Hello all music lovers! The reason behind this blog is to keep all those who are interested up to date with month to month progress on the film. "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- please feel free to post your comments and periodically check back for updates.
If you were there back then and did some filming yourself in any format, or possess photographs you would like to have included in the film- contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for better quality footage, but will use a variety of different formats and quality ranges, as sometimes VHS or Super 8 was the format of choice in those days. Got something really good? get it to us! All media will be guaranteed to be returned to the owner, and will be handled in a professional manner. 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. Some very important people in this story I have not reached out to yet, only because of scheduling so far. The rest of this year and into the next I will be contacting more people- and our goal is to try to speak to everyone involved and offer a chance to be in the film. So far almost everyone I have approached has showed enthusiasm in the project and has participated. Check out our promo at: www.thecolorofnoise.com
Another update soon- stay tuned!