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 Tracks


The Hanatarashi* Live!! 84 Dec. 16 Zabo-Kyoto (Album) Condome Cassex Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC10 ハナタラシ* Live 1984 3.24(Cass, C12) Condome Cassex CC10 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CC4 ハナタラシ* Bombraining(Cass, Album, dou) Condome Cassex CC4 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
CC9 THE ハナタラシ* 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, Comp, C60) P.C.M 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
ARLP-018 Hanatarashi* 2(LP, Album) Alchemy Records (2) ARLP-018 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
Hanatarash Hanatarash 3 (Album) RRRecords 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-003 Hanatarash Live!! 82 Apr. 12 Studio Ahiru-Osaka(CD, Album, Ltd) Mom 'N' Dad Productions MoM-003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Hanatarash 4 (Album) Public Bath US 1994 Sell This Version
Hanatarash 5 Shock City, Trattoria 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
Evil Moisture & Hanatarash Evil Moisture & Hanatarash - Fatanarchy On Airtube (Album) Harbinger Sound, Tochnit Aleph UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PB 12 Hanatarash The Hanatarash And His eYe(7", EP, Num, Red) Public Bath PB 12 US 1992 Sell This Version
EYE* & Hanatarashi* EYE* & Hanatarashi* - Born To Be Wild Not On Label (EYE Self-Released) Japan 1995 Sell This Version
VC-063 Hanatarash Total Retardation(7", W/Lbl) Vinyl Communications VC-063 US 1996 Sell This Version
Hanatarash / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock* / Eb.ersonna Hanatarash / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock* / Eb.ersonna - Tiefpunk Tochnit Aleph Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Hanatarash Buy My Bone(Lathe, 7") Not On Label (EYE Self-Released) none Japan Unknown Sell This Version
none Hanatarash Microphone Anarchy(CDr, Mini) Not On Label none Japan Unknown Sell This Version


none Hanatarashi* Cock Aktion(VHS, Ltd, NTSC) Condome Cassex, Marz none Japan 1985 Sell This Version


NT1 はなたらし* ハナヅマリ(Cass, C10) Condome Cassex NT1 Japan 1983 Sell This Version