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K Records is an record label in Olympia, Washington, co-founded, owned, and operated by Calvin Johnson, formerly of the bands Cool Rays, Beat Happening, The Go Team, The Halo Benders and, at present, in the band Dub Narcotic Sound System.

K’s approach matched the aesthetic of other upstarts of the early 80s, but took the punk ethos in a completely different direction, with the mission of creating the most “punk” scene.

Though the label dodges easy pigeon-holing, in retrospect, K records was an early bastion of what some may consider and .

“In describing to a friend, you might say: Hit the streets to the motorbike beat of the cranked and crush crashpop. Raise the standard and hail: a revolution come and gone behind your eyes. Blood and sand and sidewalk. Radio blast the punk pop implosion that is the new breed: a bee in your bonnet, love in a goldfish bowl, zombie rockin behind the iron curtain. Hey, love rocker, pull on your slacks and Mexican army boots, get ready for some sonic pogo action. Jazz the glass, here they come, screaming and clawing, scooters and dune buggies roaring. Bless. Can you dig it?”

Taken from the K Records website

Because the label is noted both as “K” and “K Records”, there’s an entry for both here on Last.fm. The other entry is: K Records.

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