The Band That Would Be King

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The Band That Would Be King
The Band That Would Be KingHalfJapanese.jpg
Studio album by Half Japanese
Released 1989
Genre Indie rock, punk, post-punk, experimental rock, lo-fi, alternative rock
Label 50 Skidillion Watts
Half Japanese chronology
Charmed Life
(1988)Charmed Life1988
The Band That Would Be King
We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love
(1990)We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love1990

The Band That Would Be King is the seventh album released by the Maryland rock group Half Japanese. It is also their third and last studio album released on their label, 50 Skidillion Watts.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork (8.6/10)[1]

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl version[edit]

Side one
  1. "Open Your Eyes/Close Your Eyes"
  2. "Daytona Beach"
  3. "Lucky Star"
  4. "Some Things Last A Long Time"
  5. "My Most Embarrassing Moment"
  6. "Buried Treasure"
  7. "Open Book"
  8. "Little Records"
  9. "Deadly Alien Spawn"
  10. "Postcard From Far Away"
  11. "Ventriloquism Made Easy"
  12. "Something In The Wind"
  13. "Bingo's Not His Nam-o"
  14. "Put Some Sugar On It"
Side two
  1. "What More Can I Do?"
  2. "Brand New Moon"
  3. "Another World"
  4. "Every Word Is True"
  5. "I Live For Love"
  6. "Werewolf"
  7. "Ride Ride Ride"
  8. "Sugarcane"
  9. "I Wish I May"
  10. "Ashes On The Ground"
  11. "Curse Of The Doll People"
  12. "Horseshoes"
  13. "Bluebirds"
  14. "Frankenstein Meets Billy The Kid"
  15. "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It"
  16. "Africans Built The Pyramids"

(last three only mentioned on label, not on the sleeve)
Source: Discogs[2]


  1. ^ Masters, Mark (February 2, 2015). "Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  2. ^ [1] Half Japanese on