mercredi 25 février 2015

v.a. - The Bottom Rise Up The Top 8''Flexi - 1989

Various Artists - The Bottom Rise Up The Top 8"Flexi
Devilish Records - f-003 - 1989

Four late 80s Tokyo area hard core punk bands gathered on this large flexi. Devilish Records was operated by the guys from Juntess.
The four bands contributions are pretty solid.
You can find those usual suspects previously featured  here.
Juntess records were available on this blog here, here and there.

lundi 9 février 2015

Plaid Retina - st ep 7'' lookout records - 1988

Plaid Retina - Plaid Retina 7"ep
Lookout Records no.7 - 1988

Amazing debut from this band hailing from Fresno/Visalia.
Twelve short, fast and sharps songs all clocking under a minute, but with an original twist, do not expect a D.R.I or Infest clone here.
Plaid Retina released two albums and few eps after that during the early 90s, moving on sounding like a disjointed and less groovy version of Victims Family or No Means No...

mardi 3 février 2015

Raging Thrash From Blind Vision 12''lp - 2000

Raging Thrash From Blind Vision - Various Artists 12''lp
Answer Records - ANS-022 - 2000

Six bands, twelve tracks. Regional compilation from Nagoya.
The Victims play furious and intense pogo-77 Uk82 type punk,
Sacrifice has that dentist drill noisy punk guitar feel, Resident Of Chaos are balls out angry crasher crust and the rest is pretty okay.
A solid and homogeneous comp if you're into japanese crusty punk.