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The Color of Noise2015

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The story of Tom Hazelmyer (aka Haze XXL) and his notorious record label, Amphetamine Reptile. Throughout the '80s and '90s 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 fifty 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. THE COLOR OF NOISE has gained the reputation as one of the most important films about the Noise Rock era.

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Anyone who loved the Am-Rep bands will love this. And all the live footage of The Cows...

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Anyone who loved the Am-Rep bands will love this. And all the live footage of The Cows...

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Great insight into an important record label that proved that a balance between business and edgy music was possible (at one point in history). A must see for any fan of 90s music, punk, hardcore, noise, grunge etc.