Beat Happening

Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982.wikipedia
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Heather Lewis (musician)

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Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members.
Heather Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Beat Happening.

Calvin Johnson (musician)

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Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members. Calvin Johnson was one of the founders of indie-rock label K Records.
Known for his uniquely deep and droning singing voice, Johnson was a founding member of the bands Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go Team and The Halo Benders.

Indie pop

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Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982. Beat Happening were early leaders in the American indie pop and lo-fi movements, noted for their use of primitive recording techniques, disregard for the technical aspects of musicianship, and songs with subject matters of a childish or coy nature.
American indie pop band Beat Happening's 1985 eponymous debut album was also influential in the development of the indie pop sound, particularly in North America.

Beat Happening (album)

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Beat Happening (1985), their full-length debut, was critically acclaimed, as was Jamboree (1988).
Beat Happening is the debut album by Beat Happening, released in 1985 through K Records.

Jamboree (Beat Happening album)

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Beat Happening (1985), their full-length debut, was critically acclaimed, as was Jamboree (1988).
Jamboree is the second album by American indie rock band Beat Happening, released in 1988 through K Records and Rough Trade Records.

Bret Lunsford

Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis, and Bret Lunsford have been the band's continual members.
Bret Lunsford (born December 12, 1962) is a vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of the influential band Beat Happening and D+.

Dreamy (Beat Happening album)

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By the release of Dreamy in 1991, Beat Happening was one of the most popular bands in the indie rock community, leading to their pivotal role in the International Pop Underground Festival, which brought anti-corporate rock its earliest mainstream acceptance.
Dreamy is the fourth album by indie rock band Beat Happening.

You Turn Me On

Their last full-length album was 1992's You Turn Me On, which represented the band breaking many of their established conventions from earlier albums, most notably on "Godsend", which runs 9 minutes and features blatant use of multitrack recording.
You Turn Me On is the fifth album by lo-fi/indie rock band Beat Happening, released in 1992.

Olympia, Washington

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Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982.

Crashing Through

Crashing Through, which collects all of the band's officially released music except for two of their tracks from a live cassette split with The Vaselines, was released in 2002.
Crashing Through is a box set with 7 discs containing every studio album, oddities, and rare tracks by the indie rock band, Beat Happening.

Lo-fi music

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Beat Happening were early leaders in the American indie pop and lo-fi movements, noted for their use of primitive recording techniques, disregard for the technical aspects of musicianship, and songs with subject matters of a childish or coy nature.
One of the most recognizable bands was Beat Happening (1984–1992) from K Records, an influential indie pop label.

K Records

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Calvin Johnson was one of the founders of indie-rock label K Records.
The label was founded by Beat Happening frontman Calvin Johnson and managed for many years by Candice Pedersen.

Bratmobile

Beat Happening has been cited as an influence on early riot grrl acts such as Bratmobile and Kathi Wilcox of Bikini Kill.
During spring break 1991, Neuman and Wolfe went to Washington, DC to follow Beat Happening and Nation of Ulysses on tour and try to work on a new form of Bratmobile that, at that time, included artist Jen Smith and Christina Billotte, of Slant 6 and Autoclave, in the line-up.

Riot grrrl

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Beat Happening has been cited as an influence on early riot grrl acts such as Bratmobile and Kathi Wilcox of Bikini Kill.
Wolfe introduced Neuman to bands such as Beat Happening and The Melvins, Neuman introduced Wolfe to sociology classes and Public Enemy.

Black Candy

Black Candy is the third album by indie rock band Beat Happening.

Beat Happening/Screaming Trees

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Beat Happening/Screaming Trees is an EP and a one-off collaboration between Beat Happening (from Olympia, Washington) and Screaming Trees (from Ellensburg, Washington).

Music to Climb the Apple Tree By

Music to Climb the Apple Tree By is a b-sides and rarities compilation by indie rock band Beat Happening.

The Halo Benders

Halo Benders
The Halo Benders was a band formed in 1994 as a side project by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and Doug Martsch of Built to Spill.

The Go Team

The Go Team (American band)
The Go Team was a 1980s band from Olympia, Washington, consisting of Tobi Vail and Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening.

The Vaselines

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Crashing Through, which collects all of the band's officially released music except for two of their tracks from a live cassette split with The Vaselines, was released in 2002.

Evergreen State College

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Beat Happening met while attending The Evergreen State College and began recording in 1983.

Anti-corporate activism

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By the release of Dreamy in 1991, Beat Happening was one of the most popular bands in the indie rock community, leading to their pivotal role in the International Pop Underground Festival, which brought anti-corporate rock its earliest mainstream acceptance.

Multitrack recording

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Their last full-length album was 1992's You Turn Me On, which represented the band breaking many of their established conventions from earlier albums, most notably on "Godsend", which runs 9 minutes and features blatant use of multitrack recording.

Lois Maffeo

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The box set included a booklet containing a lengthy essay on the history and impact of the band by Lois Maffeo, as well as rare photos of Calvin, Heather, and Bret.