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No Live ’Til Leather '98

by Leather Rats

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Levrikon A very strange live(?) record that sounds like the Cramps playing at the opposite end of a concrete drainage pipe. Made even weirder due to the fact that the story behind it - a 1998 live recording of the group in front of a Japanese audience - may be fake? Looking up the band name, this is the only release that comes up anywhere. Favorite track: Putting The Danger Back On The Road (live).
Charlie Davey
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Charlie Davey Is it real? Who cares, it rules! Favorite track: A Marauding Gang of Seaside Mods (live).
Kontur Zaburzmy
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Kontur Zaburzmy Les Rallizes Dénudés but very much dubwise Favorite track: A Marauding Gang of Seaside Mods (live).
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Teedubyabee Another winner from BKV - '98 never sounded this good: we had Campag Velocet. Like a noise-damaged, greasy, dank mix up of Stooges, Make-Up and Cramps live recordings. And bin juice. Bad music for bad people indeed... Favorite track: Putting The Danger Back On The Road (live).
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hatteroid this is mad, sounds like Cabaret Voltaire meets Bad Tracking. love it
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    Comes served in a ratified c26 black cassette with screenprinted Leather Rats logo patch (first available since 1998!) and 20 x 20 cm print of the album artwork.

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Cassette still in stock at Rwdfwd:

Sweet rat infested tape gold rescued from the cosmic dust bin & handed to us without comment from Sir Revsalot (lead vox?), here's what our ears tell us:

Leather Rats were seemingly a late 90s punkish psychobilly act blessed with a huge-sounding Japanese following. Their mix of Cramps-esque trash sensibilities, Munster Records kinda psychobilly disease and garage mod (with a hint of Creedance) might not be that unusual. But then the first track clocks into it's second half wooooooooosh someone flips the switch and the mixing desk takes a solo; blasting back out twisted versions of the band with steppas-grade bass distortions and spiralling drums right back at the audience.

The crowd goes wild, really for all of it. Even the lyrical rat caricatures and tales of fast bikes and 'hydroponic rat food' injected knife fights. I can't even see that they ever entered a studio, they lived live in Leather and nowhere else besides. Retrobeat loving Osaka clearly had their band that night, so wild for this punk/rockabilly/extended live dub version fusion (we've not heard it many other places). How could Bokeh resist?

And if anyone can put us onto more psychodubilly we'll start a dedicated outlet.


released May 7, 2021

Recorded live in Osaka 1998

Leather Rats are:
Sir Revsalot
Candy Ratina
Glen 'Repellent' Ratlock
Flash 'Ratkiller' Davis

Art by Noh Yung Hoon instagram.com/noh_yung_hoon/


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