Jad Fair and Kramer – The History Of Crying – Ltd Ed Vinyl, Signed, Numbered by Kramer

Jad Fair and Kramer signed 40 copies of this limited edition colored vinyl which immediately sold out. Kramer himself was kind enough to let me sell the next 10 copies (these), signed by Kramer and numbered 41-50.

Jad Fair has been one of the premiere artists of the American Indie Music scene since the late 1970’s. He has recorded with many of the best musicians and bands in the history of the world, including Half Japanese, Yo La Tengo, Daniel Johnston, R. Stevie Moore, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker, The Pastels, Danielson, and Kramer. He’s released over 50 albums. Not content with being a pretty boy rock & roll legend, Jad is also an accomplished artist, and has had 16 books of his art published in Europe, Japan and America.

He and Kramer have worked together since Kramer produced two seminal LP’s from Half Japanese in the 1980’s; Music To Strip To, and THe Band Who Would Be King. They first collaborated as a duo in 1988 when they released Roll Out The Barrell, and then again ten years later with The Sound Of Music. Kramer is a world unto himself. After paying his dues for 5 years with Eugene Chadbourne in both The Cadbourne’s and Shockabilly, Kramer joined the Butthole Surfers in 1985 but only remained with the band through their first European tour before departing and establishing Noise New York, his own 16-track recording studio in NYC. It was there that he founded his notorious SHIMMY-DISC record label, producing and releasing music by artists as diverse as Daneil Johnson, King Missle, Gwar, Galaxie 500, Pussy Galore, and his own bands, B.A.L.L. and Bongwater. He then moved to a state-of-the-art 24 track recording studio, Noise New Jersey, where he produced some of the greatest recordings by WIll Oldham, Urege Overkill (Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon – for the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack), Danielson, and the first two LP’s by LOW. The History of Crying is Jad Fair & Kramer’s third collaboration, and their first in almost 20 years; 12 brand new songs produced by Kramer at his Florida studio, Noise Miami.

Longtime fans of Jad Fair will be stunned by how he SINGS on this LP. No other LP in Jad’s storied career features him singing complex melodies in the manner he does here. From a life in music spanning over 40 years, It is unlike anything he has ever done before, and it is a wondrous thing to behold. Jad SINGS!

This LP also features guitar solos by Paul LE (Butthole Surfers), whose contributions to this LP cannot be overestimated. BS fans will go hog wild.