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Self-Titled LP
Self-Titled LP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Karp
Title: Self-Titled LP
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: K. Records
Release Date: 5/27/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 789856106721, 762185642412, 789856106714

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Don't mess with the best
Greg " Help me, my porch light went | Just South of the North Pole | 05/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Was KKKKKAAAAAAARRRRRRRPPPPPPPP ahead of their time? Most certainly. Why don't people love them? The people are ingrates. They are lower than some kind of bottom feeding fish. They are the scum of the ocean. KARP is more than almost any band could ever hope to imagine. They don't play by the standard theory rules, but they go above them. These are clearly the greatest people that have ever lived. They need a gargantuan momument, one mile high, and one mile wide, and one mile lone built for them. This monument will be made of solid concrete and will be placed in the center of New York City's Central Park. Four people will be randomly chosen to be chained to the monument, one on each wall, and as they die, they will be replaced, preferebly by derelicts and drunkards. It will be the most glorius feat ever under taken by man kind, or of any being, be they of pure energy or not. The pyramids at Giza will pale in comparison, and then i shall be kind of the world, and destroy all major citys, excluding Toronto and Culver City."
It is KARP! Tokyo is doomed! We must flee!
D. K. Malone | earth | 07/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"How can songs this brutal and severe and crushing be this catchy and hook-laden and beautiful? I dunno, but that's what they are. They took the überheaviness of the Melvins, injected it with 50cc of methamphetamine, and welded the catchiness of the Monkees to it. The resulting 100 foot tall mutant colossus will destroy the city you live in.

Sadly, these guys broke up immediately after (or during?) their fall 1997 tour to support this record. Bassist/vocalist Jared now fronts The Tight Brothers From Way Back When, who sound like AC/DC meets the MC5. I wish I knew what the other two guys were up to.

EDITED 9/9/05: Circa late 2002, Jared and drummer Scott Jernigan re-united and recruited Joe Preston (former Melvins bassist, one-man-band the Thrones, currently playing bass in High On Fire) to play guitar and formed a new band called The Whip. They sounded very, very much like Karp. They released one 7 inch single, Freelance Liason b/w Sheep & Goat Judgement. They then recorded a few songs to release as an EP. Unfortunately Scott Jernigan was killed in a boating accident in the summer of 2003 and The Whip disbanded. Jared has said that they plan to release a CD containing everything they've recorded, but this has yet to come to pass. Currently Jared is in a new band called Big Business which is also very reminiscent of Karp. They have one album currently available entitled Head for the Shallow."
Coming after you all, coming out to dual!
Thee Inspector | Seattle, WA | 05/30/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"KARP destroys. Bigger, heavier and meaner than ever before, they pull no punches on Self-Titled. It's like a bionic-chop to the crotch of the failing American dream. Chocked full of pathos and fear, this album conjures images of cops, gutter-punks, white trash family reunions and the reak of a decaying society. These Oly kids have captured the Rock-N-Roll Heavyweight Championship Belt. KARP isn't a band, they are a force of nature."