I Guess I’m Living: The Charmed Life Tapes
AVAILABLE AS PART OF RECORD STORE DAY 2021
All-enveloping superbly alternative third take of 1988’s ‘Charmed Life’ featuring previously unissued versions and a half dozen previously unreleased songs.
- Released on Yellow vinyl.
- Available to purchase June 12th 2021 on Record Store Day at participating stores.
“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.