Daniel Johnston

Hi, How Are You

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As with Yip/Jump Music, Hi, How Are You was a reissue of a cassette recording Daniel Johnston made in 1983, and as such it reflects the most fertile period of his early development. Like its predecessor, this is a friendly record marked by his increasing skill as a pop songwriter and his increasingly comfortable singing. His mood here is good, especially during the defiant "Keep Punching Joe," which eschews bitterness for personal resolve. Another important release.