Beat Happening


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About Beat Happening

Beat Happening defined a certain ethos of independent spirit and music, defying the established and the popular for a deeper inspection of unfiltered emotions. Unschooled, unrefined, and raw, the three members of the Olympia, Washington-based band approached music with a sometimes naïve simplicity, but still sounded like no one else before or after them. Punk's rebellious fire and the innocence of youth were both somehow suspended in the group's minimal songs, offered up throughout the '80s and early '90s on independent classics like 1989's Black Candy.

Olympia, WA, United States

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