The Comes from Tokyo were one of the first Japanese hardcore bands and their eleven song 12" entitled No Side is one of the best early punk records. The band first appeared on the Outsider compilation LP in 1982 along with such seminal Japanese outfits as GISM, Gauze, and Laughin Nose. No Side came out in 1984. The music was fast, rocking hardcore with melodic guitar and a totally insane woman on lead vocals. The songs on this LP combine these hell-shriek vocals, massive hooks, and the stop-start hardcore of Minor Threat, but Comes had a screeching, spastic energy unlike anything in the US. Their follow up LP, 1986's Power Never Die, is apparently a bad metal record. Too bad, but at least some members went on to be in the mighty Lip Cream and are probably still in some band or another. At least two bootleg singles have been put out, mostly recycling the No Side material, and the one to get is the split LP that combines No Side with GISM's Detestation LP (which, even in its bizarre glory, I think pales in comparison). Getting these two classics on one record is too good be true. No Side has also been booted onto CD recently.
NO SIDE 12" (Dogma, 1984)
POWER NEVER DIE 12" (Captain, 1986)
WAVING TITS 7"
CIVIL WAR WASN'T HELL IT WAS PRACTISED 7"
Split LP w/ GISM (has No Side 12")
NO SIDE CD
OUTSIDER LP (City Rocker, 1982)
Hardcore Sound Files
Here you can listen to a Comes song if you have the right technology.
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