INU - Don't Eat Food! LP
Label: Mesh Key
Limited edition of 1,000 copies.
A high-octane tour-de-force widely considered in Japan to be one of the all-time greatest punk records, 1981's Don't Eat Food! remains shockingly unknown to the rest of the world. Led by literate but unhinged Machida Machizo, a magnetic stage presence who sang in a thick Osaka dialect that sounded like nothing else at the time, INU came from the same scene as Aunt Sally and took Japan by storm in the late '70s with their powerful live show. Their membership changed frequently but INU's final lineup – the group that recorded Don't Eat Food! – was sharp as a knife, and the band's airtight debut still wows forty-plus years later.
This first-ever fully-licensed edition has been remastered from the original tapes and cut by Kevin Gray and includes an 8-page booklet with never-before-seen photos, lyrics in English and Japanese, and liner notes by Syojiro Ishibashi in English and Japanese.