Official reissue of No Side, the debut from seminal Japanese hardcore band THE COMES. Originally released in 1983 on Dogma Records, a newly created City Rocker's side label to release hardcore/hard punk, No Side remains a milestone of first wave Japanese hardcore. A vital document to understand the days when the Tokyo hardcore scene was small and unknown with G.I.S.M., Execute, Gauze, and The Comes as main runners. Bands who shared stages, record labels and who grew to be one of the most varied, influential and enigmatic punk scenes of the planet. The Comes' music is frantic and sharp punk, bass-driven and manic sounding with vocalist Chitose's aggressive vocals punctuating every syllable and dominating the tunes. Like most first wave hardcore acts, they own their own sound. And although many times imitated, it has never been matched. Comes in an old-school, paste-on board sleeve with a faithfully replicated insert.
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