Charmed Life (Half Japanese album)

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Charmed Life
CharmedLife.jpg
Studio album by Half Japanese
Released 1988
Genre Indie rock, lo-fi, alternative rock, twee pop
Label 50 Skidillion Watts
Half Japanese chronology
Music to Strip By
(1987)Music to Strip By1987
Charmed Life
(1988)
The Band That Would Be King
(1989)
String Module Error: Match not found1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork 8.9/10[1]

Charmed Life is the sixth album released by the punk rock group Half Japanese in 1988. It is their second studio album released on their label, 50 Skidillion Watts.

The eighth song, "Bright Lights, Big City", was originally sung and recorded by the American blues musician Jimmy Reed in 1961.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Said and Done" 2:53
  2. "Penny in the Fountain" 1:58
  3. "Evidence" 2:05
  4. "Vietnam" 2:00
  5. "Roman Candles" 2:21
  6. "Love at First Sight" 2:44
  7. "Snake Line" 2:08
  8. "Bright Lights, Big City"
  9. "Face Rake"
  10. "Later in a Magazine"
  11. "Red Dress"
  12. "Charmed Life"
  13. "Day and Night"
  14. "1,000,000,000 Kisses"
  15. "Terminator"
  16. "I'll Change My Style"
  17. "Trouble in the Water"
  18. "Miracles Happen Every Day"
  19. "Fortunate"
  20. "Poetic License"
  21. "Real Cool Time"

Additional CD tracks[edit]

  1. "Charmed Life"
  2. "Day and Night" 2:52
  3. "1,000,000 Kisses" 1:56
  4. "Madonna Nude"
  5. "I'll Change My Style"
  6. "George Steele"
  7. "How Many More Years?"
  8. "King Kong Bundy"
  9. "Something New in the Ring"
  10. "Terminator"

Personnel[edit]

  • Jad Fair - guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • David Fair - guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Don Fleming - guitar, vocals
  • John Dreyfuss - organ, saxophone
  • Rick Dreyfuss - composer
  • Mark Jickling - bass guitar, guitar
  • John Moremen - guitar
  • Jay Spiegel - drums
  • Don Zientara - engineer, mixing

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