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Typhus – インセクト テロリスト LP

Typhus, godfathers of japanese hardcore! This fanclub LP compiles the priceless milestone of japanese hardcore which is their S/T flexi 7“ from 1981 and their punk-as-fuck rehearsal tape from 1980 on side A, side B has their Live Take tape with recordings from several of their shows (with firecrackers going off in the audience). Also included is a big, fat magazine insert with the band’s history, background info etc.

Something that absolutely NEEDS to be adressed is the ugly ass cover artwork. Yeah, I know typhus is spread by lice, but this is just loveless and shoddy. Not that I could have done better, I absolutely suck at all things design, graphics and layout. Even scanning LP covers is hard and taxing work for me, haha.

This boot was booted by Absolute Power, who (among others) also did this live record by GISM and this compilation album by The Stalin.

Insect Terrorist?

Typhus 1980.10.28 Tape

Typhus were some kind of a nucleus of the developing japanese hardcore scene in 1980. They existed for something like a year and only had this tape (my version here is a bootleg from the early 2000s and has a different cover than the original) and one mega-rare, insanely expensive flexi 7″ as their releases, but were hugely influential. Among their changing members were Shin of Gauze, Tam of G-Zet, The Stalin and ADK-Records, plus people of Aburadako, Isolation, Nubile etc.
What I really love about this tape is how fucking amateuristic it is! The guitar is fucking raw and often drowns the bass, the drummer just can‘t keep up and fumbles his way through these semi-songs, the two singers are chaotic and great, and the last song is a somewhat recognisable Slits cover in japanese!

Punk just can‘t get any better than this!