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CONFUSE - Discography CD
Numbered of 1000 copies.
Nuclear Addicts (1984)
1 Indignation (1:07)
2 People Are Nuclear Poisoning (1:24)
3 Rebel & War (1:03)
4 Hate (Is It War?) (2:05)
5 No Victor (1:41)
6 Disaster (1:48)
7 The End (1:47)
Contempt Of The Authority, And Take Off The Lie (1985)
8 Fuckin' Lovers (2:26)
9 Abuse Of The State Power (2:13)
10 Fight Against The Plutocrats (2:24)
11 All Things Change Into The Fashion -Media- (2:41)
Spending Loud Night (1987)
12 Spending Loud Night (1:27)
13 Absolute Power Of Armaments Old Man (2:00)
14 Hate War (1:41)
15 Merciless Game (4:11)
Stupid Life (1989)
16 Stupid Life (3:59)
17 Worker (2:41)
18 General Speech (3:13)
19 Dreamer (2:24)
Atrocious Madness (Unofficial Release)
20 Old Man (1:39)
21 Atrocious Madness (1:58)
22 Kill Time (1:17)
23 Hunger (1:28)
Notes: Tracks 8 to 11 recorded at Fuckigami Recording Studio, August 20th, 1985.
Previously released on Confuse Records (CONFUSE5).
Tracks 12 to 15 recorded at Mad Studio, August 20th, 1983. Produced and distributed by Kings World Records.
Previously released on Confuse Records (CONFUSE6)
Rough and distorted Japanese hardcore.
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Not a lot is known about Confuse except they are the most widely bootlegged Japanese band, I think even outpacing GISM for the number of boots.
The first recordings of Confuse appear to be the stuff on the Spending Loud Night 7" (King's World Records). These recordings are ultraraw noisy thrash and are possibly from a demotape, but I haven't run across a trader that had this demo, although I have heard it was... This stuff is from 1983 and I think is a 4-track basement demo type of thing. The Indignation demo from 1984 is definitly a demo tape, I have seen two covers for this tape. More controlled noise but still outrageously fuzzed out and violent sounding. Later this year Confuse entered the studio for what I believe was the first time and produced the Nuclear Addicts flexi. This, as with the progression from the 1st demo to the 2nd demo, shows a less chaotic and more focused attack, but if you had never heard the demos and just this you'd be hard pressed to believe it. The flexi is a classic noisecore record, abrasive rough buzzsaw thrash a la Disorder but heavier. After this, Confuse appear on a compilation 8" called Jisatsu Omnibus and the three songs are a bit more rough sounding than Nuclear Addicts (some of them are re-recordings of older songs from the demos as well).
1985 saw Confuse record another 7" EP of material and the sound here is much cleaner and sharper than any other releases - dare I say poppy? Contempt for the Authority and Take off the Lie is catchy and bouncy as hell and almost unrecognizable from the last record. I suspect the influence of the Swankys' switch to their more '77 sound from Gai's full out Disorder noise attack was partially to blame for this. This is still a really good record by the way!
As far as I know this is the last thing they did until they did one track for a compilation record/cd called Neo in 1988. I am taking this from the info on the song list from their CD collection Old Master. I have never seen Neo or seen anyone with it on their trade list. It may not exist!
The last official Confuse record was released if I recall correctly in 1992, it's called Stupid Life and was recorded in 1989. It's their only 12" and is a bit of an odd record, it sounds like nothing else they did, but it's good though! I'm having a hard time explaining what it's like... It's almost like 70's rock in structure sometimes, I think.
This is where the Confuse story ends - not much story to it, I have never seen an interview with the guys or heard anecdotes about them, they are somewhat shrouded in mystery.