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The Sexual – Complete Discography 1983 – 1985 LP

This LP is an fanclub edition of Sexual’s official Complete Discography CD release. It contains their two flexi 7“es, their two tracks off the Jisatsu Omnibus, four previously unreleased demo tracks and two live tracks. This is truly classic mid-eighties japanese hardcore, musically wild, vicious and powerful (and as I mentioned before, their english is sung with the thickest japanese accent you could wish for).

This is as good as it gets!

The Sexual – The Last Days / Antiseptic – First-Last 12″

Those interested in getting some of The Sexual’s output on vinyl should avoid this LP. Their tracks come from a lousy old copy of „The Last Days“ which skipped like hell, plus one song is missing. There’s also only one track off the Jisatsu Omnibus compilation. So you‘ll have some listening pleasure I didn‘t record the songs off this LP, but I included the tracks off the original compilation and this bootleg. Actually, all of their official releases plus some cool unreleased songs have recently been bootlegged on LP, so one can get them all in better quality than here.
Now for Antiseptic: their songs on this LP were all taken off their only release, 1986’s „First-Last“ 7“. To my ears there’s definitely some Zouo, The Mobs and The Bones in these songs, also loads of quality metal guitar riffing and tapping.

Last Days, First Last – The Antiseptic Sexual!

v.a. Jisatsu Omnibus 8″

I have no idea whether this awesome compilation has an „official“ name, since none can be found on the cover, labels etc. Usually it’s called the Jisatsu Omnibus (自殺オムニバス), after the label that released it. Confuse and The Sexual are the „bigger“ names on the compilation: Confuse deliver their trademark hissing, fuzzy and overdriven distortion insanity, while The Sexual sound pretty similar to their ep „The Last Days“: cool, simple and somewhat melodic hardcore. The B-Side starts out with 自我 (Jiga, sometimes spelled Ziga), the second band of Gas‘ original singer. They play hardcore in the same vein as The Sexual, just a little bit more primitive sounding. Last are M-78, a project by band members of Ghoul, Gastunk, Systematic Death and Gas, who are a lot more metallic than the rest and never released anything else.

Why was the 8″ format popular in Japan, and seemingly nowhere else?

v.a. You Can Set The Dove Free…

„You Can Set The Dove Free…“ is another one of those bootleg compilations that helps people save a shitload of money for the price of lower pretentious arseholeness. The Sexual’s 7″ flexi „The Last Days“ features really cool, somewhat underproduced, punky hardcore sung in the greatest and thickest japanese accent you could hope for. Great shit, and in my opinion the winner of this compilation. So What’s „Injustice“ 8″ flexi is even more lo-fi, with raw, primitive punk accompanied by a wobbly drummer. It has also recently been bootlegged as a vinyl 7″. Juuden Souchi’s singer on their „Deadline“ 7″ sounds like a rasping submachine gun: spitting out syllables faster than anybody should be able to! Last in line are Crow with their first 7″ „Who Killed Dove“. Like their tracks on „Eye Of The Thrash Guerilla“ they are not nearly as heavy and tight as they would become later on, but a lot more punk and primitive.

…But What About The Hawk?“