Wednesday, November 3, 2010

S.O.B. - Don't Be Swindle

This, wee one, is the first LP by Japan's Sabotage Organized Barbarian. One of Japan's first practitioners of grind, S.O.B. perfected a unique thrashy sound replete with stop-on-a-dime spazzouts, mid-tempo creeping, and nigh-unintelligible shout-along choruses. In addition, some of their records featured guest spots by such grind luminaries as Lee Dorrian and Shane Embury - a fine pedigree for any band playing this style. Sadly, original vocalist Tottsuan became one of a long line of Japanese subway suicides in 1995. S.O.B. continued without him into strange experimental directions, but in my mind this LP perfectly sums up their early sound and radiates personality, humor, and rage in equal parts.
Let's go Beach!


  1. "NASA Voyager Recordings – Symphonies of the Planets [1992]"

  2. I saw the cover of this album a few years, but the S.O.B logo and 'Don't Be Swindle' were obscured by something. Since then, I had wondered about this mystery album with the blue skeleton guy on it. Thank you for posting this.

  3. "abdul alhazred said...

    Eh? What's this then?"

    Download and give a listen. Atleast listen to an excerpt:

    Just thought you might enjoy it.

  4. You're right, it is quite interesting. Thank you for sharing; I'm intrigued.


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