Fortune Cookie Prize is four things at once:
a tribute record to the music of Beat Happening, a testament to K Records,
a benefit for Sasha Bruce House, and a guide to putting out records.
BEAT HAPPENING: Olympia, WA's
original gangstas. Beat Happening's music is ferociously simple, raw
and political, innocent and catty. As you can tell from the list of
bands who graciously donated their tracks, Beat Happening is a band
that a lot of other indie musicians appreciate and respect.
K RECORDS: from the self-released
cassettes of Beat Happening in the '80s to the lively catalog of today,
K Records has been a vital force in the punk/pup underground. By rejecting
the structures of corporate rock/punk and relying on creativity and
common sense, K Records has become *the* prototype for many small,
independent labels - living proof that you don't have to be an expert
or a money-grubbing ogre to put out great records.
SASHA BRUCE YOUTHWORKS: a safe
place for youth-at-risk in Washington, DC - a city where young black
males have nearly as great a chance of going to jail or getting shot
than finishing high school. With limited resources, Sasha Bruce provides
support and guidance to teens in times of need. After manufacturing
costs we donated 80% of the CD proceeds and 100% of the LP proceeds
to Sasha Bruce. To date, that's $15,000!
PUTTING OUT RECORDS: In this release we
condensed our Introductory Mechanic's Guide to Putting Our Records,
Cassettes and CDs and enclosed the information as a insert in the
LP and as a booklet with the CD.
Fortune Cookie Prize LP.CD
The Cannanes: Tribute
Velocity Girl: Tales of Brave Aphrodite
Leaky Chipmunk (Bob Weston, Bob Fay, Lou Barlow): Our
Scrawl: Bad Seeds
Seaweed: Foggy Eyes
Thurston, Kim and Epic: Black Candy
Geek: Night Moves on the Catwalk
Love Child: Ponytail
Unrest: I Love Calvin
Superchunk: Nancy Sin
Fish and Roses: Youth
Whorl: This Many Boyfriends Club
You can get the Fortune Cookie Prize LP