Physical Quantities are Limited. This 2020 digital release has been remastered by Todd Rittmann. The comic book sleeve has also been updated for this new PDF edition. Please note, that you must download the files to receive the PDF comic book.
Buy seven inch and comic to satisfy Japanese noise rock craving, too!!! The Vapors is KKKKKK-Rippp-eZ!!!! Maybe you know Eye and Yoshimi from Boredoms, their other band.
FUN FACT(S): On an unprecedented television documentary focusing on the Japanese music scene, an extensive interview was conducted with Eye about his work. In the piece, Eye invites the TV crew into his apartment outfitted in Mount Shasta T-Shirt worn backwards (with the SKiN Graft logo facing front!). During the course of the interview, Eye shows off his "toy guitar featured on many UFO OR DIE recordings and shows off his unique creative process. He then invites the crew into his bathroom (where the FRUITCAKE "Patty Lane" 7" & comic set is proudly displayed atop the toilet), hops in the bathtub with a tape recorder and armful of goofy electronic gadgets, goes ape shows off how a song is made!!! The kicker - when the crew kicks back to listen to the tape - it didn't record!
Eye has changed his stage name three times, from Yamatsuka Eye, to Yamantaka Eye, to Yamataka Eye, and sometimes calls himself eYe or EYヨ. He also DJs under the name DJ 光光光 or "DJ pica pica pica" ("pica" means "bright" or "shiny"), and has used numerous other pseudonyms.
Produced by Yamatsuka Eye
Cover art by Yamatsuka Eye
"Frogleg BurniG-X Comix" by Yamatsuka Eye
"Unbelievably Fat Orangutan On Diet" by Mark Fischer
"Food Drunk" by Rob Syers
"Uteruses, Fallopia, Ovaries or Dust" by Mark Shippy
"Umegen Fur Opernstar Oder Deine" by Rob Syers
supported by 9 fans who also own “Shock Shoppers (Single & Comic Book Set)”
This album is an ingenious jigsaw puzzle of diverse musical influence held together by taut strings of raw musicianship. Appreciable on so, so many levels. The fact that it was assembled and memorized for one performance blows my mind. Stunning. I once sweatily and drunkenly hugged Ed after a show. I don't think he much appreciated it, but I wear it like a badge. albinobone