March 14, 2010

MAR. 14TH 2010 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

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

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, 1987/89, (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 "Be Put To Urge Rise In Yourself" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1995, Japan, (BSR-016) - $25

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 "¡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) - $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 Rec.)

O-Geletzt Special Issue - Photo Zine - O-Geletzt, 1987, Japan, 50 slick pages & color covers, (No Cat. #) - $20
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 "Punk Navigation" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-018) - $58
Total Disorder worshipped raw noisecore!! The early Order stuff with the original singer sounded completely different from their recent releases. Very rare and hard to find 1st EP with 6 raw tracks including the song title like "Noise It Up". For fans of early Disorder/Chaos UK, '80s Kyushu noisecore(Gai, The Swankys...), Chaos CH, Dust Noise etc.

Order "Taep'o-Dong" LP - HG Fact, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (HG-158) - $68
Excellent 1st full-length 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!

Order "Saru" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2007, Japan, 1500 pressed, (HG-213) - $18

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $30

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (EX/VG), (BEL-12026) - $38
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) - $28
'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!!!

Raise Cain "Return To Many Shocks And Panic..." 7" EP - Self, 1989, Japan, Original 1st press, Insert, (RC-001) - $45
Very rare '89 original self-released pressing with full-color original artwork(glossy pocket sleeve) and insert, not the later German reissue on Amok Records from the early '90s. This original one almost never pops up for sale... Excellent traditional Japcore in the vein of Nightmare, Bandit, Crück, Death Side, Warhead etc.

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 Rec.) 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).

Rebel "S/T" 7" flexi - Out Works, 1983, Japan, (Out-Works 0002) - $130
Mega obscure rarity. The only ever release by this early Japanese HC band from Sendai city, featuring the Bitousha members Hiromi and Hideki. A female member Hiromi later moved to Tokyo and did vocals for the legendary Bloodberry/Bradbury(Tam's last band, ex-G-Zet)!!!!! One of the tracks from this flexi appeared on the "Killed By Hardcore 3" boot comp LP in 2002. The Execute(esp. early stuff) styled, dark and fast HC with The Stalin("Mushi"-era) or Typhus influence. All the songs are so fucking great. Somebody needs to bootleg the whole flexi...

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 Rec.) They had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club(the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Rec.)

Rinjyu-Zange "Who's The Founder?" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nouzui, 1988, Japan, (AFR-008) - $28
Drivin' fast Japcore with a slight metallic touch. Comparable to Googol Plex, Chicken Bowels, Brain Death, DonDon, Systematic Death or Mad Conflux. They also had a good split EP with Disclaim. Split release by Adventure Family and DonDon singer's Nouzui Records. Cloudy(Front Guerrilla/Last Bomb/G.I.S.M.) is listed on the thanks list.

Rise From The Dead "Haraguro" 7" flexi - Bron, 1990, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (Bron RFD-1/GIGA-1) - $20
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) - $10
Obscure KBD style, wavey and rockin' punk from Kyushu. Rare self-released 1st EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

Rustler "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $58
One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Rustler had a split EP with So What. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. 10 tracks!!

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).

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo wa umagoya de umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - $98
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.

Sodom "S/T" 7" flexi - Trans, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie, (Trans-01) - $38

Sqwad "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
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 "Stop Jap" LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, 2nd press, Orig. sticker on sleeve, Inner-bag sleeve, (CMC-2505S) - $45
This is the rare 2nd press on black vinyl that's harder to find than the red vinyl 1st press copies which seem to be more common.

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) - $38
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) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $80
Mega-rare infamous zine published by The Stalin singer Michiro Endo and his Political Project(Records). Complete with the "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" flexi!!! The flexi has a picture sleeve insert. This is "The Stalin Special" issue w/ photos, centerfold poster, interview, "Vietnam Legend" full-page ad, MRR reprint etc. Very rare to find The Stalin photo(centerfold poster) with their early '84 line-up incl. Michiro, Jun Bleed(The Willard), Teruya Ogata and Jun Inui. Perhaps this is the only one ever appeared in the zine. Large A4 size, thick pages.

(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) - $38
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.

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 "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(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.

Swankys, The "Best Of Lifestyle" 12" - Kings 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.

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 "Flash Back" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Oversized outer sleeve, (AMI-7006) - $85
Complete copy with both sleeves! Comes with an extra printed outer sleeve that's often missing. Apart from minor wear at the top part of the oversized outer sleeve, everything's in a superb condition!! Very nice copy.

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) - $7

Tranquilizer "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1984(?), Japan, (Tranquilizer Record-001) - $240

Tranquilizer "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, (Tranquilizer Record-002) - $130

Typhus "1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Alternate ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $38

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.

Willard, The "Lightning Scarlet" 2 x 7" EP - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (T65-1096/97) - $20
Awesome 4-track double EP includes the exclusive live version of their early classic tunes "Punx Sing A Gloria" and "Outlaw". Very nice packaging as well.

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $4

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