Half Japanese - Volume Three: 1990-1995 (3LP Limited Edition BOXSET)

Country: U.K.
Label: Fire Records
Released: 18 April 2015
Genre: Rock / Art Punk / Experimental / Lo-Fi / RSD2015
Order FIRELP309/310/312

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* 3LP Limited Edition BOXSET
* Limited edition reissue on Record Store Day 2015, limited to 1000 copies.

Description (English):
Formed in the mid-70s, and setting the standard for post-punk ever since, Jad and David Fair and Half Japanese return with a new volume that finds us twenty years into their story. The 90s would see them under a new spotlight as Kurt Cobain used his celebrity to tell anyone that would listen about their greatness, and had the band tour with Nirvana. They would respond with three of the most wild and varied albums in their career.

Continuing their Fire deluxe reissues of the entire Half Japanese catalogue, Volume Three: 1990-1995 is the third of four volumes containing three LPs/CDs.This next set of Half Japanese LPs begins with 1990’s explosively, noisy and chaotic (sometimes improvised) ‘We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love’ featuring their cover of the Them garage rock classic “Gloria” and two tracks “Titanic” and “Hand Without a Body” that were co-written with the like-minded Daniel Johnston. Two years later the notably more delicate and, dare we say, jangly, ‘Fire In The Sky’ (1992) arrived at a pivotal time for the group when they gained notable recognition from the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo (whose Ira Kaplan guests on the record).

We Are Those Who Ache With Amorous Love (1990)
a1 Every Hour
a2 Elevator Boy
a3 Gloria
a4 Ear
a5 The Titanic
a6 Our Eyes
a7 Spin
a8 Up And Down
b1 All Of Me
b2 Hand Without A Body
b3 Going Home
b4 Three Rings
b5 How Did You Know?
b6 Then We Walk
b7 Secret
b8 Best
b9 The House I Live In
b10 Shanty Town
b11 Run

Fire In The Sky (1992)
a1 UFO Expert
a2 Tears Stupid Tears
a3 Eye Of The Hurricane
a4 This Could Be The Night
a5 Possum Head
a6 It’s A Clear Night
a7 Frosty
a8 Turn Your Life Around
b1 I Love A Mystery
b2 12 Houses
b3 Hangar 18
b4 Magic Kingdom
b5 It’s No Wonder
b6 Fire In The Sky
b7 Good Luck
b8 Gates Of Glory

Hot (1995)
a1 Drum Straight
a2 True Believers
a3 Well
a4 Dark Night
a5 Part Of My Plan
a6 Vampire
a7 Lucky Ones
b1 Vast Continent
b2 Guess Again
b3 Black Fruit
b4 Sleep Talk
b5 Smile
b6 Lucky Town

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