Jad Fair has been a veteran songwriter for over 2 decades and has
influenced more bands through his solo work, as Half Japanese or
through his collaborations with other bands than could be listed on
this piece of paper. There has even been a documentary made about
his band Half Japanese 'The Band That Would Be King'. His most
recent releases since releasing Half Japanese' 'Bone Head' on
Alternative Tentacles Records in 1997 were his collaboration with Yo
La Tengo on Matador and his collection of monster songs with his
brother David on Kill Rock Stars.(Soon there will be an album of Jad with Teenage Fanclub.)
Jad enjoys working with the best (Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub,
The Pastels, David Fair, Kramer, Naofumi Ishimaru, DQE, and the
Shapir-O'Rama) - hence his decision to record with Jason Willett.
Jad met Jason 10 years ago, and soon thereafter asked him to play
bass guitar on a tour with Half Japanese. Other bands and musicians
Jason has played with include The Ruins, James Chance, The Pleasant
Livers, The Jaunties and X Ray Eyes.
The difference between this album and other Jad projects is the
amount of time spent on it. But its not just the amount of time
spent on it; you could lock most bands up in a studio for 20 years
and not get anything close to the artistic vision and grandeur of
these songs. Jad and Jason have recorded over 1,000 songs together
over the past few years and have picked out the winners for
'Enjoyable Songs' This is pop music in the most basic definition ;
in that it is made to be enjoyed. Jad Fair is at his most wild,
expressive and innovative self, like you've never heard.
Jason Willett, passionately driven with utter abandon ,
unintentionally creating new musical genres. Jad and Jason have an
amazing chemistry and electricity that's like a roller coaster, or a
volcano, or popcorn, or an exorcism, or cotton candy. All songs were
recorded between '96 and '98 at Jason's Megaphone Studio in
Baltimore in temperatures ranging from 100F to 0F.
Tell Grandma to put her teeth in. Itıs time to have a party.
See also Half Japanese