Half Japanese - I Guess I'm Living: The Charmed Life Tapes RSD21

Half Japanese - I Guess I'm Living: The Charmed Life Tapes RSD21

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“It might sound silly to call any shambling rock band a “machine”, especially one that practically invented shambling. But in the late 1980s, Half Japanese were a song machine.Pitchfork

All-enveloping superbly alternative third take of 1988’s ‘Charmed Life’ featuring previously unissued versions and a half dozen previously unreleased songs, reissued on yellow vinyl.

Released for the first time on vinyl with a homage to Madonna and a host of punky-grunge anthems. The original ‘Charmed Life’ album was hailed by both AllMusic and Quietus as their most commercial album to date.

Featuring the band’s unique versions of Dylan’s ‘Please Crawl Out Your Window’, two Jimmy Reed gems and the country standard ‘T For Texas’.

Including extensive liner notes and interviews with Jad and David Fair and Mark Jickling.

For fans of outsider squall with a tangential take on the Velvets and The Modern Lovers.

1. Said And Done (Alternate Version)
2. Evidence (Alternate Version)
3. Vietnam (Alternate Version)
4. Love At First Sight (Alternate Version)
5. Snake Line (Alternate Version)
6. Fun For All
7. Face Rake (Alternate Version)
8. Later In A Magazine (Alternate Version)
9. Red Dress (Alternate Version)
10. Charmed Life (Alternate Version 1)
11. Day And Night With Angie
12. Madonna Nude (Alternate Version)
13. Ashes On The Ground
14. T For Texas
15. I'llChange My Style (Alternate Version)
16. Fortunate (Alternate Version)
17. Please Crawl Out Your Window
18. 30 Seconds In Heaven
19. Charmed Life (Alternate Version 2)