After years of their recordings been deleted on vinyl, both singles becoming absolute staples on any Japanese punk want list and the band’s underground following growing, La Vida Es Un Mus decided to repress both 7”s on a heavy weight LP to make sure a new generation discover the excellence of one of the all time great under rated bands.
Our take: Discography release from this early 80s Japanese punk band. Iâ€™m an absolute sucker for Japanese bands of this era because the overall vibe is so unique. Iâ€™m not sure if itâ€™s the way that they constructed riffs and songs, something about the production, or just the way that it all fits together, but the bands that come from this sceneâ€”particularly the ones who put out records on the great ADK label, which released Nurseâ€™s 2nd EPâ€”are instantly identifiable and sound like nothing else in the history of music. You wonâ€™t hear any of the big, dramatic song structures of later Burning Spirits-style bands like Death Side or Judgement, nor will you get the blazing fast hardcore of Systematic Death, the over the top noise of Confuse or the catchiness of the Stalin, but thereâ€™s something unique and valuableâ€”if a little more understatedâ€”here nevertheless. Both of the bands EPs have been hugely collectible for some time now, and if youâ€™re interested in 80s Japanese punk itâ€™s pretty much certain that you have them on your want list, but also likely that youâ€™ve never been able to track them down (particularly the first one on the Incest label, which is one of those giga-rarities). While itâ€™s hard to see someone with only a passing interest in Japanese punk being totally blown away by Nurse, those of you who like to dig deeper than those aforementioned bands will find a whole lot to like here, particularly if, like me, you remain entranced by this magical little moment in the history of music.