Half Japanese 'Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts' 2xLP
In 1974 Jad Fair, along with his brother David, co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released fourteen albums (which are all due to be reissued on Fire Records throughout 2013), and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll. Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts is a collection of the Fair brothers earliest home recordings, originally released as a homemade three LP box set. These stretch their DIY, lo-fi ethos to the limits featuring sound experiments cobbled together from guitar noise, electronics and odd effects, whilst throwing in some barely recognizable covers (such as tracks by The Temptations, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan).
Disc 1 1. No Direct Line From My Brain To My Heart 2. 10th Ave. Freezeout 3. Ta Sheri Ta Ta 4. My Girlfriend Lives Like A Beatnik 5. Her Parents Come Home 6. Shhh/ Shhh/ Shhh 7. Girls Like That 8. Rrrrrrrr 9. No More Beatle Mania 10. Tangled Up In Blue 11. Patti Smith 12. School Of Love 13. Jodi Foster 14. Shy Around Girls 15. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 16. Bogue Millionaires/ Cool Millionaires 17. Tn Tn Tn Tn Ki
Disc 2 1. I Can't Stand It Any More 2. I Love Oriental Girls 3. Dream Date 4. Du Du Du / Du Du Du 5. Ain't Too Proud To Beg 6. Ann Arbor. Mi. 7. I'm Going To The Zoo 8. Shi Yi Yi 9. Rave On 10. I Ta Nasi Si Na Mi Eee 11. Till Victory 12. Rip My Shirt To Shreds 13. I Don't Want To Have Mono No More 14. She Cracked 15. Bbbbbbbb/ Bbbbbbbb / Bbbbbbbb 16. Funky Broadway Medley 17. I'm Sorry 18. T/ T/ T/ T/ T/ T
Catalogue number: FIRELP295LPX