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Cobra - Punk Oi from Japan - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Cobra


Punk Oi Band from Japan


Cobra (stylized as COBRA) is a Japanese punk/Oi! band from Osaka. They were one of the first bands in Japan to incorporate the style of Oi! in their sound. They have cited as their influences early British Oi! bands such as Cockney Rejects and Business.

History

The original incarnation of the band was formed in 1982 by two friends who had first met in their junior high school's folk music club: Yosu-ko (on vocals and bass guitar) and Naoki (on guitar), and a mutual friend known as Mi-chan on drums. Their first recording was the EP Break Out, released from the independent label AA Records in 1984. Naoki left that same year.

Cobra released several singles and EPs on AA Records, some of which were later collected on a CD entitled Indie Omnibus '82-'86. The band's debut LP, Stand the Pressure (1985) was also released on AA Records, and featured an eye-catching cover of a boot crushing a young man's face. The band went through several member changes.

Then in 1989, Yosu-ko happened to meet Naoki and bassist Pon, who at the time were both members of the punk band Laughin' Nose but thinking of leaving. They joined Yosu-ko, and drummer Ki-yan completed this line-up. They were signed by a major record label, Pony Canyon, and released two full-length albums (Oi Oi Oi and Captain Nippon, both 1990) and a half-length album (Stand! Strong1 Straight!, 1991). Although this incarnation of Cobra was quite commercially successful (e.g. playing at Budokan in January 1991), it disbanded in December 1991 after only a year. Yosu-ko and Pon pursued their interest in house music under the moniker Cow Cow, while Naoki, his younger brother Taisho, and Ki-yan formed a rock band called Dog Fight, with Ken (currently of SA) on bass guitar.Cobra reformed in 1999 and released a new album, simply entitled Cobra. Yosu-ko and Naoki were the only members to return from the previous lineup; Yosu-ko handled the bass duties as well as vocals, and the two were joined by drummer Yoshiro. This album represented a departure in the band's sound compared to their 1980s/early 1990s work, with generally quieter guitars, less of an emphasis on sing-along choruses, and more of an overall alternative rock feel.

Another album with the same lineup, OK Ride On, was released later that year on EMI Records, and marked something of a return to form for the band. After Voice, Naoki left Cobra to become the guitarist for the punk band SA. Yoshiro departed as well, so Yosu-ko recruited drummer Keigo (formerly The Stalin and The Star Club) and a rotating number of support musicians for the next album, On The Street (2002), which consisted largely of re-recorded versions of old Cobra songs and a cover of the Clash classic "White Riot". Reduced to a two-piece, Cobra recorded their following album, Reality Check (2003), in Los Angeles. In 2005, Cobra seemed to dissolve once again.

However, Yosu-ko revived the band in 2007 with Yuichi on bass, Ryu on drums and Lina on guitar, and released Hello! This is Cobra in 2009. Ryu left in 2010, and was replaced by the return of Ki-yan the following year.

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Band Members :   Lina, Yosu-ko, Ki-Yan, Yuichi Yammamoto, Happy, Yoshiro, Ryu, Keigo Nakata, Naoki Miyamoto, Larry, Pon




- Biography -

46 albums

Cobra - Cobra 1990-1991

Cobra 1990-1991

2015 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album Compilation18 Tracks
Pony Canyon


Cobra - The Beginning Of The End E.P.

The Beginning Of The End E.P.

2013 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD EP3 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - Captain Record Inauguration Gig At Before Alta Shinjuku (1985)

Captain Record Inauguration Gig At Before Alta Shinjuku (1985)

2012 - Japan
Punk, Oi
DVD Album DVD-Video6 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - 30th Anniversary Special At Liquidroom

30th Anniversary Special At Liquidroom

2012 - Japan
Punk, Oi
DVD Album DVD-Video37 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - 30th Anniversary Best Box (1982-2012)

30th Anniversary Best Box (1982-2012)

2012 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD, Box Set Album Compilation105 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - 東京ボイコット

東京ボイコット

2012 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album12 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - The Greatest Fuckin

The Greatest Fuckin' Xmas -Live At Shimokitazawa-

2011 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD, DVD Album35 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - Cobra Is Alive 20th Anniversary Best

Cobra Is Alive 20th Anniversary Best

2010 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album Compilation21 Tracks
Pony Canyon


Cobra - Crazy R&R Circus

Crazy R&R Circus

2010 - Japan
Punk, Oi
DVD Album DVD-Video33 Tracks
Lets Rock, Aa Records


Cobra - Oi! From Far East / Euro Tour And 行動 Tour 2010

Oi! From Far East / Euro Tour And 行動 Tour 2010

2010 - Japan
Punk, Oi
DVD Album DVD-Video1 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - The Greatest Fuckin’ Cobra

The Greatest Fuckin’ Cobra

2010 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album10 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - Punk 2 Stupid!

Punk 2 Stupid!

2010 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album6 Tracks
Chaos & Anarchy


Cobra - Hello! This Is Cobra Tour 2009

Hello! This Is Cobra Tour 2009

2009 - Japan
Punk, Oi
DVD Album DVD-Video20 Tracks
Bootstomp Records


Cobra - Hello! This Is Cobra

Hello! This Is Cobra

2009 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album8 Tracks
Office Cobra


Cobra - Cobra Is Back!

Cobra Is Back!

2009 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album20 Tracks
Bootstomp Records


Cobra - Cobra

Cobra

2008 - Japan
Oi
DVDr Promo3 Tracks
Disk Union


Cobra - Love & Works

Love & Works

2008 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Single2 Tracks
Not On Label (cobra Self-released)


Cobra - Rock

Rock'N'Roll Homicide

2008 - Japan
Punk
CD Album13 Tracks
Worst Music


Cobra - Sing Along Together

Sing Along Together

2008 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD, DVD Album11 Tracks
Worst Music


Cobra - Love Hate Konton

Love Hate Konton

2007 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Mini-Album6 Tracks
Bootstomp Records


Cobra - Live Innocent

Live Innocent

2004 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album15 Tracks
Bad Addiction


Cobra - Mission-X!!

Mission-X!!

2004 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD EP6 Tracks
Bad Addiction


Cobra - Reality Check

Reality Check

2003 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album12 Tracks
Measure Label Ltd.


Cobra - Cobra On The Street

Cobra On The Street

2002 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album11 Tracks
Kon, Measure Label Ltd.


Cobra - Voice

Voice

2001 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album12 Tracks
Emi


Cobra -

'99 Best - Cobra Gredest Count 1.2

1999 - Japan
Punk, Oi
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Worst Music


Cobra - O.K. Ride On

O.K. Ride On

1999 - Japan
Punk
CD Album15 Tracks
Emi


Cobra - Best Of Cobra

Best Of Cobra

1996 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album Compilation18 Tracks
Pony Canyon, See・saw


Cobra - Boot Boys

Boot Boys

1991 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Mini2 Tracks
See・saw


Cobra - Indie Omnibus 82-86

Indie Omnibus 82-86

1991 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album Compilation11 Tracks
Aa Records , Pony Canyon


Cobra - 行動 ’82-’91

行動 ’82-’91

1991 - Japan
Punk, Oi
VHS NTSC10 Tracks
Pony Canyon


Cobra - Captain Nippon Budokan

Captain Nippon Budokan

1991 - Japan
Punk
VHS NTSC19 Tracks
Pony Canyon


Cobra - Stand! Strong! Straight!

Stand! Strong! Straight!

1991 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Album7 Tracks
See・saw


Cobra - オレたち / Real Now

オレたち / Real Now

1990 - Japan
Punk, Oi
CD Mini2 Tracks
See・saw


Cobra - 1st Album [Oi Oi Oi] 5.5 On Sale!

1st Album [Oi Oi Oi] 5.5 On Sale!

1990 - Japan
Punk, Oi
Cassette Single Sided3 Tracks
Not On Label (cobra Self-released)


Cobra - Captain Nippon

Captain Nippon

1990 - Japan
Punk
CD Album12 Tracks
See・saw


Cobra - Oi Oi Oi

Oi Oi Oi

1990 - Japan
Punk
CD Album12 Tracks
See・saw


Cobra - Never Give Up

Never Give Up

1989 - Japan
Punk, Oi
VHS NTSC5 Tracks
Public Red


Cobra - Cobra Was Here! - 1985 Dec 14 Live

Cobra Was Here! - 1985 Dec 14 Live

1989 - Japan
Punk, Oi
VHS Limited Edition15 Tracks
Office Cobra


Cobra - Strangers

Strangers

1987 - Japan
Punk, Oi, Hard Rock
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Japan Record


Cobra - Wrong Way c/w Don

Wrong Way c/w Don't Suicide

1986 - Japan
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Aa Records


Cobra - Bad Night Merry X

Bad Night Merry X'mas

1985 - Japan
Punk, Oi
Flexi-disc 7"2 Tracks
Office Cobra


Cobra - Stand The Pressure

Stand The Pressure

1985 - Japan
Punk, Oi
Vinyl, Flexi-disc LP14 Tracks
Aa Records


Cobra - 1984

1984

1984 - Japan
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Aa Records


Cobra - Break Out

Break Out

1983 - Japan
Punk, Hardcore, Oi
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Aa Records


Cobra - Oi! For Japan

Oi! For Japan

- Japan
Punk, Oi
Cassette Album Compilation12 Tracks
S.p.e. Records




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