Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gasmask vs. Coward

This cool little MCR Company split CD collects the recorded works of two very feral and raucous Japanese hardcore bands from the '80s, Gasmask and Coward. Both bands hailed from Osaka, and originally released EPs on the Skeleton label. The Gasmask portion of this CD contains their amazing 7" EP, two live songs, an unreleased track and two collaborations with Coward called Cowmask. On the Coward portion you get their 7" EP (sometimes called Voice), which was posted here way back when the Hearse first rolled out of the garage. You also get two tracks from the Ninngenn Omnibus compilation, some live stuff, and three collaborations with Gasmask called Gasward. Both bands are absolutely crazy great but if I have to declare a victor, I'm giving it to Coward for having a cooler skull on their artwork.

20 comments:

TMM said...

I love MCR company for these kinds of releases. The S.D.S. collection is another good one. Compilations,collections,you name it. They are all pretty good........

skullgrid said...

just a heads up, i'm getting a "file not found" error on Z-share for this one. big MCR fan here too so i'm hoping it's just a temporary issue... cheers

Aesop said...

Working fine for me, try it again.

skullgrid said...

ok, nevermind... getting a message now that they're updating their servers and to try again later. so that's what i'll do. cheers.

vanillatray said...

why does the kana on the link say "Fuck Off?" lol

Aesop said...

Cause I'm punk!

Anonymous said...

A band I was in had a release on MCR... :D

JMD
Royal Oak, MI

Aesop said...

JMD, what was the name?

bob of death said...

dope shit..hey aesop,do you think you could link my blog again?..

13 Cigarette Night
13cigarettenight.blogspot.com

im puttin it back together and would appreciate it..thanx maing!!

bob

Aesop said...

Done

ido said...

This is exactly what I need right now. COWARD are fucking amazing. Thanks for putting this up.

Jenny said...

Yo, the zshare page is up again,but I can't download the file.

Jenny said...

thanks for puttin it on megaupload,but the song files can't play when I download the file. I keep gettin an error message saying File not specfied

Aesop said...

I don't know what to tell you, Jenny. I just downloaded it and dragged it into my iTunes and it worked fine. Maybe someone else has a suggestion?

toxik boys said...

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and thanks 4 this fucking great one!!!

cheers!

Anonymous said...

Looks like another m4a file-for some reason, I NEVER can get these m4a things to work. I have a program that upzips and unpacks all other files. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Aesop said...

About the m4a's:

I use a MacBook. When I insert a factory made CD it imports as m4a's, NOT mp3s. If anyone knows how to rectify this at this stage then I welcome it. Otherwise, I recommend the program Switch. Switch transforms any sound file into any other kind of sound file and it is easy to use.

Jake said...

Hey, can you re-up this? Been wanting to hear it for a long time!

Aesop said...

Done.

Bob F said...

Your Japanese selections are great. Appreciate all the good shit