FAST PART FAST PART MOSH PART FAST PART VOLUME TWO

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Volume Two in this podcast series devoted to digging up punk and punk-derived music from Japan. This episode hops all over the nation and is a bit more stylistically eclectic in scope than Volume One. Bands from Hokkaido (Tranquilizer), Sendai (G-Spot), and Toyama (Z, Chaos C.H.) are represented, as well as the usual glut of folks from Tokyo and Osaka.

Abraham Cross, Slaver, and Disclose all feature straight-ahead, speedy numbers that are sure to make folks bop along. The standout oddball track is Ghoul’s gem “Jerusalem”, culled from an old Pusmort compilation (Pushead‘s old label which did a lot to bring Japanese hardcore and metal fare to U.S. collectors). It features a weird snoozer of a piano concerto which drops into a sludgy HC/metal number, followed up by questionable mega-riffage that brings to mind early D.C. bands like Kingface (not that Kingface was questionable, mind you…). It’s just a weird song– epic for its time.

Best song name probably goes to The Execute for “Inside of Human Outside of Human,” though Chaos C.H.’s “Boycott the Suck History” gives it a run for its money.

In all, Volume Two features 22 tracks and runs for 36 minutes and 27 seconds.

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Feed: .rss feed for iTunes etc.

Volume One available here.

Track List:

1. Gastunk “Devil”
2. Lip Cream “Lonely Rock”
3. Lip Cream “No No Mercy”
4. G-Spot “Law Killer”
5. Sha-London “AntiAntiAnti”
6. Ghoul “Jerusalem”
7. S.O.B. “Slap in the Face”
8. Expose “Blue Accident”
9. The Execute “Inside of Human Outside of Human”
10. Slaver “Fried Chicken”
11. Idora “Helter Skelter”
12. D.O.N.D.O.N. “The End”
13. Chaos C.H. “Boycott the Suck History”
14. Final Count “Wild and Woolly”
15. Tranquilizer “Never Go To war”
16. Abraham Cross “Bad Circulate”
17. Iconoclast “Warlike Nation”
18. Disclose “Children Not Knowing Peace”
19. C.F.D.L. “45 Revolution
20. Disclose “Battlefield”
21. Anti Authoritize “Greed & Deceit & the Past Meaning”
22. Iconoclast “Peace and Blind”

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Ian LYNAM
November 20, 2008

Ian Lynam is a graphic designer living in Tokyo and the art director of Neojaponisme. His website is located at ianlynam.com. His new book, Parallel Strokes, on the intersection of graffiti and typography is available now.

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