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
  18. I Can't Stand It Any More
  19. I Love Oriental Girls
  20. Dream Date
  21. Du Du Du / Du Du Du
  22. Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  23. Ann Arbor. Mi.
  24. I'm Going To The Zoo
  25. Shi Yi Yi
  26. Rave On
  27. I Ta Nasi Si Na Mi Eee
  28. Till Victory
  29. Rip My Shirt To Shreds
  30. I Don't Want To Have Mono No More
  31. She Cracked
  32. Bbbbbbbb/ Bbbbbbbb / Bbbbbbbb
  33. Funky Broadway Medley
  34. I'm Sorry
  35. T/ T/ T/ T/ T/ T
  36. The Worst I'd Ever Do

    CD only:
  37. Live In Baltimore MD [20:19]
  38. Live In Washington DC [18:16]
  39. Battle Of The Bands
  40. Worst I'd Ever Do
  41. Ann Arbor, MI
  42. School Of Love
  43. Her Parents Came Home
  44. Shy Around Girls
  45. Dream Date
  46. Cool Millionaires / Bogue Millionaires
  47. Knock On Wood
  48. Top Secret
  49. Guitar Solo
  50. Calling All Girls
  51. Fool's Paradise
  52. Don't You Know That
  53. Foggy Notion
  54. If You're So Smart
  55. Interview
  56. Wildman
  57. Lo And Behold
  58. UFO
  59. Anything I Can Do
  60. Hey Romeo
  61. 10th Ave. Freezeout
  62. Downdududown
  63. Man Of Mystery
  64. One More Day
  65. Nobody
  66. Stooges Medley
  67. Wild Party
  68. Babylon



    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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