Japanese hardcore had really hit its stride in the late '80s - when punk and hardcore around the world was trying desperately to get a paycheck (or worse, get funky), the Japanese were solidifying their place outside of traditional society, and creating some furiously passionate music in the process. FURAN is a prime example: totally pissed, with the discretion of a bulldozer, and with the intensity that only Japanese seem to be able to create. Give me one word to describe FURAN, and I think I will choose "RAMPAGING" - they play what most folks call traditional Japanese hardcore, and they do so with pure fire...motorcharged punk insanity. This demo was released by Overthrow 20 years ago, and the chaos that label releases to this day is a testament to their commitment to a life apart from society. Punk for life.