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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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Credited cast:
Michael Azerrad Michael Azerrad ... Himself - Music Journalist
Sonic Boom Sonic Boom ... Himself - Spacemen 3, Spectrum
Timothy Brock Timothy Brock ... Himself - Composer
Gerard Cosloy Gerard Cosloy ... Himself - Co-President, Matador Records
Lindee Coyne Lindee Coyne ... Herself - Wandering Lucy
Steve Fisk Steve Fisk ... Himself - Record Producer
John Foster John Foster ... Himself - Founder, OP Magazine
John Goodmanson John Goodmanson ... Himself - Record Producer
Toni Holm Toni Holm ... Herself - KAOS, OP Magazine
Lisa Jackson Lisa Jackson ... Herself - The Crabs
Rich Jensen Rich Jensen ... Himself - Early K Collaborator
Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson ... Himself - Co-Founder, K Records
David Lester David Lester ... Himself - Mecca Normal
Bret Lunsford Bret Lunsford ... Himself - Beat Happening, D+
John Lunsford John Lunsford ... Himself - The Pounding Serfs / The Crabs
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Do It Yourself

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Capitol Theater marquee, added to the theater in 1940 and removed in 2008, appears in "The Shield Around the K." See more »

Quotes

Michael Azerrad: Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Cash, The Cramps... there you have it, that's Beat Happening.
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Soundtracks

Indian Summer
Written by Beat Happening
Performed by Dean Wareham
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
Courtesy of K Records
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