Loud (Half Japanese album)

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Studio album by Half Japanese
Released 1981
Genre Post-punk, experimental rock, indie rock, lo-fi, alternative rock, punk rock
Label Armageddon
Half Japanese chronology
1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beasts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B link

Loud is an album by the rock group Half Japanese, first released on the Armageddon label in 1981.

The album was the band's first release since the line up was expanded with four new members (two saxophone players, a guitarist and a drummer) and contains elements of free jazz.[1][2] The album includes a cover version of The Doors' "The Spy".[1][3]

It was reissued on compact disc in 2004 on Drag City together with the Horrible EP as Loud and Horrible.

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl version[edit]

Side one
  1. "My Concentration, Oh No"
  2. "2 Hearts = 1"
  3. "If My Father Answers, Don't Say Nothing"
  4. "Scientific Devices"
  5. "Gift"
  6. "Dumb Animals"
  7. "Popular"
  8. "I Know How It Feels. Bad"
  9. "Perfume"
  10. "New Brides Of Frankenstein"
  11. "Forget You"
  12. "Loud/Louder/Loudest"
Side two
  1. "Spy"
  2. "No Danger"
  3. "Love Lasts Forever (Sometimes)"
  4. "Nurse"
  5. "Only Dancing"
  6. "Bad To Your Best Friend"
  7. "Baby Wants Music"


  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason "Loud Review", Allmusic, retrieved 17 August 2012
  2. ^ Coley, Byron (1988) "Underground", SPIN, February 1988, p. 36-7, retrieved 17 August 2012
  3. ^ Grant, Steven; Robbins, Ira; Sprague, David "Half Japanese", Trouser Press, retrieved 17 August 2012