November 30, 2009

NOV. 30TH 2009 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

Nada Cambia "Gensouteki na haru no hana" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2002, Japan, Clear purple vinyl, (Paank-012) - $8

Nausea "Extinct Demo" 7" EP - Boot, 199?, US, Blue vinyl, Sleeve version #1 of 3, (No Cat. #) - $10

New Roteeka "Harlem-Yarou" CD - Captain/Wonder Force, 1989, Japan, (WNF-8001-CD) - $20

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(New Walls' label) that also put out 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.

Nira-Kodomo "Smile & Violence" Cassette - Self, 1987, Japan, Ltd to 500, Pro-copied red cassette & full-color sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $60
Ultra-rare cassette-only release by this cult Japanese HC band. Not many people outside of Japan actually know that Ishiya(Death Side/Forward) was the bassist for this band and the guitarist was Gill(Poison/Janky/Front Guerrilla). 19 tracks of chaos. Check out the live footages on Youtube. By the way, Z did some Nira-Kodomo covers on their demo.

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, (SK 001) - $3
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. #) - $28
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.

One River "A Breathing Will" 7" EP - Revive, 2001, Japan, Poster sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve & Sticker, (THEP-1001) - $5
5 tracks of intense and raging thrash HC. Totally manic. Don't let the band name fool you. Fans of the bands on 625 definitely should check this out. Nice packaging.

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $38

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

Phonophobia "....Of The People? By The People? For The People?" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2002, Japan, Gray vinyl, (Paank-011) - $8
Brutal grindy crust with dual vocals. The band name was obviously taken from the E.N.T. album title.

Pinocchio "Akubyodou" 7" flexi - Oozake, 1995(?), Japan, 500 pressed, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork, (Oozake Record 001) - $70
Very rare self-released 5-track flexi by this Tokyo-based band from the mid '90s. Like more chaotic and rawer vesrion of the Selfish Records-era Gauze, with that total violent feel of the '80s Japcore bands ala Kuro, Kyojinbyo etc. In my opinion, Pinocchio was one the best '90s Japanese bands although they're criminally unknown outside of Japan. Wish they've done a full-length LP. Some of the members went onto form Geshpenst and Sicks In Throat. Original 1st press with a spiky-haired punk photo on the fold-out sleeve. The 2nd press/re-issue was done by the record shop Base and has a cop photo on the pocket sleeve. This flexi rips fucking hard!!! Highly recommended for any Japcore fans!!!!!!!!

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $70

Rabid "Total Chaotic Attack" Cassette - E.A.S.T. Peace, 2001, Japan, Ltd to 500, Pro-copied blue cassette, (EPCA-001) - $30
'80s Swedish HC style ala S.O.D., Disarm, Absurd meets distorted Kyushu noisecore!!! The only release ever(and it's very rare) by this killer short-lived band from Kyushu. Wish they've released at least one record! Noisy and chaotic HC attack like the title says, cool artwork and excellent production. Perfect!!!

Raiya "Remain" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Label flyer, (HG-094) - $10

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

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, (Beer City Records-01) - $40
Lo-fi noisecore. 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 U.S. label with the same name).

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) - $18
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

Rotary Beginners "First E.P." 7" EP - Answer, 1997, Japan, Insert, (ANS-011) - $3
This band did the U.S. tour with Tomorrow a while back. Melodic and high-energy drivin' hardcore punk.

SA "I Get Position" 8" flexi - Club The Star, 1985, Japan, (CSR-1001) - $130

S.D.S.(Societic Death Slaughter) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Chelsea-0000) - $55

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

S.C.U.M, The "Boryoku-Chudoku" 7" flexi - FEI, 198?, Japan, (FEI-89028) - $170

Smash Your Face "Disappere Everything" 7" EP - Ride On, 1996, Japan, (Ride On-001) - $3

Smash Your Face "To Get New Blood" 7" EP - Ride On, 1997, Japan, (Ride On-003) - $3

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

Social Circle "S/T" 7" EP - Violent Horror Comedy/Retarded, 2006, US, 300 pressed for tour, Sticker, New/Unplayed, (Violent Horror Comedy Recs #01) - $8

Soothe "S/T" 7" EP - Devour, 2002(?), Japan, (Devour-19) - $5
Great female-fronted raging Japanese HC like a mix of Detestation, Unhinged, and Sedition. One of the members from Tomorrow.

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

Stalin, The "Romantist/Light My Fire" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2030) - $38
Classic 3rd 7" with their most well-known song "Romantist"(a.k.a. "Romanchisto" or "Romanticist"). Includes a B-side track that's not on the LP's. The best live photo of Michiro on the front cover.

Stalin, The "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/B.Q., 1987, Japan, Insert, (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) - $28
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) - $28
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) - $35
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. You won't see this for sale again.

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 a wrong info.

Star Club, The "The Bible" 7" flexi - Japan Rec./Tokuma, 1984, Japan, (SS-1) - $8
Originally came with the first press copies of the "Hello New Punks" LP. The flexi says "Not For Sale".

Star Club, The "The Original Star Club Saturday Night Live 1978" 8" flexi - Club The Star, 1987, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear red flexi, (CSR-00C) - $10
Originally came with the first press copies of the "Very Best Of The Star Club" picture LP. The flexi says "Not For Sale". Contains the eight awesome early tunes incl. a few unreleased songs that's not available elsewhere. Great sleeve artwork.

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.

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
Original!!!! 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 "Five Star" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (KK 001) - $45
This is the hard vinyl version of the "R&R History Fuck Off"(Neo Damage) flexi from '86(the flexi actually came out a few months earlier than the "Best Of 2" EP). The same 4 tracks as the flexi, but the titles for the B-side tracks have been changed, and has a completely different artwork. Cool ass porno photo sleeve design, done exactly in the Swankys style if you know what I mean! The catalog number for this release is the same as the flexi.

Swankys, The "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.

Swankys, The "Original Swankys" 12" - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 1000 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-7002) - $65
Contains their earliest recording from '85 with the original members. The official limited vinyl issue of the "More Fuck" demo tape. One-time only pressing of 1000 copies. Hard to find.

Sweet Weapon "Overheat" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nitro(Water Land), 198?, Japan, (NTR-01) - $15
Quite unusual release by Adventure Family Records. This sounds more like KBD stuff. Uptempo and a bit wavey punk rock. Adventure Family put out mainly HC bands from the Yokosuka area and also Water Land did the Janky/Mad Conflux split and I believe the Front Guerrilla 7" as well. I know nothing about this band though.

Systematic Death "Final Insider/Lucky Time" LP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (BEL-12019) - $80

Tam Boy Ide "Bootleg" 10" - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-18M) - $98
The studio-only project band by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/Adk Records). Very rare ADK release.

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.

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) - $8

"1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Alternate ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $45

Video-Stalin "Ultra Sex Man/24 jikan ai no Fascism" 7" flexi - BQ, 1987, Japan, Plain blue sleeve, (BQS-011) - $35
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. You won't see this for sale again.

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

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

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" CD - Captain, 1985/89, Japan, (CAP-1008-CD) - $28
Rare original '89 CD issue of their first and the best album ever. Contains an extra non-LP bonus track. All the late '80s CD releases(like Gas, Lip Cream etc.) of Captain Records are way harder to find than the original LP's.

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

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011)- $45 (Sold)
The legendary band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead, and Venom style. 4 tracks recorded circa '83/84, released after they broke up. Fucking loud, fast, noisy and totally raging!! The super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and the singer joined F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Geizz/Tetsu-Arrey). Killer picture disc artwork. One of the BEST and harder to find Hold Up releases.