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KURO- Who the Helpless 8″EP (Blue Jug, Japan, 1984)

kuro_frontkuro_backkuro_labeakuro_labelsbI will admit that I used to be deeper into that particular style of Hardcore Punk when I was younger. I will also admit that this second release by Japan’s mighty KURO still impresses me. The overall brutality and man, the vocals – the vocals. Fucking awesome, really. And if you have ever held the original thing in your hands, you will know just how wonderful the thick 8″ cardboard cover looks & feels. They must have paid a fortune for its production.

Couldn’t pick a favourite track here, it’s all on the same level. Well, maybe it’s “No more no” with the over the top screaming that impresses me most. “Human Gas” is one of the few songs dedicated entirely to the results of too much beer & falafel. Many have moaned the thin and distorted sound on “Who the Helpless” – I’d say it’s just perfect and the atmosphere KURO create with it, is just what I need right now.
If somebody has transcriptions of the two titles in japanese, post them in the comments section, please.

[Japanese Title].mp3
Human Gas.mp3
Body.mp3
Who the Helpless.mp3
Selfish Cow.mp3
[Japanes Title] / OiMaeda.mp3
No more no.mp3

PS: Sorry, again the insert was too large to fit on my scanner and again, I was too tired to photoshop the pieces together. Hint hint nudge nudge.

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