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A documentary covering the rise of extremely alternative band Half Japanese: from the early days when Jad and David Fair recorded loud music in their bedroom for distribution via mail order cassette tape, to their contemporary incarnation after David's departure for married life and Jad's increased stature among musicians and critics. Includes interviews with Jad, David, Mo Tucker of Velvet underground fame, and Penn Jillette, who produced an album of theirs. Written by James Meek

  1. Jeff Feuerzeig

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  1. Byron Coley

    Himself

  2. Jad Fair

    Himself

  3. David Fair

    Himself

  4. Maureen Tucker

    Maureen Tucker

    Herself

  5. Penn Jillette

    Penn Jillette

    Himself

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Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King

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  • January 1, 1993
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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