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|Origin||Tumwater, Washington, U.S.|
|Labels||K, Kill Rock Stars|
|Associated acts||Big Business, Melvins|
Karp was an American post-hardcore band from Tumwater, Washington, that formed in 1990 and lasted until 1998. The band was formed by Chris Smith a.k.a. Chris "Slayer", Jared Warren and Scott Jernigan. They released three full-length albums titled Mustaches Wild, Suplex, and Self Titled LP. They also released several EPs and 7" records.
Karp mixed elements of hardcore punk and metal à la the Melvins with an ear for pop-influenced song assembly. The band name is inspired from a newsletter/zine that Smith put out in high school and is an acronym that stands for "Kill All Redneck Pricks". Their oft used logo of an eagle with spread wings was a modification on the defunct National Recovery Administration's "Blue Eagle" logo. Their recordings were released by several Northwest-related labels such as K Records, Kill Rock Stars, and Punk in My Vitamins.
New York-based documentarian Bill Badgley (of the rock band Federation X), released a documentary on the band, entitled Kill All Redneck Pricks, a preview of which was shown in Seattle October 22, 2009.
- Mustaches Wild 10"/LP/CD, K Records (1994)
- Suplex CD/LP, K Records (1995)
- Self Titled LP CD/LP, K Records (1997)
- Action Chemistry CD (singles compilation), Punk in My Vitamins (2001)
7" singles and EPs
- I'd Rather Be Clogging 7" Punk in My Vitamins
- I'm Done 7" Punk in My Vitamins
- Freighty Cat EP 7" Atlas
- We Ate Sand 7", K Records (1996)
- Prison Shake 7", Up Records
Compilation appearances and splits
- Karp / Rye Coalition split CD/12", Troubleman Unlimited
- Bostonot compilation: "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" - Face the Music Records FTM-4
- Jabberjaw: Good to the Last Drop 7" Mammoth
- Karp/Long Hind Legs split 7", Karate Brand
- Stars Kill Rock CD/LP, Kill Rock Stars
- Julep compilation CD/LP, Yoyo Recordings, 1993