Saturday, September 8, 2012

Zouo - The Final Agony (CD from Box Set)

Artist: Zouo
Title: The Final Agony
Release: 2012
Label: Black Lodge

1. Sons of Satan
2. Making Love with Devil
3. No Power
4. Bloody Master
5. Frustration
6. You Like It That Way
7. Survivor
8. No Power
9. Making Love with Devil
10. Bloody Master
11. You Like It That Way
12. Violent Age
13. Frustration
14. System Fuck Off
15. Change Your Life
16. Out of Order
17. Dance
18. Sons of Satan

Holy crap guys, it's Zouo.

For the longest time I always thought I'd only ever have poorly ripped mp3s of the one EP Zouo put out in 1984 and the two songs on "Hardcore Unlawful Assembly". While they're not quite as popular as some of the bigger similar bands of the era (G.I.S.M., etc.) just about everyone I know that is aware of who they are loves "The Final Agony". Well, like a year ago or so it seems that someone over in Japan realized that people actually want to have a chance to hear their music or something because there's been a slew of reissues and an LP with songs that were only recorded live.

This CD is from an awesome box set that came out earlier this summer. It's also the first time any of these songs have been on CD. It also came with a live set DVD. The CD itself combines all of the recent reissue material.

Tracks 1-4 from "The Final Agony" 7" (1984, AA Records)
Tracks 5-6 from "Frustration" 7" (2011, Crust War Records)
Tracks 7-18 recorded live at Duck Studio in Osaka 1984/9/7

If you can read Japanese you can find more information about the box set over at Black Lodge's website. It doesn't say if this is sold out. But I'm gonna go ahead and assume it probably is.


Download: Zouo - The Final Agony (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reuploaded Some Albums

These links were all dead. I forgot I only used for my early posts. I will be reuploading everything over the next few weeks. Everything I reupload will be added to this post.

Black Flag - Damaged

Fucked Up - Looking for Gold

My Luck - ...Is Frozen

Seeker - Demo 2008

Out to Sea - Mouth Like a Sailor Demo 2008

Power Trip - Demo 2008

Gauze - 面を洗って出直して来い

Criminal Damage - Criminal Damage

Bastard - No Home in Here

Crow - Anarchy Chaos Destruction

Crow - Bloody Tear

Crow - Flock of Beast

Crow - 破滅ノ羽音

Crow - Neurotic Organization

Nightmare - Early Years

Crow - Death of Nuclear Arms

Exhale/Skitkids - split

Breaking Power the Prisoner - Break Way

Lie and Wait - 2 Song Tour Demo

Kuro - Who the Helpless + 10 Tracks

City of Caterpillar - Demo + Live Recording

Order of the Kite Volumes One and Two

Confuse - Nuclear Addicts E.P. (reissue)

Chest Pain - Chest Pain

Look Out! - Unrestrained
Tarpit - Wake Up
Summertime Compilation
Hakodate City Hard Core
The Riverboat Gamblers/Electric Eel Shock - split

Updating Some Older Posts

I will be updating some posts over the next few weeks. This will include mostly just swapping out old download links with new ones. You can find all of the updated posts here. I will make sure to bump this post whenever I update something.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Break Machine - Street Dance

Artist: Break Machine
Title: Street Dance
Release: 1983
Label: Sire Records Company

1. Street Dance (Vocal)
2. Street Dance (Instrumental)

This shit right here is still fresh despite being nearly 30 years old. When I think of good hip-hop this is pretty much exactly what comes to mind.

Download: Break Machine - Street Dance (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A friendly reminder

Muso TNT Limited can go fuck themselves.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Forward - Burn Down the Corrupted Justice

Artist: Forward
Title: Burn Down the Corrupted Justice
Release: 2004
Label: H.G.Fact

1. Fuck Bush!!
2. Choice
3. 無限
4. Coerce
5. The Basis
6. 望叶給
7. 幻
8. ブチコメ!!
9. In the Fight
10. Welcome to the Underground
11/ Isolation

So Ishiya walks up to my friend Uriel, who is wearing a Death Side shirt, and points and just says "Bootleg!" and then laughs. Called ouuuuuuut.

Download: Forward - Burn Down the Corrupted Justice (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Forward - Fucked Up!!

Artist: Forward
Title: Fucked Up!!
Release: 2002
Label: H.G.Fact

1. Simple True
2. I Save Me
3. Never Lost Your Self
4. What?
5. Freedom?
6. Fucked Up!!
7. Failure
8. Change

Fucked up public opinion!

Download: Forward - Fucked Up!! (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Forward - While You Alive

Artist: Forward
Title: While You Alive
Release: 1998
Label: H.G.Fact

1. Melt to the Other Side
2. Penetration
3. Absolutely
4. Fight Against
5. Over the Matter of Course
6. Vomit All / Change

I've finally stopped aching from Choas in Tejas. If you've never been, it's like Christmas only way more punk.

This year's personal highlight was without a doubt Forward. I missed them the last time they came through the US in 2006 so I made it a point to see them three times. It's a good thing I have a real job this year, because at past Chaos in Tejas' I've had to make hard decisions about what bands I want to support. This year I was able to get a copy of every CD/record Forward had with them. So here's the first of the CDs, "While You Alive" from 1998. I think "Absolutely" might be my favorite Forward song.

I'll post the rest of the Forward stuff, plus some other things I picked up during Chaos in Tejas, over the next few days. This CD can still be purchased, but be prepared to pay a lot more than the standard $10!.

Here's some video's from their show in Denton a few days before Chaos in Tejas.

The last one is Forward covering G.I.S.M.'s "Endless Blockades of the Pussyfooter". Too bad it doesn't keep going, because right after that they covered "Nih Nightmare".

Download: Forward - While You Alive (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

On a kind of related note, Sugi, artist and bass player for Warhead is finally putting out an artbook through Bloodsucker Records. I had the immense honor of meeting Sugi for the first time in Denton and had several delightful conversations with him during Choas in Tejas. When he mentioned his artbook I have to admit I got a little giddy. I kind of collect things with his art on it, so an actual book with his stuff is something I've dreamed of for a long time. If you were smart you'd send Guy an email at and order a copy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fuckheads - 2011 Summer Tour Tape

Artist: Fuckheads
Title: 2011 Summer Tour Tape
Release: 2011
Label: self released

1. Lion
2. Sit Around
3. Grinder
4. Traitor
5. Choke
6. Empty

This has been sitting in my tape player for a while now. I just never got around to ripping it until recently.

Fuckheads are from Boston and play crazy distorted noise in the same vein as D-Clone. Their longest song is a minute and 13 seconds so they never even come close to breaking the two minute rule. You'll either love this or think it shouldn't even be considered music.

Download: Fuckheads - 2011 Summer Tour Tape (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crow - Last Chaos (reissue)

Artist: Crow
Title: Last Chaos (reissue)
Release: 1994
Label: Overthrow Records

1. Anarchy Chaos destruction
2. War
3. Crow
4. No Violence
5. Give Up All Hope
6. The Day of Annihilation
7. Last Chaos
8. Storms of Despair
9. Is This Fiction?
10. Hiroshima Nagasaki
11. For Fucking State
12. Give Peace a Chance
13. Air Attack
14. Last Chaos

Last release from Crow that I have.

Download: Crow - Last Chaos (reissue) (LAME 3.93 192 kbps) Mediafire

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crow - A Sacrifice for the Vicious Dominant and Bloodsheded Justice

Artist: Crow
Title: A Sacrifice for the Vicious Dominant and Bloodsheded Justice
Release: 2005
Label: Prank Records

1. Destroy It: Destroy the Twisted Justice
2. Destroy It: Destroy the Miserable Dominant

More from Crow.

Download: Crow - A Sacrifice for the Vicious Dominant and Bloodsheded Justice (LAME 3.97 320 kbps) Mediafire

Crow - 終焉の扉

Artist: Crow
Title: 終焉の扉
Release: 1998
Label: Crow Records

1. 終焉の扉
2. My Last Dream
3. Scapegoat

More from Crow.

Download: Crow - 終焉の扉 (LAME 3.92 V0 vbr old) Mediafire

Crow - 眩暈 / 占領下日本

Artist: Crow
Title: 眩暈 / 占領下日本
Release: 2010
Label: Prank Records

1. 眩暈
2. 占領下日本

So since I was reuploading what I had already posted by Crow I figured I'd upload the rest of what I have.

Download: Crow - 眩暈 / 占領下日本 (LAME 3.97 V2) Mediafire

Monday, March 12, 2012

This Is Worth Mentioning

So unless you've been living in a cave you know that in the aftermath of the apparent defeat of the draconian "SOPA" anti-piracy law here in the U.S. a bunch of file sharing sites got taken down, most notably Megaupload. Others, like Mediafire, began disabling access to a great number of files voluntarily. I won't go into what I think about all that (take a guess) but I will say that should anything happen to the files I've posted here I'm prepared to spend the time to repost them if needed.

I really don't like making meta-posts like this, but Zer over at Church of Zer really inspired me. All of his files got wiped. But he's back and now all his files are FLAC! I cannot commend him enough for sticking with it and using what surely was a discouraging moment to make what he posts even better. If you like anything I post here there's a very strong chance you'll love what he posts if you're not already aware of his blog. I don't know if I'll switch to FLAC, but I sure won't stop sharing.

I don't get many comments (or readers, do ho ho ho), so I'm going to use this chance to solicit some. If you want to request something then take a look at my list of records and let me know if there's anything you want me to rip.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

解剖室 - 邪

Artist: 解剖室 (Kaiboushitsu, Autopsy Room)
Title: 邪 (Yokoshi, Wicked)
Release: 2010
Label: H.G.Fact

1. 夜ニ狂ヘ (Yoru Ni Kyou He, Two Crazy Nights)
2. 谺 (Kodama, Tree Spirit)
3. 寄生蟲 (Kiseichuu, Parasite)
4. 傷 (Kizu, Wound)
5. 邪 (Yokoshi, Wicked)
6. 口 (Kuchi, Mouth)
7. 霊柩車 (Reikyuusha, Hearse)
8. 髪 (Kami, Hair)

I recently dropped a silly amount of money on records from Punk Alive Records (and you should to!). As I was browsing Matt's wares I came across this LP. I'm not exactly literate in Japanese so the only clue as to what it was was the H.G.Fact logo on the back. I tried to look it up but my 3G wasn't working at a reasonable speed so I decided to take a chance and buy it without knowing what I was getting. Not that it was a risky bet or anything, I can't think of a single release on H.G.Fact that I've heard and haven't at least liked a fair amount.

Now, I had a sneaking suspicion based on the artwork that it might be something Crow related. Some Crow records share the distinctively creepy style of line art found on the cover (I really wish I had a scanner big enough to do LP covers). Turns out I sorta was right, it's not a Crow record, but it is a Crow side-project. Kaiboushitsu means either Autopsy Room or Dissecting Room. I think Autopsy Room sounds cooler and Google image search turns up plenty of pictures of morgues and autopsy rooms so I think that's probably the more accurate translation. Google also turned up this blog post with a link to their first record. As luck would have it, this thing is super limited, 700 copies with no plans for a CD release!

So what does it sound like? Well, it kinda reminds me of Paintbox combined with Crow's other side-project Death Comes Along. Wailing vocals that sometimes border on carrying a tune but mostly sound like a agonized ghostly howl. The music walks a very fine line between being just downright gloomy and being standard Japanese punk from the 80's. The songs range from barely a minute to 16 and a half, with tempos to match. I think my favorite track is "谺", it's fast and is surprisingly catchy given the overall vibe of the rest of the record.

Here's a video of Kaiboushitsu playing this last December:

Download: 解剖室 - 邪 (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Organism - Hope

Artist: Organism
Title: Hope...
Release: 2007
Label: self released

Track List:
1. Hope
2. Neet
3. Humanity
4. Hell
5. Judge
6. Production of Desires
7. No Freedom
8. Self

Here's Organism. Raging hardcore from Osaka. Kinda like a waking seizure. This really ought to be more well known than it is.

As is often the case, this has been posted elsewhere. But this rip is better. I guarantee it.

Download: Organism - Hope... (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

No link since it appears to no longer exist.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Current/Chino Horde - split

Artist: Current/Chino Horde
Title: split
Release: 1994
Label: Council Records/File 13 Records

Track List:
1. Current - Monument
2. Chino Horde - What You Can't Get Now, I'll Give You Later (Prelude)
3. Chino Horde - Silo

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I like Chino Horde more than Current.

Download: Current/Chino Horde - split (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cluster Bomb Unit - You Can Not Kill a Master at Night

Artist: Cluster Bomb Unit
Title: You Can Not Kill a Master at Night
Release: 2005
Label: Life on the Edge Records

Track List:
1. Without A Warning
2. Germans Go Home
3. Too Punk To Act
4. End The War Now
5. Kill Your Scene
6. Our World
7. Parents
8. Fear Of The Future
9. Krank
10. Jagd
11. Messias Komplex
12. Abgrund
13. Opfer
14. Detonation
15. Grundlos
16. VKP
17. Falsche Welt
18. Vebaute Zukunft
19. Egal
20. Ratten
21. War In Your Living Room
22. Wirrkopf
23. Betrug
24. Wut
25. Schweigen
26. Draussen
27. VKP II
28. Überdosis
29. Realität
30. Krawattencharly
31. Ertappt
32. Drückeberger
33. Punkgestapo
34. Nervous Corps (G.I.S.M.)
35. Abgrund (Live)
36. Verbaute Zukunft (Live)
37. Wut (Live)

Tracks 1-3 from split 7" flexi with Resist (1993, Consensus Reality Records)
Tracks 4-8 From "End the War Now" 7" (1994, Thought Crime Records)
Tracks 9-11 from split 7" with Disclose (1994, MCR Company)
Tracks 12-15 from "Opfer" 7" (1995 DIY Records)
Tracks 16-27 from "Fotografieren Verboten" 10" (1996, Thought Crime Records)
Tracks 28-32 from "Realität" 7" (1996, Wiggy Records)
Tracks 33-37 from "Greetings From U.S.A." 7" (1997, self released)

Back in 2005 Cluster Bomb Unit did a tour of Asia. donotconsume Records of Malaysia put out this partial discography CD for them to sell on the tour. Life on the Edge Records repressed 150 copies it at some point. I've seen this floating around elsewhere, but the rips were of dubious quality. I found a copy on Velted Regnub Distribution for a very reasonable price so I figured I'd rip it and throw it up here.

Download: Cluster Bomb Unit - You Can Not Kill a Master at Night (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: Cluster Bomb Unit - You Can Not Kill a Master at Night (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chest Pain/Naw Dude - split

Artist: Chest Pain/Naw Dude
Title: split
Release: 2009
Label: Depleted Resource Records

Track List:
1. Chest Pain - Sexfear
2. Chest Pain - Brave New Bullshit
3. Chest Pain - Murderers
4. Chest Pain - Carcinogen
5. Chest Pain - Mass Produced Death
6. Naw Dude - Displacer Beast
7. Naw Dude - Failure Pile
8. Naw Dude - Posi Creep
9. Naw Dude - Violent Pizza

Since I've already posted Chest Pain's discography tape I'm mostly posting this for the Naw Dude side. I was kinda surprised that someone else hasn't posted this elsewhere (at least if someone has Google ain't finding it). If you've been here before the Chest Pain side of this split should be pretty familiar. Super fast, super pissed, super tight hardcore. The Naw Dude side is similar, but not so much so that you can't tell the difference between the two.

Download: Chest Pain/Naw Dude - split (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: Chest Pain/Naw Dude - split (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Hot Butter - Popcorn (Version Originale)

Artist: Hot Butter
Title: Popcorn (Version Originale)
Release: 1972
Label: Barclay Records

Track List:
1. Popcorn
2. At the Movies

Here's the 7" single version of "Popcorn" by Hot Butter from 1972. It's much closer to the Gershon Kingsley version than the M&H Band version.

This one is not from my collection. However it is from a FLAC rip of the record that I was able to find a while ago. I was listening to a local school district radio station a few months ago and this song came on. Normally they play more traditional 70's pop with a little bit of early 80's thrown in. Which is to say, nothing that sounds like "Popcorn". Thanks to Shazam I was able to identify the song. It took a while, but I was finally able to download a good rip of the single version. I converted the FLAC files to mp3 for convenience.

Download: Hot Butter - Popcorn (Version Originale) (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: Hot Butter - Popcorn (Version Originale) (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

M&H Band - Popcorn

Artist: M&H Band
Title: Popcorn
Release: 1988
Label: Touch Records

Track List:
1. Popcorn (Butter Mix)
2. Popcorn (Reddenbacher Mix)
3. Popcorn (Radio Mix)
4. Popcorn (Jiffy Pop Mix)
5. Ordinopaso

I don't think I've been this excited about a record find in a while. Just a warning, this is not punk, at all. It's still awesome so that's why I'm posting it. If you're a fan of electronic music this is a must download in my opinion.

The song "Popcorn" has a bit of a history to it. Originally recorded in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley for his album "Music to Moog By". Hot Butter recorded their own cover of it in 1972. It was apparently the first electronic song to chart in America. Since then dozens of artists have covered "Popcorn". This 12" single by M&H is my favorite version that I've heard so far. Each mix has an Italio Disco feel to it that I think is perfect for the song.

For an in depth look at this song and all the artists who have covered it check out the Wikipedia page.

Download: M&H Band - Popcorn (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: M&H Band - Popcorn (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Sunday, August 21, 2011

pg. 99 Reunion Show

Best night of my life.

It's kinda odd to know that, at least when it comes to experiences involving music, you've peaked at 26.

I flew out from DFW to Richmond for this show. I never fly anywhere for shows. But, I never saw them before they broke up so I've been waiting 8 or so years for this. I don't think I can write anything that will do the anticipation, the excitement, and sense of joyful release I felt even an ounce of justice.

Being in a room packed with total strangers but feeling as if every single one of them is on the same wavelength as myself is something really special. Few bands can make that happen. pg. 99 is one of them.

Major thanks to joshuashomburg for uploading their entire set.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pyramids - Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Through Phases

Artist: Pyramids
Title: Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Through Phases
Release: 2006
Label: Slave Union

Track List:
1. Stationed
2. Drifting
3. Sleep Spindles & K-Complexes
4. Slow Wave
5. Delta
6. Paradoxical
7. Lucid

Sprawling, beautiful, and to use a disgustingly cliche word: epic screamo with a slathering of post-rock from Philadelphia. I'm definitely way late on this album but I suppose that's better than never. "Sleep Spindles & K-Complexes" is my favorite track. Very City of Caterpillarish.

As with any screamo you'll likely have a hard time understanding the lyrics. I haven't read them yet, but apparently this whole album is a metaphorical train ride. An odd concept, but the little bits of spoken word or nearly sung lyrics aren't as goofy as that may sound.

Download: Pyramids - Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Through Phases (LAME 3.97 V0) Multiupload

Download: Pyramids - Following the Tracks, Forcing Motion Through Phases (LAME 3.97 V0) Mediafire

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Profound - Integrity

Artist: Profound
Title: Integrity
Release: 1989
Label: Anti-Schelski Records

Track List:
1. Push to Start
2. Face the Fight
3. Suffer for My Choice
4. Bow for the Bucks
5. X's for Respect
6. Woflpack (D.Y.S.)

Profound is a decent enough West German ripoff of Judge and Slapshot. The D.Y.S. cover is actually pretty cool. Anti-Schelski records latter became known as Crucial Response records so all subsequent represses were on that label.

Download: Profound - Integrity (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: Profound - Integrity (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bread and Water/Reason of Insanity - split

Artist: Bread and Water/Reason of Insanity
Title: split
Release: 2011
Label: Burrito Records

Track List:
1. Bread and Water - Keep Walking
2. Bread and Water - One Day
3. Bread and Water – Entertainment
4. Reason of Insanity – Expendable
5. Reason of Insanity – No Good Intentions
6. Reason of Insanity – Battle Hymn
7. Reason of Insanity – L.P.P.D.
8. Reason of Insanity – Clouded Judgment
9. Reason of Insanity - Outro

Bread and Water was a bit before my time, which is a shame, because they're one of the better hardcore bands to come out of Dallas in the last 10 or 15 years. I know absolutely nothing about Reason of Insanity except that their mailing address is Lafeyette, LA so I guess that's where they're from.

Bread and Water is notable for the dual male/female vocals. That's not something you see often in hardcore. I might get flak for saying this but they remind me of a way more punk version of Circle Takes the Square, but really only for that reason.

On the other side, Reason of Insanity offers up five very short songs and one outro track. The music is pretty simple hardcore, heavy sounding, but nothing fancy. My guess is that they were probably much better live. That isn't to say their side is bad, but considering how good the Bread and Water side is it's hard to find much of a reason to flip the record over. I love the lyrics to L.P.P.D. though.

On a related note, my buddy Jason Warhammer has recently started his own label, Timekiller Records. His first offering is a DVD of Bread and Water's last show. I don't think he has a website or anything, but you can definitely contact him at to inquire about it. I believe it's $15 + postage.

Download: Bread and Water/Reason of Insanity - split (LAME 3.98r V0) Multiupload

Download: Bread and Water/Reason of Insanity - split (LAME 3.98r V0) Mediafire