Saturday, February 21, 2009
Gate of Black Child
GHOUL prowled the streets of Tokyo. Hardcore punkers with a rough, gritty sound anchored by lead singer Masami's harsh rasp. He also sang for SQWAD and BAD LOTS, but his legacy is with GHOUL's metal tinged punk rock. Very sadly, Masami passed out on stage in 1989 and remained in a coma until he passed away in 1992. But during his short life, he and his band recorded some of the fucking best punk. Period. This remastered discography cd collects just about everything GHOUL did (the song "Judas" from A Farewell To Arms comp is missing, though. Please let me know if you have this!). I did some searching on the internet and whatever photos of the band or album scans I could find are included in this download. Oh yeah, that beautiful piano intro to "Jerusalem" is played by none other than Ms. Narumi, lead singer of GAS.
p.s. Distort Truth Distort Minds has the vinyl rip of the Game of Death comp. Another must have.