Minor Threat – Salad Days (Dischord) 1985
French pressing that gathers up some stray demos from December, 1983. “Salad Days” is a strong hardcore song and “Good Guys” was an interesting choice for a cover. “Stumped” is a bit weak and possibly used just to fill out the release as an EP. Overall a pretty good little piece of hardcore history.
Posted by: meandaddy60
Someone recently requested some GASTUNK and I couldn’t be happier to oblige. This band has always been somewhat of a mystery to me and I’ve always considered them slightly different from the rest of the classic Japanese bands. Not sure if it’s their metal leanings (n.w.o.b.h.m. anyone??), their odd, echo-y recordings or the searing guitar solos, but something was going on that seperated them from the pack IMO. Yeah, they have all the elements of traditional J-core, Ram-charging tempos and shouted chorus’ but somehow their just DIFFERENT. Those things have have nothing to do with the fact that this band freakin’ rules!!
As far as history of the band goes, This band formed in the early 80’s (’83-’84) and is made up of ex-members of the EXECUTE. I’ll refer to the master of Japanese music-WEDGE from some of his comments on earlier posts of J-core music on this site:
” The Comes & Dead Cops also had members who eventually went to join Gastunk”
“Naoki was the ORIGINAL Guitar Player for Gastunk before forming Lip Cream. No studio recordings exist, but i have a live Video somewhere of this line-up ,& its pretty much common knowledge amongst old-timers in Japan that Naoki is the one who actually wrote the Gastunk song “Geronimo” regardless what/who is credited on the actual 45 release from 1986.(the previously mentioned live video i have backs this up as they perform it as their last song.)”
“Also in-between leaving EXECUTE and joining GASTUNK, Baki did the vocal on LIP CREAMS tracks on the “hardcore unlawful assembly” omnibus lp. He’s uncredited, but it IS him on those two songs.”
These are some of their earlier, superior records (which also include the not-posted but still amazing DEAD SONG lp and the GERONIMO 7″) but they’ve also had a TON of other releases which got pretty schlocky and cock rock-ish as they signed to bigger labels. They are still around to this day according to their website, but I can’t vouch for who’s still in the band or the quality of the music.
Anyway, I’m sure there is more, but for now enjoy some great records. Thanks to WEDGE (where are you?? hope all is well!!) for general knowlege & mastery of most any Japanese music (and most other music for that matter). For a cool discography, try HERE or for their OFFICIAL site try HERE
GASTUNK-S/T e.p. (Dogma records) 1985
GASTUNK-Mr. Gazime e.p. (Love records )1985
In the fire
The birth of stars
GASTUNK-To fans e.p. (SS records) 1987 ???
Posted by: SurlyOldPunk
I never wanted to do this but this one guy has hit me with a low blow when it comes to my integrity and my dedication and hard work I have put into what you see here. I found this comment on another blog and at first thought just to ignore it. I told myself I would never bother with this kind of garbage but, pictures speak.
I recently sold most of my record collection due for financial reasons. I ripped and scanned everything before I sold it though and a good amount of it is available in my Soulseek folder. The other day I noticed 7inchpunk had a post on the Queer Pills 7″ and the cover looked awfully familiar. Indeed it was my exact copy that they downloaded and uploaded to their site. If it wasn’t for the hand stamped cover an argument could be made that it was a different one, but it is EXACTLY the same, even the rip of the record.
Broken Bones – See Through My Eyes (Fallout Records) 1985
Limited Edition 10inch (1000 pressed) was also released on a 7inch. If I remember correctly I bought this 10inch along with a good friend of mine back in ’85 and never really cared for it. 21 years later as I listen to it once again I find it somewhat better, better with age maybe. You be the judge…
See Through My Eyes
The Point Of Agony
Death Is Imminent
Posted by: stunt
Mass Appeal – Nobody Likes A Thinker EP 12″ 1986 (Waterfront Records)
YOU SUCK – You Suck Chant 7″ (The Only Label in the World) 1983
I picked this 7″ up years ago when I saw an ad for it in MRR and I’ve never seen a copy of it since. I don’t know how rare it is, but it sure is stupid. A friend of mine from High School recently wrote to me and asked if I could make him a copy of this record, so after I had it ripped I figured I’d post it here in case anyone was interested in checking it out. While I realize it’s a little outside of what’s usually posted here, it’s still a great record and should be heard more often than it is.
Released on Mykel Board’s “Only Label in the World” imprint (Mykel plays “Nails on a Blackboard” on the first song), in 1983. I did an internet search just now and wasn’t able to find any information on this record. Silly funky punk stuff with fake live intro’s / outro’s and one of the stupidest cover designs I’ve seen. The A side is the better of the two songs, the best part being the solo section by numerous non-instruments. I’ve scanned the inside cover so you can see what some of the solos were played on, because without knowing – they just don’t make sense. The Rubik’s Cube solo makes me laugh every time.
Like I said, I don’t know anything about this record or the band, but here it is if it interests you. Enjoy!
You Suck Chant
Get the Fuck Off the Stage
Posted by: gamma693
ATOMKINDER – 1st 7″(self titled-Victim records)
legendary 3 peice hardcore/punk/metal/crust band that ruled the ARIZONA H.C. scene
in the early to mid 90’s. sharing the scene with the likes of Malignus Youth, Pay Nuetar.
far tangled banner
Posted by: slanteyye
Subhumans – Religious Wars (Spiderleg Records) 1982
Great third ep by Subhumans, but not as good as their first or second…heres a great read off the back of this single, enjoy!
All communication between people of the same so-called ‘subculture’ is rendered useless by conflicting personalities of those who gain more satisfaction from the offer of fame and money that from creating a level of interaction and thought within their own kind. Those with more ability become inherent leaders and are then subject to exploitation for personal gain other than short-lived false heroic status by the media whose job it is to create idols to sell their product to the gullible public. Heros create money. The rest of the subculture stick to their media-created restrictions and see their new hero as a part of them. The fact that he has been made into a hero defines his ‘followers’ complete lack of originality. People need heros to back up their own half-formed ideas. All original thoughts are regurgitated a thousand times in attempts at self-realization which must consequently fail as the person has merely become an advertisement for someone else’s ideas and his own sheep-like mentality. The subcultures decay in solitude and false ideas of unity that only lead to self-destructive tribalism. The media help to create this tribalistic paranoia and reinforce it with exaggerated fears and false heros. It’s a downhill rush into apathetic self-obliteration. Be Yourself – cos there’s always someone who wants you to be someone else.
Its Gonna Get Worse
Posted by: stunt
Black Flag – Jealous Again (SST Records) 1980
This here 12inch contains the best Flag song ever laid to wax…”No Values” this song single-handedly started my hardcore ride back in 1980 when I first heard it on the Rodney on the ROQ Comp Vol.1.
Check the interview at the bottom of this post.
You Bet We’ve Got Something Against You!
*Bonus Flipside interview taken from the Rodney on the ROQ comp. Vol1 1980
Posted by: stunt
Psychotic Maniacs – A Tribe Of Melbourne EP 7″ 1987 45rpm (Reactor Records, Reactor 19) Melbourne, Australia