The Gerogerigegege
Yellow Trash Bazooka


4.5
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Review

by Drbebop USER (96 Reviews)
January 3rd, 2020 | 13 replies


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Noise in G


The Japanese noise scene is about as out of control as you can possibly imagine. Along with producing some of the most visceral and brutal noise releases the world has ever seen, the Japanoise scene Is also known for its live gigs. What would typically be a one man get up with some pedals and analogs was instead twisted into deranged, almost conceptual live shows that often incorporated the audience. Noise group Hijokaidan grew infamous for their chaotic performances which would involve live urination and vomiting and Hanatarash have gone down in history for their destructive sets, including driving a bulldozer through the back of a venue. But, in my eyes, none can match up in sheer chaos and insanity to The Gerogerigegege. Formed by Juntaro Yamanouchi, the Gero grew infamous for their masturbation (Senzuri) themed performances, which included group exhibitionist Gero 30 jerking off on stage and occasionally live *** eating and urine play. The group’s infamy surpasses their music, sadly, which is some of the most creative and diverse in the Japanoise scene. Often conceptual, always ear shattering, the band’s discography ranges from noisecore (Tokyo Anal Dynamite), field recordings/dark ambient (Hell Driver, Moenai Hai), straight up hardcore punk (Sexual Behaviour In The Human Male) To all out harsh noise (Nothing To Hear...Nothing To... 1985, Senzuri Champion). Today I’ll be looking at one of their more recognisable releases: Yellow Trash Bazooka.

Yellow Trash Bazooka is an 80 song, 13 minute EP, combining the group’s noisecore punk sound with elements of pure harsh noise. Nearly everyone of the tracks are extremely short, the longest being just 21 seconds. Each song begins with a yell of the track’s title (they all start with the letter ‘G’ so for example ‘Gape’, ‘Grass’, ‘Gospel’, etc), followed by a screech of “ONE TWO THREE FOUR” and an ear shattering burst of chaos. You might think, well doesn’t this get a bit boring after a while, if it’s just some noise and a guy shouting? Well no, a lot of the fun that you get from this record is Juntaro’s prescience. His calling of the titles and wild screaming become gradually more and more frenzied and out of control as the record goes on, as the song names themselves got progressively more absurd (the first track is simply called ‘G’ while later on, titles like ‘Golden Shower Boy’, ‘Greek Culture’, ‘G.I ***’ and ‘Get Some Ashes Hauled’ pop up). Juntaro attempts to deliver his “one two three four” starting call in anyway he can, from deranged screeching, to long drawn out huffs, often overlapping with some of the tracks, making everything feel even more ridiculous and shambolic.


There isn’t much to say about Yellow Trash Bazooka musically. It’s a noise record, and a comedic one at that. While the pieces vary from explosions of blast beats and layers of feedback to ear piercing tones and gargled screaming, most of what you’ll get out of this record is from Juntaro’s ridiculous prescience and the absurd titles. Still, it’s an essential release from the band and one of their most fun and, dare I say, accessible?



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Drbebop
January 3rd 2020


333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Shout-outs to Green Baron who requested I review this

Confessed2005
January 3rd 2020


5734 Comments


Nice. Sounds dope, will definitely have a look into this for sure.

NordicMindset
January 3rd 2020


25137 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I didn't think you'd actually do it



thank you though, this is a riot

Drbebop
January 3rd 2020


333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

You’re welcome fam, anything to get the word of Gero out there

Gwyn.
January 4th 2020


17270 Comments


Go GET FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKEEDDDDD

dimsim3478
January 4th 2020


8987 Comments


one of the more listenable gero releases. thanks for reviewin!

Gwyn.
January 4th 2020


17270 Comments


Not really, this is noisecore gero which is probably the most extreme gero. Better to check out Sexual Behaviour In The Human Male, Kitanomaru Hyakkei or Uguisudani Apocalypse, next to this they might as well have been made by Céline Dion. That said this one's by far the funniest

sixdegrees
January 4th 2020


13127 Comments


the straight up harsh noise shit they did is more extreme

dimsim3478
January 4th 2020


8987 Comments


Better to check out Sexual Behaviour In The Human Male, Kitanomaru Hyakkei or Uguisudani Apocalypse

i dont really think Kitano is more listenable.

also i dont count Apocalypse cuz none of it is their material.

point is other than the really early output like Sexual Behaviour, they made a lotta near unlistenable non-music, to the point that their noisecore material is actually the most listenable stuff.

Drbebop
January 4th 2020


333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I count this as accessible as there’s breathing room in between each of the tracks, it’s quite short and you can get a laugh out of it at the same time. Obviously it’s still very inaccessible but compared to Tokyo Anal Dynamite or something like Nothing to Hear, Nothing To... 1985 this is very accessible imo

LeddSledd
April 28th 2022


7444 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

amazingly fun assortment of noises

Purpl3Spartan
April 28th 2022


8781 Comments


if I wanted to see that album art I'd just go on omegle

parksungjoon
May 5th 2022


47234 Comments


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