As with most other levels of extreme culture, Japan has a lot to offer grind fans. Although hardcore didn't reach blinding speed until the early '90s, one of Japan's most intense hardcore bands came a few years earlier. Confuse started out in 1984 and recorded not too many songs, all of which (to my knowledge) are collected in a 'fan club edition' CD. Since any copy of that CD you'll find today is certainly a bootleg, I don't feel guilty about sharing the choice portion - 1987's Spending Loud Night 7". The production is completely disgusting. The trash can drum sound alone makes the record. Add noisy, feedback saturated guitar solos and you've got a classic hardcore 7". The most enigmatic track has got to be Merciless Game for its sudden edits and a sound that ranges from full out noise grind blitz to noisy Ramones to noisy pre-Dinosaur Jr. or something like that. No joke. Some pretty cool youtube footage is up too, although the live performance isn't really as intense as recordings would suggest. And how come only the guitarist has a mohawk?!!