Half Japanese: Greatest Hits (1995) Combine 110 percent inspiration with -10 percent talent and you've got Half Japanese's squeaky-voiced cofounder-leader Jad Fair. In this 18-year, 68-song retrospective, the guitarist-along with… Half Japanese Reissues Rock
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Half Japanese: Greatest Hits (1995)

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Details Lead Performance: Half Japanese; Genres: Reissues, Rock

Combine 110 percent inspiration with -10 percent talent and you've got Half Japanese's squeaky-voiced cofounder-leader Jad Fair. In this 18-year, 68-song retrospective, the guitarist-along with a guest lineup that includes saxist John Zorn and Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker-explores his twin obsessions: puppy love and monster flicks. Somewhat rough on the ears, but undeniably easy on the heart.

Originally posted Mar 17, 1995 Published in issue #266 Mar 17, 1995 Order article reprints