09 May 2011

DESPERDICIO


Sendai-City raw punks represent! It was weeks after the recent disaster(s) in Japan before I got word that DESPERDICIO members were all alive and well, and the first thing I did when I received that email was blast this tape at full volume. Tsuyoshi (vocals) arranged the last show on the 2009 CFD Japan Tour (it was a killer, of course), and is one of the finest Japan punks I've encountered, but these sounds need none of those bullshit "nice guy" recommendations to convince you of their complete power - the distortion speaks for itself. None of us are on this earth for very long, and we need to make as much noise as possible while we are here, so play this LOUD.




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey!
Any recordings of Suicide Bomb?
Cheers,
Stiener

Anonymous said...

a "spanish" japanese punk band uhhh?

Kai said...

corrupted had spanish song titles as well, it's not like a thing though

Anonymous said...

seems like a "thing" in japan these days to copy a country's style of punk/hardcore and the language of that band from the 80s. All the scandinavian bands and such... there's even a band that sings in portugese.... guess its not a big deal considering the real problems in the world right now, but it makes me crave the 80s japanese punk bands more... at least they weren't soo blindly copying and pasting shit.

Anonymous said...

Lots of bands from lots of places sing in languages not their own, and when paying homage to hardcore from specific regions of the world, it seem logical to sing in those languages. However, DESPERDICIO are an awful band to use as an example, since they play a brand of raw DBeat that seems to know no national boundaries (and if anything, has been perfected by the Japanese). How is a band like this singing in Spanish any weirder than any international band singing in English? And the idea that Japanese bands singing in languages other than Japanese (or English, which I guess is ok with you....but what if they are imitating US hardcore? Then is it a crime and/or "unoriginal"?) is a thing "these days" is ridiculous, since it's been going on for quite a while. TOMORROW blew me away ten years ago with the Wretched influenced hardcore belted out in Italian.
There of scores of original and mind-blowing Japanese bands currently ripping it up (Nice View, Order, Cosmic Neurose, Exit Hippies, and the list goes on), just as there are countless bands from all over the world who choose to ape the raw blown out DBeat chaos that Desperdicio do so very well. Why don't you pay attention to those bands, instead of lamenting and romanticizing a bygone decade? Just as there is no shortage of original sounding bands today, there were plenty in the '80s (from Japan and elsewhere), who chose to play derivative and unoriginal hardcore punk - because punk is awesome.

Anonymous said...

its just weird to me to say, "im guna do my spanish punk band and then my brazilian one, and then my ushc one....." its cool to take influences, but i no longer feel like i can get a sense of the band, or their country, their hood, what they're about - if they just do a copy/clone of a past band even down to their language. dont assume that bands singing in english from non-english countries is not a sad thing to me either. I think its whack that english becomes the dominant language. I prefer bands to sing in the language they dream in, think in, speak daily with their community. that's not a rule or anything and i dont think its a crime to sing in another countries language. i just cant see how this is creative or original?

the wizard said...

It was never presented as being "original," rather it was offered as an example of a raging DBeat hardcore band (which it is), regardless of country of origin or language screamed in. I think it's pretty safe to say that DESPERDICIO take their influences from many non-Spanish speaking bands, so their singing in Spanish has little to do with the style of music they are playing.

As for the Portuguese language Brasilian hardcore in Japan, there is a massive Brasilian immigrant community in Nagoya (many were encouraged to move there in the 80s/90s to work in the auto factories), and loads of bands have popped up with Brasilian punks (N.E.K. are half Brasilian, and the crowd at the show CFD played with them in Nagoya was primarily Brasilian/South American). So those bands singing in Portuguese are likely singing in the language "they dream in."

Punk and hardcore are derivative genres, I find it weird that people start screaming for something creative within the confines of three chords and a bottle of rage. Sure, there are bands who do it, but if that's really what you're after, then you are going to get pretty far removed from punk pretty damn fast. Would you prefer that all Japanese bands included a track with shamisen? Of course not, because it's hardcore, and the point is often the very delivery method, not the box it's wrapped up in. But there are plenty of bands who are indeed original, and push boundaries within the confines of punk/hardcore, so perhaps seek them out and enjoy them instead of wishing that every other band would do the same?

Despite my tone, I appreciate the comment(s)...keep 'em coming.

the wizard said...

And I have been meaning to put up that Suicide Bomb tape for months...thanks for reminding me.

Anonymous said...

punk dont got be original, but creative YES!

Anonymous said...

bitch! bitch! bitch!

Z said...

Dude sounds like he's shouting from an opened window in a different building.