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Beat Happening

  • 1. Our Secret
    2. What's Important
    3. Down at the Sea
    4. I Love You
    5. Fourteen
    6. Run Down the Stairs
    7. Bad Seeds
    8. In My Memory
    9. Honey Pot
    10. Fall, The
    11. Youth
    12. Don't Mix the Colors
    13. Foggy Eyes
    14. Bad Seeds
    15. I Let Him Get to Me
    16. I Spy
    17. Run Down the Stairs
    18. Christmas
    19. Fourteen
    20. Let's Kiss
    21. 1, 2, 3
    22. In Love With You Thing
    23. Look Around
    24. (Untitled) - (bonus track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1

  • Credits

    This 1996 reissue of Beat Happening's first LP, which was originally released in 1985, includes additional material from the band's first single and from the compilation cassettes THREE TEA BREAKFAST (1984), LET'S TOGETHER (1984), LET'S KISS (1985) and LET'S SEA (1986), along with some previously-unreleased tracks.
    Producers include: Greg Sage.
    Beat Happening: Heather Lewis, Calvin Johnson (vocals, guitar); Bret Lunsford (guitar, drums).
    An expanded reissue containing all of their self-titled 1985 vinyl debut, two five-song cassettes from 1984, an early single and a pair of previously unreleased tracks, BEAT HAPPENING is an essential document of the early days of what would become one of the most divisive scenes in '90s indie music. Either you "get" Beat Happening or you don't. The first-names-only Olympia, Washington trio of Calvin, Heather and Bret were amateurish on a scale unimagined by even Brian Eno or Jonathan Richman (Calvin's froggy baritone sounds like Richman with laryngitis); non-musicians in the truest sense, the trio deliver these 24 willfully simplistic songs in a way that will either utterly charm and beguile you or drive you up the wall. Calvin's label, K Records, became the home of this style of winsome nanvetT throughout the '90s, and while some bands did it better, no one did it with such unself-conscious grace.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (5/01, p.112) - Ranked #39 in Spin's "50 Most Essential Punk Records" - "...Light and flexible, confrontationally cute and hilarious..."
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