Sunday, May 23, 2010
STALIN stop jap + 1 mushi go go CD(1982-84)
16.肉 (Stop Jap Bonus Flexi)
Mushi Picture Disc/Blank Album
28.カタログZ (Go Go 12")
29.Chicken Farm (MRR's 'Welcome To 1984')
The Stalin were a Japanese punk band that first appeared on the scene in 1980. I'd say they were heavily influenced by the likes of the Ramones early on. As they grew and aged they started to play faster and a more frenzied hardcore punk type style. I actually never gave these guys much of a chance until perhaps 1989. My friend Louis would tape me everything He ended up trading with Japanese and Swedish traders. He literally had every Japanese release before Japanese punk exploded in the 90's(to U.S. listeners anyway). I had heard them earlier on a MR&R compilation, but I wasn't so much into the Japanese bands on the international comp. I was digging The Italians and Krauts.
This fanclub edition came out in the 90's and features two of the bands legendary LPs, plus some comp tracks. Stop Jap is definitely my favorite works by these dudes. The singer, although now in his 60's is still performing and writing music.