Fight Against The Plutocrats:A Punk Music Blog

Friday, November 23, 2007

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.


Watch out for Gauze's new release coming this December!

Monday, November 19, 2007

G.I.S.M. - Human Condition Bootleg LP

Here is something for G.I.S.M. fans. While most of the tracks on this are from comps, there are also some unreleased good quality live tracks that will be of interest. These include a performance of a M.A.N. song, and a 1992 performance of Death Exclamations that took place on the 6th hour, of the 6th day, of the 6th month!

Here is what the guy behind the globaldarkness G.I.S.M. site has to say about this bootleg.

"Without a single doubt the best Gism bootleg ever made. Combines all compilations tracks with listenable unreleased live stuff and come in great packaging, cool sleeve and 8 page booklet with full release info, sleeves, reviews etc. Amazing amount off effort has gone into this. Not sure how many copies of these are around, but its certainly not as rare as the other bootleg, so it shouldnt be too hard too find and its the best starting of any Gism collection (unless you´d wanna hunt down the originals ofcourse :-). They have been spotted on e-bay for around $28"