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The Shield Around the K (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | Video 23 July 2000
Profiles the birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, based in Olympia, Washington.
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Michael Azerrad ... Himself - Music Journalist
Sonic Boom ... Himself - Spacemen 3, Spectrum
Timothy Brock ... Himself - Composer
Gerard Cosloy ... Himself - Co-President, Matador Records
Lindee Coyne ... Herself - Wandering Lucy
Steve Fisk ... Himself - Record Producer
John Foster ... Himself - Founder, OP Magazine
John Goodmanson ... Himself - Record Producer
Toni Holm ... Herself - KAOS, OP Magazine
Lisa Jackson ... Herself - The Crabs
Rich Jensen ... Himself - Early K Collaborator
Calvin Johnson ... Himself - Co-Founder, K Records
David Lester ... Himself - Mecca Normal
Bret Lunsford ... Himself - Beat Happening, D+
John Lunsford ... Himself - The Pounding Serfs / The Crabs
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The Shield Around the K, profiles the birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, based in Olympia, Washington. Co-Founders, Calvin Johnson and Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over 20 K artists and peers including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and more. The Shield Around the K features performances by Calvin Johnson's legendary Beat Happening. International Pop Underground Festival footage features Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others. The Shield Around the K portrays an independent record label whose lo-fi credibility has never been compromised. Written by Heather Rose Dominic

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Do It Yourself

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Documentary | Music

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Not Rated
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The same candy mentioned in the opening sequence; Lemonheads, Jawbreakers, Alexander the Grape, and Boston Baked Beans, were given to a sold out audience at the New York Underground Film Festival. See more »

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Michael Azerrad: Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash, The Cramps... there you have it, that's Beat Happening.
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Bewitched
Written and Performed by Beat Happening
Courtesy of K Records
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