September 25, 2011

SEP. 25TH 2011 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++
AA Records Book #1 - Zine - AA/Pony Canyon, 1991, Japan, Full-color covers, Pro-printed, (No. Cat #) - $28
These were the limited promo/freebie zines given away to those who pre-ordered the "AA Records, We're Back!" series reissue CD's in 1991. Doesn't actually say "AA Records Book" anywhere on it but I remember that's what it was called in the old Doll magazine ad and the zine originally in a sealed bag with a little sticker on it which had "AA Records Book" printed on it. Contains mostly the reprints from the first issue of "P.O.W." and just a few rare early AA Records ads.

AA Records Book #2 - Zine - AA/Pony Canyon, 1991, Japan, Full-color covers, Pro-printed, (No. Cat #) - $28
This second one is much nicer than the other one because it has more AA Records ad reprints besides the reprinted pages from the second issue of "P.O.W."

AGE "Inside Darkness" 7" EP - Dewa, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (DR-001) - $25

AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, New/Unplayed, (P.A.S.-A) - $40
New/unplayed stock copy!

Acid "Shock Troop" LP - Selfish, 1989, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12034) - $45
This 1st LP is much better than the "Grey Earth" LP in my opinion. U.K. influenced raw & metallic noisecore crust at its best. These guys played this particular style earlier than many of the other Japanese bands. Killer LP!!

Acid Reflux "S/T" 7" EP - No Way, 2007, US, Ltd. mail order-only edition of 300 copies on clear yellow vinyl(out of 1000 total), 1st press w/ pink sleeve, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NW-12) - $3
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. #) - $20

Aka (赤) "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu, 1984, Japan, (GL-006ES) - $32
Another total ADK Records and The Stalin worship from the mid '80s. Produced by Zombie, the bassist from Gas. Released on Gas' Jisatsu Label which tried to focus on putting out the records by the lesser known bands from the non-major cities at that time, such as this band, Nikudan, Ziga, The Sexual, Confuse on the Jisatsu Omnibus. Don't miss this great flexi out if you dig this particular style of '80s Japanese bands like Kikeiji, Aburadako, Masturbation, The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka, The Sadist, Shoujo-Ningyo etc. "Aka" is a Japanese word for "red".

Aka () "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (GL-006ES) - $35
New/unplayed stock copy!

"Feikki" 7" EP - Crash Mag, 1991, Finland, Fold-out sleeve, (Crash-2) - $9
Classic Finnish crust from the early '90s. One of the best examples of the '90s Scandi crust bands.

Anal Massaker "Ka-Ka!!" 7" EP - Schnauf, 1991, Germany, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 619), (S-03) - $7
Rare 1st EP by this long-running German noise grind band(since '89).

Angry Ducks "S/T" 7" flexi - Office Para, 1987, Japan, Original, (R-004) - $40
Awesome and catchy Japanese Oi!/Punk. For fans of the bands like Cobra, Baws, SA, Cockney Cocks etc. Rare original flexi on Office Para label, not the '90s European bootleg. Both flexi and sleeve are in a like-new condition!

Assfort "Egoist Guidance" VHS - Flying High, 2001, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $5

B-5 (Punk's Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 100 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $75
Extremely rare and totally amazing live photo book featuring lots of classic '80s Japanese Punk/Hardcore bands as well as a few obscure ones. 2~4 pages by each band. Color and B&W photos taken circa '83~'84. The front and back covers are The Stalin. Kuro(4 pages), The Stalin(4 pages + covers), Aburadako(4 pages), Sodom(ADK-era!!!), Bradbury(a.k.a. Bloodberry, Tam's last band!!! = G-Zet + ex-Bitousha/Rebel/Sekinintenka members), The Star Club(5 pages), Kyaah, Kenzi, The Willard, Zelda, P-Model, Malin Conia, The Continental Kids, Cock C'nel, Machizo Machida(Inu), Sadie Sads, Bunretsu etc. A lot of these photos have never been published elsewhere. Full-color covers and glossy pages. Also contains the fantastic 3-page ADK Records article/discography(incl. detailed pressing infos & release month/year) with Tam's comments, and some zine reviews. Probably the best thing about this book is that it has the ultra-rare(and awesome looking!) live photos of early Sodom from their early HC era, and ofcourse Bloodberry!!(Hiromi looks fucking hot!!) If you're a serious ADK fan/collector, you know these bands are the very important part of the Japanese HC/Punk history and how hard to even find their photos. These are some of the very few existing official photos by them. Killer large color live shots of Bloodberry's female singer Hiromi(ex-Rebel & Bitousha) and a few small shots of Tam, which must have been taken right before he disappeared(or died?). Never actually seen their photos or early Sodom photos elsewhere, and especially since Bloodberry got to play only a very few shows after changing the name from G-Zet, I doubt so many live photos of them even exist. This book was published by a small publisher that mainly did the underground sub-culture and porno magazines(a.k.a. "ero-hon"). Oddly, there used to be good amount of non-major porno mags covering the Punk/HC stuff in Japan back then. They were not widely distributed and you could buy them only from the porno vending machines(!!) often seen in Japan back in the '80s or some sleazy porno shops, definitely not from the regular book stores. Well known fact that Michiro Endo used to work for those companies as a part time model/actor and appeared in some of the mags and videos before The Stalin got on a major label. They're worth a lot of $$$ nowadays and The Stalin/Michiro collectors(in Japan) are looking for 'em.

Balzac "Hands Of 9 Evils -It's Only Fear-" 7" EP - DiwPhalanx, 2000, (PX-055) - $5
This limited 7" was only officially available with the Kubrick box set by Medicom Toys.

Battlescard "Absolute Mayhem" Demo Tape - Self, 2007, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $7

Bayonettes, The "S/T" Demo CD-R - Self, 2004, Canada, (No Cat. #) - $3
Catchy, female-fronted punk rock from Canada. Have the 7"s out on Deranged Records.

Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, w/ Sticker, (D.A.R. #007) - $15
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 Jug No.15 - Zine - Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, Full-color covers, 50 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $55 (SOLD)
Yes, this zine was done by Blue Jug Records, the label that put out the first two Kuro records and co-released the Gai and Confuse flexi's with Violent Party label. The Blue Jug zine/label was active in the '80s Kyushu punk scene. The zine usually featured a bunch of local punk, hardcore and new wave bands such as The Swankys, Gai, Kuro, Confuse, No Cut, Gess, Lydia Cats, The Rockers, The Roosters, Modern Dollz etc. as well as some non-Kyushu area bands. I've seen a few different issues with the rare live photos and the demo review of Sieg-Heil. Although this particular issue(No.15) seems to contain less HC articles than the other issues I've seen, the awesome thing about is that the large, full-color Kuro photo on the front cover. Looks really cool. Also two pages with more photos and interview by them, as well as the release ad for the "Who The Helpless" 8" EP. What makes this issue even more special is that, there's actually a small Sieg-Heil live photo from "Control Gig"(the series gigs organized by Gai) that's not available elsewhere. Yes, you heard it right, the actual Sieg-Heil photo is in this zine. Their photos or articles are so rare to find that even the Overthrow Records dude requested the people(esp. old punks from Kyushu) to send in any possible existing photos prior to the 12" reissue, so he could print them on the insert and such, however didn't get so many responses(as you can see the results if you own the 12").

Chaos U.K. "Just Mere Slaves" LP - Selfish, 1986, UK, Original, Japan-only release, 300 pressed(?), (BEL-12001) - $45
Rare Japanese release on Selfish Records(the first release of the label). The songs were recorded with Mower on vocals during their first Japanese tour in '85. The studio and live tracks on each side. Gauze, Sakevi, Lip Cream, Ghoul, Execute, Outo, Gastunk are credited in the thanks list. I've seen many online resources stating that this LP was limited to 300 copies, but I can't confirm the accuracy of that info:

Cobra "Stand The Pressure" LP - AA, 1984, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ flexi, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (AA-013) - $60 (SOLD) Legendary 1st LP by Cobra. Includes 12 tracks. This is the original 1st pressing that comes with a bonus 7" flexi, containing the exclusive unreleased tracks "Everybody Messed Up" & "Doing All Right". All the lyrics are printed on an inner-bag sleeve. An absolutely essential LP. Earlier line-up with ex-Zouo bassist Happy. He later joined Gudon as a singer in Hiroshima and did vocals on most of their records.

Cobra "Wrong Way " 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-020) - $8

Cobra "Never Give Up" VHS - Public Red, 1989, Japan, Ltd. to 555 copies, (PR-0001) - $45
Super-rare and hard to find, self-released limited VHS-only release(never been reissued on DVD) containing their great reunion show in Kyoto, before the band signed to a major label and got HUGE. Featuring their best line-up ever with Naoki(ex-orig. Cobra & Laughin' Nose, now in SA) and Pon(ex-Nashi & Laughin' Nose, now in L.N. again). Totally killer live footage. Professionally recorded and packaged.

Collapse Society "S/T" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1994, Japan, Ltd. mail order-only edition on clear yellow vinyl(100~200 pressed?), Yellow sleeve, (Overthrow-008) - $45

Coma "In A Coma...." 7" EP - ADK, 1985, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-25E) - $29
ex-Kikeiji and Phaidia members. Awesome post-punk/darkwave with a Killing Joke influence! Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records.

Comes, The "No Side" LP - Dogma/City Rocker, 1983, Japan, Original, Textured sleeve, Insert, (DOG-2) - $135
Note: The back sleeve has some small spots from minor discoloration, but it doesn't look that bad at all.

Comes, The "Power Never Die" 12" - Captain/Dear, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0033-M/DR-001) - $38
Well worth getting it for Chitose's picture on the front sleeve alone! And, who said this album is bad?! Really heavy, aggressive and metallic punk. It's defintely not a "bad metal record"! It's just in a different style from what they sounded like earlier. I dig this album.

Comes, The "No Outsider"(No Side + Outsider) LP - Hirohito Era Hardcore, 2009, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (HEHC-1) - $17

Confuse "Nuclear Addicts" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear red flexi, (Violent Party EP 2) - $78
According to the Blue Jug label site. 1000 copies each of the Gai, Confuse and Kuro flexi's were pressed.

Confuse "Spending Loud Night" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (Confuse 6/KK 1001C) - $55 (SOLD)
Their earliest recording from 1983(possibly from their 1st demo), even before the "Indignation" demo and the "Nuclear Addicts" flexi. Kings World Records put it out the four years after. These tracks are ultra-raw and noisy. Classic Kyushu noise-core at its best.

Confuse "Stupid Life" 12" - Kings World, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KW12CS-004) - $98 (SOLD)
The hardest to find Confuse record in awesome condition. Since at least a few thousand copies each of their other records(except the 1st flexi) were pressed, it makes sense why this one, being limited to 1000 copies, don't pop up as often as the others do. Also, this 12" was released in 1989 and not 1992 like some websites say. The reissue CD came out in 1992. I remember seeing copies of this 12" on the shelves at some record shops in Japan when it first came out sometime before the '90s.

Confuse "Old Master" CD - J.A.P./Crown, 1989, (JPD-410) - $60
Ultra-rare official collection CD from 1989. It was released on a major label(!!) and for some unknown reason went out of print like a month after its release. Contains a FULL version of the "Nuclear Addicts" flexi('84) with an outtake track "Merciless Game" from the same recording session that was omitted from the actual flexi release, "Contempt For The Authority..." EP, and tracks from the
"Jisatsu Omnibus" comp. 8" EP('84) and the "Neo?" comp. LP('88, mega-rare Kyushu punk/wave comp.)

Confuse "Indignation" 12" - Confuse/Anarchy Centre Recordings, 1997, Japan, 1500 pressed, Orig. sticker on shrinkwrap, Insert, (Chaotic: LP-008) - $55 (SOLD)

Official limited vinyl issue of the legendary 13-track demo tape from '84. Recorded prior to the 1st flexi. One of the best Confuse materials for sure. Self-released on the band's own Anarchy Center and Confuse Records. Killer band photos/artworks on the sleeve!
Crow "Kontonshin" 7" EP - Crow, 1998, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (CROW-02) - $35

Crow "Shuuen No Tobira"(a.k.a. "The Door Of The End") 12" - Crow, 1999, Japan, 600 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 303), Blue vinyl, (CROW 4) - $85

Crow "Hametsu No Haoto" 12" - Crow, 2007, Japan, 1000 pressed, Orig. 1st press, (CROW-05) - $45

Cut "Naturalist So Anarchist" 7" EP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Insert, (KWSP-002) - $17
'90s Kyushu punk band featuring the ex singer of Last Child and Space Invaders(post-Swankys band by Watch). Cool raw punk rock. Totally in the vein of the late Swankys, Last Child and the late '80s~early '90s Kings World related bands, but Cut played their songs rawer and louder! This is the first and only EP release by them. Includes 5 tracks.

DxSxUx "Faster Than You Will Ever Live To Be" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Denmark, Pro-copied cassette, (No Cat. #) - $7
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.

David Stormer "Limit" 7" EP - Circle, 1998, Japan, Insert, tour flyer & sticker, (CC-001) - $5
Ultra-fast and manic thrashcore with harsh insane vocals. The music is tight as hell. For fans of Crucial Section, Razors Edge, Total Fury, Jellyroll Rockheads, Lie, Flash Gordon etc.

Deadlock "Fear Will Continue" 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, (NM+/VG+), (D.I.Y.-EP-004) - $20
One of the lesser-known, early D-beat raw crust bands from Tokyo, for fans of Battle Of Disarm, Crocodile Skink, Disclose, Life, Final Bloodbath, Abraham Cross, Framtid etc.

Deathreat "S/T" CD - Partners In Crime, 1999, US, (PIC-003) - $4

Deceiving Society "Detonation Cruster" 12" - Crust War, 2001, Japan, (Crust War-009) - $48

Deconstruction "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2003(?), Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 323), (No Cat. #) - $25
Dark crust from Tokyo with ex and current members of Frigöra, Collapse Society and Life. The singer Toru(ex-Frigöra) currently sings for Alliance. I believe this is their 2nd demo, not the one that's titled "Alternative Society".

Def. Master "The Fear Of God" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1993, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-005) - $3

Deride "F.T.L.E.(Full Throttle Local Energy)" 7" EP - Mangrove, 1999, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (ROOT-017) - $4
High-energy Japanese HC from Niigata. Long out of print 1st EP. They also have the EP's out on Underground Warder and Kangaroo Records.

Descontrolados "S/T" CD - Latin Core/Resistencia, 200?, Ecuador, (LCR 006) - $5
Official discography CD by the first Ecuadorian punk band formed in '86. Contains the '88 demo and the "Piedad" EP.

Desperate Children "Chaos/Fuck Day/I Love Punk" 7" flexi - Joy Riders, 1986, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $55
Another unknown but a killer '80s band from Kyushu(Nagasaki). Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style that came out of the Kyushu area, but still AWESOME noisy and chaotic HC/Punk!!!! The first two songs sound kinda noisecore-ish and the last song is in The Swankys vein. Highly recommend for fans of The Swankys(early), Gai, Gess, Gedon, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise, Screaming Noise, Kings World Records stuff or early Disorder and Chaos UK. Rare self-released flexi by this great obscure band. Additional note: I recently acquired the info that the singer from this band is the same guy who did vocals for Gess, the Kyushu noisecore band known for thier killer demo on Gai's Violent Party label and the "Pinch & Ouch!" and "Down Town Street Punker" comp tracks. Can anybody confirm if this info is correct!?

Destroyer "S/T" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2003, Germany, Insert, (625 #126) - $2

Dezerter "Ku Przyszłości" 7" EP - Tonpress, 1983, Poland, Printed die-cut sleeve, (N-65) - $25
Comes with a photocopy of the rare original xerox picture sleeve which was originally attached to a very few copies by the band.

Disarray "In Search Of The Miraculous" 7" EP - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, (CS-2) - $45

Discard "Death From Above" 7" EP - Jesus Kudd, 1990, Sweden, Orig. 1st press of 960 copies, Finn Rec. mail order insert, (JKR 001) - $32

Discarga "S/T" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Brazil, (625 #42) - $2

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 ever made. Probably most copies were distributed in the local Kochi area. Trade prefered!

Disclose "Demo & Live '92" Tape - Self, 1993, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $45
Contains their earliest materials incl. the "Crime" 1st demo('92) with the original singer and Kawakami on guitar, the "Conquest" 2nd demo('93) with Kawakami on guitar/vocals, plus the '92 live recording.

Disclose "Fear Of The War" Demo Tape - Japankore/Crust, 1993, Japan, Ltd. to 250 copies, Unnumbered sleeve, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)

Disclose "The Aspects Of War" Cassette EP - Crust War/Chaos Of Destruction, 1997, Japan, Ltd. to 200 copies, Pro-printed & hand-numbered sleeve(# 142), (Crust War 004/Chaos Of Destruction 001) - (Trade or Offer)
Very limited, tape-only release on Crust War Records and Kawakami's old label Chaos Of Destruction Records. It was a split release by these two label. One of the toughest to find Disclose and Crust War releases for sure. Really nice one.

Disclose "Nightmare Or Reality" 12" - MCR, 1999, Japan, Insert, (MCR-145) - $40

Disclose "Apocalypse Of Death" 12" - Dan-Doh, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on 12" format, Label catalog flyer, (Dan-Doh 047) - $40

Disclose "The Sound Of Disaster" Tape - Distort/Game Of The Arseholes, 2003, Japan, Ltd. to 500 copies, Pro-copied cassette & pro-printed sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $15

Dislike "Noise E.P." Demo Tape - Crust War, 1999, Japan, (Crust War-006) - $48
Rare early Crust War release. This tape is much better than their EP. The EP tracks are just some crappy ass noise(although I know some of the noisecore freaks out there dig that record...), but on this tape they play more "established" crusty and solid noisecore. It's been one of my all-time favorite Crust War releases. Never seen the original one for sale outside of Japan. Might be of interest for those serious Crust War completists?

Doku-Buta (毒ブタ) (Poison Pig) "Go! Go! People" 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $30
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 worshiped 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...? I don't hear any Pere Ubu-ish sound in the Doku-Buta songs)

Doom "Doomed From The Start-The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Orig. Japanese pressing, Gatefold sleeve, (DISCLP 5) - $35
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.

Double Bogys "Tight Rope" CD - Captain/Gong, 1989, Japan, (GONG-6011) - $10
Speedy and melodic punk from Osaka. Really cool band that was actually quite well known in Japan back in the late '80s. Melodic but not in the "typical" bay area punk rock style. Definitely more in the vein of those British melodic punk bands from the late '80s to early '90s, with that Japanese punk catchiness. Very unique and original style of punk rock. Kinda hard to compare them to any other bands.

Down By Law "Anti ..." 7" EP - Voice Of A Generation, 1991, Japan, Mini insert, (Voice Of A Generation 002) - $30
Alright, this is Down By Law from Japan, not the boring ass Epitaph band from the U.S. with the same name. Almost nobody knows about this band, but this EP rips hard as hell. Fast and heavy, straight-forward Japcore with great noisy guitar!! Great cover artwork, too. Could easily be on Selfish Records if it came out a few years earlier. Some of their songs remind me of Outo. Down By Law existed from the late '80s to early '90s. As far as I know, this is their only ever vinyl release by them.

ExTxA(Epileptic Terror Attack) "We Are The Attack" 7" EP - Deranged, 2002, Sweden, Insert, (Deranged Youth-31) - $3

Earwigs, The "Really Short And Unofficial August 1990 Rehearsal Tape" One-sided 7" EP - Fuck Music Productions/Disorderly Domain, 2007, US, (FMP-01) - $3

Effigy "Evil Fragments" 12" - Dark Age, 1999, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Dark Age-001) - $45
New/unplayed stock copy!

Enlarge "S/T" 7" EP - Laboratory, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, 2 x insert, (labo-009) - $3

Esperanza Viva "Inside Of People's Head" Demo Tape - Jugueto Disco, 2005, Japan, w/ Patch, (JxDx 001) - $5

Evance "False Peace" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, (HG-093) - $20
Their 2nd EP with 4 blazing Japcore tracks. After this one they put out the "Fucker! Fucker! Fucker!" EP on Fast Nail Records and the split 12" with Jabara. Too bad they ended up breaking up without doing the full-length LP! The singer later formed Crossface with ex-members of Liberate, Ai and Jabara. The drummer formed The Slowmotions with an ex-Acid, Macrofarge & Liberate singer(btw, the early Slowmotions 7"s with him on vocals were great!) and the guitarist plays in Warhead.

Evance "Fucker! Fucker! Fucker!" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, Insert, (NAIL-02) - $28
Rare 3rd EP on Fast Nail Records, the old label ran by Zigyaku who plays/played in many bands like Judgement, Bastard, Gudon, Asylum, Germicide, Ogreish Organism, Half Years(and what else?) It's one of the only three releases that was put out by this short-lived but killer label. The other two are the Warhead and Forward EP's. The Forward EP is fairly easy to find here since the band sold some copies during their first U.S. tour, but for some reason the Warhead EP and this one are hard to come by. Anyways, what you get here is some top-notch Burning Spirits style, traditional Japcore in the vein of Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Fucking brilliant!!

Evolved To Obliteration "S/T" 7" EP - Clean Plate, 1996, US, Grey marbled vinyl, Pressing info sheet, (CP-11) - $4
Ultra-raw and harsh powerviolence from CA. Max from 625 Thrashcore, Spazz, Plutocracy, Capitalist Casualties, WHN? etc. on vocals.

Execute, The "An Omen Of Fear" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7009) - $48
Their only release with Chelsea(Poison/Death Side/Paintbox) on drums besides the Mino-5 tracks on the "Enjoy Your Youth..." comp LP which he also played drums on. The singer at that time, Chatara, later went on to form Geizz with Jotaro from Mobs, Last Bomb, Tetsu-Arrey etc.

Exit Hippies "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, 700 pressed, (Paank-015) - $22
The long out-of-print 1st EP by these crazy-ass, fucked-up, drug-filled, trans lovin', noisecore hippie crusties from Tokyo. I think they're already broken up though. Released on Paank Levyt, the Japanese HC label ran by some legendary dude known to be a totally rad weirdo who apparently often shows up at punk/hc shows all dressed up gangsta/hip hop style. Can't be more hardcore than that!

Eyesore "S/T" Tape - Hardcore Survives, 2008, Japan, Ltd. to 300, 1st edition w/ red obi, Pro-copied, (Tape-003) - $8

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $9
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.

FBI (Future Blast Israel) "Heavy Petting" Tape - Kings World, 1992, Japan, Outer slipcase package, (KWCT-004) - $38
Watch's unknown HC project band after The Swankys! This one is really cool. Musically, it doesn't sound like any of his other bands or projects. It's more in the vein of the '80s U.S. hardcore, but with that typical Watch-styled snotty vocals! The music is fast, simple and straight-forward hardcore but they sound somewhat humorous as most of his bands usually are. I mean, if you're the fan of The Swankys and the other Watch related bands, you know what to expect. Gotta love the band's name and what "FBI" stands for. However, they misspelled the word "Israel" and the package and cassette labels say "Islael", of course. This band might have been a one time studio-only project, but I'm not totally sure about it. Includes 13 tracks. The cardboard slipcase package says: "1st Demo Tracks Album". Very, very rare cassette-only, super obscure release on Kings World Records. Never been reissued on CD or vinyl. Yes, Kings World actually put out many limited tape releases that's not very well known, like the ones by The S.C.U.M., Bastly Backs(cool band!), The Last Child etc.

Final Bombs "Very Fragile Thing" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, Ltd. mail order-only edition on clear green vinyl(100~20 pressed?), (Overthrow-021) - $30
ex-Last Bomb. The 1st EP by this long-running metallic Japcore band, after putting out a few records(as Last Bomb) and the 1st CD on Selfish Records. Final Bombs consisted of Bear Bomb(ex-Ghoul) on guitar/vocals, Misa(ex-Rap & Kyaah) on drums.

Floor "Heather" 7" EP - Noise Vacuum, 1994, US, Mounted photo on textured sleeve, Stamped & numbered on back sleeve(# 0892), Label logo stamped inner-sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $15

Floor "Madonna" 7" EP - Bovine, 1994, US, (# BO 18) - $18

Forward "Act Then Decide" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1997, Japan, Insert, (BSR-022) - $17

Forward "Feel The Core Of Self" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-080) - $17

Forward "What Are You Gonna Get?" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, (NAIL-01) - $22

Framtid "Reh Demo #1" Demo Tape - Crust War, 1997, Japan, Original!!!, (Crust War 005) - (Trade or Offer)
Their first ever demo tape/recording. Very few copies made. One of the earliest Crust War Records releases. I'd rather trade this gem than sell it. Check out my want list that's posted in a separate page.

Framtid "8 Track EP" 7" EP - Crust War, 1999, Japan, Orig. 1st press, (Crust War-008) - $60

Framtid "Under The Ashes" LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Orig. 1st press, (Crust War-018) - $58

Freedom "Last Revolution" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, 6-panel poster sleeve, (AA-005) - $65
Freedom is definitely one of the most overlooked Japcore bands from this era. Criminally underrated in my opinion. Has possibly the shittiest and the worst front sleeve artwork I've ever seen. If just see the front sleeve and have never heard their music, you wouldn't wanna buy it. Inside the poster sleeve there are many band photos that's pretty enjoyable to look at. Musically, it's totally in the vein of Zouo, Mobs, Ghoul, GISM, Rapes, A.T.-Det, The Clay, The Execute, Geizz, Demolition etc. You get the idea. Dark, solid and metallic Japcore with that violent gruff vocal style ala Sakevi or Cherry. Really good and heavy shit! Includes 4 tracks, Suicide, Last Revolution, Shit Babies and Freedom System. The guitarist Belley also played in War Painted City Indian, Laughin' Nose and might also have been in Mohawks at some point. The only ever Freedom release and it's on AA Records. This EP is somewhat hard to come by, compared to some of the other early AA releases.

Frigöra "Dance Of The Plague-Bearer" LP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, (Overthrow-022) - $85

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Ltd. edition w/ hard carton box package & CD-size logo sticker, (LUV-514) - $90

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $75

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 1200 pressed, Ltd. 3rd press w/ new label design(by Sakevi) & slipcase package, New/Unplayed/Sealed, (LUV-514) - $60

G.I.S.M. "+R Regicide Reverberation" 2 x VHS - Beast Arts, 2002, Spray-painted outer package, (81692-2A2/2B2) - $75 (SOLD)

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $75
According to the Blue Jug label site. 1000 copies each of the Gai, Confuse and Kuro flexi's were pressed.

Gaizi (害児) "Gakon-Fumetsu"(My Immortal Soul) 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $55
Killer traditional Japcore with a Burning Spirits taste. Definitely one of the better bands in this style from the mid '90s. For fans of Judgement, Bastard, Tetsu-Arrey, Death Side, Forward, Crude, Warhead, Nightmare etc. This EP almost never pops up for sale for some reason. Gaizi also had a split EP with Gaki and that one is also kinda hard to come by.

Gas "The Day After" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, w/ "Why" newsletter insert, (GL-002ES) - $78
Just a few infos on the insert. Not all copies of this Gas flexi or any other Jisatsu Label releases came with the newsletter insert. As far as I know, only the mail order copies did. This one is a nice, large size fold-out insert with the band photos, bio, label news etc.

Gasatsu (我殺) (a.k.a. Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-19E) - $55
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). The 1st EP by this Tokyo based band that was on the "ADK Omnibus 2" also released in '84. The drummer also played in early L.S.D. and another member was in Nira-Kodomo. Contains the 9 tracks of rough and speedy Punk/HC tunes.

Gauze "Fuck Heads" LP - ADK, 1984, Japan, Original, Insert & B-side label sheet, (ADK-22A) - $158
Very clean copy. Everything is in an awesome condition!

Gayrilla Biscuits "Hung Queens Can Suck It" 7" EP - Buddyhead, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Pink vinyl, (Buddyhead 19) - $5

Ghoul "Carry Out Fucking" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, Photo booklet insert, (No Cat. #) - $78 (ON HOLD)
The classic 1st EP by this legendary Japcore band. A very little known fact that the actual guitarist on this recording was Tatsu who played in Gastunk, Dead Cops, LSD, Gas, Nurse etc., although Max is credited as a guitarist. No catalog number stated anywhere on this release, but it should be "NRR-E002".
Additional note: This was originally recorded for the "ADK Omnibus" Vol.3 that was never released. Sometime in '84 or '85, ADK Records planned to release this compilation among a few other records like the Hiryu(ex-Masturbation) solo 7", the Par's(ex-Kikeiji) 7" and another one that I can't remember right now. Unfortunately ADK was gone for good before any of them were released.

Ghoul "Jerusalem" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, (NRR-E007) - $50 (ON HOLD)

Ghoul "Oi! Oi!" 7" flexi - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ folded sleeve & backflap, (NRR-E008) - $30 (ON HOLD)
There are two different types of the sleeve for this flexi exist. The original pressing has the folded sleeve with a back flap and the label infos etc. printed on it. The sleeve for the later pressing is just one sheet without a back flap and it doesn't say Hold Up Records anywhere.
Additional note: This was originally recorded for the "ADK Omnibus" Vol.3 that was never released. Sometime in '84 or '85, ADK Records planned to release this compilation among a few other records like the Hiryu(ex-Masturbation) solo 7", the Par's(ex-Kikeiji) 7" and another one that I can't remember right now. Unfortunately ADK was gone for good before any of them were released.

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, LP-size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $38
This EP sounds waaaaay more HC and much better than their 1st flexi. Just in my opinion, although I think the flexi was great as well, and I'm sure some fans might dig that one better. Anyways, it seems that every release they put out, their music got harder, faster and more aggressive. What you get here is 169% raging, late '80s Selfish Records style, traditional Japcore at its best. Really powerful songs here. No wimpy shit. This 2nd EP is pretty hard to come by and is rarely seen for sale outside of Japan.

Gloom "Mentally Achronistic 2000" 7" EP - MCR/Crust War, 2000, Japan, (MCR-152) - $35

Gloom "Noise Attack Devastating Tokyo City" Picture LP - MCR, 2001, Japan, 1600 pressed, Heavy gatefold sleeve, (MCR-161) - $55

Googol Plex "Nail A Lie To The Counter!" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Large fold-out insert, Textured sleeve, (Kagai Mousou 007E) - $75
Ultra-fast '80s thrashcore from Hiroshima, similar to the bands like Chicken Bowels, S.O.B., Brain Death, Rose Rose, Systematic Death, Mad Conflux etc. Some of the members went on to play in Gudon and Warhead Junk. Very rare and great EP!!!

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ insert, (Kagai Mousou 011E) - $45
Rare original pressing on Gudon's Kagai Mousou Records. It's their 1st EP from when they were still playing dark and metallic HC. Early lineup with Osamoon from Nightmare. Griffin's early stuff sounds completely different from their later punk rock style. Back then they were playing gigs with the other local bands from Osaka like S.O.B., Outo, Nightmare, Rapes, Danse Macabre etc.

Griffin FZ "Retaliation"(a.k.a. "Stain Pollution") 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $45
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. Completely unknown, but an awesome band!

Hakuchi "Gods Disturb" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1993, Japan, Insert, 600 pressed, (Overthrow-006) - $40
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, 2003, Japan, New/Unplayed, (DR-009) - $4

Hellbastard "The Good Go First" LP - Dirty Thrash, 2000, UK, Ltd. to 200 on blue vinyl(out of 500 total), Japan-only release, Gatefold sleeve, (DIRT-002) - $55
Rare, limited Japanese release on the Abraham Cross member's label Dirty Thrash Records. Contains the "Hate Militia" demo('87) tracks and a special bonus track called "12.12.81" recorded in '96. Only 500 copies were pressed and sold in Japan. This is the limited version of 200 copies on blue vinyl. Comes in a nice, heavy gatefold sleeve.

Hellchild "The Scent Of Summer Rain" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, US tour release, (HG-040) - $8

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.

Himei (悲 鳴) "S/T" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2010, Japan, 600 pressed, (HG-275) - $28 (SOLD)
Definitely my most favorite current band from Japan now. An absolutely killer, female fronted HC with the huge influences from The Comes, Gas and The Stalin. Also I hear a bit of the ADK Records influence in some of their songs. Most of the songs sound very similar to The Comes in my opinion. Totally '80s Japanese HC/Punk worship here. If you see the sleeve artwork, listen to the record and nobody tells you they're a new band, you'll think this EP came out in the early or mid '80s. Not only their music is so amazing, the production, sleeve artwork/layout and the paper quality etc., these guys did it in the perfect "'80s Japanese Punk" way with that superb underground feel. There are three different pressings of this 1st EP. Originally released by the band themselves, 500 copies were sold out within 2 weeks(!). Limited to 600 copies of this 2nd press came out on HG Fact which also sold out immediately after its release. The 3rd pressing of 500 copies on colored vinyl were made shortly after. "Himei" is the Japanese word for "Scream".

Himei (悲 鳴) "Kankin" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2010, Japan, 1000 pressed, (HG-273) - $25 (SOLD)

His Hero Is Gone "Fifteen Counts Of Arson" CD - Prank, 1997, US, (Prank 013) - $4

His Hero Is Gone "The Plot Sickens: Enslavement Redefined" CD - The Great American Steak Religion, 2000, US, (SOM-001CD) - $4

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $7
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

In Nomine Christi "S/T" 7" EP - Bucho Discos/Dekadent, 2001, Germany, Insert & booklet, (Dekadent Records 004) - $2
A review taken from : Germany's In Nomine Christi is the new band of the former Dekadent singer/ bassist Jogi and guitarist Hippy with some additional vocals by Tanja (also ex-Dekadent). The band uses a drum machine and samples as opposed to having a drummer. They play a mixture of the slow plodding pace Crust similar to Amebix meets the Industrial flavorings of Godflesh and early Pitchshifter, they also throw in faster more straight forward hardcore at times. Lyrics are in German and are highly political dealing the negative aspects of church, today's life, media and modern science but with an even more personal touch than they did in Dekadent. All in all this is a solid release and its refreshing to hear bands that don't do the typical punk sound and are willing to experiment a little bit outside the genre's confines.

Jerry's Kidz "S/T" 7" EP - Test Site, 1983, US, 2nd press w/ different artwork on oversized sleeve, (TSR-023) - $58
This is Jerry's Kidz from NM, not the Boston one. Completely underrated, but great early U.S. hardcore. This version never came with an insert. This 7" normally sells for the higher prices, actually. Both pressings are equally rare!

Judgement "Just Be..." CD - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, (HG-127) - $20
Long out of print, original Japanese issue on CD format. This one is pretty hard to find these days. Not so cheap in Japan either.

Kepone "295" 7" EP - Alternative Tentacles, 1994, US, (Virus 144) - $2

Kikieiji "Plastic Scandal" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, 1000 pressed, Printed glossy inner-bag sleeve & insert, (ADK-06E) - $110
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/
Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). Very rare and awesome 2nd EP by this legendary ADK band from Tokyo. All four songs in different styles with totally unique lyrics. Man, I love all the their releases. Such a great band. Kikeiji featured the members from some other great bands like Aburadako, G.I.S.M., Masturbation, Sister Ray, Psychi etc.

Kikieiji "Pressure" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear red flexi, 2 x insert, (ADK-10S) - $75
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records).

King Goblin "S/T" Demo Tape, Self, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $5
Japanese underground doom/sludge/stoner. Check it out if you like Corrupted, Boris, Church Of Misery, Isis, Sleep, Sunn etc.

Kuro () "Fire" 7" EP & flexi - KPP, 1985, Japan, w/ "1984 Studio" flexi, 16-page booklet & sticker, (LM-0715/KPP-006) - $158
A complete package with a bonus flexi, photo booklet and logo sticker! The bonus flexi in this set is the "1984 Studio" version(black flexi), which seems to be harder to come by than the "1983 Gig" flexi(clear red). Contains the studio outtakes from the "Who The Helpless" 8" EP session, which isn't available on any of their other releases. The A4 size booklet contains lots of cool band photos and discography. All packaged in a large, logo printed envelope. The price may seem kinda high for this one but I paid more than I should have for it, too. Considering that I've seen it(a complete set) twice on ebay this year, the last one sold for $200 in June and another one in May for $153, I don't think it's that bad. Both were the version with the "1984 flexi", by the way.

Kuro () "2.5 AD 1984 Live" Tape - Kings World, 1992, Japan, Outer slipcase package, (KWCT-005) - $55
Very rare official cassette-only release on Kings World Records. It was later reissued on the CD format but this one is the original. Contains the full live set from one of their early shows. The sound quality is excellent. The best thing about this tape is that you get to hear a few unreleased songs(the titles unknown) that's not available on any of their other releases. Also contains the killer Kuro version of the Stooges cover song! Yes, in their early days, Kuro actually did many covers of the classic punk tunes by the Heartbreakers etc. This live recording is not the same as the one that's on the "Hardcore Damnation" double discography CD(that one was recorded in '86). The tape comes in a cool cardboard outer package.

Kyojinbyo (狂人病) "Fukkatsu" CD - Museum, 1989, Japan, (HC-900608) - $45
This is the super rare CD edition of their 2nd EP, with 8 bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are from the previously unreleased studio demo. Most of the fans probably didn't know this CD even existed. It's much harder to find than the original EP or their 1st flexi.

L.O.X.(Lip Cream, Orange & X) "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, Obi, (SS-006) - $35
"L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The project band by Naoki(Lip Cream), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X, the legendary metal band). Act also played a bass for S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the ex-Ghoul singer on vocals. Their '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything else with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. L.O.X. was such an unique project that featured several different Japcore singers doing vocals for them both live and studio. There's a kick-ass boot live video with Tokurow(Bastard/Judgement) singing for them exists(search "LOX Yoshiki" on Youtube). On this 7-track album, the each song has a different singer(except Toshi on the 2 songs). The main vocalists are Ishiya(Death Side), Butaman(Tetsu-Arrey), Toshi(X), Ranko(The Continental Kids), Koh Ito(Fools) and even Naoki sings on an entire song! Yes, Naoki from Lip Cream doing vocals & guitars. Mix of wide variety of music style from hardcore, punk, metal, thrash to rock'n'roll. It's the only ever release(besides that weird track on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD) by them and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet that also put out the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, Masami solo LP, The Gaia 1st CD, Nickey & The Warriors 12", The Continental Kids LP's etc. Here's some more useless(?) infos for few obsessive collectors out there. This label was ran by the same dude from Ducasse Label(Kikeiji, Real EP's etc.) and Wechselbalg Records, who also runs I.D.N.(Inner Directs/I.D. Japan) which is a large distributor that has a HUGE tie to Sakevi, and exclusively distributes the G.I.S.M./Beast Arts releases. If you're bored, take a look the credits on your Beast Arts, Ducasse or OK Records stuff.

L.O.X.(Lip Cream, Orange & X) "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, (SS-006) - $30

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $85

Lärm "Untalented After All These Years" Tape - Bad Luck Tapes, 1989, Holland, Original!!, Red sleeve & hand-written labels, (BLT #7) - $25

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $5
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.

Last Bomb "Firing" 7" EP - Powder, 1985, Japan, (Powder Records E-01) - $65
Very rare self-released 1st EP with the original lineup including Loony(ex-Mohawks/Baws) on vocals, Cloudy(a.k.a. Kanon, ex-G.I.S.M/Front Guerrilla.) on guitar, Bear Bomb(ex-Ghoul) on bass and Misa(ex-Kyaah/Rap) on drums. It's the only release featuring Loony. Their later releases on Selfish Records had Bear Bombs on vocals and bass.

Life "The World Lies Across Them" LP - Punk Bastard, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed(?), (PB-002) - $55

Lip Cream "Close To The Edge" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12027/DONDON-007) - $75

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" CD - Captain, 1986/89, Japan, (CAP-1014-CD) - $55
This is the rare original Captain Records pressing, not the recent reissue CD. Most of the CD releases on Captain Records(like this one, the Gas "Reincarnation" CD, The Willard CD etc.) are much harder to find than the original LP's, as the label didn't press so many copies of their later CD or vinyl releases right before the end of the label around 1990 or so. Just a few additional infos about this label, since not much is known about them outside of Japan: Their LP releases have been repressed so many times and tons of copies of most of the LP's were made during 1985~1988. Captain was definitely the independent punk label, however was quite big like, let's say, the almost-major label like Epitaph. The label was part of the magazine publisher called JICC that was making this great monthly sub-culture magazine called "Takarajima"(Treasure Island) which was one of the very few "major" mags(among others like Doll or Fool's Mate) featuring a lot of the underground punk/hc/wave bands back in the '80s(later turned into the porn mag in the '90s...) For those who might or might not care, the sarcastic joke lyrics for The Swankys song "ノーギャラ"(a.k.a. "Pop Rocker", a killer tune by the way) is about Captain Rec./Takarajima, and one line goes: "Senzuri magazine, Takarajima~~~♪♪!!"(The wankin' magazine, Takarajima~~~♪♪!!) Yes, some bands and fans thought the bands on Captain are "sell out". The funny thing is that this Swankys song is on the obscure Kyushu punk comp LP called "In The Panties" which was released on..... Captain Records!

Lip Cream "Lip Cream Only" VHS - JICC/Takarajima, 1988, Japan, Original!, (VOS-4511) - $58

Maniac "Killing For Pleasure" 7" EP - Rentaracket, 1984, UK, Booklet, (RKT 1) - $30
Metal-Punk Maniac!(as the back sleeve says) Obscure '80s U.K. metallic HC. Pre-Anathema(from the Motorhate comp.) For fans of Onslaught, Sacrilege, War Wound etc.

Mino-5 "Stagnate" CD - Selfish, 1991, Japan, (BELCD-12051) - $40
Produced by Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox). An obscure Japcore band that was active in the Tokyo area from the late '80s to early '90s, featuring J.J. You from Death Side on vocals! The original members of Mino-5 included Chelsea on drums, Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey/Extinct Government) on bass and the guitarist from United. Yes, The Execute wasn't the only band Chelsea played the drums for. This is the only ever release by Mino-5 besides the "Enjoy Your Youth..." comp LP tracks from 1988. Guest choruses by Chelsea, Katsuta, Toku(Bastard) etc. Rare CD-only release on Selfish Records. Many of the late Selfish Records releases especially the CD's are pretty hard to come by. This one never originally issued with obi.

"Molugu Romance" 7" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, Insert, (PLM-042) - $48
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 tape and New Roteeka flexi. Very rare and great flexi by this obscure band from the "ADK Omnibus Vol.2" comp EP. Awesome Japanese HC here. 7 tracks of dark, metallic and aggressive as hell HC that sounds comparable to The Execute, Gas, Ziga, Rebel, L.S.D., Sex Complex Class or Bitousha. Brilliant.... fucking briliant!!!!

Murder Maniacs "Black Punk" 7" EP - Yasuo/Battle Striker, 198?, Japan, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 368), (Battle Striker 001 #1) - $5
'80s U.S. styled fast hardcore from Japan. Don't know anything about this band.