December 15, 2010

DEC. 15TH 2010 (PART 2 : N~Z)

N~Z +++

N.N. "Pasivos Muertos" 7" EP - Lengua Armada, 2009, US, (LA-60) - $4

Narcosis "S/T" CD - Self, 2000, Peru, (No Cat. #) - $9
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.

Narumi & The Misters "Groovin' Queen And Friends" LP - City Rocker, 1988, Japan, (CR-00S) - $15
Featuring the ex-Gas singer Narumi. Rockin' melodic punk rock for fans of late Gas, Nickey & The Warriors, New Walls etc.

(Nickey & The) Warriors "Wild Cherry" 12" - S.E.X., 1986, Japan, (SEXY-001) - $30
Awesome, female fronted Japanese punk rock. ex-members of The Stalin, Baws etc. The songs are catchy as hell!! This 1st 12" is a bit harder to find than their other releases like the "Born To Ride" EP, "Dreams" LP etc. One of my all-time favorite bands!(and Nickey's fucking HOT...!!)

Nickey & The Warriors "Dreams" LP - Captain/Wild Cherry, 1987, Japan, Insert & tour flyer, New/Unplayed, (CAP-0058-L/Wild Cherry 001) - $28
Unplayed stock copy! Catchy as hell, female fronted Japanese punk rock. Featuring ex-members of The Stalin, Baws, Mohawks, and a super cute singer Nickey. Great band! This copy comes with a tour flyer.

Nightmare "Give Notice Of Nightmare.." LP - Selfish, 1990, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12041) - $145

No Evacuations "Silence Of War..." 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (NOEVA-01) - $20

No Lip "S/T" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, Insert, (TPC-1103) - $15
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

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

Outo "Shoujiki Mono Wa Bakawo Miru" LP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Original, Insert, (BEL-12017/PLATE-02) - $65
Both the vinyl and sleeve are in a superb condition like new, even still has the original outer poly sleeve from 23 years ago. You won't find a better copy than this. The original Selfish Records pressing of this classic LP. I guess it was actually the split release by Selfish and S.O.B.'s Low-Brow Records, as the center labels have both catalog numbers. "PLATE-01" is the S.O.B. "Leave Me Alone" 7"/12".

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

Outo "S/T"(Official Discography) LP - Specialized Fact, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Large glossy booklet, (SFAN-003) - $45
Limited release on Specialized Fact, the Osaka-based label ran by some of the ex-Outo and S.O.B. members. Comes with a very nicely made, 10" x 10" size glossy booklet with tons of rare old photos, biography and gig flyers by a great Japcore artist Tom. Also a killer sleeve artwork done by him as well. An almost-complete discography of one of the most important bands in the Japanese HC history. Contains their '84~'88 materials incl. all the 3 EP's, 6 tracks off the 1st LP, tracks from the "Hardcore Unlawful Assembly", "Thrash Til Death" and "My Meat's Your Poison" comp's. Released also on the CD format, but this vinyl edition was limited and sold out fast. Long out of print and hard to find.

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

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) - $30
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.

Plutonium "Forest Is Crying" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1998, Japan, (Dan-Doh 015) - $5
Fucking pissed-off, brutal and chaotic Japanese thrash HC!! Don't know much about this band but I'm pretty sure they're from Osaka, appeared on the "Chaos Of Destruction 2" compilation that Kawakami has compiled and also had a split EP with another unknown Japanese band from Osaka that I can't remember the name of... some unknown band with a Ferocious X dude.

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $60

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989, Japan, Promo/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!!!

Reagan SS "Hail The New Dawn" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2002, US, (625 #89) - $3

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

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $35
Long out of print 1st EP by one of the best current Japanese crust bands. For some reason this one is a bit tough to find.

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, (Beer City Records-01) - $25
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.

Refuse "Control Noise" Tape - Damaging Noise, 2003, Japan, Pro-copied cassette, (Damaging Noise Records-001) - $17
The sleeve has a cool Gai "Extermination" rip-off artwork. Not to be confused with the U.S. label with the same name.

Reptar "S/T" 7" EP - Homewreckords, 2008, US, 200 pressed on blue marbled vinyl(out of 300 copies total), Insert, (HWR-01) - $4
Thrashin' sXe hardcore from Albany, NY. These guys are now called Coughing Fit, I think.

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $9
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!

SDF(Screaming Damned Fossils) "Une Saison En Enfer" 7" EP - V.O.D.D., 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Pink marbled vinyl, (V.O.D.D.-002) - $17
Straight-forward, fast and simple Japcore that sounds kinda similar to Outo, DonDon or Systematic Death, but with a bit more metallic guitar riffs. This is their self-released 2nd EP. Never seen the first one before.

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

Samé "Cyborg-Keikaku" 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $45
Rare and unknown release on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. Very obscure one here. Includes 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore!! As far as I know it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release put out by their label.The band's only ever release besides the "I'll Gather Up" tracks. Wicked full-color sleeve artwork. Note: The band name is supposed to be pronounced in the Japanese way "Sāmé"(means a shark) not like the English word "Same".

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.

Sekiri "Love Star" 12" - Alchemy, 1988, LP, Japan, Insert, (ARLP-023) - $10
All-teenage-girl punk rock from Kyoto. This 12" sounds way more punkish and solid than their other releases. Reminds me a bit of Kyaah. "Sekiri" means "dysentery" in Japanese.

Severed Head Of State "Anathema Device" CD - Hardcore Holocaust, 2003, US, (HHR 011) - $5

Shadows Fall "To Ashes" 7" EP - Ellington, 1997, US, Label catalog flyer, (Ellington No. 004) - $2

Shock "Don't Fashion" 7" flexi - Creep Show, 198?, Japan, (Creep Show 001) - $10

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo Wa Umagoya De Umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - $78
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.

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $7

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

Stagnation "Destraction" 7" EP - Whisper In Darkness, 2008, Japan, (Darkness-019) - $6

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. The title track is the 7" version.

Stalin, The "Go Go Stalin" 12" - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-1) - $25

Stalin, The "Nothing/Suigin" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Textured sleeve, (CMA-2043) - $38
This one is actually a little harder to find than their two other 7"s on Climax Records.

Stalin, The "Mushi" Picture LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-2512) - $45

Stalin, The "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" 7" flexi - Ing,o!/Lucky Strike, 1984, Japan, (ING-004) - $30

Stalin, The "Fish Inn" LP - B.Q., 1984, Japan, Original, Promo flyer & insert, (BQL-1) - $40
This copy comes with a super-rare promo flyer(original!). The flyer has a live photo, tour dates, B.Q. Records phone number and the LP release/Ing,o! zine infos. This is the original pressing on Michiro's B.Q. label, not the '86 reissue on J.A.P./Japan Records which is the remix version with extra guitars, bass and keyboard added by Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock etc. This B.Q. original recording and the remix version sound very different. The "Fish Inn" remix LP was the very first Japanese record Bill Laswell has ever produced. He's an well-known producer who has also worked with Motorhead, Ramones, Iggy Pop, P.I.L., Bob Marley, Mick Jaguar, Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. I personally enjoy listening to both versions, however most of the Japanese fans say that the additional instruments and over-remix work ruined the original sound. Also, the B.Q. issue has a completely different sleeve artwork than the reissue. Only the ltd. mailorder copies came with a flexi and that one is much harder to come by.

(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) - $15
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.

Stalin's Daughter "Oktoberfest" 7" EP - IE, 1988, US, Insert, (IE 003) - $5
Gotta love the band name. I know absolutely nothing about these guys. Here's part of the review taken from some online blog coz I'm too lazy to even listen to it: Philadelphia punk rock from 1988. One reviewer called them "The Most Hated Band In Philadelphia", a badge the band wore with pride. Outspoken vocalist Rick D said what he thought, and the band didn't play scene politics.

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.

State, The "No Illusions Reunion" Tape - Take 'Em Up, 2003, US, Hand-written on chrome tape, (Take 'Em Up #1) - $5
Official limited tape-only release containing the '03 reunuion show(at the State Control Record Shop) by this classic MI hardcore band. Excellent sound. Includes a Discharge cover song "State Control".

State Of Fear "Discography 1994-1996" CD - Fired Up!, 2001, US, (Fired Up 006) - $7

Stitches, The "Talk Sick" 7" EP - Vinyl Dog, 1997, US, (VD-008) - $3

Straight Edge Kegger "Is A Fucked Up Mess" 7" EP - Wicked Witch, 2007, US, New/Unplayed, (WWR 029) - $5

Street Trash "Five Dirty Fingers" 7" EP - My War, 2003, US, Insert, (MWR-09) - $5

Strummers, The "Welcome Scum" 7" EP - Glitter Best, 1996, Japan, 1000 pressed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0115), 3 x flyer, (GB-001) - $5

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) - $35
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 "Very Best Of Part 2" 7" EP - Dogma, 1986, Japan, (DOG-15) - $78

Swankys, The "Last Punk Show"(+ Studio Trax) LP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-7001) - $65
Contains their '89 last show at Loft, Tokyo on Side A(33 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. 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. Would be a nice addition to any Swankys/Gai/Kyushu punk collection.

Tear It Up "S/T" 7" EP - Havoc, 2000, US, Grey marbled vinyl, (HC 7024) - $3

Tetsu-Arrey "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, (HG-063) - $20
Classic 1st EP by one of the originators of Burning Spirits style Japcore in Tokyo.

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.

324 "Soulwinter" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan, (HG-104) - $15

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) - $110

Transformer(Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $48
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK-related band consisited of ex-Masturbation singer Hiryu, ex-Kikeiji/Aburadako guitarist Hiroshi, and Tatsushi who played in both bands. 100% ADK Records sound! Think of a cross between Kikeiji, The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka, and Masturbation. Awesome dark and solid sounding hard punk, but Transformer's songs are more uptempo, punkish and not as gloomy as Masturbation. I'd say they're much more comparable to The Stalin or Kikeiji. Great record. Worth checking it out if you're into the ADK related and similar bands. Needless to say this 12" is very rare and really tough to come by. It's the original 1st pressing on black vinyl. Oddly the 2nd press is on the picture disc.

Unholy Grave "Terror" 7" EP - Blurred, 1997, Japan, Ltd. clear red vinyl, (Blurred-12) - $8

Until The End "S/T" 7" EP - Equal Vision, 2000, US, Insert, (EVR 58) - $3

Vaseline "Ick Wees Von Nischts!" 7" EP - T.V.G., 1994(?), Germany, 500 pressed, Grey vinyl, 2 x sticker, (TVG 2) - $5
Early T.V.G. Records release. A review taken from the In Noise We Crust blog: First 7" of retarded German noisecore/grind/punk blaha. Much sloppier than their great split with Yacopsae, but still a lot of charm. Released on the great TVG label, back when you could count on all of their releases being great. 13 trax of short, fast and furious. This is fucking raw.

Vid-Sex "S/T" 7" EP - Void, 1985, Japan, Etched center labels, (Fuji-001) - (Trade or Offer)
Trade prefered. The only ever release by this legendary punk band from Tokyo that's quite well known in Japan. The music is so awesome and essential. Kinda like in the vein of Typhus or The Stalin, but Vid-Sex sounds much rawer and faster. Fast, raw, aggressive and loud as hell... some quality '80s Japanese punk rock is what you get on this fantastic 4-track EP. It's so great that I wish more people have heard their music, but I know this one is actually really tough to find these days even in the Tokyo area. Some of the Vid-Sex members are known to be the ex-members of Oxydoll, which is a super obscure band from Nagoya that's another legend in the Japanese punk history. Oxydoll was the first band of now the famous drummer Tatsuya Nakamura(The Stalin, Masturbation, The Star Club, The Genbaku Onanies, Nickey & The Warriors, F.O.A.D., Blankey Jet City etc.) who currently plays in a few bands including Friction(!!) and Touch Me with Michiro Endo from The Stalin(he is actually playing most of The Stalin's special reunion shows this year and early 2011). I've heard that the ex Vid-Sex singer currently does vocals for the band called Slip Head Butt with Muka-Chin(Judgement/Death Side) and another old member of Death Side. Their CD is out on Bloodsucker Records but I haven't heard it yet.

Violent Pain "Feel For New Age" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1100 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-093) - $4

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

Warcollapse "Indoctri-Nation" 7" EP - Tribal War Asia, 1993, Sweden, Orig. Japanese press, w/ Japan tour & lyrics translation insert, Clear brown-ish vinyl, (No Cat. #) - $10
ex-Crude SS and 3-Way Cum. The 1st EP by this long-running Swedish crust band. Original 1st press on the Japanese label Tribal War Asia. Later repressed on Elderberry Records in Sweden.

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, (BSR-017) - $30

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

Weasels, The "Beat Her With A Rake" 7" EP - Siamese, 1978(?), US, Reissue(boot?) w/ black sleeve & blank labels, (PM 002 SR) - $5

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" LP - Captain, 1985, Japan, Booklet, (CAP-0001-L) - $20

Willard, The "Will" Picture 12" - Captain, 1986, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, (CAP-0036P) - $12
Original Captain Records pressing(later reissued by Více Records). This is the pic. 12" issue of their '85 gig freebie flexi, with an extra track added. Also, two of the songs(3 Years & D-Day or Lost Day) on this 12" originally appeared on the rare "L.C.D.D."(La Caduta Degli Dei) 1st flexi from '83. Totally killer, speedy and hard-hitting punk tunes. The 1st flexi was produced by Michiro Endo(The Stalin) and came with his infamous "Ing,o!" zine. The Willard was formed in '82 and broke up once in '83, then the singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer played in The Execute, until they were reformed in '84. There's The Stalin interview in "Ing,o!" Vol.4 with Jun as their new member.

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.

Willard, The "Run Cindy Run" 12" - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Never issued w/ insert, (T98-104) - $8

Willard, The "Silly Games" 12" - Eastworld, 1987, Japan, Insert, (T12-106) - $8

Willard, The "Mercy For The Rabbit" 12" - Eastworld, 1988, Japan, Insert, (T18-5013) - $8
One of my favorite Willard releases from the late '80s era. Great songs and great sleeve artwork.

Willard, The "Rose Or Lose" 12" - Eastworld, 1988, Japan, Insert, (T12-110) - $8
Includes a killer Motorhead cover song "Over Kill"!!

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

X "Vanishing Vision" LP - Extasy, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ booklet, Obi, (EXL-001) - (Trade or Offer)

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