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Anarchy "S/T" CD - Invitation, 1980/1994, Japan, Obi, (VICL-2120) - $10
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
Asbestos "War Crisis" 7" EP - Burst, 1988, Japan, Insert, (Burst 1) - $35
Self-released 1st EP on their own Burst Records.
Ataque Frontal "S/T" 7" EP - Burrito, 2006, Peru, Official reissue of the '87 classic w/ bonus track, Large insert, New/Unplayed, (Burrito #24) - $3
B-5(Punks Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 100 pages - (Trade or Offer)
Extremely rare and amazing live photo book featuring lots of classic '80s Japanese Punk/Hardcore bands as well as several obscure ones. 2~4 pages by each band. Color and B&W photos taken circa 1983~1984. The front and back covers are The Stalin. Kuro(4P), The Stalin(4P + covers), Aburadako(4P), Sodom(ADK era!!!), Bloodberry(Tam's last band, ex-G-Zet/Bitousha/Rebel/Sekinintenka), The Star Club(5P), Kyaah, Kenzi, The Willard, Zelda, P-Model, Malin Conia, The Continental Kids, Cock C'nel, Machizo Machida(Inu), Sadie Sads, Bunretsu etc. A lot of these photos have never been published elsewhere. Full-color covers and glossy pages. Also contains the 3-page ADK Records article/discography(incl. detailed pressing infos & release month/year) with Tam's comments, and some zine reviews. Probably the best thing about this book is that it has the ultra-rare(and awesome looking!) live photos of early Sodom from their HC era, and also Bloodberry. If you're a serious ADK fan/collector, you know these photos are the very important pieces of Japanese HC/Punk history. Killer large color live photos of Bloodberry's female singer Hiromi(ex-Bitousha/Rebel) and a few small photos of Tam, which must have been taken right before he disappeared(or died). I've never seen their photos or early Sodom photos elsewhere, and especially since Bloodberry actually got to play only a very few shows after changing the name from G-Zet, I doubt so many photos of them even actually exist. This book was done by a small magazine publisher that mainly did the underground sub-culture and porno mags back then. You won't see it elsewhere... Serious offer only.
Note: There's a small Machida Machizo photo clipped out(the back side of a page is Kyaah). Besides that one page, the entire book is in the amazing, near mint condition. It doesn't even look like a 24 years old book. Got this ages ago and it's been stored in orig plastic bag.
Baby & the Dub Babylon "The Lightning" CD - East Brats (Beast Arts), 1995, Japan,(EBR-330) - (Trade or Offer)
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 & the Dub Babylon was a band formed by Baby, the ex-Gastunk/The Execute member right after he moved back from Chicago to Japan. The songs were recorded in 1990 and engineered by Yanagida at the famous Our House Studio in Tokyo(whoops! I meant to say "Mr." Yanagida... Fuck'n ouch).
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)
Blüdwülf "Full Metal Warrior" 7" EP - Battlecore/Hardware, 2005, US, 333 pressed, Insert, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 103), New/Unplayed, (ANAR005) - $30
Böhm "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, 2 copies available, (LINE-001) - $8
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 C.F.D.L. Not very well 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 Daily Life"(In fact, the shorten band name "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 the band's own label Yappy Core and S.O.R. Records which was an old label ran by a Rabia singer, that also did the flexi's by 7 Minutes Of Nausea and Confusion.
Casbah "Infinite Pain" Demo Tape - Self, 1987, Japan, Original!!, Fold-out lyrics insert - $35
Chaotix "Broaden Your Horizons" 7" EP - Crew For Life, 2003, Japan, Bonus sticker, New/Unplayed, (C.F.L.-002) - $10
Very '80s European influenced raging thrash hardcore from Sapporo city. 7 tracks of the Heresy/Ripcord style in-your-face fast hardcore attack. If you're into the bands like Heresy, Larm, Ripcord, Seein' Red, Crucial Section or the 625 label stuff, then you'll love Chaotix. Released on Crucial Section's Crew For Life label. Out of print.
Chu-Doku "S/T" 7" flexi - Museum/Blue Complex, 1985, Japan - $38 (On Hold)
Cobra "Stand The Pressure" LP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1st press w/ flexi, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (AA-013) - $65
Legendary 1st LP by Cobra. Includes 12 tracks. This is the original 1st pressing that comes with a bonus 7" flexi, containing the exclusive unreleased tracks "Everybody Messed Up" & "Doing All Right". All the lyrics are printed on an inner-bag sleeve. Earlier line-up with ex-Zouo bassist Happy. He later joined Gudon as a singer in Hiroshima and did vocals on most of their records.
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) - $30
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) - $5Post-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 "No Side" LP - Dogma/City Rocker, 1983, Japan, Textured sleeve, Insert, (DOG-2) - $138
Note: The back side(blank) of an insert has a light brown stain at the very top part. The vinyl and sleeve are in the superb condition.
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) - $7
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. 6 tracks. Good stuff. If you're into Framtid, Disclose, Life or Collapse Society, then you'll like this. D.P.P.S. also had a split 7" 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.
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 that was on the "Bullshit Detector" Vol.2 comp. Their very rare and sought after 1st EP on Boston Tea Party label from Denmark, now known for their great HC releases like the "Noget Pa Dansk" comp EP and the "Lorteland" comp tape. 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 - $58 (Sold)
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.
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.
Evance "Fucker! Fucker! Fucker!" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, Insert, (NAIL-02) - $25
Rare 3rd EP on Fast Nail Records, the old label ran by Zigyaku(Judgement/Bastard/Gudon) It's one of the only three releases that was put out by Fast Nail. The other two are the Warhead and Forward EP's.
Extinct Government "Wankers" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1996, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-017) - $25
Their 1st EP with an early line-up feat. ex-Lip Cream/The Comes bassist Minoru. Great straight-forward Japcore.
Força Macabra "Força Sinistra" 7" flexi - Thrash, 2001, Finland, 1000 pressed, Ltd Japan tour clear flexi w/ sleeve, Insert, (Thrash-010) - $5
Incl. cover songs by the Brazilian HC legends Ratos De Porao and Skarnio, plus two original songs.
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.
Gai "Damnation"(Gai 2) Demo Tape - Violent Party, 1984, Japan, 1st(or early) edition on black cassette, Red sleeve, Ultra-rare original!, (Violent Party No.2 ??) - $48
Gai "1981-1985" Cassette - Violent Party, 1985, Japan, "Swankys History!" insert included, Ultra-rare original!, (Violent Party No.?) - $58
Insanely rare and nearly impossible to find, cassette-only release. The sleeve spine says "History of GAI!". Came out around the time the "Very Best of Hero..." LP was released in 1985 right after Gai changed BACK the name to The Swankys(Gai actually started as The Swankys in 1981 when they were formed, then had to changed the name to Gai in 1983 due to being almost banned by the local clubs). Comes with a "Swankys History!" fold-out insert where Sieg-Heil is also mentioned. Compiles the 17 various studio demo tracks, plus 1 unlisted bonus(?) track which is supposed to be called "Yes! Future". Some of the songs are completely unreleased and can be only heard on this tape. Also, as far as I know, all the tracks are unreleased, exclusive version to this tape and wern't taken from the other demos or the flexi. The "Damaging Noise" demo(Violent Party No.1) is from 1983, so I'm guessing that some of the tracks on this tape were recorded even earlier and possibly their oldest materials. Violent Party was Gai's own label that also put out their other demos, Sieg-Heil, No Cut, Gess demos, "Violent Party Omnibus" etc. It was also reffered to the group of a bunch of local punks around Gai organizing the gigs in Kyushu(Hakata area), among with SS Company and Kuro's KPP Records.
Gas "Reincarnation" LP - Captain, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0014-L) - $38
This LP was originally planned to be released as their 1st full length album. However the band broke up before they finished recording the whole thing and it ended up being a compilation of the tracks from the split 8" with Nikudan('84, Jisatsu), "Sweet Emtion" 12"('85, Jisatsu) and the 4 "new" tracks recorded just for this LP in '85. These 4 exclusive tracks are NOT included on the "1982-1986" discography LP/CD. Liner notes by Narumi herself.
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, (ADK-19E) - $48
Produced & engineered by Tam from ADK/G-Zet/The Stalin/Typhus. 1st EP by this Tokyo based band that was included on the "ADK Omnibus 2" the same year. One of the members also played in L.S.D.(on their 1st flexi) and I think they're also related to Nira-Kodomo as well. Contains the 9 tracks(!!) of speedy Punk/HC tunes. Their 2nd EP was released on New Roteeka's Neo Family label in '86.
Gastunk "To Fans" 7" EP - Love, 1986, Japan, 2nd press for mailorder, Multi-colored splatter vinyl, Printed clear sleeve, Picture insert, (SEX 69-004) - $18
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.
Gauze "Kao wo aratte denaoshite koi" LP - XXX, 1997, Japan, 1000 pressed, Mailorder-only, Insert, (XXX-04) - $130
This 4th album was released on both LP/CD formats, but the vinyl version was only available through mailorder from the label. One-time only pressing of 1000 copies.
Gauze "Equalizing Distort"(+ more) LP - Boubou(?), 1999, Japan, Booklet insert, (ZYL 002) - $20
Old boot with bonus tracks. Contains the 2nd LP plus the "Thrash Til Death" and "Farewell To The Arms" comp tracks. Comes with a booklet style fold-out insert with the hilarious English translation of lyrics for all the songs, detailed infos/photos of the original comp's and lyrics/artwork reprints from the original "Equalizing..." insert. Pressed on a thick ass, heavy vinyl. Pretty nicely done, but whoever made this LP came up with the weirdest "label" name(in kanji) that I've ever seen.
Gazime "Rock'n'Roll Suicide" 7" EP - Scat Pistol, 1995, Japan, "Intense Trad Core" band logo sticker, (SPR 001) - $5
Gendou Missile "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $30
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. 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, 3 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.
Gorilla Angreb "Long Island" 7" EP - Spild AF Vinyl, 2005, Denmark, 1000 pressed, Original, Insert, New/Unplayed, (SAV #2) - $10
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) - $35
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) - $40
Hell Riser "S/T" 7" EP - Beat Crazy, 1988, Japan, (BCR-9) - $12 Prod. by Shinoyan from The Continental Kids(ex-SS)
Human Despair "Struggle For Existence" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, (DIS-011) - $18
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) - $20
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) - $30
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) - $5
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) - $5
Knucklehead "Mushikera no jikan" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Bonus sticker, New/Unplayed, (HG-103) - $5
Kuro "Fire/1986 Gig" VHS - KPP, 1986, Japan, Original!!, Pro-made, NTSC, Orig. hard package, (KPP-???) - $55
Insanely rare official VHS. It's the original self-released version on their own KPP Records, not the later '90s Kings World reissue entitled "1985 8.15 Gig" with a completely different package, sleeve and sticker label on the tape. For some odd reason, the title "1986 Gig" is printed on the sleeve, however it's actually their legendary, amazing live footage from Aug 15th 1985. Originally sold only through mailorder. I doubt many copies were ever produced, as not so many people even owned a VCR system back then and I remember that every single pro-made VHS was regularly priced 6000~10000 yen in Japan. A true collectors item out of all Kuro releases. You'll never see it again. I've owened it since the late '80s and played it only a few times as I also have the Kings World version. The sleeve is a bit oversized, so it has some minor creases at the top part, but the everything else's in great condition.
Kuro "Revival Of Death" 7" EP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 666 pressed, (KWAP-001) - $38 (Sold)
Contains the 4 killer tracks exclusive to this release, incl. the previously unreleased songs "Black Empire" and "Hell Dive" plus the studio and live version of their classic tune "No More No". Recorded in 1996 when they got back together for a short period. There was a plan on releasing the album but it never happened. This EP is much better than the "Fire" EP in my opinion. One time only ltd pressing of 666 copies. Top-notch release by these Japanese HC legends.
Kyoaku-Kyojindan "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1984, Japan, (JRR-00I) - $35
L.O.X. "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, Obi, (SS-006) - $25
"L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The project band by Naoki(Lip Cream), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X). Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the Ghoul singer Masami on vocals. Their official '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. They were such an unique project that featured several different Japcore singers doing vocals for them both live and studio. There's a kick-ass boot live video with Tokurow(Bastard/Judgement) singing for them exists. On this 7-track CD, the each song has a different singer(except Toshi on the 2 songs). The main vocalists are Ishiya(Death Side), Butaman(Tetsu-Arrey), Toshi(X), Ranko(The Continental Kids/Sperma), Koh Ito(Fools), and even Naoki sings on an entire song! Yes, Naoki from Lip Cream doing vocals & guitars! Mix of wide variety of music style from hardcore, punk, metal, thrash to rock'n'roll. It's the only ever release by them and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet that also put out the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, The Gaia 1st CD, Nickey & The Warriors 12", The Continental Kids LP's etc. Here's some more useless(?) infos for few obsessive collectors out there. The label was ran by the same dude from Ducasse Label(Kikeiji, Real EP's etc.) and Wechselbalg Records, who also runs I.D.N.(Inner Directs/I.D. Japan) which is a large distributor that has a HUGE tie to Sakevi, and exclusively distributes the G.I.S.M./Beast Arts releases. If you're bored, take a look the credits on your Beast Arts or OK Records, Ducasse stuff.
L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (EX+/No Sleeve!), (LP-0523) - $25
Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $12
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 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) - $78 (On Hold)
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. He wears a cool(funny) handmade Gauze t-shirt in the pic. 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(I believe the Magnets Records/Vivid Sound reissue didn't come with one).
Masturbation "S/T" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK-01E) - $120
Very early ADK Records release! Mega-rare classic 1st 7" by Masturbation. Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.
Masturbation "Higai Mousou" 12" - ADK, 1984, Japan, Never issued w/ insert, (ADK-21A) - $70
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.
Mental Disease "Sometimes Like Flowers" LP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, Out of print, (MCR-138) - $12
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.
Mobs "Gypsy On Journey" 7" EP - Advance, 1986, Japan, Insert, (AVR-002) - $25
Self-released 3rd EP by this legendary early HC band from Osaka. Sounds more metallic than their earlier stuff on AA and Hold Up Records, but still much faster and more powerful sounding than the later LP. Think of their 2nd EP mixed with the early/mid Gastunk & Poison Arts style. Nice metallic guitar solos. Not many people even talk about the later Mobs stuff, but I dig this EP a lot.
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) - $38
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 "S/T" 7" EP - Assel/Stay Free Underground, 2006, Finland, 500 pressed, Label flyer, New/Unplayed, (ASSI 016/SFUR 16) - $8
Totally killer '80s Propaganda era classic Finnish HC style. One of the best current bands from Finalnd. All their EP's were sold out fast.
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 P.C.G. 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
Ningen Hormone "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1985, Japan, Clear red flexi, (JRR-002) - $35
On the same label that also did the Kyoaku Kyojindan and Barigade flexi's. Joker Records is pre-Satsugai Enka Vinyl. Ningen Hormone is like a chaotic, rawer and "crappier" lo-fi version of The Stalin and some of those ADK bands. I remember that's how it was described in an old Japanese zine review. Think of Flipper playing the ADK style punk like Aburadako, Kikeiji etc. 6 tracks of fast, rough and obnoxious as hell hardcore punk. Crazy ass lyrics, too.
Noise Distraction "Agitate Power" 7" flexi - Self, 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (ND-001) - $28
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. Highly recommended.
Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, Out of print, (SK 001) - $5
Awesome raging pissed-off hardcore from Chicago, in the vein of Los Crudos and Sin Orden. Brutal shit.
Nurse "Nurse II" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-13E) - $70 (On Hold)
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.
Rare 2nd EP with Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops/LSD) on guitar and Euro(The Execute) on drums. The same female singer and bassist from the 1st flexi on Incest Records, which was a label ran by a Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs singer, that also put out the S.I.D., Sha-London and Paruo flexi's. While it's not as great as the 1st flexi, it's still a very good EP. One of my favorite ADK releases.
P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.2 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 113 pages - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi from G.I.S.M. and Charmy from Laughin' Mose/AA Records. Glossy full-page color and B&W photos of G.I.S.M., Lip Cream, Cobra, Auto-Mod, The Willard, Chaos UK, Wretched, Disorder etc. The G.I.S.M. part is two full-pages and has killer live photos of Sakevi. The photos, interviews and articles of Gauze, Hanatarash, The Willard, Chaos UK, AA Rec., U.K. HC etc. The ads for AA, KPP Rec., Ghoul EP/Hold Up Rec., Last Bomb, and tons more cool stuff in this issue. There's even a two full-page odd artwork by Sakevi. Written mostly in Japanese, ofcourse. Fucking amazing underground punk mag.
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"(or zine), 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.
P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages - $70
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"(or zine), 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.
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 punk rock. The guitarist is ex-Disarray and The Idiot Idolaters, and the drummer later played in Kenzi. Totally unknown outside of Japan, but they got pretty big after releasing a few 12"s on Captain Records in the late '80s. Their 1st release right after appearing on the RBF comp LP 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) - $58
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 Poison classics like "Over Head", "Fighting Soldier" etc. It's 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 - $25
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune from the classic 1st LP on Selfish Rec. Much faster and better than the original version!
Raw Noise "S/T" 7" EP - Raw Noise Recs., 1990, UK, (RAW 001) - $28
Rare self-released EP by this E.N.T. side project band. Brutal metallic raw crust-core like Doom, E.N.T., Hiatus, Abraham Cross, Anti Authorize, S.D.S. etc.
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 from Contemporaine 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 pink 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.
Probably one of the most overlooked, yet harder to find ADK releases. Never seen it for sale elsewhere outside of Japan. I like most of the Real releases, but this one and the 8" on Ducasse label are their best in my opinion. Totally awesome, solid and hard sounding punk with sharp guitar. If you dig the bands like The Stalin, Molugu, Rebel, Kikeiji etc., then you'll like this EP.
Real "Ai no kakera" 7" EP - Real Office, 1987, Japan, 12-page booklet, (LM0887) - $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.
Resurrection "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1985, Japan, (ADK-23S) - $25
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec. They had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Records.
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. They had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Records.
Rise Above "Beat It" 7" EP - Punk Etc, 1989, Belgium, Insert, (PETC 19) - $5
Early '80s U.S. style fast and tight sXe hardcore from Belgium. Released on the well known Punk Etc Records.
Rose Rose "Skatehead '88" 7" EP - Dogma, 1986, Japan, Insert, (DOG-17) - $35
Released in 1986, not 1988!! Classic early EP by this long-running Japanese HC legend. They've later turned into thrash/death metal in the '90s for a while, just like S.O.B. also did. But what you get here on this EP is just pure manic thrash HC with a slight metallic touch. Blazing fast, brutal and aggressive tunes. If you dig early S.O.B., Inzest or Heresy, then you need this one. Definitely my favorite Rose Rose release among with the "Mosh of Ass" LP, "Born To Be..." EP and the split LP with SiC.
S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Never Arise" 7" EP - MCR, 1990, Japan, 1500 pressed, Insert(Purple ver. w/ extra war massacre design), (MCR-033) - $58
S.D.S.(Societic Death Slaughter) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Chelsea-0000) - $58
Their last release. Limited pressing on their own label Chelsea Records. One of the hardest to find S.D.S. records for sure.
Severed Head Of State "Black Blood World" 7" EP - Malarie, 2000, US, Czech release, Insert, New/Unplayed - $7
Sex Complex Class "Geninfumei" 7" flexi - M.Sound/MCR, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (VG/VG+), (E-7410/MCR-005) - $20
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.
Note: The flexi has some small dents, but plays fine without any skips.
Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $5
Slowmotions, The "Dial wo mawase!" CD - HG Fact, 2005, Japan, Obi, (HG-189) - $7
Contains their first four EP's plus an unreleased song. Featuring ex and current members from Acid, Liberate, Evance, Order, Sticks In Throat, Blaze, Hat Trickers and more. The singer Kuro from Liberate/Acid does vocals on the early tracks, which I personally like much better than the later ones. All the original EP's were limited to 700 each and sold out fast. Loud and rockin' Japanese punk rock. Cool band, but the label dude is a total dickhead.
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 "Go Go Stalin" 12" - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-1) - $30
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) - $38
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, Dist. by B.Q. Records, (Independent 009ML) - $35
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.
(Stalin, The) Video-Stalin "Minus One" LP - B.Q., 1988, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (BQL-2) - $30
The first and only album ever done by Video-Stalin, the short-lived band formed by Michiro Endo a few years after The Stalin broke up. Existed only a year or so. The original concept of the band was to release only the videos, and they did manage to put out the two original videos, however ended up releasing this full-length LP on Michiro's own B.Q. label right before breaking up. Contains the 7 original songs plus one re-recorded version of "Gass", originally appeared on The Stalin "Trash" LP. Musically, Video-Stalin was pretty much in the vein of The Stalin(Not the reformed "Stalin" without "The"). In fact they played a lot of The Stalin songs at their gigs, and all the songs on their 1st video "Debut!"(Live at Loft '87) are of The Stalin except the one promo clip is the Video-Stalin song called "Aishite yaruze" that was originally played by Jiheitai. Anyway, if the band with Michiro on vocals play The Stalin songs, that wouldn't be a huge difference from The Stalin, wouldn't it? They had the two female members and one of them used to play in The Stalin influenced band called AIDS on Satsugai-Enka Vinyl, the label by Crazy SKB from Kyoaku-Kyojindan/Hi-Technology Suicide. I think there's a very small relation between Michiro/The Stalin and Satsugai label, as one of the original Hi-Technology Suicide members is actually ex-Jiheitai(Pre-The Stalin circa '79/80, feat. Michiro and Jun Inui). Sadly there aren't much infos about this band available, so hopefully all these detailed infos that I provided could be usuful to anybody out there who actually care. If you're The Stalin/Michiro fan and haven't heard this LP yet, well, you should... Their videos are pretty cool to check out too.
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.
Note: 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, Thick clear outer 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 project 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
Swankys, The "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(Neo Damage) 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (KK 001) - $45
This is actually their 2nd 7" and the "Best Of 2" EP on City Rocker came out several months after this one. Very first Kings World release.
Swankys, The "Five Star" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (KK 001) - $45
This is the hard vinyl version of the "R&R History Fuck Off" flexi from '86. The same 4 tracks as the flexi, but the titles for the B-side tracks have been changed, and has a completely different sleeve artwork. Cool ass porno photo sleeve design, done exactly in the Swankys style if you know what I mean! The catalog number for this release is the same as the flexi.
Swankys, The "Foolish" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, Orig. sticker on blue die-cut sleeve, (KK 002) - $30
Tetsu-Arrey "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Ltd white vinyl, (HG-063) - $25
Harder to find white vinyl issue of this classic 1st EP by one of the originators of Burning Spirits style Japcore.
Tetsu-Arrey "Tetsu-Arrey II" LP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Heavy gatefold sleeve, Poster insert, Obi, (HG-100) - $45
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. From Sendai city. Some of the members went onto form The Pogo and Kenzi in Tokyo.
Tomorrow "Stand Uplight" 7" EP - S.I.H., 1997, Japan, Blue sleeve version, (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 F.F.T. Records.
Transformer(Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $45
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK related band consisited of ex-Masturbation singer Hiryu, ex-Kikeiji guitarist Hiroshi, and Tatsushi who played in both bands. Totally ADK Records sound! Think of a cross between Kikeiji, The Stalin, Sekinin Tenka, and Masturbation. Awesome dark and solid sounding hard punk, but Transformer's songs are more uptempo, punkish and not as gloomy as Masturbation. I'd say they're much more comparable to The Stalin or Kikeiji. Great stuff, worth checking it out if you're into the ADK related bands. This is the original 1st press on black vinyl(Oddly the 2nd press was on the picture LP).
Trash "Tora matsuri ondo" 7" EP - Taiyo, 1986, Japan, Glossy full-color poster sleeve, Comic book insert, (LEO-005) - $28
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.
United "Destroy Metal" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl w/ poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, 2 copies available, (NRR-E003) - $20
1st EP from their pre-thrash metal era. Very HC influenced Japanese metal. It's like a perfect mix of old school speed metal and Gastunk/Ghoul/Poison/Mobs sound. No wonder this was released on Hold Up/Noise Room. United was also on the legendary Hold Up Omnibus comp LP. Max from Ghoul and Trash are listed on the Special Thanks list. If you dig that metal sound on the G.I.S.M. "M.A.N." LP, you probably will enjoy this as well.
Väärinkäsitys "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 2002, Finland, 300 pressed, Hand-numbered poster sleeve(# 208), (No Cat. #) - $20
Super limited self-released 1st EP. Killer '80s Propaganda era Finnish HC ala Kaaos, Mellakka, Rattus, Riistetyt etc. This one is pretty hard to come by. 13 tracks. They also have a great LP out on Putrid Filth Conspiracy.
Vulgarity Kids! "S/T" 8" flexi - Asia, 1988, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Asia-002) - $45
This is the super-obscure, early release by Asia Records(pre-Tribal War Asia), known for the Crocodile Skink EP release from '92. The vocal style reminds me A LOT of Masami from Ghoul. Really noisy metallic guitars and gruff vocals over fast ripping Japcore. Think of a mix of Ghoul, late '80s Selfish Records bands like Lip Cream, Outo, or Systematic Death, and a bit of that traditional Burning Spirits feel. No bullshit. It's seriously a kick ass record. What this band did is like mixing a bit of every good classic Japcore style you can think of, then created their own style. Inside the folded sleeve says... "Warning! This Music Is Disgusting Music! For A Short Time Noise Performance!" .... Fuck, yes. The only bad thing that I could find about this record is that you'd definitely wanna hear more songs by them after hearing these blazing 4 tracks. Too bad, as fasr as I know it's the only record that this unknown band has ever done. If there's anybody out there who has the demos or comp's that Vulgarity Kids appeared on, lemme know! I've bought my own copy back in the late '80s, now here's the first extra copy(mint) that I managed to get. Got anything good for trade?
Willard, The "The Legend Of Silver Guns" LP - Eastworld, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, Full-color poster insert, (WTP-90474) - $18
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 noise-core era. Yoran had another EP out in '81, which sounds way better than this, on the legendary first Osaka punk label called Unbalance Records.
Zyanose "Crossing" 7" EP - Guerrilla, 2006, Japan, 700 pressed, Insert, (Guerrilla-02) - $45
Ultra-distorted & raw buzzsaw noisecore crust. Featuring Toyokatsu(ex-Defector/Defuse) on vocals. Disorder rip-off sleeve.
+++ 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.
Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $38
This is the very first ever Crude release 12 years back. Very hard to come by nowadays.
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 hardcore 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) - $20
Disclose / Hellkrusher "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 - $30
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 version of 100 w/ screened & hand-numbered sleeve(# 083), Insert, Flyer & sticker, (C.O.P. #3) - $20
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" 7" EP - 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 label release. According to the label website this split was released in 1990 and not 1991.
Mad Butcher / Brainstorm - 7" EP - Keloid, 1998, Japan, 1st press of 700, Stamped & numbered sleeve/inner sleeve(# 0246), Label flyer, (K-03) - $5
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) - $35
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
Slang / 25 Ta Life "Never Tear Us Apart" 7" EP - Japan Overseas, 1999, Japan/US, Insert, New/Unplayed, (JO99-48) - $3
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.
+++ COMPILATION +++
Apathy = Self Destruction - 7" EP - F.F.T., 1999, Japan, Large poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (F.F.T.-017) - $10
Result / Order / Tomorrow / Isolation - Great early Order material with an original singer from their awesome 1st EP on Overthrow Records.
Attack is the Best Defence - 8" flexi - F.E.I., 1988, Japan, (FEI-9024) - $28
Crisis Kill / Clod / Less Haze / Deep Throat - Late '80s Japcore comp. Pretty unknown and rare one to find. It's on the same label that put out The S.C.U.M., Manbiki Chocolate flexi's and a few other good Punk/HC and metal records. Crisis Kill guitarist later played in Rocky & The Sweden. Note: The back sleeve is in VG condition.
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 Recs. 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.) 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. 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 Blownue / 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.
Chaos Of Destruction(A Japanese Raw H.C. Compilation) - 3 x LP - Dan-Doh/Chaos Of Destruction, 1997, Japan, Large booklet, Label flyer, (Dan-Doh 017/C.O.D.-002) - $98
Frigora / Disclose / Reality Crisis / Life / Screaming Noise / Order / Result / Anti Authorize / Humpty Dumpty / Crocodile Skink / Aparat / Future Now!! / Gentle / The Attacked(Feat. The Last Survivors singer) / Corrosion / Gouka / Daston / Abolish / G.J.P.B. / Ominous Omen / Extinct Government / Hazard / Argue Damnation / The Discocks / Judgement Disorderly / The Little Bastards / Deadlock - Massive compilation of the mid '90s Japanese HC/Crust bands. This comp covers most of the finest bands from that era. Split release by Dan-Doh and Kawakami(Disclose)'s old label called Chaos Of Destruction Records. Produced and compiled by Kawakami. The volume 2 of this comp(double LP) pops up for sale pretty often, but this first one is really hard to come by. It was also sold out very quickly at the time of the release. You get to hear the early material by some of the best current Japanese bands that are still active, as well as some lesser known bands. 3 tracks by each band.
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.
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...
Kyoto City HardCore! - 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, (MCR-021) - $10
Deep Throat / Evening Glow / Subnormal Fear - Deep Throat plays the G.I.S.M., Zouo, Ghoul, Rapes style metallic Japcore. How many people have actually heard their criminally underrated "Mikkai" EP...??
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 and Habi from Gloom and ex-Asphyxia guitarist.
No Bullshit Vol.1 - 7" EP - No Way, 2006, Int'l, Insert, New/Unplayed, Out of print,(NW-03) - $7
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 - $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.
Patrick(Hang 'Em High) - 7" EP - Bloodberry, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve - $20
Crow / Defuse / Disgusting Void / Slub Judge
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.
Voice - LP - Japan Recs./Tokuma, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, (25JAL-3086) - $25
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.