Classic maerial from the Japanese hardcore pioneers Lip Cream. These guys were pillars of the Japanese punk scene, delivering some of the most classic, brutal and influential records ever. Their 1986 album Kill Ugly Pop was recorded at the Jam Studio in Shinjuku, Tokyo during 11 days of October 1985. These guys play a more 'straight/forward' style of hardcore than the insanity of G.I.S.M., which isn't to say that they lack any of the power. There's also plenty of 'crossover' or metal influences. They're fucking brutal and should please any fan of early Japanese hardcore like Outo and Systematic Death.
Originally released in 1962, Forward March! is the first long player from one of Jamaica's biggest stars of the early 1960s, who at one point occupied the first seven spaces on the JA pop chart! Included here is his biggest hit of all, the Leslie Kong produced "Housewives' Choice", the song that sparked the massive beef between Morgan and Prince Buster, which Morgan sings about on "The Blazing Fire". Rounding out the set are the title track - a huge influence on the 2-Tone movement - and 9 more classic sides of early ska.