The Star Club-Go To Hell 7inch['77 Japan Punk]
one of the first japanese punk single's
the holy grail of early japanese punk
no cover art
each song is a side of the 7 inch
each side has 2 songs
Star Club, wow…most people slag this band as nothing but a 2-Bit, Japanese Sex Pistols knock-off. Their image & visual style is no argument against this opinion, but it is NOT AT ALL accurate for their musical style!
originally formed in the city of Nagoya sometime in 1977, they have the dubious distinction of being the FIRST Japanese punk band, ever. one could definately dispute this statement, but whatever…thats what the history books claim.
the folowing posts are an effort to not only dispell the BS reputation they have as a garbage Pistols rip-off, but a tribute to one of the longest running & still active bands in the history of punk rock. these records will keep to the years of 1977-1984; when they were doing their best stuff EVER!!
endnote- there are almost 100 different STAR CLUB releases that have been available over the years, and they are STILL very active as a band to this day. at various points in time, there have been members of GISM, KIKEIJI, STALIN, THE POGO, etc…that have been somewhat involved with this band. some real legendary hard-hitters of Japanese punk!!
another interesting note is that in 1987, they did a full-scale tour through Australia & New Zealand; something only previously done by the Dead Kennedys.
there are MANY recomemded LP's from this band( "Live Hot & Cool" City Rocker CR-OOE from 1983 / "Hello New Punks" TJC label 28JAL-16 from 1984 / "This Is Punk Punk Punk" TJC Label 28JAL-3009 from 1985 / "Very Best Of-Kings Of Punk-10th Anniversary Album" Picture Disc Club The Star CSR 00B from 1987 / "(japanese title)" Invitation VICL-13 from 1990 / "Pyromaniac" Speedstar VICL-60367 from 1999 ),
go get it!