Fight Against The Plutocrats:A Punk Music Blog

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Gaseneta - Sooner Or Later (Late 70s?)

The only release from noisy psychadelic garage-punk band Gaseneta, who came from the "Minor scene" as it was called. They never had any releases at the time, and this is a compilation released in 1991 of old recordings.

"Gaseneta's Sooner or Later CD on the PSF label from 1978 featured Hamano Jun, Osato Toshiharo, and insane vocalist Yamazaki Harumi, had the guitar rampage factor of High Rise, but it's the slobbering speed freak aspect and damaged lo-fi air (a nod to Les Rallizes Denudes) that transformed this band into quite a unique thing"

"Tracks 2-6,10 were recorded at the temporary studio, first floor, Gakusei Kaikan at the Izumi campus of Meiji University."


Friday, February 01, 2008

Gauze - binbouyusurino rhythm ni notte (2007)


Released in December 2007.

Fairly typical Gauze but still good stuff, 10 songs in 13 minutes.


By the way, could someone possibly help me run this site? As you can probably tell I am having a very hard time updating.

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"

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Masturbation - Discography CD (ADK)

Another one of the ADK discography cds released by OK Records. This one collects all the stuff Masturbation ever put out.

I listened to it quite recently thinking it was an LP of the band, I can't remember much except for the fact that I enjoyed it!

Has a sleazy hard-edged punk sound, which I found very appealing. Also fans of other ADK releases will instantly recognize the famous Tam "Hard Punk" production.

Unfortunately I know hardly anything about this band, But I heard somewhere that the bassist went on to play for Kikeiji.

I also read in an issue of MRR that the band were exibitionists, this could be referring to their live show though, I read on a Japanese site that the singer would do such things as cutting himself open at gigs, Which sounds like Iggy Pop or Sid Vicious. Maybe the singer would even live up to the band's name and have a wank on stage? Wouldn't be suprised.

In fact, this album kind of reminds me of The Stooges. Especially the riff on track 4. An influence? Probably, who knows?

Good band.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Anarchy - S/T (1980)

Sorry about the lack of updates, haven't had much access to the computer due to my arsehole of a brother, and I have been quite busy with some other things, this should change soon though. Dirk was planning on uploading this, so here it is.

Despite this band seemingly being quite popular, I don't have much info sorry. I know that they called the band Anarchy because of Anarchy In The UK, and at concerts they and the fans would wear the workers uniforms that the singers father used to wear. The band also had anti-imperialistic lyrics at concerts, but had to change them if they wanted the songs to get on record.

If I am being completely honest, and this may get me into trouble, I am not a fan of this band. They seem to be one of those wannabe british/sex pistols Japanese punk bands, like Star Club. And this album mainly consists of bad covers of good songs by The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, and so on. Also I won't bother going into the tantrum they threw when they weren't included in the film Burst City, they even started a childish feud with The Stalin over it.

But I know some of you like this band, or may like this band. So have fun!


Thursday, September 06, 2007

P.O.W. Magazine Issues 1-3

The person who scanned these is trying to prevent other people from seeing them for some strange reason. I don't see the fuss since these are just scans, data, nothing compared to owning the real things. It just seems greedy to keep them to yourself.

So here you have scans of P.O.W. Magazine issues 1-3.

1 and 2 are from the "Punk On Wave" era, when the magazine was pretty much just a punk zine ran by Sakevi and a bloke from Lip Cream? Or was it Laughin Nose?

Unfortunately I only have scans of the front, back, and spine of issue 2.

The third issue is from when the magazine got taken over by Sakevi and became the strange, arty "Performance Of War".


Friday, August 03, 2007

If you have been reading Dirk's other site Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll you will be aware that he sadly passed away on Wednesday.

He had been in and out of hospital for a while, and during his 7th Chemo the doctors discovered a massive tumor in his left lung. Tragically there was nothing they could do for him.

Its very sad that this happened to such a good, kind guy at only 19 years old.

Its amazing how he kept positive, and kept providing music on his sites through it all, he will be truly missed.

At his request I will be continuing Fight Against The Plutocrats.

Rest In Peace, Dirk.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Screamers--Demo's 1977-1978 LP

LA Art Punk

and now something totally different than normally
something non-japanese (Shock!)

The Screamers were a punk rock group active in the Los Angeles, California area in the late 1970s.

Included among the first wave of LA's punk rockers, the label "techno-punk" was applied to the band by the Los Angeles Times in 1978. The Screamers are widely cited as the pioneers of a genre now known as "synthpunk," and might also be classifeid as art punk. The Screamers were notable for their unusual instrumentation, featuring electric piano and synthesizer, while omitting guitars. Additional musicians, including violinists and a female vocalist, were occasionally incorporated into their performances.

The group featured a highly developed theatrical presentation that centered around a manic lead vocalist, Tomata du Plenty, whose stage persona one early commentator described as "a psychotic Mickey Rooney."

Though they developed a substantial following and generated considerable press coverage, the Screamers never released a record. In the Don Letts-directed documentary Punk: Attitude (2005) singer Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys cited the Screamers as a key influence on his group, and as one of the great unrecorded groups in rock history, sentiment echoed by Brendan Mullen, who ran the punk club The Masque.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Die You Bastard!-Zenshin Zenrei (2003) @320 kbits

First full lenght album(+'98 Demo) by blast beat freaks Die You Bastard!
wich has the Ironfist from G.I.S.M as a drummer
fuckin' brutal stuff

go get it!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

MRR Zine Archive

Would just like to point you towards a website I found recently that has scans of most of the old issues of the american punk zine Maximum rocknroll.

This zine had a Japanese scene report full of good information starting around issue 10.

There are also interviews with many Japanese punk bands such as The Stalin, Aburadako, The Execute, and so on.

And you can find reviews of Japanese records in the reviews section of the mag.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

G-ZET - Discography CD

Here is some more ADK stuff for you, This time G-Zet. I believe this CD was released by OK Records and contains everything G-Zet ever recorded, Also between songs there are snippets from an interview with Tam, In Japanese of course.

G-Zet was a band formed by ADK Boss and Ex-The Stalin guitarist Tam. He played guitar and quite a few of their songs were instrumentals. They did have various vocalists on some tracks and at gigs, including a female vocalist.

I heard they later changed their name to Bradbury, and while they were on tour Tam famously went missing. It is believed he went into hiding because of debts he owed, but nobody is too sure. Some said he was killed by Yakuza and his corpse thrown into a volcano, but that sounds ridiculous. Michiro Endo told my friend that Tam died of a drug overdose, But recently there has apparently been some sightings of Tam by Japanese punk fans. will we ever know the truth?


Thursday, July 05, 2007

ADK Omnibus Vol.1 + Vol.2

2 Comps released in 1983 by Tam's Legendary punk label ADK, Featuring bands who were on the label at the time.

ADK Omnibus Vol.1

ADK Omnibus Vol. 2
Gasatsu Crime Fighter


Wednesday, July 04, 2007


i will be on a two week vacation
read more about it at my other blog

in the time im gone Daniel will be posting on the punk blog once or twice a week
because now this(fight against the plutocrats) is partially also his blog

Greetings Dirk

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Paintbox-Singing, Shouting, Crying

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1999 Japan Hardcore w/ guitarist of death side

another favourite of mine

while the vocalist & bassist? currently are in Forward
the guitarist of death side currently is in Paintbox

this is their first full length record

a review
Not to be confused with the Toronto indie rock band of the same name, this Japanese outfit is here to steamroll your senses. Playing fast and hard, they sound like a blend of old school hardcore meets Motörhead and old Iron Maiden with a bit of Avail thrown in for good melodic measure. Sound intriguing? You bet it is. And it’s damn good as well. Musical competence can generally be the downfall of many hardcore bands, given the built-in limits of the sound, but not in the case of Paintbox. Paintbox use everything they’ve got to craft an aural assault that you won’t soon forget, no matter how jaded you are. This one is recommended for anyone who is tired of the average, uninspired material that passes for most hardcore these days

some info:
PAINTBOX is one of the current batch of legendary Tokyo hardcore bands on the mighty HG FACT label, formed in the mid 1990's from the splintering of classic 1980's Japanese Hardcore band DEATHSIDE.

Melodic intensity and remarkable musicianship that plays circles around what you think of as 'thrash' and the unique upbeat power and high energy of Japanese hardcore punk; they're simplyone of the best hardcorebands on the planet
-prank records

go get it!(320 kbits)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Stalin - Live At Korakuen Hall 1983

Official live album from The Stalin recorded in 1983 and released on CD in 2005.
Because this is an official release, sound quality is good throughout, it includes 26 classic tracks played at a blistering pace.

Band Line-up is ;

Vocals - Michiro Endo
Guitars - Ryoujou
Bass - Shintaro Sugiyama
Drums - Tatsuya Nakamura


Framtid-Under The Ashes

2002 Japan Crust Punk

This record is BRUTAL
a fav. of me

check out this live video @youtube
i have the complete All Crusties Spending Loud Night 2002 video
so if anyone is interested,i could post it sometime

excerpt from a review:
If you ask me, Under the Ashes may very well be the flagship record of this current crust revival. Unlike World Burns to Death who throw in some Japanese influences in places and Disclose who are so faithful to the Discharge aesthetic to at times border on parody, Framtid's music is straight up crust punk done EXACTLY like it should be done. In a word, it is definitive, from the distorted guitars to the driving d-beat rhythms to the homogenous song structures to the black and white, cut-and-paste artwork.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

G.I.S.M.--Live Tokyo 1982-1983

Live G.I.S.M bootleg,soundquality varies
a must have for any G.I.S.M collector

A Review i found:
Side one's April 1982 gig is, of course, unspeakably raw and noisy, but the vocals are relatively clear, the drums audible and the guitars provide a steady churn of barely-structured rushing thrash and feedback that, while nowhere near so sophisticated or metallic as the band would become when late guitarist Randy Uchida joined soon after, is powerful and anguished. Recorded just five or six months after their November '81 debut and five months before the set partially captured on the seminal "Outsider" comp LP, it's probably a bit foolish to make any firm assessments of influence and inspiration based on such rough recordings, but I would nonetheless be surprised if the band weren't listening to an awful lot of very early UK hardcore at this stage. The speed and snarled vocals are much more suggestive of Discharge, Disorder and Chaos UK than of traditional '70's punk or even the better-known contemporary American hardcore, and the likelihood of likeminded Finnish, Swedish or Italian bands being widely heard in Japan at this stage seems slim (feel free to correct me if you know otherwise, because the possibilities are intriguing).
The second side was recorded some time in 1983, and the sound is marginally better (similar to the much-maligned live material on Negative Approach's "Total Recall", which I think sounds great). The sound has already progressed considerably, with the songs generally tighter and faster, and most importantly, Uchida's guitar thrashing out the serious riffing and wild leadwork that would soon become Japcore's defining components. It's less historically important than the first set, perhaps, but it's a great listen if you're a GISM freak and probably completely unlistenable to just about anyone else...consider yourself warned.

go get it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Kyah - Discography

Hello i'm the new team member Dan.

Here is every release by the 80's Japanese girl punk band Kyah, It includes;

1st 7" (1984)
Slapdash EP (1985)
Rebel Point 12" EP (1986)
Dear Mr. Mini LP (1988)

"A female punk rock group made of four girls. The name of the band "KYAH" is the sound of woman's screaming voice. They look cute but the sound was rash, straight and hard-cored."

Seems to be very very little information on this band.
But I do know they swapped members with another girl punk band called RAP before they released their Dear Mr mini LP, So it has a different singer and a different sound to the other releases.

And by the way, Members of Lip Cream and Laughin Nose are credited as guest chorus on the slapdash EP.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Disclose/Framtid split (2004)

two excellent japanse crust/d-beat bands on one split

the Framtid tracks dont appear on their only album

read review here

download here


Friday, June 22, 2007

and i got a team member

i added a second poster to this blog
so this means more updates!

soon some fresh uploads by me