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The previously discussed documentary on Haze XXL and Amphetamine Reptile Record is underway, but it needs your help. The Color of Noise is currently seeking funding to aid in the release, which the filmmakers will use to put the finishing touches on the film and take it on the festival circuit.

For the unfamiliar:

The Color of Noise is a full-length documentary about the artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) and his label Amphetamine Reptile Records. Bands such as The Melvins, Helmet, Unsane, Boss Hog and Today Is The Day have either got their start with AmRep, or appear as regular guests on the label. From 1986-1998 Amrep often hired many upcoming graphic and street artists to create posters for shows, releases and tours. Some of those artists were Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Coop and Ed Fotheringham- all who have become quite successful in their careers. This documentary will tell the story of Tom's early life as a hard core punk eventually joining the Marine Corp and moving on to playing in bands and starting his own label, Amphetamine Reptile Records.
Head to their Kickstarter to contribute if interested, they are currently one day into the drive who's goal is $18k.

On the subject of AmRep bands, did you see that The Melvins are going trying to break the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Tour of the U.S. by a Band"?

Trailer for The Color of Noise is below.


The Color of Noise - Trailer

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Comments (22)

I just got tickets to The iPods. Now there is a band with some diversity from track to track.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:13 AM

That picture reminds me of what we used to do when somebody passed out at a party

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:20 AM

So Tom Hazelmyer is trying to finance a movie about himself? Talk about narcissistic. I'll pass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:35 AM

HIV-Positive he is.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:47 AM

Wow, none of the rewards actually get you a copy of the film! You mostly get a CD comp (what???) and some silkscreened posters of some bullshit (double what????)

If I give you $25, $50, or $300 I still have to pay to see the damn film?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 11:50 AM

There's no way this will cost $18,000. Someones gonna have $10,000 in their back pocket if this meets it's goal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:37 PM

mmmmmm paste....

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:41 PM

This is an independent project outside of AMREP. Haze only helped with giving the film makers contacts. Another thing to remember is that most of these kind of fund raisers on Kickstarter (for films) will give a name credit only at the end of the film, nothing tangible. This fundraiser actually gives quality, limited edition rewards.

Posted by Eric Robel | June 5, 2012 12:42 PM

Nice pitch Mr. Robel, but without a copy of the film as a basic reward to anyone giving you more than $25 this will probably (hopefully) never get kicked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 12:58 PM

I'm willing to donate to this, the entire amount needed, so long as you superimpose my face over Haze's for the duration of the film. The focus will still be Haze/AmRep but it's gotta be my face. I also want top billing..."Starring Ben D. Banana as Tom Hazelmyer". We got a deal?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 1:54 PM

Why hasn't Amanda Palmer stepped up to underwrite the whole thing, now that she's flush with 10x what her need was advertised to be?

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:04 PM

exposed little mr. dinky eeeeew!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:06 PM

I loved almost everything AmRep did between 1992-1996, but I had trouble getting through this 5 minute trailer...

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:06 PM

strike that - 1991-1996

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:10 PM

AmRep always sucked. No one cares about their story.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 2:20 PM

^ No one cares about you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 3:39 PM

That trailer was painfully boring. Rather than give these assholes $25 for a CD sampler with one live Unsane song, I'm going to illegally download it to make sure people don't see this movie and think AmRep was the most boring label ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 4:12 PM

Fuck your kickstarter. Get a job and fund your passion projects yourself like everyone else.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 4:17 PM

noise rock dorks are almost as bad as the sausages.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 4:58 PM

This is such a cash in narcissistic move.
The only genuine band that came out of the label was God Bullies. A real band that is not from a genre so much.
Well then theres the first 7 inch or full album by Today Is Day. And everything by Unsane this label or others like Glitterhouse, Sub pop, PCP, & Matador.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 3:50 AM

o Gosh what a photo!

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 9:28 AM

"noise rock dorks are almost as bad as the sausages."


But not nearly as bad as the emasculated trendy indie flavor-of-the-month scarf "rock" that is creating more sewage here in NY.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 3:40 PM

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