scott Mortensen:Post Apacalyptic zine.


Date: Fri Jun 19 06:43:17 1998
Name: Mike Sawyer
Subject: TIM
Comments: Tim was the most important man in punk and will be missed by all of us in Springfield, MA.


Date: Fri Jun 19 07:43:51 1998
Name: Paul
Subject: Tim
Comments: I knew him back in the late 60's early 70's. Way before punk. We played softball on a team called the roaches. He would have contests at his house after the game to identify old (even then) and obscure rock and roll artists. The winner would get a duplicate record from his even then extensive collection. I'm his age, and like most folks his age never really got into the punk scene. I admire him for his openness, his dedication, his kindness, and his nuttiness, even though I lost track of him, and haven't seen him in decades. I knew what he was into and I thought that there was always time to get back in touch. I was wrong. There wasn't, and I am much the sadder for it.


Date: Fri Jun 19 11:52:54 1998
Name: Austin Vomit
Subject: awful
Comments: i did not know much about tim yo, or anything like that. but yes...i did read a few of his articles and do know the influence he had on punk rock. for this he has my respect and i wish i could've met him...but i guess it's too late for that. austin


Date: Fri Jun 19 15:57:51 1998
Name: rik-pms
Subject: Tim
Comments: I've just learned of Tim's death and yelled at my boyfriend for forgetting to pick up MRR for the past two months. Like many others who have written here, he influenced my life in a big way. Although I never met him, I appreciated his support and encouragement in a letter and unpublished interview I did with him on tape via the postal system. Tim, I will miss you. Jen and Jacquelline, all my love and the best of luck.


Date: Fri Jun 19 17:24:13 1998
Name: Chicken John
Subject: Letch Patrol
Comments: As I read through his memorial, I start jotting down E-mail addresses. Even in death I am using the resources made available by Tim. I haven't spoken to some of theese people in 11 years. And they are right here in some fucking historic address book for me. He almost makes it too easy. If I had'nt written for MRR all those years ago, I could'nt have done 1/2 the shit I did. I will tell you this: I have lived in 200 places in the past 15 years. I move constantly. I couch surf. I live in the van. I go on tour for 8 months. My stuff goes from van to storage to house to basement to rehursal studio to truck to friends closet to boiler room to storage unit to another friends garage ect.ect.ect. I have lost many things that were important to me. Guitars go for cash. Photos get ruined. Clothes get stolen out of the laundymat. Computers get smashed. No room for the drum set? Throw it away. Furniture? You want it? Take it in exchange for me storing it here. I am a bum. I still have my collection of MRR. Every fuckin' issue. That and my collection of soiled G.G. microphones, they're in the same box. As a young man, I used to wait at See-Hear for the UPS man to deliver MRR. Fucking wait at the store. Me and Marc. I used to buy the first one. That was important. Seeing my name in print, a huge high. Seeing my face on the cover, years later, resulted in a long train of thoughts on my youth. My youth was made infinatly better by Tim. I had so much respect for Tim, I insisted that the magazine not review my records. I hated their review policy (it prompted me to stop writing) , and did't agree with hardly anything about the running of the mag. I ended up actually hating the mag. All that P.C. bullshit. Not my style. But I always checked in with Tim. I started a cirkus, he gave me press. The Cirkus went broke in Athens Ga. He send $200. I was heartbroken, he gave me tapes and said the right things. I called him and told him my band got dropped, he laughed in my face. He got sick, I called him and asked if there was anything I could do. I told him the best gift I could offer him was to swear to never stop by. He laughed. His laugh was like a goose, sort of a honk. Loud. Obnoxious. Thoose teeth. The sweatshirts never fit him right, or he washed them in hot water. The ciggerette in the corner of his mouth. 100s'. Jeans. The guy was a fuckin' cartoon. You could dreess up like him for Hallo-ween.I will miss him. I alway said that punk rock without GG is like Sha-na-na without Bowser, so what is it now without Tim? I also like that there are theese fuckers writin' stupid sit on his memorial. It is a good example on how human nature will destroy things of beauty for no reason. People have been trying to ruin Tims things for many years, give up kids. The man is unbeatable. It does'nt matter how wrong he was, the guy had an idea and he was gonna stick to it. That is the greatest lesson in life, stick with it. Tim raised an Army that no-one could lead. Don't think about how unfair he was, think about how much MORE unfair someone else would have been. An honest man is hard to find, I hope that when Tim died nature provided us with another one... Think of the contribution he made to our lives. What if he did'nt do it? What if he became an interior decorator instead? What if people like Tim did'nt rise to the occasion? History as we know it would be seriously altered if 3 people like Tim chose different paths. I'm glad I knew him. I'm waiting with reckless abandon to see what happens now... Chicken John chickenjohn@hotmail.com


Date: Sun Jun 21 12:48:31 1998
Name: GEORGE JENKINS
Subject: THANKS
Comments: JUST SAYING THANKS FOR EVERYTING THAT MRR HAS DONE FOR PUNK ROCK ON A NATIONAL LEVEL AND THE VOICE THAT IT HAS GIVEN THE YOUTH OF TODAY. THAT IS SOMETHING REALLY REMARKABLE AND SOMETHING TO REALLY BE PROUD OF.


Date: Tue Jun 23 07:49:39 1998
Name: cfhc
Subject: punk rock
Comments: Thanks Tim


Date: Tue Jun 23 13:58:18 1998
Name: chris
Subject: Tim
Comments: I'm not and have never been a punk I'm a thirty year old married school teacher who lives in very unpunk Southern Oregon Let this posting serve as evidence that Tim's Influence reached as far as a geek like me. I'm still not convinced that this isn't an april fool's joke I think Tim would have liked the irony


Date: Tue Jun 23 18:11:24 1998
Subject: thanks
Comments: you may not belive this but this mag helped keep my marriage together. If it hadnt been for some of the thing that I read i would of left my husband long ago.He is PUNK and I am not if you havnt figurge that out, I got him a subcription for x-mas one year and I think I read it more than he did.....Anyway thanks and rest in peace TIM...


Date: Tue Jun 23 20:24:37 1998
Name: George H. Ferreira
Subject: tim and mrr
Comments: I've been not a current MRR reader in the last years, but this zine was sure one of the most active since the early 80's. Tim rans it since the beginning and now he coudnt do it anymore. This guy and MRR made history in the punk/hc comunity although you agree or not. my respect for his afforts.


Date: Tue Jun 23 21:59:39 1998
Name: gabriel kristal
Subject: Tim
Comments: How bizarre, I was searching to find some meaning and insight into one of the fathers of the music that changed my life when I found a personal mentor of mine, who has long since moved away. Mark, I hope you are doing well and that you aren't too pissed that Ed and I are doing Mutant Pop. The next time you are in town, get a hold of me. We'd love to have you make an appearance on the show or our other show, "Left Out." The broadcasting club has done some amazing things in the last year. I just want to say that you influenced and made bearable my life in Boise much the same that you say Tim Yohannan did yours. Gabe Kristal


Date: Wed Jun 24 12:17:37 1998
Name: Jennie
Subject: my condolences
Comments: i am very sorry to hear about Tim passing away. I am very glad he had a huge effect on punk rock because that's all I listen to. i know he will be greatly missed and I wish you the best. But I think he would not want you to cry over him, he would want you to be strong and carry on his dream and memory forever. your truly jennie


Date: Thu Jun 25 00:25:19 1998
Name: Rachel Solomon
Subject: Cheers, Tim
Comments: Eight years ago, when I started listening to punk, MRR was like a bible and a AAA guidebook. Tim's mortality is my own. I grew up on his stuff! Geez, well cheers wherever you are and thanks for putting too many ads in MRR so I could memorize the names of all the record labels and stuff.


Date: Fri Jun 26 12:54:42 1998
Name: Jeff A. Heermann
Subject: ...the obvious.
Comments: I don't know where to begin. A lot of these entries start out with the obvious disclaimer, "I didn't know him, but...", before eulogizing the guy and listing all of his accomplishments and what he did for 'the scene'. Me, I actually did know Tim, for about fourteen years as a listener to the MRR radio show (which was a lifeline for those of us stranded in the Central Valley), eight years as a 'presence' at Bay Area shows, and five as a reviewer and shitworker at the magazine itself. I knew Tim about as well as anyone did - he could regale you with anecdotes about the glory days of the San Francisco scene, or breathlessly explain why the Stones were better than the Pretty Things. He'd usually keep away from any long personal stories, though. There was a lot about Tim that never made it into the magazine, but that's really the way he wanted it - just check out the vague little picture that headed his column for instance. Tim had plenty of faults (like you or I do, right?) and was not a 'nice' guy buy anybody's definition. There were a few times when I pissed him off over flaking on some minute detail of a review, when the his wrath turned in my direction and I stared into the face of the abyss... usually he was just this mellow guy that I could hang out with and bullshit about records or old film noir, or what the thought the ten greatest science-ficion films of all time were. But, this is enough. He asked, in his will, that there be no memorial, no wake, no benefit show, no nothing, and you don't want Bobo hauntin' your ass... believe me. Enough. One thing though, from me, Tim aside - if you're one of the select few that are using Tim's demise as an excuse to finally get the 'last word' in your argument with the man, well... go ahead. He's far from giving a shit at this point. All you have to gain is the contempt of the living. Get on with your own feeble lives and find a new target, dig?


Date: Fri Jun 26 21:54:44 1998
Name: abi
Subject: mrr is so incomparable
Comments: dude, i never knew ya tim but i wish i did. mrr is like, historically kick-ass and had the bestest influence on the world of any media that i can think of. thanks dude.


Date: Sat Jun 27 16:49:51 1998
Name: Roxy Spaulding
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: MRR won't be the same without him. He'll be missed.


Date: Sun Jun 28 15:45:02 1998
Name: mo'Fuckah Mohammed
Subject: Live allah die jesus!
Comments: Allah mecca allah allah-mecca, mecca-allah, hadj, mecca! Cat Stevens..... hadj, mecca Ramadan


Date: Mon Jun 29 12:48:02 1998
Name: Rob/Robert Hilton
Subject: sniff
Comments: I found out yesterday that Tim Y. had died--I was leafing through the July MRR in a bookstore. I couldn't believe it! I had no idea at all. I hadn't even read MRR for four years. But before that I read every issue for 12 years. Tim and the zine had, have, a large influence on me, though I am not in "the scene" now. I admire and greatly respect(ed) him for holding his ideals so strongly. To emulate, to keep me from losing it in this over-corporate world I find myself in. I cried a little as I walked on to the street, on a gray, cool, rainy San Fran kind of day. Peace, Rob


Date: Tue Jun 30 22:14:33 1998
Name: J Colter
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: One of the things that was interesting about Tim was his role model like status. I remember how when I was about 15 years old I started reading MRR. It was definetly different hearing someone as old as he was agreeing with young people's ideas. It made me think that maybe I wasn't wrong in beliving high school sucked, or that poor people were not poor by choice, etc. It sure is strange that the lessons they teach you when you're really young (sharing, not discrimintaing, etc.) are the same ideals that older radicals embrace. You will be missed


Date: Wed Jul 1 19:52:16 1998
Name: Spike
Subject: fucked up
Comments: Ok I have way less background than many of you but here's my two cents I was one of those lost souls, scared into christianity, and near my scene the "christian punks" were rampant and the christian punk coffe house remains the only place to hear anything (not that I go there, except to set up in the back of a truck and play some anti-christianity music and maybe hand out some flyers till they call the cops) calling the cops? yeah there are some Punk Rockers anyway with my first issue of MRR I was "saved" Through some of this shit I have seen the world for what it was, I thank tim for what he has set up. I am a lone punker and everyone I know thinks it is too deep to be punk but fuck them. I will continue to steal my MRR's from Borders(tm) until I am arrested or deported. I don't know if I am ripping off the magazine by stealing mass copies for a few friends every month but I just can't bring myself to buy from that shithole...I won't give them that satisfaction. What tim set up it far too strong to die, that is the beauty in it all. for years and years to come, MRR will be known as the magazine that tim built


Date: Fri Jul 3 10:55:44 1998
Name: willie from ireland
Comments: sorry to hear of tims death while i wouldn't agree with him on everything he said the publication he edited was an inspiration to me. its important to be challenged by the views of other people


Date: Sat Jul 4 17:52:23 1998
Name: S. Ball
Subject: Nov. '97 Back Issue
Comments: I'm sorry to hear about Tim. Heard about Maximum Magazine on a Pretenders Web Site. Someone recommended a Nov. 97 issue for guitar tab for "My City Was Gone." I would like to order a back copy if available. Thank you.


Date: Sun Jul 5 04:17:46 1998
Name: Dick Guzzinya
Subject: what's new?
Comments: I don't get it. What happened? What's everyone so depressed about? Y'all are acting like someone died!


Date: Sun Jul 5 20:55:11 1998
Name: Ben J
Subject: tim
Comments: I haven't been reading MRR for that long (only like 2 years) but from what I've read Tim was a great man, and an incredible benefit to the music in general. I just wish it wasn't too late to thank him. P.S. piss on those fuckers who are advertising on this- grow some damn tact!


Date: Mon Jul 6 23:09:19 1998
Name: j&j


Date: Wed Jul 8 06:36:48 1998
Name: Dickie
Comments: Having read MRR for about 5 years, it opened up a whole new world I had to be involved with. The hard work it must take to keep publishing deadlines meant that, every month myself and many other punks are kept in touch with the global punk family that Tim was very much a leading light.


Date: Wed Jul 8 16:06:54 1998
Name: Scott Andrews
Comments: I can remember reading MRR in class in high school (1984) I couldn't get enough. The highlight of my life was when he gave the band I was in a good review of our record. Also, who could ever forget the air band Tim did on one of the Flipside videos to a Black Flag song!! Truly classic!! While I no longer read MRR regularly I still have all of mine from the mid 80's and occaisonally read them for the great memories. Thanks for everything Tim.


Date: Wed Jul 8 22:53:14 1998
Name: Linda
Subject: i didn't know him..
Comments: i didn't know tim.. but a lot of people i do know have been inspired by him and MRR.. I feel bad that I never got to read it nor ever got into the punk scene too deeply until recently. i've heard lots of things about tim, good and bad.. and i hope wherever he is, he's happy and i thank him for influencing my friends who in turn influence me.


Date: Fri Jul 10 14:36:06 1998
Name: eric shmerick
Subject: thanx tim!!!
Comments: mrr introduced me to the wonderful world of punk/diy.when i first got into the punk thing all i knew was misfits(thanx to metallica) ramones, and minor threat. max helped to open my eyes to the true diy spirit. if it weren't for tim i probably would'nt have started a punk rawk band,did a zine,or went to one of those fabulous 15 band punk matinees(insert sarcasm here.). all joshing aside, i admire and respect tim for staying true to his game when other folks his age were voting republican,listening to garth brooks,and trying to pay off their umpteenth mortgage.


Date: Sun Jul 12 16:37:38 1998
Name: jerry campbell
Subject: tim
Comments: r.i.p.


Date: Fri Jul 17 07:20:52 1998
Name: Humphrey J. Yoghurt
Subject: Tim lives on...
Comments: Hey,just a few words to say how sorry I was to hear of Tim's death. MRR has had a big impact on my life,I've learnt alot from it, and as everyone knows,it's a great toilet read! Anyway,his legacy lives on in the magazine,and his is a light that will never go out! Oh,and by the way,Brain of Morbius rule!


Date: Fri Jul 17 08:09:06 1998
Name: andy
Comments: Never met Tim personally, but his work impacted my life in a big way. You will be missed.


Date: Tue Jul 21 12:42:18 1998
Name: Kristina
Comments: Hated to be called "Dad"; miles of green tape; greatest damn iranian vampire I ever met.


Date: Tue Jul 21 13:46:59 1998
Name: Julie Washington
Subject: interview
Comments: I'm so sorry to hear about your editor. I was surfing the net trying to find your magazine's web site, and this popped up. I would like to interview someone with the magazine in conjunction with Vans Warped Tour and the connection between skater culture and punk music. Please call me at 216-999-4539 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or e-mail me at juliewash@aol.com. Thanks.


Date: Wed Jul 22 10:09:24 1998
Name: Efrem Cedillo
Subject: Tim and Punk Rock
Comments: I guess the reason why it all changed our lives is because it made us objective thinkers. We may not know the details of all those things the government does wrong but we are correct when we generalize. Punk rock helped me, as most of my friends would tell you, to care about things differently than most people do. We are practically the only remaining genre of music that inspires us to continually develop our political beliefs and culture. It has inspired me not to believe all I hear and not to believe in anyone's rules except my own. So many of us have lables though such as libetarian, anarchist, marxist, or fascist. It just does not matter as long as the music is kick-ass. One of the drawbacks of Maximum RocknRoll was to discriminate against bands for not having the correct thinking. I detest everyone at the magazine for doing that. I'm willing to bet many great bands were excluded. Do not do that in the future. But I will continue to buy the magazine regardless. Since 1984 I've wanted to send MRR a letter. Well things have changed so now it's electonic mail. Love the Punkers. Adios.


Date: Wed Jul 22 10:42:35 1998
Name: Efrem Cedillo
Subject: Tim and Punk Rock
Comments: I decided to write more. I love Tim for what he did. His devotion and diligence is truly going to be missed. I love him because nobodys work compares to his. MRR to me was the best. I can think of all the great kick-ass records I ordered because of the fanzine. I heard of distributors like Toxic Shock and Black List because of MRR. MIA-"Murder in a Foreign Place", Naked Raygun- "All Rise", Bad Brains first cassette on ROIR, Negative Approach-"Tied Down", 7 Seconds-"The Crew". You all remember these? I loved so much the days when packages would arrive chocked full of free fanzines, free stickers, free posters, free flyers, you know. I'll be 30 years old in November and still today I get stuff from places such as Beer City Records in Milwaukee. I plan on expanding my record collection till the day I die thanks to Tim. By the way if anybody out there has the Latin Dogs-"Warning" 7" EP mail me today. I need two one for a friend and one for me. Latin Dogs put this EP out in 1981. If you have it tell me what you want for it OK?


Date: Fri Jul 24 09:38:39 1998
Name: Steve Lopez
Subject: he rocked
Comments: He Rocked


Date: Fri Jul 24 22:50:56 1998
Name: dave dictor
Subject: Tim Yohanon
Comments: I don't know if people come back to read this site like i do but some must.He really was a very special person, so much energy and took on so much responsibility, we miss you so...wish you all well...dave


Date: Tue Jul 28 11:23:57 1998
Name: Luis Espinoza
Subject: Reggards
Comments: I always thank Tim becuase he gave me the best rocknroll magazine i have heard in my life.


Date: Wed Jul 29 11:43:17 1998
Name: Lenny Goldberg
Subject: Tim
Comments: Just spent about an hour reading all the comments. I heard about Tim's death about a month ago; I found this page today while looking for something else. I first met Tim in the early '70s; he used to trade in records at my shop "Jive Records" in Oakland (named after an R.Crumb comic). All of his records had collage covers he had made himself and green electrical tape around the edges. Tim said my oldies show on KPFA inspired him to do MRR on KPFA; which in turn inspired me to do a punk show on KLCC in Eugene ('Modern Mono'). I remember when he first 'turned me on' to Punk music (Blondie & Television!!) around 1976. I was grateful to Tim for allowing me to advertise in MRR; he could tell that I my business wasn't about greed ('Diana's T-Shirts). Other magazines wouldn't even take my money. The last I ever heard anything about Tim was umpteen years ago when he tested negative for AIDS. Meanwhile I became a Christian and lost touch with most of my old friends. I remember how sad I felt when Tim moved back to NJ to hang out with the NY Dolls; I thought I'd never see him again. Sorry I didn't see him before he left this time. Just a few comments about the other comments: While the punk movement has a lot that is positive and worthwhile, God is not your enemy - and He could be your closest friend. Every one of us will die someday; Heaven is a real place, so is Hell. God doesn't "send" anyone to either place; it's a choice we each make while we're still here - whether or not to believe God's word, the Bible - simple as that.


Date: Wed Jul 29 11:54:04 1998
Name: Jon Vitas
Subject: Tim was a cool dude
Comments: In the early 80's, Tim helped us create a band called Juvinil Justice, which was a response to some cops beating up some kids outside of the Sound of Music (S&M) Klub on Turk street. He was very supportive... he gave us a lot of insite on what issues to make songs about. He also gave my band down here in Slow Death (San Diego), Social Spit, a coupla good reviews. He had great taste in music and his magazine Kicked Ass. Even he and I did not see eye to eye on everything, I will miss him.


Date: Thu Jul 30 12:23:37 1998
Name: srdjan a.k.a. SCAB
Subject: tim
Comments: well,i haven't got much to say.MRNR was for years my fave zine.Sometimes i hated Tim's views,sometimes he was right on.Of course i didnt know him,but its a sad fact that he had to leave before his time.As i figured from the Flipside int. he was quite prepared.I guess he wanted it that way,being punk til he died.RIP SCAB,Belgrade,Yugoslavia


Date: Thu Jul 30 22:57:58 1998
Name: Marko
Subject: farewell
Comments: I am saddened by what I have just discovered....yet another positive force in our struggle as punks is gone. Tim was someone I had high respect for because he did what he could for the scene, regardless of the frustrations and juvenile behaviors of a lot of so called people who claim to be a part of the lifestyle. I haven't read MRR since June so I am just now learning about his passing. Thank you Tim for staying true to your beliefs and giving many of us a forum of expression. You will be truly missed.


Date: Sat Aug 8 12:57:01 1998
Name: Eric Farrell
Subject: Too Late
Comments: I had only learned of Tim Yo after his death, living in the stagnant bubble of a city that I do, yet he and his zine have affected me more than anything in a long time.I really am a better person because of Tim, and I wish that I could have known about him earlier.


Date: Wed Aug 12 23:32:07 1998
Name: Jaek Dissident
Subject: Tim & MRR
Comments: I feel pretty lame writing this, as I'm only 15 and have barely any experience with punk rock, let alone MRR. I first heard of MRR in a little Epitaph Records catalog that came with the first NOFX CD i ever bought... the catalog praised the zine profusely, and the next thing I knew, I was searching everywhere for it. I finally found one, and have only since bough three or four more, missing ones when I couldn't afford it, but like everyone else said - it changed my life. I don't know him, or George Tabb or Mykel Board or all the other well known people who seem to have loved him, but what he did - MRR - has changed my life, my outlook, everything. I know this is pretty weak compared to all the others that have read it for twenty years, or actually knew him, but I think I need to praise his contribution to my life before I start feeling so guilty about not having said anything. Thanks, Tim, and everyone else at MRR. The kids appreciate it.


Date: Sat Aug 15 10:09:21 1998
Name: Mike Nameless
Subject: Tim
Comments: Tim has really changed my life, MRR fucked me up from the second I got my hands dirty on those black and white pages. thanks for everything TIm


Date: Mon Aug 17 22:18:34 1998
Name: Damon Lucibello
Subject: The passing of a punk legend.
Comments: I know it's been a few months since Tim's passing; but, I just stubbled across this site and figured I'd jot down a few words about a trully amazing person. Even though I never met Tim Yo, he still, in my humble opinion, was a true punk. His ideas will continue to inspire punks for many years to come. The man always stuck to his guns and never gave a fuck how much flack he'd get for it. You couldn't ask for anything less from anyone. His stance against corporate punk bullshit was and always will be admirable. I'll miss seeing Yo's column each month and his insight. The ultimate test for the punk scene now is to continue to build onward and upward without him. If we have half as much integrity as punks as he did, it will be possible. You will be missed Tim Yo. Rest in Peace. I also hope the staff at MRM finds the motherfucker who stole the records from his collection and crucifies the sleazeball!!!


Date: Tue Aug 18 13:15:53 1998
Name: Mr. Moustache
Subject: dead
Comments: Too bad it wasn't Kent McClard.


Date: Fri Aug 21 11:40:27 1998
Name: short_cake
Subject: rest in liberation...
Comments: MRR was the open door intro to punk rock and decent "zine style" it provided me with the better part of my penpals and the pictures on my walls. MRR inspired this once jaded teenager to question the answers. Tim will be missed... LATER DAYS, Jen


Date: Fri Aug 28 23:18:46 1998
Name: ibrahim
Comments: tim had become a punk hero esspecially for us in 3rd country who not have a wide info to world punk music scene, we in malaysia are very sad for losing him may god bless him


Date: Sat Aug 29 05:03:58 1998
Name: angie shlonk
Subject: hello from japan
Comments: when i was a young girl.we're talking 1983! fuck!! i'm old!!!i I listened to maximum rnr radio from berkely california. Great show and i liked Tims voice. music was fuking greeat! Truly inspirational for a future kickass guitarist.sincerely,angie,email shlonk@rocketmail.com p.s i played bass in g.gallin and the swank fuks.


Date: Sat Aug 29 08:52:40 1998
Name: Peter Hoeren
Subject: god bless Tim Yo
Comments: Rest In Piece


Date: Mon Aug 31 00:20:12 1998
Name: Don
Subject: Tim Y
Comments: I've read Mrr off and on for about 8 years. I first started not reading it bacause of the "interview" with Ray from Shelter. It was biased as hell, poorly researched, slanted, and mainly read as an excuse to spout off about something he doesn't understand anything about. It was a perfect example of yellow journalism. Also, I got tired of costantly reading stuff about homosexuality. It's not that big a deal, and the idea seemed to be that if you did not openly embrace the "gay lifestyle" (what bullshit) you were scum. Besides, oi music was rarely covered, and the zine didn't have a lot to do with me anyway. Punk has been around longer than MRR and it's also not really needed. The "you're probably ok as long as you agree with me" mentality that became so prominent was pretty nauseating. However, I have made a few contacts with others from the mag, and I've enjoyed some of the columns from Board, Weasel, Dictor, Tabb and others. The letters column was usually good for a chuckle, and there were some good classifieds. I still read it occasionaly, and I like the pioneers of punk section. The self-righteous sanctimonious bullshit seems to have been toned down a bit, and MRR has put out some great albums, so despite the ostracism towards skins, oi, ska and any band on Epitaph (another reason for not reading, I'm sick to death of people bitching about which band is on what label, I don't give a fuck because the MUSIC is what's ((supposedly)) important, and besides most of the original punk bands were on or financed by major labels, such as the Damned, Dead Boys, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Misfits, Iggy and the Stooges, etc.) I'd still be lying if I said that I didn't get anything out of it, so thanks.


Date: Mon Aug 31 13:16:19 1998
Name: evdi
Subject: i need somelyrics
Comments: dear something im looking for the album maximum rock n roll lyrics from nofx i d be glad if u sent them to me at evdox@hotmail.com or tell em wher i can find them thanks bye evdi


Date: Wed Sep 2 10:03:00 1998
Name: vichi mc carney
Subject: ha ha ha
Comments: ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


Date: Sun Sep 13 03:14:01 1998
Name: DavidL
Subject: timY
Comments: Tim Y. hated my band, hated my zine, & I understand didn't think much of me. Which was fine. All the same...I started reading MRR in Kalamazoo, MI in 83 or 84, a town then as far removed from any real scene as is humanly possible. But I read MRR, my friends read it, and whadda hey...we wound up building our own scene. Which was what it was all about, yeah? Never met the man; never figured I wanted to, really...but that didn't stop me from being grateful for MRR and for the ethos it inspired worldwide...it helped establish the common language of "punk", in both its narrowest and broadest senses, worldwide...brought a world home to me when I lived in K-zoo, and created a basis for communication when I later went to the netherlands, yugoslavia, germany, sweden...it was a cornerstone of a global community. A lot of people benefitted from that, & a lot of people owe Tim big time.


Date: Tue Sep 15 13:35:25 1998
Name: Ronda Rooney
Subject: respects
Comments: Well i must be one of the last people to find out about this ssad event, I only spoke to Tim a few times.I am was new at this record producing label and yes he told me straight out what he thought of the music i sent to him for review> His honesty kind of scared me but he told me what he wanted to tell me no bull..So sorry to hear rest in peace Tim. Ronda Rooney Riviere Records


Date: Sat Sep 19 19:41:20 1998
Name: Puppi
Subject: MRR
Comments: Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi rivotrai per una selva oscura, che la via era smarrita Ah quando a dir qual era e cosa dura, questa selva selvaggia a aspra e forte che nel pensier rinnova la paura! Dante


Date: Sat Sep 19 19:42:40 1998
Name: Puppi
Subject: MRR
Comments: Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi rivotrai per una selva oscura, che la via era smarrita Ah quando a dir qual era e cosa dura, questa selva selvaggia a aspra e forte che nel pensier rinnova la paura! Dante


Date: Mon Sep 21 06:36:36 1998
Name: Eetu Huisman
Subject: Tim Yo R.I.P.
Comments: In good and bad MRR is the bible of punk.


Date: Fri Oct 9 08:15:08 1998
Name: a Basque punker
Subject: See ya Tim
Comments: Although I had started to strongly disagree with this guys policy and standpoint on punkrock in the last few years I will always look up to him as what he was apart from being a wanker, a bloke with integrity and who did & followed what he believed in. Cheers Tim


Date: Fri Oct 9 09:14:11 1998
Name: a Basque punker
Subject: See ya Tim
Comments: Although I had started to strongly disagree with this guys policy and standpoint on punkrock in the last few years I will always look up to him as what he was apart from being a wanker, a bloke with integrity and who did & followed what he believed in. Cheers Tim


Date: Mon Oct 12 09:57:26 1998
Name: ARPAD SZANKA


Date: Mon Oct 12 19:26:13 1998
Name: Jason Cole
Subject: Tim
Comments: I've been reading MRR since 1984. Some of the issues were amazing, some mediocre. But it was always reassuring to be able to open it up and read about shit that was going on all over the world. It really helped make Punk more of a movement than a trend and even though I never got the opportunity to meet him I thank God for Tim's efforts. Like it or not MRR really educated a ot of kids out there. That is a priceless contribution. J.Cole


Date: Tue Oct 13 19:17:30 1998
Name: darryl stien
Subject: tim
Comments: tim had a nice jock. I'm talking 8 inches


Date: Tue Oct 27 14:27:52 1998
Name: Peter Montgomery
Subject: A mentor / Berkeley History
Comments: Hi: I'm here in Berkeley, CA. I am sad that Tim is gone. I first met Tim in c. 1980 at either KPFA or Universal Records. He was a mentor to me. I wish there were more people like him in the world -- those who see value in individuals and work hard to foster each person strong points and also build "community". When Tim first decided to put out an album (before MRnR mag. ever started) of bands from Northern California (Not so quite ...) and wanted to put a printed insert in the LP sleeve, he asked each band to send 1-page of artwork to be included in the insert. After the album was out for a while, Tim and Jeff and Ruth decided to create a magazine that would carry on the enthusiasm. This became MRnR. I was very lucky to be part of the group that wrote and designed and pasted-up the first couple years of issues. The energy and encouragement of that group (with the focus being Tim) has acted as a guide off and on for eighteen years. Is this sappy enough for you? Anyhow, though not very Punk Rock in flavor, Tims character was always kind and funny and intelligent. His brainstorms helped push along many creations, from DIY publishing and producing, to band formation all over the world, to the Gilman St. Project (someone ask me about Bomars if you want to go back to earlier Berkeley clubs), to Aaron Cometbus, to the continue development of what it means to have a post-teenage element within youth culture. Tim is a strong positive beacon. I dont care what lame cartoonists say or draw. And though I only had contact with him once a year in the last five years or so, he stayed in my conscious, as he will in the future. Thanks for listening, -Peter Montgmery peterm@tunes.com www.tunes.com


Date: Wed Oct 28 20:12:43 1998
Name: Dawn
Subject: Tims Death
Comments: What a drag! I just finally got a computer (a hand me down) and what do I find, but that Tim is dead. MRR was and always will be a staple in the punk culture. Although I have not picked up an issue in ages, I and many others remember the "good old days" and MRR issues were always looked forward to. I still have all the copies from years ago that I originally had. I miss all the punk rockers who we have lost throughout the years. Thanks for letting me mourn.


Date: Sun Nov 1 20:03:07 1998
Name: Joao Veloso Jr
Comments: It does not matter if you like Tim politics' or not. The fact is that punk rock would not be the same without him or his thoughts. People started to grow at the same time that MRR started, but, everybody knows that He was always the same guy! He's probably arguing with lots of ppl whatever he is, but, it's this that I like on him. He was a defensor of what he believed! MRR just changed my life. Thanks for all! BE POSITIVE!!!


Date: Mon Nov 2 02:55:11 1998
Name: J-Guy
Subject: A tribute.
Comments: "Brilliant a word describing something dull Inebriate to desecrate the villian I've become A prophet (profit) not to be made but heard Speaks in tongues and sarcasm to me it's plain, to you absurd You dont know me let alone my intent actions do not always self represent I dont feel urgency in explaining my concious so vaguely clear the seed is she leads them back to mother earth The flower bloomed with splendid hues a miracle rebirth Sinnin' In the search of something more the fragrant air cannot compare to what it was - the great before remember the good old days remember the sound remember the sweet musty mist underground no, I dont feel the need for reliving somethings are better off dead never thought the furnace was gonna burn us we worked the battles for so long the comfort of the fire apathizes looks like we burnt ourselves alive remember the old van we filled ears with pain nothing to lose there was nothing to gain I dont miss my span of attention I do miss my old friend Tim." -Nofx Punk-o-Rama 3 Although I did not know of Tim until recently, from what I've learned, he had a profound effect on bands and people who've had a profound effect on me. If it were not for him, I'd've probably never listened to punk, let alone start a band and have the time of my life doing. Credit given where it's due. Thanks, Tim. -Jason


Date: Tue Nov 3 14:21:06 1998
Name: some 28 yr old
Subject: my youth
Comments: thanks tim for saving my years of inexperienced youth 1986- 1991. punk rock changed my life.


Date: Tue Nov 3 21:21:31 1998
Name: ruben pennyloff
Subject: tim was huge
Comments: TIm was huge! Ask ben weasel and jeff bale


Date: Thu Nov 5 12:30:43 1998
Name: scott pierce
Subject: memories of Tim
Comments: I never really knew him very well, but he was always nice to me whenever I said hi. I remember at the age of 16 going to my first Gilman show in 1987 when he was running the place. It was op ivy, isocracy and sweet baby jesus. It changed my life and I knew then that music was what I wanted to do with my life. We all owe Tim a lot for starting that club that allowed so many people a place to play. Scoot


Date: Fri Nov 6 14:25:54 1998
Name: Roze
Subject: Take a wild guess
Comments: Most of the stuff in this memorial is right on. But all those jizm heads (who shall remain nameless)who post insults and rant about what an asshole Tim Yo was and display to the world what nimrods they truly are makes me sick. Anywho, I hope that once TY got to where ever he went, that he gave Nick Traina some serious shit. Thanks for doing what you did, Tim. My only concern is whether or not Jen and Jaqueline can keep up the zine. Good Luck. Punk Rock Y'all!


Date: Tue Nov 10 16:01:32 1998
Name: Viktor
Subject: The man was PUNK
Comments: I dont think we have realizedd the great loss for punk/hc that the death of Tim is... The things he did will never be forgotten Vila i frid Tim


Date: Wed Nov 11 09:39:10 1998
Name: bren
Subject: tim yo
Comments: sad to hear of tim's death. i'd not read mrr for quite a while, but i've always enjoyed the columns, classifieds and the ads (and some of the music!). i think it is good to keep the zine going...


Date: Wed Nov 11 09:41:08 1998
Name: bren
Subject: tim yo
Comments: sad to hear of tim's death. i'd not read mrr for quite a while, but i've always enjoyed the columns, classifieds and the ads (and some of the music!). i think it is good to keep the zine going...


Date: Wed Nov 18 03:47:23 1998
Name: bill snot
Subject: bye
Comments: I knew his friends


Date: Fri Nov 20 06:45:26 1998
Name: Rolo Garcia
Subject: MRR
Comments: I guess I found this a bit late. I had no idea this had happened. If it wasn't for MRR I probably never would have known how far punk rock reached the world. Beacuse of this 'zine I went in search of bands from the Eastern Bloc countries. I still get strange looks from people when I play Dezerter or Hova Lett. Thanks for a great publication Tim.


Date: Fri Nov 20 13:04:14 1998
Name: Brian Disagree
Subject: Time flies when you're not having fun...
Comments: Tim, it feels like yesterday that you left this pathetic world for happiness, just yesterday, it felt like we lost you. Well, it's been about seven months, and well life still sucks here and well so does mine. I just wanted to say, I really hope I can join you soon, not just because I'll be with you, but because I'll be happy. This world has refused to grant me that. Until we meet very soon (I hope), Tim, we'll talk then.


Date: Thu Dec 3 22:04:18 1998
Name: minerva
Subject: how can
Comments: someone who spoke his mind be hated?


Date: Sat Dec 5 12:11:51 1998
Name: JASON
Subject: THE EAT
Comments: I HEARD SOME OF TIMS RECORDS GOT STOLEN..AND I ALSO HEARD ONE OF THEM WAS AN EAT GOD PUNISHES 7 IN...WELL IVE GOT ONE AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP


Date: Thu Dec 17 00:01:25 1998
Name: Jordan Etzel
Subject: 1,2, punk you.
Comments: I'm not going to get into what a great guy Tim Yohannon was, because I never met him, and everyone else who's posted here probably could do a better job of it than I could...but here's some food for thought...Tim died of cancer, and he smoked all the time...I can't help but feel that we've been robbed because of cigarettes. Maybe, if he didn't smoke, he'd still be around today, having an even more profound impact than he's already had. Everyone who never got a chance to meet him never will meet him now. I'm never smoking another cigarette again. I started reading MRR quite recently, about a year ago, to be precise. I got into punk about 2 years ago. It's the closest thing to a religion I have. The first time I read MRR, I poured over it in my room for hours on end...and when I had to leave my home, I brought that one issue with me...I wasn't able to get any new issues for a while after that, so I just read that one over and over again...I know a lot of people have complained about the ink stains, but fuck that....I like them....Don't change a thing. I wish I could do this place, Tim Yohannon, MRR, and Punk justice with my words, but I'm just not articulate enough. Maybe nobody is. Keep it real. -"Carlos"


Date: Fri Dec 18 12:39:33 1998
Name: justin toxicated
Subject: bye tim
Comments: though i have never personaly met tim, i have talked to him on the phone a couple of times and i have read every one of his columns i could get my hands on. i would be lieing if i didn't give tim and mrr most of if not all of the credit for turning me into a real punk. you see, when i first picked up mrr i was in sixth grade. at that time i was a little nazi punk bastard. i saw a bunch of anti racist stuff in there and my first reaction was "fuck this shit!" i picked up another issue a couple mounths later and i was reading some of the anti racist stuff and it started making sence to me. that night i burned my white laces and the next day when i saw the rest of the nazi bastards i told them i was out. though they beat the shit out of me they could never touch what tim and the rest of the staff of mrr had givin me. thanx tim, you saved me from a life of hate and you will be dearly missed.


Date: Wed Jan 20 19:25:28 1999
Name: Heidi
Subject: Ta
Comments: Thank you.


Date: Thu Jan 21 03:08:30 1999
Name: Mr.Friction
Subject: Yo-mama
Comments: I'm gonna ramble a few things about Tim - I 'member when he put out the first album with the booklet, and then formed the magazine. I was writing for Ripper at the time and we thought that Tim was some kind of East coast commie/hippie or something... I was 17 Then I remember being a violent little prick at shows around that same time and ending up right next to Tim while I was pounding on some other kid... and Tim looking at me with that quizzical look of his... knowing full well that one day I'd realize how stupid I was being at the time. Then, about seven or eight years later, I and a bunch of morons formed a band and got reviewed in the magazine, and they liked us. We even put an ad in one issue. The Tim came and saw us when we played in SF and we made friends. A few months later, Tim approached us about putting out a record with another band he liked, The Insaints. We did it, and were absolutely taken aback at how fair, honest and generous he was with us during the whole deal. We went on to do two more records with him, and he gave us the honor of appearing on MRR's cover! (#116) He only did the records because he liked us and wanted to make sure we had a way to put out our music. He probably lost money every time, yet he always paid us as if he were making the $ back. He thought that people who made records should be paid fairly and not ripped off, like almost every band is. If it wasn't for him, we probably wouldn't have done shit. Tim lived and went out his own way, and I loved and respected him for it. For all the in-scene bitching and fighting, he gave punk its most valuable gift - a voice that was heard around the world, tying together a bunch of kids that needed something to call their own. Judging by all that has been written here, his life's work was evidently worth a lot... though I must say that Tim told me he didn't give a shit about the internet. Man, he was classic. When I think of him, I really miss him a lot. And yes, Mykel, that LAUGH! It was the best. Mr.Friction Diesel Queens p.s. and Tim, thanks for buying "Hell Comes To Your House" for me : )


Date: Sat Jan 23 22:18:50 1999
Name: Sean M.B.L.
Subject: Tim
Comments: I'm gravely disturbed by Tim's passing. My father has cancer...and it makes me think that if a "grandfather of punk 'zines" could pass away like that...it just makes me feel all that much mortal. I'm totally speechless.


Date: Sun Jan 24 19:10:30 1999
Name: Carl
Comments: A fanatical record collector who changed peoples life with an eye-opening mag.


Date: Sat Feb 6 09:49:31 1999
Name: Harbinger of Death
Subject: Coup De Grace
Comments: Tim was an opinionated power hungry prick that separated the underground community by delineating what he deemed the real standards of "punk", which is exactly what punk was against. His flagrant abuse of power can be documented in issue after issue, reducing bands to his narrow definition of what "real" punks were supposed to be. Maximum Rock-N-Control. He was a fascist dictator. A fucking poseur punk who loved having control and surrounded himself with young boys so he could get a little boner driving around in his two baby blue volvos. Tim is dead. That should be the title of a new zine for open mided people rejoice in. Punks and power don't mix. Ding dong the the fascist prick is dead.


Date: Sat Feb 6 09:52:46 1999
Name: Harbinger of Death
Subject: Coup De Grace
Comments: Tim was an opinionated power hungry prick that separated the underground community by delineating what he deemed the real standards of "punk", which is exactly what punk was against. His flagrant abuse of power can be documented in issue after issue, reducing bands to his narrow definition of what "real" punks were supposed to be. Maximum Rock-N-Control. He was a fascist dictator. A fucking poseur punk who loved having control and surrounded himself with young boys so he could get a little boner driving around in his two baby blue volvos. Tim is dead. That should be the title of a new zine for open minded people rejoice to in. Punks and power don't mix. Ding dong the the fascist prick is dead. Piss on that turd!


Date: Tue Mar 2 11:05:04 1999
Name: Wino / E.B.U
Comments: My very first memories of Tim are him doing the MRR radio show in about 80-81...Then from the zine (which I have almost every single issue of...). Tim and I never saw eye to eye on ANYTHING and had some great battles over the years, especially in and around Gilman street. I was banned for life from there at least 3 times but I'd show up and Tim always had this little smirky smile like oh no here we go again....We talked alot and actually got along fine...except when it came to each of us playing our roles...his being the punk rock overlord, and mine being the nut ruining everything for all (his sentiments)... when I moved to Florida in 86 I crank called him to annoy him and he turned the tables by actually talking to me...Bastard !!....I never hated him...I just loved to push his buttons....and I wish I could have said goodbye.Bye Tim, Wino


Date: Wed Mar 3 18:40:30 1999
Name: Will Dawson
Subject: Tim
Comments: We will always remember him. I think about him daily. I will continue to read MRR. He ruled


Date: Tue Mar 9 00:58:23 1999
Name: Yvonne Harvell
Subject: Tim
Comments: Im Yvonne from the band "Sound Bite House" and "Rotten Roll Records". Tim and I butted heads over what was punk and what wasn't many times but I will miss him..He stood bye what he believed and I have to respect that. Tim you are missed


Date: Tue Mar 16 17:20:51 1999
Name: Chris Thompson
Subject: I love you man
Comments: It's been so long since I've seen you it was almost like yesterday. It was so punk rock!!!!!!!!! Love, Chris


Date: Sun Mar 21 16:32:25 1999
Name: troy
Subject: Tim
Comments: Touching to see how many lives tim touched. mine was one of them. we disagreed and argued but i could never let that overshadow my admiration for him and what he was doing both politically and socially. To his credit he never held our sharp disagreements against me either. MRR was the first to ever print anything i wrote and came through again when i sent in an article about mumia a few years ago. consistent. I just read that Farrakhan is dying of cancer and, though i know punks won't relate to this, that makes two of my greatest inspirations being lost to the demon of cancer. I had started a letter to tim that i never sent. i guess this is it. too late, like so many things in life. it's not the thought that counts: it's action. I'm glad to know that he was there to do it. may his spirit rest in our collective souls.


Date: Sun Mar 28 21:15:48 1999
Name: Bob
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I never knew Tim, and being in $ingapore, I haven't even met the guy let alone talked to him. But thruout all those years, it seems that he was someone i was very familiar with. He'll be deeply missed by punks everywhere!!!


Date: Sat Apr 3 12:48:05 1999
Name: Gin Ruckace
Subject: none
Comments: i really miss tim... i hope MMR will still run in his memory


Date: Sun Apr 4 07:07:57 1999
Name: Tom Yohannan
Subject: One year on
Comments: It's been a year since Tim died and people are continuing to post comments here, many of them about the profound effects he had on their lives. Many of these people never even met him, yet he managed to move them in ways that they themselves recognize as critical in the development of their lives and persons. There are, however, some others who have felt obliged to trash this page. I wonder what effect these people will have had when it's time to reckon. Tim, you are still with us. Yer bro'


Date: Thu Apr 8 13:23:15 1999
Name: The Ouch Tour '99
Subject: You will be missed
Comments: well, my band Quazar and our friends' band HLB go on tour this summer all around the east coast. i have you guys to thank, in part, for providing me with the information i would need to actually go through with setting up my first tour. your articles in MMR and "Book your own fucking life" have gotten me to this point. and as i leave this august to go on the road, i wish to thank Tim for founding MMR and providing me (and countless others) with the tools, the insight, and the information that i always wanted. Rest in peace, Tim.


Date: Fri Apr 9 10:25:51 1999
Name: danny mcbastard`
Subject: tim
Comments: tim yo had to go so sad ya know?


Date: Mon Apr 12 12:14:08 1999
Name: Scott S.
Subject: Keepin on keepin on
Comments: Its been a year and a few days since Tim kicked it and a lot of the things he had a hand in or started-- MRR, Gilman, Epicenter--are still alive. Some are struggling against the suits but they are still around. This doesn't mean that Tim meant nothing. Precisely the opposite. Tim's work, vision, and inspiration made it possible to keep these institutions going and to "fight the good fight." The work that he did and its impact that it made on us--love him or hate him--is a testiment to him. The fact that MRR still is a fiesty, cranky rag and that 6 or so years after MRR was kicked off KPFA there is a war against the suits there, well, that means something. Tim is still missed but what he inspired lives on.


Date: Mon Apr 26 23:34:07 1999
Name: Darren Miner
Subject: I Just Found Out
Comments: Here it is over a year since Tim's death, and I just found out that he died. I have been out of the scene for six years and have lost track of old friends and acquaintances. I first met Tim while helping to build the Gilman Street Project. Tim was an organizer, and the scene needed that. He got a group together to pour cement, put up dry wall, install plumbing, hang lighting and speakers--something most of us had never dreamed of doing, let alone done before. Quite an accomplishment! The Bay Area scene owes Tim a whole lot, even the people who didn't particularly like him; his determination and hard work helped keep the scene alive. The other thing I remember about Tim is that it was hard to tell if he was enjoying a band. After a while, I learned that if Tim was having a good time, he would tap his toe to the beat and grin just a little. He was a hard man to read. Requiescat in pace!


Date: Sun May 2 09:17:30 1999
Name: The Munro Experiments
Subject: tribute
Comments: He was a great man with a great zine, a punk rock legend. It wouldn't be the same without his impact. We will never forget Tim, and no one ever will. - The Munro Experiments


Date: Fri Jun 4 12:16:05 1999
Name: JohnSmith
Subject: Cheese.
Comments: I didn't know he was dead until now. Tim Yohannan was a punk fundamentalist who wanted every band in the punk scene to sound the same, and he wanted punk to be played excactly as it had been played for over 20 years. He didn't like punk bands like Green Day, The Offspring and Bad Religion, though the fact that they sold out didn't have anything to do with the quality of their music. Fat Mike, Billie Joe Armstrong and Jello Biafra disagreed with Tim, and so did I.


Date: Tue Jun 15 02:05:47 1999
Name: Cheelip
Subject: tim yo
Comments: I have never met Tim, spoke to him, or even wrote him a letter.But i have sure heard his words echoing in my ears long after his demise. He has introduced to me the energy and rage of punk rock from half the globe through MRR.He has given me a vision and dream at an age where i need to believe in something larger than life. More importantly, his efforts has helped me shaped my life. Many other kids around the world will own it to TIM like i did.. rest in peace...


Date: Wed Jun 30 20:01:13 1999
Name: Damon Foster
Subject: Yohannan's Passing
Comments: I never met the guy in person, but I did correspond with him back in the early 1980s when I was a teenager, listening religiously to his Maximum Rock 'n Roll radio show. I was just getting into punk rock, and since I didn't have any friends in this genre, I needed to find a way to connect with fellow punks. I was always a writer, usually covering foriegn movies in underground publications. So I decided to start my first punk rock fanzine, "BravEar". Tim Yohannan was one of the D.J.'s kind enough to run my add on his radio-show, as I was seeking punks and writers to work on my then new "BravEar" magazine with me. Through Yohannan and people at local college radio, I made many new friends. Though I left "BravEar" after just three issues, it did get my foot in the door, and I made valuable connections in the underground night-club scene. I networked with many people, banged a lot of chicks, and have made life-long friends; I never got a chance to thank Yohannan for his help. I was surprised to hear of Yohannan's passing, and of course, I was saddened. Though I don't know the cause of his death, I feel I've lost a mentor.


Date: Sun Jul 4 00:09:49 1999
Name: matt
Subject: r.i.p
Comments: Tim booked an old band of mine at gilmans....made the flyers.....dragged some people down there.....all this for an out of town band whose demo he liked....went out of his way to give some support to a young band of punks he'd never met...I'll remember his inspiring support...thanks tim...your spirit will live on.


Date: Sun Jul 4 00:12:44 1999
Name: matt
Subject: r.i.p
Comments: Tim booked an old band of mine at gilmans....made the flyers.....dragged some people down there.....all this for an out of town band whose demo he liked....went out of his way to give some support to a young band of punks he'd never met...I'll remember his inspiring support...thanks tim...your spirit will live on.


Date: Tue Jul 13 21:19:07 1999
Name: naked rob
Subject: punk won't be the same.
Comments: Learn from him and take his wisdom into your heart. RIP.


Date: Sat Aug 28 20:39:38 1999
Name: EriN
Subject: mrr
Comments: I see so many others with stories similar to mine. just some punk rock kid from some shit hole town who lays her hands on a copy of MRR a few years back and there it is...the only newsprinted,inkblotted,aggressive and intelligent thing to ever save my life. because of Tim and MRR and all of the other punks in the scene, i have learned so much and really have been made to feel like i belong. i can only hope that everyone will continue to support MRR for many years to come. CheerS!


Date: Mon Aug 30 20:04:39 1999
Name: Jeff
Subject: Thanks Tim
Comments: Goddam, I didn't even know. That was my 24th birthday, and wow, now I'm really sad, I just found out. I don't know Tim, never have, never even wrote a letter or anything, but he did MRR and that made a huge difference in my life, as it did many other people. In an unknowing way, Tim helped me become who I am today through his magazine, and based on what little I know of him, I feel it is a great loss to the world, not just the punk community.


Date: Fri Sep 3 11:10:19 1999
Name: ryan
Subject: thanks
Comments: i did not even know this page existed. i would of come here alot sooner. tim, i would like to say thanks on behalf of my self and my buddies. you mag, and all the doors it opened for us, has had a profound impact on all of us. i hope we can keep the fight for a better world going in you absence. well, i know we can. it takes more than one. thanks bro! rest easy my friend.


Date: Mon Sep 13 19:35:56 1999
Name: David
Subject: remembering Tim
Comments: Just a great person- I used to write the scene report for Southern Califonia in the mid 80s and when my band (Entropy) played a bunch of shows in S.F and Berkerly- we stayed with him and got to listen to all his records. It was a great time!


Date: Wed Sep 29 22:41:01 1999
Name: KON MOULDER
Subject: sadness and beer
Comments: yo, man i didnt even know...im old now, and its hard to keep up yah... and even though its been a long time now, after seeing the tremendous amount of messages here, i felt the need to pour out my heartfelt regret to see the news of his death...like everyone else on this site i was changed irrevocably by this zine as a punkassed kid... i used to write the scene reports from nashville from like 1984 to '86, back in the day before it all got sectioned off into marketable slots, but any way, he'll be missed and remembered by all the punk souls that got sucked out of the middleaged bodies we now inhabit, a whole generation of memories.... KON MOULDER aluminummagazine.com


Date: Thu Sep 30 23:48:47 1999
Name: Smitty
Subject: Can't believe it...
Comments: Just looking up MRR online at work and heard the sad news...I never met Tim in person but talked to him a few times. I'm sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed. RIP, Tim. -bostonsmitty


Date: Sun Oct 17 22:30:29 1999
Name: John Eiden
Subject: tim
Comments: When I picked up my first issue of MRNR (#2) I read it over end to end 3 times & was hooked. Tims articles where as punk as anything I have read & his cut loose style was just fuckin cool. I am 33 now-& just punched in his name because I was hoping to see what he was up to, thanks Tim... give em hell! JE


Date: Sun Nov 28 18:41:35 1999
Name: Aeiough
Subject: Bye Tim
Comments: Thanks for the zine. Even if we didn't always agree, I'm glad you were there.


Date: Wed Jan 5 18:49:02 2000
Name: hel
Comments: thank you tim


Date: Wed Jan 5 21:14:00 2000
Name: Amy RUiN
Subject: SAD
Comments: it's sad and it's fucked. the end


Date: Sat Jan 8 18:48:27 2000
Name: Christine Rose
Comments:


Date: Tue Jan 18 12:16:53 2000
Name: Katie Wreck
Subject: Mr. tim
Comments: Well, me being a little media disconnected over the last year, I just found this web page. I knew that Tim had died, and though I did not know him it made me sad. Maximum Rock and Roll opened me up to political views, and hardcore leftist interpretations of world events that I would have otherwise waited years to come into contact with. I was 15 when I picked up my first issue at Cosmic Airplane in Salt Lake City in 1984. At that time there was a lot of male shit, albeit it mostly liberal male shit, the interpretation of punk rock through MRR was very patriarchical. But then all of the punk I was listening to at the time was made by boys, and I loved it, and it made me feel free, and angry and sad and alive. I still love it, through today I play drums in an all girl punk trio called "The Wrecks". All the male dominated shit aside, Tim and MRR are a big part of what made me, a 31 year old woman who is going to law school next year, want to start a punk rock band again. It is still the most awe inspiring, fucking inspirational music ever all the Blink 182's and 311's will never touch that. Punk rock is something that never has to be explained to those who live and believe it. Thank you MRR and Tim, thank you so fuckin' much. Katie The Wrecks


Date: Tue Jan 18 12:18:51 2000
Name: Katie Wreck
Subject: Mr. tim
Comments: Well, me being a little media disconnected over the last year, I just found this web page. I knew that Tim had died, and though I did not know him it made me sad. Maximum Rock and Roll opened me up to political views, and hardcore leftist interpretations of world events that I would have otherwise waited years to come into contact with. I was 15 when I picked up my first issue at Cosmic Airplane in Salt Lake City in 1984. At that time there was a lot of male shit, albeit it mostly liberal male shit, the interpretation of punk rock through MRR was very patriarchical. But then all of the punk I was listening to at the time was made by boys, and I loved it, and it made me feel free, and angry and sad and alive. I still love it, though today I play drums in an all girl punk trio called "The Wrecks". All the male dominated shit aside, Tim and MRR are a big part of what made me, a 31 year old woman who is going to law school next year, want to start a punk rock band again. It is still the most awe inspiring, fucking inspirational music ever all the Blink 182's and 311's will never touch that. Punk rock is something that never has to be explained to those who live and believe it. Thank you MRR and Tim, thank you so fuckin' much. Katie The Wrecks


Date: Tue Jan 18 12:20:53 2000
Name: Katie Wreck
Subject: Mr. tim
Comments: Hey, sorry my message posted twice, my real e-mail address is: wreck68@hotmail.com love to hear from ya'll.


Date: Fri Jan 21 21:06:27 2000
Name: Adam Glidewell


Date: Fri Jan 21 21:17:01 2000
Name: Adam Glidewell (Siren)
Subject: Community
Comments: Tim, thank you for giving me all that I've ever dreamed of. You made my wishes come true, and made me and the Punk community something special... I'm sorry I never had the chance to play Risk with you, because I would have kicked your ass!!!


Date: Wed Feb 9 09:28:39 2000
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Subject: tttttttttttttttttttttttt
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Date: Sat Feb 12 18:20:47 2000
Name: Midas Wilder
Subject: Best Wishes to Tim's Family
Comments: Maximum Rock-N-Roll is a big part of my life...and I look forward to peering into each new issue. I also look forward to oneday reading about my own band within it's dense, high-octane pages. Tim was certainly the pioneer of one of the most ground-breaking underground punk/metal zines around...and with a name like Maximum Rock-N-Roll it's hard NOT to finish first. Here's to Tim and all of you at MRNR...for being #1. Your Friend, Midas Wilder galaxy2069@yahoo.com


Date: Thu Feb 17 16:22:39 2000
Name: greg
Subject: inspiration
Comments: MRR and TIM helped make me what i am today. As long as MRR lives on, Tim lives on! So goes the cliche...TIM'S NOT DEAD!!!


Date: Fri Mar 3 17:17:29 2000
Name: inner_hate
Subject: Tim's cynicism
Comments: I remember Rolling Stone doing a article on fanzines. They covered the crew at Maximum Rock N'Roll. The quoted Tim as saying that running a fanzine was "better then having a real job". Rolling Stone tried to make him look like a fool. I can't blame Tim for not comprimising with the korporate music establishment. Once you sign on the dotted line you can forget about adding any idealism to the music. PS. I can't believe a band like US Chaos is still around to make trouble. I thought I was the only one ever to have bought their albumn.


Date: Mon Mar 6 08:26:18 2000
Name: mike spatz
Subject: tim died on my b-day
Comments: i just thought i would say that tim yohannan died on my birthday


Date: Tue Mar 7 15:48:07 2000
Name: thomas woodhall
Subject: R.I.P
Comments: i didn't know Tim as i live in new zealand but i would like to say that his magazine is the greatest exclusively punk rock mag i have ever read keep up the good work


Date: Wed Mar 15 12:03:31 2000
Name: Jack
Comments: i am so sorry to hear about Tim and altho i lost track with MRR for a few years buying a house etc etc i just read it on the internet i remember buying my first maximum (6 i think) off dig at a Flux / Antisect gig and i was hooked i always loved tim's column and his incisive reviews i'm 33 now and still love hardcore his thoughts as an older punk fan or whatever always inspired me, my father passed away this week after a battle with a type of lung cancer, he passed away peacefully with my mom and me holding his hand, whatever happens after you pass away my dad and tim Yohannon both had a big effect on how i like to think i turned out Thanx to all at Maximum i was recently in SF/Berkerley skating maybe next time i come i could realize an old wish to check out the Maximum setup Love and Peace Jack X2X Ps please send me the MRR website address!


Date: Mon Mar 27 23:32:00 2000
Name: Shawn Jeffcoat
Subject: Tim Yomamma gone almost two years now
Comments: I was into the punk scene back in 82, but what really got me deeper into it was finally picking up a freind's copy of MaxR&R (issue 20, or thereabouts) and finding out that there was a whole worldwide punk scene going on, which, for the most part was witty, intelligent, and subversive as hell. For the next couple of years, I would bug the shit out of the record stores to get the zine as more than a special order item. Every time I would get a copy, I would sit down and read the thing in about three hours, and then continue reading it over and over again. It was immediate, raw, and emotional as well as thought provoking. I read it almost religiously up until 1992 or so, and after that sporadically, though I still read it off and on. I realize that towards the end, there was a rift btween Tim and other columnists at MRR, and that rift continues to grow between MRR and it's old columnists, but internal scene politics aside, Tim Yohannon started something that indelibly effected a lot of lives for the better. Thanx, it's been real


Date: Wed Mar 29 11:07:12 2000
Name: zegueb
Subject: all


Date: Wed Jun 21 10:15:22 2000
Name: cale
Comments: didn't know much about him, and i've never been to gilman, but his actions affected me anyways.miss ya.


Date: Wed Jun 21 13:59:00 2000
Name: cale
Comments: i've been wondering if i'll remember this tommorrow, or if i'll forget like most people.everyone has forgotten a friends birthday, but no one forgets the day a friend dies.see you later Tim.


Date: Sat Jul 29 14:51:06 2000
Name: Tom Reeves
Subject: Ol'Timmy
Comments: Well I knew Tim over the course of a few years. First met him in 79 or 80. When some friends and i started the Emeryville wherehouse club, I began to know tim better. he was initially interested but felt the space was not appropriate for a MRR sponored club. After the demise of this club after a year or so we stumbled into the GILMAN ST. building.Tim was always the mover and shaker. His ideas were concrete and yes at times undemocratic. But he was always there after a million and one flakes suggested ideas or tried to divert positive directions. Tim, as well as the original members of Gilman st. thought the club would evolve to be a multi media and multi cultural nesting ground. Punk was suppose to evolve and mature ( not sink into cliches and teen fads as it did ). the impression I always got was that his ideas were socialistic - he did show some intolerance for freestyle faddist anarchists. The anarchos usually flaked on every idea and progect while Tim engrossed himself. He liked to recruit "DOERS". he could see through shallow or adolescent rebels with fleeting ideas (thought he did appreciate young rebellion). He represented a time when punk was innocent and unfolding holding true to some values and defined itself as much as a political/fashion/art subculture could.I hold a deep feeling in heart for what punk was and in thatfeeling dwells the ghost of timmy Y. Let me know if you want to discuss more??? Tommy Treason


Date: Thu Sep 7 14:45:00 2000
Name: Tom
Subject: ol timmy - my previous submission
Comments: I forgot to leave an e -mail address...Tomtasty@aol.com see my previous submission


Date: Sat Sep 9 08:55:35 2000
Name: Eric Kaufman
Subject: Damn
Comments: Tim; You did more for punk rock and the world in general than most anyone in these times. Your mag influenced so many lives, and touched so many people, I don't know if you can imagine the effect you had. This is a fucked up world, and you stayed true to form. I hope wherever you are, you're smiling down at everyone with a mohawk. :-) Eric


Date: Sat Sep 16 23:02:04 2000
Name: anonymous
Subject: This site was mined for spam list
Comments: From: Chris.Lillyman@Nypro.com To: *WITHHELD* Subject: RE: Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 09:20:38 -0400 Look Dobbs.... I told you where I got your address out of respect for you and Tim..... and... I used to talk to Tim every few weeks..... He gave me encouagement when I was ready to pack it in.... Sorry if you have a problem with it.... I know that Tim wouldn't..... peace mother fucker!!!! > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Bob Dobbs [*WITHHELD*] > Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 5:44 PM > To: Chris.Lillyman@Nypro.com > Cc: chris@musclecah.com > Subject: > > you slimy piece of human fucking waste, only a scumbag motherfucker like you would use Tim's memorial webpage to compose a mailing list, that is one of the lowest things I have ever heard of, I hope you get hit by a bus and become a quadraplegic. go die you fucking bizsnatch.


Date: Wed Oct 11 17:13:39 2000
Name: Tim S.


Date: Wed Oct 11 17:27:36 2000
Name: Tim S.(Chim-Chim)
Comments: thanks Tim For Supporting All the punk/hardcore bands by playing are noisy under produced tapes. I Submitted A Tape In !983 And i Sat By My Radio Hoping To Hear Myself And Have My 3 Minutes Of Fame. Also For Reveiwing The Same Tape In Maximum R-N-R. I Still Remember What He Wrote " A metallic Flipperish Sound With A Fuck You Attitude" Thanks Tim That Made Me Feel On Top Of The World. You Gave A Sixteen Yearold Something To Think About, To Believe In, And To Fight For. Fuck Reagen, Stop The Arms Race Not The Human Race. Thanx again From The Bottom Of My Heart. Jah Love, Tim S (Chim -Chim) Singer For Forced Tradition.


Date: Fri Oct 27 03:21:29 2000
Name: rey herrera
Comments: I never did meet TIM YOHANNAN i am so sorry that he is gone the world seems sad now . his perspective on life was unique . in his writings he presented a simple and clear language. even when attaked personally he responded clearly and rationally . in my view he never tried to marginalize his magazine and the importance to listen to and to address the mainstream people which I forget sometimes I used to be ... He believed in what he stood for and his life's work will always be a positive influence to me.


Date: Mon Nov 13 02:38:51 2000
Name: jon baldwin
Comments: i read mrr for a while, but something happened and i quit, but during the time i did, i grew a respect for him and realized he was a genius. i wish i could have met him and it deeply saddens me to learn of his death. he inspired me and i want to say that he will be missed.


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Date: Sun Feb 25 09:29:30 2001
Name: Matt Dunlap
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: I grew up listening to Mx r'n'r. Tim Yo was my inspiration to start my own skate mag called Stop Sktae Harassment as well my 1st band called Mass Logic aka Think Tank back in the early to mid 80's. Tim and I had some friction once. I used a few Baboon Dooley comics in mty magazine and Tim didn't like that. I guess Baboon Dooley and Tim didn't get along. So out of respect I stoped using the BaboonDooley comix. Tim played a great roll helping Think Tank get a 7" out on Mind Matter Records now defunt. Love ya Tim......I wish you didn't put that green tape on every record......


Date: Mon Apr 2 01:21:41 2001
Name: tom miyao
Subject: tim yohannan
Comments: i grew up with kpfa/kpfb and kfcf, "now stay tuned for tim and the gang, on maximum rock and roll" do you remember? i've bee in hawaii for the last 10 years, what happend to ruth and jeff?


Date: Wed May 2 15:21:05 2001
Name: RICHARD ABOLISHED
Subject: T. Yohannan
Comments: Thanks for everything you did. We love you and you'll be dearly missed. Sincerely, Richard Abolished


Date: Fri Jun 8 22:52:56 2001
Name: Paul Lennon
Subject: Tim Yohannon
Comments: I met Tim in 1966 when we were both ar Rutgers, in New Brunswick, NJ. I was a ROTC cadet, and Timmy was the first hippie I ever met. I bought my firrst dope from Tim. Years later we worked on underground papers in New Brunswick. More importantly, I think, we worked tgether driving delivery trucks for BC Tire Service, where we were both long haired, pinko, commie hippie college kids, but he was always "Chico" to the guys. He was from a family of academics, but he had a proletarian soul. I hadn't seen Tim in years and am saddened to hear of his passing.


Date: Wed Jul 18 17:54:15 2001
Name: Laura
Comments: Just found out today, 3 years later, that you're dead. Sorry,mate. I remember the way you fought so hard to keep your ego's footprints off of projects you funded. You were truly a great man and it was my privelege to know you. I hope they let you smoke in the afterlife.


Date: Wed Aug 8 07:11:19 2001
Name: washington luis pedrette
Comments: nem nos sonhos conseguimos algo concreto mas se acreditarmos em mudanas podemos trasformalas em aqrdaveis acredito na fora do rocknroll


Date: Wed Aug 8 07:12:30 2001
Name: washington luis pedrette
Subject: mrr
Comments: nem nos sonhos conseguimos algo concreto mas se acreditarmos em mudanas podemos trasformalas em aqrdaveis acredito na fora do rocknroll


Date: Fri Aug 10 19:19:34 2001
Name: Jay Alamarez
Subject: Tim @ Bad Brains
Comments: I remember Tim gave me a blowjob when we were at the BB show. To this day when I do my poetry readings around San Pedro people still gaffle me about it.


Date: Sun Sep 9 12:42:58 2001
Name: Pesha
Subject: Tim
Comments: I remember back in May in 1992.when the bloody war starts just outside my window here in Sarajevo,Bosnia and Hercegovina,I somehow get in touch with MRR headquarters by telephone and I talked with Tim Yo for more than half an hour.When I told him I was the editor of my humble (12 issues,from 1988 til 1990) zine "Epitaph" ,he even remembered it!!!Can you believe it,among millions of other fanzines!Anyway,we talked like we know each other for years,like a good friends,and he gave me words of support and understanding,and believe me I was sooo mentally broken.He gave me hope and strength to live the next four years in hell.Thanx for everything,man and RIP!


Date: Tue Oct 9 19:50:11 2001
Name: Lobai
Subject: Consolation
Comments: Dear departed Tim Yo, Even thogh you don't know me, or whatsoever, But you're one of the best editor of the world. Stay in peace!


Date: Thu Nov 22 07:26:03 2001
Name: Peter Leveringhaus
Subject: Memorizing Tim Yohannan
Comments: It was only today, via Internet, that I got to know that Tim Yo has been no longer with us since more than three years. In 1985, two friends (German just like me) and myself visited Tims/Jeff's house in Berkeley/S.F. for a fortnight. I still remember him being a charming though (in political terms) uncompromizing and certainly highly educated chap. A 68er for sure (in the better sense of the meaning). Although we argued a lot over politics and my favoured band (one of those most hated by him) - the F.U.'s - he always remained polite, warm-harted and (as far as I can tell from that rather short encounter) honest, fair and straight-forward. Although he died, he still is present to me - and I'm sure to others as well.


Date: Tue Jan 15 06:16:24 2002
Name: fart knocker
Subject: why is this page still up?
Comments: Why is this page still up? This is necrophilia! Get those lips off the corpses ass and the maggot out of your teeth! Timm INVENTED punk rock LAMENESS...His magazine was good for about 10 issues, when he review SKREWDRIVER and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN.....Fuck You!


Date: Fri Feb 1 11:30:56 2002
Name: Anonymous
Comments: It's a testament to the influence and importance of Tim Yo that now, after almost three years have passed since his death, people are still posting on this board. I hope it stays up forever. Tim Yohannon is the reason that a band from the Midwest can put out a DIY 7" and tour the country, he is the reason that kids trapped in bumfuck farming towns can communicate with like minded people all over the world. Looking back at all the things that have been said on this baord in the past three years, I can't even believe that we feel the need to spotlight the negative aspects of Tim's philosphies, because the positive outwieghed it by a staggering margin. If any of us perpetrates this much good in the world by the time we call it quits, well then, we'll be very lucky. We still miss you, Tim. We always will...


Date: Thu Mar 7 11:04:30 2002
Subject: hello
Comments: hi how r u ?where r u


Date: Fri Mar 22 17:36:17 2002
Name: Chris Coady, Boston Mass
Subject: See you in Heaven
Comments: Tim was a good man. A while back It felt wrong to me to post a message because I'm not(or don't consider myself) a punk. I dress like your average yuppie fag from a predominately white suburb but I feel like something inside won't let punk out. So out of respect for Mr. Yohannan (and Maximum Rock and Roll Magizine) I would like to say only that even though his views on punk may have been shaky at time and not everyone agreed with him, he stuck by his morals and principles on what punk stands for and that is why he was such a good punk. After all, isn't that the most punk thing you can do? Punk is really just standing up for what you belive is right. So thanks Tim, for showing me, and everyone, what punk is! Rock on. . . Ps. Those flaming assholes who hacked this sight should have there faces put "on the cover of Maximim Rock and Roll" with a bull's eye on their heads. They should be shot.


Date: Mon Apr 1 18:48:10 2002
Name: Ice Mocha
Subject: Tim couldn't be all that bad...
Comments: Because if he never had that bet going with Ben Weasel, that he couldn't write an article for MMR within 20 minutes (I believe), then we wouldn't have the "Punk Rock Dress Code" (which was a joke, but I totally agree with it). God bless 'em. RIP


Date: Sun May 12 13:06:31 2002
Name: Conan
Subject: Phone Call
Comments: In th mid 90's I got real into collecting the KBD style early punk singles. I called MRR and asked to speak to Tim, the man on the phone said "This IS Tim." I told him I was thinking of putting together a small zine dedicated to the records I liked. Kind of like a Goldmine for punk only. I asked him what he thought of such a zine. He said "I wouldn't recommend doing it." and then hung up on me!


Date: Thu Jun 13 00:37:09 2002
Name: bob potaki
Subject: help!
Comments: AAAAHHHH!!!


Date: Sat Jul 13 03:35:19 2002
Name: mojtaba
Subject: love
Comments: hi i want best girl for realionships


Date: Sat Jul 13 03:37:25 2002
Name: mojtaba
Subject: love
Comments: hi i want best boyfor realionships


Date: Fri Sep 6 17:50:48 2002
Name: Jayzee
Subject: nuevO
Comments: HERE YA GO...WWW.NEWAYDIGITAL.COM


Date: Fri Dec 6 03:24:06 2002
Name: Julio Cruz
Subject: Tim Yo Yo
Comments: God Bless You Time


Date: Thu Dec 12 11:15:25 2002
Name: John VKTM
Subject: Fare thee well....
Comments: Sure we (VKTMS) and Tim had our differences but it was all for the better. Life goes on, Tim is gone and so is Nyna. May they both find peace. - John


Date: Sat Jan 18 05:10:24 2003
Name: mariano from spain
Comments: tim we are an ispiration


Date: Sat Feb 22 14:22:55 2003
Name: chris snak fud
Subject: five years later and it still sucks!
Comments: I still think about Tim. I remember the last time I saw him, I just had no idea he was about to die. He was talking to some people and I was about to leave and he was like "don't try to leave without saying goodbye," and I was like "oh, sorry, bye." fuck. There was nobody on earth who was as good as inspiration as him to me. I can't even imagine what my life would have been like without MRR. Getting interviewed in MRR was amazing, and getting to work there was amazing too. He had so much integrity, I don't know. I honestly can't think of anyone I've ever met who's so positively influenced so many people who don't have many positive influences in their life. SOunds stupid but it's true.


Date: Sat May 17 10:15:49 2003
Subject: punk
Comments: fuck tim yohannan


Date: Thu Jul 10 19:01:07 2003
Name: Katy Odell
Comments: I still miss Tim. God, I've gotten old and boring. Tim never did. He got old, but never boring.


Date: Sun Jul 27 00:57:03 2003
Name: isaac carrillo
Subject: A Red skinhead memorial to tim.....
Comments: I as was looking at my old MRRs a week ago I was amazed at the glut of great information and ideas emanating from its pages. MRR has done more for punk rock by spreading our ideals of social justice, unity, and DIY than any corporate pop "punk" band ever could. Although I stopped reading MRR a few years ago (mainly because I got into Oi), I would like to send a belated condolence to Tim, his family, and all the MRR staff because, disagreements or not, that magazine has kept the flame of underground punk music, culture, and ideas for 20 years. If it wasnt for MRR perhaps many of us today would not know of the punk greats that came before us, of the bands today, and most importantly that punk is not just a fashion or a music, but also a different way of thinking: a conscious subculture against militarism, corporations, and fascist scum. In Solidarity, Isaac Carrillo


Date: Tue Jan 13 02:06:28 2004
Name: True Ponk
Subject: Tim
Comments: Fuck it.


Date: Sun Apr 4 10:33:16 2004
Name: DavidH
Subject: Six Years On...
Comments: Been six years since Tim left us. While the rest of us have carried on, and the world of punk changed since then for better or worse (and folks can make arguments for either option), it can safely be said that Tim Yo's influence and the impact he made on this entity known as Punk has lasted far longer than those of the spiteful cretins who dissed him on (Or off) this page after his death. Rest in peace ya ol' fuck, and may you find yourself surrounded by an endless library filled with punk rock gems (green-taped, natch) in your afterlife.


Date: Thu Jul 1 15:22:11 2004
Name: Ditch
Subject: cool and kind
Comments: Way back in the late eighties Tim and the gang at M.R.R. were cool enough to let our band crash with them while on tour. We stayed in the basement along with the guys from Youth of Today. I remember meeting Tim for the first time at the radio station where we did an interview...really exciting stuff for boys from smalltown Canada. TIm and the gang were the coolest and made us feel right at home... something we really needed with us being so far from it. It felt like we already new everyone from reading M.R.R. so much. Thnaks for being great human beings, thanks for helping me to learn about the politics and the music, thanks for the generations you've influenced. Rest well, Tim...you did good.


Date: Tue Nov 23 14:02:03 2004
Name: michael sandman
Subject: max rock and tim yo
Comments: growing up and around the the late seventies early eighties punk scene in los angeles we had magazines flipside and maximum rock and roll flipside was a novelty but mrr put me in a whole different and honest mood about the punk scene not just in l.a. but around the world, my condolences go out to our brother and fellow punk tim yonohan and his family I this is a couple years to late but better late than never. thanks for all the honest punk news r.i.p tim sincerely yours the sandman


Date: Mon Nov 29 16:05:06 2004
Name: norm
Subject: thanks
Comments: thanks for everything... gilman, the work on MRR, everything. i'm reading the gilman book right now and never knew how much a hand he had in developing that space. your legacy lives on.


Date: Fri Jan 7 21:19:21 2005
Name: Letty Gomez
Subject: Thanks
Comments: Thanks for giving me something to stimulate my mind.


Date: Thu Jan 20 17:21:56 2005
Name: Brian Walsby
Subject: Tim Yo
Comments: Tim was always nice to a dorky kid like me. Along with Al Flipside, he let me print my primitive cartoons in his magazine whenever I felt the need to do so. He let me and my band at the time (mid eighties) crash at his pad in Berkeley where I marvelled at all of that green tape on his records. He was suportive and encouraging. I never had any kind of problems with Tim, not like I knew him well or anything, but in the half dozen times I met him over the years, he was always really cool to me. I have a head full of memories from that era and he definitely is in a handful of them, and even made it to some of my cartoons. Yessir, a lot of memories. And for more memories and (much better) cartoon work, check out my website: www.brianwalsby.com Say hi and buy my comic book. What the hell, Tim is in it.


Date: Sat Feb 5 22:21:31 2005
Name: chicken john
Subject: Tim 7 years later
Comments: Well it's 7 years since Tim died and when I go to the Atlas cafe I still see copies of MRR and I was looking for something else on the internet and found this again and decided to write another note. I am now 500 times the human being I was when I wrote a note to memoralize Tim all those years ago and I will say it again loud and proud that I would not be who I am today if it wasn't for Timmy Yo. As the years went on and I remember him I can't beleive how increadibly wrong he was about so many things. But his drive and his ambition were so unstoppable... it's that part of him that was so inspiring. And his laugh which I can still clearly recall. He has broken the chains that bind him to time, but as a measure of respect I tip my hat today to Tim Yohannan and thank him for trying so hard. You made a man out of me. Rest well, old friend...


Date: Thu Feb 17 03:43:53 2005
Name: yohanann
Subject: let me love you


Date: Thu Feb 24 08:09:00 2005
Name: Karl
Subject: OTT Records
Comments: I was scanning the web the other day and discovered that Tim Yo had died, I guess I'm a bit out of the loop these days, so the fact that he died back in 1998 didn't mean too much to me. But, the fact that he LIVED in the early '80s, meant a great deal to me. I had every one of the early MRR's and continued up until the MRR #70 or there abouts. I put advertisements into the vine for Over the Top Records, and traded with anyone I could. Those were great days, and they wouldn't have happened without Tim Y, and MRR.


Date: Sat Mar 5 04:58:01 2005
Name: Vic
Subject: timmy yo
Comments: well fisrt of all.. i'm not here to suck some maxim rock and "role" dick.. i never read it never will never cared, but i head an MDC song called "timmy yo" it made me cry... here i am 21 a few months and days old, and every mother fukcing punk i knew gave up, being a piece of shit in life.. alli hda was my friends.. they al left and i couldnt fucking handle it... then i heard MDC sing about timmy yo.. a man hardcore till he die'd.. all i got to say is even if i'm alone, i'll still be "punk as fuck"..... i foyu wanna say nastey things ot me email me at Vicpatel1983@yahoo.com phone# 973 979 7226 aim screename: hey its cool guy vic


Date: Wed May 25 18:16:54 2005
Name: Connnor
Subject: Great
Comments: we will always remember you


Date: Mon Jun 12 18:33:33 2006
Name: John Howard
Subject: yo tim.
Comments: I've stumbled upon this site many years later.. I'm very glad to have known you, Tim. green plastic coated cloth tape heh. cheers sir.


Date: Sun May 20 13:13:53 2007
Name: Thomas Teltser
Subject: Tim Yohannan
Comments: It was great playing Risk with you. You made me laugh like crazy...


Date: Thu Dec 4 04:16:33 2008
Name: Blockhead
Subject: 10 years after
Comments: It's funny.....Tim had seen me at shows for years and years. But now, years later, all anyone remembers is the "banned from the scene" flyer with no knowlege of what happened that day. Rest In Peace Tim Yo! You know the truth!