Tokyo's sugar crazed Nintendo machine hits overdrive, blurring the line between man and machine in the race to the last groove. It's cacophony concentrated as Captain Insect, Kame Bazooka, Screaming Stomach and Karate Condor get their gadgets stinking drunk on current, watch 'em malfunction and make a melody in spite of themselves.
Steve Albini was flown to Japan to record this record.
The track "Zurineta" was pressed onto the LP for Karate Condor to scratch with during their live shows!
Shortly after the release of "7-Toku", Screaming Stomach and the band parted ways. The music was too loud for him and he had long expressed concerns about hearing loss. Future live shows were pulled off sans Stomach. He would return to lay some guest vocals down on the bands next release, the "Taco Beya" 7" and comic set. Also around this time, Kame Bazooka drew up some comix for a proposed Mount Shasta / Jacko'nuts split 7' that was never released.
This is powerful and evocative stuff; the interplay of harrowing pathos and light.
At times, it sounds like Kate Bush in an oil drum full of nails rolling down a hill, at others it is transcendent. Like seeing the beauty of cathedral ornament, while feeling the cold dead stone of the structure. Paul