FLEX! Discography Of Japanese Punk Part 1 Hardcover Book
FLEX! Discography Of Japanese Punk Part 1 Hardcover Book

FLEX! Discography Of Japanese Punk Part 1 Hardcover Book

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Restocked! Amazing labor of love! Check out all the records you will never own, if ever see! Great resource, great fun to read and connect the dots in this insane punk scene!

HARDCOVER! 580 Pages!

From Author Burkhardt Jaerisch:

The depth, variety, quality (and not least, collectibility) of this scene is simply breathtaking, ranging from classic KBD punk and raging hardcore to excellent mod and beat punk, angular hard punk and obscure styles that hardly compare to anything outside of Japan.

This new FLEX book traces the first decade of that scene, from 1975 to 1986 (I added an extra year to include some more classic hardcore releases).

Just like the US version of FLEX, it's a near-complete discography of punk and hardcore, adding mod and the punk-er side of powerpop (much less than in the US books), no wave, post punk and new wave.

Some basic stats:
- 1,300 reviews and 1,700 sleeve scans on 580 pages
- US Trade/Digest format (a more manageable size than the huge US books)
- Band and pressing info, alternate versions, reissues, bootlegs, insert info and more...
- Detailed sections for Star Club, The Stalin, GISM, Gauze, Confuse, Gai/Swankys, Execute, Kuro, The Willard and whatever other Japanese band you may be looking for.
- Several age-old collector mysteries solved (Human Gas/Stali Nism! Star Club 1977 EP!)