Jad Fair is a pioneering musician and a world-famous outsider artist. He is best known as the co-founder and front man for the band Half Japanese. His recording credits include collaborations with Moe Tucker, Daniel Johnston, Kramer, Yo La Tengo and Teenage Fanclub. Jad's artwork is featured on a few of these collaborative efforts and on most of the Half Japanese recordings. His paintings and paper cuttings have been exhibited in Glasgow, New York, Melbourne, Toronto, Berlin, Brighton, Austin, and San Francisco.
Brother of David Fair.
Founded by brothers Jad & David Fair in 1975, Half Japanese is credited with pioneering the DIY and lo-fi movements and influencing everyone from Sonic Youth and Neutral Milk Hotel to Daniel Johnston and Kurt Cobain.
1/2 Japanese : My Concentration, Oh No (Loud - Armageddon Records - 1981)
Jad Fair : The Invisible Ray (The Zombies Of Mora-Tau - Press Records - 1982)
1/2 Japanese : T/T/T/T/T/T (1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beasts - Armageddon Records - 1980)
Jad Fair : Amy You Went Away (Everyone Knew...But Me - Press Records - 1983 )
Half Japanese : Dream Date (Calling All Girls - 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Watts Records - 1977)
Moe Tucker : Hey, Mr. Rain (Moejadkatebarry - 50,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Watts Records - 1987)
Jad And David Fair : Voodoo Master Says (Best Friends - Vesuvius - 1996)
Half Japanese : Firecracker Firecracker (Sing No Evil - Iridescence Records - 1985)
Half Japanese : Crazy Hearts (Crazy Hearts - Fire Records - 2020)
Jad Fair : Rainbow (Rainbow - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : Undying Monster X (Midnight Eyes - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : Diamonds And Rubies (Bird Song - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : More (Entertainment - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : With Me (Sunshine - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : The One Before (Bad Songs - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : Man Of 1,000 Faces (Every Night I Have The Same Dream - self-released - 2021)
Jad Fair : Mixed Up (Oh No - self-released - 2020)
Half Japanese : Red Dress (Charmed Life - No Man's Land - 1988)
Half Japanese : Forever (Invincible - Fire Records - 2019)
Hidden track :
David Liebe Hart Meets Jad Fair And Jason Willett : My Bisexual Friend (For Everyone - People In A Position To Know - 2018)