December 19, 2008

DEC 19TH 2008 (PART 1 : A~Z)

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A~Z +++

Addiction, The "Punk Alien Razor" LP - MCR, 2001, Japan, 1100 pressed, Insert, (MCR-158) - $28
On their last EP and the "Konton Damaging Ear Massacre" comp LP(Crust War), they played The Stalin/Kikeiji/ADK sounding punk. This LP came out before they changed the style when they were still playing more straight-forward fast punk like The Bristles, The Last Survivors, Laukaus, Actives, Skeptix etc. If you like these bands, then you'll love this LP. Great stuff. They've had the split demo with Chaos CH in '94. Some of the members now play in Kruw.

Anti-Cimex "Raw Live '84~86" CD - Hardcore Horror, 2005, Sweden, Peruvian import, New/Unplayed - $5

Armagedom "Apogeu Da Insanidade..." CD - Helvetet, 2005, Brazil, w/ Bonus live tracks, Digipack package, Sealed, (HEL 005) - $5

Atrocity Exhibition(C.F.D.L.) "Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life" 7" EP - Yappycore/Standard Of Rebellion, 1990, Japan (YAP-002/S.O.R.-02) - $45
Rare 1st EP by these Japanese stench noise crusties. A little known fact that it was actually released under the name of Atrocity Exhibition right before they've changed the name to C.F.D.L. and the EP title is "Crazy Fucked Up..."(in fact, "C.F.D.L." isn't written anywhere on this release). U.K. influenced raw crust-core with noisy guitars and dual vocals. Split release by their own Yappy Core label and S.O.R. Records which was an old label ran by a Rabia singer, who also did the 7 Minutes Of Nausea and Confusion flexi's.

B-Strife "S/T" 7" EP - Skelton, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (S.R.-002) - $30
Released on the legendary Osaka based label Skelton Records that put out the Coward & Gasmask 7"s. Ultra-raw and primitive HC with that '80s violent Japcore feel. 4 tracks incl. "Fuck The Clumsy Metal", "Tears Of '56" etc. These guys must have really hated metal as the chorus part on one of the songs goes "Metal kids, fuck off!!".

Baby & the Dub Babylon "The Lightning" CD - East Brats (Beast Arts), 1995, Japan,(EBR-330) - $30
Produced and released by Sakevi from G.I.S.M., on his own label Beast Arts under the name of East Brats(try moving the letter "B" to the top and switch "r" and "a". Kinda cool, ha?). Sakevi Yokoyama is credited as Exclusive producer. The artworks and layouts were also done by him and he's credited as "n.u.S.K.V.b.u.s.". Super-obscure and rare Beast Arts release. It was meant to be like a "secret" release by the label when it came out. This is the only non-G.I.S.M. or S.K.V. material that was ever put out by Beast Arts. Baby & Dub Babylon was a band formed by Baby(ex-Gastunk/The Execute) right after he moved back from Chicago to Japan. Recorded in 1990 at the Our House studio, Tokyo.

Balzac "13 Ghost/Psycho In 308" 3" CD - Evilegend, 2001, Ltd Fiendish Club freebie, New/Unplayed, (EVFC-001) - $5

Balzac "Out Of The Blue" Picture 7" EP - G-Force, 2003, Japan, 2308 pressed, Stickered black sleeve, New/Unplayed, (GF015) - $8

Bitousha "Hiromi's Party Part 1" 7" flexi - ACS, 1984, Japan, (MF-4001) - $75
Ultra-rare flexi by this Sendai city HC all stars project band. Featuring the Disarray singer, Sekinin Tenka and Rebel members. The female guitarist Hiromi(Rebel) and the bassist Jun(Sekinin Tenka) later moved to Tokyo to play in G-Zet/Bloodberry with Tam(The Stalin). Hiromi did the vocals for them. Bloodberry actually played both G-Zet and Bitousha songs. Amazing flexi. This is some quality metallic Japcore. Awesome lyrics, too. Very sought after early Japcore rarity. "Absolutely demented vocals appear on two of the three tracks here.It's again that metal-punk style of GISM, but lighter on guitarwork. Complex, and evil-sounding." (MRR #23 review)

Böhm "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (LINE-001) - $10
Early Japanese darkwave/KBD-ish wavey punk. This is the first release of Line Records that also put out some good Punk/HC flexi's by Rose Rose flexi, P.C.G. and New Walls.

C.F.D.L. "Atrocity Exhibition" 7" EP - Yappycore/Standard Of Rebellion, 1990, Japan (YAP-002/S.O.R.-02) - $45
Rare 1st EP by these Japanese stench noise crusties. A little known fact that it was actually released under the name of Atrocity Exhibition right before they've changed the name to C.F.D.L. and the EP title is "Crazy Fucked Up..."(in fact, "C.F.D.L." isn't written anywhere on this release). U.K. influenced raw crust-core with noisy guitars and dual vocals. Split release by their own Yappy Core label and S.O.R. Records which was an old label ran by a Rabia singer, who also did the 7 Minutes Of Nausea and Confusion flexi's.

Casbah "Infinite Pain" Demo Tape - Self, 1987, Japan, Original!, Fold-out lyrics insert - $35

Casbah "Russian Roulette"(No Posers Allowed '85-'94) 2 x CD - BxTxHx, 2005, Japan, Obi, Extra insert, (BTH-003) - $25
Compiles all 5 demo tapes incl. the classic "Infinite Pain" 1st demo, 1st 8" flexi, "Russian Roulette" EP, "HM Force III" track("Discharge"), and an unreleased song("Bone Head"). All punks and thrashers should listen to Casbah!!

Cobra "Bad Night Merry X'mas" 7" flexi - Office Cobra, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie/Promo-only, (Office Cobra 001) - (Trade or Offer)
Very sought-after and rare promo-only flexi that was given away at a Christmas show in Osaka. Never been for sale or available elsewhere. This is for sure the hardest to find Cobra release of all. The front sleeve says "Not For Sale" on it. Self-released by the band's own label. Contains an unreleased song "Bad Night Merry X'mas" and an unlisted bonus track. Both tracks are exclusive to this flexi and have never been included on any of their other records. Comes in a blue pocket sleeve with cool artwork & layouts. Only a few hundred copies pressed.

Cobra "Wrong Way " 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, 2 copies available (AA-020) - $8

Cockney Cocks "Wonderful Wold" 7" EP - Beat Crazy, 1989, Japan, (BCR-11) - $25
This 3rd EP is much harder to find than their 1st EP(AA Recs., Prod. by Cobra singer) and the 2nd 8" EP. The tracks on this EP have the stronger and solid punk sound, too.

Colectivo Caotico "Chupando Sangre... Para La Gente Pobre!!" 7" EP - Illy Jocker, 1993, Mexico, 1000 pressed, (IJR-001) - $25
Cool Mexican punk rock. Catchy, speedy and melodic. I'd recommend this to fans of Asta Kask or Colera. Illy Jocker is one of the labels reissued the "Mexicopilacion" comp.

Colt Turkey "Christmas Sucks!" 7" EP - Crucial Response, 1990, Holland, New/Unplayed, (CRR 011) - $5
Post-Larm project band. Colt Turkey went onto become Manliftingbanner. Lightning fast Dutch hardcore with funny lyrics. Check it out if you like Larm.

Coma "In A Coma...." 7" EP - ADK, 1985, Japan, (ADK-25E) - $30
ex-Kikeiji and Phaidia members. Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.

Comes, The "Power Never Die" 12" - Captain/Deer, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0033-M/DR-001) - $30
More metal influence than the 1st LP. Well worth getting it for a hot pic of Chitose on the front sleeve alone! The '05 re-issue CD has a different cover pic.

Confuse "Nuclear Addicts" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Violent Party EP 2) - $58

Confuse "Indignation" 12" - Confuse/Anarchy Center, 1997, Japan, 1500 pressed, Insert, (CHAOTIC: LP-008) - $50
Official limited vinyl issue of the legendary 13-track demo tape from '84. Recorded prior to the 1st flexi. One of the best Confuse materials for sure. Self-released on the band's own Anarchy Center and Confuse Records. Killer band photos/artworks on the sleeve and insert!

Crass "Reality Asylum" 7" EP - Japan Recs./Tokuma, 1981, UK, Japanese issue, 6-panel poster sleeve, (RT-12) - $58
Mega-rare unique Japanese press. Released as a part of the Rough Trade series in Japan. The fold-out, large double-sided poster sleeve has the Japanese translated lyrics, band biography(in Jap.), and Rough Trade series discography catalog printed inside. Different front sleeve layouts than the Crass Records issue.The vinyl comes in a Rough Trade logo printed inner sleeve.

Crude "Attitude" LP - Straight Up, 2000, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (SUR-079) - $40

Curtainrail "Fast & First" 7" EP - Nat, 1996, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NAT-005) - $5

Curtainrail "To Be With You" LP - Coalition, 1998, Japan, Ltd white vinyl, Poster, New/Unplayed, (Coalition 10) - $5
Ultra-fast intense Japanese fastcore/power-violence. 16 tracks of insane thrashing madness.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $20
U.S. '80s influenced Japanese hardcore. Recommended for fans of SiC, F.V.K., Dread Yankees, Scumbag etc. Self-released 11 track EP. Gudon, SiC, Rose Rose, T.D.F., Genoa are listed on the thanks list.

D.P.P.S. "Urge For Going" 7" EP - Nat, 1997, Japan, Ltd clear blue vinyl, New/Unplayed, (NAT-012) - $7
Scandi-style thrashy metallic Japanese crust with ultra-distorted, fuzzed-out noisy guitars ala Confuse. Good stuff. If you're into Framtid, Disclose, Life or Collapse Society, then you'll like this. They also had a split with Nailed Down on Six Weeks.

Death Comes Along "Psychedelic Inferno" 12" - Psychedelic Inferno, 2001, Japan, 444 pressed, Hand-numbered insert(# 251), (Psychedelic Inferno 1) - $35
Crow singer's dark & heavy psych metal project. He started this band in the early~mid '90s after the original Crow and Grave New World. Totally crazy shit. Obi from the 1st 12"(Mangrove, '94) says... "Funeral march for Amebix, Antisect, Dirt, The Mob, Crude SS, Black Sabbath, MB, SPK, Diamanda Galas, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Duul(etc.)". Limited to only 444 copies.

Death Side "Satisfy The Instinct" 7" EP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7021) - $75 (On Hold)

Deceiving Society "Detonation Cruster" 12" - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Crust War 009) - $55 (On Hold)

Deformed "Sacrifice!!" 7" EP - Boston Tea Party, 1983, UK, Clear red vinyl, Poster slv., New/Unplayed, (Hø Hø 8) - $30
Hard to find EP by these U.K. 666 punks. Pre-Cress!! Amebix influenced, dark and metallic crust punk. It's the same band that was on the "Bullshit Detector 2" comp. Very rare and sought after 1st EP on Boston Tea Party label from Denmark, known for their great comp releases like "Noget Pa Dansk" and "Lorteland". Unplayed old stock copy!

Deformed "Sacrifice!!" 7" EP - Boston Tea Party, 1983, UK, Clear red vinyl, Poster sleeve, (NM/VG+), (Hø Hø 8) - $28
Note: The sleeve has a 3" mark from peeling of a tape at the bottom part and a few tiny thumbtack holes, otherwise in EX- condition. It doesn't really look that bad at all.

Desperate Children "Chaos/Fuck Day/I Love Punk" 7" flexi - Joy Riders, 1986, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $55
Another unknown but killer mid '80s band from Kyushu. Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style came out of that area, but still AWESOME noisy and chaotic punk!!!! Highly recommend for fans of early Swankys, Gai, Gess, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise or early Disorder/Chaos UK. You know the drill. Very rare self-released flexi.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl w/ clear pink mixed, Insert, Flyer, (RANCH-01) - $35
The singer Ryuji used to be in the legendary bands Disarray, Bitousha and also this great obscure band Mino 5 with Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox) and Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey). The other Dessert members also were/are in the well-known bands like Sekinin-Tenka, Bloodberry(ex-G-Zet), Idiot Idolaters, Laughin' Nose, The Pogo, Kenzi & The Trips etc. As you can imagine from their background, these guys sure know what they're doing and you know what to expect from Dessert. 120% Burning Spirits style traditional metallic Japcore ala Death Side, Judgement, Crude, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward etc. Awesome throaty vocals as well. This 4-track EP is a totally heavy-hitting smasher. The vinyl looks amazing, too. It's on a clear vinyl with some clear pink parts mixed. Comes in a nice glossy perforation package/sleeve(opened). Where it's supposed to have a stamped serial number is left blank on this copy.

Dilenma "S/T" 7" EP - Armored Brain, 1995, Japan, (ABR-002EP) - $40
Fucking amazing band!!! In that good ol' dark metallic Japcore style ala Ghoul, Zouo, Rapes, GISM, Geizz or A.T.-Det, but Dilenma played their songs much faster with more thrashy, razor-sharp guitar riffs. Think of the late Ghoul, Demolition or Rapes. Killer gruff vocals reminds me of Masami. Rapes, The Gaia, ex-Freedom singer etc. are listed on the Special Thanks list. Definitely one of my top 10 favorite '90s records! I dig this style so much.

Disclose "The Aspects Of War" 10" - F.F.T., 1998, Japan, Flyer, (F.F.T.-014) - $35
Originally released in '97 on cassette-only format(200 copies made) by Crust War and Chaos Of Destruction Records(Kawakami's old label). The classic from their great "Dis-Lickers" era, circa '97~'98.

Discocks, The "Class of '94" 7" EP - Knock Out, 1995, Japan, (KOEP 030) - $4
Great snotty and hard drivin' punk rock. Featuring an early D.S.B. member(from their 1st EP). They also had an EP out on Overthrow.

Disorder "Perdition" 12" - VAP, 1984, UK, Japanese issue, 1st press w/ bonus flexi, Insert, (# 35113-25) - $45
Very rare Japanese VAP Records pressing. Even rarer with a bonus 2-track 7" flexi. Incl. Japanese lyrics translation & liner-notes by Moriwaki from Dogma/City Rocker/Doll mag.

Dread Yankees "Killer" 7" flexi - Adventure Family/Luv, 1989, Japan, Label mailorder flyer, (LUV-I) - $10
Very cool, fast and melodic U.S. style hardcore with the F.V.K. singer. Recommended for fans of SiC or F.V.K.

Effigy "Grinding Metal Massacre"(a.k.a. "From Hell") 7" EP - Crust War, 2003, Japan, Insert, (Crust War 021) - $25

Evance "If Tomorrow..." 7" EP - Tomorrow, 1997, Japan, (Tomorrow 001) - $30
Self-released 1st EP on the band's own Tomorrow Records. Top-notch Burning Spirits style traditional Japcore in the vein of Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Fucking brilliant.

Extinct Government "Wankers" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1996, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-017) - $20
Their 1st EP with an early line-up feat. ex-Lip Cream/The Comes bassist Minoru. Great straight-forward Japcore.

Framtid "8 Track EP" 7" - Wicked Witch/Crust War, 2002/1999, Japan, Band address stickered inner sleeve, (WWR 020/Crust War 008) - $30

Friction "Crazy Dream" 7" EP - Pass/SS Recordings, 2001, Japan, Oversized 9" sleeve, Thick clear outer sleeve, Pass Records flyer, Liner notes insert, (PAS-1003) - $30
Ltd official re-issue of Friction's legendary 1st EP, originally released on Pass Records in 1979. One of the very first and most important bands in Japanese punk history. Friction was also the main band out of the whole Tokyo Rockers movement among with Lizard, Mirrors, Mr.Kite, Boys Boys etc. Very nice packaging.

G.I.S.M. "Detestation" LP - Dogma/City Rocker, 1984, Japan, "Punks Is Hippies" poster insert, (DOG 1) - $190

G.I.S.M. "Victoious" Picture 7" EP - Japanese Leather, 1991, Japan, 300 pressed, Picture sleeve sheet, Fold-out insert & Stickers, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $55 (On Hold)

Gai "Extermination" 7" EP - ????, 199?, Japan, Hard vinyl bootleg of '84 flexi, (EX-/VG-), (GAI 001) - $3
Note: The sleeve has a small "X'mas 2003..." writing on it.

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Love, 1986/1985, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-000) - $35
Classic 1st LP!! Originally released on Dogma Records in '85. ex-The Execute/Lip Cream/The Comes/Dead Cops etc.

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Love, 1986/1985, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-000) - $30
Note: Overall in pretty good condition, however the very top part of the sleeve shows several tiny & very light spots from age discoloration(but it doesn't look bad). Otherwise in NM. The back side(blank) of the insert has many small spots and also the vinyl(1st track of Side B) has a scuff mark that doesn't affect playing.

Gastunk "The Vanishing Signs" 12" - Love, 1986, Japan, 1st press on clear vinyl w/ color pic. insert, Clear PVC sleeve, (SEX69-003) - $25
Original 1st press on clear vinyl, incl. a glossy full-color picture sleeve(card insert) with a killer band photo taken at the S&M club in Tokyo. The 2nd press is on black vinyl with regular LP sleeve and has a different artwork.

Gastunk "To Fans" 7" EP - Love, 1986, Japan, 2nd press for mailorder, Multi-colored splatter vinyl, Printed clear sleeve, Picture insert, (SEX 69-004) - $15
Originally this was the gig freebie-only EP. This one is the 2nd pressing on multi-colored splatter vinyl w/ an extra picture insert. Sold through mailorder and at selected shops after the tour. Cool packaging. Contains the killer re-recorded(faster & better!) version of their early classic tunes "Devil" and "Sex" from the 1st EP and an alternate version of "Fastest Dream" from the "Dead Song" LP. Consisted of ex-The Execute/Lip Cream singer Baki, ex-The Comes drummer and ex-The Execute bassist.

Gastunk "Under The Sun" LP - Více/Crown, 1987, Japan, Orig. Japanese issue, Gatefold sleeve, Insert, (25EC-1002) - $20
This is the original Japanese pressing with the original recordings and artworks on a glossy heavy gatefold sleeve, plus a folded poster-style insert. The later U.S. re-issue/re-mixed version on Pusmort(w/ Pushead artwork) is also known as the "Under The Sun/U.S. Mix" and has some of the tracks re-recorded with altered English lyrics.

Gauze "Equalizing Distort" LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (NM-/VG), (BEL-12002) - $70
Note: The sleeve shows spots from age discoloration. The vinyl is in NM- condition.

Gauze "Fuckheads" CD - XXX, 1997/1984, Japan, (XXX-08) - $15
Official reissue of the 1st LP, originally released on ADK Records in '84.

Gazime "Rock'n'Roll Suicide" 7" EP - Scat Pistol, 1995, Japan, "Intense Trad Core" logo sticker, (SPR 001) - $4

Gendou Missile "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $28
Awesome hard drivin' Japanese punk with gruff vocals! Fucking great band, great EP. Cool yakuza-ish lyrics as well. This is probably the least known Hold Up/Noise Room release outside of Japan. Max from Ghoul is listed on the Special Thanks list. Gendou Missile used to play with both Japcore style and punk rock bands.

Gibbed "Eternal Life" 7" flexi - S.O.B.(Sound Of Burial), 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Ultra Fast 4) - $20
This is some really brutal shit. 6 tracks of fucking killer, grinding deathrash HC for fans of S.O.B., (late)Rose Rose, Inzest, Sore Throat, Napalm Death, or Carcass. Ultra-fast intense blast beats and awesome metallic guitar riffs/solos. Gibbed had some members of Unholy Grave. Their only release besides the tracks on the "Thrashing Deathpower" comp on Selfish. Released on S.O.B.'s old label called Sound Of Burial Records that also did the S.O.B./Napalm Death split and two other S.O.B. 7"s. Probably the last release of the label.

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, Double-sided 6-panel poster sleeve, LP size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $50
This is much, much better and sounds way more HC than their 1st flexi. Can't believe it's the same band... What you get here is 120% raging late '80s Selfish Records style Japcore!! Really powerful stuff. This 2nd EP is hard to come by, and is rarely seen for sale/trade.

Glycerin "... From The Depth" 8" EP - AA, 1987, Japan, Insert, Mailorder flyer, New/Unplayed, 2 copies available, (AA-021) - $8
Obscure '80s band that was on the ADK Omnibus Vol.2 EP. On this 8", they play cool ADK style but more uptempo punk with solid and slightly metallic guitar.

HCP(Hard Core Poznan) "Anti Drugs" 7" EP - Resistance Productions/International Hardcore Movement, 1989, Poland, 1000 pressed, Hand-numbered poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RIP 027) - $20
Fucking killer band!!! Pre-Apatia. Definitely one of my favorite '80s Polish HC records. Ultra-raw, noisy and brutal HC with intensely distorted guitar like early Brazilian or Finnish bands. This should appeal not only to Polish HC fans, but also to those who dig any Scandinavian, Italian, Brazilian and Japanese HC/Crust as well!! Man, this is seriously some powerful ripping shit!! Released on a Swiss label. Unplayed old stock copy of this rare obscure EP.

Headache "S/T" 8" flexi - Hangontan, 1984, Japan, (Hangontan-1) - $30
Solid and metallic '80s Japanese style HC/Punk with that gruff vocals. 6 tracks incl. "Pleasure of Death", "We Must Rebel", "Viva La Headache" etc. Crazy front cover artwork, but the drummer's outfit looks even crazier...

Headache "S/T" 8" flexi - Hangontan, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Hangontan-1) - $35

Hell Riser "S/T" 7" EP - Beat Crazy, 1988, Japan, (BCR-9) - $10 Prod. by Shinoyan from The Continental Kids(ex-SS)

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $20
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Human Despair "Struggle For Existence" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, (DIS-011) - $17
Noisy and fast, traditional Japcore with a slight metallic crust touch. If you did "Burning Spirits" style Japcore, check this out. This is their 1st EP and it's on Discrete Records, so you know what to expect.

Humpty Dumpty, The "Death To Appearances" 7" EP - Human, 1995, Japan, Clear vinyl, Insert, Bonus large sticker, Dist. by MCR, (Human 3) - $40
Hard to find 1st EP by this awesome metallic Japanese HC band with a Constricted member. One of my favorite '90s~current Japanese bands. Highly influenced by the '80s Scandinavian & U.K. metallic HC. Fucking great EP!

Iconoclast "Demo//Live" Demo Tape - Icons Of Crust, 1993, Japan, "Ltd 200 Copies" on the sleeve, (ICON-T-01) - $18

Judgement "Night Brings" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-102) - $38
The guitarist Zigyaku(ex-Gudon/Bastard etc.) and Iizawa(ex-Crück/Bastard etc.) does vocals on each side!

Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (AA-010) - $25

Junk Schizo "Pity To The Ignorant" 7" EP - Doom, 1986, Japan, (DOOM-001) - $28
Lesser known 2nd EP by this mid '80s Japanese HC band from Kyoto. Not so many people know this, but it was actually released by Cherry from Zouo. Doom Records was his label. This 2nd EP is much better and harder to find than the "Crime Of Existence" EP('84) on AA Records. Speedy, aggressive and chaotic Japcore with a slight metallic touch. 4 tracks.

Kenzi & The Trips "Bravo Johnny wa konyamo Happy" 7" flexi - Více/Crown, 1987, Japan, Promo freebie, (SS-1) - $4
Came out right after the band changed the name from Kenzi. They've also had the great LP and EP out on City Rocker and Hold Up/Noise Room Records in the mid '80s. Featuring Jun Gray from Sekinin-Tenka, Bitousha, G-Zet/Bloodberry and Dessert.

Kenzi & The Trips "Diana" 7" EP, Více/Crown, 1987, Japan, Insert, (7EC-1) - $4

Kimaira "S/T" 7" EP - Skelton, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (S.R.-003) - $30
Released on the legendary Osaka based label Skelton Records that put out the Coward & Gasmask 7"s. The cover artwork sucks but the music is ADK influenced, dark, metallic and hard punk. Very '80s Japanese obscure punk feel. The band members look fucking crazy in the photo.

Knucklehead "Mushikera no jikan" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Bonus sticker, New/Unplayed, (HG-103) - $4

Kyoaku-Kyojindan "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1984, Japan, (JRR-00I) - $35

Kyojinbyo "Fukkatsu" 7" EP - Museum, 1987, Japan, (HC-900106) - $35

L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (EX+/No Sleeve!), (LP-0523) - $25

Laughin' Nose "When the Laughin' Nose Go Marchin' Inn!" 7" flexi - AA, 1985, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $30
One of the most well known crazy events ever occured in Japanese punk history: Laughin' Nose announced the "flexi giveaway" held near the Shinjuku train station and the 1200 punks showed up. To avoid the panic and troubles from the cops, the singer had to lead everybody to the Loft where they played 2 shows the same night and the flexi's were given away there instead. This incident later became the legend. What's offered here is one of those flexi's from that time. Has a great tune and cool sleeve artwork, too. Will include a rare magazine photo scan from that whole Shinjuku punks panic incident, plus a color promo postcard from '87 as bonuses.

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $10
Straight-forward fast Japcore in the similar style as DonDon, Gil, Outo and some of the late '80s Selfish Records stuff. Self-released 1st EP.

Life "The World Lies Across Them" LP - Punk Bastard, 1999, Japan, Bonus patch, (PB-002) - $55
Comes with a "When The Peace Collapses" 2nd demo design cloth patch. Never seen another copy with a patch. Perhaps the mailorder-only?

Life "The Master of Darkness" 7" EP - Punk Bastard, 2001, Japan, (Punk Bastard-003) - $40

Lip Cream "9 Shocks Terror" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1987, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12013/DONDON-005) - $70
Superb MINT condition like new!

Loods, The "Loud Machine" Picture 12" - Captain/R.B.F., 1986, Japan, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (CAP-0034-M/RBF-205) - $17
Pure '80s Japanese style straight-forward punk rock. The discography CD was recently released by Inundow.

Magnets, The "Plunk Boy" 7" EP - Office Para, 1988, Japan, Original, Insert, (R-020) - $30
The first band by a super drummer Iron-Fist Tatsushima, who later played in GISM, Crow, Scamp(remember the Discharge tribute?), Die You Bastard! etc. The young Tatsushima wears a cool(funny) handmade Gauze t-shirt in the photo. Really good, fast, aggressive and hard-hitting '80s Japanese style punk with drivin' guitar! One of my all-time favorite bands since '87. Saw them live twice at the original Loft. This EP seriously rips hard. The 1st flexi and LP on Captain Records are fucking great too, but this one is probably their best. Original press on Office Para label, with an insert & glossier sleeve(The Magnets Records/Vivid Sound reissue didn't come with one).

Mental Disease "Sometimes Like Flowers" LP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (MCR-138) - $10
Nausea influenced noisy & metallic Japanese crust-core with great male/female dual vocals! From Nagoya city. Nausea meets Doom!?

Mess "Get Into A Mess" 7" flexi - King's World, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (KK 002) - $25
This is their first release and is waaaaay better than the later 8" EP on Selfish and LP on Bloodsucker(I've heard that the LP actually sucks....). Straight-forward, fast traditional Japcore ala Lip Cream, Gauze or Outo. They were from Kyushu but had more Tokyo Japcore feel. Early Kings World release. Excellent flexi!!!!!

Middle Rocker, The "Crazy Hear...!" 8" flexi - Club The Star, 1985, Japan, (CSR 1002) - $25
Hard sounding, killer '80s obscure Japanese punk with a bit of dark ADK feel. Very powerful and energetic tunes. Great unknown band! With the titles like "Dead Life", "Rebel Without A Cause" and "hell Ward", you know what to expect. Unknown obscure mid '80s release on The Star Club's label. I believe this one and the S.A. "I Get Position" flexi are the only non-Star Club records that were put out by this label back then.

Mods, The "News Beat/Knife and Pistol" 7" flexi - Self, 1981, Japan, Gig freebie-only, Clear blue thick flexi, Stamped green die-cut sleeve, (E-6070) - $35
Mega-rare freebie flexi given away at only three shows at Rock-May-Kan, Tokyo during the "News Beat Gig" Tour in 1981. Both tracks are unreleased on vinyl. This song "News Beat" is NOT included on their 2nd LP that's also entitled "News Beat". Classic powerful Japanese punk rock from Hakata-city, Kyushu. Formed in 1976 and still kicking. The Mods are for sure the longest running punk band from Japan(The Star Club was formed in 1977). If you like the true classic Japanese punk like The Star Club, Anarchy or old U.K. punk like The Clash, and have never heard The Mods yet, listen to any of their albums and watch the cult movie classic "Crazy Thunder Road".... now!
Note: The stamped plain die-cut sleeve looks old with signs of wear and you can hear the surface noise but plays fine without any skips.

Neuroottiset Pelimannit "Sitä Saa Mitä Tilaa" 7" EP - Self, 2001, Finland, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $25
Super hard to find, self-released 1st EP by this great band. Classic early '80s Propaganda-era Finnish HC style ala Kaaos, Appendix, Terveet Kadet, Riistetyt, Rattus etc. Fast, raw, and primitive. 8 tracks!

Neuroottiset Pelimannit "S/T" 7" EP - Assel/Stay Free Underground, 2006, Finland, 500 pressed, Label flyer, New/Unplayed, (ASSI 016/SFUR 16) - $7
Totally killer '80s Propaganda-era classic Finnish HC style. One of the best current bands from Finland.

New Walls "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (M-/NM+), (Line-002) - $25
Like the harder version of Nickey & The Warriors. Great rockin' hard punk rock with really cool female volcals! Featuring ex-members of Poisonous Cross Gibbet and Headless. The vocal style reminds me of Chitose from The Comes. Rare obscure release on Line Records that also did the Rose Rose 1st flexi, P.C.G. 2nd flexi etc.

New Walls "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed - (Line-002) - $28

Nickey & The Warriors "Dreams" CD - Captain, 1989/1987, (CAP-1041-CD) - $20
Much rarer CD version of the 1st LP. Many of the original Captain Records CD's(Lip Cream, Gas etc.) are even harder to find than the LP's.

Nikudan "S/T" 7" flexi - Lucky Strike/Ing,o!, 1983, Japan, (ING-003) - $25
Produced by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). Nikudan also had the split 8" with Gas!

Noise Distraction "Agitate Power" 7" flexi - Self, 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (ND-001) - $25
Ultra-fast and ripping traditional Japcore with very sharp guitar!! Top-notch release by this amazing, however sadly unknown band. If they've had any releases a few years earlier on Selfish Records, I bet tons of Japcore fans would have been going nuts for them. They put out an LP on Vinyl Japan a little after this flexi as well as a few tracks on an old MCR comp that I can't remember the title of.

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, (SK 001) - $5
Awesome raging pissed-off hardcore from Chicago, in the vein of Los Crudos and Sin Orden. Brutal shit.

Nubile "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK 04S) - $55
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" demo. Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.

Nubile "S/T" 7" EP - Wechselbalg/Telegraph, 1984, Japan, Oversized sleeve, (Wt-704) - $25
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" demo. Their 2nd 7" after the 1st flexi release on ADK Records.

P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages - $50
The third and last issue of P.O.W. is entitled "Performance Of War", the special Sakevi issue. This ultra-rare, awesome mag was edited and published by Sakevi from G.I.S.M. Lots of insane pics, interviews and articles about topics like death, war, execution and other abnormal stuff. The texts are written in both Japanese and English. John Duncan, who lived in Japan at that time, was a co-editer for this issue and most of the main contents were translated into English. There's also a very rare full-page ad for the G.I.S.M. VHS release with a large live pic of Sakevi, Hanatarash live photos, Psychic TV photo, Hold Up Records ad that's advertising the upcoming F.O.A.D. 7"(that never came out), small Lip Cream ad, C.O.P. LP/T.P.C. Records ad that's advertising the upcoming G.I.S.M. 2nd LP(which originally planned to be released on T.P.C.), a full-page Selfish Records ad and more cool artworks. Very professionally done, amazing underground mag with glossy covers. Extremely rare. Formerly entitled "Punk On Wave"(Vol.1~2), edited by Sakevi and Charmy(Laughin' Nose/AA Recs.), which focused solely on music.
P.S. I got questions from a few people. I'm listing it as "magazine" because Sakevi and Charmy clearly stated that P.O.W. isn't "fanzine", probably because the quality and contents are way better than the average zines from that time. And, yes it does look more like a real mag.
Note: The top part looks like it was slightly molded(?) and it shows some very light spots there. I've had this copy stored in a box since I bought it new ages ago and can't remember it getting wet. Not sure how this happened but I'm guessing it was molded(by temperature not water) because I can smell it... Overall it really doesn't look so bad and most of the pages are like new. Offering it for cheaper than another copy sold before.

Pest "Rock City Baby" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Rebelabel, 1998, Japan, New/Unplayed, (BSR-044/REB-012-7) - $3

Pogo, The "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (BDB-006) - $20
The Pogo played really cool, fast and super catchy, yet aggressive '80s Japanese style drivin' punk rock. Don't be fooled by the silly band name. The music is awesome. Some of the members were from Disarray, Idiot Idolaters, Barigade, Kenzi & The Trips etc. Unknown outside of Japan, but they got big after releasing a few 12"s on Captain Records. I saw them live in '88!! Their first release right after appearing on the RBF comp w/ The Zolge, Sister Ray(ex-Kikeiji), Rose Rose etc.

Poison "Doku" 7" flexi - Poison Recs./Explosion, 1985, Japan, (PLM-081) - $50

Poison "Doku" 7" flexi - Poison Recs./Explosion, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (PLM-081) - $55
Unplayed old stock copy of this rare 1st flexi. Mint.

Poison "Mystery Temptation" 7" EP - Extasy, 1986, Japan, Insert, (EX-002) - $48
This one is a bit harder to find than most of the other Poison/Poison Arts releases, and the songs on this EP kick ass! Amazing guitar work by Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox). 4 tracks including the early classics like "Over Head", "Fighting Soldier" etc. The second release by Extasy Records which was a label ran by Yoshiki from X Japan long before they got huge. The first Extasy release was the X "Orgasm" EP, in case any of you care...

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989, Japan, Freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune from the classic 1st LP on Selfish. Much faster and better than the original version!

Razors Edge "Thrash March" 7" EP - Booz, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Original Japanese press on clear red vinyl w/ red sleeve, (BOOZ-003) - $15

Real "S/T" 7" flexi, Real Office, 1982, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 830), (R 001) - $30
Real's 2nd release. 2 tracks on "Real" side A and 1 track feat. a guest guitarist on "Real & Contemporaine" side B. Their 1st EP was on Aspirin Records and not Real Office. That's why the catalog # for this flexi is "001". I don't think there's "002" even exists.

Real "Real 3" 7" EP - Real Office, 1983, Japan, 500 pressed, Stamped & numbered inner sleeve(# 486), (REAL 003) - $35

Real "Real 4/Kids" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-20E) - $55
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec. I like most of the Real releases, but this 7" and the 8" on Ducasse label are their best in my opinion. Solid and hard sounding great punk with sharp guitar. If you dig the bands like The Stalin, Molugu, Rebel, Kikeiji etc., then you'll like this EP. Probably one of the most overlooked, yet harder to find ADK releases. Never seen it for sale elsewhere outside of Japan. In case you're not familiar, Real was one of a very few(and rare) ultra-political activist bands in Japan among the others with a similiar political stance(anti-emperor, anti-war, animal rights) like Theze, The Ballad, Nué, HDW etc. These guys were totally underground. I remember some of them getting arrested in the chaos of the riot when the Showa Emperor died(X-day) in '89.

Real "Ai no kakera" 7" EP - Real Office, 1987, Japan, 12-page booklet, (LM-0887) - $25
Their self-released 6th 7". All the 3 tracks are very good, especially the title track stands out. It's a great punk tune.

Result "Love//Hope" LP - Scruffy Krust, 1999, Japan, 900 pressed on black, 14-page booklet, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $75
The first and only LP by this amazing Japanese crust band feat. ex-C.F.D.L. singer. Self-released on Scruffy Krust label. Very, very hard to find. This LP is so fucking good and is definitely much better than their earlier EP. Dark, metallic and dramatic crust. Nice silver "grim reaper" artwork printed on a black textured paper sleeve.
Note: Tiny chip(not even 0.1" deep) on vinyl edge since I bought it new. It's nothing major.

Resurrection "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1985, Japan, (ADK-23S) - $25
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec. Had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Rec.

Resurrection "S/T" LP - Self, 1986, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $45
Totally unknown full-legnth LP by this ADK Records related band. Almost no ADK collectors even know the existence of this LP as only a very few were made by the band and it was originally sold through the zine mailorder ads and at their shows back in '86. 9 tracks recorded in '85 and '86. Much better than the flexi! The songs are a bit more punkish. Dark and gloomy punk in the late Stalin, Kikeiji, Masturbation vein. Had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Rec.

Rinjyu-Zange "Who's The Founder?" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nouzui, 1988, Japan, Yellow sleeve, (AFR-008) - $25
Fast drivin' Japcore thrash with a slight metallic touch. Comparable to Googol Plex, Chicken Bowels, Brain Death, DonDon, Systematic Death or Mad Conflux. Split release by Adventure Family and DonDon singer's Nouzui Records. Cloudy from Front Guerrilla/GISM is listed on the thanks list. They also had a good split EP with Disclaim.

Rise Above "Beat It" 7" EP - Punk Etc, 1989, Belgium, Insert, (PETC 19) - $7
Early '80s U.S. style fast and tight sXe hardcore. Released on the well known Punk Etc Records.

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $55
One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ, Zone etc. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. 10 tracks!!

Sex Complex Class "Geninfumei" 7" flexi - M.Sound/MCR, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (VG/VG+), (E-7410/MCR-005) - $18
Fast and solid sounding, killer HC/Punk that sounds very similar to The Stalin, Typhus, Kikeiji, Sekinin-Tenka, Rebel or Molugu!!! Highly recommended for fans of these bands. You won't be dissaponted if you like the ADK Records stuff. Their 1st flexi. Although it doesn't say "MCR" or the MCR catalog # anywhere on the flexi or sleeve, this was supposed to be a split release by the band's own label M.Sound and MCR(This is the 3rd record release by the label since MCR 003 & 004 are the Fuck Geez tapes). I've got the catalog #005 from the discography page on the MCR site. The 2nd flexi was put out also by MCR in 1986.
The flexi has some small dents, but plays fine without any skips.

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $5

Sodom "S/T" 7" EP - Telegraph/Wechselbalg, 1985, Japan, Oversized sleeve, (WT-705) - $25
Their 1st EP after the classic "St.Requiem" cassette and the ADK Omnibus tracks. Insane mix of avante-garde, noise, darkwave(ala The Birthday Party) and even Punk/HC. Really essential stuff.

Spit Out(Coward + Gasmask) "Dowheeeee" One-sided 7" EP - M@frog, 1996, Japan, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (M@-1) - $48
Studio-only project band by ex-singer and bassist of Coward, and two ex-Gasmask members. Fucking killer high-speed drivin' raw hardcore/punk that doesn't sound like any other bands! '80s Japanese punk plus their own unique style. Can't really describe how awesome this EP is. Reminds me just a little bit of Typhus or early The Stalin, but Spit Out played much, much faster!! This record got a good review in MRR(1997). Self-released by the band's own label. Very, very rare and hard to find. Rarely seen for sale even in Japan due to the poor distibution at the time of release. Totally excellent EP!!!!!

Stab 4 Reason & The Styles "S/T" 7" EP - Radical East, 1999, Japan, Stickered outer sleeve, (RE-19) - $3
The Root Rock Reggae project by the Bad Brains/FVK influenced hardcore band. They've had a split EP with Real Reggae on MCR.

Stalin, The "Romantist/Light My Fire" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2030) - $45
Classic 3rd 7" with their most well-known song "Romantist"(a.k.a. "Romanchisto" or "Romanticist"). Includes a B-side track that's not on the LP's. The best live photo of Michiro on the front cover.

Stalin, The "Go Go Stalin" 12" - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-1) - $28
Superb MINT condition like new! Complete with an obi.

Stalin, The "Mushi" Picture LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, 1st press on picture disc w/ die-cut sleeve, Obi, (CMC-2512) - $45

Stalin, The "Fish Inn" LP - B.Q., 1984, Japan, Original, Insert, (BQL-1) - $35
This is the original pressing on Michiro's B.Q. label. The '86 reissue on J.A.P./Japan Records is the remix version with extra guitars, bass and keyboard added by Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock etc. This B.Q. original recording and the remix version sound very different. The "Fish Inn" remix LP is the very first Japanese record Bill Laswell has ever produced. He's an well-known producer who has also worked with Motorhead, Ramones, Iggy Pop, P.I.L., Bob Marley, Mick Jaguar, Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. I personally enjoy listening to both versions, however most of the Japanese fans say that the additional instruments and over-remix work ruined the original sound. Also, the B.Q. issue has a completely different sleeve artwork than the reissue. Only the limited mailorder copies of the B.Q. pressing came with the "Vacuum" bonus flexi and that one is a bit harder to come by.

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent, 1987, Japan, Insert, Dist. by B.Q. Records, (Independent 009ML) - $38
Superb MINT condition like new!

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent, 1987, Japan, Dist. by B.Q. Records, (Independent 009ML) - $30
Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, 1981), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., 1984), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, 1984). Official collection of their classic tunes.

Star Club, The "Anoko ni hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $55
Mega-rare gig freebie-only flexi!! One of the hardest to find and most sought-after S.C. releases of all. Contains a killer, fast and hard drivin' punk title track tune which was actually the very first song that was ever written by them right after the band was formed, however has never been officially recorded until 1984(Except the live version of this song appeared on the "Go To Hell" acetate 7" that they've pressed less than 5 copies in 1977.) Although this studio track isn't available on any of their other records, it's one of the most well known and loved S.C. tunes to their older fans. The flexi was given away free to fans only at one show at Loft in 1984(Says "Not For Sale" printed on it.) Some online resources say that it was the first flexi to be given away through their "Cosa Nostra" fan club('85~'90), but that's completely wrong.

The flexi has a few tiny dents but plays perfectly. It's nothing major.

State "No Illusions" 7" EP - Reagan Era HC, 2001, US, Insert - $4 Originally self-released on Statement Records in '83.

Still "Real Time" 7" EP - Strawberry, 1985, Japan, Photo card insert, Clear PVC sleeve, New/Unplayed, (P-2006) - $15
Produced by Tsunematsu Masatoshi from Friction and E.D.P.S. Melodic darkwave with good female vocals. Featuring a Jagatara member. Reminds me of the British 4AD stuff. The singer was also a guest member for Tsunematsu's solo LP.

Suicide "Warning for the World Punks" 7" EP - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, (Bizarre Record 002) - $30
The Stalin and ADK influenced obscure Japanese punk. Great punkish tunes with dark melody on this 2nd EP.

Suicide "Celebration" 7" EP - Captain, 1985, Japan, (CAP-0003-E) - $20

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $15
Catchy, melodic and fun punk rock with sharp and trashy rockin' guitar riffs. Some of the members went onto form The Pogo and Kenzi.

Tomorrow "Stand Uplight" 7" EP - S.I.H., 1997, Japan, Blue sleeve, (S.I.H.-02) - $35
Super-rare and hard to find 1st EP by this now broken-up great Japanese HC band. Came out a year before the split EP with The Steam Pig on FFT Rec.

Tomorrow "Nuovo Punto Di Partenza" CD - Answer, 1999, Japan, 7" size booklet sleeve, (ANS-020) - $5
1st full-length(CD-only release) by this killer Japanese HC band with '80s Italian and S. American infulence. Totally raging stuff. Italian lyrics. Nice 20-page booklet sleeve full of artworks, lyrics, photos and infos.

Trash "Tora matsuri ondo" 7" EP - Taiyo, 1986, Japan, Glossy full-color poster sleeve, Comic book insert, (LEO-005) - $25
It was Masami's first band before Ghoul, and yes, the same band that was appeared on the "Kotobuki-cho '83" boot live video with GISM, Mohawks and Laughin' Nose. Simple and catchy rockin' punk rock. Guest chorus by Masami, Jaja(Lip Cream), Baki(Gastunk), Hiroto(The Blue Hearts) etc.

War Painted City Indian "W.P.C.I. Warning" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, (AA-017) - $30
The 1st EP by this Legendary band from Osaka, featuring ex-Mohawks/Mobs singer Sin(R.I.P.) and ex-Freedom/The Bones members. Motörhead & UK inspired, drivin' metallic HC/Punk. They've also had the "Terror Boogie" 12" out on AA Records. Broke up in '87 and got reformed as City Indian with ex-Outo guitarist Katsumi and put out the CD "Howling On Fire" in '89. The CD was reissued with bonus live video footage a few years back.

Willard, The "Will" Picture 12" - Captain, 1986, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, (CAP-0036P) - $15
Original Captain Records pressing. This is the pic. 12" issue of their '85 gig freebie flexi, with an extra track added. Also, two of the songs(3 Years & D-Day or Lost Day) on this 12" originally appeared on the rare "L.C.D.D."(La Caduta Degli Dei) 1st flexi from '83. Totally killer fast and hard-hitting punk tunes. The 1st flexi was produced by Michiro(The Stalin) and came with his infamous "Ing,o!" zine. The Willard was formed in '82 and broke up once in '83, then the singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer played in The Execute, until they were reformed in '84. There's The Stalin interview in "Ing,o!" Vol.4 with Jun as their real member.

Willard, The "Indies" 12" - Independent, 1986, Japan, Ltd 1st press w/ bonus 7", Music Visions catalog insert, (Independent 007L) - $25
Compiles some of their very rare early 7"s incl. "Outlaw" EP('84), "Vanguard" Pic. EP('85), and "Congratulation" Gig freebie-only EP('85). Comes with a bonus "Klan" EP.

Willard, The "The Legend Of Silver Guns" LP - Eastworld, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, Full-color LP size poster insert, (WTP-90474) - $15

Yōran "Love Bitterness" 7" EP - Night Gallery, 1985, Japan, (Night-003) - $2
Fucking lame ass weird new wave crap. This guy was actually the original Laughin' Nose guitarist from their early noisecore era. He had another EP out in '81, which sounds way cooler, on the legendary first Osaka punk label called Unbalance Records.

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011)- $48
The legendary band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead, and Venom style. 4 tracks recorded circa '83/84. Fucking loud, noisy and totally raging!! This EP was released after they broke up. Some of the members, including a super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Geizz/Tetsu-Arrey). Killer picture disc artwork. One of the BEST and harder to find Hold Up releases.

Zolge, The "Russian Roulette" 12" - D.T.K.(Down To Kill), 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, 6-panel full-color poster sleeve, Stamped & numbered on back sleeve(# 0305/1000), (D.T.K.L.-9001) - $20
Since the late '80s, D.T.K. Records has been putting out mainly the CD re-issues of the bands like Kuro, The Comes, Poison Arts, Genoa etc. This is probably the only ever vinyl release of the label.

DEC 19TH 2008 (PART 2 : SPLIT & V/A)

+++ SPLIT +++

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $28
Early release by Overthrow Rec. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from Nagoya city. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic Japcore that reminds me of Burning Spirits style with a slight crust touch.

Benitsubaki / Mentality Society "Hardcore Clash Out" 2 x 7" EP - Dynamite Rock, 1990, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (DR-001) - $28
Here's a rare obscure one from the early '90s. Both bands played traditional straight-forward Japcore. Mentality Society is good but kind of average Japcore. Benitsubaki much better. In that powerful Burning Spirits style. They had another EP out also on their own Dynamite Rock label.

Breaking Power The Prisoner / Dororo - 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (E-8076) - $35
Completely unknown split release by these super-obscure bands from Osaka. Dororo might be a bit more known to a very few obsessive collectors, because they were included on the "Last Punk Osaka" comp LP(Very rare, by the way...) with early S.O.B., Outo, Brutas(Naoto's band before S.O.B.), Dither(Pre-Rapes) etc. Their guitarist went onto form Danse Macabre with ex-Zouo singer Cherry. This is their only ever release beside the comp tracks. B.P. The Prisoner did the self-released 8" flexi on or around the same year. On this split, they play some cool dark and metallic ADK-ish punk.

Coward / Gasmask - LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Crust War 017) - $55 (On Hold)
Limited reissue of the mega-rare flexi and EP on Skelton Records. Includes all the tracks from the original releases, plus some extra live and unreleased studio tracks as well as the "Coward + Gasmask" studio project bands Gasward and Cowmask materails. This LP was sold out fast.

Curtainrail / JBA(John Browns Army) 7" EP - Gloom, 2000, Japan/US, New/Unplayed, (Gloom-008) - $3
Crazy Jap manic thrashing madness with distorted vocals and brutal fast HC from NY. ex-Devoid Of Faith.

D.O.N.D.O.N. / Scraps "Cry of Soul" 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan/France, 1500 pressed, (MCR-022) - $15

Disclose / Hellkrucher "Why Must We Die?"(Blood Sucking Freaks III) 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan/UK, Mailorder-only ltd clear red vinyl, (BSR-013) - $35

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $28
Dropdead members' project band Vs. Japanese political crust. Confuse rip-off sleeve artwork and logo. Includes a Crow cover by Disfuse and a Dropdead cover by P.O.I.

Edge-Ucate / Deliver Me - 7" EP - Disgruntled, 199?, US, Ltd ver. of 100 w/ handmade die-cut sleeve & numbered inner sleeve(# 1), Insert, (DR 008) - $7
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Rec.

Exhale / Diallo - 7" EP - Cries Of Pain, 2003, Japan/US, Ltd ver. of 100 w/ screened & hand-numbered sleeve(# 083), Insert, Flyer & sticker, (C.O.P. #3) - $18
Exhale plays blazing traditional Burning Spirits style Japcore like Death Side, Crude, Judgement etc. Dark and heavy crust by Diallo.

Extinct Government / Hazard "Punk Addict" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, Poster sl., (Overthrow-011) - $30
The first release by both. Great powerful Japcore. E.Government with an early bassist Minoru(ex-Lip Cream/The Comes) from Colored Rice Men.

Fact / Disgusting Lies - 7" EP - MCR, 1990, Japan/Poland, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (MCR-136) - $3

Gudon / Warhead Junk "Blood Sucking Freaks" - Blood Sucker, 1990, Japan, (BSR-004) - $45
Warhead Junk is also a great Japcore band with two ex-Gudon members and a member from Insane Youth/Forward. Awesome split EP. Early Bloodsucker release. According to the label site, it was released in '90 and not '91.

Mad Butcher / Brainstorm - 7" EP - Keloid, 1998, Japan, 1st press of 700, Stamped & numbered sleeve/inner sleeve(# 0246), Label flyer, (K-03) - $4
Mad Butcher plays ultra-fast angry HC like early S.O.B. with some great heavy and slow breakdowns. Brainstorm is more simple sounding fast and raw HC. It's on the same label that also did the Shikabane/Agathocles split.

Majestic Four / SMOL - 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan/Sweden, 1000 pressed, New/Unplayed, (MCR-110) - $3

New Roteeka / Loo's Halloween - 7" flexi - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-PR-002) - $18
Offering it for cheap since I have several copies. Rare promo-only freebie flexi. Perhaps the most obscure AA Records release ever. Both bands play fast, catchy and totally '80s Japanese style punk! Great split.

Raid / Sugar - 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, (DIS-022) - $30
Top-notch, killer split release by these two traditional Burning Spirits style Japcore from Shizuoka city, done exactly in the tradition of old Shizuoka bands like So What, Rustler, Deadless Muss, Innocents etc. Both bands sound very similar to Death Side as well. This EP is a bit hard to find. Sugar's only release, Raid also has the CD out on Discrete. They have two ex-members of Swindle Bitch, the band that released a split EP with Rustler.

Sewn Shut / Mind Collage - 7" EP - Sounds Of Betrayal, 1999, Sweden/Japan, Label flyer, New/Unplayed, (S.O.B. Seventh) - $4

Swat / Sawaki Kazumi "Marudo" 7" flexi - Hinokyu Ongaku Shuppan, 1983, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Honshitsu-hakkutsu 002) - $18
Offering it for cheap since I have several copies. Swat is kinda like The Stalin or Typhus style fast punk, with female vocals. One of their songs sounds a bit ADK-ish. Two tracks by Swat, with titles like "Death Boy" and "Roudousha-kaikyu"(The Proletariat). Sawaki Kazumi is from the old band called Hinokyu(or Hinomiya?), who had the 7" out on City Rocker in '84. It's his project band playing some weird ass punk on this split.


A Farewell To Arms - LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. Japanese issue, Insert, (BEL-12003) - $65
Gauze / The Execute / Lip Cream / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Original Selfish Records pressing, not the '88 German re-issue on Nuclear Blast with different artworks. Needless to say, the whole comp is amazing. Contains a rare(and great!) Gastunk song "Alpha in 201" that can be only heard on this LP. They were playing this song in their early days and it's never been included on any of their other releases.

Anglican Scrape Attic - 7" flexi - No Label(Pre-Earache), 1985, Japan/UK/US, (No Cat. #) - $15
The Execute / Lip Cream / Sacrilege / Concrete Sox / Hirax - One of the very first foreign comp's that Japanese bands appeared on. Sort of a forgotten jewel of international HC history. The Execute contributed a killer tune "Your Eyes". What makes this track special is that this version is available only on this comp. The singer Turkey is on vocals. Recorded after Baki left but before the last singer Chatara joins the band in '86. Completely different line-up than the last EP & LP except Lemmy(Might be the same line-up as the "Blunt Sleazy" EP). I believe the Sacrilege track is also exclusive to this. Pre-Earache release by the future Earache founder Dig and Kalv from Heresy. Note: The Concrete Sox track skips...

Attack of 4 Tribes - LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12030) - $28
Poison Arts / Matsuji / F.O.A.D.(Fuck Off And Die) / 666(Triangle Six of Death) - Cool 4-way split LP. The Matsuji tracks fucking kill!!! Their best material here. If you never heard of Matsuji, they've had an excellent(and VERY hard to find) EP called "Dead Voice" out on Slice Rec. Violent sounding heavy Japcore with mean as hell vocals! Nice metallic guitar riffs/solos as well. Their tracks on the "Nobody's Fault" comp LP are great, too. F.O.A.D. was a short-lived band consisted of the guitarist Max(ex-Ghoul) and Tatsuya(ex-The Stalin, Masturbation, The Star Club, Warriors etc.). The original members included Jyotaro(Mobs/Geizz/Tetsu-Arrey) and Youichi(Zadkiel). Motorhead inspired, tight and drivin' hard punk. Pretty wild and tough sound. Guest guitars by Reika(Colored Ricemen, Human Arts etc.). This is their only ever released material on vinyl. Hold Up planned to release the EP but it never happened...! Great metallic and thrashy HC from Triangle Six of Death. "Born To Die" is a true smasher! Similar to Casbah, but more HC vein on this LP. 5 tracks each by Poison Arts and Matsuji, 3 tracks each by F.O.A.D. and 666.

Bondage Maniac Vol.3 - Tape - Bondage Maniac/Slaver Office, 1992, Japan, Stamped fold-out sleeve - $20
Condemned / Despair / The Slang / Blind Justice / Nouka-Suitai / Back Rush / Warsaw / MxDxS / The Brownue / Headcase / Hot Milk - Rare tracks by Condemned, an early Osaka crust with Jacky from Famtid/Crust War. Despair and Condemned are also on the "Final Noise Attack" comp.

Dokumentti Todellisuudesta - LP - SHJ, 1988, Int'l, Large booklet(ULO zine #29) w/ band infos & lyrics - $20
Fuck Geez(Jap) / Powerage(S.Africa) / Perestroika(Fin) / Screaming Foetus(S.Africa) / Euthanasia(Fin) / Mafia(Fin) / Sabotaasi(Fin) / AKK(Fin) / Son Of Happy(Canada) / Troublemakers(Swe)

Don't Enforce Your Values On Me!(MCR Comp Flexi Vol.3) - 7" flexi - MCR, 1988, Japan/Germany, 1000 pressed, (MCR-014) - $10
SiC / Fuck Geez / Spermbirds / Pestilence - 2 bands each from Japan and Germany. Early MCR comp.

Final Noise Attack - 7" EP - MCR, 1994, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-070) - $48
Condemned / Defiance / Reason Why / Despair - One of the most wanted and rarest early Japanese crust records. Limited to only 700 copies. The title was named after the "Final Noise Attack" series gigs that were organized by Gloom back in the early to mid '90s. Compiles some of the best, early Osaka raw noise crust bands. Rare tracks by Condemned featuring Jacky from Crust War, who'd later join Gloom and Framtid. Defiance was an old band with Jhonio(Gloom/Defector) and Habi(Gloom). None of these 4 bands have ever released anything beside the demos and comp appearances.

Fledgeling Punx(Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NR-001E) - $35
Gagize / Re Zist / Sword / Weedy Eggs - Awesome obscure Japcore comp by the DonDon singer's old label. Re Zist and Gagize are known for their great flexi's on Half Alive Records. Sword and Gagize are also on the "Shodoku Gig" LP on Selfish. The front sleeve photo has a crowd of punks from some show and there's young Ishiya from Death Side smiling in the middle. I got my own copy in '88 and just recognized his face in the photo after 20 years.

It's All Been Said Before... - 7" EP - ????, 1992(?), Int'l, 10-page booklet sleeve - $20
Googol Plex(Jap) / Brain Death(Jap) / BGK(Holand) / Urban Waste(U.S.) / State(U.S.) / Absolution(U.S.) / Wretched(Italy) / Chumbawamba(U.K.) - Amazing old unknown boot with crazy selection of the bands. It's in the "Killed By Hardcore" vein. Can't seem to find any infos about this record...

Meaningful Consolidation - 2 x 7" EP - Blurred/D.I.Y./Icons Of Crust/Forest/Yasuo, 1994, Japan, Glossy booklet sleeve, (Blurred-05/D.I.Y.-EP-005/Icon-R-02/Shinrin-01/Battle Striker-02) - $35
Disclose / S.D.S. / Abraham Cross / C.F.D.L. / Defiance / Anti Authorize / Iconoclast - It's like the '90s Japanese crust all-stars comp. Split release by the 5 different labels. Defiance was an early Osaka crust band with Jhonio & Habi from Gloom and ex-Asphyxia guitarist.

Nagasaki Nightrider - LP - ????, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $38
Lip Cream / The Stalin / G-Zet / Outo / The Clay / Cobra / SA / Masturbation / Kuro / The Swankys / Aburadako / The Bones / The Comes / L.S.D. / Kikeiji / Systematic Death / Bitousha / The Execute / Rose Rose / Laughin' Nose - Old boot comp of Japanese Punk/HC '80~'85. Insert has the band/release infos and original cover artworks.

No Bullshit Vol.1 - 7" EP - No Way, 2006, Int'l, Insert, New/Unplayed, Out of print,(NW-03) - $5
Career Suicide(Canada) / Direct Control(Canada) / Government Warning(Canada) / Bad Dirty Hate(Japan) / Strung Up(U.S.)

Nobody's Fault(Slice Omnibus Vol.1) - LP - Slice, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, 2 x insert, (No Cat. #) - $28
Poison Arts / Nira-Kodomo / Rose Rose / Matsuji / Clod / Crisis Kill - Great late '80s Japcore comp on the Poison Arts singer's old label Slice(Sulais) Records. Sleeve artwork by Sugi. The Poison Arts and Matsuji tracks kick ass. All the Matsuji materials are so damn good!!! Crisis Kill guitarist later played in Rocky & The Sweden.

Outsider - LP - City Rocker, 1982, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, (CR-00D) - $85
G.I.S.M. / Gauze / The Comes / Masturbation / Laughin' Nose / Madame Edwarda / Fullx / Route 66 - The first Japanese HC/Punk comp. The front cover artwork by Sakevi(He also did the "Great Punk Hits" cover art). The back side of a huge fold-out poster sleeve is full-color and has a bunch of live pics of all the bands. The L.N. tracks are from when they were still playing some crucial distorted noise HC in their early days. I personally like this comp for the early Masturbation & M. Edwarda stuff.
Note: There's a tiny 0.2" tear/hole on the front sleeve. Not too visible. Otherwise in a superb NM- condition. The vinyl is Mint.

Patrick(Hang 'Em High) - 7" EP - Bloodberry, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve - $20
Crow / Defuse / Disgusting Void / Slub Judge

Ranchiki Omnibus 2 - 5 x 7" flexi - Nouzui/Ranchiki Pro., 1987, Japan, 1000 pressed, LP size fold-out poster sleeve, (NR-02E ~ NR-06E) - (Trade or Offer)
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Jyuden-Souchi / SiC / Don Don / Chu-Doku / Angry Ducks / Gymnopedia / The Blow Ups / The Wells / Tori / The Strummers / Maria-A(ex-Gaddiss) / Nora / Yagiinu / The's / C.D. Synapse / The Shams / Bakudan-Kozou / Church Mouse / Goose / 16 Tons / The Nudsad - Insanely rare 5 flexi set compilation. Yes, the 5 flexi's packaged in a huge poster sleeve! Wide variety of bands but they're all within the Punk/HC style. While some of these bands later became well known, some of them never even had any own releases. Split release by the DonDon singer's old Nouzui label and Ranchiki Project. Ranchiki was the Tokyo based free zine done by a girl who was passing them out at the local shows. She first did the comp tape/booklet set in '86 called "Ranchiki Aid Omnibus 1" which was co-released by Ranchiki and Tainai Label and also contained some killer bands like Poison(Rare early song with Chelsea), Nira-Kodomo(Ishiya from Death Side on bass), Barigade, New Roteeka, Asylum, Shuffle etc. Maria-A had a female singer from the ultra-obscure ADK related band Gaddiss on the "ADK Omnibus" EP. I doubt there's anyone reading it actually has heard of this band, but I've been trying to get more infos about them. The only other known Maria-A material is on the "Dog Days" VHS with Lip Cream, Outo etc. Also, if you wonder, The's is the same band that appeared on the "Kill Bill" movie. Like Vol.1, this flexi set was mainly distributed locally and through mailorder. It's a sort of nostalgic comp for me as I've seen quite a few of the bands on it.

Tokyo Crusties Comp E.P. - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, 6-page booklet sleeve, (D.I.Y.-EP-001) - $40
Abraham Cross / Collapse Society / Battle Of Disarm / Crocodile Skink - Killer compilation with some of the best '90s Japanese crust bands. Awesome noise crust & fucked up EngRish lyrics at it's best. Very first D.I.Y. Records release. Hard to find.

Tosamono(Kochi Hardcore Comp.) - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, Flyer, (Dan-Doh 007) - $28
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / AR-15 / Kerie Bundy

Virus Compilation(Byougentai) - LP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (JH 108) - $35
Lip Cream / Systematic Death / Mad Conflux / Don Don / SiC / FVK

Voice - LP - Japan Recs./Tokuma, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, (25JAL-3086) - $20
The Stalin / Aburadako / The Star Club / Laughin' Nose / Inu / Allergy / Lizard / Boøwy / Zelda / Accidents / E.D.P.S.(post-Friction)

World War III? - LP - Rot, 1986, Int'l, 1000 pressed, (WW 1) - $45
Rattus(Finland) / Crude SS(Sweden) / Raw Power(Italy) / Zyklome A(Belgium) / Rovsvett(Sweden) / Threats(U.K.) / Vortex(Belgium) / Wulpse Varkens(Belgium) / Tin Can Army(Germany) / Jonee Jonee(Iceland) - Rare comp with some of the classic, well known '80s Euro HC bands as well as several ultra-obscure ones. The front sleeve says "Limited edition only 1,000 records pressed".

Yokosuka City Hard Core!! - 7" flexi - MCR, 1991, Japan, 1500 pressed, New/Unplayed, (MCR-039) - $15
Pile Driver / F.V.K. / Craze Crow / Battle Attacker - Some of the finest Japcore bands out of Yokosuka where Mad Conflux was also from. There was a pretty good scene in there back in the late '80s~early '90s. Pile Driver has never released anything beside several comp's.