Label: K - KLP 109 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in Beat Happening were early leaders in the American indie pop and lo-fi movements, noted for their use of primitive recording techniques, disregard for the technical aspects of musicianship, and songs with subject matters of a childish or coy nature. The band took its name from a student art film, Beatnik Happeningmade by Bret's girlfriend.
Heather once joked in an interview that the history of the band could be told through a list of the various people whose drums they'd borrowed.
Heather and Calvin had been members of a previous band and approached Bret, who had no musical experience at the time, saying they ought to start a band and go to Japan. Early recordings made use of an Echoplex machine to add heavy reverb to Bret's guitar, in an attempt to mask his poor performance. The band traveled to Tokyo in with intentions of touring. Their first Otra Vez - Various - The Best Of Millenium Vol.
2 Merengue-Bachata-Salsa in Japan was at the high school of a former exchange student Calvin knew. Beat Happeningtheir full-length debut, was critically acclaimed, as was Jamboree By the release of Dreamy inBeat Happening was one of the most popular bands in the indie rock community, leading to their pivotal role in the International Pop Underground Festival, which brought anti-corporate rock its earliest mainstream Secret Picnic Spot - Beat Happening - Music To Climb The Apple Tree By . Their last full-length album was 's You Turn Me Onwhich represented the band breaking many of their established conventions from earlier albums, most notably on "Godsend", which runs 9 minutes and features blatant use of multitrack recording.
The album was described by allmusic. In they released the "Angel Gone" single, their first new release in eight years. Crashing Throughwhich collects all of the band's officially released music except for two of their tracks from a live cassette split with The Vaselineswas released in The box set included a booklet containing a lengthy essay on the history and impact of the band by Lois Maffeoas well as rare photos of Calvin, Heather, and Bret.
In Septemberthe band announced the release of a new compilation spanning their entire career entitled Look Aroundset to be released on Domino Records. The band's live performances stood out Secret Picnic Spot - Beat Happening - Music To Climb The Apple Tree By Calvin's pogo, hula, and shimmy moves, which he'd seen on news reports about UK punks. It did not ingratiate the band to hardcore audiences when they toured with Fugazi in the late s, and audiences were openly hostile, even throwing an ashtray at the band.
Calvin Johnson was one of the founders of indie-rock label K Records. Though not officially broken up, the band has not performed together in public since the early s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beat Happening. Love Rock Revolution. Seattle: Sasquatch Books. Overblown Webzine. Retrieved 23 September Back Bay Books. Retrieved Кроха - Дмитрий Ревякин И Белый Огонь - Все Поле В Цветах March Namespaces Article Talk.
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