(1983 – 1992)
Once Upon a Time There Was Fuck Geez
Social Napalm Records
Anthology housing tons of essential cuts from this Japanese punk band…showing how a band can progress (not always a good thing with a punk band) over a decade without losing their punch…obviously influenced by 70s UK and USA punk and 80s USA HC but in traditional Japanese punk-style leaving most of the Caucasian competition in the dust as they take off from the get go, race down the blacktop and blast off to outer space.
Nonstop fun for any fan of loud fast punk rock…whether your bag is the Bad Brains, the Dictators or the raw and rockin version early U.K. Punk…or of course Japanese punk…you’re bound to get a big kick in pants from this collection.
— winch (author of
Tokyo’s finest, jet rock at Dante’s Inferno, last show with Bass Wolf before his heart gave out, back in the days of Kodachrome.
guitar wolf bass wolf
kodachrome 64 snapshots by winch
author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s
and Junk Like That: a two-part novel
Sound of the Koto
World Pacific WP-1439
Producer: Richard Bock
Just Eto on the Koto but he fills the cuts with plenty of sounds, just the perfect amount actually, lots of sounds but enough space to allow the listener to breathe easy.
Obviously, this blind cat knew what he was doing. Very cool, interesting and enjoyable, highly recommended for fans of Japanese music.
(author of Kalamazoo: Growing Up Sideways in the 1970s)