March 19, 2013

MARCH 20TH 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 (Armed Government's Error) "Inside Darkness" 7" EP - Dewa, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (DR-001) - $18

AGE (Armed Government's Error) "Blowing Wind" 7" EP - Underground Warder Productions, 2002, Japan, 1000 pressed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0474), Orig. sticker on cardboard sleeve, (UWP006) - $15

Adenoid (アデノイド) "Outo-Roman"(嘔吐ロマン) 7" EP - Beat House, 1987, Japan, (NOID 001) - $35
Man, this is such a great record and I love this. I can say this for sure, however, I would NOT recommend this if you're into just punk and hardcore. This is actually the same Adenoid that appeared on the insanely-rare "Ningen Omnibus" comp flexi with Kyojinbyo and two more local Chiba city bands. On the flexi, they've had a Kyojinbyo guitarist in their lineup at that time, but I don't think he's on the recording of this EP. This came out later in the same year after the comp flexi, however, with a different lineup and music style. It's some quality Japanese darkwave/gothic-punk stuff. The songs are dark and with that freaky guitar riffs and all that, but at the same time they're also pretty punkish and hard at the same time. So, I would also recomemnd this to those who enjoy the music of some of the ADK type bands like Aburadako(especially), Kikeiji, Masturbation, Aka or Sekinin Tenka. I guess this fits in the goth/darkwave genre, but the songs are somewhat punkish in that ADK Records punk vein. Think of '80s goth/darkwave mixed with the style of the bands like Aburadako(especially), Kikeiji, Masturbation, Sekintenka, Aka etc. Adenoid is so damn obscure that there's not much info available but I know at least one member(a guitarist) from Mother-Goose, the late '80s Chiba-city based goth/darkwave band that was quite well known in the underground scene, was playing in this band.(actually, Adenoid sounds kind of similar to Mother Goose) Besides that, they appeared on the rare "All The Children Are Insain(Insane)" comp LP, under the alternate name of Doroebisu, with Mother Goose, Chu-Doku(from Chiba also), Theatre Brook etc. That's an excellent LP, by the way.

Aka (赤) "Gisouai"(偽想愛) 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (GL-006ES) - $30
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".

Anarchy (アナーキー / 亜無亜危異) "S/T" LP - Invitation, 1980, Japan, Poster insert, (VIH-6066) - $30
Early Japanese punk rock classic! The debut LP containing the great tracks from their 1st EP, "Not Satisfied" and "Aburamushi". This original LP contains "Tokyo Is Burning", a track that was omitted from the reissue CD due to the lyrics containing some shit about the Japanese emperor. Their catchy, rough and primitive yet energetic punk rock tunes are loved by tons of older punks in Japan and their songs were covered by numerous bands, like that one cool cover song on the Chaos "Revolution!" 7". Didn't Fuck Geez also do some Anarchy covers on their record? There's a double CD tribute album released by Straight Up Records where their songs were covered by the various punk and hardcore bands like Zone, Extinct Government, Chaos, No Problem, Raiya, Miburo, Cider 77, The Slowmotions and Michiro Endo! The hilarious incident of The Stalin vs. Anarchy vs. Jagatara vs. The Roosters' the 4-band madly fight during The Stalin live set at the Burst City movie release party(at the Loft, Tokyo '82) is now the legendary episode in the history of Japanese punk. Sadly, Anarchy isn't getting as much attention as they deserve outside of Japan, but if you're into good ol' Japanese punk rock like The Star Club, The Stalin, Laughin' Nose, Cobra or The Blue Hearts, give a listen. I know a couple of their old songs appeared on some of the Killed By Death and the Back To Front rare & obscure punk comp's. Check out this awesome live footage(from a documentary DVD?)  Watch "Not Satisfied"(live at Yaneura '80) & listen to "Danchi No Obasan" Some more good ones here: "Sakende Yaruze!"(live early '80s) & "Anarchy City"(reunion show '94)

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 Part 2 (Rasen Hikou No Yoru / 螺旋飛行の夜) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback w/ full-color covers, 92 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $58
The Part 2 is even rarer than the Part 1!!! This is the first time I got a copy for sale and don't know if I'll be able to get another one in the future. This one is really, really tough to come by. Awesome and super-rare photo book containing tons of cool full-color and b&w photos of the following bands: Madame Edwarda(8 pages + front/back covers), Masturbation(2 pages), Auto-Mod(6 pages), Lip Cream(3 pages), Sodom(6 pages), The Willard(5 pages), The Continental Kids(2 pages), Kyaah(2 pages), Sadie Sads(4 pages), Hanatarash(4 pages), Nubile, Phaidia, Gara, G-Schmitt, The Loods, Rose Jets, Kenzi, The God, Oxz, Sperma, Zelda, D-Day etc.

Bacteria "Fucking Chaos" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2003, Japan/UK, (OVERTHROW-033) - $18
A short-lived U.K. crust band with the singer Takeshi(C.F.D.L. & Result) from Japan and the members of Excrement Of War, Doom, and Genital Deformities. Their '93 demo tape put to vinyl by Overthrow.

Bárbara "Holy! Holy!" 7" EP - City Rocker, 1985, Japan, (CR-00M) - $18
Produced by Momoyo from Lizard. All-female new wave/post-punk. 

Bárbara "Barbarous Virginity" 7" EP - Happy Birthday, 1986, Japan, Insert, (HB-001) - $25
This 2nd EP was self-released by the band and is harder to find than their 1st EP on City Rocker Records.

Battle Of Disarm "Chaos City" Demo Tape - Japankore/D.I.Y., 1992, Japan, Fold-out sleeve, (Japankore #7/D.I.Y.-CA-003) - $10
B.O.D.'s first or second demo, originally released by D.I.Y. Records in '92 and the U.S. version on Japankore came out in '94, I think.

Bitousha "Hiromi's Party Part 1" 7" flexi - ACS, 1984, Japan, (MF-4001) - $85
Very rare flexi release from this Sendai-city HC all-star project band, featuring the female guitarist Hiromi, who later went on to join G-Zet(changed the name to Bradbury shortly after) as a vocalist in Tokyo. The other members of Bitosuha include, the singer Ryuji(Disarray, Mino-5, Dessert etc.), the bassist Jun(Sekinintenka, G-Zet→Bradbury, Kenzi & The Trips, Dessert etc.) and the drummer Hideki(Rebel). Sekinin Tenka and Rebel members. The female guitarist Hiromi(Rebel) and the bassist Jun(Sekinin Tenka) later moved to Tokyo to play in G-Zet/Bloodberry with Tam(The Stalin). This is some quality metallic Japcore. An amazing flexi by an amazing band out of the great '80s Sendai punk scene, where a bunch of other notable bands like G-Spot, Dead Person, Lance Lot, Idiot Idolaters, Insect Powder and The Vomits were from. (MRR #23 review: "Absolutely demented vocals appear on two of the three tracks here. It's again that metal-punk style of GISM, but lighter on guitarwork. Complex, and evil-sounding.")

Braces, The "Banner Of The Victory" 7" EP - Hata-Age, 2001, Japan, 500 pressed, White vinyl, Stamped inner sleeve & label flyer, (HATA-002) - $35
Limited release on the Raise A Flag member's label. All 500 copies on white vinyl. Featuring the members from Raise A Flag and Cropped Men. Great Japanese Oi!

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

Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, w/ Sticker, (D.A.R. #007) - $9
The first record 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
U.S. hardcore style. This band later became Envy, changed the music style and got pretty big internationally, but Blind Justice was highly inspired by NYHC that played much more straight-forward, simple and fast hardcore. The band was formed in '92 and this is their 1st EP after putting out a couple of demos. "Far East Hardcore" comp track

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.

Chaos "Revolution!" 7" EP - Downer Recordings, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Stamped & numbered poster sleeve(# 110), Logo-stamped inner sleeve & label, (DOR-CH-001ep) - $35
Commented by Ishiya(Forward/Death Side) on the front sleeve. Awesome, distorted and noisy HC from Oita, Kyushu. Distorted vocals and fuzzed-out guitars over the crashing HC tunes. Very limited and hard to find 1st EP by this long-running, but unrecognized band. Sounds totally different from their past materials like the "Oita City HC" comp tracks etc. Although their songs aren't exactly in the noisecore vein, I'd recommended this EP to fans of any noisy and distorted Japanese HC or early Disorder and Chaos U.K. Pretty solid release! Contains 4 tracks including an Anarchy(!!) cover song "Anarchy City", yeeeeeeeees!

Chaos C.H. "Serve You Right" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, (OVERTHROW-009) - $65
I thought both their 1st and 2nd EP's were pressed in 500 copies each, but actually only the 1st one was, and more copies of the 2nd EP were made. Not exactly sure how many, maybe like 700~800 or so? Also, some copies of the 1st EP(regular ver.) has insert that came with the limited version.(the band photo sleeve)

Chaos UK "Just Mere Slaves" LP - Selfish, 1986, UK, Orig. 1st press of 300 w/ light pink sleeve, Japan-only release, (BEL-12001) - $45
Rare Japanese release on Selfish Records. It's the very first release of the label. The songs were recorded with Mower on vocals during their first Japanese tour in '85. The studio tracks on side A and the live tracks on the other side. Gauze, Sakevi, Lip Cream, Ghoul, Execute, Outo, Gastunk are credited in the thanks list. The first pressing was limited to 300 copies with a lighter, pink sleeve. The second and later pressings have the much darker, red-ish sleeve. There's also an European bootleg that came out on Sewage Records(also did The Varukers "Another Religion, Another War" 2 x 7" boot) in '97, which is easy to identify because of the center label is white, while the original Selfish pressings have the pink label.

Clash Dogs "Bite The System" 7" EP - Bronze Fist, 1998, Japan, Orange marbled vinyl, (BFR-003) - $8
U.K. '82 style, speedy HC like the No Future and Riot City bands.

Clod "Don't Kick Your Mind" 7" EP - Slice, 1989, Japan, Glossy poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $38
Think of more rough and "crappier" version of early Gastunk, Poison(Arts) or late Mobs. Imagine the younger punks trying so damn hard playing that particular style of '80s metallic Japcore and that's exactly what you hear on this Clod EP. I actually like it a lot, though, who could play that unique metallic HC style better than Gastunk or Poison did?(duh) Released on Slice(a.k.a. Sulaisu) Records, the label ran by the Poison Arts singer in the late '80s. I totally did everything that was released by this label. This one is a bit hard to find like that Matsuji EP. This comes in a nice and huge fold-out glossy poster sleeve just like the Poison Arts and Sqwad flexi's do. Clod also appeared on the "Nobody's Fault"(Slice Omnibus Vol.1) comp LP and did at least one demo tape called "Thalidomide" which I've been trying to find a copy forever.

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 "No Side" LP - Dogma/City Rocker, 1983, Japan, Original, Textured sleeve, Insert, (DOG-2) - $135

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 goddamn HC from Sapporo, Japan. A review taken from the 625 label info: When WxHxN played with these guys in Sapporo, I almost dropped a cum in my pants. Hardcore boner, yay! 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 boner.

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

Crust War Vol. 5 - Zine - Crust War, Japan, 1998, Japan, 30 pages, (No Cat. #) - $30
Frigöra, Shitlickers, Life, Amebix, Japan Underground Hardcore Attack(AGE, Framtid, Dislike, Lasting Noise Attack, The Last Survivors, Ability etc.), Crust War release ad.(Dislike tape), Chaos Of Destruction ad., Live photo collection(Disclose, Gloom, Frigöra etc.), E.N.T. '90 Japan tour full-page photo etc. Lots of crusty live pics, artworks, old flyer reprints, interviews and reviews.

Crust War Vol. 6 - Zine - Crust War, Japan, 1999, Japan, 38 pages, (No Cat. #) - $30
Life, Totalitär, Forca Macabra, Squandered, No Side, Mie-city Attack(Dislike, Deceiving Society etc.), Japan Underground HC Attack(Zoe & Truth Of Arize), Crust War release ad.(Framtid & Dislike demos), Gloom/Disclose live pics, Discharge large centerfold photo etc. Lots of crusty live pics, artworks, old flyer reprints, interviews and reviews.

D-Day "Ki-Ra-I" 7" EP - Aspirin, 1983, Japan, (JCR-209) - $28
Female fronted new wave/post-punk. Hard to find Aspirin Records release from '83.

D.S.B. "No Fight No Get" 7" EP - Devour/Kichigaijin, 1996, Japan, Orig. 1st press, (UNKO 01-e) - $15

Deep Throat "Mikkai"(密会) 7" EP - MCR Company, 1991, Japan, 1000 pressed, (MCR-051) - $10
Metallic, dark, heavy and md-tempo Japcore in the same style as Rapes, Ghoul, Mobs, Zouo, A.T.-Det and so on.... From Kyoto. Their only release besides a few comp appearances from the late '80s to the early '90s. Shintani(Rapes) and Jotaro(Mobs, Geizz, Tetsu-Arrey) are credited in the special thanks list. The music is pretty good, although I wouldn't say it's brilliant like the forementioned classic bands, but my question is.... well, why the fuck did they decide to name themselves Deep Throat!?!?!?

Defector "Punk System Destroy" 7" EP - Crust War, 2003, Japan, Insert, (CRUST WAR-020) - $25

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

Dessert "Soul Searching" Picture LP - Ranch, 1999(?), Japan, Clear PVC outer sleeve, Cardstock paper insert & flyer, (RANCH-03/SEL-Six) - $38
A hard to find picture LP by this great Japanese HC band, consisted of the singer Ryuji from the legendary '80s Sendai-city HC band Disarray(!!), also Bitousha, Mino-5(w/ Chelsea, Katsuta etc.) and early Cocobat, the bassist Jun Gray from Sekinin Tenka, Bitousha, Kenzi and Bradbury(ex. G-Zet), and the guitarist Kasuga(a.k.a. Gas), who also was a member of Disarray, The Idiot Idlaters, The Pogo, The Ryders and currently plays in Laughin' Nose. Sort of like an '80s Sendai HC all-star band, isn't it? As you can imagine from the past band history of three of the band members, these guys sure know what they're doing and you know what to expect from Dessert. If you're into all those classic Burning Spirits styled, traditional Japcore bands ala Death Side, Judgement, Bastard, Tetsu-Arrey, Crude or Forward, you'll love Dessert. Ryuji's throaty vocal style is awesome. They did a great Disarray cover song "Bad Blood" on the CD version of the "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP from '98. Both this LP and the EP are well worth checking out, although the LP is much harder to find than the EP, though. Featuring the excellent artworks done by one of the best Japanese underground artists, Usugrow, whom some of you may be familiar with if you're into the hardcore/punk-related artists like Sugi, Tom or Pushead. Self-released on the band's own label called Ranch Records, which I believe is a label ran by either Ryuji or Kasuga, as the recent official CD reissue of Disarray from several years back was also released on Ranch. Dessert hasn't done so many releases since they were formed in the mid~late '90s, only the forementioned EP and several compilations including the Gastunk tribute album, but I'm pretty sure the band is still active these days.

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

Dilenma "S/T" 7" EP - Armored Brain, 1995, Japan, (ABR-002EP) - $35
Fucking amazing band!! Love this EP so much. In that good ol' dark metallic Japcore style ala Ghoul, Zouo, Rapes, G.I.S.M., Geizz or A.T.-Det, but Dilenma played their songs much faster with more thrashy, razor-sharp guitar riffs. Think of late Ghoul, Demolition or Rapes. Killer gruff vocals reminds me of Masami! The special thanks list includes Rapes, The Gaia, ex-Freedom singer etc. Definitely one of my top 10 favorite '90s Japanese HC records!

Disarray "In Search Of The Miraculous" 7" EP - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, (CS-2) - $40

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. #) - $35
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 fold-out sleeve & cassette label, U.S.-only, (Japankore #4) - $40

Discocks, The "Boot Boys Anthem" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1997, Japan, (OVERTHROW-019) - $20

Dislike "Shock E.P." 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, Insert, (POGO 7) - $28
Ultra-dirty-fucking-scummy noisecore insanity. Also check out their cassette release called "Noise E.P." on Crust War Records.

Don Don "Skulls" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nouzui, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve & mini insert(label logo), (AFR-09) - $15

Doom "Doomed From The Start - The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Orig. Japanese pressing, Gatefold sleeve, (DISCLP 5) - $25
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.

Exithippies "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, (PAANK-015) - $18

Exithippies "Acid Rain 4" 7" flexi - We Suck, 2005, Japan, Ltd. version of 100 copies(out of ??? total) on screen-printed clear 1-sided flexi, Gatefold sleeve, (We Suck IQ 02) - $18
Rare version with a green and white design screen-printed on the one-sided clear flexi. The pink and blue ones also exist. The standard version is the regular one-sided clear flexi, which is more common.

Expose "S/T"(a.k.a. "Complicated Mind") 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, 1st edition w/ folded insert, (EXPOSE RECORDS-01/ECR-001) - $35
Total early Disorder/Chaos UK/Swankys/Gai-worshipped noisecore. Distorted, fast, sloppy and chaotic! '82 in '97! Fucking ace! There are two versions of this EP exist. The original 1st edition from '97 came with a b&w folded lyric insert. Sometime in the early 2000's(the band was broken up already), they sold some leftover copies without an insert, but instead, a newly-made blue outer sleeve with lyrics printed on the back side was attached to them.

Extinct Government "No Justice" LP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, Insert, (OVERTHROW-021) - $25
Their 1st full-length LP with the early line-up including a guitarist T.T. from Forward, and a bassist Minoru from Lip Cream, The Comes, Colored Ricemen etc.
Note: The sleeve has a seam-split at the bottom.

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $3
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 from Denmark.

Ferocious X "Våga Tänka Själv" One-sided 7" EP - Distort, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (DISTORT 002) - $75

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 Bloodbath "S/T" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, Clear vinyl, (PAANK-010) - $25

Final Bloodbath "Dead Or Alive" 7" EP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, (CRUST WAR-015) - $28

Final Count "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, Textured sleeve, (FINAL-01) - $30

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.

Framtid "Counter Attack" Demo Tape - Crust War, 1998, Japan, Fold-out sleeve, (CRUST WAR 007) - $55

Framtid "Consuming Shit & Mind Pollution" Demo Tape, 2001, Japan, Fold-out sleeve & cassette labels, (CRUST WAR 010) - $45

Frigöra "S/T" 7" EP - F.F.T., 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered fold-out sleeve(# 068), (F.F.T.-006) - $90

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) - $78

G.J.P.B. "No Remain Behind" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, (OVERTHROW-012) - $18

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $78
According to the Blue Jug label site. 1000 copies each of the Gai, Confuse and Kuro flexi's were pressed.

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

Gastunk "To Fans" 7" EP - Love, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press(gig freebie ver., never issued w/ insert) on clear purple vinyl, Printed clear outer sleeve, (SEX 69-004) - $20
This EP contains the killer, re-recorded(and faster!) version of their early classic tunes "Devil" and "Sex" from the 1st EP(Dogma, '85) and a different version of "Fastest Dream" from the "Dead Song" LP. This original issue on clear purple vinyl was given away free to their fans during the "Heartful Melody Four Island Tour '86", and the multi-colored splatter vinyl reissue(w/ insert) was later sold at the shops.

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" 3xEP, "In The Fire"(live ver.) flexi and "The Vanishing Signs" 12". 

Gauze "S/T" 7" EP - Prank, 1997, Japan, Orig. 1st press of 500 copies(Japan-only) on black vinyl w/ white streaks, No patch, (PRANK 009) - $30
From Discogs info: "First Press 500 on Black vinyl with white Streaks and patch, sold only in Japan. Third Press 1,000 on White Vinyl."

Geizz "We Wait For Song Of Geizz" 7" EP - DGR, 1985, Japan, (D.G.R.-001/DGR RECORDS 001) - $85
The Execute and early Gastunk-style, speedy and metallic HC. This is a fucking excellent EP. The rare and only ever record put out by this Tokyo-based obscure band consisted of the bassist Toshi(The Execute), the singer Chatara who later went on to join The Execute in '85 or early '86(after the previous singers Baki and Ichi, before "An Omen Of Fear" EP release, around the time Chelsea joined them as a drummer), and the guitarist Jotaro, from the various other bands include Mobs, Mohawks, F.O.A.D., Last Bomb, Whip Brains etc. Jotaro currently plays in Tetsu-Arrey. The female drummer Misa(Kyaah, Rap & Last Bomb) also played in Geizz at some point, but not on this recording. The back sleeve indicates: "Produced by The Execute, Toshi" and also Lemmy from The Execute is also credited. Don't miss this out if you're into the bands like The Execute, Gastunk, Poison or Ghoul!!! The metallic and thrashy guitar riffs are excellent. The Geizz songs also remind me of A.T.-Det!
Note: The white part of the sleeve shows some light discoloration from aging. The vinyl is super clean and is in Mnt condition.

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.

Gendou Missile (ゲんドう ミサイル) "Gé" (ゲ) 7" EP - Nagomu, 1985, Japan, (NG-019) - $20
Gendou Missile's 7-track 1st EP! This band is sadly unknown to most of people outside of Japan(although they're pretty big over threre), but they may be known to some of HC fans since their 3rd EP was released on Hold Up/Noise Room Records, which I think is pretty good. This one is very good and the songs on this EP sound harder and more HC than the Hold Up EP, though! They had two bass players(wtf?) in their early lineup, but I guess they decided to get rid of one after this EP. Gendou Missile also has the LP out on Taiyo Records, a label that put out the Kyoaku-Kyojindan 8" flexi and LP, the Detroit EP etc.

Gendou Missile (ゲんドう ミサイル) "I・Ya・Da!" Picture 7" EP - Nagomu, 1986, Japan, Folded metallic foil sleeve, (NG-028) - $18
The 4-track 2nd picture EP. The music is pretty much in the vein of the 1st EP, but that one is better, I think. In the special thanks list, Ishiya(Death Side), Mosquito(mid '80s thrash HC on "Nippon Rentogen") and Sister Ray(Kiekiji singer's band) are credited. Hiroshi, the guitarist from Gendou Missile was very close friends with Chelsea(he learned the guitar from Hiroshi) and he is the one played the guitar for Death Side at the Chelsea tribute show in 2010. Hiroshi also played in Asylum and The Trash. Asylum's earliest and original lineup includes Chelsea and Ran-Lin, both from Death Side and Poison. Gendou Missile is still active but I don't think Hiroshi is their current member.

Gewalt "Osozaki Kuruizaki"(遅咲き狂い咲き) Picture 7" EP - Nippon Koukaku Ongen, 1995(?), Japan, Fold-out insert, Clear PVC sleeve, (NKO-1) - $35
Here's a powerful 6-track smasher by Gewalt. An absolute, cock-exploding Japanese HC fist fuck in your face! No wimpy bullshit here. Like the band name says it all(gewalt = violence, power, or force in German), this is extremely heavy and fast, traditional metallic Japcore style that's comparable to the Burning Spirits type of bands, but Gewalt played their songs much faster and heavier. The fucking evil-sounding, gruff vocals are sick as hell. This self-released, nice little picture EP containing six blistering tunes. Quite rare and hard to come by! Think of a cross between the traditional Burning Spirits style HC and the good ol' metallic Japcore ala Ghoul, Rapes, Zouo, Demolition or Dilenma. This criminal motherfucker Shura Fujimoto was the singer for Gewalt and he's a pretty well-known douchebag in the Kansai area HC scene. You guessed it right! Needless to say that he's always been associated with the other shady thugs from the area, like the dudes from Rapes, Nightmare, Warhead, Danse Macabre, SAAG(ex-Crusty Hi Charge), Dilenma, R.O.M. and all that musically creative people, despite their obvious criminal background. I think he even did the vocals for Danse Macabre a couple times live when Cherry was still behind the bars....!! Now since Cherry's out and free that he and Shura got together in the new-ish band called S.H.I.(however, I've heard that Shura just fucks around with some kinda weird noise sampling machine or some shit)

Gibbed "Eternal Life" 7" flexi - Sound Of Burial, 1990, Japan, (ULTRA FAST 4) - $35
Released on S.O.B.'s old label called Sound Of Burial Records. Ultra-brutal-as-fuck skullcrushin' grindcore for fans of the grind/death metal-era S.O.B., Unholy Grave, Napalm Death, Carcass and the classic Earache stuff!!!

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, (男-001) - $40
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!
Note: The flexi has a slight bent mark, but plays perfectly.

Grubby "No Cheap Ways" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, Label catalog flyer, (HG-036) - $3
'80s U.S. style metallic crossover thrash/hardcore.

Hawks, The "Requiem" 7" EP - Rock Of The Beast, 2000, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (ROTB 001) - $55

Headwasher "Guinea Pig"(ギニーピッグ) 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1989, Japan, (ONO-444) - $28
The only ever record release by this obscure Japanese noisecore band. They have at least one demo tape out besides this flexi. Featuring Crazy-SKB from Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Hi-Technology Suicide , QP-Crazy(has a split CD with Rapes!), Kill, Moudoku etc on guitar, and the members from another good HC band called Detroit. The flexi was released on his own cult punk label called Satsugai Enka Vinyl in '89. Contains 5 trax with the song titles like "Mad Love Song", "Sennou(Brainwash)" or "Pleasure Of Blood".... As the titles suggest, their music is totally brutal, violent, noisy and chaotic HC with ultra-distorted and noisy guitars. And, the vocals are pretty sick! Would highly recommend this to those who love jerkin' off to the violent noise of the bands like Kyojinbyo, Kuro, Coward, Gasmask, Gai, Tranquilizer, Gudon(early), Confuse etc. This is some sick ass shit!

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.

Hightechnology Suicide (Hi-Technology Suicide) ‎"Solid Gold Crazy Action" 7" EP - Climax, 1989, Japan, (MAX-4104) - $25
The 1st EP by Hi-Technology Suicide!!! Violent HC chaos!! One of the main bands of the fucked-up psychotic vocalist The Crazy-SKB from Kyoaku-Kyojindan, who runs Satsugai Enka Vinyl label. If you aren't familiar with them, Hi-Technology Suicide was formed in '89. The Crazy-SKB's biggest influence is The Stalin!! Some of the later Hi-Technology Suicide releases(after '91) are kinda weird with the electronic/noise edge, but their early releases are straight-forward violent HC/Punk. This 1st EP, the "Hone/Kirisaki Jap" 2nd 7" flexi('90) and the "Headbanging Alien" 3rd CD single('90) are all great!!!(my favorite is the flexi) One of their later members, Honma(who joined them in '91), currently plays in Kikeiji as a keyboardist(!?), and the bassist Tsujimura used to play in Kikeiji(in the '80s), Jiheitai(pre-The Stalin), Kokeshi-Doll(pre-Jiheitai), Barashi(pre-Kokeshi-Doll) and Paranoia Star(Michiro's post-Stalin band circa '87)!!! Yes, he played in three different bands with Michiro Endo and Jun Inui before they formed The Stalin, and even in Michiro's short-lived band Paranoia Star after The Stalin broke up. He is one of the original Hi-Technology Suicide members and plays on all their releases. Listen to "Solid Gold Crazy Action"!!!! & Listen to "Honé" & "Kirisaki-Jap" ('90 flexi)

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

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, (New/Unplayed), (MME 003) - $4
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror. So fucking what?

Human Despair "Cry Out Fist Up" 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, Laminated sleeve, (DIS-021) - $18
I just found out that the ex-vocalist/guitarist from Human Despair is now in Confront.(their 7" came out in the U.S., put out by Not Very Nice and General Speech last year)

Innocents "Masho"(魔性) 7" EP - D.I.S., 1989, Japan, Insert, w/ sticker, (D.I.S.-004) - $58
One of the most important bands from Shizuoka city HC scene, among others like Deadless Muss, So What, The Rustler, Griffin F.Z., Mental etc. Awesome 8-track EP on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. This copy comes with a rare sticker.

Innocents "Masho"(魔性) 7" EP - D.I.S., 1989, Japan, Insert, (EX+/VG+), (D.I.S.-004) - $48

Insane Youth "Breakthrough Blockbuster" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1996, Japan, (DAN-DOH 001) - $18
The band's second EP and it's the first ever release put out by Dan-Doh Records. Insane Youth was Souichi(Forward, ex-Gudon)'s old band from Kochi, and he was the singer/guitarist for them. The early Insane Youth stuff's really good, like this one and the "Not Give A Damn" first EP on Blood Sucker.

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.

Isterismo ‎"Non Puo Sopprimere Il Mio Conflitto" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2008, Japan, 2nd press w/ lighter background on sleeve, Insert, (OVERTHROW-044) - $35

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.

Juntess "You Were Free" 7" EP - MCR UK, 1992, Japan, (MCRUK 002) - $10

KGS "Cutcord And Destruction" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Rebelabel, 1998, Japan, (BSR-024/REB-005) - $5
Rough and driving Japcore with an old school U.S. hardcore edge ala Black Flag or Circle Jerks. The 2nd EP from this lesser-known, Tokyo-based HC band featuring the guitarist T.T.(ex-Extinct Government & Forward), who currently plays in a new-ish band called Eiefits, with Minoru(Lip Cream, The Comes, E.Government etc.) and some other people nobody couldn't care less about. Don't know which guy, but I know one of the other members was in early RoseRose. KGS also did a split EP with a great band from Shizuoka called H,K,(ex-Deadless Muss & The Rustler, 2 tapes out on D.I.S.) on Blood Sucker earlier the same year.

Kikieiji (奇形児) "Plastic Scandal" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, Original, Printed glossy inner-bag sleeve & insert, (ADK-06E) - $78
Rare original '83 ADK Records pressing. Produced, engineered and released by Tam.(The Stalin, Typhus, Middle→Class, G-Zet/Bradbury etc.)

Kontraŭekzisto "Rezisto Kontraŭ Totalismo" 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2001, Japan, Pink marbled vinyl, (PAANK-009) - $15
I don't have much info about this band except that they were supposed to be the studio project of ex-Frigora member(s). They sure do sound a lot like Frigöra though, and on top of that, all the lyrics are sung in Esperanto, just like the pre-Frigöra band called Liberação did. Intensely noisy, ultra-raw and primitive crust with a noisecore touch. Yes, reminds me of Collapse Society or Frigöra, a good ol' Scandinavian inspired raw crust mixed with that totally distorted, fuzzed-out guitar sound like the '80s Kyushu noisecore. This is some awesome and madly noisy shit here. For fans of Ferocious X, Isterismo, Frigöra, Collapse Society and stuff like that.

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) "Fire" 7" EP & flexi - KPP, 1985, Japan, w/ "1983 Gig" clear red flexi, 16-page booklet & printed outer envelope, (KPP-006/LM-0715/PLM-112) - $145

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→) "S/T" 7" EP - R.B.F., 1984, Japan, Glossy envelope-style sleeve, Insert, (RBF-202) - $48
Rare!! This is their 1st EP that's much harder to find than the "Slapdash" EP('85) on AA Records, with the original singer Junko, who left the band shortly after this release. Killer speedy Japanese punk with all girl members.

Kyojinbyo (狂人病) "Black Current Hard Coar" 7" flexi - Museum, 1987, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve, (HC-87931) - $65
Awesomely embarrassing 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. (P.S.) Their singer Takeo was insanely fucked up. Very surprising that he had lived until 2002.... Could be dead much sooner.

L.O.X. (Lip Cream, Orange & X) "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, (SS-006) - $25
"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 Axe-Bomber in the early '80s and S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Orange was a punk rock band from Tokyo that I don't know much about. 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.

Lance Lot "Eat The Dream!" 7" flexi - Stomping, 1987, Japan, (SR-004) - $35

Last Bomb "Firing" 7" EP - Powder, 1985, Japan, (POWDER RECORDS E-01) - $55
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(Final Bombs, ex-Ghoul) on bass and Misa(ex-Kyaah/Rap/Geizz) on drums. This is their only release with Loony on vocals. Their later releases, the "Retro Firing" EP and the 12", on Selfish Records were recorded with the second singer Bondage, who later formed the great band called Grave New World with the Crow singer and the Asbestos drummer in the early '90s, and I believe currently plays the guitar in the Crow singer's another band Kaiboushitsu. After Bondage left Last Bomb, they changed the music style to more like the late Discharge style metallic HC and also changed the name to Final Bombs, with Bear Bomb on vocals/guitar.

Lastsentence "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2010, Japan, Light brown sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25

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.

Laukaus "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Insert, (POGO 41) - $68

Lebenden Toten "Dead Noise" 7" EP - Overthrow, 2005, US, Ltd. Japan-only edition of 350 copies on clear green vinyl w/ Japanese lyric insert, (OVERTHROW-039/LTR-002) - $38
350 copies of the limited green vinyl with insert were sold only in Japan and the U.S. edition on black vinyl w/o insert were made in a larger quantity.

Lebenden Toten "Poison Wave" 7" EP - Self, 2006, US, 400 pressed for Japan tour, Silk-screened sleeve & tour postcard, (No Cat. #) - $45

Lenasix-Up "The Peler Inage Of Seventh Mirror" 7" flexi - KPP, 1986, Japan, w/ sticker, (New/Unplayed), (KPP-006) - $25

It was Sugi(from Kuro)'s another band. Obscure darkwave/goth with female vox. Released on Kuro's KPP Records.

Lenasix-Up "The Peler Inage Of Seventh Mirror" 7" flexi - KPP, 1986, Japan, (KPP-006) - $22

Lip Cream "9 Shocks Terror" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1987, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12013/DONDON-005) - $75

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.

Mamat's, The "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $30

Masturbation "S/T" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK-01E) - $150
Produced, engineered and released by Tam.(The Stalin, Typhus, G-Zet/Bradbury etc.) One of the harder to find, early ADK releases.

Mental "1st Dischord" 8" flexi - D.I.S./Mental/Hells Tombo, 1989, Japan, (D.I.S.-006/MENTAL RECORD-01/HELLS TOMBO-02) - $98
Very rare Shizuoka-city HC flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S./Dirty Informal Section label. It's definitely harder to find and more obscure than the So What and Deadless Muss flexi's.
Note: The fold-out sleeve shows wear and crease, mostly at the top part. The hard flexi disc looks super clean, might even be unplayed, however it seems slightly warped at the edge. Nothing major that would affect playing, and no bent marks, dents or scratches.

Mess "Get Into A Mess" 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, (K.K002MA) - $20
Unlike many other Kyushu based bands from the mid '80s played noisecore and more chaotic sounding HC, Mess(in their early days) played some really good, rough and straight-forward, in-your-face HC that reminds me of the "Fuck Heads" era, early Gauze. That's what they sound like on this 1st flexi. They later moved to Tokyo in the late '80s and put out the 8" EP and also appeared on the "Get Back The Discharged Arrow" comp LP(w/ Acid, Crück & Mad Conflux) on Selfish Records in '89. Can't remember what they sounded like on those two releases but I think they were in more like typical, traditional Japcore style. They later changed their music style and released the full-length CD on Selfish Records in '91 and the LP on Bloodsucker Records in '99. Those two are in a quite different style than their earlier releases. This band is probably more known for the 8" EP and the comp LP tracks, but I think this flexi is much better. All the songs on this flexi are speedy and somewhat primitive, yet powerful. It's an early Kings World Records release and this particular copy comes with a rare, original Kings World flyer advertising The Swankys flexi, Confuse "Contempt..." EP, "Punk The World" tape etc.

Missing Burn "A Mere Shadow Of Myself" " 7" flexi - SS Company, 1991, Japan, Insert & sticker, (New/Unplayed), (FRR-007) - $38
Solid, speedy and straight-forward HC like the mid~late '80s Selfish Records stuff ala Systematic Death, Outo or Lip Cream, with just a slight more metallic edge. Missing Burn is from Kyushu and this flexi is on SS Company, the label ran by Flak. SS Company and Violent Party were the two main labels organizing the local shows, besides putting out the records and tapes, in the '80s Kyushu area punk scene. All the SS Company releases are pretty hard to find. The other releases by the label are the Flak flexi and CD, the Ruin flexi and demo, the Red House flexi and demo, and "The End Of Your Generation" comp tape(Flak, Ruin, Piss, Rebel etc.) There's also the SS Company comp CD called "Broke Out Insanity"(incl. Flak, Ruin & Missing Burn), which was actually released by King's World Records in '91. The only known releases by Missing Burn are this flexi and the comp CD tracks, but they might have a demo or two out earlier since the band was active from the mid/late '80s. This is a nice, new/unplayed stock copy of the rare and obscure flexi. 6 trax.

MARCH 20TH 2013 (PART 2 : N~Z)

(   N ~ Z   )

Nausea "Smash Racism, Now." 7" EP - Boot, 1992, US, Pink sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $18
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."

Nightmare "Be Put To Urge Rise In Yourself" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1995, Japan, (BSR-016) - $22

Nightmare "Footprints Of The Wind"(足跡) 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1999, Japan, Insert, (BSR-053) - $15

No Value "Peaceful Violence" 7" EP - Under The Surface, 2009, Japan, (UTS-006) - $8

Nue (鵺) "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 1990, Japan, 7" x 7" size large sticker outer sleeve(white ver.) & insert, (NR-002) - $25
Rare 2nd 7" by Nue, a super-obscure and unknown Japanese anarcho punk band that was active in Tokyo circa '86~'92. Nue was one of the VERY few anarcho/political activist punk bands, that existed in the scene over there back then, among some other similar notable bands like Real, Honey Deep Wet!, Theze, Nora or The Wanpaku Junkies, with the strong political and D.I.Y. stance and message. They were highly influenced by Crass, Conflict and the Crass Records related bands. Very closely associated with Honey Deep Wet! and the other Cage Records related bands.(Cage Records) Musically, it's mostly pretty aggressive, fast and straight-forward punk with a very HC edge to it. I've never had a chance to hear Nue's 1st flexi('88), so I don't know what that one sounds like, though. I think many of their lyrics covered the animal rights topic and such. As far as I know these two are the only things they've ever done. The EP comes in a folded sleeve with a large one-sheet extra outer sleeve. There are two different colors of the sticker outer sleeve exist, the black and white ones.(Nue info on Discogs) (What the hell is "Nue" anyway...?) Also, not from the Tokyo scene but the similar bands from some other areas include Hellnation(Jap.), Ouch, The Ballad..... and, well, I really can't think of anything else. Ouch has a 7" flexi out and appeared on the "Unknown HC Drunkers 2" comp on MCR. This long-running Osaka-based band called The Ballad is supposed to be still active these days. They've done many releases since the '80s including the flexi's, tapes and several CD's. One of which was put out by King's World Records in the early '90s, but I have no idea why and what their relation was. Out of all these early Japanese anarcho punk bands that I mentioned, Real was probably the most politically active bands, especially the singer was. Besides the band he was deeply involved in the anti-emperor movement. I remember when Hirohito, the Showa period Jap emperor, died on January 7th 1989, he was part of the riot and was arrested and all that. Those guys were probably quite similar to a bunch of anarkkkist crusties all over the world these days. I wouldn't be surprised if the people from Real, Honey Deep Wet or Nue used to get beat up by Japcore back in the '80s, just like a bunch of Osaka and Tokyo crusties did in the '90s...(the poor crusties. Say No To Punk Rock Bullying!?) Am I the only one who finds ironic how so many Japcore bands getting along with the Western political HC bands, touring together and all that truly strange things happening nowadays? Can't think of anything as ironic as this fact, can I? The Japcore dudes, especially the older ones, may not  be the smartest people, but they sure are good at pretending to be somebody they are not, or should I say that having the language barrier might actually be a good thing, so the Western political punks won't have to feel disappointed to know certain things they probably better off not knowing.... oooooooouch!

Nubile "Spyral Totem Toler Than East Poll" 7" EP - Wechselbalg Syndicate, 1984, (New/Unplayed), (WT-704) - $18

Oddball "Losing Face" 7" EP - Laboratory, 1996, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, Blue sleeve version, (Laboratory Records 008) - $5
This one is pretty good. The Kyoto-based HC band with a huge D.O.A. and early '80s U.S. hardcore influences. Featuring a Constricted member. Rockin' driving fast hardcore/thrash tunes with a cool distorted vocals. One of the songs has a Dead Kennedys parody intro. I think this band played with D.O.A. when they toured Japan. This is their first EP and they also have another EP called "Sell Out" on Mangrove Records and the LP called "Hardcore '99" with a D.O.A. "Hardcore '81" parody artwork.

Paintbox "Honou/Sabaku" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-101) - $20

Paintbox "Back Reporter/Gaichuu No Uta"(害虫の詩) 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Ltd. gig-only release, Label catalog flyer, (HG-152) - $55

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

Persevere "Irrationality" Demo Tape - Insane World, 2001, Japan, (Insane World Records 002) - $35

Phaidia "S/T" 7" flexi - City Rocker, 1984, Japan, (CR-00J) - $25

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 "Hot Rod" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7011) - $40

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 "One Hundred Dragon" CD - Captain/Bang a Gong, 1989, Japan, Obi, (GONG-6010-CD) - $38
Their second album(CD-only release) on Captain Records that came out several months after the "Kick Rock" LP. Just an additional note: Poison decided to change the name during the recording of the "Kick Rock" LP(so, technically it's a Poison Arts release) only because they thought having the same name as the U.S. hair metal band sucks.

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1990, Japan, Promo-only/freebie w/ pocket sleeve, (E-8591) - $20
Contains a re-recorded version of the killer title track tune which originally appeared on their classic "Kick Rock" LP on Selfish Records in '88. This version sounds much faster than the original!

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) - $58
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, with 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. I know that the demo tape exists and 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/re-issue 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. I would highly, totally recommend this for ALL Japanese HC fans!!!!

R.I.P. (Resolute Immortal Partizan) "Samurai Anthems" 7" EP - Discrete, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (DIS-18) - $58
Top-notch Japanese Oi!/skinhead from Kobe. Heavy-hitting and metallic tunes in the vein of Gruesome, Raiya, Sledgehammer, Ikazuchi or Strong Style. The whole EP is a killer, especially the third track "More And More The Fight!!" is a must hear. This is one of the hardest to find and very sough-after '90s Japanese Oi! records. Possibly the hardest to find out of all the Discrete Records releases. R.I.P. also did a split with the Osaka Japcore band R.O.M. in '02, which is also pretty decent but I think this EP is way better. Listen to R.I.P "More And More The Fight!!" etc.

Rabia "¿Por Que?" Demo Tape - Self, 1992, Japan, Fold-out sleeve & hand-written label on cassette, (No Cat. #) - $55
Original!!!!! Contains more tracks than the EP. Got this directly from Takuo Nakamura in '93 or '94.

Rabia "Pecado Contra Natura" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 250 pressed, Mail order only release, (OVERTHROW-015) - $125

Rap "Rapout" 7" EP - Dogma, 1986, Japan, (DOG-14) - $20
Great 3rd EP by this all-girl punk rock band. Very catchy and punkish tunes on this 3-track EP.(Rap Official Fan Site)

Rap "Hysteria" 12" - Dogma, 1987, Japan, 16-page booklet, (DOG-18) - $35
This 12" is harder to find than their previous 7" releases on Dogma Records. Comes with a nice large booklet with the band photos, lyrics and info. Check out some cool live videos: "Rock Magazine"(live in Shizuoka '86)"Chokujyou-Keikou" & "Da・Ta・I"(live in Osaka '85) and "Masui"(live at Antiknock '86)

Raw Noise "S/T"(a.k.a. "Sound Of Destruction") 7" EP - Raw Noise Recs., 1990, UK, (RAW 001) - $17
Classic U.K. crust with E.N.T. members. Self-released EP.

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR Company, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $25
Long out of print 1st EP by one of the finest bands from the current Japanese crust scene.

Refuse "Punk Save The World???" 7" EP - Beer City, 2001, Japan, w/ paper 3D glasses, (Beer City Records-01) - $25
Lo-fi noisecore/noise-punk. The center label says "Beer Cider Noise!!!!!". Contains six filthy trax including the song titles like "Noise Never Die!" or "The Fuck Song" and a crappier version of the Gai/Swankys cover song "Little Star". This was self-released on the band's own label called Beer City, not to be confused with the U.S. label with the same name. These guys also released the "Control Noise" tape on their other label called Damaging Noise. As it says "Some copies came with a pair of 3D glasses." on Discogs, this copy is complete with a bonus 3D glasses.(why...?!) I have no fucking clue what the 3D glasses have to do with this record, but I see on the back sleeve there's a weird photo of a bunch of guys wearing the similar glasses, and inside the sleeve there's a 3D artwork/design(well, sort of...) Perhaps some sort of a nonsense joke.

"S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1985, Japan, (ADK-23S) - $25
Produced, engineered and released by Tam.(The Stalin, Typhus, Middle→Class, G-Zet/Bradbury etc.) Resurrection had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo(a.k.a. Paro) from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Records.

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 ones made for the S.O.B./Napalm Death split flexi.

Rocky & The Sweden "844" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Rebelabel Planning, 1999, Japan, Insert, (BSR 046/REB 014) - $15

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S.(Dirty Informal Section), 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $55
The 1st flexi by The Rustler from Shizuoka, where a bunch of other fine Japcore bands like So What, Innocents(Zamza), Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ, Mental, H,K, and Swindle Bitch were from. Rare flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. 10 tracks!

SA "Youth On Your Feet" CD - Submission, 1999, Japan, Obi, (SUBM-001) - $20
This self-released CD contains the tracks off the "Oi Of Japan" comp LP(AA Records, '85), a previously unreleased demo track "No Name"('84), a live track "Confound It"('86) and the '99 re-recorded version of their classic tune "Youth On Your Feet". The '99 track is from their first recording session/studio demo that was recorded right after SA got reformed in the late '90s, when they still didn't have the permanent band members. Jun Gray(ex-Sekinintenka, Bitousha, Bradbury & Kenzi) from Dessert plays the bass on this recording. I have no clue who the other two guys are. I think this '99 version sounds way cooler than the original "Oi Of Japan" version. Although the recording is pretty rough, the rerecorded version sounds much faster, rawer and more powerful. The best thing about this CD is those unreleased demo and live tracks you won't find anywhere else. The studio version of "Confound It" originally appeared on the amazing "I Get Position" 8" flexi in '85! If you've never heard that classic flexi, you're missing out something!!! I don't remember which songs but you can hear one or two tracks off this flexi on the "Nagasaki Nightrider" boot comp LP that came out in the '90s.

S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Never Arise" 7" EP - MCR, 1990, Japan, 1500 pressed, Insert, (MCR-033) - $45

S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, Orig. shrink wrap attached, (CHELSEA-0000) - $48

S.O.D. (Sound Of Disaster) "Lagar Och Förordningar" 7" EP - Georg Becker Schallplaten. 2005, Sweden, Black vinyl, (GBR-1415) - $10
Their Oct. 1983 demo tape put to vinyl.

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.

Screaming Damned Fossils "First EP" 7" EP - V.O.D.D., 1996, Japan, (V.O.D.D.-001/SDF 001) - $12
Fast, simple and straight-forward Japcore that sounds kinda similar to the late '80s Selfish Records stuff ala Outo, DonDon or Systematic Death, but with a slightly more metallic edge.

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 and/or small photos): Aburadako, Sodom, Madame Edwarda, Phaidia, Kyaah, Bradbury/Bloodberry(G-Zet), Masturbation, The Continental Kids, The Willard, Sadie Sads, Pill(Lip Cream/Bradbury), Real, Gasatsu Rude Beats, Tokyo Battle Days(Gauze, Lip Cream & G.I.S.M.: Sakevi holding a guitar and microphone), Gastunk, Laughin' Nose, Auto-Mod, Hiroshi(Aburadako/Kikeiji), Tatsu(Gastunk) & Ume(Kyaah), Outo, Gas, Cobra etc. // Ads: ADK Records(Gauze, Masturbation, G-Zet, an unreleased Bradbury EP etc.), Ducasse Records etc. // Front & back covers: 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.9 - Zine - Shura Project, 1989, Japan, B5 size, 58 pages, (No Cat. #) - $45
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 covers: Morikawa(ZOA) & Ranko(The Continental Kids/Sperma)

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

So Much Hate "Seein' Red" CD - X-Mist/NNNW, 1990/1993, Norway, (WKP 02) - $5
Includes the bonus tracks from "A Day At The Station" EP and another bonus track called "Purple Haze". The orig/early pressing with the "WKP" release number like the Heresy/Meat Fly split LP.

Sodom "Breaking Glass" 7" EP - Wechselbalg Syndicate, 1985, Japan, (WT-705) - $20

Stalin, The "Go Go Stalin" 12" - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, (CMC-1) - $25

Stalin, The "Fish Inn" LP - B.Q., 1984, Japan, Original, Insert, (BQL-1) - $35
This is the original pressing on Michiro's B.Q. label, not the '86 reissue on J.A.P./Japan Records which is the remix version with extra guitars, bass and keyboard added by Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock etc. This B.Q. original recording and the remix version sound very different. The "Fish Inn" remix LP was the very first Japanese record Bill Laswell has ever produced. He's an well-known producer who has also worked with Motorhead, Ramones, Iggy Pop, P.I.L., Bob Marley, Mick Jaguar, Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. I personally enjoy listening to both versions, however most of the Japanese fans say that the additional instruments and over-remix work ruined the original sound. Also, the B.Q. issue has a completely different sleeve artwork than the reissue. Only the ltd. mail order copies came with a flexi and that version is harder to come by.

Stalin, The "Dendou-Kokeshi/Niku"(電動こけし/肉) 7" flexi - SS Recordings, 2005, Japan, Ltd. reissue, Clear red flexi, Insert, (SS-5001) - $35
The official reissue of the 1st flexi, originally released on Political Records in '80. The original price of this and the "Stalinism" EP reissues were 1500 Yen each when they came out in 2005....! SS Recordings = The 'bottakuri' label.

(Stalin, The) Michiro Endo "Hasan" LP - GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, Japan, Insert & obi, (K28A 742) - $10
Post-The Stalin solo project band(= The Gay-Nou Brothes) of Michiro with Jun Shimoyama from The Roosters(Burst City!) and some other dudes that I can't remember. The first full-length release under the concept of what he called "Grotesque New Pop", an essential mix of punk rock/new wave/post-punk, plus the usual Michiro craziness. A year after the several GNP releases, he started the two new bands Video-Stalin and Paranoia Star! While Video-Stalin was very active for about two years and released the two videos and one LP, which contains the original songs and a few re-recorded version of The Stalin tunes, Paranoia Star played only a few gigs as far as I know.

Star Club, The "Hot & Cool" LP - City Rocker, 1983, Japan, Insert, (CR-00E) - $30

Star Club, The "The Very Best Of The Star Club" Picture LP - Club The Star, 1987, Japan, Orig. 1st press on pic. disc w/ pink die-cue sleeve, 2 x insert, (CSR 00B) - $25
"10th Anniversary Limited Edition Album". It's a compilation of the tracks from their early releases, rare and previously unreleased materials, including the "Front Line/The Unknown Soldier" 7"('83), tracks off the "Club Take One" 7"('81), "Young Assassin" 7"('82), "Shut Up!" 7"('82), "Anoko Ni Hitomebore" freebie flexi('84), 3 tracks off the unreleased 7th and 8th 7"s, and the "Toll Gate Ahead"('80) rehearsal session. The picture disc looks very nice.

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

Still "Real Time" 7" EP - Strawberry, 1985, Japan, Single-sided sheet insert/sleeve & photo postcard, Clear PVC outer sleeve, (P-2006) - $20
Produced by Tsunematsu Masatoshi from Friction and E.D.P.S. Melodic darkwave with good female vocals. Featuring a Jagatara member. Reminds me of the British 4AD stuff. The singer Toshie was also a guest member for Tsunematsu's '87 solo LP, which was also released on the same label as this 7".

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

Suicide "Warning For The World Punks" 7" EP - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, Autographed sleeve, (BIZARRE RECORD 002/PS-4039) - $18
The Stalin and ADK influenced, obscure Japanese punk. Cool, punkish tunes with dark melody on this 2nd EP. Their later 3rd EP, which I didn't dig so much, was released on Captain Records after they changed the music style to much more like post-punk/darkwave, but the 1st flexi(produced by Atsushi Kaneko from The Stalin) and this 2nd EP are in punk style. The back side of one-sheet sleeve is signed by the band members in silver and gold markers. I've seen another copy or two of the same 7" with the signed sleeve, but also a few other copies that aren't. Additional note: I just found this out recently. Bizarre Records was the label ran by 
Atsushi Kaneko(orig. guitarist of The Stalin) and his wife.

Swankys, The "Never Hero" CD - King's World, 1993, Japan, (KWCD93) - (Trade or Offer)
Very rare! This awesome 5-track CD was put out by King's World, however, at the time of its release it was as the "UK only release" and was supposedly "exclusively distributed in Japan by King's World". That's what the label claimed this CD to be, and purposely made it looks like it was "The Swankys' first ever international release" as another joke. So, it has no indication of the actual label name anywhere on this release, but instead there's an "EMI" parody logo on it. Also, the artworks and layouts were purposely done sort of cheaply, as well as some recording/release info(such as a fake producer name) in funny English is printed on it. The artworks are pretty cool, a photo of Watch on the front cover and the usual and odd Swankys style, nazi-inspired artwork on the back, of course. Originally no tracklist credited, but the actual song titles were made public by the label. They are: "I Love Money"(a.k.a. "I Don't Love"), "Cranky", "Fuck My History", "Chaotic Life" and "I Love You". I must mention that it's one of the best materials The Swankys did in my honest opinion. Actually, possibly the best and it's definitely my favorite and I sure listened to this more than any other releases by them. I do enjoy these tracks even more than the "Very Best Of Hero" LP. Watch's vocal style here is snottier than ever it was. The laziest Watch-style vocals at its finest! You gotta hear this to know how cool he sounds on these tracks. You can hear and feel full of THAT whole "fuck off" attitude of The Swankys in these tracks, especially from Watch's vocals, if you know what I mean...! That's like what this band's existence was all about, was it?! Another awesome thing about this release is that some of the songs can be heard only on this CD and aren't available, in any version, on any of their other releases. I think that the first, third and fourth songs are completely exclusive to this CD. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think they really are. I'm not sure of the exact recording date of these tracks but it's supposed to be the previously unreleased studio recording around the time that the "More Fuck" demo was done. Btw, the recording is pretty raw and rough, which makes it sound so damn rad. Oh man, seriously "I Love Money" and "Chaotic Life" are soooooooooo good! Love the sarcastic lyrics of "I Love Money", too.

T.U.S.K "S/T" 7" flexi - Overthrow, 1990, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OVERTHROW-001) - $35
Overthrow Records-001

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, w/ large logo sticker(mail order only), (HG-063) - $22
Classic 1st EP by one of the originators of Burning Spirits style Japcore from Tokyo. This copy comes with a rare bonus sticker.(5" x 5" size, the large circled " 鉄 " logo, a small band logo + "Tokyo Hardcore")

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "Force" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, (HG-063) - $18
Classic 1st EP by one of the originators of Burning Spirits style Japcore from Tokyo.

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)

Typhus "1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Tokyo ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $45
Sort of a mysterious, official release that was put out by one of the ex-Typhus members(don't know which one) and sold at the selected shops in Tokyo(Base) and Osaka(Ignition) only. The Base version has a pink "Mangrove" stamp on the front sleeve, and the Ignition version has a completely different artwork/layout and the sleeve color is either yellow or pink. The cassettes used are different, too. This is the studio demo with some of the tracks featuring the female vocals by Miina Yasue. She was the band manager/staff for Aburadako and the early Willard. Later married to Michiro Endo and managed The Stalin as a B.Q. Records staff. This studio demo contains the earliest Typhus recording(before Tam joined the band), with the original line-up: Izumi on vocals/guitar, Miina Yasue on guitar/vocals, Shin on bass and Taku on drums. Miina played the guitar on some of the tracks.

Under Beans "Roots Rock Suck" 7" EP - Stomping, 1988, Japan, 500 pressed, (SR-006) - $28
Obscure Sendai-city HC band on the awesome Stomping Records. Possibly the hardest to find out of all seven Stomping releases?(Dead Person, Lance Lot etc.) This is the only one that has the indication of "limited edition of 500" on the sleeve. I know that the "Hardcore Showcase" comp LP and the Tiffanys flexi(my fav!) are also pretty tough to come by. Super-catchy and rockin' punk like the older Sendai band The Idiot Idolaters.(they have the 7"s out on Chicken Shit and appeared on the "Shodoku Gig" comp LP, ex-Disarray) Actually, Under Beans were formed by Manabu, the ex singer from The Idiot Idolaters.

United "Beast Dominates '92" CD - Howling Bull, 1992, Japan, Obi, (HBR-M0006) - $35
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.

Vorkriegsphase "Auf In Den Tod" LP - Boot, 200?, Germany, (No Cat. #) - $20

Waltz "Vanish/Childish Quarrel" 7" flexi - MCR Company, 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, (MCR-006) - $15
Speedy HC/Punk with a slight metallic edge that when first heard it the bands like Poisonous Cross Gibbet, Sex Complex Class, Re Zist(the flexi not the 2nd EP) or Molugu came to my mind. Pretty solid stuff.

Warhead "Cry Of Truth" 7" EP - Self, 1991, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Fold-out sleeve & insert, (Ⓐ-001) - $65
Hard to find, original pressing that the band put out by themselves. 3 different pressings of this classic 7" exist and they all have different sleeve, layout and/or vinyl color. Only this original pressing comes in a fold-out sleeve with the war cloud artowk inside, and also comes with an insert. As for the reissues, the 2nd press('91, black or clear vinyl) is on Amok Records from Germany and the 3rd press('01, clear red vinyl) is on Devour Records.

Warhead "The Lost Self And Beating Heart" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, Ltd. mail order-only edition on clear blue vinyl, (BSR-017) - $38

Warhead "Drive It In Your Head!" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1995, Japan, Large fold-out poster sleeve, (NAIL-03) - $55

Willard, The "Lightning Scarlet" 2 x 7" EP - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (T65-1096/97) - $10
Great 4-track double EP containing the two studio tracks and the exclusive live version of their early classic tunes, "Punx Sing A Gloria" and "Outlaw". The studio version of those two songs originally appeared on their 2nd and 3rd 7"s that are pretty tough to find. Very nice packaging in a heavy cardboard gatefold sleeve. While The Willard was temporary broken up sometime in '84, their singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer Kyoya played in The Execute.

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.

Wrestling Crime Master "Bigtown Calling" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, (HG-029) - $3

Wrestling Crime Master "Bigtown Calling" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, Ltd. clear green vinyl(mail order only), 2nd press w/ different center labels, (HG-029) - $3

Yumefuda (夢札) "Kurutta Yume No Hatemade..."(狂ッタ夢ノ果テマデ...) 7" EP - Cut Up, 1998, Japan, Full-color 3-panel fold-out sleeve & black die-cut inner sleeve, (CUT UP-001) - $20
169% raging '80s style trad Japcore smasher. All female members.(and they look BAD ASS!) These freaky, glue-sniffin' Japcore chicks were associated with the rough "problem" kids from the shabu-addicted Tokyo HC bands(a.k.a. criminals) like Accomplice, Geshpenst, Pinocchio, Veihaiz, Tetsu-Arrey etc. So, yeah.... you know what to expect from Yumefuda's music, some wonderful kakuseizai(shabu)-fueled, Burning Spirits HC straight outta Fuchū prison! Nice! This is their only release besides the Japankore Omnibus comp LP tracks. The nicely produced, self-released 4-track EP with a cool full-color artwork and photos on a glossy fold-out sleeve. Check it out here.

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC outer  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 out big time!!!!!!!!

Zenryoku Onanies, The (全力オナニーズ) "Onanies At First" 7" EP - Alchemy/Wild West, 1989, (VG/EX+), (AWWR-005) - $5
The Genbaku Onanies parody, Beat Crazy Records-related punk rock band from Kyoto. Their songs are not The Genbaku Onanies covers.