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Director: Eric Robel
Label: Robellion Films
The Color of Noise is a full length documentary about the Artist Haze XXL (Tom Hazelmyer) and his notorious record label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. Throughout the 80's and 90's the label would achieve almost cult-like status for being adventurous and daring in the midst of a time where "safe" punk rock would rule the airwaves with a newly accepted style of music by the mainstream college goers, Grunge. Though with AmRep, not only a roster of the most outrageous performers would find a home, but also a legion of poster artists who broke all of the rules. Armed with a computer and an aesthetic of bold imagery, an artist would emerge in Hazelmyer. This is an American mid-west story about a man who created his own path, far from the norm and how he brought along with him countless others who would achieve greatness by sheer proximity and participation. This is the true American underground. Featuring over 50 interviews from across the globe, unearthed live footage of the bands and stunning visuals masterfully edited together resulting in one of the years' best music documentaries. Premiered at Jack White's Third Man Records and taken on a US tour shortly afterwards, The Color of Noise has gained the reputation as one of the most important films about the Noise Rock era.
Commentrary with the director Eric Robel and editor Michael Dimmitt
'The Enthusiasts, The Videographers of the 90's' featurette
'Cows or Haze?' the original 12 minute opening to The Color of Noise
'My Town' episode - 1991 interview with Tom Hazelmyer from public access TV
'Amrep Does SubPop' - The story of possibly the rarest Frank Kozik designed 7" in existence
Full song CBGB performances by Cows, Hammerhead, Surgery, Unsane and Janitor Joe
Amrep poster gallery
Kickstarter promo and trailer