Sunday, April 27, 2008
The COMES no side 12" (1985)
I first heard this classic Japanese band through my friend Louis Whom I've written a lot about on some of my past posts in this blog. Luke played me this shit on a cassette in his little red truck, on our way out to see Citizens Arrest & Born Against at Abc No Rio in around 1989-1990. I recall that weekend we also recorded a demo with my other Friend Mike entitled Extreme Satanic Rage. Wish I had a copy of that demo...
I think I later got a cassette of the comes stuff from my old friend Simon Harvey on one of his many trips to Albany when we were both obsessing over anything fast.
What makes this band so great are the frantic Female vocals, and the quirky not overly distorted guitar tones(barely any distortion at all). Its so fucking punk rock and fast, with NO metal influence what so ever. The Comes quickly became one of my two favorite Japanese bands of all time right behind the mighty Bastard. Up until very recently I was so obsessed with them that I owned three copies of this rarity. I now own just two of the amazing 12", but still crush hard on the singer. Enjoy, and please comment, I dig reading others views, and memories.