DVD I "1984 不法集会. Plus"Scene 1 "1984 December at Rokumeikan" (36 min)
Scene 2 "1985 July at Loft" (5 min)
This video stands out as the only one before the release of the "Kill Ugly Pop" LP, so all the songs are from the first two 7"s and "Kill the IBM" cassette album. Definitely a different feel as it catches the band and scene as early as 1984. Its electrifying to watch them open with "Night Rider More Than Fight." Footage and sound is a bit raw, after all it was 1984, but still perfectly watchable. From what I can tell, the first set was from a comp with Outo, Gas, Cobra, and Laughin Nose (Live at Rock-May-Kan, Tokyo 12/3/84( as Hardcore Unlawful Assembly, or this may have just been assembled by tape traders. Clip from the 1984 set.
DVD II "1986 ACC Lip Cream Live!. Plus"Scene 1 "1986 ACC Lip Cream Live!" (27 min)
Scene 2 "1986 from 'Dynamite Tour'" (14 min)
The ACC video is great, multiple camera and cleaner video and sound. Very exciting, as the camera in the crowd gets bounced around and they open with "Top Fight". In the "Dynamite Tour" clip, the footage is a little rawer, but worth it to see them open with the Comes "Shangri La" intro (used on the "Kill Ugly Pop" LP). Still lots of 7" and tape songs in the sets. The Dynamite Tour 86 was with WP City Indian.
DVD III "1986 August at Hiroshima. Plus"
Scene 1 "於・見真講堂" (23 min)
Scene 2 "於・ハードコア選抜大会" (19 min)
The first set is on a very big stage and shot from the back of the room. The footage is grainy and never really zooms in, but the sound is very good. To contrast that, the second clip (Live at Chuou University, Tokyo 11/2/86) is shot right on top of the band, with them and about twelve bystanders crammed onto a tiny stage, but the sound is blown out. The songs are still distinguishable and you get used to it after one or two. Clip from the first set.
DVD IV "1987 Live in steam. Plus"
Scene 2 "於・NEW AGE MUSIC FESTIVAL" (15 min)
These shows mark the release of the "9 Shocking Terror" 12", and there's a subtle shift from the more rocking and anthemic early years to a more aggressive and direct style of hardcore. Footage and sound for both shows is a bit rough. Clip from the first show to judge for yourself. Jhajha has an awesome long sleeve Danzig t shirt with the skulls on the biceps and Plan 9 on the back.
DVD V "1987 August at Hirosima. Plus"
Scene 2 "Egg Plant Live" (14 min)
Similar vibe to DVD IV (all these shows were from 87), but the footage is better quality here, at least midgrade VHS. Shot from closer up for more detail. Sound is still rough, but probably better than disk IV. Its worth mentioning that these DVDs are all really loud!
DVD VI "1988 Hard and Loud Lip Cream. Plus"
Scene 2 "from 'Rockin'dex88'" (1 min)
Opens with "Close To The Edge" and keeps that vibe throughout, although still hitting some of the early classics. Good video and sound, shot from the back of the hall but good detail and zoom. Its a shame the last clip is only a minute long, its great!
The third and final batch of DVDs came out Friday and I should have them in a few weeks. Disk VII is the classic Lip Cream Only video, Disk VIII is four comp sets from 89, and Disk IX is the final Lip Cream show.