July 30, 2010

JULY 30TH 2010 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++

AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (P.A.S.-A) - $35

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

Accomplice "Over The Edge" 7" EP - Stinger, 1994(?), Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (K-010) - $55
Top-notch Burning Spirits style Japcore in the tradition of Forward, Crude, Death Side, Warhead, Tetsu-Arrey etc.!!! This 7" is seriously a heavy HC smasher and is also super hard to find everywhere. The large band photo on a double-sided, fold-out poster sleeve looks fucking crazy.

Acrostix "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2002, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 302), (No Cat. #) - $25

Ai (AI) "Arming Rebellion With The Sounds Of Hearts" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, (BSR-038) - $38

Agony(ex-Agoni) "The First Defiance" LP - Under One Flag/Combat, 1988, Sweden, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (88561-8229-1) - $10

Asylum "Out In The Streets" 7" EP - Trans, 1986, Japan, (Trans 14) - $10
Early EP by this long-running goth-punk band. For those aren't familiar with this great band....When the band was formed in '85 they were more in the hardcore/punk vein, and the original members included the Death Side/Poison members Chelsea and Ran-Lin(they left the band before the 1st flexi came out. Once had Zigyaku(Bastard/Judgement) and Pill(Lip Cream) as the members on their '92 album called "Blind Eyes" which is my favorite Asylum release of all.

B-5(Punks Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 100 pages, (N/A) - $85
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(4 pages), The Stalin(4 pages + covers), Aburadako(4 pages), Sodom(ADK-era!!!), Bradbury/Bloodberry(Tam's last band, ex-G-Zet/Bitousha/Rebel/Sekinintenka), The Star Club(5 pages), 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 part of 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 published by a small publisher that mainly did the underground sub-culture and porno magazines(a.k.a. "ero-hon"). Oddly, there used to be good amount of non-major porno mags covering the Punk/HC stuff in Japan back then. They were not widely distributed and you could buy them only from the porno vending machines(!!) often seen in Japan back in the '80s or some sleazy porno shops, definitely not from the regular book stores. Well known fact that Michiro Endo used to work for those companies as a part time model/actor and appeared in some of the mags and videos before The Stalin got on a major label. They're worth a lot of $$$ nowadays and The Stalin/Michiro collectors(in Japan) are looking for 'em.
Note: This copy is in awesome condition. All the pages are like new, just only some very minor wear on the covers. It's even still in the original resealable outer bag.

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. B-Strife was planned to be on the unreleased Skeleton Records comp 8" called "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.(?!) Unplayed old stock copy.

Balzac "Isolation From No. 13" Picture 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, Insert, (HG-138) - $15

Bayonet "2nd Demo 21/9-1983" 7" EP - Boot, 200?, Finland, (No Cat. #) - $8

Bayonettes, The "S/T" Demo CD-R - Self, 2004, Canada, (No Cat. #) - $7

Beardsley "Image File" 7" EP - Halloween Label, 1986, Japan, Booklet sleeve, (HLW-XX3) - $10
Female fronted, speedy punk rock with a great tuneful melody. Catchy, melodic yet strong tunes. Definitely a very cool band to check out if you dig good melodic(not poppy) Japanese punk.

Blue Hearts, The "Hito Ni Yasashiku" 7" EP - Juggler, 1987, Japan, Orig. 1st press, No barcode, (YGSS-58) - $25
This is the original '87 pressing, not the '02 reissue. The self-released 1st EP that the legendary Blue Hearts put out before they got on a major label, when they were still playing at the small clubs like Loft or Jam in Tokyo. A few years even before that, The Blue Hearts were playing gigs with the bands like Ghoul, The Trash, New Roteeka etc. One of their late well-known song "Boku no Migite"("My Right Hand") is about the Ghoul singer Masami, written right after his death. The singer was very close friends with Masami, and The Blue Hearts played Masami's tribute show at the Antiknock club in '92. The band got already huge at that time and was often playing at some of the biggest concert halls in Japan. The true legend of Japanese punk rock!

Bugeyed "Monsters Rule My World" LP - Words Of Warning(W.O.W), 198?, UK, Insert, (WOW LP25) - $25
Crazy-ass heavy noise punk played by the members from Doom, Sore Throat, Police Bastard, Warfear etc. Can't seem to find much infos on this band, but I heard they were active in the late '80s to early '90s and the singer and guitarist should be from Doom and/or Sore Throat.

Burst Head "Egoista/War Is Tragedy" Demo CD-R - Self, 2009, Japan, Ltd. to 25 copies, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 3/25), (No Cat. #) - $5
Ultra-fast, noisy and raw thrash HC from Okinawa(!!), Japan. Check it out if you're into the similar bands like Tantrum, S.O.B., Lärm, Rapt, Ruido De Rabia, Psycho Sin etc. Yep, "Burst Head" is The Stalin's song title.

C.F.D.L.(Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life) "Thrash Punk '91" LP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, 500 pressed, (Overthrow-016) - $55

C.F.D.L.(Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life) "Live Bootleg" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1992, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-004) - $28

C.O.S.A.(Pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) "Strategic" 7" EP - Self, 199?, Japan, Insert, (LM-2704) - $35
This EP was actually self-released by the band and MCR just did a distribution. No actual MCR catalog number stated anywhere on this release and also it's not listed on the label discography page either. Effigy started under the name of C.O.S.A.(Cache Of Strategic Arms) with some later Reality Crisis members as well. Dark, metallic, and raging Japanese style crustcore. Awesome 6-track EP. Some of the songs are from their demos. Very hard to come by nowadays. The ex-C.O.S.A. and Effigy guys now play in a new band called Axewield!

Chaos CH(Chaos Channel) "Just Say No!" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, (Overthrow-014) - $55

Cobra "Wrong Way " 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-020) - $10

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.

Complete Exclude "Many Answer" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-096) - $8

Conclusion "Wasuresarareta Kioku No Zangai" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, (HG-168) - $8
Traditional Japanese style HC meets U.K./Scandinavian dark metallic crust. Their 1st EP. They also have another EP out on Overthrow Records.

Crocodile Skink "S/T" 7" EP - Asia, 1992, Japan, (Asia-006) - $28
Early Japanese crustcore from Tokyo. For fans of Battle Of Disarm, SDS, Abraham Cross, Iconoclast, Life, Framtid etc.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $8
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.

Defector "Punk System Destroy" 7" EP - Crust War, 2003, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-020) - $20

Descontrolados "S/T" CD - Latin Core/Resistencia, 200?, Ecuador, (LCR 006) - $5
Official discography CD by the first Ecuadorian punk band formed in '86. Contains the '88 demo and the "Piedad" EP.

Desperate Children "Chaos/Fuck Day/I Love Punk" 7" flexi - Joy Riders, 1986, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $58
Another unknown but killer '80s band from Kyushu. Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style that came out of the Kyushu area, but still AWESOME noisy chaotic HC/Punk!!!! The first two songs sound kinda noisecore-ish and the last song is in The Swankys vein. Highly recommend for fans of The Swankys(early), Gai, Gess, Gedon, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise or early Disorder and Chaos UK. You know the drill. Rare self-released flexi.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear & clear pink mixed vinyl, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 461/1000), Insert & flyer, New/Unplayed/Unopened, (Ranch-01/SEL-One) - $28
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).

Die You Bastard! "S/T" 7" EP - Handa Shoukai, 1999, Japan, (Handa Shoukai 05) - $28
Intensely fast and blasting thrash HC. Featuring the super drummer Iron-Fist Tatsushima(Crow, G.I.S.M., Scamp, The Magnets etc.) Totally raging and brutal shit! Hard to find and great 1st EP.

Disclose "Crime" Demo Tape - Self, 1992, Japan, Orig. 1st demo!!!!!!, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)

Disclose "4 Track E.P." 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, Ltd. mailorder edition of 100 copies(out of 1000 total?) on clear blue vinyl, (Overthrow-020) - $35

Disclose "4 Track E.P." 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, (Overthrow-020) - $28

Disrupt "Millions Die For Money Making" 7" EP - Boot, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $8
Originally released as the demo in '88. Old Swedish boot.

Disturb "For The Live" 7" EP - Discrete, 199?, Japan, 500 pressed, (DIS-015) - $20

Doku-Buta(Poison Pig) "Go! Go! People" 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $35
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." ----- (Pere Ubu?! WTF...?)

Doom "Doomed From The Start-The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Japanese release, Gatefold sleeve, (DISCLP 5) - $38
Long out of print, Japan-only release. Compiles their three early demos from '87 and '88(incl. "War Is Big Business" 1st demo), plus live in Italy '89.

Dust Noise "Live At Sliced Punks On Meat Hooks" Tape - Self, 1998, Japan, (Dust Noise Tape #4) - (Trade or Offer)

E.D.P.S "Death Composition" 8" EP - Telegraph, 1982, Japan, (TEL-1011) - $18
ex-Friction and Speed!! Featuring Tsunematsu Masatoshi on vocals/guitar and ex-Speed members(Boy and Vanilla). They were on the "Rebel Street" comp. Rare 1st EP on Telegraph Records. Includes a great tune "Turnin' Loose". It's an old stock copy. The vinyl is unplayed, however the sleeve is in EX condition.

Esperanza Viva "Inside Of People's Head" Demo Tape - Jugueto Disco, 2005, Japan, w/ Patch, (JxDx 001) - $8

Evance "If Tomorrow..." 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, (Tomorrow 001) - $30
Self-released 1st EP on the band's own Tomorrow Records. Top-notch Burning Spirits style, traditional Japcore at it's best!!! Comparable to the other bands in similar style like Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!!

Exit Hippies "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, 700 pressed, (Paank-015) - $18
The long out-of-print 1st EP by this crazy-ass fucked-up noisecore crust band!

Exterminate "Find Out" 7" EP - MCR, 2003, Japan, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, (MCR-180) - $8
Ripping Japcore from the Nagoya area. Featuring some of the Reality Crisis and Hazard members.

Extinct Government "No Justice" LP w/ "So What..." One-sided 7" EP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, w/ Ltd. mailorder-only EP, Insert, (Overthrow-021/Overthrow-Not For Sale) - $45
Their 1st LP with an early line-up including Minoru(ex-Lip Cream/The Comes) on bass. Comes with a rare one-sided EP(w/ picture sleeve) with an exclusive/unreleased track.

Eyesore "S/T" Tape - Hardcore Survives, 2008, Japan, Ltd. to 300, 1st edition w/ red obi, Pro-copied, (Tape-003) - $10

Face Of Change "1990 Demo" 2 x 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Japan, Ltd. clear vinyl edition of 200(out of 1200 total), Insert, New/Unplayed, (625 #55) - $10
'80s U.S. styled, high-energy hardcore from Sapporo-city circa '88~'90. Their obscure 1st 10-track demo put to vinyls.

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $20
Kick ass Norwegian hardcore! This 7" was later reissued by Underestimated Records in the U.S., with a different photo on the front sleeve, but this one is the original pressing and is the first release by the now defunct label Kick N' Punch Records from Denmark.

Ferocious X "Våga Tänka Själv" One-sided 7" EP - Distort, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Distort 002) - $55

Ferocious X "Befria Från Vånda" - Overthrow, 2006, Japan, 700 pressed, w/ Pin badge(mailorder-only), (Overthrow-040) - $68

Final Bloodbath "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, Clear vinyl, (Paank-010) - $25

Fucked Up "Generation"(Mix Tape Volume One) Tape - Self, 2005, Canada, Ltd. to 500 copies, Insert, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $10
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, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $75

Gaizi "Gakon-Fumetsu"(My Immortal Soul) 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $55

Gas "Sweet Emotion" 12" - Jisatsu Label, 1985, Japan, w/ Newsletter insert, (GL-007E) - $45
This one might be a little harder to find than their 2nd flexi and the split 8". Comes with a mailorder-only "Jisatsu Label Tsuushin(newsletter)" insert. Featuring Tatsu on guitars! One of the best Japanese Punk/HC guitarists who also played in Gastunk, Dead Cops, Nurse etc. Does anybody know that he actually played the guitars on all of the songs on the first Ghoul EP? Max didn't.

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.

Gastunk "S/T" 7" EP - Dogma, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (DOG-7) - $120
Here's the first, the rarest and possibly the best Gastunk records of all. Both vinyl and sleeve are in great condition. Released only 3 months after the singer Baki joined the band in November '84 shortly after he left The Execute~Lip Cream. Contains the 3 exclusive tracks that's available ONLY on this EP. You get to hear the really awesome original version of their killer early tunes "Devil" and "Sex". Re-recorded version of these 2 songs are included on the "To Fans" tour-freebie EP('86), however, sound quite different from the original version on this 1st EP. Another track "Shout" is a very special one. This song was played live in Gastunk's very early days when the original singer Yutaka was still in the band, and they stopped playing it shortly after Baki joined and the EP was released. So, obviously there's no other Gastunk releases that you can hear this song on. No different version of the same song exist either. A great song though, by the way. As many of the fans know, this 1st EP have never been reissued or included on any of Gastunk's other releases in any formats, not even on the "Early Singles" CD, "Heartful Melody"(Best Of) CD or the "Gastunk Box 1983-1988" box set. For those who wonder why, it's a true fact that the dude(copyrights owner) from Dogma/City Rocker Records, who also was a Doll magazine publisher, is a fucked-up weirdo that he hardly ever wanna let the bands reissue or use their own recorded materials, except for a very few including the "Detestation" LP(ah... ofcourse, I guess...) and the "Dead Song" LP. As for The Comes LP and The Clay EP that finally got reissued on CD's recently, well, a lot of people were shocked to find out they actually got officially reissued after all those years. If anybody ever wondered why the fuck some classics like The Swankys 1st LP or this Gastunk EP aren't getting repressed, now you know why. Also, like how Gauze sings, "Thrash silly magazine! D-O-L-L!!!" in one of their songs, you may as well get some idea of what it might be all about...

Gastunk "Dead Song" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1988, Japan, Freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (E-8339S) - $10
Originally came with the "Street Fighting Men" magazine. Contains the exclusive re-recorded(and excellent!) version of their amazing, early classic tune "Dead Song". This is their very last recording right before breaking up in '88.

Gastunk "Gastunk Box 1983-1988" 2 x CD Box Set - Love, 1988/91, Japan, Hard carton box package, Booklet, (Love Records GT-001~002) - $40
Originally released as the limited vinyl + VHS box set that was sold only at their last show in '88. This is the super-rare double CD set reissue in a hard carton box package(the same style of the box package that the GISM SoniCrime 1st press CD came in), and is actually even harder to find than the original vinyl box set. Contains the "Mr. Gazime" EP, "Geronimo" EP, "To Fans" EP, "Three Sex X'mas" 3 x EP + flexi set, and "The Vanishing Signs" 12". Contains 21 songs in total. Very nice.

Gayrilla Biscuits "Hung Queens Can Suck It" 7" EP - Buddyhead, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Pink vinyl, (Buddyhead 19) - $8

Genbaku Onanies, The "Just Another" 8" EP - Tin Drum, 1984, Japan, 666 pressed, Stamped & numbered(# 182), w/ Promo poster, New/Unplayed, (TIN-EP 1) - $15
The 1st self-released EP by one of the longest running Japanese punk bands. Formed in '82 by the ex-members of The Star Club. Contains the 6 short, fast and loud songs. Ultra-raw and primitive sounding punk fucking rock that's kinda like The Star Club(early/mid '80s) meets Typhus. The first two EP's and LP's are their best. The band name translates to "The Atomic-Bomb Masturbations" in Japanese. Comes with a rare fold-out promo poster. Unplayed old stock copy!

Genbaku Onanies, The "Not Another" 8" EP - Tin Drum, 1984, Japan, 999 pressed, Stamped & numbered(# 185), New/Unplayed, (TIN-EP 2) - $15
The 2nd self-released EP by one of the longest running Japanese punk bands. Formed in '82 by the ex-members of The Star Club. Contains 5 tracks with the song titles like "Another Country's Dead Soldiers", "Final Solution" etc. Ultra-raw and primitive sounding punk fucking rock that's kinda like The Star Club(early/mid '80s) meets Typhus. The first two EP's and LP's are their best. The band name translates to "The Atomic-Bomb Masturbations" in Japanese. Unplayed old stock copy!

Genoa "We Got A Bomb" 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, Japan, (TLIS-01) - $5

Ghoul "Carry Out Fucking" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Photo booklet, Poster sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $65
Legendary 1st EP by this classic Japanese HC band. A very little known fact that Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops/Gas/Nurse) played the guitars on all of the songs on this EP for some unknown reason, although Max is credited as a guitarist. No actual catalog number stated anywhere on this release, but it should be "NRR-E002".

Gloom "Noise For Moblish" Demo Tape - Crust War, 1997, Japan, Original!!!!, (Crust War-003) - (Trade or Offer)

Griffin FZ "Retaliation" 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $65
Pre-Zone!! Obscure Shizuoka-city Japcore band. This flexi is extremely rare and hard to come by. The only ever release by them besides a great '87 split demo with Exdead. Heavy-hitting, speedy and metallic Japcore in the tradition of those other great '80s Shizuoka-city bands ala Deadless Muss, So What, Rustler, Innocents, Mental etc.

Guillotine Terror "No God" 7" EP - Battle Planning, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BP 91-01) - $15

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
Split release by AGE's Dewa Records and a Boston-based label. (A review taken from some blog) Debut EP by Niigata’s HEARTWORK, a record that turned many heads among North American punks. It’s a shame, then, that now Dewa alone have delivered the band’s sophomore EP, a ripping three-song set that deserves every bit as much attention as its predecessor. HEARTWORK’s music hasn’t changed a bit— quick, driving blasts of purist hardcore punk that recall classical US (Negative Approach, Minor Threat), Japanese (Lip Cream, Systematic Death) and even some early UK bands. The pace is set by a consistent galloping beat, fortified by prominent bass, accompanied by shouted vocals and all driven along by a non-stop buzzsaw guitar that occasionally leaps into tasteful leads but never loses the essential momentum.

Hellhammer "Triumph Of Death" CD - No label, 199?, Switzerland, Slipcase package, (No Cat. #) - $12
Contains the "Triumph Of Death" demo '83(13 tracks) plus 4 bonus tracks off the "Death Fiend" demo '83.

Hinotama Rocks "Tenmaku-Jet" 7" EP - Fasten Up, 1986, Japan, (Fasten-004E) - $10
I know absolutely nothing about this band except they were from the Sapporo area... Pretty rockin' stuff. Might appeal to the fans of all those KBD type bands or late '70s U.S. punk rock.

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.

Iconoclast "Who Does The Freedom and Equality Exist For?" 7" EP - Iconoclast/Blurred, 1995, Japan, Insert, (ICON-R-01/Blurred Records-03) - $35

Inu "Meshi Kuuna!" LP - Japan Rec./Tokuma, 1981, Japan, Obi & insert, (JAL-4) - $85
Early Japanese punk masterpiece! The only ever original studio album by this legendary band, featuring the now Akutagawa Literary Award-winning author Kō Machida(Kou Machida). He was Inu's singer under the name of Machida Machizo. Inu was formed in 1978 and broke up in 1981 shortly after the album release. Machida also appeared in the cult cyberpunk film classic "Burst City", with The Stalin, The Roosters etc.

Judgement "Haunt In The Dark" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (HG-085) - $48

Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-010) - $20

Kenzi "S/T"(a.k.a. "Hot Ni Kiechimae!") 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, 1200 pressed, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NRR-E004) - $28
Rare 2nd EP by this long-running Japanese punk band. This EP and their super-rare 1st LP on City Rocker Records are probably their best and most wanted by the fans in Japan as far as I know. 4 tracks of some fast-pased, hard driving, in-your-face punk! Contains some of their hardest sounding, early songs like "Leader Wo Tsubuse"(Smash The Leaders), "Uragiri No Uta"(The Song Of Betrayal), "Bakuchiku-Girl" which is a killer aggressive HC smasher. Max from Ghoul and JahJah from Lip Cream are listed on the Special Thanks list. This band used to play shows with lots of HC bands in the mid '80s. Oddly the band name was "Kenzi" which is also the singer's name, however it wasn't his solo or anything like that. Kenzi was the actual band. They did later decide to change the name to Kenzi & The Trips to avoid the confusions though. The bassist is ex-Bitousha, Sekinin-Tenka, Bloodberry(G-Zet) and now plays in Dessert. It's an old stock copy, so the vinyl is unplayed/mint, however the sleeve has some minor wear. EX+ condition. Very underrated release from the legendary Noise Room(Hold Up) Records.

Kyaah "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut glossy sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $38
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 a red sticker which is actually part of the sleeve design(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window).

L.O.X. "Shake Hand" 2 x 12" - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, 200 pressed, Gatefold embossed sleeve, 2 x insert, metallic obi & sticker, (SS-006L)- $95
Mega-rare double vinyl edition!! Limited to 200 copies, sold only through mailorder and at their shows, like how the Tetsu-Arrey LP on the same label was sold. The CD version of this album was regularly sold at the shops. Even in Japan, not so many people know that the 12" version actually existed as it's rarely seen for sale. Beautifully packaged in a heavy, embossed gatefold sleeve with a metallic obi. "L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The infamous project band by Naoki(Lip Cream), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X, the legendary metal band). Act also played a bass for S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the ex-Ghoul singer on vocals. Their '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything else with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. L.O.X. was a very unique project band that featured several different Japcore singers doing vocals for them both live and studio. There's a kick-ass boot live video with Tokurow from Bastard/Judgement singing for them exists(search "LOX Yoshiki" on Youtube). On this release, the each song features a different singer(except Toshi on the 2 songs). The singers are Ishiya(Death Side), Butaman(a.k.a. Ryo, Tetsu-Arrey), Toshi(X), Ranko(The Continental Kids), Koh Ito(Fools), and even Naoki sings on an entire song! Yes, Naoki from Lip Cream doing vocals & guitars. A mix of wide variety of music style from hardcore, punk, metal, thrash to rock'n'roll. It's the only ever release by them(besides the Masami box set and that weird track on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD) and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records that also did the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, Masami solo LP, The Gaia 1st CD, Nickey & The Warriors 12", The Continental Kids LP's etc. Here's some more useless(?) infos for a few obsessive collectors out there. This label was ran by the same dude from Ducasse Records(Kikeiji, Real EP's etc.) and Wechselbalg Records, who also runs I.D.N.(Inner Directs/I.D. Japan) which is a large independent distributor that has a HUGE tie to Sakevi, and exclusively distributes the G.I.S.M./Beast Arts releases. If you're bored, take a look the credits on your Beast Arts, Ducasse or OK Records stuff.

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $90

L.S.D. "Jast Last" 7" EP - LSD Record Company, 1986, Japan, (LP-0523) - $110

Last Survivors, The "Dead and Reborn..." 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 2005, Japan, 700 pressed, New/Unplayed, (Dan-Doh 071) - $18

Laughin' Nose "Get The Glory" 7" EP - AA, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (AA Records 001) - $120
Super-rare 6-track 1st EP from when they were still playing ultra-raw and chaotic noisecore. An absolute killer! This is also the very first AA Records release. Sold out within 2 days(!) when it first came out. Includes the songs like "How To Kill", "Death Trap", "No War" etc. Unplayed old stock copy!!!!! (P.S. Obtained this copy from an old record shop that's nearly going out of business in XXXX, Japan)

Laughin' Nose "Pussy For Sale" LP - AA, 1984, Japan, w/o insert, (AA-009) - $25

Laughin' Nose "Never Trust Women" 12" - AA, 1985, Insert, (AA-014) - $40
Their 2nd 12" on AA Records. Has some of the old L.N. songs that I love like "No War", "Teenager", "Never Trust Women" etc. So, I personally like this one better than the "Pussy For Sale" LP. But, both are good though.

Laughin' Nose "When The Laughin' Nose Go Marchin' Inn!" 7" flexi - AA, 1985, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $25
One of the most well known crazy events ever occured in Japanese punk history: Laughin' Nose announced the "flexi giveaway" held near the Shinjuku train station and the 1200 punks showed up. To avoid the panic and troubles from the cops, the singer had to lead everybody to the Loft where they played 2 shows the same night and the flexi's were given away there instead. This incident later became the legend. What's offered here is one of those actual flexi's given away that time. Contains a great catchy punk rock tune and a cool ass sleeve artwork, too. Unplayed old stock copy!

Laughin' Nose "S/T" LP - VAP, 1985, Japan, Insert, (30177-28) - $15
Note: Small part of the right bottom corner of the sleeve is cut off. There's a also weird unknown mark(?) around the right top corner.

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

Lebenden Toten "Dead Noise" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2005, US, Ltd. Japan-only edition of 350 copies on clear green vinyl w/ Japanese lyrics insert, New/Unplayed, (Overthrow-039) - $45

Lebenden Toten "Poison Wave" 7" EP - Self, 2006, US, 400 pressed for Japan tour, Silk-screened sleeve & tour postcard, (No Cat. #) - $45

Lebenden Toten "Death Culture Deprivation" 8" EP - Overthrow/Lebenden Toten, 2007, US, 400 pressed, Ltd. Japan-only edition on clear vinyl & lyrics translation printed on poster sleeve, w/ Pin badge(mailorder-only), New/Unplayed, (Overthrow-42/LTR-004) - $30

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $8
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 "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Sleeve artwork misprinted sideways(1st press), Insert, (BSR-015) - $9
The 1st EP by this Japcore band featuring ex-Acid/Macrofarge/Slowmotions singer. Long out-of-print, early Blood Sucker Records release.

Liberate "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Insert, (EX+/VG), (BSR-015) - $7

Life "The Master of Darkness" 7" EP - Punk Bastard, 2001, Japan, 300(or 500?) pressed, (Punk Bastard-003) - $35

Loods, The "Stop Fuckin' Around!" LP - R.B.F./Balcony, 1985, Japan, Ltd. 1st press w/ flexi(autographed sleeve), Printed inner-bag sleeve, Photo booklet, New/Unplayed, (RBF-301/Girls-2) - $20
Pure '80s Japanese style, straight-forward and hard-edged punk rock. Their discography CD was recently released on Inundow. Unplayed old stock copy.

Maniac "Killing For Pleasure" 7" EP - Rentaracket, 1984, UK, Booklet, (RKT 1) - $35
Metal-Punk Maniac! Pre-Anathema(from the Motorhate comp.) For fans of Onslaught, Sacrilege, War Wound etc.

Merrygoround "No War/Go To Hell" 7" flexi - Merry, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Merryru-002) - $18

Molugu "Romance" 7" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, Insert, (PLM-042) - $65
One of the very few non-ADK Records releases that was produced and engineered by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK), among the other records including the Masturbation flexi, Sodom cassette, and New Roteeka flexi. Very rare flexi by this obscure band from the "ADK Omnibus Vol.2" EP. Awesome Japanese HC here. 7 tracks of dark, metallic, and aggressive as fuck HC that sounds comparable to The Execute, Gas, Ziga, Rebel, LSD, or Bitousha. Brilliant.... fucking brilliant!

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

Mass Genocide "S/T" 7" EP - Blurred, 1998, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, (Blurred-019) - $5

Maus "If I Find An Alien, I Follow Him And Beat Him Up!" 7" EP - Kings World, 1997, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KWSP-003) - $18
The only ever record release by one of Watch(ex-Gai/Swankys)'s post-Swankys bands playing cowpunk!!(his other bands being Space Invaders, F.B.I./Future Blast Israel, Disco Disco etc.) Yes, I guess the music genre wise it's considered what people call cowpunk. Remember The Dead Milkmen from the '80s?! "Punk Rock Girl"?! Well, who wouldn't remember such a hilarious punk rock song/music video. Ok, about this unknown band Maus, think of Watch doing the vocals for The Dead Milkmen, with The Swankys style snotty vocal style. I mean the vocal style you hear on this EP sounds just like The Swankys, and the music is very similar to The Dead Milkmen's(that particular vocal style matches the tunes so much, actually!) I first bought my own copy of this EP when it came out back in '97 without even knowing what they sound like, just because it was Watch's new band(and ofcourse loved the title, too). When I first listened to it, I was like "Holy shit, The Dead Milkmen!" and liked the whole EP a lot. Not so hard to imagine Watch getting into cowpunk at some point after The Swankys broke up, since knowing he's been always into comical/humorous/joke-ish punk rock. I wouldn't recommend this one unless you like The Dead Milkmen or cowpunk style in general(or at least Watch's vocal style). But if you do, this is the perfect record to check out. You really don't see this EP for sale often nowadays in Japan or elsewhere. This is the first used copy I've seen there in the past 15 years or so. Also, not so many Swankys fans outside of the Kyushu area know this band or record even existed.
They did play a few shows, but only locally. Oh, and not to forget to mention that according to an old KWR ad, Maus also had another ex-Swankys member. I think either Loods or TV, can't remember well coz I always get confused by those odd nicknames of the Kyushu punk bands' members.

Murder Maniacs "Black Punk" 7" EP - Yasuo/Battle Striker, 198?, Japan, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 368), (Battle Striker 001 #1) - $8

JULY 30TH 2010 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

Narcosis "S/T" CD - Self, 2000, Peru, (No Cat. #) - $10
Early obscure Peruvian HC/Punk circa '85. One of the first Peruvian HC bands among some others like Ataque Frontal(Guerrilla Urbana), Leusemia, Autopsia(pre-Gx3) etc. Contains the "Primera Dosis" 18-track demo tape('85) and various unreleased live/studio stuff including the Sociedad Anónima(pre-Narcosis) material as well. Ultra-raw and primitive sounding HC/Punk that's comparable to Lixomania, early Cólera, Gx3 etc. I don't think this CD is available anywhere in the U.S. It's probably out of print, too.

No Lip "S/T" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, Insert, (TPC-1103) - $18
ADK Records styled, dark and fast-pased metallic punk! Roger from Dead Cops/SiC was in this band. Appeared on various foreign and domestic comp's. Released on the same label that also put out the Corruption Of Peace LP, Masami(Ghoul) EP, Warriors EP etc. Thought I'd waste a bit of my time again and go on writing some interesting(?) episode regarding this lesser-known Tokyo-based label(with a criminally embarrassing name...) coz probably not so many people know about it. This label was ran by a dude from the legendary punk shop called "Jim's Inn" and Sakevi's Beast Arts was originally part of T.P.C. Records(they used the same contact address) The "M.A.N." LP was planned to be released on T.P.C., however it ended up being the first Beast Arts release as Sakevi decided to establish his own label in the last minutes, although the LP was already advertised in the T.P.C. release ads.

No Value "2002/6/8 @ Cymbaline" Tape - Bad Smell(a.k.a. New Smell), 2003, Japan, Ltd. to 200 copies, w/ Sticker, (No Cat. #) - $10

Nubile "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK 04S) - $30
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" tape. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records).

Order "Saru" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2007, Japan, 1500 pressed, (HG-213) - $15

Outo "No Way Out" 7" EP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7033) - $35

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $28

P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - Punk On Wave, 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages, (N/A) - $65
Special Sakevi issue. The main concept of this issue is "Death". This ultra-rare, awesome mag was edited by Sakevi from G.I.S.M.(Co-edited by John Duncan!!) and published by AA Records. 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 contents were translated into English. Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Hanatarash, Hijokaidan, Psychic TV etc. 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. froLP/T.P.C. Records ad, Hold Up Records ad, Selfish Records full-page ad etc. Sakevi himself interviewed the following people: John Duncan, Hanatarash, the workers from Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office(The autopsy/death stuff here. There's a pic of Sakevi with the two examiners taken during the interview), a mental hospital inpatient etc. John Duncan also did a few other interviews. Some of the other interesting materials to read are the How To Kill article and a personal short letter sent to Sakevi by the political prisoner of East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front, an extreme left-wing activist group. Very professionally done underground mag with the glossy covers and absolutely amazing contents.

Paintbox "Honou / Sabaku" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (HG-101) - $25

Para-Phrase "Su-De-Ni!?" 7" Flexi - Beat Generation, 1981, Japan, Clear blue flexi, (Ino 1-ban) - $35
Total Friction worship!!!!!! Reminds me of Speed, too!! I don't have much infos about this unknown early Japanese punk band, but according to the "Punk Tengoku" guide book(by Doll), they were from Sapporo city. Quite rare to see this style of bands from that area in the early '80s. Great raw primitive punk rock with a sharp edge. I'd totally recommend this to anyone who likes Friction, Mirrors, Speed, Lizard or the other Tokyo Rockers related bands from that era.

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989, Japan, Freebie, Photocopied sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $10
Re-recorded version of their killer title track tune from the classic 1st LP on Selfish Records. Much faster and better than the original version! Sounds really awesome. This track is exclusive to this flexi and can't be heard elsewhere, not even on the official discography double CD. Please note that the sleeve is a photocopy.

Pretty "Neo Damaging Noise III" CD - Fuck The System, 2006, Japan, Obi, (FSR-003) - $10

Rabid "Total Chaotic Attack" Tape - E.A.S.T. Peace, 2001, Japan, Ltd. to 500 copies, Pro-copied blue cassette, (EPCA-001) - $25
'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, Orig. 1st press, Insert, (RC-001) - $40
Very hard to find '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.

Real "Real 4" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 2 x booklet, (ADK-20E) - $35
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). 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).

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, (Beer City Records-01) - $28
Lo-fi noisecore. Includes a Gai/The Swankys cover song "Little Star". The center labels say "Beer Cider Noise!!!!!". 6 tracks includes the song titles like "Noise Never Die!", "The Fuck Song" etc. Self-released on the band's own Beer City label, not to be confused with the U.S. label with the same name.

Resistance "Showa Memory Sheet" 7" Flexi - Self, 1982, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $35
The only ever released by this ultra-obscure band from Nagoya city. Gloomy sounding, ADK style hard punk that sounds very similar to Masturbation, Aka, Kikeiji, Sekiri, or Sekinin-Tenka. You'll love this flexi if you're into Japanese punk in that particular style. The guitarist Lou later joined The Star Club in '82 after this flexi release. Includes 4 tracks with the titles like "Fat State" and "Carcass Of Suicide".

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $10
Self-released 1st EP by this obscure KBD-style, wavey and rockin' punk rock band from Kyushu. They've done a few LP's after this EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $25
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!!
Note: Unfortunately, the flexi is bent and skips once or twice during the song. Arm pitch adjustment might help on some turntable, but I can't guarantee and thus priced low(selling it for my cost). Too bad I didn't check it well when I got it. The sleeve and insert are in very nice shape, perfect for upgrading your copy though.

S.D.S.(Societic Death Slaughter) "Ameber" 12" - MCR, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-100) - $40

S.D.S.(Societic Death Slaughter) "Live In Automatic Country" Tape - E.A.S.T. Peace, 1999(?), Japan, Pro-copied cassette, (Sore Core MT002) - $25

2nd Degree "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $7
The Bristles, The Last Survivors, Persevere, '82 U.K.(No Future/Riot City) styled Japanese HC/Punk. Their 2nd EP and CD are out on HG Fucked.

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo Wa Umagoya De Umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - $85
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.

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $38
Legendary Shizuoka-city Japcore! Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish Records and Lip Cream's Dynamite label. This is one of the very few last Selfish releases that rarerly pop up for sale, like the Gauze 3rd LP('91), Death Side/Chaos UK split CD('93), Death Side 2nd LP('91), Assfort CD('91), Acid 2nd LP('91) etc. While most of their releases before '90 were pressed in the large quantity of a few thousand each or more, the later ones that came out a little before the label ended were pressed in the much smaller quantity and probably no represses either. Anyways, this last So What EP is awesome and is much better than their split with The Rustler in my opinion. 6 tracks of blazing Burning Spirits style, top-notch quality Japcore at it's best. Can't believe this was their last release though. The whole EP rules! They should have done a full-length LP with this last lineup before breaking up....!!!!

Sorto "1984-1986" 7" EP - Power It Up, 1992/2003, Finland, 500 pressed, Ltd. edition w/ orig. '92 sleeve & blank center labels, Insert & label postcard, (P.I.U. #6) - $7

Stalin, The "Stop Jap" LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, 2nd press, Orig. sticker on sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (CMC-2505S) - $38
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 "Allergy/No Fun" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1982, Japan, (CMA-2033) - $25
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) - $30
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 visible, but light scratch on Side A that does not affect playing.

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $75
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) Michiro, Get The Help! "Help!(Take 2)" 7" flexi - B.Q./GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, Clear red flexi, (SPS-2) - $10

(Stalin, The) Michiro, Get The Help! "Odyssey 1985 Sex" 7" EP - GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, (K07S-10052) - $20
Post-The Stalin project band under the name of "Michiro, Get The Help!" with Masayuki Ono(Allergy/The Stalin) and Jun Shimoyama(The Roosters). The 12" version of this single isn't so hard to find, however this lesser-known 7" version is pretty rare. Would be a nice addition to The Stalin/Michiro Endo collection. The front cover artwork was done by a cult Japanese comic artist Suehiro Maruo, who also did The Stalin "Mushi" picture LP artwork. GNP was the newly established label by Michiro.

(Stalin, The) Michiro Endo "Hasan" LP - GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, Japan, Insert & obi, (K28A 742) - $15
Post-The Stalin solo project band(The Gay-Nou Brothes) of Michiro with Jun Shimoyama from The Roosters(Burst City!) etc. The first full-length release under the concept of what he called "Grotesque New Pop", an essential mix of punk/new wave/post-punk, plus the usual Michiro craziness. A year after the several GNP releases, he formed the new bands Video-Stalin and Paranoia Star. While Video-Stalin was around for about two years and very active, as far as I know Paranoia Star played only a few gigs and released one LP which contains a few re-recorded early tunes of The Stalin.

Star Club, The "Anoko Ni Hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $35
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 surely incorrect.

Stupids "Leave Your Mark"(a.k.a. "Untitled") 7" EP - Vinyl Solution, 1987, UK, Ltd. mailorder-only EP, Clear red vinyl, Orig. clear sticker on stamped plain die-cut sleeve, Stamped blank labels, (VS-3) - (Trade or Offer)
This is a very rare, special 5-track EP that was only available through mailorder from the label. It's sometimes called the "Untitled" EP. Not sure of the exact pressing info, but only a couple of hundred copies were pressed as I heard. Not all copies have the sleeve and center labels stamped. This copy does.

Swankys, The "Five Star" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (M-/VG+), (KK 001) - $35
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 "Very Best Of Pt. 2" EP on Dogma). Contains 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 "Five Star" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (KK 001) - $40

Swankys, The "Foolish" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, Orig. sticker on blue die-cut sleeve, (KK 002) - $28

Swankys, The "Last Punk Show"(+ Studio Trax) LP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-7001) - $65
Contains their last show at Loft, Tokyo on Side A(33 1/3 RPM) and the two previously unreleased studio demo tracks "Fucker" and "Pop Rocker" on Side B(45 RPM) as bonus tracks. The "Last Punk Show" was originally a cassette-only release on Kings World from '89 or '90. This is the official vinyl issue and is limited to only 800 copies like the Gai "Damaging Noise" ltd. 12". Cool sleeve artwork. This one is pretty rare to find nowadays. Would be a nice addition to any Swankys/Gai/Kyushu punk collection.

Sweet Weapon "Overheat" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nitro/Water Land, 198?, Japan, (NTR-01) - $10
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.

Tetsu-Arrey "S/T" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1991, Japan, Obi, (SS-011) - $55

Tetsu-Arrey "Tetsu-Arrey II" LP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Heavy gatefold sleeve, Poster insert & obi, (HG-100) - $45

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $7
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. US tour press, White blank labels w/ large center hole, (YA #16) - $7

Tranquilizer "The Massacre of St. Bartholomew" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, (Tranquilizer Record-002) - $120

Tsunematsu Masatoshi "S/T" 12" - Pass, 1981, Japan, Insert, (PAS-4002) - $20
ex-Friction and E.D.P.S.!! Rare original 12" on the Friction-related, legendary and one of the earliest Japanese punk/wave labels, Pass Records.

Unholy Grave "Terror" 7" EP - Blurred, 1997, Japan, Ltd. clear red vinyl, (Blurred-12) - $9

United "Destroy Metal" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NRR-E003) - $25
The 1st EP from their pre-thrash metal era. Very HC influenced Japanese metal. It's like a perfect mix of old school speed metal and the Gastunk/Ghoul/Poison/Mobs-like metallic HC sound. United was also on the legendary Hold Up Omnibus LP. Max from Ghoul and The Trash are listed on the Special Thanks list. If you dig that metal-punk sound of the G.I.S.M. "M.A.N." LP, you probably will enjoy this as well. Unplayed old stock copy!

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

War Crimes "The True Face of Bombings" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Pikadon, 1993, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, Stamped & numbered plain inner-sleeve(# 363), (BSR-009/PIKA-01E) - $40
War Crime was the very first crust styled HC band from Hiroshima. Great mix of Scandi-styled crust and traditional Japcore. Split release by Bloodsucker Records and the band's own Pikadon label. This 7" almost never pops up for sale nowadays. Awesome sleeve artwork by Sugi!

Warhead "The Lost Self and Beating Heart" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, Ltd. mailorder edition of 200 on clear blue vinyl, (BSR-017) - $38

Warhead "The Lost Self and Beating Heart" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-017) - $32

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

Willard, The "Lightning Scarlet" 2 x 7" EP - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (T65-1096/97) - $15
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. The singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer Kyoya played in The Execute while The Willard was temporary broken up in 1984.

World "Why Who What" One-sided 7" EP - Meaningless Sounds, 1996, Japan, Clear vinyl, (MS-003) - $18

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $3

Zyanose "Crossing" 7" EP - Guerrilla, 2006, Japan, 700 pressed, Insert, w/ Sticker, (Guerrilla-02) - $55

JULY 30TH 2010 (PART 3 : SPLIT & V/A)

+++ SPLIT +++

Anarchy Condoms / Raw Ride - 7" EP - Hamakko, 2000, Japan, (Hama-002) - $20
Wow, this is an amazing split of two completely unknown bands from Yokohama city. Anarchy Condoms plays totally intense, heavy, and noisy Japcore with full of distortion. The funny thing is that their band logo is a Gauze logo rip-off. Raw Ride is in the vein of Gauze(4th LP), NK6, or Hammer, but their songs are even faster. High-speed, thrashin' Japcore that is an absolute smasher here. The screaming vocals are awesome, too. Awesome tunes on this split, with some unbelievablly terrible sleeve artwork. It's a drawing of a samurai with the Anarchy Condoms logo mark on his back chopping the head off of a mohawked samurai... One of the worst I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure this 7" is long out of print and quite hard to find as I've never seen another copy.

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $25
Early release by Overthrow Records. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from the Nagoya area. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic Japcore that reminds me of the "Burning Spirits" style with a slight crust touch. Another underrated band?

Blüdwülf / G.A.T.E.S "Death Bitch" 7" EP - High Society Satanic, 2007, US/Japan, 300 pressed on black, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, Guillotine shaped sleeve, obi & black innser sleeve, w/ Sticker & MPDS postcard, (HSR-006) - $35

Blüdwülf / Toxic Holocaust "Speed N' Spikes Vol.1" 7" EP - Relapse, 2008, US, Ltd. to 400 copies(out of 1000 total) on clear yellow/red splatter vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RR-076) - $25

Coward / Gasmask - LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-017) - $45
The official reissue of these mega-rare Skeleton Records releases from the mid '80s. Includes the unreleased tracks by the studio-only projects of both bands' members called Gasward and Cowmask.

Crocodile Skink / Forca Macabra - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, 2 x insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 014) - $25

Crucial Section / Lie - 7" flexi - In Your Fuck, 1998, Japan, Ltd. version of 50 copies w/ hand-numbered orange sleeve(# 12/50), (No Cat. #) - $28

Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $25
The first ever record release by Crude!

Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac "Abstruct Madness" CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd. tour-only release, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $25
Very, 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 a cool punkish cover artwork on the sleeve.

Disaffect / Sedition "Work As One" 7" EP - Nabate/Flat Earth, 1993, UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (NAB-07/FE-12) - $17

Disclose / Homomilitia "Attack The Enemy/Milczenie = Śmierć" 7" EP - Scream, 1995, Japan/Poland, New/Unplayed, (SR-004) - $20

Disclose / Cluster Bomb Unit - 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/Germany, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-080) - $18

Disclose / Cluster Bomb Unit - 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/Germany, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (MCR-080) - $20

Disclose / Selfish "No More Pain!" 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, Remastered 2nd press w/ silver & black center labels, Insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 003) - $18

Disclose / Squandered "Endless War" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1998, Japan/UK, Ltd. mailorder-only edition of 100(?) copies on white vinyl, Orig. Japanese press, New/Unplayed, (Dan-Doh 019) - $28

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $20
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.

Edge-Ucate / Deliver Me - 7" EP - Disgruntled, 199?, US, Ltd. version of 100 w/ handmade die-cut sleeve & numbered inner sleeve(# 1), Insert, (DR 008) - $2
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Records.

Exit Hippies / Tantrum - LP - New Smell, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (New Smell 003) - $30
Completely different tracks from the later split 7" on Distort Records.

Exit Hippies / Tantrum - 7" EP - Distort, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, New/Unplayed, (Distort 006) - $10
Fucked up buzzsaw noisecore chaos Vs. '80s Italian influenced distorted thrash HC.

Gudon / Warhead Junk "Blood Sucking Freaks" - Blood Sucker, 1990, Japan, (BSR-004) - $40
Warhead Junk is also a great Japcore band with members from Gudon, Googol Plex, Forward and Insnae Youth. Awesome split EP with Gudon's last recorded material from '88 or '89. Early release by Bloodsucker Records. According to the label site, it was released in '90 and not '91.

Lärm / Pandemonium - LP - Boot, 199?, Holland, 250 pressed, Orange vinyl, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $18

Liberate / Selfish "The Only Thing Between Life And Death...Is You!" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan/Finland, Label flyer, (HG-111) - $9
The Selfish tracks were recorded during their Japan tour and were produced by Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox). He also plays guitar solo on one of their tracks "Tight-Ass", which is a great song about those close-minded PC dickheads(a.k.a. B.O.D. or P.O.I.) from Tokyo, yeah!!

Macrofarge / Euthanasia "Reality Crisis" 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan/Finland, 1000 pressed, (MCR-024) - $28
The Macrofarge side is so damn good!!! They were one of the earliest Japanese crust-core bands, with a singer from Acid/Liberate and a bassist from Asbestos/Alliance! Highly influenced by Doom!!!!! If you're into classic U.K. crust or Japanese crust bands like Abraham Cross, S.D.S., Warcry, C.F.D.L.(early), Naüsea, Anti Authorize, Doom, E.N.T., Sore Throat etc., then you'll love Macrofarge. Too bad this is the only record they've ever released! One of the best Japanese crust bands for sure. Hard to find, early MCR release. The Euthanasia side fucking sucks, so no need to listen to it. They don't even deserve to be on the other side of this split!

Order / Mindsuck / Mental Disease "Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow Records. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. 7" with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.

Repos, The / Fourteen Or Fight - 7" EP - Gloom, 2004, US, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Gloom-031) - $5

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(# 111/200), (Coretic-01) - $35
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).

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

Zyanose / The Separations "Fuck Split" Demo CD-R - Self, 2006, Japan, Gig freebie, Hand-written disc, (No Cat. #) - $30
Originally given away free at one of their shows and it's supposed to be limited to only 100 copies. The Separations are the studio side project of Zyanose.


ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $95
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - Volume two of the legendary compilation by ADK Records. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The whole compilation is awesome. This record went sold out in less than 3 weeks from its release. The Glycerin tracks are much rawer and more chaotic HC sounding than their songs on the later 8" EP that came out on AA Records in '87. Molugu simply kills.

A Farewell To Arms - LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. Japanese press, Insert, (BEL-12003) - $60
Gauze / Lip Cream / The Execute / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Original Selfish Records pressing, not the '88 German re-issue on Nuclear Blast with different artworks. Needless to say, this whole compilation is amazing. Contains an exclusive Gastunk song called "Alpha In 201" that can be heard only on this LP. It's one of their earliest songs and has never been included on any of their other releases. Any fans should have it as it's a great tune.
Note: There's some visible discoloration around the top right part of the sleeve.

Abstruct Madness - CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd. tour-only release, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $25
Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac - Very, 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 a cool punkish cover artwork on the sleeve.

All Crusties Spending Loud Night '97(Crust War Presents) - VHS - Crust War/MCR, 1998, Japan, Ltd. to 1000 copies, NTSC format, (No Cat. #/MCR-123) - $25
Disclose / Gloom / Life / Crocodile Skink - Produced/released by Crust War and distributed by MCR.

Answer Records Compilation - 2 x LP - Answer, 1998, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0951), 36-page large booklet, Long out of print, (ANS-005) - $48
S.D.S. / Result / Reality Crisis / Order(early noisecore-era w/ orig. singer) / Tomorrow / Demolition / Unholy Grave / Nice View / Flash Gordon / J.U.U.M.(Reality Crisis member) / Mental Disease / Out Of Touch(C.F.D.L. & Future Now! members) / System Kills / Ferocious Attack / Catch 23 / Rotary Beginners / Boss Pitt / Cigaretteman / Common Bond / Device Change / Endeavors / Furious About / Insane'n The Brain / Juno / Kiba / Maniac High Sence / Maten's / Navel / New Dawn / Scratch Tomorrow / Screw Up / Short Length / Stab 4 Reason / Strike Out / United '97 - Rare and killer comp. with massive amount of crust and HC bands from the Nagoya/Aichi area. Most of the tracks appeared here are exclusive to this release.

Attack - 7" EP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Yellow sleeve w/ band logos(1st press?), (JHI 105) - $25
So What / Deadless Muss / Detroit / Fuck Geez - Compiled by Roger Armstrong(SiC/Dead Cops/S.T.P.) 2 tracks by each band, except 1 track by Fuck Geez.

Battle Of The Worst Bands - 12" - Non Commercial, 2006, US, Ltd. mailorder-only edition of 175 copies(out of 475 total) on coke-bottle clear vinyl, 2 x insert, New/Unplayed, (NON-06) - $12
Cider / Darvocets / The Ruiners / Brainwashed Youth

Cry Of Soul - 7" EP - Crow, 1997, Japan/US/Finland, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow Records-3/VA-1) - $35
Crow / Final Bombs / His Hero Is Gone / Selfish

Darkest 4, The - Tape - No label, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25
Effigy / Acrostix / Zoe / Disturd - Rare tape-only release. Contains exclusive tracks by each band. Only a limited copies of this tape were made and sold out quickly. Disturd shares the singer and guitarist with Death Dust Extractor!

Flash Out! Poland - 8" flexi - Aspirin, 1982, Japan, Extra outer back sleeve, (JCA 207) - (Trade or Offer)
Real / A-Musik / Karehazai / Mugensuiro - On Aspirin Records! If you collect the Aspirin or related releases, you should already know how damn rare this is. So, I'm not gonna go on. This "flexi" is made with some super hard and thick material that's almost like the regular hard vinyl record. Kinda cool. Never seen anything like this before.

Fledgling Punx(Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NR-001E) - $28
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 20 years after.

Game Of Death - LP - Slice, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $55
Death Side / Ghoul / Poison Arts / Final Bombs - This is the second compilation by Poison Arts' old label. 4~5 tracks by each band. The best thing about this release is probably that a rare exclusive Death Side track called "Going My Way" is on it. Oddly this song isn't included on their official discography double CD for some reason. Anyway this whole LP rips hard!!!

Get Ready Rock Steady - LP - Gator Wobble/Rock Steady Productions, 1989, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, New/Unplayed, (GW33-8901) - $28
Vampire! / Bad Stuff / The Gamblers / Brats / The Ruke / The P / Lisa Tani / Yoshidayama / Tanaka Band / Iwakura

Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $65
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 the classic tune "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.

Hang The Sucker Vol.2 - LP - Kagai Mousou, 1989, Japan, Insert, (Kagai Mousou-012L) - $60
Death Side / Gudon / Half Years / Mad Conflux - The legendary Japcore 4-way split LP on Gudon's Kagai Mousou label. Half Years were the short-lived project band consisted of Zigyaku(Gudon/Bastard/Judgement), Motsu(Chicken Bowels/Gudon/Rise From The Dead), and Tunk(Outo/S.O.B./KGGM).

Konton Damaging Ear Massacre - LP - Crust War, 2005, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve(huge!), New/Unplayed, (Crust War-028) - $45
Framtid / Ferocious X / Defector / Laukaus / Poikkeus / Zoe / Kruw / Adixion

Last Monarcho Punk Austria - LP - Noize Art, 2006, Austria, 500 pressed, Insert, (Noize 03) - $10
Shock Troop / Sotatila / Kurwa Aparata / Böslinge / Jugend Der Apathie / Amnesie Antinational / Furie / Deadline

Live Target - DVD - Coalition, 2005, Int'l, Region free(Code 0), Insert, New/Unplayed, (LKW 075) - $10
Lärm(Live in Germany/Holland) / Seein Red(in Japan) / Das Oath(in Japan) / Tear It Up(in Holland) / The Rites(in UK) / Smackdown(in Sweden) / The Horror(in UK)

Natsu-No-Kyoukou - VHS - Uramachi, 1997, Japan, Ltd. to 300 copies, Booklet, Slipcase package, Copy protected tape, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
Ai (AI) / Gaizi / Crusty Hi Charge / Liberate / The Trash / Pinocchio / Complete Exclude / Rancid Cocks / Burst / Sledge Hammer - This is a superb comp. video release by the Pinocchio members' label. It's like a documentary live video of Pinocchio and Gaizi's summer tour, with the excellent live footages of the various Japanese bands they played with during this tour. Most of these bands have never released any official video materials. Professionaly made and packaged. Comes with a nice booklet. Very limited edition of only 300 copies, sold mainly at the shows and via mailorder. The VHS tape is copy protected. The title "Natsu-No-Kyoukou" is kinda hard to translate into English though. It means something like "Violent Crime Of The Summer".

Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making - 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
Order / Mental Disease / Mindsuck - This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.

Patrick(Hang 'Em High) - 7" EP - Bloodberry, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Bloodberry Records-027) - $20
Crow / Defuse / Disgusting Void / Slub Judge

Putrid Evil - 7" flexi - No label(Pre-Earache), 1985, Int'l, 3000 pressed, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $15
Septic Death(U.S.) / Civil Dissident(Australia) / Stupids(U.K.) - Compiled and released by the future Earache founder Dig and Kalv from Heresy.

Smashing Oddsness!! - 8" EP - Oddsness, 1988, Japan, Insert, (OD-001) - $75
Death Side / Crück / Don Don / Mink Oil / Idora

Starving Dog Eats Master - LP - Blood Sucker, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BSR-007) - $85
Death Side / Nightmare / Crück / Bandit(Pre-AI) / Warhead Junk(ex-Gudon/Googol Plex) / Kathabuta

Total Insubordination - 12" - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1200 pressed, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (MCR-091) - $30
S.D.S. / Anti Authorize / Humpty Dumpty / Without Warning / Griffin / Balzac / L.R.F. / Blade

Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $40
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, 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 HHH from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, with Roger Armstrong from SiC and Dead Cops.

Transcendency - 3 x 7" EP - Discrete, 1996, Japan, 500 pressed, Booklet sleeve, (DIS-013) - $35
Gaizi / Extinct Government / Raise Cain / Dooms Day / Complete Exclude / Daston / Zone / Beyond Description / Kamui / F.I.O.M. / Spike Shoes / Self Destruct

Tunes For Fucker Vol.1 - LP - Tunes For Fucker, 2007, Japan, Insert, (T.F.F. Records 001) - $15
State Children / Deadless Muss / A.T. Det / Janky

What've Ya Brought Me This Time? - 7" EP -Rotten House, 1988, Int'l, Booklet insert, (RHR-001) - $20
Barn Av Regnbuen(Norway) / Follow Fashion Monkeys(U.S.) / Misanthropic Charity(Denmark) / More Fiends(U.S.) - Obscure compilation with the legendary Norwegian HC band Barn Av Regnbuen. Misanthropic Charity had an LP out on Boston Tea Party label from Denmark.

Yotsuva(Japanese Noiz Cruster Comp) - 12" - Crust War, 2009, Japan, Insert, Orig. clear blue outer poly sleeve, (Crust War-038) - $60
Isterismo / Zyanose / Death Dust Extractor / Lastly