September 11, 2009

SEP. 11TH 2009 (PART 1 : A~M)

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Advance Vol.1 - Zine - Advance, 1987, Japan, 43 slick pages, (No Cat. #) - $35
Very rare unknown zine done by the Mobs singer. Advance Records was their own label. Articles, interviews and photos(both small & large) of Mobs, S.O.B., Sodom, The Continental Kids, Outo, Sex Android, Masami(Ghoul), Tatsu(Gastunk), Lov-In(ex-Sodom), Marie Louise(ex-Madame Edwarda), Rap, Gendou Missile etc. The best thing in this zine might be a rare live photo of Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) + Jojo Hiroshige(Hijokaidan). It's a small photo with a gig review, but I've never seen another one like this. It possibly be the only one in existence or might not be... Sakevi screaming right next to Jojo playing the guitar. It must be from around the time Sakevi and Jojo released the "Mammalia" LP together.

Aggressive Dogs "Dizzy Life" 7" flexi - More, 1985, Japan, (More-2) - $28

Aka "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, (GL-006ES) - $38 (On Hold)

Angry Ducks "S/T" 7" flexi - Office Para, 1987, Japan, (R-004) - $48

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

Ataque De Sonido "S/T" 7" EP - ADS, 1990, Colombia, Oversized sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $68

Atrocious Madness - Japan Tour Packet - Self, 2001, US, Ltd to 100, Incl. "Nuclear Violence" tour EP(clear blue vinyl w/ hand #'d sleeve), 5" flexi, 2 x booklet, stickers & insert in screened/numbered envelope, (Atrocious Release: 003~004) - (Trade or Offer)

B-Strife "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, (S.R.-002) - $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

Bastard "Controled In The Frame" 7" EP - Boot, 199?, Japan, (FTB-01) - $10

Blood & Guts "Up Wards" 7" flexi - Smash, 1987, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Smash Records 004) - $25

Blood Feast "War In A Babylon" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (DIS-010) - $30
Crashing heavy traditional Japcore mixed with some noisy metallic crust!! Pissed-off vocals and distorted guitars. Great band!!!! Both their EP's are pretty hard to find nowadays.

Blood Feast "Out Of Control" 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (DIS-019) - $28

Boys Boys "Monkey Monkey/Control Tower" 7" EP - Pass, 1980, Japan, (PAS-201) - $45
One of the earliest all-female Japanese punk bands that's related to the "Tokyo Rockers" movement. Early release by the legendary Pass Records. The guitarist later played in Friction and Chance Operation. This is their only and highly sought-after EP that contains a killer, catchy & driving beat punk rock tune "Control Tower". The other song is very cool too, however "Control Tower" is so damn good and stands out that it didn't get to play as much on my turntable!

Braces, The "Banner Of The Victory" 7" EP - Hata-Age, 199?, Japan, 500 pressed, White vinyl, Stamped inner dust sleeve & label insert, New/Unplayed, (Hata-002) - $45

Breakfast "Eat Rice" 7" EP - Badman/625 Thrashcore, 2001, Japan, (BAD 007/625 #46) - $3
Early '80s U.S. style Japanese thrash hardcore.
ex-Exclaim and O.A.C.

Breakfast "Eat Rice" 7" EP - Badman/625 Thrashcore, 2001, Japan, Poster insert, (BAD 007/625 #46) - $4

Breaking Power The Prisoner "Break Way" 8" flexi - Idol Life, 198?, Japan, (Idol Life-1001) - $35
Very unique mix of Rapes, Zouo, Ghoul style metallic Japcore and ADK-ish dark punk. Awesome gruff vocals and sharp metallic guitar solos. Much better than their split flexi with Dororo. Pretty good unknown band.

CD. Synapse "Asphyxiation" 7" EP - 1.2.3 Record, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (1.2.3 R-001R) - $48
What a great band... Metallic, heavy and straight-forward HC with a killer dark melody. Reminds me of The Execute, Geizz or Ghoul. Really sharp and solid, yet aggressive and chaotic sounding HC. The gruff vocals are awesome, too. From Osaka and had the two EP's and one flexi out on the band's own label. That's all I know about this band but the music is very essential. All their records are very rare. I managed to score an unplayed old stock copy somewhere in the countryside of Japan. Nice sleeve artwork:

CD. Synapse "No.3" 7" EP - 1.2.3 Record, 1988, Japan, Small insert, New/Unplayed, (1.2.3 Record-003R) - $48
Sounds more punkish than the 1st EP and 2nd flexi. This one is probably even better!

C.O.S.A. (pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) "Strategic" 7" EP - MCR(?), 199?, Japan, (LM-2704) - $30
This is one of the harder to find MCR releases. The weird thing is that it doesn't have the regular MCR label catalog # anywhere on this release and the label site's discography page doesn't seem to have this EP included either. It might have been actually released by the band and MCR just did distribution. I don't know. Anyways, Effigy started under the name of C.O.S.A.(Cache Of Strategic Arms) with some later Reality Crisis members as well. Great dark metallic crustcore.

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

Casbah "Russian Roulette" 7" EP - No Poser, 1986, Japan, (NPR-001) - $30

Chainsaw "Set Me Free!" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Red sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $10

Chaos "Revolution!" 7" EP - Downer Recordings, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Stamped & # 'd poster sleeve(# 264), Logo stamped inner sleeve & label, (DOR-CH-001ep) - $40
Commented by Ishiya(Forward/Death Side) on the sleeve. Awesome, distorted noise HC from Oita, Kyushu. Distorted vocals and fuzzed-out guitars over the crashing violent HC tunes. Very limited and hard to find 1st EP by this long-running band. Sounds totally different from their past materials like the "Oita City HC" comp tracks on MCR. Recommended for fans of Chaos CH, Dust Noise, Chaos U.K., Disorder or '80s Kyushu noisecore bands like Gai, The Swankys, Confuse etc.

Chaos U.K. "Just Mere Slaves" LP - Selfish, 1986, UK, Orig. Japanese press, (BEL-12001) - $48
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.

Charm "Hito" One-sided 7" EP - Coalition, 2000, Japan, Yellow vinyl, 2 x insert, Dutch import, (LKW-026) - $3

Chu-Doku "S/T" 7" flexi - Museum/Blue Complex, 1985, Japan, (BM-87301) - $35
All-female obscure punk band, sounds very similar to early Nurse or the female vox-era Typhus. Their later stuff sounds more different and poppier, but this 1st flexi is a killer. Released on the same Chiba-city based label that put out the Kyojinbyo 7"s.

Cobra "1984" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-008) - $50

Cobra "Bad Night Merry X'mas" 7" flexi - Office Cobra, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie/Promo-only, (Office Cobra 001) - $65
Very sought-after and rare promo-only flexi that was given away at a X'mas 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". 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 vinyls. Comes in a blue pocket sleeve with cool artwork & layouts. Only a few hundred copies made.

Cobra Noir "S/T" 7" EP - Dead City, 2004, Canada, Ltd to 200 on white vinyl, Insert, Label flyer, Stickered poly sleeve, (DCR 002) - $4
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)"!!!

Cockney Cocks "Wonderful Wold" 7" EP - Beat Crazy, 1989, Japan, (BCR-11) - $28

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.

Confuse "Indignation" 12" - Confuse/Anarchy Center, 1997, Japan, 1500 pressed, Insert, (Chaotic: LP-008) - $45
Official limited vinyl issue of the legendary 13-track demo tape from '84. Recorded prior to the 1st flexi. One of the best Confuse materials for sure. Self-released on the band's own Anarchy Center and Confuse Records. Killer band photos/artworks on the sleeve!

Crass "Reality Asylum" 7" EP - Japan Recs./Tokuma, 1981, UK, Very rare Japanese issue, Poster sleeve, (RT-12) - $58

Crime "Nuclear Blood" 7" flexi - Uma-Oi, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Uma-Oi Records-001) - $35
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 "Shuen no tobira"("The Door Of The End") 12" - Crow, 1999, Japan, 600 pressed, Blue vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 408), (Crow-04) - $75

Crow "Hametsu no haoto" 12" - Crow, 2007, Japan, 1000 pressed, Sealed copy(vinyl color??), New/Unplayed, (Crow-05) - $50

Crude "Change Everything From Into You First"(a.k.a. "1999") LP - Straight Up, 1999, Japan, Orig. Japanese press, Insert, (SUR-044) - $35

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.

DxRxY "Shoot Up Death" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 199?, Japan, (625 #32) - $3

D.S.B. "No Fight No Get" 7" EP - Devour/Kichigaijin, 1996, Japan, Original press, w/ sticker, (UNKO 01e) - $20

D.S.B. "Radical Sharp Shot" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-024) - $20

D.S.B. "Wings Continue To Strive With Unchanged Mind" LP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, Heavy gatefold sleeve, (BSR-030) - $35

Datsustora "Of Final" 7" flexi - Lunatic, 1986, Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 0897), (TD-002) - (Trade or Offer)
Ultra-obscure project band featuring the singer Elle a.k.a. Achy from L.S.D.!!! Very ADK Records-ish dark punk with an avant-garde/darkwave touch that sounds similar to Byogentai, another band he did around the same time as L.S.D.(the Byogentai demo version of the L.S.D. song "Jast Last" and the live tracks were included on the L.S.D. discography CD/LP. Hear Byogentai songs: I didn't even know that Datsustora was his band until I saw a few Lunatic Records(Achy's own label) ads in the old Japanese zines. Apparently he also had another similar project band called Criminal Party. There are several cassette-only releases by these bands and an awesome comp 7" entitled "Lunatic"(Datsustora, Criminal Party + 2 others). All the Lunatic Records releases are supposed to be very rare and sought after in Japan. This is the second copy of the Datsustora flexi that I've ever seen/obtained. The songs were recorded in 1981~1986. Cool, Sakevi/G.I.S.M.-ish collage artwork.

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.

Descontrolados "S/T" CD - Latin Core/Resistencia, 200?, Ecuador, (LCR 006) - $7
Official discography CD by the first Ecuadorian punk band formed in '86. Contains the '88 demo and the "Piedad" EP.

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
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 perforated package/sleeve(unopened).

Dessert "Soul Searching" Picture LP - Ranch, 199?, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, Insert, (Ranch-03/SEL-Six) - $35
Awesome artwork by Usugrow!!!

Destroy "S/T" 12" - Self, 1996, Japan, Insert & flyer, (Destroy 01) - $25
Completely unknown band. I know nothing about this band except this self-released 6-track 12" came out in '96 and the music is raging. Heavy-hitting Japcore with a dark metallic crust feel. The vocals are pissed off and throaty. All the lyrics are in Japanese. Think of the late '80s traditional Japcore mixed with some modern '90s metallic crust-core. One unique thing about this release is that the band recorded the songs while they're missing a drummer, so the drum machine was used. The sound matched their dark crusty tunes pretty well though. Comes with a flyer ad that has their phone # and says "The drummer wanted".

Dilenma "S/T" 7" EP - Armored Brain, 1995, Japan, (ABR-002EP) - $38
Fucking amazing band!!! In that good ol' dark metallic Japcore style ala Ghoul, Zouo, Rapes, G.I.S.M., Geizz or A.T.-Det, but Dilenma played their songs much faster with more thrashy, razor-sharp guitar riffs. Think of late Ghoul, Demolition or Rapes. Killer gruff vocals reminds me of Masami. The special thanks list includes Rapes, The Gaia, ex-Freedom singer etc. Definitely one of my top 10 favorite '90s Japanese HC records! Yes, I personally dig this style so much.

Disclose "4 Track E.P." 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, (Overthrow-020) - $25

Disclose "No More Pain" LP - Your Own Jailer, 1998, Japan, Insert, (JAH-010) - $12

Disclose "Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare" LP - Game Of The Arseholes, 2004, Japan, (GOTA-06) - $10

Dislike "Shock E.P." 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 1st press w/ insert, (Pogo 7) - $35

Dislike "Shock E.P." 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 2nd press w/o insert, (Pogo 7) - $30

Doccoi (Doc-Oi) "Cold Rain" 7" EP & flexi - Animal House, 1986, Japan, (Doc-03 & 04) - $28

Doll #27 - Magazine - Doll, 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Color covers, 112 pages, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
The photos/interviews of The Stalin, Gastunk, The Star Club, Allergy, Gudon, Vid-Sex, The Willard, Hiromi(Bloodberry) & Narumi(Gas), Chitose(The Comes), Hanatarash, Samurai, Conflict, Potential Threat, Poison Girls, MRR reprint(NY scene), and the ads: The Execute, Skeleton Records(Gasmask, B-Strife, Kimaira, unrel. Skeleton Omnibus), More Records(A.T-Det, State Children, Headless, A. Dogs), P.O.W., The Willard, MCR, Line Records(Rose Rose, PCG, New Walls), Dogma/City Rocker(G.I.S.M., Gastunk, The Comes, R.U.G. etc.), The Stalin, The Punx.... and probably the best thing to see in this issue: a full-page ad for ADK Records, advertising the forthcoming Gauze LP and a few records that never actually came out, like the ADK Omnibus Vol.3, Typhus LP, and Bloodberry EP. The whole ad looks cool and it's very rare. This is an ad from right before Tam disappeared! The front cover is Conflict.

Down By Law "Anti ..." 7" EP - Voice Of A Generation, 1991, Japan, Small insert, New/Unplayed, (Voice Of A Generation 002) - $45
Allright, this is Down By Law from Japan, not the boring ass Epitaph band from the U.S. with the same name. Almost nobody knows about this band, but this EP rips hard as hell. Fast and heavy, straight-forward Japcore with great noisy guitar!! Great cover artwork, too. Could easily be on Selfish Records if it came out a few years earlier. Some of their songs remind me of Outo. Down By Law existed from the late '80s to early '90s. As far as I know, this is their only ever vinyl release by them.

Dread Yankees "Killer" 7" flexi - Adventure Family/Luv, 1989, Japan, Label mailorder flyer, (LUV-I) - $5
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) - $95

Eastern Youth "Kaze no naka" 7" EP - Sakamoto Shouten, 1995(?), Japan, (Sakashou-10) - $20

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!!

Exclaim "Keep Things Evolving Positively" 7" EP - Deranged, 2001, Japan, Insert, (Deranged Youth-14) - $4
Originally released on Straight Up Records in '99.

Execute, The "The Antagonistic Shadow" LP - Selfish/13 Grave/XXX, 1988, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (BEL-12001/Grave 3301/XXX 12001) - $45

Extintos "¡Caos Non Musica!" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2008, Japan, 300 pressed, Yellow sleeve ver., w/ pin badge(mailorder only), Insert, (Overthrow-043) - (Trade or Offer)

Face Of Change "1990 Demo" 2 x 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Japan, Insert, (625 #55) - $5
Obscure '80s U.S. style hardcore from Sapporo-city circa '88~'90.

Final "Grow Strong/Empty" 7" EP - Crust War, 2004, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-025) - $5
ex-Final Bloodbath. Discharge/Broken Bones inspired HC with the metallic and thrashy, Bones style guitars. Good!

Final Count "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, (Final-01) - $35

Flash Gordon "Troma City Pollution Attack!" LP - Answer, 2001, Insert, (ANS-008) - $8

Freedom "Last Revolution" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, (AA-005) - $58

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

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $90

Gai "1981-1985" Cassette - Violent Party, 1985, Japan, "Swankys History!" 2-sided insert included, (Violent Party No.?) - $60
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 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.

Gai "Damnation" 12" - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 1000 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-5003) - $58
Limited official vinyl issue of their 2nd demo tape, originally released by Violent Party Tapes in '84. Nice production with a heavy sleeve and an obi. Totally killer sleeve artwork as well.

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.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-19E) - $48
Produced, engineered & released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK). 1st EP by this Tokyo based band that was on the "ADK Omnibus 2" the same year. The drummer also played in L.S.D.(on their 1st flexi) and another member was in Nira-Kodomo. Contains the 9 tracks(!!) of rough and speedy Punk/HC tunes.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Border Line" 7" EP - Neo Family, 1986, Japan, (Neo Family 009) - $35
This 2nd EP is actually harder to find than the 1st EP on ADK Records.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Border Line" 7" EP - Neo Family, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Neo Family 009) - $38

Gastunk "To Fans" 7" EP - Love, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Gig freebie issue on clear purple vinyl, Printed clear plastic outer sleeve, (SEX 69-004) - $18
Killer re-recorded(faster!) version of their early classics "Devil" and "Sex" from the 1st EP(Dogma, '85) and an alternate version of "Fastest Dream". Cool packaging. Given away during their Heartful Melody Tour. Consisted of the ex-members of The Execute, Lip Cream, The Comes and Dead Cops.

Gastunk "To Fans" 7" EP - Love, 1986, Japan, 2nd press for mailorder, Multi-colored splatter vinyl w/ picture sleeve insert, Printed clear plastic outer sleeve, (SEX 69-004) - $15
Originally released as a gig freebie-only EP. This is the 2nd pressing on multi-colored splatter vinyl w/ an extra picture sleeve insert. Sold through mailorder and at selected shops after the tour.

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

Gauze "Equalizing Distort +" LP - Bouchou, 1999, Japan, Booklet insert, (ZYL 002) - $18

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 & flyer, (NRR-E007) - $60
Only the limited quantity of the mailorder copies came with a color sticker(band logo & mohawked skull) and/or a t-shirt mailorder flyer insert. The ones that's complete with both are pretty rare. Classic 2nd EP by this legendary Japcore band.

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, LP-size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $45
This EP is much, much better and sounds waaaaay 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 at it's best!! Really powerful stuff. This 2nd EP is pretty hard to come by, and is rarely seen for sale.

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.

Griffin "Rockers Daylight" 7" EP - H.O.L., 1994, Japan, 500 pressed, (HOL-002) - $38

Griffin "Flabby Bastard!" 7" EP - Positive Productions, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, (HMSE-0001) - $30

Gruesome "Atavus" 7" EP - Ebisu/Sun Grab, 1995, Japan, 800 pressed, Clear orange vinyl, (EBS 004/SGE 102) - $35

Gruesome "Atavus" 7" EP - Ebisu/Sun Grab, 1995, Japan, 800 pressed, Clear orange vinyl, Ltd mailorder issue w/ rare insert, (EBS 004/SGE 102) - $50

Gudon "Hikashibou" 7" EP - Kagai-Mousou, 1986, Japan, (Kagai-Mousou 003) - $40

Guillotine Terror "No God" 7" EP - Battle Planning, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BP 91-01) - $25

Gunfrontier "Araya" 7" EP - XXX, 1997, Japan, Insert, (XXX-7-13) - $35

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) - $48
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.

Heartwork "S/T" 7" EP - Dewa/Cadmium Sick, 2002, Japan, (DR-007) - $3

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $10
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Hooligan "Low Position" 7" EP - Self, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (H-001) - $30
MRR #33('86) review --- "Melodic early British punk influence. Two songs, both with upbeat tempos and singalong chorus. The vocals are done with a perfect sluring technique which gives this record a lowdown part punk feeling. Good."

Human Despair "Cry Out Fist Up" 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, Glossy coated sleeve, (DIS-021) - $18
Noisy and fast, traditional Japcore with a slight metallic crust touch. If you did "Burning Spirits" style Japcore, check this out. Killer 2nd 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, Dist. by MCR, (Human 3) - $40
Hard to find 1st EP by this long-running, awesome metallic 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! Too bad, no so many people know how good this band is.

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

Insane Youth "Breakthrough Blockbuster" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1996, Japan, (Dan-Doh 001) - $28
Rare 1st EP and this is the very first Dan-Doh release. Featuring Souichi(Forward, ex-Gudon) on vocals/bass. This EP is much better than their tracks on the split with Disclose or any of the later releases.

Insect Powder "Rip Van Win-Kle" 7" flexi - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (CS-3) - $30
Greeeeeaaaaaat!! Another fine obscure band from Sendai city, where a bunch of good '80s bands like Disarray, Sekinin Tenka, Rebel, Bitousha, Idiot Idolaters, Lance Lot, Dead Person were from. Rare release on Disarray's Chicken Shit Records. Speedy, tight and metallic Japcore with really awesome drivin' guitar that stands out. Good gruff vocals, ofcourse. Their songs also got some very catchy parts as well. Totally original style. Don't be fooled by the silly band name and title. Unplayed old stock copy!

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.

Judgement "No Reason Why" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Insert & sticker(mailorder only), (HG-071) - $48

Judgement "Haunt In The Dark" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (HG-085) - $40

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

Kikeiji "Hello-Good Bye" 7" EP - Ducasse, 1985, Japan, Insert, (ID-002) - $30
The last and great EP by this classic ADK punk band. The band members including Hiroshima(G.I.S.M., R.U.G. etc.), Tatsushi(Masturbation) and Hiroshi(Masturbation). Liner-notes on an insert written by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) Ducasse Label(pre-S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records) also put out the Real 8" and Mannequin Neurose 7".

Knugen Faller "Skellefte Stadshotell" 7" EP - Cage Match Federation/Wasted Sounds, 2004, Sweden, Clear red vinyl, (CMF 013) - $10

Kontraŭekzisto "Rezisto Kontraŭ Totalismo" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 199?, Japan, Pink marbled vinyl, Small label address insert, (Paank-009) - $18
I have absolutely no infos on this band but they were supposed to be a studio-only side project of the ex-Frigöra member(s). Ultra-noisy, raw and primitive noisecore crust from Tokyo that reminds me a lot of Frigöra and Collapse Society, with that totally distorted, fuzzed-out guitars like Confuse or Gai. Fucking intensely noisy and awesome. All the lyrics are sung in Esperanto, like Liberação(pre-Frigöra) did.

Kriminela 83 "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (Pogo 4) - $20
Review taken from the Damaging Noise blog: " '90s-ish speedy Jap noisecore. I'm pretty sure they preferred Gai to S.O.B., but this gets pretty fast."

Kuro "Revival Of Death" 7" EP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 666 pressed, (KWAP-001) - $35
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 limited pressing of 666 copies. Top-notch release by these Japanese HC legends.

Kyaah "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $40
Great 2nd EP by one of the most well known all-female punk bands in Japan. Their later releases sound poppier and aren't that exciting but the first two EP's are awesome! What you get on this EP is speedy and high-energy punk that's similar to the Nurse flexi, Typhus '80 demo(w/ female vox), or Chu-Doku flexi. Guest chorus by the members from Lip Cream, Bloodberry, and Laughin' Nose. Complete copy with an insert and a sticker which is actually part of the sleeve(a sticker appear thru the die-cut window).

Kyoaku-Kyojindan "No!" LP - Taiyo, 1988, Japan, Insert, (LEO-051) - $55
Very, very rare and awesome 1st LP by this cult Japanese HC band. They play dark, aggressive and violent HC/Punk with a definite The Stalin("Mushi"-era) or some ADK influence on this 19-track album. Intensely noisy tunes and crazy lyrics, too. This LP is way better than any of their other releases for sure. Featuring Crazy SKB who runs Satsugai Enka Vinyl and also was/is in the bands like Headwasher, Hi-Technology Suicide, QP Crazy etc. Amazing insane artwork by the legendary manga artist Suehiro Maruo(!!!), who also did The Stalin "Mushi" artwork. Guest appearance by Machizo Machida from Inu and Juntaro Yamanouchi from Gerogerigegege.

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

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork & lyrics printed inside, (ADK-07S) - $120

(L.S.D.) Datsustora "Of Final" 7" flexi - Lunatic, 1986, Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 0897), (TD-002) - (Trade or Offer)
Ultra-obscure project band featuring the singer Elle a.k.a. Achy from L.S.D.!!! Very ADK Records-ish dark punk with an avant-garde/darkwave touch that sounds similar to Byogentai, another band he did around the same time as L.S.D.(the Byogentai demo version of the L.S.D. song "Jast Last" and the live tracks were included on the L.S.D. discography CD/LP. Hear Byogentai songs: I didn't even know that Datsustora was his band until I saw a few Lunatic Records(Achy's own label) ads in the old Japanese zines. Apparently he also had another similar project band called Criminal Party. There are several cassette-only releases by these bands and an awesome comp 7" entitled "Lunatic"(Datsustora, Criminal Party + 2 others). All the Lunatic Records releases are supposed to be very rare and sought after in Japan. This is the second copy of the Datsustora flexi that I've ever seen/obtained. The songs were recorded in 1981~1986. Cool, Sakevi/G.I.S.M.-ish collage artwork.

Last Survivors, The "Chaos Is Here" 7" EP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, (Crust War-016) - $15

Last Survivors, The "Dead and Reborn..." 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 2005, Japan, 700 pressed, (Dan-Doh 071) - $25

Laukaus "Mikä On Tuolla?" 7" EP - Distort, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, (Distort 001) - $30

Laukaus "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Insert, (Pogo-041) - $40

Lenasix-Up "The Peler Image Of Seventh Mirror" 7" flexi - KPP, 1986, Japan, (KPP-005) - $18
Feat. Sugi from Kuro! Obscure female fronted darkwave band from Kyushu. Rare release on Kuro's KPP Records.

Lenasix-Up "The Peler Image Of Seventh Mirror" 7" flexi - KPP, 1986, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (KPP-005) - $20

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.

Liberate "The Proof Of Survival Here It Is" LP - Blood Sucker, 1997, Japan, Insert, (BSR-023) - $20
Excellent straight-forward traditional Japcore with an ex-Acid & Macrofarge singer.

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

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" LP - Captain/Dynamite, 1985, Japan, Poster insert, (CAP-0016-L/DONDON-002) - $75

Lip Cream "9 Shocks Terror" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1987, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12013/DONDON-005) - $75

Loo's Halloween "It's All Right" 7" EP - R.B.F., 1986, Japan, (RBF-208) - $35
Catchy, speedy and straight-forward punk rock in the vein of Cobra. This EP is really good and recommended if you're into this style. They've had a split flexi with New Roteeka on AA Records.

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 G.I.S.M., Crow, Scamp(remember the Discharge tribute?), Die You Bastard! etc. The young Tatsushima wears a cool(funny) handmade Gauze t-shirt in the photo. Great, 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 in Tokyo. This EP seriously rips hard. The 1st flexi and LP on Captain Records are fucking great too, but this one is probably their best. Original press on Office Para label, with an insert & glossier sleeve(The Magnets Records reissue didn't come with one).

Magnets, The "Plunk Boy" 7" EP - Office Para, 1988, Japan, Original, w/o insert, (R-020) - $25

Mamat's "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $35

Mamat's "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $40

Manbiki Chocolate "Soloban" CD - Maruyama-Sangyo, 199?, Japan, (KIME-00001) - (Trade or Offer)
Yes, this band actually still existed in the '90s. Extremely rare and obscure CD-only release. This is not the CD reissue of their "Manbiki Densetsu" 8" flexi from the late '80s. Completely different recording, but in the similar style of the songs. Fast and raging traditional Japcore. Self-released on their own Maruyama-Sangyo label just like the flexi.

Miburo "Jounetsu" 7" EP - Straight Up, 1998, Japan, Orig. Japanese press, (SUR-025) - $28

Mobs "Resurrection" LP - Advance, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AVR-L001) - $30
In the vein of their 2nd and 3rd EP's, except it's more metallic but still with gruff vocals. Recommended for fans of Gastunk, The Execute(late), Poison Arts etc.

SEP. 11TH 2009 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

NK 6 "S/T" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (BSR-069-7-1) - $8

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.

New Roteeka "Go or Stop!!" 7" flexi - Neo Family, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, Fold-out insert, New/Unplayed, (New Family Records-001) - $30
Produced and engineered by Tam(ADK Records, The Stalin, Typhus, G-Zet etc.) This 1st flexi so damn good!!! I've collected all their records over the years and love them all but this one and the "Last Peace" 2nd EP are definitely their best. Contains the 5 tracks in wide variety of the Punk/HC style. The song "Hot Rod Man" is a killer fast HC, "Warrior" is a cool, mid-tempo heavy HC with gruff vocals and the last song "Panic Life" is a lightning-fast, aggressive and driving punk tune with lots of catchy choruses. This song is such a great punk anthem!! Tam wanted to release this flexi on his ADK label but since New Roteeka just started their own label, it ended up being the first release of New Family Records. You still get to hear that typical "Tam sound" on this release since he was the recording engineer and prducer. Also the songs were recorded at Penta Studio, where all the ADK releases were recorded at. This and the Molugu flexi are the only non-ADK releases that Tam ever produced. The New Roteeka members were very close to the bands like L.S.D., Ghoul, Nira-Kodomo and Gasatsu(their 2nd EP is on New Family and appeared on their comp LP as well) and often played the shows with those bands before they got huge with their later albums on Captain Records. They're actually on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD. Have such great memories in this band and seen them live a few times back in the late '80s. The Loft show is unforgettable!

New Roteeka "Drinkin' Boys" 12" - Captain, 1988, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0075-M) - $30
Speedy, catchy and high-energy Japanese punk. The whole record is great. Some of their best early works on this 1st 12". Pretty much everything they've done on Neo Family and Captain Records are awesome and are worth

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.

No Class "Broken Message" 7" EP - Tune, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (LM-2013) - $45
Very obscure '80s Japcore with great metallic guitar. They remind me a bit of early Lip Cream, Outo, Gauze and the late '80s Selfish Records stuff. Their only release and has 6 tracks with the titles like "Dead Alive", "Core", "No More War" etc. Good band.

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) - $40
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" demo. Produced, engineered & released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK).

O-Geletzt Special Issue - Photo Zine - O-Geletzt, 1987, Japan, 50 slick pages & color covers, (No Cat. #) - $30
It's kinda like the photo zine that MRR did back in the '80s except this one's got a little better quality/production. Lip Cream, The Bad Lots(ex-Ghoul/Masami), Gasatsu(Crime Fighter), New Roteeka, Kenzi, The Blue Hearts, The Pogo, Loud Machine, The Strummers etc. There's also a cool pic of Jha-Jha(Lip Cream) showing his funny underwear that he's wearing right next to Masami's face.

Outo "S/T"(Official Discography) LP - Specialized Fact, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Large glossy booklet, (SFAN-003) - $40
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

Paintbox "Back Reporter/Gaichuu-no-uta" 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Gig-only ltd release, (HG-152) - $68

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989, Japan, Freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $20
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune from the classic 1st LP on Selfish. Much faster and better than the original version!

R.I.P. "Samurai Anthems" 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (DIS-18) - $55

Raise A Flag "League Of Faith" 7" EP - Hunter, 1998, Japan, (Hunter-003) - $45

Raiya "Remain" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Label flyer, (HG-094) - $20

Rapes "Murderers Night" 7" EP - Wild West, 1988, Japan, Insert, (AWWR-001) - $65

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

Reaction "Joy Ride" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-15S) - (Trade or Offer)

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, (Beer City Records-01) - $45
Includes a Gai/Swankys cover song "Little Star". The center labels say "Beer Cider Noise!!!!!". Self-released on the band's own Beer City label(not the one from the U.S.)

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

Rise From The Dead "Haraguro" 7" flexi - Bron, 1990, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (Bron RFD-1/GIGA-1) - $25
Original/early line-up featuring the ex-members of Crow, Outo, Chicken Bowels and S.O.B. This is their best work in my opinion.

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $20
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

SS-20 "I Never Change The Life" 7" EP - Self, 1993, Japan, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $35
Yes, this is SS-20 from Japan, not those other bands with the same name from Mexico, Poland, Italy or France. They've existed from '87 and probably broke up not too long after this release which is the only record they've ever done as far as I know. Awesome solid sounding Japanese hard punk in the vein of The Stalin("Stop Jap" era), with a bit of ADK touch. Sounds very similar to The Stalin, actually. The songs are pretty catchy yet hard and strong. The chorus parts on the song like "Kill or Killed" and the title track are so damn good! The guitar riffs sound so shorp. Fucking brilliant. I love this style. Man, it was released in the early '90s but all the songs totally sound like if they were from the mid '80s. Could easily be on ADK or City Rocker Records if this came out back then. This 7" was self-released by the band themselves and sold only at their shows and an old shop in Kanagawa that one of the band members worked at. That makes it nearly impossible to find after 16 years of its release. Some copies came with a tiny release show flyer says "This EP is our final warning. Strictly limited to 300 copies only, sold at our future shows & mailorder. No repress!"(in Japanese).

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. #) - $50
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".

Samé "Cyborg-Keikaku" 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $55

Scantys, The "Punk Faker" 7" flexi - Drunk With Party, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 480), Insert, (DWP-0000) - $15
Released on a short lived label ran by Chatter, the ex-Chaos CH singer. DWP also did the 7" by Chatter's post-Chaos CH band called Kick The Bollocks. Total Swankys, Kings World & late '80s Kyushu worshipped punk. This is the rare promo-only freebie flexi. Produced by Chatter.

Scantys, The "Greeting From The Scantys" 7" EP - Drunk With Party, 1997, Japan, Insert, (DWP-002) - $15

S.C.U.M., The "Inconstant"(Hardcore Box Tape) Cassette - King's World, 1992, Japan, Ltd to 500, Pro-copied cassette, Hardshell package, Insert, (KWCT 003) - (Trade or Offer)
Ultra-obscure '80s noisecore from Kyushu. The flexi isn't their only release, but also this boxed tape and the self-released 30-track CD as well. They're all equally rare(if not, this tape is probably the rarest). Contains their 1st demo('88) and 2nd demo('90). Comes in a 7" x 5" size, cool hardshell box package with a color sleeve. Very nice packaging. The folded insert has the lyrics and band history. King's World Records did some unknown cassette-only releases like this one and a few others by The Swankys, Kuro, F.B.I.(The Swankys singer's HC project in '92), Bastly Backs etc. There's a release ad on the back side of the F.B.I. tape package stating that The S.C.U.M. tape box is limited to 500 copies and needs pre-ordering.

Shala "Hard & Loose" 7" flexi - Great Junk, 1985, Japan, (001) - $35
Totally excellent obscure band here! The Swankys influenced, raw and noisy punk with the gruff vocals that really stand out. Well, they sound much rawer than The Swankys though. Hard and loud, yet catchy as hell. I love this flexi!!!!! Wish to hear more from them.

Signal Lost "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2003, US, Pro-copied cassette, (No Cat. #) - $8

Smash Your Face "Dirty, Nasty & Fuckin' High Energy" LP - Ride On/Mangrove, 1997, Japan, Insert, poster, obi & flyer, (Ride On-005/ROOT-011 1/2) - $8

Smash Your Face "Loose Times, Light Times" 7" EP - Prank/Ride On, 1998, Japan, (Prank-029) - $3
"dirty, nasty, fuckin' high energy" mixture of early LA punk (ala Germs, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, The Dwarves, and The Stooges) and early Japanese hardcore such as Lip Cream.

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

Sound Like Shit "Once Upon The Metal" 7" EP - Six Weeks, 2000, Japan, Insert, (SW-38) - $3

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 "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" 7" flexi - Ing,o!/Lucky Strike, 1984, Japan, (ING-004) - $30

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.

Stalin, The "Dendou Kokeshi/Niku" 7" flexi - SS Recordings, 2005, Japan, Clear red flexi, Insert, (SS-5001) - $30
Limited official reissue of the 1st flexi, originally released on Political Records in '80. The original price on these reissues was 1500 Yen...

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 7" EP - SS Recordings, 2005, Japan, (SS-5002) - $30
Limited official reissue of the 2nd EP, originally released on Political Records in '81. The original price on these reissues was 1500 Yen...

(Stalin, The) Video-Stalin "Ultra Sex Man/24 jikan ai no Fascism" 7" flexi - BQ, 1987, Japan, Plain blue sleeve, (BQS-011) - $38
Super-rare gig freebie-only flexi that was given away at their first show at Loft prior to the VHS and LP releases. This flexi is totally unknown, even to those Michiro/The Stalin fanatic collectors!! A few hundred copies made? Nearly impossible to find.

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.

Strong Style "Akashi" 7" EP - Juke Boxxx, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, (JB-016.5) - $65

Stupid Babies Go Mad! "S/T" 7" EP - Human Stench, 2000, Japan, (Stench 07) - $3

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. #) - $60
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 "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-002) - $60
The legendary 1st EP on Kuro's KPP Records.

Swankys, The "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(a.k.a. "Neo Damage") 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (KK 001) - $40
It's actually their 2nd 7" and the "Best Of 2" EP on Dogma came out several months after this one. Also this is the very first Kings World release.
Note: The sleeve has a bent mark at the middle.

Swankys, The "Best Of Lifestyle" 12" - King's World, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl, Clear PVC sleeve, (KK 008) - $68
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.

Systematic Death "Final Insider/Lucky Time" LP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (BEL-12019) - $85

Taisho "S/T" 7" EP - Phalanx, 1999, Japan, Insert, (PX-035) - $28

Tam Boy Ide "Bootleg" 10" - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-18M) - $110

Tetsu-Arrey "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, (HG-063) - $20
Classic 1st EP by one of the originators of Burning Spirits style Japcore.

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.

324 "Boutoku no taiyo" LP - Studio Grey/HG Fact, 2001, Japan, Insert, (SG-001) - $8

Total Fury "Committed To The Core" 7" EP - Youth Attack, 2002, Japan, Ltd U.S. tour press, White blank labels w/ large center hole, (YA #16) - $10

Truth Of Arize "Genocide Massacre Holocaust" LP - Savanna Elektnica, 2000(?), Japan, 500 pressed, Hand #'d label(# 325) & handwritten inner dust sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $30

Video-Stalin "Ultra Sex Man/24 jikan ai no Fascism" 7" flexi - BQ, 1987, Japan, Plain blue sleeve, (BQS-011) - $38
Super-rare gig freebie-only flexi that was given away at their first show at Loft prior to the VHS and LP releases. This flexi is totally unknown, even to those Michiro/The Stalin fanatic collectors!! A few hundred copies made? Nearly impossible to find.

Violent Pain "Feel For New Age" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1100 pressed, Poster sleeve(tiny sticker tear), (MCR-093) - $3

Wanderers, The "Changing All Those Changes" 2 x 7" EP - AA, 1987, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (AA-019) - $35

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

Waves "The Vagrancy Of The Hell" 7" EP - Human Stench, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Stench 11) - $3

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!

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $5

Youth Brigade "Sink With California" 7" EP - AA/B.Y.O., 1984, US, 1000 pressed, Insert, (AA-012) - $40
Mega-rare and very sought after Japan-only release on AA Records. The B-side track is "Who Can You Believe In".

Yumefuda "Kurutta yumeno hatemade..." 7" EP - Cut Up, 1998, Japan, Black die-cut inner sleeve, (Cut Up-001) - $25
120% raging traditional '80s style Japcore smasher. All female members(and they look BAD ASS!). They were also on the Japankore Omnibus LP. Rare self-released EP with a nice full-color artwork and photos on the slick fold-out sleeve. See here:

SEP. 11TH 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) - $30

Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac "Abstruct Madness" CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd tour-only release, Insert, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $30
Very rare 3-way split CD which was only available during the Abstruct Madness/Noise Rock 2001 tour by these 3 bands together. Delta was a short-lived band by all the ex-S.D.S. members except a drummer was ex-Iconoclast. Awesome, ultra-fast and metallic HC. Their songs sound fucking sharp and aggressive as hell. I personally like them even better than S.D.S.!!! The 1st EP was planned to be released on MCR, but sadly they broke up before releasing anything besides a few comp appearances on the Mangrove label CD, the Destroy 'zine comp 12"/CD etc. The Delta tracks on this split are "War Machine", "Sons of Distraction" and "Statik Love-Statik Loud". All of them are killer!!! Rocky does a kick-ass Japanese cover of Ultra Violent "Crime For Revenge" and one original song. Nice packaging and punkish cover artwork.

Disclose / Hakuchi - LP - Love & Hope, 1998, Japan, Insert, (Love & Hope 004) - $15

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.

Dropdead / Unholy Grave - 7" EP - MCR, 2003, US/Japan, Insert, (MCR-177) - $5

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) - $5
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) - $25
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.

Extinct Government / Hazard "Punk Addict" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, Poster sleeve, (Overthrow-011) - $25

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.

Nikudorei(Meat Slave) / Gore Beyond Necropsy / Arsedestroyer "Triple Shocks!!! Freak Noise Show" 12" - Meatbox/Harshit, 2003, Japan/Sweden, 800 pressed, Full-color booklet, (PRMLD-004/SHIT-006) - $15
Crazy fucked-up shit grindcore 3-way split. A grind fan's wet dream line-up, I guess. Split release by the two Japanese labels. Limited to 800 copies.

SA / Robin - Split 7" EP - Tiger Hole, 2003, Japan, 2000 pressed, (THRS-013) - $25

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) - $4

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.

Total Fury / The Jury - 7" EP - Gloom, 2007, Japan/US, 500 pressed, Ltd U.S. tour press, Gray marbled vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 352), Insert, (Gloom-040) - $8


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.)

ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $130
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - Volume two of the legendary comp by ADK Records. Produced, engineered & released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK). The whole comp is awesome. The Glycerin tracks are much more raw and chaotic HC sounding than the later 8" EP on AA Records.

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.

Game Of Death - LP - Slice, 1989, Japan, 3-panel fold-out sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $50
Death Side / Ghoul / Poison Arts / Final Bombs - This is the "Slice Omnibus Vol.2". 4~5 tracks by each band. The whole LP rips!

Give Us The Time To Play! - 2 x 7" - Lifestyle Sound, 1990, Japan, Gatefold booklet sleeve, Dist. by MCR, (Soul-001) - $15
Fat Slave / Banish Arms / Gang Thrust / Half Life / Rich Materally - Late '80s~early '90s Sendai-city Japcore bands.

Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $70
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

No Way I'm In Panic - 7" EP - Mangrove, 1998, Japan, (ROOT-012) - $4
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".

Nobody's Fault(Sulais Omnibus Vol.1) - LP - Slice(Sulais), 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $30
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.

Noise For The Boys - LP - New Age, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (New Age-002) - $90
The Discocks / Raise A Flag / Kokoro no Jyu / Taisho

Osaka Battle Royal - LP - O.B.R., 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert & flyer, (KSK-1010) - $70
Gruesome / Bugs Bunny / Dorochys / White Ropes / Cyclamens / Ghapps

Outsider - LP - City Rocker, 1982, Japan, Poster sleeve, (CR-00D) - $95
G.I.S.M. / Gauze / The Comes / Masturbation / Laughin' Nose / Madame Edwarda / Fullx / Route 66 - The first Japanese HC/Punk comp. The front cover artwork by Sakevi(He also did the "Great Punk Hits" cover art). The back side of a huge fold-out poster sleeve is full-color and has a bunch of live pics of all the bands. The L.N. tracks are from when they were still playing some crucial distorted noise HC in their early days. I personally like this comp for the early Masturbation & M. Edwarda stuff.
Note: There's a minor bent mark at the left side of the front and back sleeve. Otherwise a very clean copy(both vinyl/sleeve).

Pinch and Ouch!(The Whole Story of Kyushu Punks) - LP - KPP, 1985, Japan, Insert, (KPP-001) - $65
Gai / Kuro / Gess / Aggressive Dogs / No Cut / Gedon - Classic '80s Kyushu HC comp. Produced by Hide from Kuro. Very first release by Kuro's KPP label that also put out The Swankys, No Cut, A. Dogs EP's etc. Contains the awesome Gai version of the songs later played by The Swankys. An absolutely excellent comp.

This Is Radio Paranoid(Office Para Omnibus) - LP - Office Para/Captain, 1988, Japan, (CAP-0079-L) - $50
Chu-Doku / Glycerin / Alex / Billy The Caps / Strut / 16 Tons

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.

Tosamono(Kochi Hardcore Comp.) - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve, (Dan-Doh 007) - $20
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / AR-15 / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / Kerie Bundy - Early release by Dan-Doh Records. Great comp.

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.

Unknown Hardcore Drunkers Vol.2 - 2 x 7" EP - MCR, 1991, Japan, Booklet sleeve, (MCR-046) - $10
Hakuchi / C.O.S.A.(pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) / Noise Distraction / Beyond Description / Hellchild / Semetary / Bad Taste / Ouch / Over Dose / Stress / Heidegger