Gauze - City Rockers Compilation (1982)
GAUZE! One of the best bands in Japanese Hardcore Punk, a band with an unbelievably good reputation and they are still together!
The tracks here are taken from a comp called City Rockers released in 1982, and it was the first stuff Gauze ever recorded. Oddly, I hear the other bands on this comp were crappy new-wave outfits. As this is the earliest stuff Gauze put out, it is quite a bit different to the rest of their releases. What you hear here is a more primitive, traditional form of hardcore punk, more similar to early Discharge or Stalin than their frantic later output.
GO GET IT!
Watch out for Gauze's new release coming this December!