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MOBS- Diabolism 7″EP (Noise Room Records, Japan, 1984)

mobs_frontmobs_backmobs_inner1mobs_inner2img_0328One of the greatest EP from Japan comes from MOBS. Although this is pretty poorly recorded, the evilism is striking. Very much in the vein of GISM and the the likes, these kinda heavy, gloomy tracks are breeding discomfort and aggression. Wicked! What’s so typical for japanese Hardcore is the strange mixture of total frenzy and really melodic short guitar tunes, creating a sickly sweet aura. Dude, I love that kind of shit!

MOBS also released another EP and one LP, but that stuff is nowhere near the glory of this.

As a special bonus and to make up for the lack of words here, I’m also including the MOBS contribution to the mandatory and quintessential HARDCORE UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY compilation LP from the same year. These songs here were originally a demo tape, recorded in 1983, maybe that’s why the comp tracks sound so much better. As great as the EP is, these two tracks destroy everything. Some of the ugliest, most evilistic stuff ever recorded. The vocals are so effective, it’s frightening.

As you can see, there’s a song called “Stead fast” listed on the covers tracklist, but it’s missing on the vinyl.

Dead People having Sex.mp3
Dead Head.mp3
No more Heroes.mp3
Chaos and Violence.mp3
Charimsa.mp3

img_0329From «Hardcore Unlawful Assembly» Comp. LP (AA Records, Japan, 1984. Vinyl rip. This has been legally reissued on CD in Japan)
Charisma.mp3
No more Hero.mp3

23 Comments

  1. ::beatMe::

    Pretty scary stuff! thanks for this, never heard of this band before.

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 03:42 | Permalink
  2. Zach

    Great stuff! The tracks on the Hardcore Unlawful Assembly comp just fucking destroy. I actually have a tape of the 7″ session which includes the one track that’s missing from the record.

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 05:19 | Permalink
  3. What a great way to start off a sunday morning. “kinda heavy, gloomy tracks are breeding discomfort and aggression”, pefect description. Thanx for the over the top extra tracks.

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 08:39 | Permalink
  4. Good to hear, Zach. If you have a good vinyl rip, you can send it in and I’ll add it to the posting.

    Glad you like it, Justin. Did you get the package yet?

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 09:37 | Permalink
  5. Par

    The best with this band has to be the vokillz. So great so brutal.

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 10:19 | Permalink
  6. You got me on a Japanese trip now and I’ve been listening to more from that island for the last couple of hours, but this really stands out. No package yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as it comes. Thanx again sir.

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    Posted on 03-May-09 at 12:12 | Permalink
  7. howardx

    the logical thing to post after this would be that live jerry’s kids.

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    Posted on 04-May-09 at 17:50 | Permalink
  8. What's the Truth

    Evilism is a good word. This is fun stuff. I always liked Japanese hardcore like this. There seems to be a certain amount of commonality between bands like this and early “black metal.”

    Also, that Razzia LP is extremely good! Some parts remind me a bit of a combination of Dead Kennedys and some strange post-punk.

    I must say, I know very little about German punk and Hardcore, but bands like Vorkriegsphase, Inferno, and Razzia are fantastic!

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 10:47 | Permalink
  9. If you like HC Punk from Germany, you should search the blog for some more quality stuff, like ABWÄRTS, KFC and CHAOS Z (which are twisted in a twisted way). I was planning on posting some more great stuff from Germany soon. Maybe, if I’m in the mood, I’ll do that very soon.

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 10:59 | Permalink
  10. F.

    Die zweite Razzia ist wirklich GROSS! Allein “Kaiserwetter”.

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 11:13 | Permalink
  11. From a to z, if you ask me, F. – what a scorcher. And what about MOBS? :-D

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 11:18 | Permalink
  12. F.

    mobs is nice, too! the very definition of evilness. and i never ever heard of ‘em.
    please continue! haha

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 11:28 | Permalink
  13. dis-dis-dis-troy

    evilsm LMAO. how great is this?! and the record totally kills. so evil!!!!

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 11:39 | Permalink
  14. peterpopakaswepete

    Mobs iz way kool!

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 16:11 | Permalink
  15. Thought there were four Mobs EPs, but only the first two (this and ‘Projection of astral body’) were punk. Only later EP I can find info for online is ’86′s ‘Gypsy on journey,’ so perhaps I’m imagining the fourth, or maybe it’s the 12″ I’m thinking of…been a long time since I ever thought about this stuff!

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    Posted on 05-May-09 at 18:42 | Permalink
  16. Kill ugly pop

    As far as I know, they only have released 3 EPs and 1 LP titled “Ressurection”.

    Their first 2 EPs sound similar to the Japanese metallic punk of the days (GASMASK, ANTI-SEPTIC…).

    The “Gypsy on journey” 7″ isn’t that bad, pretty much in the mid-80′s GASTUNK vein. Their LP, also from ’86, sounds like that too.

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    Posted on 06-May-09 at 06:16 | Permalink
  17. As you can hear, KUP, the first EP doesn’t sound too much like Anti-Septic. It’s a total GISM / ZOUO worship.

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    Posted on 06-May-09 at 06:38 | Permalink
  18. SV

    Speaking of GISM/Zouo worship, what do you guys think of http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/1/8/121856_logo.gif, I think they’re pretty dope!

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    Posted on 06-May-09 at 07:35 | Permalink
  19. Did you see that little logo I have posted there, just to the left? “Death to Retro Punk”. I mean it.

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    Posted on 06-May-09 at 09:08 | Permalink
  20. In case you didn’t get my email yet just wanted to tell You Erich that YOU ARE A FUCKIN STUD. I could go on and on like a kid who got a whole cake to himself, but you know what you did was way above and beyond cool. Can’t thank you enough, but I will bother you with the details of each record at a later date. Thanx again man.

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    Posted on 07-May-09 at 07:20 | Permalink
  21. GRU

    Oh, I thought that said Death To Hetero Punk.

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    Posted on 07-May-09 at 12:15 | Permalink
  22. Now that’s a good idea, GRU!

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    Posted on 07-May-09 at 12:34 | Permalink
  23. Schutti

    great stuff. japanese hc/punk makes me happy. more of it please.

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    Posted on 12-May-09 at 16:22 | Permalink

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