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 - Volume 4: 1997-2001   3LP 
    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 
    Jad & David Fair - Monster Songs For Children   LP 
    Jad & David Fair - Halloween Songs   LP 
    Jad Fair & Kramer - The History of Crying (Revisited)   LP 



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