Hovlakin - ほぶらきん・コンプリートBox

Hovlakin (or Hoburakin) were another of those great Japanese chaos-punk groups that re-imagined Western punk, exploded and disappeared. They released a few singles and flexis in the very early 80s and disappeared from view (at least on my side of the planet ... where, frankly, they were invisible in the first place). Almost inevitably, it's thanks to Jojo Hiroshige and his wonderful Alchemy Records that they began to appear at all ... and then this ... the Complete Box! It came with a DVD which I don't have ... so it's the Incomplete Box and life just keeps on proving that you can't have everything.

Six CDs courtesy of Youth Inc. in 2013.