August 26, 2012

AUG. 26TH 2012 (PART 2 : N~Z)

(   N ~ Z   )

Nausea "Smash Racism, Now." 7" EP - Boot, 1992, US, Pink sleeve ver., Insert, (No Cat. #) - $20
Old and hard to find German bootleg. Recorded live at CBGBs June 19, 1988. The sleeve says "Parts of the profits made from the sale of this record will be donated to a local anti-facist organization."

Nikudan (肉弾) "S/T" 7" flexi - Lucky Strike/Ing,o!, 1983, Japan, (ING-003) - $20
Produced by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). The Stalin meets ADK Records styled, '80s Japanese punk ala Kikeiji, Aka, Aburadako or Masturbation. This is their 1st flexi(3 tracks) that was originally issued with Michiro's infamous Ing,o! zine. The first track "Seppuku" is a fast-pased, solid punk tune that reminds me a lot of The Stalin songs from the "Stop Jap" or "Mushi" albums. Insanely complicated and metaphorized, Aburadako-like lyrics that make absolutely no sense to me. Nikudan also had the split 8" with Gas. I've been looking for the "Proletariat-Sports" 8" EP by this band...!

Ningen Hormone (人間ホルモン) "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1985, Japan, Clear red flexi, (JRR-002) - $35
Released on the same label that also did the Barigade and Kyoaku Kyojindan flexi's. Joker Records is pre-Satsugai Enka Vinyl. Ningen Hormone's music is pretty hard to describe. Like a chaotic, rawer and "crappier" lo-fi version of The Stalin and some of those ADK style Japanese punk bands. I remember that's how they described it in some old Japanese zine review. Think of Flipper playing the ADK style punk like Aburadako, Kikeiji etc. 6 tracks of fast, rough and obnoxious as hell hardcore punk. Crazy ass lyrics, too. You can read a better review/article regarding this band on Stuart's shit-fi site: (P.S.) Ningen Hormone suddenly did a one-time reunion show in '03, with two other '80s Japanese bands, Aka and Shojo Ningyo in Tokyo. The unreleased live recording from that show exists.

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.

Paintbox "Honou/Sabaku" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-101) - $25

Paintbox "Raise The Capital" CD-R - Self, 2003, Japan, Ltd. mailorder & tour-only release, Pro-printed full-color sleeve & back tray card, (No Cat. #) - $35

Pinocchio (ピノキオ) "Akubyodou"(悪平等) 7" flexi - Oozake, 1995(?), Japan, 1000 pressed, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork, (Oozake Record 001) - $68
Very rare, self-released 5-track flexi by this Tokyo-based band from the mid '90s. Their music is like a more chaotic and rawer vesrion of the Selfish Records-era Gauze, plus that viciously violent feel of the '80s Japanese HC bands ala Kuro or Kyojinbyo. In my opinion, Pinocchio was one the best '90s Japanese bands although they're criminally unknown outside of Japan. Wish they've done a full-length LP. As far as I know, at least one demo tape exists, but I've never seen it before. I would love to hear it. Some of the members went onto form Geshpenst and Sicks In Throat. Original 1st press with a 'spiky-haired punk' photo on the fold-out sleeve. The 2nd press was co-released by the record shop Base and Uramachi Records, and has a completely different artwork on the pocket sleeve. Yes, this flexi sure rips fucking hard!! All the songs are full of tension and energy. This is one defnite record you won't get bored of listening to. Highly recommended for any Japanese HC fans!!!!!!

Poison "Mystery Temptation" 7" EP - Extasy, 1986, Japan, Insert, (EX-002) - $55
This one is slightly harder to find than most of the other Poison/Poison Arts releases, and all the songs on this EP kick ass! Featuring the early line-up with Chealsea(Death Side/Paintbox) on guitar. Amazing guitar work on all the tracks. Includes 4 tracks including their early classics like "Over Head", "Fighting Soldier" etc. The second release by Extasy Records which was an independent label ran by Yoshiki from X Japan long before they got huge. The first Extasy release was the rare X "Orgasm" EP also from '86.

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

Poison Arts "Hi-Energy/Absolutely Hungry" 7" flexi - Slice, 1988, Japan, 1000 pressed, Glossy poster sleeve, Insert, (PLM-173) - $30

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989(?), Japan, Promo-only/freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $22
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!

R.U.G. (Randy Uchida Group) "Deathly Fighter" 7" EP - Dogma, 1984, Japan, (DOG-3) - $120

Raise Cain "Return To Many Shocks and Panic..." 7" EP - Self, 1989, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (RC-001) - $40
This is the hard to find, original '89 self-released pressing with a full-color original artwork(on glossy pocket sleeve) and insert, not the later German re-issue on Amok Records from the early '90s. This original version is rarely seen for sale anywhere. Excellent traditional Japcore with speedy tunes in the vein of early Nightmare, Bandit or Crück. Raise Cain was on the classic "Eye Of The Thrash Guerrilla" comp LP on Selfish Records. Their old demo tape was reissued on vinyl by Sound Polution in '96.

Re Zist "Mother Of Pearl" 7" EP - Half Alive, 1987, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (HAR-004) - $28
Yes, the 2nd EP of this band exists. Quite unknown EP by Re Zist and this was the last Half Alive Records release. This great label out of some shithole in the Nagano or Yamanashi prefecture put out only three other records, the Re Zist flexi, Juden Souchi flexi and Gazize flexi in the mid '80s. This Re Zist EP is somewhat harder to find than the other three records. On the 1st flexi, they had a metallic HC/Punk style, but on this EP they played some cool ADK Records style, dark and solid punk. If you wanna hear their earlier metallic HC style, I wouldn't recommend this one but if you dig all that good, ADK influenced '80s Japanese punk, check this one out!

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $30
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.

Rise From The Dead "Haraguro" 7" flexi - Bron, 1990, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (Bron RFD-1/GIGA-1) - $20
The first and probably the best work done by this Osaka-based band consisted of Naoto(S.O.B.) on vocals, Motsu(Outo, Chicken Bowels & Half Years) on guitar, Mitchun(Outo) on bass and Taku(Crow) on drums. Formed in the late '80s. Yes, their later releases are pretty lame, I must admit that... I guess they played HC only up to the split EP('91) with Filthkick, when they still had the original line-up. I remember not liking their 1st album on Selfish Records so much when it first came out in the late '92. It still sounded HC but was kinda weird, I think. An unplayed, mint stock copy. (P.S.) If anybody wants to either sell or trade a ltd. promo/hard vinyl edition of this flexi, lemme know! I know the promo copies exist like the S.O.B./Napalm Death split.

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $55
One of the finest '80s Shizuoka-city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental, Zamza etc. Rustler also had a split EP with So What. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' label D.I.S. Records. 10 tracks!!

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) - $12
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) "Scum System Kill" 7" EP - Mangrove, 1996, Japan, Clear purple vinyl, Insert, (ROOT-009) - $25

S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, w/ shrinkwrap attached, (Chelsea-0000) - $50
The last ever release by the Japanese metallic crust legend S.D.S. This is one of their best and most solid sounding releases in my opinion. Self-released by the band on their own label Chelsea Records in '99. Both the vinyl and CD format are long out of print. This vinyl eidtion was limited and is pretty hard to come by.

S.O.B. "Still Grind Attitude" CD - Toshiba EMI, 2003, Japan, Out of print, (TOCT-25147) - $30
Here's S.O.B.'s come back release with the new singer Etsushi. Contains 25 tracks. Their classic tunes from the Selfish~Toy's Factory label era re-recordeed with the new line-up. Like the title says it all, they're returned with the total grindcore style. For some reason, this CD went out of print not too long after its release and the band doesn't seem to be active lately.

S.V.S. (Sex Violence Society) "Hell Near" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1986, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AMI-7006) - $25
Produced by Naoki from Lip Cream.

Sadist, The "Seiri-Youhin"(生理用品) 7" EP - Vanilla, 1989, Japan, 800 pressed, (Vanilla Rec-2) - $25
ADK Records styled, great hard punk ala Kikeiji, Aburadako, Masturbation, Aka, Sekinin-Tenka or The Stalin. They also have a flexi out on MCR in '86, but this 2nd EP is harder to find. 800 copies were ever pressed. The songs on this EP still sound dark but more punkish with some killer razor-sharp guitar riffs. Crazy SKB(of Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Headwasher, Hi-Technology Suicide & Satsugai Enka Vinyl label) is credited as a guest recording member for this release! Also the EP title is "Seiriyouhin" and the large photo of a vibrator is on the front sleeve! How can you go wrong with this??

Samé (鮫) "Cyborg-Keikaku"(サ イボーグ計画) 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $35
This is a pretty rare and unknown release on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. This is a really good EP. Very obscure one here. Includes 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore smasher. As far as I know it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release that was put out on their label. I don't have much information about this band except I know this 7" is the only thing they ever put out besides the "I'll Gather Up" comp 8" tracks. The songs on this EP are way better than the comp tracks, though. 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) - $3

Sieg Heil "First Demo Tracks 1984" 12" - Overthrow, 2006, Japan, 750 pressed, Insert, (Overthrow-041) - $78

Shock Troop "Tenkei"(天啓) Tape - Overthrow, 1998, Austria, Ltd. to 500 copies, Japan-only release, Pro-copied red sleeve & black cassette, (Overthrow-CT01) - $30

Shock Troop "Your Worst Nightmare" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1999, Austria, Ltd. mail order-only clear green vinyl, Insert, (Overthrow-025) - $17
Death Side worshipped, Burning Spirits style HC from Austria. Japan-only release on Overthrow Records.

Shura (修羅) Vol.1 - Zine - Shura Project, 1985, Japan, B5 size, 42 pages, (No Cat. #) - $65
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '85!! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: The Comes(Chitose, 2 pages), The Star Club, The Willard, Tam(ADK), AA Records, Madame Edwarda // Live report,mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics): Aburadako, Sodom, Madame Edwarda, Phaidia, Kyaah, Bradbury/Bloodberry(G-Zet), Masturbation, The Continental Kids, The Willard, Sadie Sads, Pill(Lip Cream/Bradbury), Real, Gasatsu, Tokyo Battle Days(Gauze, Lip Cream & G.I.S.M.: Sakevi holding a guitar and microphone), Gastunk, Laughin' Nose, Auto-Mod, Hiroshi(Aburadako), Tatsu(Gastunk) & Ume(Kyaah), Outo, Gas, Cobra etc. // Ads: ADK Records(Gauze, Masturbation, G-Zet, The unreleased Bradbury EP etc.), Ducasse Records etc. // Front & back cover: Chitose(The Comes), Charmy(Laughin' Nose) & Hikage(The Star Club) 
Additional note: The correct spelling for the name of the post-G-Zet band is "Bradbury" and NOT "Bloodberry" or "Bloodveli" etc. The history/biography section of the ex drummer Pill's official site says "Bradbury":

Shura (修羅) Vol.4 - Zine - Shura Project, 1985, Japan, B5 size, 42 pages, (No Cat. #) - $60
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '85!! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Kuro, Kikeiji, Sodom, Gauze // Live report, mini interview etc.(large & small pics): Anti Septic, Kyaah, Ghoul, Gauze, Madame Edwarda, Auto-Mod, Gastunk, Sadie Sads, G-Schmitt, Masami(Ghoul) & Genet(Auto-Mod), New Walls, New Roteeka, Real, Resurrection, Rose Rose, Shuffle, Tetsu(The Comes), Baki(Gastunk) & Sad(Sadie Sads), Shoujo Ningyo, The Trash, Rap, Lip Cream, C.O.P., Pill(Lip Cream/Bradbury), Molugu, White Hospital(Baki from Gastunk on guitar!), Gara, Asylum etc. // Ads: R.B.F. Records, Dead End(punk shop) // Front & back covers Kuro, Kikeiji & Sodom

Shura (修羅) Vol.6 - Zine - Shura Project, 1986, Japan, B5 size, 50 pages, (No Cat. #) - $60
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '86!! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Masami(Ghoul) & Kenji(Mobs), Real, Poison(w/ Chelsea), Gudon, Coma, Oi Of Japan, Zarathustra etc. // Live report, mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics): The Comes, Aburadako, Sodom, Sadie Sads, Friction, Lip Cream, War Painted City Indian, Gauze, Mobs, Transformer(ex-Kikeiji/Masturbation), Kenzi, No Lip, Merrygoround, H.D.W., Masami(Ghoul), Shuffle, Hydra, New Roteeka, Last Bomb, Shodoku Gig Vol. 28(Gauze, Lip Cream, Death Side, Systematic Death, Poison, S.V.S., Red Army etc.), Gudon, Chicken Bowels, C.O.P., Asylum, Gastunk, Nubile, G-Schmitt, Gastunk, Typhus, Cobra, The Zolge, Zoa etc. // Ads: Trans Records, Dead End(punk shop), Straight Time Prod.(Consumer Blackmail), Neurotic Doll etc. // Front & back cover: Masami(Ghoul)/Kenji(Mons) & Min Hisako

Shura (修羅) Vol.9 - Zine - Shura Project, 1989, Japan, B5 size, 58 pages, (No Cat. #) - $48
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '89!! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Zoa, Ranko(The Continentl Kids/Sperma), Neurotic Doll, Chu-Doku, Mother Goose/Ex-Ans/Dip The Flag, Kokushoku Elegy, Roger Armstrong(Sic/Straight Time Prod.), Mad Conflux, Systematic Death, Outo etc. // Live report, mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics)" Asbestos, Nira-Kodomo, Zoa, Asylum, Kuro, Sic, Aggressive Dogs, Fuck Geez, Lip Cream, Gauze, Death Side, Matsuji, Don Don, Mental, Final Bombs, Front Guerrilla, Honge Honge, Nue, Mess, Rap, The Magnets, Sqwad, Chu-Doku, Kyaah, Tetsu-Arrey, The Zolge, New Roteeka, Bardo Thodol, L-TRans, Neurotic Doll, Geil, Gastank, Keiji Haino, Ruins, Zeni Geva etc. etc. etc. etc. // Conneca Bazaar, Dead End(punk shop) etc. // Front & back cover: Morikawa(Zoa) & Ranko(The Continental Kids/Sperma)

So Much Hate "Seein' Red" CD - X-Mist/NNNW, 1990/1993, Norway, (WKP 02) - $7
Includes the bonus tracks from "A Day At The Station" EP and another track "Purple Haze". The original, early pressing with the "WKP" catalog number(like the Heresy/Meat Fly split LP)

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $38
Legendary Shizuoka-city Japcore! Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish Records and Lip Cream's Dynamite label. This is one of the very few last Selfish Records releases that 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....!!!!

Sqwad (a.k.a. Ghoul II) "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
The tracks from this flexi were reissued as a bonus CD(also contains an unreleased Ghoul track) that came with the official Ghoul DVD in '08. Here's the crazy detailed info about this band featuring the Ghoul frontman Masami(R.I.P.), including some interesing facts about Ghoul that many of their fans might or might not be aware of. I'd like to provide a bit complicated, but the most accurate history and information of Ghoul that you sure won't find elsewhere. The original Ghoul broke up in '85, as there's the official VHS entitled "Last Gig" out on ACC Video label. The band got back together as "Ghoul II" with a different line-up in the late '86(or possibly in the early '87), changed the name to Sqwad(originally called Masami with Sqwad) sometime during the summer of '88, either right before or after they played the "Complete Death" show at the Toshima Public Hall in Tokyo on July 17th '88, then broke up and got back together again as "Ghoul III" in '89 with just a slightly different line-up than "Ghoul II"and pretty much remained active until Masami puked the blood on the stage and went into a coma afterwards in the early '90s. "Ghoul II" and "Ghoul III"....? Well, that's exactly how Masami called themselves when they got reformed twice and those names were often mentioned in the interviews, magazine articles and that's how they were usually listed in the gig flyers as well. As most of the serious fans probably noticed, they're credited as "Sqwad(ex-Ghoul)" on the "Complete Death Live" VHS tape(released on January 1st '89), however, in the flyers for this show they were still listed as "Ghoul II". So, I assume they changed the name to Sqwad right before this show or after but sometime before the VHS came out. I'm not certain if they actually played that show as Sqwad or Ghoul II. Anyways, they played as Sqwad during the year of '89, released this 7" flexi on Slice Records(Poison Arts' label) and broke up before the mid '89 if I remember correctly. As I mentioned earlier, they got back together again later the same year(before the summer). The Ghoul tracks you find on the "Game Of Death"(Slice Omnibus Vol.2) comp LP(w/ Death Side, Poison Arts & Final Bombs) are the only recorded material by "Ghoul III", although they're simply credited as Ghoul on this release. This comp LP was released in July '89. The Ghoul tracks included on this LP are so awesome, by the way. These alternate names were sort of like the nicknames that the band members and fans were often using, to separate the later two from the original Ghoul. Additionally, here's the known line-up changes: Ghoul II(Sqwad): Masami(Vo.), Arano(Gu.), Montess(Ba.) and Nemoto(Dr.) ~ Ghoul III: Masami(Vo.), Muttcha(Gu.), Arano(Ba.) and Nemoto(Dr.) During these years, as far as I know the line-up changed at least a couple of more times and another member that played in Ghoul III at some point is the guitarist from Worms' Meat(the band was named by Masami) as a bassist. Nemoto also played in the bands like Poison Arts and Final Count. Arano also played in the band called Miscreant which was another short-lived band Masami did vocals for. After the original Ghoul broke up and until the early '90s, Masami also had a few other bands/projects like The Bad Lots(w/ Norio from the late Gas), Masami & L.O.X.(w/ Naoki from Lip Cream) and Bull Power. After his death, Masami & L.O.X. changed the name to L.O.X. and played a few shows(with the various members including the singer Tokurow from Bastard) and released the CD/double LP with the various singers from the bands like X, Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey etc. The guitarist was Naoki from Lip Cream and the drummer was Yoshiki from X the whole tire time. Norio from The Bad Lots and Naoki were also some of the guest recording members for Masami's great solo album called "Power Line x Shock Line", which was released by S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records in '87.

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin "Dendou Kokeshi" 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $68
Mega-rare, infamous fanzine published by The Stalin singer Michiro Endo and his Political Project/Records. Complete with The Stalin "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" flexi!!! The flexi comes with an one-sheet picture sleeve. 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) - $10
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) - $12
Post-The Stalin solo project band(The Gay-Nou Brothes) of Michiro with Jun Shimoyama from The Roosters(Burst City!) etc. The first full-length release under the concept of what he called "Grotesque New Pop", an essential mix of punk/new wave/post-punk, plus the usual Michiro craziness. A year after the several GNP releases, he formed the new bands Video-Stalin and Paranoia Star. While Video-Stalin was around for about two years and very active, as far as I know Paranoia Star played only a few gigs and released one LP which contains a few re-recorded early tunes of The Stalin.

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent/B.Q., 1987, Japan, (Independent 009ML) - $28
The Official collection of their early classics. Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, '81), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., '84), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, '84)An amazing sleeve artwork by Keizo Miyanishi who also did the "Trash" artwork.

State, The "No Illusions Reunion" Tape - Take 'Em Up, 2003, US, Hand-written on chrome tape, (Take 'Em Up #1) - $3

State Of Fear "Discography 1994-1996" CD - Fired Up!, 2001, US, (Fired Up 006) - $4

Straight Edge Kegger "Is A Fucked Up Mess" 7" EP - Wicked Witch, 2007, US, (New/Unplayed), (WWR 029) - $4

Swankys, The "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, w/ KPP label flyer, (KPP-002) - $78
This copy comes with a rare, original KPP Records flyer.

Swankys, The "Never Can Eat Swank Dinner" LP - King's World, 1987, Japan, Photocopied insert, (K.K. 001LPS) - $55

Systematic Death "Flash Back" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ extra oversized outer sleeve, (AMI-7006) - $85
Complete copy with both sleeves! According to the Selfish Records ad in a '86 issue of Fool's Mate magazine, only the first pressings came with an extra printed outer sleeve. The second or later pressings came in just a standard B&W pocket sleeve and no outer sleeve.

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. This is such an 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 coz it's a bit overlooked(or not) compared to a bunch of other classic Japcore releases on Selfish, Dogma Records etc. 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) "Hakkiri Itte Nanimo Shinyou Dekinē"(ハッキリ言って何も信用できねえ) One-sided 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, (HG-150) - (Trade or Offer)

Transformer "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $38
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 first press on black vinyl. Oddly, the second press is on a picture disc that comes in the same sleeve as the black vinyl edition.

United "Beast Dominates '92" CD - Howling Bull, 1992, Japan, Obi, (HBR-M0006) - $38
All the songs from the "Beast Dominate" EP('86, Hold Up/Noise Room Rec.) re-recorded with the '92 line-up, plus two bonus tracks. Long out of print, early Howling Bull Records release.

War Painted City Indian "W.P.C.I. Warning" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, (AA-017) - $45
The 1st EP by this legendary band from Osaka, featuring the singer Sin(R.I.P., ex-Mohawks & Mobs), the guitarist Belley(ex-Freedom & Laughin' Nose), the drummer Toshi(ex-Mobs) and the bassist Funnyara(ex-The Bones). Motörhead and U.K. inspired, drivin' metallic HC/Punk. They've also released the great "Terror Boogie" 12" on AA Records. Broke up in '87 and got reformed as 'City Indian' with a new lineup including the ex-Outo guitarist Katsumi and put out the CD "Howling On Fire" in '89, which was officially reissued with a bonus live video footage several years ago.

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" CD - Captain, 1985/89, Japan, Obi, (CAP-1008-CD) - $25
This is a hard to find, original '89 CD edition of their first and the best album ever. Contains an extra non-LP bonus track. All the late '80s CD releases by Captain Records, such as the Gas "Reincarnation", Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop" etc are much harder to find than the original LP's.

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.

Woes "Time-Bomb!/Chinpira(I'm Not Down)" 7" flexi - W-Music, 1987, (W-001) - $25
An obscure but a killer release here. Fast and raging HC smasher with a thrash metal influence, but not too metallic. The songs are slightly melodic and catchy at times. I don't know anything about this band except that they were from Osaka and as far as I know, this is the only record they've ever done. And, another unknown, Osaka based '80s HC band that I really, really like, called CD. Synapse, is listed in the special thanx list for this release. Fans of the bands like Inzest, Gastunk, Poison Arts, Ghoul, Zadkiel, Doraid or G.A.T.E.S. should enjoy this a lot. The front sleeve says "Slash The Thrash, 1987". Sounds pretty cool. I know some collectors of Japanese metal are also looking for this flexi lately, but I must say that the music wise Woes definitely fit more in the HC/Punk category better. Found a blog post with a download link here:
P.S. Just got this pretty interesting info from a trusted source. Woes was the band led by Warzy, the vocalist/guitarist from Inzest. He has played in several other punk/hc and metal bands, and currently plays in the well-known Japanese thrash metal bands, Narcotic Greed and Hate Beyond. And, I saw Woes and Inzest mentioned in the history page of Warzy's site: Here's an Wiki page:

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011) - $45
The legendary thrash band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of raw thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead and Venom. Very original and essential sound, I'd say. Includes 4 tracks recorded circa '83/'84. Fucking loud, noisy and totally raging!! This EP was released after they broke up. Some of the members, including a super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Tetsu-Arrey). Great artwork on a picture disc. One of the best and harder to find Hold Up Records releases. If you're into all those recent metal-punk stuff like G.A.T.E.S., Doraid, Sex Messiah, Syphilitic Vaginas, Metal Skull, Bludwulf or Toxic Holocaust and haven't heard Zadkiel, you're missing big time!!!

Zone "The First Blow Is Half The Battle" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, (HG-068) - $18