RIYL: Smog, The Moldy Peaches, Half Japanese, Danielson
Label: Joyful Noise Recordings
These two are a match made in heaven. They recorded 33 songs together that span from the Butthole Surfers to The Beatles. Unbelievable at some moments, retching at others, this consortment of songs has either deterred and gathered the listeners. See what Jad has written about the late Johnston and grab this before it sails away.
I first heard Daniel in 1985. Half Japanese had a show in Austin and Danielâ€™s manager Jeff Tartakov gave me a tape of â€śHi How Are You?â€ť. I loved it and began corresponding with Jeff and Daniel. A few years later I was in NYC to take part in a recording session of Moe Tucker at Kramerâ€™s studio Noise New York. Daniel was at the studio and he and I became friends. Daniel recorded two songs with lyrics I wrote. He recorded â€śDo It Rightâ€ť for Moeâ€™s album, and â€śSome Things Last A Long Timeâ€ť for his album â€ś1990â€ť. Soon after his time in NYC I invited him to my home and we had a week to record the songs for “It’s Spooky”. I considered Daniel to be a genius. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. Iâ€™m so grateful to have it released again and itâ€™s sounding better than ever thanks to an amazing mastering job by Kramer.
â—Ź Double LP Reissue, First time on vinyl in 30 years!
â—Ź Limited Edition of 1500 pressed on Casper White vinyl, gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves containing extensive liner notes from Everett True, Jeff Feuerzeig (The Devil & Daniel Johnston, Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King), Jad Fair, and Kramer
â—Ź Sound Restoration and Remastering by Kramer
â—Ź Includes bonus flexi of previously unreleased Daniel Johnston classic "I Live My Broken Dreams"
Release Date: 04/10/2020
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive