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Fire Records

Half Japanese '1/2 Half Gentlemen Not Beasts'

£25.49

Fire Records

Half Japanese '1/2 Half Gentlemen Not Beasts'

£25.49

2xLP Single sleeve, download card included. 

In 1974 Jad Fair, along with his brother David, co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released fourteen albums, and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll.

Half Gentlemen/Not Beasts is a collection of the Fair brothers earliest home recordings, originally released as a homemade three LP box set.

These stretch their DIY, lo-fi ethos to the limits featuring sound experiments cobbled together from guitar noise, electronics and odd effects, whilst throwing in some barely recognizable covers (such as tracks by The Temptations, Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan).

‘Half Gentlemen / Not beasts’ is now available as a 2xLP package.

Tracklisting:
LP 1:
Side A:
1. No Direct Line From My Brain To My Heart
2. 10th Ave. Freezeout
3. Ta Sheri Ta Ta
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

Side B:
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

LP 2:
Side C:
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

Side D:
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