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Half Japanese
Invincible

....And they are invincible aren't they? Jad and David Fair have long been proponents of outsider music but now in 2019 they sound rather steady and listenable if it weren't for Jad's screechy freeform vocals which continue to give the band an air of unpredictability in the best traditions of Daniel Johnston and Jonathan Richman.    
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP542X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP542)
  • CD (FIRECD542)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Why Not?

Why Not? is the latest instalment of twisted shambolic indie-pop from Jad Fair’s Half Japanese. Over a 42 year career the band have made 16 studio albums that will make you laugh, cry, dance, shout and whatever else you feel like doing. Album #17, Why Not? is no exception. Vinyl LP and CD, and if you’re quick enough, you might get a copy of the limited edition indies only white vinyl version!
  • Vinyl LP (FAME468LP)
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP468)
  • CD (FIRECD468)
  • £11.49 £9.19 (saving: £2.30)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Half Gentlemen / Not Beasts

The very first record from the Fair brothers’ cult band Half Japanese. Half Japanese are notable for a number of reasons, one of which is making their debut a triple album! This set captures the whole thing, as well as another CD of bonus tracks. They are also notable for their refusal to play (or tune) their guitars properly, as you’ll hear (note that this is a good thing).
  • Vinyl Double LP (FIRELP295X)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Jad Fair & Kramer
The History Of Crying

Jad Fair, half of Half Japanese and a regular collaborator with plenty of other acts (Daniel Johnston! The Pastels) here teams up with Kramer, the mysterious and legendary producer / label-runner who worked with Galaxie 500 to name but one band. The History Of Crying is an album of surprising songs, with special guest guitar solo appearances from Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers! LP on Shimmy 500.
  • Vinyl LP (SHIMMY5001)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Hear The Lions Roar

Everyone either does or should love Half Japanese, the expression of a brotherly love for weirdo rock music to be played with no regard for conventional technique. Hear The Lions Roar is their brand new record: it's as fun as ever, and apparently features many of the musicians who worked with the band in the 90’s for maximum good old times. CD and vinyl (black or lilac) editions on Fire.
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP467C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP467)
  • CD (FIRECD467)

Half Japanese
Volume 4: 1997-2001

Volume 4: 1997-2001 is the final installment of the Half Japanese reissue series on Fire Records. It contains the albums Bone Head, Heaven Sent and Hello. Heaven Sent is pressed on vinyl for the first time. Half Japanese, led by Jad Fair, were an influence on many great bands including Beat Happening and Daniel Johnston.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FIRELP345)
  • CD (FIRECD345)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Perfect

After a very welcome reissue campaign of their essential old records, the time has now come for a brand new Half Japanese album! Perfect is as full of energy as ever, boldly jolting through a joyful set of tracks. They have picked up some instrumental abilities over the years (like it or not), but their sound remains one-of-a-kind. On Joyful Noise (with indies-only coloured vinyl available).
  • Vinyl LP (JNR183LP)
  • CD (JNR183CD)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Boo!

Boo! documents Half Japanese’ European tour, where they treated our continent to their wild and unique self-trained sound. A full 24 tracks. The LP, part of Fire’s campaign to reissue every one of the band’s records, comes packaged with a mask that you can pop out and wear! How cool is that?
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP311)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Volume 3: 1990-1995

The reissue campaign of the whole Half Japanese oeuvre continues with Volume 3: 1990 - 1995, which serves up their three albums from that period, We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love, Fire In The Sky and Hot. Wild, skronky mad-rock from these noisy masters, full of explosive childish energy. Triple CD set on Fire.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FIRELP344)
  • CD (FIRECD344)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Volume 2 : 1987-1989

Wow, three whole Half Japanese records in one set! Volume 2 provides you with ‘Music To Strip By’ (1987), ’Charmed Life (1988) and ‘The Band That Would Be King’ (1989). I’m sure you would agree that that is a very healthy portion of these arty-punky-silly legends. Nicely designed booklets and packaging from the band’s own Jad Fair.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (FIRELP343)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Overjoyed

Shambling dissonant geek-rock/fidelity-eschewing godheads Half Japanese shock the indie world with their first new studio album in 13 years. Always an acquired, divisive taste, this brother-led band of envelope-pushing ragamuffins nevertheless are hugely influential on the US underground and way beyond. This is a real treat for haters of contemporary music who yearn for the brighter, less studious days. The thinking man's GBV are back! Get involved. Yes, we know Kurt adored them yada-yada. Judge them on their own merits though.
  • Vinyl LP (JNR151LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese

Half Japanese
Volume 1: 1981-1985

Half Japanese consist of brothers Jad and David Fair. For nearly 35 years they have been deliberately swerving normal forms of song-craft and performance in search of something different, Half Japanese are true originals. This 3 CD box set contains their second, third and fourth albums. They are Loud, Our Solar System and Sing No Evil, they were released between 1981 and 1985.
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese
  • Artist(s):
  • Half Japanese