New York-based filmmaker Bill Badgley (guitarist from Bellingham's Federation X) is finishing up a documentary on the late, great band Karp . Though they disbanded

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Karp Documentary in the Works

New York-based filmmaker Bill Badgley (guitarist from Bellingham's Federation X) is finishing up a documentary on the late, great band Karp. Though they disbanded in 1999, the Olympia-based band has long maintained a small but fiercely loyal cult following that views them as a groundbreaking and influential act when it comes to brutally heavy and punk-informed hard rock.

Bassist Jared Warren went on to play in the Tight Bros From Way Back When and currently heads up Big Business. Karp's sonically ruthless and charismatic drummer, Scott Jernigan, died in a boating accident on June 10th, 2003. It was a shocking, tragic loss that hit the northwest music community very hard. At the time of his death, Jernigan was the drummer for the Whip, which included Warren and ex-Melvins bassist Joe Preston.

Here's the trailer for the doc; there's definitely not much to it, but just the prospect of this band getting their due has me thrilled:

 
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