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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&rsquo...view item »

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) th...view item »

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....view item »

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 ...view item »

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...view item »

Half Japanese

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 on...view item »

Half Japanese

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?...view item »

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....view item »

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 book...view item »

Half Japanese

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 contemp...view item »

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