Tag: Stimulators

Q&A with Nick Marden (Stimulators)
Posted June 16th, 2013 in ROIR

In the final edition of our three part Q&A series with some of our favorite ROIR artists, we spoke to Nick Marden of 70s NYC underground band Stimulators. The Stimulators, which featured a 13 year old Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags) on drums, wrote the punk anthem “Loud Fast Rules!”.

The slogan “Loud Fast Rules!” has been used widely by punks throughout the decades and has lent its name to everything from radio shows to magazines. Our Stimulators live album goes by the very same name, and we’re proud to emblazon “Loud Fast Rules!” on one of our new t-shirt designs.

What was the first album or single you purchased?
With my own hard earned money, can’t remember whether it was The Tubes, The Ramones or the Where Eagles Dare Soundtrack.  Or maybe it was Zappa’s “Apostrophe”.

What was the first concert you attended?
I was brought along too a lot of music as a child. The 1st time I was really aware that I was “at a concert”. I think was Monterey Pop #1 in Big Sur.

What is the best slice of pizza in NYC?
Sal’s on Rivington.

What is your musical “guilty pleasure”?
Not guilty about my pleasures.

All time favorite band? Current favorite band?
Bad Brains and Bad Brains.

If you had to pick one song to sing at karaoke, what would it be?
Not terribly thrilled with Karaoke.

If you could play any other instrument, what would it be?


Stimulators on WFMU… today at 12PM EST!
Posted May 23rd, 2013 in press

Nick Marden and Denise Mercedes of 70s NYC punks the Stimulators will be on the Kamikaze Fun Machine on WFMU today at 12PM EST!

Tune in at www.wfmu.org or 91.1FM in the NYC area or 90.1FM in the Hudson Valley.


Loud Fast Rules!
Posted May 22nd, 2013 in new sale

Calling all punx!!!! Introducing our new LOUD FAST RULES tee, inspired by the song by NYC punks The Stimulators. Modeled by musician and model Natasha Komis.

Now available at the ROIR store. 20% OFF with the code ROIRBROOKLYN.



Pre-order Stimulators “Loud Fast Rules!” on CD & vinyl… ON SALE!
Posted September 21st, 2010 in ROIR

The long awaited re-issue of this classic NYC punk cassette will be out on CD & vinyl Oct 5… but you can pre-order it right now and save!

This record is a must for any self-respecting punk’s collection. After all, are there any three words that sum up the punk sound better than “Loud Fast Rules!”?

Stream some tracks from Loud Fast Rules!

CD $11 (reg. $13) / LP $13 (reg. $14)
LP comes with free digital download of the album

NEW AT ROIR: Cro-Mags “Final Quarrel” DVD
The Stimulators’ feature a 12 year old Harley Flanagan, who later grew up to start the Cro-Mags… so for a limited time, you can SAVE UP TO $5if you buy the Cro-Mags “Final Quarrel” DVD with the Stimulators’ “Loud Fast Rules!” CD or LP… Order the Cro-Mags DVD
CD + DVD $24 (reg. $28) | LP + DVD $26 (reg. $29)


ROIR Fall Releases: Darryl Jenifer, Legendary Pink Dots, Stimulators & Bad Cop
Posted August 16th, 2010 in new

Summer’s almost over, can you belize it!? We got some rad releases for you to look forward to as fall arrives…

Darryl Jenifer
“In Search of Black Judas”

Oct 26, 2010

Bad Brains bassist, Darryl Jenifer returns to ROIR, home to the Bad Brains’ legendary debut album, to release his solo debut.

“In Search of Black Judas” blasts off with hardcore riffs and monstrous grooves, delivered with classic Bad Brains fire and fury and the quickness to shift into downtempo reggae passages. It’s a heady and intoxicating mix of sounds that continues a quest for innovation and soulful vibes, anchored by Jenifer’s rock steady lines. Read more…

Bad Cop
“Harvest the Beast”

Sep 14, 2010

IMPOSE MAGAZINE says: It’s a soulful, greasy, howlin’ whiteboy kind of rant-rock that’s even greater than the sum of all its crazy parts, a frantic, no-holds-barred, “fuck the rules” kind of album that we desperately need right now… Let’s just say that what we have here is one of the albums of the year, mos def, and leave it at that. Read more…

The Legendary Pink Dots
“Seconds Late for the Brighton Line”

CD / Double LP
October 5, 2010

After more than 25 years, the Legendary Pink Dots continue to make compelling new music that is demanded by fans and maintains the high level of quality that set their careers in motion. Their new album finds the band in familiar territory; pulsing Krautrock, dark and sinister pop and epic post-industrial soundscapes. The album invites the listener to put on head phones, close their eyes and embark on a technicolor journey. Legendary Pink Dots embark on a US/Canada tour in October. Read more…

“Loud Fast Rules!”

Oct 5, 2010

A long awaited re-issue on vinyl & CD of the celebrated ROIR cassette, this is more than just a record; it’s a piece of NYC punk history. “Loud Fast Rules!” captures the band doing what they do best, playing a sharp, fast, energetic live set of catchy, feisty songs that mix punk with metal, reggae and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. A perfect soundtrack to a slam dancing, pit slamming, pogo party! Read more…