Hanatarash




Hanatarsh is the work of Yamatsuka Tetsurō (better known as Yamatsuka Eye). Almost art terrorism in nature, it makes his work in UFO or Die and Boredoms look pedestrian by comparison. Early audiences were made to sign disclaimers waiving responsibility for any injuries caused during shows. Infamous examples of the mayhem include launching oil drums at the crowd, throwing molotov coctails, and driving a mechanical digger through the back wall of a venue as part of the performance. Now that's what I call making an entrance! He even carved into his own leg with an electric saw during one show, although that was probably an accident. Not surprisingly, the virtual (and sometimes literal) destruction of venues meant that nobody in Japan would allow him to play. When Hanatarash resurfaced during the mid '90s, it was without the extreme violence...which is either a good or a bad thing depending on whether you like wearing crash helmets at gigs!

1985 - Hanatarash - Cock Aktion vhs [condome cassex, marz]
1985 - Hanatarash - Worst Selektion c60 [pcm/mars]
1985 - Hanatarash - ハナタラシ lp [alchemy records]
1988 - Hanatarashi - 2 lp [alchemy records]
1990 - Hanatarash - We Are Nuts c10 [? ltd.]
1992 - Hanatarash - Hanatarash 3 [rrrecords]
1992 - Hanatarash - Live!! 88 Feb. 21 Antiknock - Tokyo [mom 'n' dad productions]
1992 - Hanatarash - The Hanatarash And His eYe (7'') [public bath]
1993 - Hanatarash - Live!! 82 Apr. 12 Studio Ahiru - Osaka [mom 'n' dad productions]
1993 - Hanatarash - Live!! 84 Dec. 16 Zabo-Kyoto [mom 'n' dad productions]
1996 - Hanatarash - 5 [shock city, trattoria]
1996 - Hanatarash - Total Retardation 7'' [vinyl communications]
1998 - Hanatarashi & Kyōakukyōjindan - Jigoku No Komoriuta c60 [fujiyama]
1999 - Hanatarash - 4 (aka Aids-A-Delic) [public bath]
2002 - Hanatarash, Runzelstirn and Gurgelstøck & Eb.ersonna - Tiefpunk 12'' [tochnit aleph]
2005 - The Hanatarashi - We Are Hardcore (Early Tapes Of The Hanatarashi) 5xcdr [superman cha cha]
We Are Hardcore - Disc 1
We Are Hardcore - Disc 2
We Are Hardcore - Disc 3
We Are Hardcore - Disc 4
We Are Hardcore - Disc 5
2006 - Evil Moisture & Hanatarash - Fatanarchy On Airtube [harbinger sound, tochnit aleph]
2007 - The Hanatarashi - Born To Be Wild (C10) [skulls of heaven]

Various - Helter Skelter



A1 Le Syndicat & Merzbow - Untitled 10:37
A2 The Hanatarashi - Live Akme 3:57
B1 Null - Telesma Sicut Dei 7:18
B2 Hijo Kaidan - Live At 創造道場 11/3/1980 4:36

1986 - Various - Helter Skelter (C30) [beast 666 tapes]

Various - I'm Stupid



A1 Merzbow - Great Masturbator 4:35
A2 Masonna - Copoqusl Dakuptlk 2:52
A3 The Hanatarashi - I Like Slave 2:07
A4 TV Cherubs & Solmania - D.D.A.A. Makes You Dull 0:55
A5 The Gerogerigegege - デパゴル女 Destroyed 1:35
A6 The Boredoms - M 75 2:19

1990 - Various - I'm Stupid (s-side C30) [beast 666 tapes]

Various - Japan Bashing Three



A Hijokaidan - Theme Of The Taste Of Wild West 5:50
B Solmania - Highdrophobia Part 2 5:41
C Hanatarash - Galaxy Boost & Hanataradelic Planet Dub (Sore Diamond Remix) 6:44
D Masonna - Hot Licks From A Cunning Linguist 4:05

1991 - Various - Japan Bashing Volume 3 (2x7") [public bath]

Various - Snake Is Long, Don't Fall The Audio Hole (My Father Said) - A Tribute To The Hanatarash



01 Brently Pusser - We Eat
02 Dub Nazi JFK - We Bite Bollocks
03 Emil Beaulieau - Mind Dig
04 Faxed Head - Frog Girl 90000
05 Greg Freeman - We See
06 Lee Ranaldo - My Dad Is Car
07 Thee Bringdownzz - Detroit Rock City
08 Pork Queen - Vortex Shit
09 Miss Murgatroid - No Noise
10 Speculum Fight - Gag Nuts Gum
11 Glands Of External Secretion - Boat People Hate Fuck
12 Masonna / David Hopkins - We Can Kill
13 The Now Sound - Bad Sound For Bad Ear (Megatronix)
14 Faxed Head Roadies - Apartheid Fun Club
15 Macronympha - We Are Meat
16 Macronympha - California Sleep
17 The Double U - We Hook
18 Funharm - Pisshole Surfers
19 Unknown Artist - Untitled

Various - A Tribute To The Hanatarash [stomach ache records, 1995]



10 comments:

Ochyming 22 October 2010 at 16:22  

A Huge, HUGE thank you!

M,  22 October 2010 at 21:10  

Yeah, huge thanks for posting Hanatarash, together with The Gerogerigegege most mindblowing projects from Japan so far.

Anonymous,  23 October 2010 at 07:58  

Another great Post! Especially Cock Action was a revelation. I have read about the concerts of Hanatarash but one have to see it to belive it.

LeeBx 12 November 2010 at 16:26  

where does one start?! damn...


looking forward to the Overhang Party post.


10-4

xdanx1 20 November 2010 at 15:46  

Best Post Ever. Thanks!

Anonymous,  21 June 2012 at 00:36  

Amazing! Would love to see even a portion of this re-uped.

badgerstump 21 June 2012 at 15:38  

...erm...it has been...

ben 9 March 2013 at 17:45  

incredible post!

Thanks forever!

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Certifiablockhead 3 July 2017 at 09:11  

i know i´m gonna love these...thanks pal...