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Mobs: Demo + Live 1986 12"

Mobs: Demo + Live 1986 12"


Tags: · 80s · hardcore · hcpmf · Japan · punk · recommended
Vendor
Fan Club
Regular price
$20.00
Sale price
$20.00

Brazilian pressing limited 188 copies. Killer Japanese punk! Includes their 1983 demo and a high-quality soundboard live set from 1986, both previously unreleased on vinyl.



Our take: A few months ago we carried a Mobs fan club LP that featured their first two 7”s, Diabolism and Projection of Astral Body. In case you missed that release, Mobs were an 80s hardcore band from Japan who mixed gritty hardcore in the vein of Kuro or L.S.D. with some goth-ish elements. This LP raids the rest of the officially released Kill ‘em All CD, taking the demo tracks and live set that appeared on that disc and putting them on vinyl. (By the way, the cheapest copy of the Kill ‘em All CD on Discogs will set you back over $200.) The demo tracks sound great, at least as good as or better than their debut EP, Diabolism, and three of the tracks are exclusive to that demo. As for the live set, the recording is raw but clear and heavy, and features several more unreleased tracks. While I think Projection of Astral Body is Mobs’ finest moment, the tracks collected here are much better than leftovers or castoffs.