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Ecstatic Peace
Ecstatic Peace! is a record label based in Easthampton, Massachusetts, founded in 1981 by Sonic Youth
Sonic Youth
member Thurston Moore. The premiere release was a split cassette featuring spoken word performances from Michael Gira
Michael Gira
of Swans and Lydia Lunch. The label's name is borrowed from a line in Tom Wolfe's 1968 nonfiction novel The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Artists on Ecstatic Peace! include Hush Arbors, be your own PET, Awesome Color, Black Helicopter, Free Kitten, Notekillers, Magik Markers, Tall Firs, Pagoda, Monotract, and Violent Soho.[1] In February 2006, Moore signed a deal with Universal to distribute the label's albums.[2] See also[edit]List of record labels Ecstatic Peace LibraryReferences[edit]^ " Ecstatic Peace! Artists". Retrieved May 27, 2017.  ^ Stutz, Colin. "Ecstatic Peace Signs with Universal". Filter. Archived from the original on June 12, 2008
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Mix Tape
Generally, a mixtape (also mix-tape or mix tape) is a home-made compilation of music (typically copyrighted songs taken from other sources) recorded in a specific order, traditionally onto a cassette tape, though later replaced by CD or digital playlist formats.[1] The songs can be sequential, or made into a continuous program by beatmatching the songs and creating seamless transitions at their beginnings and endings by use of fades or abrupt edits
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Motown Records
Motown
Motown
is an American record company. The record company was founded by Berry Gordy
Berry Gordy
Jr. as Tamla Records
Tamla Records
on January 12, 1959,[1][2] and was incorporated as Motown
Motown
Record Corporation on April 14, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan.[3] The name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has also become a nickname for Detroit. Motown
Motown
played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. In the 1960s, Motown
Motown
and its subsidiary labels (including Tamla Motown, the brand used outside the US) were the most successful proponents of what came to be known as the Motown
Motown
Sound, a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence
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Filter (magazine)
FILTER was a seasonal American music and off-beat entertainment magazine which was founded in 2002.[1] It featured commentary and photos of up-and-coming musicians and filmmakers ranging from actors to writer-directors. Each season's (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Holiday) issue highlighted a reasonably well-known cover artist while also taking a look at smaller artists under the heading "Getting to Know". The magazine also included reviews of forthcoming albums and DVDs. With the tagline "Good music will prevail", the publication aimed to bring indie music to the forefront through its reporting while also highlighting established artists in long-form interviews. The magazine used to contain a "PSSST!" compilation with each issue. FILTER was published by Alan Miller and Alan Sartirana
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Black Helicopter
Black helicopters is a term which became popular in the United States militia movement and associated political groups in the 1990s as a symbol and warning sign of an alleged conspiratorial military takeover of the United States, though it has also been associated with men in black and similar conspiracies.[citation needed] Rumors circulated that, for instance, the United Nations
United Nations
patrolled the US with unmarked black helicopters, or that federal agents used black helicopters to enforce wildlife laws. Metonymic use of the phrase black helicopters sometimes occurs in reference to conspiracy theorie
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Debbie Googe
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Googe (born 24 October 1962, in Yeovil, Somerset, England)[1][2][3] is an English musician, and the bassist for the bands My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream. My Bloody Valentine[edit] Prior to joining My Bloody Valentine, she played for a band called Bikini Mutants in her hometown of Yeovil, who gigged with The Mob.[4] Googe had moved from Yeovil
Yeovil
to London, and in early 1985, an ex-girlfriend of hers recommended her as a bass player to Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. She joined the band after an audition in April 1985. She left the group in 1996, noting she "hadn't been happy for a long time".[4] Googe is known for her raucous style of bass playing in MBV's live performances. Googe joined My Bloody Valentine's 2007 reunion, and their subsequent tours. Work outside My Bloody Valentine[edit] After leaving MBV in 1995, Googe briefly became a taxi driver
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James Sedwards
James Sedwards is an English guitarist, musician and composer, working predominantly in the field of alternative rock
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Heavy (film)
Heavy is a 1995 independent American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, and Deborah Harry. The plot focuses on an unhappy overweight cook (Vince) and the changes which are brought into his life after an enchanting college drop-out (Tyler) begins working as a waitress at his and his mother's roadside tavern. The film explores themes of loneliness, false hope, unrequited love, and the problematic nature of self worth. The film was Mangold's directorial debut, and he wrote the screenplay for it while attending filmmaking seminars at Columbia University. The film featured an original soundtrack by Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore
of Sonic Youth as well as songs by Evan Dando
Evan Dando
of The Lemonheads, who also had a minor role in the film
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid
Kool-Aid
Acid Test is a nonfiction book by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe
that was published in 1968. The book is remembered today as an early – and arguably the most popular – example of the growing literary style called New Journalism. Wolfe presents an as-if-firsthand account of the experiences of Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey
and his band of Merry Pranksters, who traveled across the country in a colorfully painted school bus named Further.[1] Kesey and the Pranksters became famous for their use of LSD
LSD
and other psychedelic drugs in hopes of achieving intersubjectivity
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Tom Wolfe
Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (born March 2, 1931)[1] is an American author and journalist, best known for his association with and influence in stimulating the New Journalism
New Journalism
literary movement, in which literary techniques are used extensively. He reduced traditional values of journalistic objectivity. He began his career as a regional newspaper reporter in the 1950s, but achieved national prominence in the 1960s following the publication of such best-selling books as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
(a highly experimental account of Ken Kesey
Ken Kesey
and the Merry Pranksters), and two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. His first novel, The Bonfire of the Vanities, published in 1987, was met with critical acclaim, and also became a commercial success
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List Of Record Labels
For lists of record labels, see:List of record labels: 0–9 List of record labels: A–H List of record labels: I–Q List of record labels: R–Z[1][2] References[edit]^ "Record labels by genres and countries. Contacts, demo submissions and other information". Labelsbase.net. Retrieved 2017-02-22.  ^ "The 78rpm Record Home Page - Label Pictures"
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Bully (2001 Film)
Bully is a 2001 American psychological crime drama film directed by Larry Clark, and starring Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Leo Fitzpatrick, Daniel Franzese, Kelli Garner, and Nick Stahl. Based on the 1993 murder of Bobby Kent, the plot follows several young adults in South Florida
South Florida
who enact a murder plot against a mutual friend who has emotionally, physically and sexually abused them for years
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1981 In Music
NorwayBy genrecountryheavy metal hip hop jazzBy topicList of albums released List of years in music (table)... 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 ...1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984..
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Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(/ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts/ ( listen), /-zɪts/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England
New England
region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east, the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island
Rhode Island
to the south, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont
Vermont
to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area. The capital of Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and the most populous city in New England
New England
is Boston
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Record Label
A record label or record company is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos; also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists ("artists and repertoire" or "A&R"); and maintains contracts with recording artists and their managers
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
Easthampton is a city[2] in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The city is on the southeastern edge of the Pioneer Valley near the five colleges in the college towns of Northampton and Amherst. The population was 16,053 at the 2010 census.[3]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Education 4 Demographics 5 Government 6 Notable people 7 Points of interest 8 Events 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksHistory[edit] Easthampton was first settled by European immigrants beginning in 1664 and was originally part of Northampton. In 1785, the village of Easthampton was formally named its own separate political entity, and in 1809, it officially became a town. Easthampton is the youngest town in Hampshire County by date of incorporation
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