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