Half Japanese

Half Japanese

Depending on your point of view, Half Japanese is either a celebration of the pure, amateurish, do-it-yourself rock & roll spirit or a pretentious, highly irritating example of noisy, self-conscious experimental rock at its most extreme. Formed by Jad and David Fair in 1977, the group started bashing out music in their parentsā€˜ basement in Maryland, recording their debut EP by themselves. By the time Half Japanese recorded their debut album, the three-record box set 1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beasts, they had acquired a full-time drummer plus a saxophonist,... more