There Is A Karp Documentary


What’s the hold up on the long-rumored documentary about one of the more underrated and unapologetically gully bands of the 1990s? Documentary filmmaker Bill Badgley needs money. He’s been holding benefits all month on the “Portland-to-Seattle corridor,” according to the Seattle Weekly. A trailer has been around for a while, and it was updated recently. We are on record as having no affection for the swift canonization of our own youth and youth culture. That said, Karp–the Olympia trio who eventually became Big Business, and whose split with Rye Coalition is pretty much the definition of sludgy perfection–were genuinely interesting people, sarcastic and clever and, in their own pastoral hippie context, downright abrasive and hard to get along with. All hopes for a swift Kill All Redneck Pricks: Karp Lives! 1990-1998 release.