February 20, 2011

FEB. 20TH 2011 (PART 2 : N~Z)

+++ N~Z +++

N.N. "Pasivos Muertos" 7" EP - Lengua Armada, 2009, US, (LA-60) - $3

Narcosis "S/T" CD - Self, 2000, Peru, (No Cat. #) - $8
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.

(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 "Early Years" CD - Hardcore Kitchen, 2005, Japan, (HxCxK-008) - $15
Contains the "Give Notice Of Nightmare" LP, tracks from the "Eye Of The Thrash Guerrilla" comp. LP and split EP with Concrete Sox.

No Evacuations "Silence Of War..." 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (NOEVA-01) - $18

No Cut "Don't Look So Gloomy" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-004) - $38
The Swankys/Gai/Violent Party-related, legendary '80s Kyushu punk. Released on Kuro's label KPP Records. Their only release besides the demo tape on Gai's Violent Party label. No Cut also appeared on the "Violent Party Omnibus" and "Pinch & Ouch!" compilations.

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 Think "Healthy Happy Hours For Ugly" 7" EP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1997, Japan, (FIST 5) - $3
Heavy and brutal thrashcore with a powerviolence/fastcore touch. Here's a review for their 12" taken from Profane Existence: "No Think deliver again with this 8 song 12" 45. Total rip-roaring thrash with all the right formulas; short, sweet and to the point. A definite improvement in song structure, etc since their EP. Like most Japanese thrash records, there are either poorly translated lyrics, or all in Japanese. Nonetheless, this record rips in every way possible. This has instigated many a rock-n-roll crazy nights."

No Think "Straight To Hell" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, Labek catalog flyer, (HG-169) - $3
Much more powerviolence influence on this 2nd EP. Insane dual vocals and guitars. For those who like Slap-A-Ham, Six Weeks, 625 Thrashcore stuff...

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
Noisy ass thrashcore with insane female vocals! Released on Exit Hippies' label.

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

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $28
Great raw and metallic Japanese HC punk. Hear their songs at:

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.1 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 90 pages - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Ghoul, Aburadako, Outo, Laughin' Nose, Lip Cream, Kyaah, Samhain and Psychic TV. Articles/interviews of G.I.S.M., Cobra etc. Lots of cool live photos, artworks and ads for Hold Up, AA, Jisatsu, Skeleton Records, Lip Cream "Kill The IBM" tape, as well as a rare full-page ADK Records ad stating that the Gauze LP is out and the Typhus LP is planned to be released. The back cover has the large live photo of The Stalin.

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.2 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 113 pages - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos ofG.I.S.M., Lip Cream, Cobra, Auto-Mod, The Willard, Chaos UK, Wretched, Disorder etc. The G.I.S.M. part(2 pages) has the killer live pics of Sakevi. The photos, interviews and articles of Gauze, Hanatarash, The Willard, Chaos UK, AA Rec., U.K. HC scene etc. The ads for Ghoul EP/Hold Up/Noise Room, KPP, AA Records, Last Bomb, and tons more cool stuff in this issue. There's even a two full-page odd artwork by Sakevi. Most of the texts are in Japanese, but well worth it for all those nice photos, artworks, rare ads and such. Fucking amazing underground punk mag that shouldn't be missed.

P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages - $70
Special Sakevi issue. The main concept of this issue is "Death". This ultra-rare, awesome mag was edited and published by Sakevi from G.I.S.M.(Co-edited by John Duncan!!). Lots of insane pics, artworks, interviews and articles about topics like war, death, execution, politics etc. Written in both Japanese and English. Not all of them, but most of the main, interesting contents were translated into English. Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Hanatarash, Hijokaidan, Psychic TV etc. Very rare full-page ad for the G.I.S.M. video release with a large live pic of Sakevi, Lip Cream ad, C.O.P. LP/T.P.C. Records ad, Hold Up Records ad, full-page Selfish Records ad etc. Sakevi himself interviewed the following people: John Duncan, Hanatarash, Medical examiners from Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office(Yes, the autopsy/death stuff here. There's actually a pic of Sakevi with the two examiners taken during the interview.),Mental hospital inpatient(No bullshit. Remember, it was done back in '85 and was in Japan...) etc. John also did a few other interviews. Some of the other interesting stuff to read are the How To Kill article and the personal short letter sent to Sakevi by the political prisoner/anarcist members of East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front. Very professionally done underground mag with the glossy covers and absolutely amazing contents.

Paintbox "Back Reporter/Gaichuu No Uta" 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Ltd. gig-only release, (HG-152) - $55

Para-Phrase "Su-De-Ni!?" 7" Flexi - Beat Generation, 1981, Japan, Clear blue flexi, (Ino 1-ban) - $25
Total Friction worship!!!!!! Reminds me of Speed, too!! I don't have much infos about this unknown early Japanese punk band, but according to the "Punk Tengoku" guide book(by Doll), they were from Sapporo city. Quite rare to see this style of bands from that area in the early '80s. Great raw primitive punk rock with a sharp edge. I'd totally recommend this to anyone who likes Friction, Mirrors, Speed, Lizard or the other Tokyo Rockers related bands from that era.

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $55

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) - $30
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).

Refuse "Control Noise" Tape - Damaging Noise, 2003, Japan, Pro-copied cassette, (Damaging Noise Records-001) - $15
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.

Result "Love//Hope" LP - Scruffy Krust, 1999, Japan, 900 pressed on black, Insert & 16-page glossy booklet, (No Cat. #) - $85
The first and only full-length LP by this amazing Japanese crustcore band featuring the singer from C.F.D.L. and the guitarist from Muga. Self-released on their own label Scruffy Krust Records. Very, very rare and hard to find nowadays. This LP is so fucking awesome and is definitely much better than their earlier EP. One of the best '90s Japanese crust releases in my opinion. Dark, metallic, and dramatic Japanese crustcore at its best. Nice silver "grim reaper" artwork printed on a black textured paper sleeve.

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.

SS-20 "I Never Change The Life" 7" EP - Self, 1993, Japan, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $25
Yes, this is SS-20 from Japan, not those other bands with the same name from Mexico, Poland, Italy or France. They've existed from '87 and probably broke up not too long after this release which is the only record they've ever done as far as I know. Awesome solid sounding Japanese hard punk in the vein of The Stalin("Stop Jap" era), with a bit of ADK touch. Sounds very similar to The Stalin, actually. The songs are pretty catchy yet hard and strong. The chorus parts on the song like "Kill or Killed" and the title track are so damn good! The guitar riffs sound so shorp. Fucking brilliant. I love this style. Man, it was released in the early '90s but all the songs totally sound like if they were from the mid '80s. Could easily be on ADK or City Rocker Records if this came out back then. This 7" was self-released by the band themselves and sold only at their shows and an old shop in Kanagawa that one of the band members worked at. That makes it nearly impossible to find after near 20 years of its release. Some copies came with a release show flyer says "This EP is our final warning. Strictly limited to 300 copies only, sold at our future shows & mailorder. No repress!"(in Japanese). Includes 4 punkish tracks: The Fly, Kill or Killed, Under The Flag and I Never Change The Life.

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. This is their 1st EP. The 2nd EP and CD are out on HG Fucked.

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

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) - $75
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.

Sin Orden "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $15

Sleeper "No Bondage" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Dan-Doh 035) - $5

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $5

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 Records 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 the Selfish 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 its best. Can't believe this was their last release though. The whole EP rules! They should have done a full-length LP with this last lineup before breaking up....!!!!

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

Stalin, The "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) 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) - $3
Gotta love the band name. I know absolutely nothing about these guys. Here's a 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 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

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

Swankys, The "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-002) - $75

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 "S/T" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1991, Japan, Obi, (SS-011) - $55
The best ever release by one of the originators of the Burning Spirits style Japcore. This CD is long out of print as the label doesn't exist anymore.

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) - $5

Transformer(Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $45
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK Records-related band consisited of ex-Masturbation singer Hiryu, ex-Kikeiji/Aburadako guitarist Hiroshi, and Tatsushi who played in both Kikeiji and Masturbation. 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.

Typhus "1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Tokyo ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $45
A mysterious official release that was sold in Tokyo and Osaka only. This is the studio demo with the female vocals(rumored to be Chitose from The Comes?) on some of the songs.

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

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

United "Beast Dominate" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, Ltd. 2nd press on picture disc, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E010/PHU-1003) - $30
Rare limited 2nd press on picture disc that's harder to find than the regular version.

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) - $58
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) - $3

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) - $3

Willard, The "Punx Sing A Gloria" 7" EP - Camouflage, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KKK-13FRI) - $120
Here's an extremely rare and absolutely brilliant self-released 2nd EP by this long-running Japanese punk band. Definitely their best release ever. All the 5 songs included on this EP are totally awesome. The songs, sleeve artwork, layout and everything about this EP is perfect. Well, that's my opinion. This has been my all-time MOST favorite Japanese punk record since the '80s if you ask. I have so much good memories seeing them live back then. The title track is the most loved song of them amongst their fans in Japan. An amazing powerful punk anthem, indeed. Their early releases especially this one and the 1st flexi(produced and released by Michiro/The Stalin) sound quite different from the later releases which might sound "too melodic" for some of the HC punk fans out there. On this EP, speedy, melodic and catchy yet very strong sounding punk is what you get. One of the songs included here called "Suicide Romance" is totally fast and ripping hardcore. Another notable tracks is "Soldier Song" which is another killer punk tune. 1000 copies of this EP sold out within one week(!!) of its release. A little after this EP came out, The Willard broke up once and the singer joined The Stalin and the drummer joined The Execute. Got reformed sometime in the late '84 and they got really big shortly after. Just an additional note, the singer Jun used to sing for this short-lived early Japanese HC band called MiddleClass in '81 with Tam from The Stalin on guitar(probably right after he played in Typhus).

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" LP - Captain, 1985, Japan, Booklet, (CAP-0001-L) - $20
Excellent 1st full-length LP. This was also the very first Captain Records release.

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 "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 "Blue Blood" CD - CBS/Sony, 1989, Japan, Orig. 1st press('89 edition), (32DH 5224) - $30
Guest chorus by the members from Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey, Poison Arts, Gastunk, Sqwad, The Zolge, Asylum, Ladies Room, Ex-Ans etc.

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011) - $45
The legendary band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of raw thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead and Venom. Very original and essential sound, I'd say. Includes 4 tracks recorded circa '83/'84. Fucking loud, noisy and totally raging!! This EP was released after they broke up. Some of the members, including a super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Tetsu-Arrey). Great artwork on a picture disc. One of the BEST and harder to find Hold Up Records releases in my opinion.