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Beat Happening - Jamboree [IMPORT] - New LP
Domino Records

Beat Happening - Jamboree [IMPORT] - New LP

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Produced by Steve Fisk, Mark Lanegan & Gary Lee Conner.
Contains America’s accidental entry into the 1988 Eurovision contest, “Indian Summer.” They lost to a then-unknown Céline Dion. Figures.
“The secret to Beat Happening’s complete domination of rock lies not in the music’s simplicity, nor what some fuckheads see as feigned innocence or eccentricity; Calvin, Heather and Bret take on situations and ideas, not ‘cause they think it’s funny or strange to feel the way they do -- Beat Happening truly live in the world they convey.”
"After thirty years rock'n'roll music was still fresh as a daisy. The songs on Jamboree reworked this bent tradition - swords into that which cleaves softly through the loam."
-Calvin Johnson

Beat Happening formed in Olympia, Washington in 1983. Heather Lewis, Bret Lunsford (D+) and Calvin Johnson (Selector Dub Narcotic, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System, The Hive Dwellers), met at punk shows and decided they could do as well and why not. Arch your back to the primitive beat.

Since their inception in 1983, Beat Happening (the legendary underground pop rockin’ combo from Olympia, Washington) have been the inhabitants of an imperfect world, stripped down and codified. Beat Happening is Bret Lunsford, Heather Lewis and Calvin Johnson. Originators of the one guitar and drum corps, they are the main proponents of the unembellished Do-It-Yourself movement. Beat Happening’s influence on the world of minimal music, punk and pure pop has been massive. Rarely has a band fostered and festered such extremities of love/hate reactions, by walking precariously along the line of punk and pop.

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