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Gauze is a hardcore–punk band from Japan. Since their formation in 1981, Gauze has been a major influence in both the Japanese hardcore scene, and the underground hardcore scene around the world. The band's line-up consists of:Read More...
Fugu - Vocals
Momorin - Guitar
Shin - Bass
Hiko - Drums
Gauze were formed in the Fall of 1981. Many in the “the international DIY scene” recognize Gauze as “the best contemporary hardcore band in the world”.
The original plan according to Shin the bass player was to play as fast as possible. They attempted to give the impression of playing fast without actually playing fast. The first Gauze recordings are the tracks from the City Rocker compilation LP with features other New Wave bands and Gauze doing 10 songs. They covered Discharge’s “No TV Sketch”, but the song title is “Anti-Machine”. They released 1984's Fuckheads LP on ADK records.
Equalizing Distort was released in 1986. They released the Genkai Wa Doko Da (“What’s the Limit?”) LP in 1989, and in 1991 they played a 10th Anniversary gig, where they played three sets covering the 3 periods they had gone through in the last 10 years. They played 51 songs over these 3 sets. In 1996, they began a US tour, though it lasted just three shows - a fourth was scheduled, but was cancelld. They played at Gilman St. in Berkeley, at the Bomb Shelter in Minneapolis and in Chicago at the Fireside Bowl. They also recorded songs for a 7” that came out on Prank a little after this, while they were in SF.
Their 12” Kao O Aratte Denaoshite Koi was released in 1997 (translated as “Go wash your face and come back” - a Japanese expression used after someone is physically beaten by someone else).
FUCKHEADS LP 12" (1984)
Equalizing Distort LP 12" (1986)
限界は何処だ (Genkai Wa Doko Da) LP 12" (1989)
Low Charge 7" EP (1996) on Prank Records
面を洗って出直して来い (Kao O Aratte Denaoshite Koi) (1997)