Published Oct 07, 2011Between the late 80s to the late 90s, Minneapolis, MN-based indie imprint Amphetamine Reptile Records managed to repeatedly blast our eardrums and kick us in the crotch via the oppressive noise of the Melvins, Today Is the Day and Unsane. Meanwhile, the rock-contingent of their releases (Nashville Pussy, Boss Hog, the Cows) kept things just as corruptive. In case you missed out the first time around, an upcoming film called The Color of Noise is ready to highlight the label's tinnitus-inducing effect on rock history.
A statement from filmmakers on the flick's blog explains that 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!" The film is being delivered via Robellion Films and is being directed by Eric Robel.
While the posting explains that they're about half way through interviews, there's still a lot of work to do. Namely, filmmakers are on the hunt for footage on AmRep bands. So, if you have a VHS archive of any of their acts, now's the time to let the production know. They're currently seeking footage of: "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, and Billy Childish."
"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," director Bordel wrote. "Some very important people in this story I have not reached out to yet."
Since it's still in production, a release date has not yet been pegged for the rock doc, but you can check out a trailer for the film over here.