Half Japanese - Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts


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In 1974 Jad Fair, along with his brother David, co-founded the lo-fi no-wave noise-rock punk band Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese have released fourteen albums, and been involved in countless solo and collaborative projects an unbridled passion for pure pop, rock and roll, experimental noise - very often all at the same time!

1980's Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts, their first album-proper (following a series of self-released cassettes between 1974 and 1979), is a collection of the Fair brothers earliest home recordings, and was originally released as a homemade three LP box set. The album revels in its' pop-glee punk-sneer sound experiments cobbled together from guitar noise, electronics and odd effects, and also throws in some barely recognisable covers (including songs by The Temptations, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan).


  1. No Direct Line From My Brain To My Heart
  2. 10th Ave. Freezeout
  3. Ta Sheri Ta T
  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
  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



Also available:
Half Japanese - Charmed Life   LP
Half Japanese - Why Not?   LP | CD
Half Japanese - Invincible   LP | CD
Half Japanese - Crazy Hearts   LP | CD

See also:
Jad Fair & Daniel Johnston - It's Spooky   2LP+flexi


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