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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) - $5
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AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (P.A.S.-A) - $35
Early '80s U.S. styled, fast hardcore from Albany, NY. Featuring a Limp Wrist member.
Acrostix "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2002, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 302), (No Cat. #) - $25
Adenoid "Outo-Roman" 7" EP - Beat House, 1987, Japan, (NOID 001) - $35
Man, this is a fucking great record, however I would NOT recommend this if you're into just HC. This is actually the same Adenoid that appeared on the insanely rare "Ningen Omnibus" flexi with Kyojinbyou and two more local bands from Chiba city. On the flexi, they've had a Kyojinbyou guitarist but I don't think he's on the recording of this EP. It came out later in the same year as the flexi, however with a different line-up and sound. What you get on this EP is some quality Japanese gothic-punk stuff. I guess this fits in the goth/darkwave genre, but the songs are somewhat punkish in that ADK Records punk vein. Think of '80s goth/darkwave mixed with the style of the bands like Aburadako(especially), Kikeiji, Masturbation, Sekintenka, Aka etc. There's absolutely no infos about this band are available, but I just know they are from Chiba and one of the members went onto form the band called Mother Goose who was quite well known in Japan in the late '80s. Adenoid also appeared on the "All The Children Are Insane" compilation LP, under the alternate name of Doroebisu, with Mother Goose, Chu-Doku, Theatre Brook etc. An excellent LP, by the way.
Ai "Arming Rebellion With The Sounds Of Hearts" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, (BSR-038) - $35
Oi! The name of this band is "Ai" and not "A.I."!!!!
Agony(ex-Agoni) "The First Defiance" LP - Under One Flag/Combat, 1988, Sweden, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (88561-8229-1) - $10
Armed Revolution "10-Tracks E.P." 7" EP - Chaos of Destruction/Dan-Doh, 1999(?), 1000 pressed, New/Unplayed, (C.O.D. 004/Dan-Doh 028) - $25
Unknown side-project band by Kawakami(Disclose) and Otto(Forca Macabra/Selfish/Kuolema). Ultra fucking raw, totally out-of-control and fucked up noisecore mixed with Scandinavian style HC/Crust. Insane distorted vocals. Split release by Kawakami's old label Chaos Of Destruction and Dan-Doh Records. The sleeve says "Limited Edition 1000".
Assfort "Egoist Guidance" VHS - Flying High, 2001, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $7
Battlescard "Absolute Mayhem" Demo Tape - Self, 2007, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $7
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(but not poppy) Japanese punk from the '80s.
Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, (D.A.R. #007) - $17
The very first release by this Japanese crust band that's been putting out tons of records. This one is pretty hard to find nowadays.
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) - $20
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) "Live Bootleg" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1992, Japan, 700 pressed, (Overthrow-004) - $28
This is the official release, not a bootleg! "Official Bootleg"?!?! WTF?!
C.O.S.A.(Pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) "Strategic" 7" EP - Self, 199?, Japan, Insert, (LM-2704) - $30
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.
CTR Kuruizaki Thunder Road "Kuruizaki Attack!!" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2004, Japan, 1000 pressed, (HG-186) - $10
Wild and noisy hardcore punk from Sapporo-city. ex-Knucklehead and The Slang.
Cobra "Wrong Way " 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-020) - $10
Coma "In A Coma...." 7" EP - ADK, 1985, Japan, 1500 pressed, New/Unplayed, (ADK-25E) - $28
ex-Kikeiji and Phaidia members. Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records. Unplayed old stock copy.
Comes, The "Power Never Die" 12" - Captain/Dear, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0033-M/DR-001) - $45
Complete Exclude "Many Answer" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-096) - $7
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.
Crow "Kontonshin" 7" EP - Crow, 1998, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow-02) - $45
Crudity "The Total End" 7" EP - Boot, 1997, Sweden, 1st press of 300 on black vinyl w/ slick sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $18
Classic Swedish HC. Their awesome 12-track demo from 1985 put to vinyl.
Crust War Vol.5 - Zine - Crust War, Japan, 1998, Japan, 30 pages, (No Cat. #) - $30
Frigöra, Shitlickers, Life, Amebix, Japan Underground HC Attack(AGE, Framtid, Dislike, Lasting Noise Attack, The Last Survivors, Ability etc.), Crust War release ad.(Dislike tape), Chaos Of Destruction ad., Live photo collection(Disclose, Gloom, Frigöra etc.), E.N.T. '90 Japan tour full-page photo etc. Lots of crusty live pics, artworks, old flyer reprints, interviews and reviews.
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.
D.S.B. "Wings Continue To Strive With Unchanged Mind" LP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, Heavy gatefold sleeve, (BSR-030) - $38
DxSxUx "Faster Than You Will Ever Live To Be" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Denmark, Pro-copied cassette, (No Cat. #) - $8
The title says it all. Ultra-fast, raging and angry as fuck, thrash hardcore from Denmark. For fans of Amdi Petersens Arme, Vitamin X, Incontrollados, DS-13, E.T.A., Lokum, Punch In The Face, Septic Death, Siege, Heresy, Larm etc. Fucking intense shit.
Deadless Muss "I Will..." 7" EP - D.I.S.(Dirty Informal Section), 1985, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (D.I.S.-003) - (Trade or Offer)
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.
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).
Dessert "Soul Searching" Picture LP - Ranch, 1999(?), Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, Cardstock insert, (Ranch-03/SEL-Six) - $45
Disclose "Crime" Demo Tape - Self, 1992, Japan, Orig. 1st demo!!!!!!, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
169% original!! According to the release info in the "Raw Brutal Assault Vol.1" CD booklet, less than 100 copies of this demo were made. I'd prefer trading this one.
Disclose "Visions Of War" 7" EP - Distortion, 1996, Japan, Black vinyl, (DISTEP 25) - $22
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) - $18
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.
End, The (Pre-Blüdwülf) "Natural Paths To Extinction" 7" EP - Anarchrist, 2000, US, Clear vinyl, Insert, (ANAR-0002) - $20
A long out of print EP by The End from NY. According to the official Bludwulf Facebook page, The End had some members who later went on to form Bludwulf. Reverand Sinn on vocals for sure. Not sure how many copies of this EP were pressed, but probably not that many and it's quite hard to find nowadays. Here's what their Facebook page says: "Bludwulf is a punk thrash band from Rochester NY. The band was founded in 2003 by members of now defunct Rochester crust band The End".
Esperanza Viva "Inside Of People's Head" Demo Tape - Jugueto Disco, 2005, Japan, w/ Patch, (JxDx 001) - $6
Execute, The "Criminal Flowers" 7" EP - 1984, Hit Parade, Japan, (HIT 1) - $75
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) - $8
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.
Final Bloodbath "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, Clear vinyl, (Paank-010) - $25
Framtid "8 Track EP" 7" EP - Crust War, 1999, Japan, Orig. 1st press, (Crust War-008) - $65
Frigöra "Dance Of The Plague-Bearer" LP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, (Overthrow-022) - $85
G.I.S.M. "M.A.N."(Military Affairs Neurotic) LP - Beast Arts/T.P.C., 1987, Japan, Clear purple vinyl, Screen-printed clear PVC outer sleeve, LP-size clear sticker insert/sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $250
Very nice copy. No side splits or damages on the printed PVC sleeve.
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) - $42
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) - $115
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 allow the bands to 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 ideas of what it might be all about...
Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Love, 1985/86, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-000) - $38
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
Greed, The "No Mercy" 7" flexi - Sky Bandit, 1985, Japan, (SK-9100) - $35
This is an awesome flexi. Another super obscure '80s Japanese punk band that mostlikely did only one flexi and dissapeared. Although I absolutely know nothing about this band, I must say that "No Mercy" is a quality speed punk tune with very solid guitar and super catchy choruses. Melodic yet powerful as fuck. The vocals are versy strong too and totally matche their hard driving fast punk sound. No wimpy pop punk crap here. Reminds me a bit of some of the songs off The Stalin "Mushi" LP, except the ctachy chorus part is nothing like it. The only thing that sucks about this flexi is that there's only one song on it. After hearing it, you definitely will wish to hear more from this band like I did. But unfortunately I have no clue if they've released anything else or at least appeared on any compilations. Not only I can't seem to find any infos about this band, this flexi itself isn't something I see often at all. This is the only second copy I've obtained in Japan. The back sleeve has an ad for their "Hard Ride A Nasty Punk Vol.1" show at Antiknock in Tokyo printed on it and apparently Aggressive Dogs also played this show.
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.
Gudon "Hikashibou" 7" EP - Kagai-Mousou, 1986, Japan, (Kagai-Mousou 003) - $48
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.
Hakuchi "Gods Disturb" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1993, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-006) - $45
Top-notch dark metallic crust from Niigata. Great EP by this pre-AGE band. One of the eariest Japanese crust bands. Hakuchi also had a split LP with Disclose. This is the hard to find, early release by Overthrow Records.
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.
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) - $45
Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-010) - $20
Kenzi "Crazy Summer Tour '86" 7" flexi & Poster booklet - Trip Roll, 1986, Japan, (TRR-002) - $20
This set was available only during their first tour. The flexi comes in a slick, fold-out color poster booklet. The title track "Crazy Summer" is a great speedy and hard driving punk tune. Self-released on the band's own Trip Roll Records. They also had a killer 1st LP(super rare) out on City Rocker and the EP out on Hold Up/Noise Room Records. Featuring the members from Bradbury(G-Zet), Sekinin-Tenka, Bitousha, The Pogo, Dessert etc.
Ki-Ga Ki-Ga Ki-Kyo "S/T" 7" flexi - Lucky Strike/Ing,o!, 1984, Japan, (ING-003) - $17
The Stalin + Inu + P-Model! The unknown studio-only project band by Michiro Endo and Jun Inui from The Stalin, and the members from Inu and P-Model. Produced by Michiro.
King Goblin "S/T" Demo Tape, Self, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $8
Japanese underground doom/sludge/stoner. Check it out if you like Corrupted, Boris, Church Of Misery, Isis, Sleep etc.
Kyaah(キャ→) "S/T" 7" EP - R.B.F., 1984, Japan, Glossy envelope-style sleeve, Insert, (RBF-202) - $55
Rare!! This is their 1st EP that's much harder to find than the 2nd EP on AA Records, with the original singer who left the band shortly after this release. Killer all-girl Japanese punk!!
Kyaah(キャ→) "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut glossy sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $40
Great 2nd EP by one of the most well known all-female punk bands in Japan. Their later releases sound poppier and aren't that exciting but the first two EP's are awesome! What you get on this EP is speedy and high-energy punk that's similar to the Nurse flexi, Typhus '80 demo(w/ female vox), or Chu-Doku flexi. Guest chorus by the members from Lip Cream, Bloodberry, and Laughin' Nose. Kyaah used to play gigs often with Nurse, Gas and The Comes. The interesting thing is that when they changed the singer prior to this EP release, Chitose(The Comes) was gonna join the band however it never happened(too bad!). Complete copy with an insert and a red sticker which is actually part of the sleeve design(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window).
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
Laughin' Nose "Get The Glory/I Can't Trust A Woman" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, (AA-PR 001) - $45
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.
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 and Macrofarge. He was also an early singer of The Slowmotions. 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
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) - $68
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 and great flexi by this obscure band from the "ADK Omnibus Vol.2" EP. Awesome Japanese HC here. 7 tracks of dark, metallic, and aggressive as hell 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) - $17
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