September 25, 2011

SEP. 25TH 2011 (PART 2 : N~Z)

+++ N~Z +++

New Roteeka "Go or Stop!!" 7" flexi - Neo Family, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (New Family Records-001) - $28 (SOLD)
Produced and engineered by Tam(ADK Records, The Stalin, Typhus, G-Zet etc.) This 1st flexi so damn good!!! I've collected all their records over the years and love them all but this one and the "Last Peace" 2nd EP are definitely their best. Contains the 5 tracks in wide variety of the Punk/HC style. The song "Hot Rod Man" is a killer fast HC, "Warrior" is a cool, mid-tempo heavy HC with gruff vocals and the last song "Panic Life" is a lightning-fast, aggressive and driving punk tune with lots of catchy choruses. This song is such a great punk anthem!! Tam wanted to release this flexi on his ADK label but since New Roteeka just started their own label, it ended up being the first release of New Family Records. You still get to hear that typical "Tam sound" on this release since he was the recording engineer and producer. Also the songs were recorded at Penta Studio, where all the ADK releases were recorded at. This one, the Molugu flexi, Masturbation flexi and Sodom cassette are the only non-ADK releases that Tam was involved as a producer/engineer. The New Roteeka members were very close to the bands like L.S.D., Ghoul, Nira-Kodomo and Gasatsu(their 2nd EP is on New Family Records and appeared on their comp LP as well) and often played the shows with those Japcore bands before they got huge with their later albums on Captain Records. They're actually on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD. I'd highly recommend this flexi for any Japanese Punk/HC fans. Have such great memories in this band and seen them live a few times back in the late '80s. The Loft show is unforgettable!

Nurse "Nurse II" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-13E) - $65 (SOLD)
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). Rare 2nd EP with Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops) on guitar and Euro(The Execute) on drums. The same female singer and bassist from the 1st flexi on Incest Records, which was the label ran by a Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs singer, that also put out the S.I.D., Sha-London and Paruo flexi's. While it's not as crucial as the 1st flexi, is still a great EP. Wish they've done an LP with this last lineup before breaking up though. This is actually one of my all-time favorite ADK releases.

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"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.

Outo-Shojodan(嘔吐処女団) "Yokkyufuman No Shirayukihime To 7 nin No Kobitotachi" 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1988, Japan, Insert, (Satsugai-111) - $35
The title translates to "Horny Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs" and the band name translates to something like "The Puking Virgin Organization".... Ultra violent, chaotic and speedy HC that reminds me of Kyojinbyo. The last track with female vocals sounds kinda like The Comes. This was the first record release by Satsugai Enka Vinyl(= Murderous Vinyl Chloride), the long-running cult HC label by The Crazy SKB from Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Headwasher, High Technology Suicide, QP Crazy and numerous other bands. The label started as Joker Records in '83, released the Barigade, Kyoaku-Kyojindan and Ningen Hormone flexi's, then changed the name to Satsugai Enka Vinyl in '88 and put out some tapes prior to this flexi release.

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $25
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, Full-color covers, 90 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Nose/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.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 106 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $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/anarchist 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, Label catalog flyer, (HG-152) - $55

Paintbox "Raise The Capital" CD-R - Self, 2003, Japan, Ltd. mailorder & tour-only release, Pro-printed full-color sleeve & back tray card, (No Cat. #) - $40

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989(?), Japan, Promo-only/freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune that originally appeared on their classic 1st LP on Selfish Records in '88. Much faster and better than the original version!

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

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $38
Long out of print 1st EP. It's on MCR but for some reason this one is a bit tough to find. Rarely seen for sale, actually.

Resistencia "S/T" Demo Tape - Accion Subterranea, 1995, Mexico, Pro-copied cassette, Stamped & numbered sleeve, (NAM-001) - $4

"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.

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) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Chelsea-0000) - $55 (SOLD)

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".

Severed Head Of State "Anathema Device" CD - Hardcore Holocaust, 2003, US, (HHR 011) - $4

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) - $65
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. #) - $12

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $3

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $40
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 rarely 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) 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.

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) - $5

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) - $4

Swankys, The "Rock'n'Roll History Fuck Off!!"(Neo Damage) 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (KK 001) - $45
This is actually their second 7" release and the "Best Of 2" EP on Dogma Records came out several months after this one. Also this is the very first release of Kings World Records.

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.

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "S/T" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1991, Japan, Obi, (SS-011) - $55
The first and the best ever release by one of the originators of the Burning Spirits style Japcore. Awesome album. Nothing they put out afterwards can beat this "hidden treasure" of Japanese HC history as that's what I'd like to call it. This CD is long out of print as the label doesn't exist anymore. On the great S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records. Rare!

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, w/ Large "" logo sticker(mail order only), (HG-063) - $25
Classic 1st EP by one of the originators of the Burning Spirits style Japcore bands from Tokyo.

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $5
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.

Transformer(Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $45
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK Records-related band consisted 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 at the selected shops 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.

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!

Vaseline "Ick Wees Von Nischts!" 7" EP - T.V.G., 1994(?), Germany, 500 pressed, Grey vinyl, 2 x sticker, (TVG 2) - $5
An 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(Yacøpsæ), 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.

Warhead "Drive It In Your Head" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1995, Japan, Poster sleeve, (NAIL-03) - $55

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) - $10
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) - $10
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
Top-notch Japanese grindcore with the band name taken from the Terrorizer album title! Check this out if you're into Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Unholy Grave and the old Earache stuff.