Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Documentary: KARP Lives!...in Missoula

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It's true. Wantage USA announced that Bill Badgley's film, Kill All Redneck Pricks: KARP Lives! 1990 - 1998, focused on one of the greatest 1990s underground bands, is touring the world and set to screen twice in one night in Missoula on Fri., Jan. 27.

Badgley (of Federation X, who has played numerous times in Missoula at Total Fest) has been working on this doc for a few years now. I first caught wind of it a couple of years ago, and it's been haunting me ever since. The story of the Tumwater, Wash. band's inception, its tragedies and triumphs should be extremely satisfying. It draws from more than 150 hours of interview footage and more than 20 hours of concert footage.


KARP's burly sound continues to be loved by fans via any means possible—in my case, mixed tapes and 12" records. Even if you didn't catch them back in the early days you know its mutations: KARP members have gone on to play in notable bands like Tight Bro's from Way Back When, The Whip and Big Business.

The screening is presented by Total Fest and Wantage USA at the Crystal Theatre Friday, Jan. 27, at 7 PM and 9 PM. $7.

P.S. Just a little heads up, Total Fest and Wantage USA—who are presenting the Missoula show—have this offer for you: They've set aside 25 copies of the first pressing of the Whip 7" (the Whip were a short-lived group with Jared Warren and Scott Jernigan from Karp, and Joe Preston from Thrones) and are including them with the first 25 KARP DVD orders, (domestic and international orders).

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