January 5, 2013

JAN. 5TH 2013 (PART 1 : A~M)

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AA Records Book #1 - Zine - AA/Pony Canyon, 1991, Japan, Full-color covers, Pro-printed, (No. Cat #) - $20
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 #) - $20
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) - $18

Abraham Cross "Peace Can't Combine" LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (CRUST WAR-011) - $45

Addiction "Fuhai-Ningen No Gomi"(腐敗人間のゴミ) 7" EP - MCR Company, 2003, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-2003) - $12
Quite different from their earlier releases. What they play on this EP is a completely ADK Records inspired, '80s Japanese style dark punk, with the weird-ass, insane lyrics like Aburadako!! And, with The Stalin-ish scummy song title like "Hentai Trash"(!), you know what to expect. All their earlier releases, the first and second EP's and the split demo with Chaos CH are great too. This one is a must have for all fans of ADK and The Stalin fans!! Love it.

Amebix "Who's The Enemy" 7" EP - Spiderleg, 1982, UK, (SDL 6) - $45

Amen "Feikki" 7" EP - Crash Mag, 1991, Finland, Fold-out sleeve, (Crash-2) - $5
Classic Finnish crust from the early '90s. One of the best examples of the '90s Scandi crust bands.

Anode "S/T" 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 2001, Japan, White & black vinyls, Gatefold sleeve, (DAN-DOH 044) - $7

Assfort "Egoist Guidance" VHS - Flying High, 2001, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $4

Auto-Mod "Toui Koe"(遠い声) 7" EP - Telegraph, 1983, Japan, (TEL-0012) - $15

B-5 (Punk's Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 100 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $65
Extremely rare and totally amazing live photo book featuring lots of classic '80s Japanese punk/hc/wave 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. Most, if not all, 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 fanzine 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 ADK era, and ofcourse Bradbury!!(Hiromi looks fucking hot in these pics!) If you're a serious ADK fan/collector, you know these bands are the very important part of the whole Japanese punk history and how hard to even find their photos anywhere. These are some of the very few existing officially published photos by them. Killer large color live shots of Bradbury's female singer Hiromi(ex-Rebel & Bitousha) and a few small shots of Tam, which must have been taken right before he disappeared. This book was made by a small publisher that mostly did the underground sub-culture and porno magazines. Oddly, there used to be a lot of non-major porno mags covering the punk stuff over there. They were not widely distributed and you could get them only from the porno vending machines(!) often seen in Japan back in the '80s. Michiro Endo appeared as a model in some of those obscure mags and videos during The Stalin years!

Bathtub Shitter "One Fun" 7" EP - Power It Up, 2001, Japan, 1st press of 900 copies on black vinyl w/ black sleeve & black labels, (P.I.U. #3) - $4
Japanese manic grindcore veterans. 7 trax recorded in '99, including a S.O.B. cover song, a Terrorizer cover song and a live track off the "Hardcore Marathon 2" comp.

Bathtub Shitter "Angels Save Us" 7" EP - Necro Obscure Terror/Rusted Lock, 2002, Japan, 2nd press w/ black cardboard sleeve, Hand-numbered(# 0825) edition of 1000(500 on black vinyl), Label flyer, (New/Unplayed), (N.O.T. 001/LOCK 001) - $4

Battle Of Disarm "Live" 7" EP - Borkenkafer/Farewell, 1994, Japan, (BKR #1/FWR #6) - $17

Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, w/ Sticker, (D.A.R. #007) - $10
The first release by this Japanese crust band that's been putting out tons of records.

Blind Justice "S/T" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, 1000 pressed, Label catalog flyer, (HG-028) - $5
Pre-Envy. U.S. hardcore style.

Boris "Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol.1" 7" EP - Southern Lord, 2009, Japan, 500 pressed on black, Shrinkwrap(w/ orig. sticker) attached to heavy weight cardboard sleeve, (LORD 108) - $5

C.O.S.A. (Cache Of Strategic Arms) "Strategic" 7" EP - Self, 1992, Japan, Insert, (LM-2704) - $25
Pre-Effigy and Reality Crisis! This EP was actually self released by the band and I think MCR just did a distribution. No actual MCR catalog number stated anywhere on this release and it's not listed on the label discography page either. Dark, metallic and raging Japanese crustcore. Awesome 6-track EP!! Some of the songs are from their demos. The ex-C.O.S.A./Effigy guys currently play in Axewield.

Charisma "First" CD - VAP/Tears Music, 1997, Japan, Obi, (VPCC-86022) - $9
Consisted of ex-Grave Yard singer and ex-Dilenma members. These guys were associated with the bands like Rapes, Danse Macabre, Color, Nightmare, R.O.M. etc.... yeah... THAT side of the Osaka HC scene, straight outta prison....(!?) Metallic HC style that's not too far from Rapes, Grave Yard, Dilenma or late Ghoul, but Charisma sounds much more straight forward and punkish, though. If you've ever listened to the awesome Dilenma 7" from '95(that one is hard to find but really good, btw), think of some weaker, more-punk style vocals over that same metallic and thrashy HC tunes. That's how I would describe them, because the vocals are kind of generic. Their second album sounds more metallic and speedy HC and less punk.

Charisma "Second" CD - VAP/Tears Music, 1997, Japan, Obi, (VPCC-86028) - $9

Claysea "Slave State" 7" EP - Detonate, 2008, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, Out of print, (New/Unplayed), (DR-03) - $8
Shizuoka-city dirty stench crusties, no-shower 'til death.

Cobra "Wrong Way" 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, (AA-020) - $9

Cobra "Never Give Up" VHS - Public Red, 1989, Japan, (PR-0001) - $25
Very rare, limited VHS-only release(never been reissued on DVD), containing the live video footage of their great '89 reunion show in Kyoto, before the band signed to a major label and got HUGE. Featuring their best ever line-up with Naoki(ex-orig. Cobra & Laughin' Nose, now plays in SA) and Pon(ex-Nashi & Laughin' Nose, now plays in L.N. again). This is such a killer live footage. Professionally recorded and packaged. Self released on the band's own Public Red label. You won't find this again.

Comes, The "Power Never Die" 12" - Captain/Dear, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0033-M/DR-001) - $38
Well worth getting it for a hot picture of Chitose on the front sleeve alone! And, who said this album is bad?! Really heavy, aggressive and metallic, panty-sniffin'-punk! Mmm... I smell something yummy scummy. Okay, it's defintely NOT a "bad metal record"!! It's just in a different style from what they sounded like earlier. I mean, very different but yeah, I dig this album anyways. I also like Virgin Rocks and even The Wretched, too!

Comes, The "No Side" CD - Dig Worker, Japan, 199?(200?), (DWCD 2 09224 2) - $28
Jap boot on the mysterious Dig Worker label. Rumor says that the legendary, not-so-straight edge punker Mitch SxE(R.I.P.) a.k.a. Mitsuhiro "Mitch-sensei" Ohashi(R.I.P.) was secretly involved in all the Dig Worker and Retrospective releases over the years, including The Swankys "Very Best Of Hero", GISM "Detestation", "M.A.N." and "Human Condition"(CD!), "Outsider", "HC Unlawful Assembly" etc. Actually, he could be the only one behind those expensive, but decent quality boot CD's(much better than JPC) that seem to be getting harder and harder to find these days in Japan.... No copies were distributed overseas as far as I know. Another rumor tells me that Mitch "SeX" Ohashi(1964-2011 R.I.P.) had to run away to the country side when some scary people were after his ass. He somehow managed to hide himself in the middle of nowhere for a while, but unfortunately.... amen.... (P.S.) To avoid any confusion, Mitch Ohashi is NOT Jail Ohashi(ex Seikima-II guitarist. He's the cool one.)

Comes, The "No Outsider"(No Side + Outsider) LP - Hirohito Era Hardcore, 2009, Japan, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (HEHC-1) - $13

Complain "Make A Mistake" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2002, Japan, (625-90) - $3
Old school HC from Sapporo, Japan. From the label info: When WxHxN played with these guys in Sapporo, I almost dropped a load in my pants. Young kids, playing metallic, straight-forward Japanese HC... like the style of the old Selfish Records bands mixed with new school elements. They have great DIY ideals, are really nice people, and will crush you with how they execute Japanese hardcore.

Crow "S/T" 12" - Grind//Crust, 1990, Japan, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (GRIND//CRUST 004) - $75
New/unplayed stock copy!

Crow "Anarchy Chaos Destruction" CD - Crow, 1997, Japan, (CROW 00) - (Trade or Offer)

Crow "Kontonshin"(混沌神) 7" EP - Crow, 1998, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (CROW-02) - $35
New/unplayed stock copy!

Crow "Shuuen No Tobira"(終焉の扉 / The Door Of The End") 12" - Crow, 1999, Japan, 600 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 380), Blue vinyl, (CROW 4) - $85

D.S.B. "Radical Sharp Shot" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-024) - $25

Deadless Muss "I Will..." 7" EP - D.I.S.(Dirty Informal Section), 1985, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (D.I.S.-003) - $120

Delirium Tremens "Presagio De Muerte"(1984 Demo) 7" EP - La Vida Es Un Mus, 2008, Spain, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (MUS 20) - $4

Demolition "Mob Of Wolves ~Estamos pandilla de lobos~" CD - E.A.S.T. Peace, 2005, Japan, Ltd. to 738, Obi, (EPCD-021) - $9

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear/pink mixed vinyl, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 461), Insert & flyer, (New/Unopened), (RANCH-01/SEL-ONE) - $25
The singer Ryuji used to be in the legendary bands Disarray and Bitousha in Sendai. He was also the singer for the Tokyo-based Japcore band called Mino-5 with Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox) and Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey/Extinct Government), and put out the CD on Selfish Records and appeared on the "Enjoy Your Youth..." comp LP. The Dessert guitarist and bassist were/are in Sekinin-Tenka, Bradbury(a.k.a. Bloodberry, ex-G-Zet), Idiot Idolaters, Laughin' Nose, The Pogo, Kenzi & The Trips etc. As you can imagine from their background, these guys sure know what they're doing and you know what to expect from Dessert. 120% Burning Spirits style, traditional Japcore ala Death Side, Judgement, Crude, Nightmare, Warhead or Forward. Awesome throaty vocals by Ryuji and the metallic guitar riffs. They did a great Disarray cover song on the CD version of this release. This 4-track EP is a totally raging, heavy-hitting HC smasher. The vinyl and packaging look nice, too. It's on a clear vinyl with some clear pink mixed. Comes in a glossy perforated package/sleeve. It's an unopened, old stock copy.

Device Change "The Vision With Total Control Is Destroy" 7" EP - Juke Boxxx, 1999, Japan, 2000 pressed, Insert, (JB-006) - $2

Disclose "Crime" Demo Tape - Self, 1992, Japan, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
1st demo! 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. Trade preferred for this one.

Disclose "Demo & Live '92" Tape - Self, 1993, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $40
Contains their earliest materials incl. the "Crime" 1st demo('92) with the original singer Tsukasa on vocals and Kawakami on guitar, the "Conquest" 2nd demo('93) with Kawakami on guitar/vocals, plus the '92 live recording. Two demos and one live stuff on one tape. Very few copies of this tape were made by the band themselves.

Disclose "Fear Of The War" Demo Tape - Japankore/Crust, 1993, Japan, Ltd. to 250 copies, Unnumbered sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $40

Disclose "A Mass Of Raw Sound Assault" 7" EP - MCR Company, 2001/04, Japan, US tour edition of 1000 copies w/ red & black sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (MCR-159) - $17

Doom "Doomed From The Start - The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Orig. Japanese pressing, Gatefold sleeve, (DISCLP 5) - $30
Japanese release. Compiles their three early demos from '87 and '88, include the "War Is Big Business" 1st demo, plus the tracks recorded live in Italy '89.

Dread Eye "This Is For The New Breed" 7" EP - WD Sounds, 2007, Japan, Label flyer, w/ Patch, (WDSD-008) - $4
Raw, thrashin' manic HC with a heavy powerviolence/grindcore touch.

Effigy "Evil Fragments" 12" - Dark Age, 1999, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (Dark Age-001) - $40
New/unplayed stock copy!

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $4
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.

Final "Grow Strong/Empty" 7" EP - Crust War, 2004, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-025) - $8
ex-Final Bloodbath! Discharge, Broken Bones and English Dogs-inspired HC with the Bones-style, metallic and thrashy guitars. Good!, but sadly a bit underrated...? Yes, I think so.

Final Count "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, Textured sleeve, (Final-01) - $35

Forward "Act Then Decide" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1997, Japan, Insert, 1000 pressed, 1st press on black vinyl, (BSR-022) - $15

Forward "What Are You Gonna Get?" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed(?), (NAIL-01) - $20

Framtid "Reh Demo #1" Demo Tape - Crust War, 1997, Japan, (Crust War 005) - (Trade or Offer)
Original 1st demo. I'd rather trade this gem than sell it. Check out my want list that's posted in a separate page.

Funx "Königs Tiger" 7" EP - Pafe, 1983, Japan, Oversized 10" sleeve, Insert, (SK-502) - $55
What an amazing band! This is such a killer EP. Think of The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka, ADK Records styled, dark and mid-paced punk meets lo-fi noise punk ala Flipper. Also I hear the slight Tokyo Rockers(esp. Friction or Speed) influences in some of their songs. What you get on this 5-track EP is a fine mixture of all that good, early Japanese punk stuff. Absolutely unique and original style of punk rock, I must say. Man, I just love this record so much. Finally managed to find an extra copy that I'm able to offer it for sale here. It was released on Pafe Records, a small label from the countryside of Japan(Toyama pref.), that put out some other cool records but mostly the new wave bands, maybe a couple of other punk bands. Every single release done by this label is so damn rare and hard to find. So, I might not be able to get another copy again. This is definitely a hidden treasure of Japanese punk history. The 7" EP comes in a large, 10" size cardboard sleeve.

Gas "Sweet Emotion" 12" - Jisatsu Label, 1986, Japan, Label newsletter insert, (GL-007E) - $45

Gastunk "Gastunk Box 1983-1988" 2 x CD Box Set - Love, 1991, Japan, Hard carton box package, Booklet, (Love Records GT-001/GT-002) - $40
Originally released as the limited edition, vinyl box set(w/ bonus VHS tape, sticker etc.) that was sold only at their last show in '88. This is the very rare and hard to find, double CD edition in a hard carton box package(similar to the package for the GISM SoniCrime 1st press CD). It's probably even harder to find than the original vinyl box set. The CD's contains the "Mr. Gazime" EP, "Geronimo" EP, "To Fans" tour freebie EP, "Three Sex X'mas" 3 x EP, "In The Fire"(live) flexi and "The Vanishing Signs" 12". 

Genbaku Onanies, The (原爆オナ ニーズ) "I Will / I Don't" 2 x 7" EP - Trippin' Elephant, 2001, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (TERNG-026) - $5
The '01 limited double EP release by one of the longest running Japanese punk bands. Out of print.

Genoa "We Got A Bomb"(Thrash Live In Savegery Special) 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, (TLIS-01) - $8

Great Invaders "Henshin-Cyborg"(変身サイボーグ) 7" EP - Cyber, 1997, Japan, 800 pressed, Clear vinyl, Insert & 3 x flyer, (CYE-001) - $10
The 4-track 7" by this obscure Japanese band. This is some ass-fucking, harsh HC shit that fucks your crusty ears like a drill-spinning rabbit dildo! Anybody familiar with Scamp from the late '80s~early '90s?? It's necessary to mention this legendary band if I wanna go on a rave about Great Invaders. Scamp appeared on the well-known "Discharged" comp that many of you may be already aware of, which is the Discharge tribute album(w/ ENT, Raw Noise, Disaster, SDS, CFDL etc.) from the early '90s. Scamp was one of the first bands that the hyper-drummer Iron-Fist Tatsushima played in. The drummer who play/played in many bands including Crow, G.I.S.M., Die You Bastard!, DxCxR, SSORC, Puppets, The Magnets and more. Great Invaders' music is quite similar to Scamp(note: their 2nd album and later), as the band claimed to be highly influenced by them. Brutal and extreme HC with a slight metallic edge, and with that awesome Masami-style, crucial throaty vocals. The early U.K. crust bands such as E.N.T. or Doom come to my mind. I must note that one definite unique thing about Great Invaders or Scamp is that they featured the slap bass(!), yep, that huge slappin' bass that all the psychobilly bands use. How many other HC bands featuring the slap bass?! Well, I can't think of any, except this another great Tokyo-based band called Hellbent that played the similar style, and needless to say, they also had a huge Scamp influence. I guess these three bands played with both HC/Punk and psychobilly bands, however, the music wise they sound nothing like psychobilly in my honest opinion, except that they had the slap bass. The only thing is that the bassist slap the shit out of the bass in hyper-sonic speed that you can't really tell they're playing the slap bass....! The live shows must have been wild though. As far as I know, in Japan it's still common to see the various bands from both scenes(the psycho scene is big over there) playing gigs together these days, which I think is pretty fucking cool. Perhaps the bands like Great Invaders, Hellbent and Scamp inspired them doing so. In fact these three bands played a few shows together when Scamp did the reunion shows a few years back! Wish I could see them cuz I always liked Scamp.

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Orig. on black vinyl w/ insert, (Kagai Mousou 011E) - $35
Rare original pressing on Gudon's Kagai-Mousou Records, not the '97 clear vinyl reissue on Real Deal/MCR. It's their 1st EP from when they were still playing dark and metallic HC. Early lineup featuring Osamoon from NightmareGriffin's early stuff sounds completely different from their later punk rock/street punk style. Back then they were playing gigs with the other local HC 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 very rare and hard to come by. The only ever release by them besides a great '87 split demo tape with Exdead. Heavy-hitting, speedy and metallic Japcore in the tradition of those other classic '80s Shizuoka bands ala Deadless Muss, So What, Rustler, Innocents(Zamza), Mental etc. Completely unknown, but an awesome band!

Grubby "No Cheap Ways" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, Label catalog flyer, (HG-036) - $3

Hazard "Hate! Hate! Hate!" 7" EP - MCR Company, 2000, Japan, 1100 pressed, Insert, (MCR-149) - $8

Headwasher "Guinea Pig"(ギニーピッグ) 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1989, Japan, (ONO-444) - $35

Hellhammer "Triumph Of Death" CD - No label, 199?, Switzerland, Slipcase package, (No Cat. #) - $10
Contains the "Triumph Of Death" demo '83(13 tracks), plus bonus tracks off the "Death Fiend" demo '83.

Himegozen (姫御前) "S/T" 7" flexi - Tainai Label, 1985, Japan, Clear red flexi, (TR-002) - $45

His Hero Is Gone "Fifteen Counts Of Arson" CD - Prank, 1997, US, (Prank 013) - $3

His Hero Is Gone "The Plot Sickens: Enslavement Redefined" CD - The Great American Steak Religion, 2000, US, (SOM-001CD) - $3

Honey Deep Wet! "Tokyo Auschwitz" 7" flexi - Cage, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (OP-003) - $35
Female fronted '80s anarcho punk from Osaka. HDW was one of the very few political activist bands which was pretty rare to see in the Japanese punk scene back then. Several other well known(in Japan at least) bands with a similar political stance include Real, Theze, A-Musik, and Nué from Tokyo. HDW was highly influenced by the U.K. anarcho punk movement, Crass Records bands, and the singer was in a close contact with Colin from Conflict. However, musically HDW's songs were much more in the punkish vein than those Crass Records or U.K. anarcho punk bands. The title track "Tokyo Auschwitz" is a killer, fast-paced hard punk tune that reminds a bit of The Stalin. Where the chorus part goes "No more Auschwitz!" is so powerful and great. This flexi is actually pretty rare and hard to find even in Japan. Self-released on the band's own Cage Records. Not quite sure of the correct catalog # as the sleeve does say "003", however the flexi shows "001". Two versions of this release exist. The band gave most copies away free without a sleeve, then there's also some mail order version with a red sleeve which is even rarer. This copy is the one with a sleeve. Another Cage Records release that I know of is this great "Cage Omnibus : No!" comp LP with HDW, No Lip(feat. Roger from SiC/Dead Cops), Real, and MerryGoRound. According to an old Cage Records ad in the Doll magazine, there's supposed to be the second HDW flexi released, but I've never seen that one.

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, (New/Unplayed), (MME 003) - $5
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Isolation "S/T"(a.k.a. "Love, Peace and Soya") 7" EP - Radical East, 1999, Japan, Orig. Japanese press w/ folded yellow sleeve & slick black insert, Label flyer, (RE-21) - $10
The Nagoya-based band consisted of the singer who used to be a member of Order and the guitarist from Result. I think this band is completely underrated and sadly overlooked. The music is some solid, crusty metallic HC with male/female dual vocals, in the vein of Nausea, Detestation, Reality Crisis, Antischism, Hiatus or Amebix. I bet these guys were hugely inspired by a lot of the '80s~'90s U.K. and U.S. anarcho hardcore/crust bands. This EP was also released in the U.K. on Destroy Records. This one here is the harder to find, original Japanese pressing. This is great. It's really, really good, actually.

Judgement "No Reason Why" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, Insert, (HG-071) - $45

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

Kriegshög "Hardcore Hell" 7" EP - Heart First, 2008, Japan, 2nd press w/ extra track, Poster insert & black die-cut inner sleeve, (BEAT 041) - $7

Kuro (白) "S/T" CD - D.T.K.(Down To Kill), 1991, Japan, (DTK-0004) - $40
The official Kuro discography CD containing their 1st flexi, "Who The Helpless" 8", "Fire" 7" and the "1983 Gig" flexi. Rare original D.T.K. Records release from '91. Most of the D.T.K. CD's are quite hard to find. I still need the Cockney Cocks CD and The Comes CD myself. Anybody has them for trade? For your info, here's a list of the known D.T.K. releases: The Zolge "Russian Roulette" CD('90, DTK-001), The Zolge "Russian Roulette" ltd. 12"('90, DTKL-9001), Poison Arts "S/T" CD('90, DTK/SLICE-0002), Cockney Cocks "Night Of The Outrage" CD('90, DTK-0003), Kuro "S/T" CD('91, DTK-0004), V.A. "Slice Selection" CD('91, DTK/SLICE-0005, No DTK cat # stated), Genoa "What A Wonderful Life! Ha!!" CD('91, DTK-0007), The Comes "Power Never Die" CD('91, DTK-0008), and Poison + Poison Arts "生死即涅槃 煩悩即菩提" double CD('03, DTK-2001~2) The label was ran by a record shop called Edison, and Slice Records(Poison Arts' label) sort of became of part of D.T.K. Records since their '90 CD release. What's "DTK-006"???

Kyaah (キャ→) "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Glossy die-cut sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $40
Great 2nd EP by one of the most well known all-female punk bands in Japan. Their later releases sound poppier and aren't that exciting but the first two EP's are awesome! What you get on this EP is speedy and high-energy punk that's similar to the Nurse flexi, Typhus '80 demo(w/ female vox), or Chu-Doku flexi. Guest chorus by the members from Lip Cream, Bloodberry, and Laughin' Nose. Kyaah used to play gigs often with Nurse, Gas and The Comes. The interesting thing is that when they changed the singer prior to this EP release, Chitose(The Comes) was gonna join the band however it never happened(too bad!). Complete copy with an insert and a red sticker which is actually part of the sleeve design.(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window)

Kyojinbyo (狂人病) "Black Current Hard Coar" 7" flexi - Museum, 1987, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve, (HC-87931) - $55
Awesomely embarrasing way of misspelling "hardcore" by this awesomely amazing hardcore band. The perfect example of what happens if you're too busy sniffing glue to go to a school to learn anything. Shhh... don't tell anyone that was the case for the 95%(!?) of Japcore dudes in the good ol' 1980s. Fuck'n Panx Nevaaaaa Die.

Kyoaku-Kyojindan (恐悪狂人団) "Catastrophe" 7" EP - Climax, 1989, Japan, (MAX-4102) - $20

Laughin' Nose "Never Trust Women" 12" - AA, 1985, Insert, (AA-014) - $38
Their 2nd 12" on AA Records. Contains some of the old L.N. songs that I've always loved, like "No War", "Teenager", "Never Trust Women" etc. I personally like this one better than the "Pussy For Sale" LP. Both are good though.

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" CD - Captain, 1986/89, Japan, (CAP-1014-CD) - $45
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 like: "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!

Lolita No.18 (ロリータ18号) "Tori-Ningen"(鳥人間) CD - Nippon Crown, 2000, Japan, Digipak package, (CRCS-1012) - $3

Loser X "Underground Idiots" 7" EP - Snuffy Smiles, 2008, Japan, Insert & flyer, (snuff-104) - $3
Osaka-based, old school thrash HC like the early '80s D.C. and Boston bands. These guys also play in the similar hardcore band called Tone Deaf.

Midnight Resurrector "Solid Solutions" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, Label catalog flyer, (HG-174) - $3
ex-No Side and Brickbutt. Heavy, fast and totally raging '80s U.S. styled hardcore like Poison Idea or Final Conflict. Well worth checking out. Some of the members currently play in the awesome crossover thrash band called Technocracy. 

Milk Cow "S/T" 7" EP - Snuffy Smile, 1994, Japan, (snuff-005) - $7
Brutal Japanese hardcore in the vein of Infest or Youth Of Today! Don't be foolded by the stupid band name. The music is fucking hardcore.

Moudoku (猛毒) "Shōnan...Omae wa Dokono Wakame Jya!?"(湘南... おまえはどこのワカメじゃ!?) CD - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1993, Japan, 32-page booklet, (MURDER CD-1212) - $8
Another fucked-up, Satsugai label band featuring The Crazy SKB(of Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Hi-Technology Suicide, Headwasher, Kill, QP-Crazy, Thrash No.55, 4Dience Murder and many others) on vocals, and the other members from the various bands include Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Nira-Kodomo, Ningen Hormone, Final Count, Detroit etc. 42 trax of lo-fi, weird and crappy 'shortcut' hardcore/punk. Many of their "songs" reminded me of Honge-Honge or a bit of Psycho Sin. All the lyrics are just the nonsense jokes or parody of well-known Japanese movie stars, pop singers and such. "Moudoku" means "deadly poison" in Japanese.