Archiv der Kategorie '2018/11'

Inu – メシ食うな!LP

Inu from Osaka, a highly important and influential late 1970s punk band. Aside from appearing on 1980’s Dokkiri Record, “Meshi Kuuna!“ from 1981 was their only release during their original run. This LP is wild and very diverse, with the music ranging from bouncy, melodic and dancable punk rock to slow, atonal dirges. Anyway, a truly awesome album. I find the inventive guitar playing with its cool melodies especially interesting. A couple of years later, they also released a posthumous album with live recordings from 1979.

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Samurai – Center Of Tokyo 7″

These two vinyl and flexi 7“es from 1983 are Samurai’s debut effort. I like this one here the best of their three releases from the eighties: though the sound is pretty similar to their two 8“es -rock‘n'roll and garage influenced punk rock- the tracks on these 7“es are kind of livelier and a bit dirtier to my ears.

Still, the highly original bandname…

Spy Master – A Lost Bird e.p.

Spy Master are pretty long running, Boston-Not-LA-inspired hardcore band from Tokyo. Aside from this 7“ released in 2008, among their releases is also an e.p. of covers by Jerry’s Kids, the F.U.’s, D.Y.S. and The Freeze. Also being named after a song by Jerry’s Kids, you can pretty much guess what to expect!

Classic LA-style hardcore, most likely!

The Tits – 対人嫌悪 7“

The somewhat unfortunately named Tits are a pretty new and definitely awesome raw punk band from Tokyo. Until now they have released a number of tapes and two 7“es; this one, the three track Taijin Ken‘o, was their first vinyl release from 2017.

Vacuum cleaners rule!

紅蜥蜴 – The Destroyer & Another Noise. 7″

Benitokage’s second single, released in 1977. Even though the band was still Benitokage by the time of this release, the record and sleeve may say Lizard & M(omoyo). No matter what the correct band name may be, this 7“ is definitely among the first japanese punk 7“es. Destroyer Side A is simple, fuzzed-out punk/protopunk; not very fast, but damn dirty and snotty, maybe comparable to bands like Crime? Kuroi Ningyou Tsukai on Side B is an earlier version of their posthumous LP’s opening track, a bit simpler, with more rock‘n'roll than funk. This version here is only a re-release from 2005, of course.

Two noises. You‘re welcome.