January 20, 2010

JAN. 20TH 2010 (PART 1 : A~M)

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Acid Reflux "S/T" 7" EP - No Way, 2007, US, Ltd mailorder issue of 300 on clear yellow vinyl(out of 1000 total), 1st press w/ pink sleeve, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NW-12) - $5
Early '80s U.S. styled hardcore from NY, featuring a Limp Wrist member.

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

Aka "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, (GL-006ES) - $45
Another total ADK worship from the mid '80s. Released on Gas' Jisatsu Label which tried to focus on putting out the records by the lesser known bands at that time from non-major cities, such as this band, Nikudan, The Sexual, Confuse on the Jisatsu Omnibus. Don't miss this flexi out if you dig this particular style of '80s Japanese bands like Kikeiji, Masturbation, Sekinin-Tenka, The Sadist, Barigade or some of those darker soudning tunes by The Stalin.

B-5(Punks Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 100 pages - $90
Extremely rare and totally amazing live photo book featuring lots of classic, as well as several obscure '80s Japanese Punk/Hardcore bands. 2~4 pages by each band. Color and B&W photos taken circa '83/84. The front and back covers are The Stalin. Kuro(4p.), The Stalin(4p. + covers), Aburadako(4p.), Sodom(ADK-era!!!), Bradbury/Bloodberry(Tam's last band, ex-G-Zet/Bitousha/Rebel/Sekinintenka), The Star Club(5p.), Kyaah, Kenzi, The Willard, Zelda, P-Model, Malin Conia, The Continental Kids, Cock C'nel, Machizo Machida(Inu), Sadie Sads, Bunretsu etc. A lot of these photos have never been published elsewhere. Full-color covers and glossy pages. Also contains the fantastic 3-page ADK Records article/discography(incl. detailed pressing infos & release month/year) with Tam's comments, and some zine reviews. Probably the best thing about this book is that it has the ultra-rare(and awesome looking!) live photos of early Sodom from their early HC era, and ofcourse Bloodberry!!(Hiromi looks fucking hot!!) If you're a serious ADK fan/collector, you know these bands are the very important pieces in the Japanese HC/Punk history and how hard to even find their photos. These are some of the very few existing official photos by them. Killer large color live shots of Bloodberry's female singer Hiromi(ex-Rebel & Bitousha) and a few small shots of Tam, which must have been taken right before he disappeared(or died?). Never actually seen their photos or early Sodom photos elsewhere, and especially since Bloodberry got to play only a very few shows after changing the name from G-Zet, I doubt so many live photos of them even exist. This book was done by a small magazine publisher that mainly did the underground sub-culture and pornos back then(Oddly, there used to be some non-major porn mags in Japan covering the Punk/HC stuff).

B-Strife "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (S.R.-002) - $25
Released on the legendary Osaka based label Skeleton Records that also put out the Coward and Gasmask 7"s. Ultra-raw and primitive HC with that '80s violent Japcore feel. They were planned to be on the unreleased Skeleton Records comp 8"("Sieg Heil Skeleton") with Gasmask, Crime, and Woodpeckers. 4 tracks incl. "Fuck The Clumsy Metal", "Tears Of '56" etc. These guys must have really hated metal as the chorus part on the song "Fuck The..." goes like "Metal kids, fuck off!!". Rumors that this song is about Randy Uchida from G.I.S.M.

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

Baws "Like Let's Have A Ball!" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, Clear red flexi, (ADK-11S) - $110
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK).

Blood Feast "War In A Babylon" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (DIS-010) - $28
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) - $25

Brain Eaters "S/T" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1999, Japan, (Dan-Doh 022) - $8

Burst "Burst In Here" 7" EP - Uramachi, 1998, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (UR-001S) - $8

C.F.D.L.(Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life) "Live Bootleg" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1992, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-004) - $35

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) - $8

Chaotic Dischord "Shitsubou"(Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck The Lot Of You!) LP - VAP, 1984, UK, Rare Japanese press, Liner-notes by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.), Insert, (35115-25) - $55

Cobra "1984" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-008) - $45

Cobra "Bad Night Merry X'mas" 7" flexi - Office Cobra, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie/Promo-only, (Office Cobra 001) - $55
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.

Collapse Society "S/T" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1994, Japan, (Overthrow-008) - $38

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 "Nuclear Addicts" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Violent Party EP 2) - $68

Confuse "Spending Loud Night" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (Confuse 6/KK 1001C) - $48

Confuse "Stupid Life" 12" - Kings World, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, Shrinkwrap attached, Never issued w/ insert, (KW12CS-004) - $120
The hardest to find Confuse record. While at least a few thousand copies each of their other releases(flexi & EP's) were pressed, it makes sense why this one, being limited to 1000 copies, rarely pops up for sale.

Confuse "Indignation" 12" - Confuse/Anarchy Center, 1997, Japan, 1500 pressed, Orig. sticker on outer protective sleeve, Insert, (Chaotic: LP-008) - $48
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) - $55

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.

Datsustora "Of Final" 7" flexi - Lunatic, 1986, Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 290), (TD-002) - $95
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.

Dead Cops "Kill The Cops" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-12S) - $78
Produced, engineered & released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK). Three of the members(JhaJha, Roger, and Tatsu) went onto play in some of the most well known bands in the Japcore history including Lip Cream, Judgement, SiC, Gastunk, Gas, Nurse etc.

Deadless Muss "860 Seconds Cooking" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7014/DON DON-006) - $55
Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish and Lip Cream's Dynamite Records.

Death Side "The Will Never Die" 7" EP - Devour/Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Insert, (Devour 2/BSR-010) - $50

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).

Dilenma "S/T" 7" EP - Armored Brain, 1995, Japan, (ABR-002EP) - $35
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.

Dirge "Scarred Forever" 12" - Crust War, 2006, UK, Japanese release, Booklet, (Crust War-029) - $5
Thrashy and dark '80s UK Anarcho hardcore/crust. The studio demo and live materials on vinyl. Really great obscure band.
Note: There's a scratch on the first track that makes some popping noise.

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

Disrupt "Millions Die For Money Making" 7" EP - Boot, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $10
Originally released as the demo in '88. Old Swedish boot.

Doku-Buta(Poison Pig) "Go! Go! People" 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No. Cat #) - $55
Think of a cross between Aburadako, Kikeiji, and The Stalin. If you like these bands, you'll love Doku-Buta! Another unknown but awesome ADK/The Stalin worshipped hard punk here. They even stole part of The Stalin lyrics and used it in one of their songs called "Egoist". The band bio printed on the sleeve says Doku-Buta is ex-Byogentai. I wonder if it's the same Byogentai that the L.S.D. singer was in! Includes 7 tracks. Very rare!! Here's a review taken from an old MRR issue: "Translating as "Poison Pig," I expected a bit more weirdness than supplied, but this slab of plastic contains some neat tracks. They can do thrash, punk, proto-punk -- all with verve and gnarly-ass vocals and guitar. Reminds me a bit of early PERE UBU."

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

Expose "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (VG-/EX), (Expose Records-01/ECR-001) - $20
Total early Disorder/Chaos UK/Swankys/Gai worshipped noisecore. Distorted, fast, sloppy & chaotic! Fucking ace!!!
Note: The vinyl is warped. Plays completely fine.

Exterminate "Find Out" 7" EP - MCR, 2003, Japan, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, (MCR-180) - $8

Extintos "¡Caos Non Musica!" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2008, Japan, 300 pressed, Yellow sleeve, Insert, (Overthrow-043) - $75

Face Of Change "1990 Demo" 2 x 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Japan, Insert, (625 #55) - $4
'80s U.S. styled hardcore from Sapporo-city circa '88~'90.

Ferocious X "Befria Från Vånda" - Overthrow, 2006, Japan, 700 pressed, New/Unplayed, (Overthrow-040) - $75

Final "Grow Strong/Empty" 7" EP - Crust War, 2004, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-025) - $6
ex-Final Bloodbath. Discharge/Broken Bones inspired HC with the metallic and thrashy, Bones style guitars. Good!

Final Bloodbath "Dead or Alive" 7" EP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-015) - $38

Follow Fashion Monkeys "S/T" LP - Clymer, 1985, US, Insert, (CLY 001) - $20
16 trax of fast and furious hardcore. The song titles like "Hardcore Rules", "TV Religion" and "Degeneration X", you know what to expect. They're on the Mystic Records comp and their later 7" was produced by Ian MacKaye. Here's the review taken from an old MRR issue: "Surprise, surprise, surprise! Full-on melodic thrash, varying speeds, and Keith Morris-type vocals creates an interesting combination of early DC and SoCal HC. Lyrics rant, rave, and communicate thought-provoking ideas and attitudes. Both refreshing and inspiring, all packed into 16 songs. Recommended."

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

Fucked Up "Generation"(Mix Tape Vol.1) Cassette - Self, 2005, Canada, Ltd to 500 copies, Insert, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $15
The insert says: A self-released tape-only project. A compilation of live, exclusive, rare and unreleased tracks from Fucked Up and FU-World bands.

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, Ltd 1st press w/ hard carton box package, No sticker, (LUV-514) - $80

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $80

(G.I.S.M.) S.K.V. "The War" CD - Beast Arts, 2004, Japan, Cardboard sleeve, (GDR-718) - $58

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $68

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 "Damaging Noise" 12" - Kings World, 1995, Japan, 800 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-5002) - $65
Limited official vinyl issue of their 1st demo tape, originally released by Violent Party Tapes in '83. One-time only pressing of 800 copies. Nice production with a heavy sleeve and an obi. Totally killer sleeve artwork as well.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-19E) - $45
Produced, engineered and 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.

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Více/Crown, 1985/86, Japan, Insert, (25EC-1010) - $38
This is the rarer Více Records pressing with white insert. Much harder to find than the Love Records pressing which seems to be more common.

Gastunk "Mr. Gazime" 7" EP - Love, 1985, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-1) - $25

Gastunk "Wild Times(Live)" 7" flexi - Pusmort/Více, 1987, Japan, (AME-I) - $10
Originally came with the limited first press/mailorder copies of the "Under The Sun" LP(rare to find a complete copy with the bonus flexi). Some copies of this flexi were also sold at their shows.

Gauze "Fuckheads +" LP - Bouchou, 2005, Japan, Booklet, New/Unplayed, (ZYL/Bouchou 001) - $18
Boot LP contains the "Fuckheads" LP and tracks from the "Outsider" and "City Rockers" comp's.

Genoli "No Identity" 7" EP - Self, 198?, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25
Aburadako influenced twisted punk from Tokyo. Quite obscure stuff. The only ever release by this band.

Geshpenst "Just Keep This Fighting" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, (HG-044) - $30
Burning Spirits style traditional Japcore in the vein of Accomplice, Death Side, Foward, Tetsu-Arrey, Warhead etc. Great metallic guitar riffs, pissed-off vocals and huge mohawks...

Gloom "Noise Attack Devastating Tokyo City" Picture LP - MCR, 2001, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (MCR-161) - $68

Griffin FZ "Retaliation" 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $75
Pre-Zone!! Obscure Shizuoka-city Japcore band. This flexi is very rare and hard to come by. The only ever release by them besides a great split demo with Exdead. Heavy-hitting, speedy and metallic Japcore in the tradition of those great '80s Shizuoka-city bands(Deadless Muss, So What, Rustler, Innocents etc.)

Guillotine Terror "No God" 7" EP - Battle Planning, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BP 91-01) - $20

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.

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

Hell Driver "Monday Quaterback" 7" EP - Axxe, 1990, Japan, (AXEP-2) - $25
Fast and straight-forward, Shizuoka-city Japcore in the vein of Outo or Systematic Death. Late '80s Selfish Records type. On the same label that also put out the So What/Rustler split EP the same year.

Hellnation "At War With Emo" 5" EP - Slap A Ham, 1997, US, Clear PVC sleeve, (Slap A Ham #38) - $8
8 tracks including a S.O.B. cover song "Not Me".

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $8
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Innocents "Masho" 7" EP - D.I.S., 1989, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-004) - $60
ex-Deadless Muss. One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Rustler, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Rare and hard to find 8-track EP on Deadless Muss' label D.I.S. Records.

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/guitar. This EP is much better than their tracks on the split with Disclose or any of the later releases.

Jellyroll Rockheads "Intense And Mild" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Japan, 1000 pressed, (625 #43) - $4
Includes an Aburadako cover song "Komenist"!!!!!

Jellyroll Rockheads "Kill Trend Thrash Demo 1999" 7" EP - Youth Attack, 2001, Japan, 1500 pressed on white vinyl, Insert, (Youth Attack #6) - $5

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

Kriminela 83 "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (Pogo 4) - $25
Fucking high-speed raw noisecore!!! They play faster than any other noisecore bands that I can think of. Kinda like Dislike or early Disorder playing their songs much faster and with high tension. Good stuff. Last copy available. 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."

Kruw "The Punx" 7" EP - Partners In Crime, 2004, Japan, Insert, Out of print, (PIC-023) - $10

Kyaah "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut sleeve, 2 x sticker & insert, (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. Kyaah used to play gigs often with Nurse, Gas and The Comes. The interesting thing is that when they changed the singer prior to this EP release, Chitose(The Comes) was gonna join the band however it never happened(too bad!). Complete copy with an insert and two red stickers which is actually part of the sleeve design(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window).

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

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $110

L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (LP-0523) - $120

(L.S.D.) V.A. "Lunatic" 7" EP - Lunatic, 1986, Japan, (TD-001) - $95
Datsustora / Criminal Party(L Project) / MEP / Freaks - This ultra-obscure comp was produced by the L.S.D. singer Achy and also it was released on his label Lunatic Records. Contains the three different bands that he did vocals for(he's credited as Elle), plus one unknown band called Freaks. Datsustora's music is in the vein of ADK style dark, hard and twisted punk mixed with some noise/avant-garde. They also have a very rare flexi out on Lunatic Records(the songs on this flexi sound similar to Byogentai, which is another band he did around the same time as L.S.D.). I love their stuff. Freaks are the female fronted, dark and solid punk that's similar to Masturbation, Aka, or Kikeiji. Killer tune on this comp. I absolutely have no infos on this band, but would love to hear more from them. MEP consisted by Achy and Morikawa from ZOA, and they were mostlikely the studio-only project for this EP. Total violent mix of noise/experimental/goth/industrial/punk/noisecore. Awesome distorted vocals. Crazy shit! Criminal Party is actually a bit known in the Japanese underground noise/avant scene and there are some cassette-only releases besides the tracks on this comp. This one is plain noise/experimental stuff, similar to what Sakevi used to do under the name of S.K.V., with no punk/hardcore essence in their tunes(unlike the other three bands). This EP is rare as fuck. Great sleeve artworks. It's not very known that the L.S.D. singer had the other bands besides Byogentai.

(L.S.D.) Datsustora "Of Final" 7" flexi - Lunatic, 1986, Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 290), (TD-002) - $95
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.

Ladies Room "Swapping Party" 7" EP - Extasy, 1988, Japan, (EXE-001) - $15
Ultra catchy, speedy and melodic '80s Japanese metal on X's Extasy Records, the same label that released the Poison "Mystery Temptation" EP.

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

Laukaus "Mikä On Tuolla?" 7" EP - Distort, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, (Distort 001) - $28

Laukaus "Ollan Punk Nuorisoo..." 12" - Putrid Filth Conspiracy, 2004, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (PFC-039) - $25

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.

Mannequin Neurose "S/T" 7" flexi - R.B.F., 1983, Japan, (RBF-103) - $48
The Stalin worship!! Excellent release here. This 1st flexi(w/ orig. singer) sounds completely different from their later releases(which suck badly...) on City Rocker etc. What you get here is The Stalin influenced, hard, solid and speedy punk with awesome sharp guitars. This flexi is VERY rare and hard to find(actually took me quite a while to get myself a copy, too). If you like the bands like The Stalin or Typhus, you'll love this.

Masturbation "Shinigao" 7" flexi - Abnormal, 1984, Japan, (Abnormal P-01) - $75
Produced and engineered by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The self-released 2nd 7" featuring their best lineup with Tatsuya(The Stalin, The Star Club etc.) and Tatsushi(Kikeiji).

Matsuji "Dead Voice" 7" EP - Slice, 1987(?), Japan, (No Cat. #) - $65
This is the super hard to find EP unlike any other Slice Records releases. The music is so fucking brilliant too. 6 tracks of drivin' fast metallic Japcore with some catchy hooks!! Excellent guitar riffs as well. The vocals remind me of Ishiya from Death Side/Forward. The songs on this EP sound so unique that don't quite sound like anybody else. Matsuji sure knew how to create their own music style and did it so damn well(especially how they mixed raging fast Japcore and super catchy parts). If you've heard their awesome tracks on the "Attack Of 4 Tribes" comp LP on Selfish Records, you already know how good this band is. Early release(might be the first) on Poison Arts' old label that also put out the other good records like the flexi's by Poison Arts, Sqwad(ex-Ghoul singer & drummer), "Nobody's Fault" LP(Poison Arts, Nira-Kodomo, Rose Rose etc.), and "Game Of Death" LP(Death Side, Ghoul, Poison Arts, Final Bombs). This EP came out probably in '87 as I remember it was one of the very first HC records I've ordered from the labels back then, however most of the online resources say '85. I know Poison was doing their Slice Gigs from '85 but am not quite sure when the label was started.

Merrygoround "Outside Punx" 8" flexi - Merry, 1985, Japan, Clear red flexi, (EX+/VG-), (Merryru-001) - $25

Merrygoround "No War/Go To Hell" 7" flexi - Merry, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Merryru-002) - $25

Misfits "Walk Among Us" LP - Ruby, 1982, US, Printed inner-bag sleeve, Water damage on sleeve bottom, (VG/VG-), (1-25756) - $10

Molugu "Romance" 7" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, Insert, (PLM-042) - $65
Produced and engineered by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). Very rare flexi by this obscure band from the "ADK Omnibus Vol.2" comp. Some killer Japcore here. 7 tracks of dark, metallic, and aggressive HC that sounds comparable to The Execute, Gas, LSD, or Bitousha. Awesome!

Motor-Vation, The "Not For Sale" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $10
'80s Japanese style punk rock ala The Star Club etc. Completely unknown band...