August 12, 2009

AUG. 12TH 2009 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++

AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (P.A.S.-A) - $30

Ai (AI) "Arming Rebellion With The Sounds Of Hearts" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, (BSR-038) - $40

Anti-Cimex "Raw Live '84~86" CD - Hardcore Horror, 2005, Sweden, Peruvian import, New/Unplayed - $4

Armia "S/T" LP - Pronit, 1987, Poland, Original, (PLP 0075) - $38

Armia "Legenda" LP - W Moich Oczach, 1991/2008, Poland, Ltd 2nd press of 400 copies, Insert & flyer, (ML 7) - $18

Asta Kask "Live" LP - Rosa Honung, 1986, Sweden, (ROSAXP 27) - $25

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) - $5

Battle Of Disarm "In The War" 7" EP - Tribal War Asia/One Coin, 1994, Japan, Clear brown vinyl, (No Cat. #) - $10

C.T.S.(Chronic Thrash Syndrome) "Macabre" 7" EP - Underestimated, 2005, US, Ltd Chicago Fest edition of 50 copies, Hand #'d sleeve(# 08), Insert, (UER-33) - $15

Chaos U.K. "Just Mere Slaves" LP - Selfish, 1986, UK, Orig. Japanese pressing, (BEL-12001) - $55
Rare Japan-only release. The songs were recorded with Mower on vocals during their first Japanese tour in '85. The studio and live tracks on each side. Gauze, Sakevi, Lip Cream, Ghoul, Execute, Outo, Gastunk are credited in the thanks list.

Cobra Noir "S/T" 7" EP - Dead City, 2004, Canada, Ltd to 200 on white vinyl, Insert, Label flyer, Stickered poly sleeve, (DCR 002) - $5
Dark and heavy, metallic D-beat crust/hardcore with a Scandinavian touch. The whole EP is fucking excellent. Includes a great Venom cover "Live Like An Angel(Die Like A Devil)"!!!

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.

Crime "Nuclear Blood" 7" flexi - Uma-Oi, 1985, Japan, (Uma-Oi Records-001) - $38
Violent sounding '80s Japcore with gruff vocals and a slight metallic touch. In the vein of Kuro, L.S.D., Gasmask, Headless, Ghoul etc. This band was planned to be on the Skeleton Records comp 8"(w/ Gasmask, B-Strife etc.) which never came out.

Crow "Kontonshin"(a.k.a. "Gods Of Chaos") 7" EP - Crow, 1998, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow-02) - $40

Crude "Change Everything From Into You First"(a.k.a. "1999") LP - Straight Up, 1999, Japan, Original Jap. press, Insert, (SUR-044) - $38

Crust War Vol.5 - Zine - Crust War, Japan, 1998, Japan, 30 pages - $30
Frigöra, Shitlickers, Life, Amebix, Japan Underground HC Attack(AGE, Framtid, Dislike, Lasting Noise Attack, The Last Survivors etc.) Lots of photos, artworks, interviews and reviews.

Crust War Vol. 6 - Zine - Crust War, Japan, 1998, Japan, 30 pages - $30
Life, Totalitär, Forca Macabra, Squandered, Mie-city Attack(Dislike, Deceiving Society etc.), Discharge centerfold. Lots of photos, artworks, interviews and reviews.

Curtainrail "Fast & First" 7" EP - Nat, 1996, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NAT-005) - $4
Ultra-fast intense Japanese fastcore/power-violence. 9 tracks of insane thrashing madness.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $10
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.

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 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. #) - $40
Another unknown but killer mid '80s band from Nagasaki, Kyushu. Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style came out of that area, but still AWESOME noisy chaotic HC/Punk!!!! The first two songs sound kinda noisecore-ish and the last song is in The Swankys vein. Highly recommend for fans of early Swankys, Gai, Gess, Gedon, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise or early Disorder/Chaos UK. You know the drill. Very rare self-released flexi.
Note: The flexi has a visible 1.2" bent, but plays fine without any skips. Just some minor surface noise on the non-recorded part.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear & clear pink mixed vinyl, Insert, Flyer, (Ranch-01/SEL-One) - $28
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 were/are in 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. They did a great Disarray cover on the other release. 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 glossy perforation package/sleeve(opened). Where it's supposed to have a stamped serial number is left blank on this copy.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl w/ clear pink mixed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 461), Insert, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (Ranch-01/SEL-One) - $30
Comes in a glossy perforated package/sleeve(unopened).

Dislike "Shock E.P." 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 2nd press w/o insert, (Pogo 7) - $35

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

Dust Noise "Healthy Filthy Noise Attack" 7" EP - Self, 1998, Japan, 300 pressed, (DustNoise-Aargh 1) - $110

Ease, The "Saiki" 8" flexi - Akafuku Organization, 1984, (AKA-04) - $35
Ultra-obscure rarity here. The Ease was a female fronted punk band from Nagoya and the singer was doing this well-known The Stalin official zine called "Me-Her" that also covered the local legends like The Star Club, Oxy-Doll, The God, The Genbaku Onanies etc. I'd recommend this flexi for fans of the '80s Japanese dark psychic punk bands such as Kikeiji, Aburadako or Sekinintenka. Another unknown ADK style band which ended up putting out only one flexi and disappeared.

Final "Grow Strong/Empty" 7" EP - Crust War, 2004, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-025) - $7
ex-Final Bloodbath. Discharge/Broken Bones inspired HC with the metallic and thrashy, Bones style guitars. Good!

G-Zet "S/T" 12" - ADK, 1984, Japan, Never issued w/ insert, (ADK-14A) - $100
The legendary band featuring Tam(The Stalin, Typhus, ADK Records), Pill(Lip Cream) and Keigo(The Stalin, Masturbation, The Star Club, Warriors). G-zet had the various singers including Achy from L.S.D. and Hiromi from Bitousha/Rebel(after changing the name to Bloodberry). All the three members do the vocals on this 12". Killer Mötorhead influenced, high-energy violent HC. Fucking brilliant.

G.I.S.M. "Human Condition" LP - Absolute Power, 1995, Japan, Blue vinyl, Booklet, Glued info sheet on inner sleeve, (Japan 2) - $60

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, Ltd 1st press w/ special hard carton package, No sticker, (LUV-514) - $90

Gai "1981-1985" Cassette - Violent Party, 1985, Japan, "Swankys History!" 2-sided insert included, (Violent Party No.?) - $65
Insanely rare and nearly impossible to find, cassette-only release. It's the original, the real deal. The sleeve spine says "History of GAI!". Came out around the time the "Very Best of Hero..." LP was released right after Gai changed back the name to The Swankys(Gai actually started as The Swankys in '81, then had to change the name to Gai in '83 due to being banned by the local clubs). Comes with a "Swankys History!" insert where Sieg-Heil is also mentioned. Not all the copies came with one. 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 '83, 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) - $45
This LP was originally planned to be released as their 1st full length. 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 songs recorded just for this LP in '85. These 4 exclusive tracks are NOT included on the "1982-1986" discography LP/CD. Liner notes written by Narumi herself.

Gauze "Equalizing Distort" LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12002) - $78

Gauze "Fuckheads" CD - XXX, 1997, Japan, (XXX-08) - $13
Official reissue of the legendary 1st LP, originally released on ADK Records in '84.

Gendou Missile "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $25
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.

Ghoul "Jerusalem" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, w/ mailorder-only sticker, (NRR-E007) - $60
Only the limited quantity of the mailorder copies came with a color sticker(band logo & mohawked skull) and those are very rare. Classic 2nd EP by this legendary band.

Gibbed "Eternal Life" 7" flexi - S.O.B.(Sound Of Burial), 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Ultra Fast 4) - $18
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.

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Realdeal, 1989/1997, Clear vinyl, Dist. by MCR, (RDR 07-01) - $10
Ltd reissue of the 1st EP, originally released on Gudon's Kagai-Mousou Records in '89. Early line-up with a Nightmare member! Unlike their later stuff, this EP is from when they still sounded raw and metallic HC. They used to play shows often with the other Osaka bands like S.O.B., Nightmare, Outo, Rapes, and Danse Macabre. 6 tracks incl. "Kick & Blood", "Human Soup, Human Steak, Human Burger", "Go For Block" etc.

HCP(Hard Core Poznan) "Anti Drugs" 7" EP - Resistance Productions/International Hardcore Movement, 1989, Poland, 1000 pressed, Hand #'d 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.

Hakuchi "Gods Disturb" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1993, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-006) - $50
Top-notch dark metallic crust from Niigata. Great EP by this pre-AGE band. One of the eariest Japanese crust bands. Hakuchi also had a split LP with Disclose. This is the harder to find, early release by Overthrow Records.

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $15
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Iconoclast "Demo//Live" Demo Tape - Icons Of Crust, 1993, Japan, "Ltd 200 Copies" on the sleeve, (ICON-T-01) - $15

Izumo Punks "S/T" 7" flexi - Izumo Punk, 1988, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (Izumo Punk Records-0001) - $25
I bet nobody has ever even heard of them. I myself discovered this great unknown band very recently. According to the band biography printed inside the sleeve, these teenage punks from Izumo city, Shimane prefecture, decided to do the recording just a day after(!!) forming the band on Aug. 30th '88 and release this flexi the following month even before playing the first gig on Oct. 2nd '88. What you get here on this gem is the 100% pure, raw, fast-paced, powerful yet catchy-as-hell, hard drivin' '80s Japanese style punk rock. When you listen to these songs, you can kinda imagine how these young punks with full of energy just wanting to start out something "new" in the shitty country side where there wasn't a big scene, grab the instruments and start screaming the same day they thought of it. What I heard is that these guys were active locally and invited the bigger name bands from the major cities like Lip Cream, Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey, Gudon, S.O.B. to their small town to play the gigs there. I know nothing about the Izumo punk scene except there's one of those old MCR city comp's called "Izumo City HC". The first time I heard this flexi, I just fucking loved it. The silly ass drawings on the cover artwork and bonus sticker too. I was lucky enough to have my friend get in touch with a friend of an ex-band member's and obtained several remaining old stock copies that they tried to get rid of(Took me a while and lots of work during this process though). Once these are gone, they're gone for good.

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

Knugen Faller "Skellefte Stadshotell" 7" EP - Cage Match Federation/Wasted Sounds, 2004, Sweden, Clear red vinyl, (CMF 013) - $15

L.O.X. "Shake Hand" 2 x 12" - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, 200 pressed, Gatefold embossed sleeve, 2 x insert, metallic obi & sticker, (SS-006L) - $95
Super-rare double vinyl issue!! Limited to 200 copies sold only through mailorder and at their gigs, just like the Tetsu-Arrey LP on the same label. The CD version was regularly sold at the shops. Even in Japan, not so many people know that the 12" version exists as it's rarely seen for sale. Beautifully packaged in a heavy, embossed gatefold sleeve with a metallic obi. "L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The project band by Naoki(Lip Cream/The Comes), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X, the legendary metal band). Act also played a bass for S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the ex-Ghoul singer on vocals. Their '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything else with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. L.O.X. was 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(search "LOX Yoshiki" on Youtube). On this 7-track album, 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), 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(besides that weird track on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD) by them and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet that also put out the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, Masami solo LP, 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. This 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, Ducasse or OK Records stuff.

L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (LP-0523) - $110

Laughin' Nose "When the Laughin' Nose Go Marchin' Inn!" 7" flexi - AA, 1985, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $28
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 punk rock tune and a cool ass sleeve artwork, too. I can include a rare magazine photo scan from that whole Shinjuku punks panic incident(by request), plus a '87 color promo postcard as a bonus.

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.

Lifes Halt "We Sold Our Soul For Hardcore" 7" EP - Youngblood, 1998(?), US, 2nd press of 925 copies, Yellow sleeve, (YB-04) - $10

Loods, The "Loud Machine" Picture 12" - Captain/R.B.F., 1986, Japan, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (CAP-0034-M/RBF-205) - $10
Pure '80s Japanese style straight-forward hard punk rock. The discography CD was recently released by Inundow.

Lovezhe "Crazy Sheet" 7" flexi - Telephon Club, 1987, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (T.C.R.-001) - $35
This is some really good straight-forward fast Japcore that reminds me a lot of the late '80s Selfish Records stuff especially those fast, in-your-face HC bands like Systematic Death, Outo, Lip Cream, Mad Conflux, Crück etc. Short, fast and furious!! Well worth checking it out. Their only release besides a few tracks on the great late '80s comp tape "Suck My Dick!" with Crow, SDS, Acid, Cruck, Asbestos etc. Another awesome obscure band that almost nobody knows about. Here's a review taken from an old MRR : LOVEZHE - "Crazy" flexi. A two-song, one-sided red flexi that's got thrash with. hooks played with abandon . Fun, though not really. "crazy."

AUG. 12TH 2009 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

New Walls
"S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed - (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.

Nickey & The Warriors "Dreams" CD - Captain, 1989/87, (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. Those were released right before the label disappeared and not so many copies of them were pressed.

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, (SK 001) - $4
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) - $45
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.

Outo "Half Wit Life" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Poster sleeve, M/NM condition!, (NRR-E009) - $60

Outo "S/T"(Official Discography) LP - Specialized Fact, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Large glossy booklet, (SFAN-003) - $45
Limited release on Specialized Fact, the label ran by some of ex-Outo and S.O.B. members. Comes with a very nicely made, 10" x 10" size glossy booklet with tons of rare old photos, biography and gig flyers by a great Japcore artist Tom. Also a killer sleeve artwork done by him as well. An almost-complete discography of one of the most important bands in the Japanese HC history, contains their '84~88 materials incl. all the 3 EP's, 6 tracks off the "Shoujikimono..." LP, tracks off the "Hardcore Unlawful Assembly", "Thrash Til Death" and "My Meat's Your Poison" comp LP's. Released also on the CD format, but this vinyl edition was limited and sold out fast. Long out of print and hard to find.

P-Nissarna "Världskrig III" 7" EP - Really Fast, 1989, Sweden, Recorded in '82, (Really Fast-6) - $30

P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages - $65
Special Sakevi issue. The main concept of this issue is "Death". This ultra-rare, awesome mag was edited and published by Sakevi from G.I.S.M.(Co-edited by John Duncan!!). Lots of insane pics, artworks, interviews and articles about topics like war, death, execution, politics etc. Written in both Japanese and English. Not all of them, but most of the main, interesting contents were translated into English. Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Hanatarash, Hijokaidan, Psychic TV etc. Very rare full-page ad for the G.I.S.M. video release with a large live pic of Sakevi, Lip Cream ad, C.O.P. LP/T.P.C. Records ad, Hold Up Records ad, full-page Selfish Records ad etc. Sakevi himself interviewed the following people: John Duncan, Hanatarash, Medical examiners from Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office(Yes, the autopsy/death stuff here. There's actually a pic of Sakevi with the two examiners taken during the interview.), Mental hospital inpatient(No bullshit. Remember, it was done back in '85 and was in Japan...) etc. John also did a few other interviews. Some of the other interesting stuff to read are the How To Kill article and the personal short letter sent to Sakevi by the political prisoner/anarcist members of East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front. Very professionally done underground mag with glossy covers. Absolutely amazing contents.

Paintbox "Back Reporter/Gaichuu-no-uta" 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Gig-only ltd release, (HG-152) - $70

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) - $10

Razz, The "The Great Punk Rock Storm" 8" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, (1984-001) - $35

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $25
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

Sabotaasi "Kulissit" One-sided 7" EP - Kahlenukke, 1987, Finland, 200 pressed, Insert, (Reaktio-3) - $25
Traditional Finnish HC, recorded in '86. Some of the members went onto form Juggling Jugulars. Only 200 copies of this 1st EP were pressed. 500 each of the later EP's, I believe. This EP recently sold on ebay for $78... ouch.

Samé "Cyborg-Keikaku" 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $60
Ultra-rare and unknown 7" on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. Very obscure one here. 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore!! As far as I know, it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release done by their label. The band's only ever release besides the "I'll Gather Up" comp tracks. Full-color, wicked sleeve artwork. Note: The band name is supposed to be read in the Japanese way "Sāmé"(Shark) not like the English word "Same".

Sekinintenka "Good Luck" 12" - Mujihi, 1985, Japan, Insert, (Mujihi-03/G.R.-1) - $55
Contains the various studio and live materials from '81~'84, their earliest and last recordings. The legendary band from the Sendai city that was on the "ADK Omnibus" EP. Featuring the Bitousha and Bloodberry(G-Zet) members. Awesome stuff for fans of The Stalin(early), Aburadako or Kikeiji.

Shouka-Furyou "Fury" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $20
It's the same band that's on the split flexi with Toxic Noise. Dark, metallic and heavy Japanese HC with thrashy guitars!

Snobb Slakt "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 1984, Sweden, (Snobb-EP 001) - $45

Stab 4 Reason & The Styles "S/T" 7" EP - Radical East, 1999, Japan, Stickered outer sleeve, (RE-19) - $2
The Roots Rock Reggae project by the Bad Brains/FVK influenced hardcore band. They've had a split EP with Real Reggae on MCR.

Stalin, The "Allergy/No Fun" 7" - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2033) - $28
The killer classic tunes on this EP. Includes a B-side track that's not on the LP's.

Stalin, The "Fish Inn" LP - B.Q., 1984, Japan, Original, Insert, (BQL-1) - $30
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 ltd mailorder copies came with the 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) - $40
Official collection of their early classics. Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, '81), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., '84), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, '84).
Note: There's a scratch that doesn't affect playing.

Star Club, The "Anoko ni hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $40
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(existed '85~'90), but that's wrong.

State "No Illusions" 7" EP - Reagan Era HC, 2001, US, Insert - $3 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) - $10
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 "S/T" 7" flexi - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, Insert, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $35
Produced by Atsushi Kaneko from The Stalin. Self-released 1st flexi. I thought their 2nd EP "Warning For The World Punks" is very good but this flexi is even much better. Like an old zine review says, I can definitely hear The Stalin influence and the song "Heroes(Your Dirty Face)" sounds like one of the songs on The Stalin's "Stop Jap" LP!! Really good stuff. Very mid '80s Japanese punk sounding release.

Suicide "Celebration" 7" EP - Captain, 1985, Japan, (CAP-0003-E) - $15

Swankys, The "More Fuck" Demo Tape - Self, 1985, Japan, Red sleeve w/ green outer slipcase package, (No Cat. #) - $65
Origina!!!! Early Swankys recording(w/ orig. members) from right after they switched the name back from Gai to The Swankys in '85. Nice packaging.

Swankys, The "Best Of Lifestyle" 12" - King's World, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl, Clear PVC sleeve, (KK 008) - $65
Contains the 3 tracks from the "This Is My Lifestyle" 1st EP('85, KPP Rec.) on Side A and the 3 tracks by Gai on Side B. All the songs are in their early noisy HC punk style. This is probably the second hardest to find Swankys/Gai records of all. Rarely seen for sale outside of Japan.

Sweats "Open The Sky Go The Wisdom" LP - Verticore, 1993, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (NALP-05) - $20
The same band that's on the "Smashing Oddsness" comp LP with Bastard, Asbestos, DonDon etc. The Hawkwind influenced, ultra-obscure Japanese psychedelic band featuring the ex and future members of Rocky & The Sweden, Systematic Death, Idora, Headless etc. Sweats used to play traditional fast Japcore in the late '80s. This is actually a very rare and hard to find LP.

Tam Boy Ide "Bootleg" 10" - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-18M) - $120

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

Wankys, The "The Very Best Of Hero The Wankys" CD - Hardcore Kitchen, 2008, UK, Bonus "Noise Punk" EP tracks, Japanese import, (HxCxK-015/Distortion Party #7) - $8

Wart "Shusou-Danji" CD - Hardcore Kitchen, 2008, Japan, Obi, Japanese import, (HxCxK-017) - $8
Raging thrash HC punk with lots of sing-a-long catchy parts/choruses that reminds me a bit of Tomorrow but with more traditional straight-forward Japcore feel. The entire lyrics are in Japanese. Includes an awesome Japanese cover of Chaos UK's "No Security". 13 tracks in total. Great and unique band. Short, fast and loud!

Willard, The "The Legend Of Silver Guns" LP - Eastworld, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, Full-color LP size poster insert, (WTP-90474) - $10

Z "Violence Action" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, 500 pressed, w/ autographed color photo, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Z Record-02) - $65

Z "Violence Action" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, 500 pressed, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Z Record-02) - $55
Intensely raw, primitive and chaotic noise-core, but more in the vein of early Gudon, Tranquilizer or State Children than those traditional Kyushu noise-core bands. The 3" spiked studded leather masks, teenage fucked-up noisy HC craziness from the countryside of Japan 23 years back... You know the drill. The band name is pronounced "Zétto" in Japanese.

AUG. 12TH 2009 (PART 3 : SPLIT & V/A)

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Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $25
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.

Coward / Gasmask - LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Crust War-017) - $45

Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $35

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $25
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.

Evance / Jabara - 12" - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Insert & label flyer, Artwork by Tom, (HG-116) - $28
Top-notch traditional Japcore split. Evance totally kicks ass!! If you like those "Burning Spirits" style bands like Crude, Judgement, Death Side or Bastard, then these two bands are something you don't wanna miss out. This ltd vinyl issue is long out of print.

Gudon / Warhead Junk "Blood Sucking Freaks" - Blood Sucker, 1990, Japan, (BSR-004) - $40
Warhead Junk is also a great Japcore band with 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.

Neuroottiset Pelimannit / Tartunta - 7" - SHJ, 2002, Finland, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (SHJ 015) - $20

New Roteeka / Loo's Halloween - 7" flexi - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-PR-002) - $20
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.

S.O.B. / Outo - Split 7" EP - Coretic, 1989(?), Japan, 1st press of 200 on black vinyl w/ pink sleeve & sliver labels, Hand-numbered label, (Coretic-01) - $38
This is the "original" 1st pressing from the late '80s(or '90?), on black vinyl with a pink-ish sleeve. Also the center labels are metallic silver. Only 200 of these "real" ones were made back then. These are rarely seen for sale nowadays. More recent reissues were pressed on various colors of vinyl with a black & white slick sleeve and the white center labels. Who knows how many copies of those recent ones were really pressed(definiately way more than 200, although almost everywhere online states so).

Sarcasm / Sanctus Iuda - 7" EP - Scream, 1995, UK/Poland, (SR-005) - $5

Swat / Sawaki Kazumi "Marudo" 7" flexi - Hinokyu Ongaku Shuppan, 1983, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Honshitsu-hakkutsu 002) - $15
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.


1997 / Damn The Control - 7" EP - Vomiting Label, 1997, Int'l, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve(sticker tear on back), New/Unplayed, (Vomiting Label 011) - $15
Chaos CH(Jap.) / Disclose(Jap.) / Besthöben(Bra.) / Blaze(Jap.) / Totuus(Fin.) / Conclude(Jap.) / Kirous(Fin.) / Guernica y Luno(Pol.) / Laben(Ger.)

Attack - 7" EP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Yellow sleeve w/ band logos(1st press?), (JHI 105) - $28
So What / Deadless Muss / Detroit / Fuck Geez - Compiled by Roger Armstrong(SiC/Dead Cops). 2 tracks by each, except 1 track by Fuck Geez.

Battle Of The Worst Bands - 12" - Non Commercial, 2006, US, Ltd mailorder ver. of 175(out of 475 total), Coke bottle clear vinyl, 2 x insert, New/Unplayed, (NON-06) - $15
Cider / The Darvocets / The Ruiners / Brainwashed Youth

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.

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) - $30
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.

Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $75
Bastard / Asbestos / Don Don / SiC / Complete / Sweats / Sicilian Blood / F.V.K. / Idora - All the bands' recordings are exclusive to this rare comp. The Bastard material is not even included in the official discography CD. Different version of "Wind Of Pain"!! The Sicilian Blood songs are very good on this comp., with that Gauze sounding, in-your-face Japcore style. Oddsness label was made only to release the "Smashing Oddsness" 8" EP(Deathside, Crück etc.) and this LP. Sweats featured the ex and later members of Rocky & The Sweden, Headless, Systematic Death, Idora etc.

Japanese Movement Volume One - 12" - Human/JM Recordings, 1988, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0377), (MA-101) - $140
Bad Vultures / Cracker Jacks / Bull The Dougs / Humpty Dumpty

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) - $30
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.

No Way I'm In Panic - 7" EP - Mangrove, 1998, Japan, (ROOT-012) - $5
Assfort / Flux Cored Wire / Freaks - F.C.W. also had the EP's out on MCR and Dicipline label. Quite unknown band but pretty tough sounding, straight-forward traditional Japcore but with noisy distorted guitars. Freaks plays some kick-ass, fast and noisy thrash HC and their track is called "Faster". The Assfort tracks is a crazy re-mixed version of their old tune "Ejaculation".

Tokyo Crusties Comp E.P. - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, 6-page booklet sleeve, (D.I.Y.-EP-001) - $38
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.

Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $45
Guerrilla Urbana(a.k.a. Ataque Frontal/Peru) / Guerrilla Urbana(Spain) / No Lip(Japan) / Doc Wör Mirran(Germany) / Büld(Denmark) / Armatrak(New Zealand) - Extremely rare and obscure(not even listed on KFTH) mid '80s compilation featuring Ataque Frontal when they were still called Guerrilla Urbana before they've changed their name in order to avoid hassle from the authorities. This is the only release by them under the name of Guerrilla Urbana, besides the '85 demo which ended up being a split tape with H.H.H. from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, which had Roger Armstrong from SiC, Dead Cops etc.

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