Real Name:
山塚徹郎 (Yamatsuka Tetsurō)
Noise unit from Osaka, founded in 1983 by Yamatsuka Eye. ハナタラシ (洟垂らし) literally means "sniveler", ie a person with a snotty or runny nose. Others translate it at "Snot-nosed".

Hanatarash are infamous for their extremely dangerous live shows consisting entirely of on-stage destruction and utter disregard for anyone's safety. The most notorious incident involved Yamatsuka throwing junk around with a backhoe inside a venue. On another occasion, he inflicted a deep wound on his leg with an electrical saw, but carried on with the show. A dead cat is also known to have been cut in half during a show. The band once caused so much damage to a live house in Kyoto that it was forced to close.

At a 1985 gig in Tokyo's Superloft, Hanatarash had the audience fill out forms relieving the band of responsibility for any possible bodily harm caused by the performance. The show stopped just as Yamatsuka was about to throw a lit molotov cocktail onto the stage, which was gasoline-drenched from a barrel. The performance cost the venue ¥600,000 ($6000) in repair costs.

Soon unable to be allowed to play anywhere, Yamatsuka went on to form Ultra Freak Out Or Die and Boredoms, among countless other projects. The 1990s saw Hanatarash resurface with some releases and performances, sans on-stage mayhem.

Hanatarash Discography


CC10 ハナタラシ* Live 1984 3.24(Cass, C12) Condome Cassex CC10 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
none ハナタラシ* Bombraining(Cass, Album, dou) Condome Cassex none Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC3 The ハナタラシ* Noisexa(Cass, C46) Condome Cassex CC3 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC-1 The ハナタラシ* Take Back Your Penis!!(Cass) Condome Cassex CC-1 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC8 ハナタラシ* Man Of Noise / ノイズ個人(Cass, MiniAlbum, dou) Condome Cassex CC8 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC5 Hanatarash Hitparade 1(Cass, Album, dou) Condome Cassex CC5 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC9 Hanatarash Dead Eye(Cass, MiniAlbum, dou) Condome Cassex CC9 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
none ザ・ハナタラシ* ワースト セレクション(Cass, Album, C60) Not On Label (Hanatarash Self-released) none Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ARLP-007 ハナタラシ* ハナタラシ(LP, Album) Alchemy Records (2) ARLP-007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
MD02 Hanatarash / Graveyard Hanatarash / Graveyard - Infidel Psalm Vol.2(Cass) Mental Decay MD02 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ARLP-018 Hanatarashi* 2(LP, Album) Alchemy Records (2) ARLP-018 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
RRR 049 Hanatarash Hanatarash 3 (Album) RRRecords RRR 049 US 1989 Sell This Version
MoM-001 Hanatarash, Various Hanatarash, Various - Live!! 88 Feb. 21 Antiknock-Tokyo / The Exotic Moog Of Space Age Bachelor Pad Music(CD, Album, Ltd) Mom 'N' Dad Productions MoM-001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
MoM-002 Hanatarash Live!! 84 Dec. 16 Zabo-Kyoto (Album) Condome Cassex MoM-002 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
MoM-003 Hanatarash Live!! 82 Apr. 12 Studio Ahiru-Osaka(CD, Album, Ltd) Mom 'N' Dad Productions MoM-003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
PB CD3 Hanatarash 4 (Album) Public Bath PB CD3 US 1994 Sell This Version
001, Menu.109 Hanatarash 5 Shock City, Trattoria 001, Menu.109 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Pflug 04 Runzelstirn Gurgelstock* / Hanatarash / Eb.ersonna Runzelstirn Gurgelstock* / Hanatarash / Eb.ersonna - Untitled(Cass) Chi.Pflug Pflug 04 Japan 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

?001 Hanatarash Buy My Bone(7", Lat) ? Ltd. ?001 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
PB 12 Hanatarash The Hanatarash And His eYe(7", EP, Red) Public Bath PB 12 US 1992 Sell This Version
none EYE* & Hanatarashi* EYE* & Hanatarashi* - Born To Be Wild(CDr, Mini, 3") Not On Label (EYE Self-Released) none Japan 1995 Sell This Version
VC-063 Hanatarash Total Retardation(7", W/Lbl) Vinyl Communications VC-063 US 1996 Sell This Version
TA 033 Hanatarash / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock* / Eb.ersonna Hanatarash / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock* / Eb.ersonna - Tiefpunk Tochnit Aleph TA 033 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
HARBINGER 033, TA 047 Evil Moisture & Hanatarash Evil Moisture & Hanatarash - Fatanarchy On Airtube Harbinger Sound, Tochnit Aleph HARBINGER 033, TA 047 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Hanatarash Microphone Anarchy(CDr, Mini) Not On Label none Japan Unknown Sell This Version