Sweet J.A.P.- Virgin Vibe LP. Sweet J.A.P.'s- first full-length was originally released only in Japan and is finally getting the reissue treatment here. Sweet J.A.P are a Japanese band who’s ful name is Sweet Japanese American Princess, but the band shortens the name to Sweet J.A.P. for simplicity. Their debut album ‘Virgin Vibe’ is an assault on the ears in the best possible sense. I had a chance to see these guys live in Minneapolis and I was amazed that they could play so fast, so frantic, and actually play their songs note-for-note. That impressed me much more than any prodigy playing the violin or piano, because, really, could those guys play so well with beer being thrown at them? Could they do it surrounded by a churning crowd? No. Of course not. Sweet J.A.P, take the banner placed in America’s ass by Teengenerate and kept there by Registrators. In other words, they play agressive garage punk that is too fast and chaotic for the garage purists, and punk rock that’s too tightly played for the punk purists, but perfect for those of us who like to rock out without worrying about what holes to fill. Fun record and a scorching debut. Recommended.