Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Kisses and hugs

If you like Half Japanese, you’ll like XXOO. And if you can't stand 1/2 Jap, you're not gonna like this either.

All four members of XXOO played in Half Japanese. For years, I though it was a Half Japanese record called XXOO. It didn't help that in 1990, Half Japanese DID release a 7" called XXOO. I've never seen that one.

XXOO appears to have been a project to highlight the romantic side of Half Japanese. There are no monster songs anyway. All three songs are love songs (sort of) and the band’s name is kisses and hugs.

The first song is a Jad Fair original. "That's What They Say" is a Buddy Holly cover. The third song was not listed on the record cover. I don’t know if it was a hidden bonus track or a last minute addition.

As far as I know, none of these songs have never been re-issued or available anywhere else.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an unexpected pleasure! Thank you!! I love Half Japanese.

10/12/08 1:53 AM  

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