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January 20, 2010

JAN. 20TH 2010 (PART 2 : N~Z)


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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) - $18

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

Nightmare "Ikasama" 7" EP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7031) - $70

No Lip "S/T" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, Insert, (TPC-1103) - $25
ADK Records styled, dark and fast-pased metallic punk! Roger from Dead Cops/SiC was in this band. Appeared on some foreign comp's.

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminaci√≥n 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) - $35
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" demo. Produced, engineered and 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. #) - $25
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.

Order "Taep'o-Dong" LP - HG Fact, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (HG-158) - $75
Excellent album. This one is way better than their recent 7"s in my opinion. The vinyls were limited to only 500 copies. Hard to find!

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

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.1 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 90 pages - $65
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Ghoul, Aburadako, Outo, Laughin' Nose, Lip Cream, Kyaah, Samhain and Psychic TV. Articles/interviews of G.I.S.M., Cobra etc. Lots of cool live photos, artworks and ads for Hold Up, AA, Jisatsu, Skeleton Records, Lip Cream "Kill The IBM" tape, as well as a rare full-page ADK Records ad stating that the Gauze LP is out and the Typhus LP is planned to be released. The back cover has the large live photo of The Stalin.

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

Poison "Doku" 7" flexi - Poison Recs./Explosion, 1985, Japan, (PLM-081) - $58

Poison "Hot Rod" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7011) - $40

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $65

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (EX/VG), (BEL-12026) - $45
Note: The sleeve is in a bad condition with some large bent marks.

Question "S/T" 7" EP - Black Noise, 2007, US, New/Unplayed, (BN-702) - $5
Their 1st EP with 8 tracks of extreme HC terror ala Nausea, Sacrilege, or early Discharge. Featuring Saira(ex-Detestation/Atrocious Madness) on vocals!!

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!!!

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) - $30

Real "Real 4" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 2 x booklet, (ADK-20E) - $45
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK). I like most of the Real releases, but this 7" and the 8" on Ducasse label are their best in my opinion. Solid and hard sounding punk with sharp guitar. Probably one of the most overlooked, yet harder to find ADK releases. Never seen it for sale elsewhere outside of Japan. Real was one of the very few ultra-political activist bands in Japan among the others with the similiar political stances(anti-emperor, anti-war, animal rights) like Theze, The Ballad, Nué, HDW, Hellnation etc. I remember some of them getting arrested in the chaos of the riot when the Showa Emperor died(X-day) in '89. This copy comes with the two East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front booklet inserts(not all copies came with them).

Result "I Can Go Die" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-109) - $38

Resurrection "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (ADK-23S) - $25
Produced, engineered and 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) - $15
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

SA "I Get Position" 8" flexi - Club The Star, 1985, Japan, (CSR-1001) - $120

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

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. http://cheerspunx87.ld.infoseek.co.jp/SABOTAASI(MAIN).html This EP recently sold on ebay for $78... ouch.

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo wa umagoya de umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - (Trade or Offer)
Mega-rare release on the legendary Political Records by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). This one is actually much rarer than any of the other Political releases(The Stalin & Typhus), however it's quite unknown and obscure comparing to the others such as the "Trash" LP or Typhus flexi. For the serious, die-hard collector of Japanese punk or The Stalin. Produced by Michiro and he also plays a guitar and drums on this flexi.

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.

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

Sqwad "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $28
The reformed Ghoul(a.k.a. Ghoul II) changed the name to Sqwad in '89. All the members except a bassist are from the last Ghoul line-up(on the "Game Of Death" comp.) Late Ghoul styled, dark and metallic HC. Released on Poison Arts' label Slice Records.

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 "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) Video-Stalin "Ultra Sex Man/24 jikan ai no Fascism" 7" flexi - BQ, 1987, Japan, Plain blue sleeve, (BQS-011) - $30
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 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.

State "No Illusions" 7" EP - Reagan Era HC, 2001, US, Insert - $3 Originally self-released on Statement Records in '83.

Still "Real Time" 7" EP - Strawberry, 1985, Japan, Photo card insert, Clear PVC sleeve, New/Unplayed, (P-2006) - $10
Produced by Tsunematsu Masatoshi from Friction and E.D.P.S. Melodic darkwave with good female vocals. Featuring a Jagatara member. Reminds me of the British 4AD stuff. The singer was also a guest member for Tsunematsu's solo LP.

Suicide "S/T" 7" flexi - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, Insert, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $30
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) - $10

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 "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(Neo Damage) 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (KK 001) - $45
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.

Swankys, The "Foolish!" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, Orig. sticker on blue die-cut sleeve, (KK 002) - $35

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.

Thalidomide "Plastic Romance" Demo Tape - Formalin, 2007, Japan, Pink sleeve, (Formalin Records 001) - $15
Great ADK inspired punk!! Highly influenced by The Stalin, Typhus, Kikeiji, Masturbation, Sekinintenka etc. They cover The 4th International and Rebel songs live!!

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

Toxic Holocaust "Reaper's Grave" 5" EP - Gloom, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 219), Clear red vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer plastic sleeve, New/Unplayed, (Gloom-038) - $25

Typhus "1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Alternate ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $40

Video-Stalin "Ultra Sex Man/24 jikan ai no Fascism" 7" flexi - BQ, 1987, Japan, Plain blue sleeve, (BQS-011) - $30
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 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) - $7

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) - $4

Yumefuda "Kurutta yume no 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: www.vile76.blogspot.com/2009/07/yumefuda-kurutta-yume-no-hatemade-7.html

Zolge "Over Alive" 7" flexi - Dogma, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, (DOG-4) - $30