Gastunk

Gastunk

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Infamous Japanese hardcore punk/metal band ガスタンク who formed in the mid '80s by ex- The Execute, The Comes and Dead Cops. They released many singles, EP's, and the successful full-lengths, "Dead Song" and "Under The Sun," which showed the band's own vision of blending obscure Japanese crooning, hardcore punk, with thrash metal and even classic rock hooks. Unfortunately, shortly after their 3rd album "Mother" was released in 1988, the band's popularity waned not only in the U.S., where interest died as fast as it was gained, but in Japan as well. Instead of forging ahead with their own unique genre twisting style, pressures to fit in with the hugely popular Glam Rock / Visual Kei scene at the time in Japan (with bands like X Japan) or trying to compete in the U.S. with the likes of Poison, Guns'n'Roses, etc..., they completely alienated their original fan base, and soon broke up.
During those 'disbanded' years, there were limited reunion shows, commemorative albums, and plenty of great DVD releases of the old days.
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Gastunk Discography

Albums

Gastunk Dead Song (Album) Dogma Records (2) Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Gastunk Under The Sun (Album) Vice (2) Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Gastunk Mother (Album) Vice (2) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Gastank* The End (Album) J.A.P. Records Japan 1989 Sell This Version
TECN-31490 Gastunk Rest In Peace ~Live At Akasaka Blitz~(CD, Album) Reveil TECN-31490 Japan 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DOG-7 Gastunk Gastunk(7") Dogma Records (2) DOG-7 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SEX69-001 Gastunk Mr. Gazime(7") Love Records (5) SEX69-001 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Gastunk Geronimo / Red Indians Rock (Single, EP) Love Records (5) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
Gastunk To Fans Love Records (5) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
SEX69-003 Gastunk The Vanishing Signs(12", Cle) Love Records (5) SEX69-003 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
SEX69-005, SEX69-006, SEX69-007, SEX69-SM1 Gastunk / Vaki* / Baby (5) / Tatsu (5) Gastunk / Vaki* / Baby (5) / Tatsu (5) - Three Sex X'mas(3x7" + Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Love Records (5), Love Records (5), Love Records (5), Love Records (5) SEX69-005, SEX69-006, SEX69-007, SEX69-SM1 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
AMB-I Gastunk Wild Times(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Not On Label AMB-I Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Gastank* Midnight Rain (EP) Vice (2) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
JSP-1 Gastank* Sunshine Of Your Love(7", Pic) Vice (2) JSP-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10EC-501 Gastunk Counter-Clock Wise(7", Single) Vice (2) 10EC-501 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
E-8339(S) Gastunk Dead Song(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Rockin' F E-8339(S) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
DDCZ-1684 Gastunk Deadman's Face(CD, Maxi) Savanna Kitchen DDCZ-1684 Japan 2010 Sell This Version

Compilations

SEX69-1222 Gastunk Gastunk Box(Box, Comp, Ltd + VHS + Flexi, 7" + 5x7" + 7", Pur ) Love Records (5) SEX69-1222 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Gastank* Heartful Melody 1983-1988 (Comp) Ariola Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Gastunk Early Singles (Comp) Love Records (5) Japan 2002 Sell This Version

Videos

Gastunk Smash The Wall Love Records (5) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
TCVN-49003 Gastank* The End(VHS) Reveil TCVN-49003 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TEBN-30017 Gastunk Rest In Peace ~ Live At Akasaka Blitz(DVD) Reveil TEBN-30017 2005 Sell This Version
JGBA5001 Gastunk Gig Dvd 1987(DVD-V) Southern Sea Entertainment JGBA5001 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
JGBA5002 Gastunk Double Gigs(DVD-V) Southern Sea Entertainment JGBA5002 Japan 2008 Sell This Version