Posted in movies | music on October 7, 2011

God Bullies at AM-REP 25th Anniversary (more by Taylor Keahey)
God Bullies

"The Color of Noise" will be a story of music and art, and how the keen musical tastes, and ultra graphic design sense of one independent record label owner brought to the world the sights and sounds that helped to create and influence future musical genres while humbly kicking the crap out of the rock underground! Amphetamine Reptile Records while in full operation from the mid 1980's to the late 1990's turned out an incredible roster of music acts with the participation of up and coming graphic designers and poster artists. Though recent facts prove that there is still activity brewing within the AmRep factory, and have ever since it officially closed it's doors in 1998. The ending of a record label gives birth to a new kind of boutique art movement, where music is the art and the records are on the wall! The Color of Noise is currently filming, and will be throughout the next year... We are looking for archival footage relating to the following artists:

Boss Hog (89'-92' lineup), Chokebore, Cosmic Psychos, God Bullies, Guzzard, Halo of Flies, Hammerhead, Hedonists, Helios Creed, Helmet, Killdozer (pre-90'), King Snake Roost, Lollipop, Love 666, Lubricated Goat (pre-91'), Mama Tick, The Melvins, Mudhoney, Nashville Pussy (97'-2000 lineup), Servotron, Surgery, Supernova, Tad, Tar, The Cows, The Thrown Ups, The U-Men, Today Is The Day, Unsane, Vertigo, Otto's Chemical Lounge, Toadlochen, Billy Childish

We are about 1/2 way through interviewing- meaning we have a heck of a lot more to do, so if you are reading this and were somehow involved with AmRep in any way- employee, band member, poster artist or fanatical music reviewer or even just a fan of the label- get in touch with us.

Anyone who was part of the Am-Rep story and/or has documented any of the bands associated should contact the filmmakers at media at thecolorofnoise dot com. Filming is currently ongoing, but The Color of Noise have posted a trailer at their website. - BBG

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Comments (4)

Yeah, amphetamines sound about right for that guy up top.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 11:46 AM

Its about time! awesome

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 12:27 PM

I have old pictures of a lot of those bands etched in my brain. Maybe even some old photos of the God Bullies and Today is The Day from 96.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 5:20 PM

There is a super awesome story by Al Burian about Hammerhead. Find it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2011 5:33 PM

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