Friday, January 2, 2015
The Genbaku Onanies (The 原爆オナニーズ)
I mentioned I had grabbed the genbaku box set published by youth inc when i got sekiri, so i figured now is as good a time as any to introduce that. I don't know a whole lot about the history of the band, but i do know that their members included former members of friction, the star club and the stalin, and if that isn't pedigree enough to make punk lovers want to check them out, i don't know what is. they had a raw sound similar to all of those bands mentioned as well. i had only ever been able to get my hands on the desert island disc, so when i saw the price of the box set i jumped on it. in comparing the original pressing of DID to the box version there is definitely at the very least a volume adjustment, bringing up the db's from the old mastering. early genbaku songs tended to be classic punk with short durations and thumping rhythms. the rhythm section and production of the bass guitar give it that classic japanese early 80's punk/new wave sound. in the late 80's, early 90's their sound would slow down periodically and be a little less 'punk', but '93's all the way album would return to a fast and punchy punk sound. The set includes just another the genbaku onanies, not another the genbaku onanies, onanies at last, genbaku headquaters, on time ~ live at open house, desert island disc, all the way, step forward, kekkan butchi kire at la mama.