Morning Music: The Stalin

Trash - The StalinWe will end this week of Japanese punk with a very early band, The Stalin. They formed in 1979, and put out their first EP in 1981, Stalinism. It was the brainchild of Michiro Endo — who was already in his thirties by the time the band was recording. He reminds me of Lee Ving of Fear when he was at his most unhinged. But I don’t think he ever was as unhinged as Endo.

Here is a song off their first LP, Trash. The song is called “Kaibōshitsu,” which apparently means, “Autopsy Room.” And that’s, well, very hardcore punk.

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