February 7, 2012

FEB. 7TH 2012 (PART 3 : SPLIT & V/A)

+++ SPLIT +++

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-02) - $20
Early release by Overthrow Records. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from the Nagoya area. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic HC that reminds me of the "Burning Spirits" style, traditional Japcore bands but with a slight crust touch. Another underrated band?

Battle Of Disarm / Hylk - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan/Finland, Label catalog flyer, (New/Unplayed), (DIY-EP-002) - $25
New/unplayed stock copy! An early DIY Records release. A split with the Finnish crust band.

Battle Of Disarm / Fleas And Lice
- 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1995, Japan/Holland, 1000 pressed, (DIY-EP-007) - $28

Blüdwülf / Toxic Holocaust "Speed N' Spikes Vol.1" 7" EP - Relapse, 2008, US, Ltd. to 400(out of 1000 total) on clear yellow/red splatter vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (RR-076) - $18

Charles Bronson / Straight Edge Kegger "Live" 7" EP - Thats Dumb, 2008, US, 99 pressed, Hand-numbered label(# 72/99), (New/Unplayed), (Thats Dumb #1) - (Trade or Offer)

Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $25
This is the first record release by Crude!

Death Side / Chaos UK - CD - Selfish, 1993, Japan, Never issued w/ obi, (BELCD-12058) - $120
Extremely rare and hard to find, original CD on Selfish Records. This album was originally released only on CD format in '93, later bootleg on vinyl in '98. Own the real thing. This CD was the last Selfish Records release and many of the CD-only releases they did right before the label ended were made in the much smaller quantity and are harder to find than the earlier vinyl releases that the label did in the '80s up to around '90. Like this CD, also the Assfort "5 Knuckle Shuffle", "Final Bombs "Dooms Day", Don Don "Borderline", Ogreish Organism "Oni", Rise From The DEad "Rock Fan Dead" or both the original Death Side CD's are rarely seen for sale.

Disaffect / Sedition "Work As One" 7" EP - Nabate/Flat Earth, 1993, UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (NAB-07/FE-12) - $13

Disclose / Hellkrusher "Why Must We Die?"(Blood Sucking Freaks III) 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan/UK, (BSR-013) - $30

Disclose / Wind Of Pain - Tape - Abnormal Tapes, 1999, Japan/Finland, Orig. '99 edition, Ltd. to 200, Hand-numbered green sleeve(# 133), (ANT 035) - $25

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $15
Dropdead members' project band Vs. Japanese political crust. Confuse rip-off sleeve artwork and logo. Includes a Crow cover by Disfuse and a Dropdead cover by P.O.I.

Effigy / Äpärät "We Knows Our Guilty/Lama On Loppumassa" 7" EP - Forest, 2001, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (森林-13) - $35
Pretty hard to come by these days. This Äpärät is from Japan, not the Finnish or Swedish ones. Scandinavian style raw crust with the lyrics in Finnish, featuring the Battle Of Disarm members. Unplayed stock copy!

Effigy / Hellshock "USA Meets Japan" 10" - Wicked Witch, 2004, Japan/US, (WWR 025) - $38

Exit Hippies / Tantrum - LP - New Smell, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (New Smell 003) - $30
Fucked-up buzzsaw noisecore chaos Vs. '80s Italian influenced distorted thrash HC.Completely different tracks from the later split 7" on Distort Records.

Extinct Government / Recharge - 7" EP - Epistrophy, 1997, Japan/Germany, (EPI 019) - $8

G.I.S.M. / Sic "Live" 7" EP - Coretic, 2000, Japan, 200 pressed(?), Hand-numbered label(# 121/200), Pink vinyl, (No Cat. #) - $18

Gakimusha-Rousoku (餓鬼武者蝋燭) (a.k.a. Distorted Samurais) / Pipyu - 7" flexi - Bleeding Heart, 1985, Japan, Insert, Screen printed sleeve, Clear red flexi, (Bleeding Heart Records 012) - $28

Grimness(69) / Groinchurn "Mucsical Holocaust/Kill For The Devil" 7" EP - Ecatombe Produzioni, 2001, Italy/South Africa, 800 pressed, Insert, (TOMB 003) - $5

Hellchild / Gigatic Khmer "Maniac Psycho Abyss" 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, Japan, (TLIS-05) - $10
A long out of print, early Japanese death metal split release on Genoa's label, Strtange Records. The Gigatic Khmer singer/bassist Masami Chiba later played in Shellshock and Doom. This is their only release besides the demo called "A Fetus" that came out in the late '80s. It's also the very first record release of Hellchild after a few demos. One of their earliest recorded materials is on this split.

Lärm As Fuck / Humus "Campaign For Musical Destruction" 7" EP - Wasted Youth Power, 2003, Holland, 1000 pressed, Die-cut picture sleeve w/ printed inner-bag sleeve, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (WYP 008) - $17
The Lärm reunion release with their classic tunes re-recorded in 2003. Humus are metallic and thrashy Dutch crustcore. Neat packaging. Long out of print.

Minch / Sloth "Parmania" 7" EP - Agromosh/My Cheap Ass Life, 2008, US, 700 pressed on black(out of 1000 total), (AGRO #027/MCAL #004) - $5

9 Shocks Terror / Devoid Of Faith - 7" EP - Gloom, 1997, US, w/ 9 Shocks Terror lyrics insert, Purple marbled vinyl, (Gloom-002) - $5

Repos, The / Fourteen Or Fight - 7" EP - Gloom, 2004, US, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (Gloom-031) - $5

S.D.S. / The Hong Kong Knife "Tiger Hole Range Split 7" Series Vol.7" - 7" EP - Loft/Tiger Hole, 1998, Japan, (THRS-007) - $20

3-Way Cum / AxOxSx(Another Oppressive System) - 7" EP - Skit, 1996, Sweden/US, (SR-001) - $6

Slight Slappers / Hated Principles - 7" EP - Blurred, 1996, Japan/US, (Blurred-08) - $8

So What / The Rustler - 7" EP - Axxe, 1990, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AXEP-1) - $38
A fine split between two classic Japcore bands from Shizuoka city where lots of great Japcore bands came out of during the '80s to the '90s, such as Deadless Muss, Innocents, Mental, Griffin F.Z., Zamza, Zone, 8000, Swindle Bitch, Sugar, Raid etc.

Tantrum / Easies "Alcohol Life... Drunks Till We Die" 7" EP - Depression, 2007, Japan, Insert, (DEP-006) - $12

Toxic Noise / Shoka-Furyo (消化不良) "Much Ado About Nothing" 7" flexi - New Age Core, 1991(?), Japan, (VG/NM+), (New Age Core-001F) - $12
Not so well known fact that there are two different version of this release exist. The first edition is on New Age Core label, has a B&W sleeve with a folded flap that has the band photos printed on. The second/later issue is on J.S.R. Records(most likely the same label, changed the name) and has a red sleeve without a folded flap. Another release by J.S.R. is a pretty cool comp CD called "Missionary Brings Of Cataclysm" from '90 or '91. By the way, I always liked this unknown band Shoka-Furyo since I first heard their 1st flexi(self-released in '87, very hard to find). I can't seem to find any info regarding them though...
Note: The flexi has a several visible dents but mostly on the blank surface near the center part that no music is recorded on, and they don't affect playing. Played fine on my record player. The sleeve is in a great shape.

Victims Of Greed / Scum Noise "Fight For Freedom/The Power Has No Power..." 7" EP - F.F.T., 1998, Japan/Brazil, Insert & label flyer, (F.F.T.-016) - $12
Japanese Vs. Brazilian raw crust split EP that kicks major ass. I'd recommend both bands to any young and horny(and not so horny) crusties who love jerkin' off to the noise of Disclose, Framtid, Life, Doom, Besthöven, Discharge, S.D.S., Abraham Cross, Skitsystem, Totalitär, Discard, Gloom, Result, Antiauthorize and all that good 'n' juicy stuff. You know the drill.

Yellow Machinegun / Nunchaku - 7" EP - Rotten Orange/Howling Bull, 1996, Japan, (RTO-E0005) - $2
All-girl heavy thrashcore Yellow Machinegun Vs. intense manic thrashin' HC band Nunchaku. Really good stuff.


A Farewell To Arms - LP - Nuclear Blast, 1986/88, Japan, Label catalog insert, (NB 009) - $35
Gauze / The Execute / Lip Cream / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Originally released on Selfish Records in '86. Classic Japcore comp. Needless to say, the whole album is amazing with this killer line-up. One of the Gastunk tracks called "Alfa In 201"(great tune) is exclusive to this release and can't be found elsewhere. It's one of their earliest songs and has never been included on any of their other releases.

ADK Omnibus Vol.2 (Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $70
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - This is the volume two of the ADK Records comp's. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The whole compilation is awesome. This record went sold out in less than 3 weeks from its release. The Glycerin tracks are much rawer and more chaotic HC sounding than their songs on the later 8" EP on AA Records from '87. Molugu simply kills!

All Crusties Spending Loud Night '97 (Crust War Presents) - VHS - Crust War/MCR, 1998, Japan, Ltd. to 1000 copies, NTSC format, (MCR-123) - $25
Disclose / Gloom / Life / Crocodile Skink - Produced/released by Crust War and distributed by MCR.

Apathy = Self Destruction - 7" EP - F.F.T., 1999, Japan, Poster sleeve, (F.F.T.-017) - $15
Result / Order / Tomorrow / Isolation - I'm pretty sure all the materials on this compilation are exclusive to this release. Includes an early Order material with original singer!

The Bottom Rise Up The Top
- 8" flexi - Devilish, 1989, Japan, (Devilish Records f-003) - $45
Asbestos / Juntess / Slaver / Yellow Label - Rare late '80s Japanese HC comp with an early Asbestos material. These tracks kick ass!! I don't think Yellow Label had any own releases, just the tracks appeared on this one, the "Kakumei" comp LP and a few others. Their tracks on this flexi are really good, too!

Chaos Of Destruction (A Japanese Raw H.C. Compilation) - 3 x LP - Dan-Doh/Chaos Of Destruction, 1997, Japan, Large booklet & label flyer, (Dan-Doh 017/C.O.D.-002) - $85
Frigöra / Disclose / Reality Crisis / Life / Screaming Noise / Order / Result / Anti Authorize / Humpty Dumpty / Crocodile Skink / Aparat / Future Now!! / Gentle / The Attacked(Feat. The Last Survivors singer) / Corrosion / Gouka / Daston / Abolish / G.J.P.B. / Ominous Omen / Extinct Government / Hazard / Argue Damnation / The Discocks / Judgement Disorderly /The Little Bastards / Deadlock - Massive compilation of the mid '90s Japanese HC/Crust bands. This comp covers most of the finest bands from that era. Split release by Dan-Doh and Kawakami(Disclose)'s old label called Chaos Of Destruction Records. Produced and compiled by Kawakami. Very hard to find. Sold out very quickly at the time of the release. You get to hear the early materials by some of the best current Japanese bands that are still active, as well as some lesser known bands. Includes 3 tracks by each band.

Corruption - LP - For The Deaf, 1988, Japan, Insert, (A-23890) - $75
Deadless Muss / So What / Jyuden-Souchi(充電装置 ) / Dooms Day / Deathly Terror Gills / Cheeky - Very rare comp with some of the classic and a few obscure '80s Japcore bands. For The Deaf Records did only two other releases, the Dooms Day flexi and the "Intensive Care Unit" comp LP.

Cry Of Soul - 7" EP - Crow, 1997, Japan/US/Finland, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow Records-3/VA-1) - $28
Crow / Final Bombs / His Hero Is Gone / Selfish

Down Town Street Punker (Violent Party Omnibus) - CD - Anarchy Centre Recordings, 1995, Japan, (Chaotic: CD-009) - $40
Gai / Confuse / Gess / No Cut / Gedon / Craps - Originally released as cassette on Gai's Violent Party label in '85. This is the official CD reissue on Anarchy Centre, which I believe was the ex-Confuse member's label. Killer band photos on this reissue. Check this out here:

Everybody Is Afraid Of Death (Fast-One HC/Punk Compilation Tape 2) - Tape - Fast-One, 1990, Japan, (OP-002F) - (Trade or Offer)
Z / S.D.S. / Don Don / Dooms Day / Beyond Description / Jhishin-Kajoh(自信過剰) / Bullshit / Fuck Geez - What makes this tape awesome is that it contains the rare Z tracks recorded in 1986 and 1988 when they were still playing raw-as-fuck noisecore. The '86 track might be from the demo tape that came out prior to the "Violent Action" flexi('86). The other track "Not Dead" should be completely unreleased elsewhere. The comp tape itself was released in 1990, but their tracks are older recordings. Their split EP tracks from 1991 sounded pretty different and aren't as good as the earlier stuff. That one doesn't seem so popular among fans. The "I'll Gather Up" comp 8" also has the late '80s material by Z. This tape also has some of the earliest S.D.S. materials which aren't included on any of their other releases. This is the rare original copy with the labels on both sides of the cassette. I think it was put out by the Z member.

Fledgling Punx (Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, (NR-001E) - $28
Gagize / Re Zist / Sword / Weedy Eggs - This is a really good obscure Japanese HC comp. Released on the DonDon singer Yoshikawa's old label. Re Zist and Gagize are known for their great flexi's on Half Alive Records. Sword and Gagize are also on the "Shodoku Gig" LP on Selfish Records. The front sleeve photo has a crowd of punks from some show and there's young Ishiya from Death Side smiling in the middle of the crowd.

Go Ahead Make My Day (Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $65
Bastard / Asbestos / Don Don / SiC / Complete / Sweats / Sicilian Blood / F.V.K. / Idora - All the bands' recordings are exclusive to this rare comp. The Bastard material is not even included in the official discography CD. Different version of the classic tune "Wind Of Pain"!! The Sicilian Blood songs are very good on this comp., with that Gauze sounding, in-your-face Japcore style. Oddsness label was made only to release the "Smashing Oddsness" 8" EP(Deathside, Crück etc.) and this LP. Sweats featured the ex and later members of Rocky & The Sweden, Headless, Systematic Death, Idora etc.

Got Drunk More Fuckkk (A Tribute To Dead Kennedys) - 7" EP - Skinny Dip, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Stamped & numbered insert(# 160), (DIP-005) - $8
Razors Edge / Argue Damnation / The Futures / Paluka / More Noise For Life

I'm Going Ape #2 - 7" EP - No Fucking Labels, 2006, US/Holland, 500 pressed, Clear vinyl, Insert, label flyer & black die-cut inner-sleeve, (NFL-17) - $5
Straight Edge Kegger / N.O.Y.F.B.(None Of Your Fucking Business) / Gorgonized Dorks / CSMD

Intentional Wars - 7" EP - MCR, 1994, Japan, 700 pressed, (MCR-075) - $8
Back Rush / D.D.T. / Beasted Front / Bolt / Organs Of Shose

Johann's Face & Dumpsterland Present - 7" EP & Zine - Johann's Face/Dumpsterland, 1994, US, (JFR 012) - (Trade or Offer)
The Rejected / The Mushuganas / No Empathy / Oblibion / Small Unfriendly Rodents - Here's a SUPER-RARE '90s Chicago punk/hardcore comp. 7" with Dumpsterland zine # 7. The Rejected was Mark McCoy's band before Charles Bronson. A very obscure band indeed. It's probably their only recording ever. The Mushuganas had Ebro from Los Crudos, Charles Bronson, MK-Ultra, Punch In The Face, Ruination etc.

Jisatsu Omnibus - 8" EP - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, (GL-005E) - $85
Confuse / The Sexual / Ziga (自我) / M-78 - An absolutely iller comp by the Gas members' Jisatsu label. M-78 was the special studio project band by Shigeru(Systematic Death), Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops/Gas/Nurse), Max(Ghoul/F.O.A.D.) and Tatsuya(Gas). Ziga(or Jiga) had the original Gas singer from the "No More Hiroshima" flexi. Great HC from Hiroshima in the vein of The Execute. The Confuse tracks on this comp are possibly from their earliest recording. The recording date credited inside the sleeve is definetly earlier than the "Indignation" demo. The Sexual is from Kochi city and is known for the songs covered by Disclose, Besthoven and Kriegshog these days.

Last Monarcho Punk Austria - LP - Noize Art, 2006, Austria, 500 pressed, Insert, (Noize 03) - $10
Shock Troop / Sotatila / Kurwa Aparata / Böslinge / Jugend Der Apathie / Amnesie Antinational / Furie / Deadline

Live Target - DVD - Coalition, 2005, Int'l, Region free(Code 0), Insert, (New/Unplayed), (LKW 075) - $7
Lärm(Live in Germany/Holland) / Seein Red(in Japan) / Das Oath(in Japan) / Tear It Up(in Holland) / The Rites(in UK) / Smackdown(in Sweden) / The Horror(in UK)

Losing Your Way Volume: 2 - 7" flexi - Skinny Dip, 1999, Japan, Insert, Folded inner-sleeve/insert, (DIP-002) - $10
Total Fury / Exclaim / Vivisick / Charm / Disco Kicks / Hope / Restrain / Trademarks

My Meat's Your Poison - LP - Kagai Mousou, 1987, Japan, (Kagai Mousou 008L) - $80
Lip Cream / Gudon / Systematic Death / S.O.B. / Outo / Chicken Bowels - Killer classic Japcore compilation on Gudon's Kagai Mousou label. Probably one of the best and harder to find releases on this label. If you wonder why most of the copies of this LP you see for sale don't havethe insert, what I heard is that it was originally issued with no insert but the label later added one to some of the remaining copies and/or the people previously bought the LP could obtain one from the label or the bands. Like the copies I've seen on ebay rarely has the insert and this is the reason why. My personal copy comes with a large folded insert, so I can include a photocopy of it in this one I'm selling.

Must Get To The Power Of The Defence For.... - 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, (MCR-020) - $45
S.D.S. / Atrocity Exhibition(pre-C.F.D.L.) / Naüsea - An absolutely killer compilation of some of the best early Japanese crust bands(all from Nagoya). It's a pretty hard to find flexi. C.F.D.L. used to be called Atrocity Exhibition. Often confused, but their 1st EP was actually released under the name of A.E. and "Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life" is the EP title. The S.D.S. tracks are some of their first recorded materials. What makes this flexi really special is the rare appearance by the Japanese crust legend Naüsea, featuring the later Unholy Grave singer Takaho Komatsu. Ultra-harsh and brutal metallic crustcore ala Doom, E.N.T., Sore Throat, Abraham Cross etc. Naüsea only had tracks on a couple of obscure comps, I think.

N.O.S. (Nativity Of Stimulus) - CD - SSE Communications, 1995, Japan, (NG-001) - $45
S.K.V.(G.I.S.M.) / Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox) / Hiyori / Ogreish Organism(Pill and Minoru from Lip Cream, and Zigyaku from Gudon/Bastard/Judgement) / Shinji Kuroki(ZOA) / Knob / Aya /Hiroshi Sekiguchi(Aburadako/Kikeiji) / Gazelle(Asylum) / Yanma & Ohshima - Very rare and obscure CD-only release featuring Sakevi's infamous side project S.K.V., the only ever solo material by Chelsea with the guest recording members like Mukachin from Death Side, Judgement etc. Chelsea did the main vocals(!!) and guitars on this amazing 20-minute long track. Ogreish Organism was the band consisted of Pill(Lip Cream/G-Zet/Asylum),Minoru(Lip Cream/The Comes) andZigyaku(Gudon/Bastard/Judgement/Asylum). Contains the three S.K.V. tracks, with the guest recording members include Act(L.O.X./Orange) on bass, Noboru(Virus/Asylum) on guitars/bass, as well as the members from Tetsu-Arrey, Geshpenst and Accomplice. By the way, Noboru's old band Virus played some awesome, HC sounding thrash metal!!(Check 'em out on Youtube)

Outsider - LP - City Rocker, 1982, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve(designed by Sakevi), (CR-00D) - $85
G.I.S.M. / Gauze / The Comes / Masturbation / Laughin' Nose / Madame Edwarda / Fullx / Route 66 - The first Japanese HC/Punk comp. The front cover artwork by Sakevi(He also did the "Great Punk Hits" cover art). The back side of a huge fold-out poster sleeve is full-color and has a bunch of live pics of all the bands. The L.N. tracks are from when they were still playing some crucial distorted noise HC in their early days. I personally like this comp for the early Masturbation & M. Edwarda stuff.

Osaka Battle Royal - LP - O.B.R., 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, flyer & large sticker, (New/Unplayed), (KSK-1010) - $75
Gruesome / Bugs Bunny / Dorochys / White Ropes / Cyclamens / Ghapps - Very rare and hard to find, comp LP with 6 different punk, oi! and hardcore bands from Osaka. Includes the very first Gruesome recording! All the other bands besides Gruesome are quite obscure and unknown, but the members from Bugs Bunny, White Ropes and Ghapps went on to form some other great bands in the '90s like Rough Trade(R3C), Sonic Omen etc. I think somebody from one of these bands also played in City Indian. A complete copy with the release gig flyer, insert and logo sticker. This is actually an unplayed/unopened stock copy and is still in the original resealable outer sleeve. Great compilation.

Pinch and Ouch! - CD - Kings World, 1992/2005, Japan, Obi, (KWCD-764) - $35
Gai / Kuro / No Cut / Gess / Aggressive Dogs - Originally released on Kuro's KPP label in '85. Produced by Hide from Kuro. This Kings World CD edition first came out in '92 and was pressed again in '05, probably right before the label pretty much disappeared(although the shop site is still up, once I tried to go there 2 years ago and it was gone....!)

Punx, The - Cassette & Book box set - JICC/Takarajima, 1985, Japan, Pro-copied tape, Book-style printed PVC box package, (TKR-004) - $135
G.I.S.M. / Lip Cream / Gas / Cobra / Laughin' Nose / The Willard - Mega rare original!!! Classic Japanese Punk/HC comp. Very nice packaging. The 82-page book(paperback format) contains both full-color and B&W live photos of the bands. Each band has their own pages. Especially the G.I.S.M. and Gas photos/artworks look awesome. Also contains the "Independent Record Discography" section and an article with the photos of some other bands that's not included on this comp.

Pusmort Sampler - 7" EP & flexi - Pusmort, 1987, US/Japan/Canada, w/ Bonus 7" flexi, (Pusmort 007-02/007-02F) - $55
Ghoul(Jap.) / Septic Death(U.S.) / Corruption Of peace(Jap.) / Final Conflict(U.S.) / Negative Gain(Can.) / Fratricide(Can.) / S.O.B.(Jap.) / Outo(Jap.) / Ghoul Squad(U.S.) - All the members(except the singer) of C.O.P. are ex-Gas!

RAD - CD - BMG/Ariola, 1993, Japan, (BVCR-1403) - $65
S.K.V.(Sakevi/G.I.S.M.) /
Tetsu-Arrey / Brainshakes(ex-Ghoul/G.I.S.M.) / Doom / Hellchild / Multiplex / Ruins / Def Master / Cocobat / Jesus Save / Scrap Tambourine / Coaltar Of The Deepers - This unknown CD-only release is rare as hell and REALLY hard to come by. Killer band line-up with wide variety of music including hardcore/punk, grindcore, thrash/death metal, industrial, noise/avant etc. A crazy compilation, indeed. What makes this CD special is that the rare appearance by Tetsu-Arrey, S.K.V. and Brain Shakes. S.K.V., the G.I.S.M. frontman Sakevi's infamous noise/avant/experimental project. The name stands for Swastika Kozmic Victorz, She Killed Vicoius, or Slug Kidney Vivisection. Contains S.K.V.'s first recorded material and on this recording Jojo Hiroshige from Hijokaidan(king of noise!) plays the guitar!!!(yes, you heard it, right. Jojo on guitar. Sakevi + Jojo = !?!?!?) The S.K.V. page in the booklet features another twisted and weird collage art with some hidden political theme done by Sakevi-chan. I wonder if the guy Carlos that's listed in his thanx list is the singer from Jesus Save. Sakevi/GISM are/were very close to Genoa and those Strange Records and Stinky Records related thrash bands. Yes, I pay attention to such a small detail. Kinda geeky, I know... Besides this one and "The War" CD('04), there's another compilation called "N.O.S."('95) that S.K.V. appeared on. Tetsu-Arrey with one of their earlier recorded materials and their track here is an absolute smasher! Really powerful and thrashy. The guitar riffs sound a bit more metallic than any of their other stuff I've heard. The guitarist who played on this recording is different from the one on the 1st LP and is not Jotaro either. I think it's the only recording with this guitarist. The song "Starting Over" was later re-recorded for their 1st EP with a different lineup(w/ Jotaro on guitars) in '96, however this '93 original version sounds quite different from the EP version and is much, much better. Brain Shakes was a short-lived, Motörhead lovin' band by Ghost(ex-Ghoul & G.I.S.M. bassist). He does the vocals and plays the bass on this CD. Not so many people even heard of them but they have a full-length CD called "Go Go Brainshakes"(Strange Rec., '93) out under the name of Ghost, with the guest guitarists and drummers from Gauze, City Indian, Casbah etc.

Shit Hits Volume 2 - 7" EP - E, 1997, Int'l, 525 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 234), Grey marbled vinyl, (SHIT-15) - $10
C.S.S.O.(Clotted Symmetric Sexual Organ)(Japan) / Wind Of Pain(Finland) / Silmäosasto(Finland, ex-Tampere SS & Kuolleet Kukat) / Blood(Germany) / Irstas(Finland) / Plan E(Finland) / Hemdale(U.S.) / Excess Of Cruelty(Belgium)

Shodoku Gig (消毒 Gig) - LP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12018-L) - $88
Gauze / Lip Cream / So What / Deadless Muss / Systematic Death / Outo / Gudon / S.O.B. / Chicken Bowels / Gazize / Sword / Exclaim / Idiot Idolaters / Gutter Snipe / Dis Pad - One of the harder to find Selfish Records releases. Really cool comp with a bunch of classic bands as well as a few obscure ones. I'd say this LP must've been a sort of good document of the mid '80s Japanese HC bands from all over the country at that time.

Smashing Oddsness!! - 8" EP - Oddsness, 1988, Japan, Insert, (OD-001) - $75
Death Side / Crück / Don Don / Mink Oil / Idora

Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $30
Guerrilla Urbana(a.k.a. Ataque Frontal/Peru) / Guerrilla Urbana(Spain) / No Lip(Japan) / Doc Wör Mirran(Germany) / Büld(Denmark) / Armatrak(New Zealand) - Very rare and obscure, mid '80s compilation featuring Ataque Frontal when they were still called Guerrilla Urbana before they've changed their name in order to avoid hassle from the authorities. This is the only release by them under the name of Guerrilla Urbana, besides the '85 demo which ended up being a split tape with HHH from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, with Roger from SiC and Dead Cops.

Uppsala Crust Compilation - 7" EP - Your Own Jailer, 1996, Sweden, Booklet sleeve, Stamped labels, (JAH-008) - $7
Diskonto / Aparat / Dismachine / Noisbojs / Times Square Preachers / Dishonest / Harass / Abuse / Downward Spiral / Råskit

Utsunomiya City Hardcore - 7" EP - MCR Company, 1993, Japan, 700 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-067) - $8
Cassandra / Harmful Insect / Earth Quake - Wow, this band Cassandra is really fucking good! An unknown Japcore band that I can't seem to find any info of. Not to be confused with a Japanese thrash metal band with the same name from the "Thrash Sanctuary" comp also on MCR. This one is a bit harder to find than many of the other "~ City Hardcore" series comp's due to the smaller pressing.

Yotsuva (Japanese Noiz Cruster Comp) - 12" - Crust War, 2009, Japan, Insert, Orig. clear blue outer poly sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (Crust War-038) - $55
Isterismo / Zyanose / Death Dust Extractor / Lastly