Kampai Compilation

By “Various Artists / Compilation”

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  • Release # BFM 006
  • Around the time the Kampai Compilation came out our lives revolved around the underground music scene of the late 1990s. We had met most of our friends through this “scene”. Our social interactions revolved around bands, shows, record stores and the up-tight DIY politics of the day. When you run a semi-established record label and all of your friends are in bands, it becomes really tempting to want to put out a record for every one of them. That’s where the popularity of the late ‘90s compilation came into play. Most labels were doing them at the time and the Kampai Compilation was our contribution to the pile. Many of these bands were friends of ours. Some of them were acquaintances we’d made from booking shows in Greenville, NC; and some of them were bands we either already had worked with or went on to work with over the years. I know that this release contributed to the popularity of Bifocal Media bands in Japan and allowed both the Kickass and the Ladderback to have successful tours over there.

    These are the bands featured on this release: SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES, SEROTONIN, MONOCHROME, THE WHITE OCTAVE, FURA, CRASH SMASH EXPLODE, THE LADDERBACK, THE PHANTOM ZOELLE, CAPTAIN SPEKY, TIMINACTION, CUTE, THE ’65 FILMSHOW, STRIKE ANYWHERE, MARION, LEGEND OF THE OVERFIEND, RENDER USELESS, CHOCOLATE KISS, CLUBHOUSE, KIDS WITH KITES, DEATH TO BROADWAY, AND STAMMER.

  • Tracks / Chapters

    1. Secret Life Of Machines - Artifice
    2. Serotonin – Universal Time Constraint
    3. Monochrome - Kontern
    4. The White Octave - A Chinese Character
    5. Fura - Hello Nurse
    6. Crash Smash Explode - Deletion
    7. The Ladderback - Feels Good To Be A Lie
    8. The Phantom Zoelle - Rolla Pinnere
    9. Captain Specky - Lunchbox Revolutionaries
    10. Timinaction - Bullseye
    11. Cute - Glow
    12. The Sixty-Five Film Show - They'e Not Killing Us
    13. Strike Anywhere - Asleep
    14. Marion - Highwater Mark
    15. Legend Of The Overfiend - Armitage Efficiency Sequence
    16. Render Useless - 3 AM Tuesday
    17. Chocolate Kiss - Prodigal Girl
    18. Clubhouse - South Gate Inn
    19. Kids With Kites - Shipwreck Song
    20. Death To Broadway - Letter To The Editor
    21. Stammer - Shady Tim
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