Nov 24, 2009

Sometimes you have to say thanks to the bootleggers out there. It gives people a chance to listen to music that is either hard to get or too expensive in this collectors’ market. This is a classic example. I don’t recall the original but my guess is the original came out between 1983 - 1985. I know the first time I heard these bands from Japan and got releases of some of these bands was when I was still in high school. I don’t know if anything is missing from the original, but you do get two tracks each from Lip Cream, Gas, GISM, Laughin’ Nose, Cobra and Willard. I remember the excitement every time I got a new release from Japan. It was so hard to come by and was expensive. A great sampler of that time period.

 –don (bootleg)