Beat Happening - Crashing Through


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Beat Happening have reached into their bag of goodies and pulled out a winner - this recently discovered recording of one of their most requested songs can now be heard in a lo-fi new light. 
One of the most influential DIY-punk indie-pop bands ever, Beat Happening were formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982 by Calvin Johnston, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford. 
This version of 'Crashing Through,' which has been dubbed the 'Meyering Mix,' was recorded in 1986 by Patrick Maley at Olympia's Yo-Yo Studio, and mixed by Jim Meyering, who worked with several Seattle bands in the 80's, including Dangerbunny (featuring members of The Beakers, Dangerbunny released music on early K cassettes). 
While the song was later re-recorded by Steve Fisk for the second Beat Happening album, Jamboree, in 1987, this version of 'Crashing Through,' remained forgotten in the archives until the recent discovery of a reel of tape with mixes Meyering had made of several Beat Happening recordings from Yo-Yo Studio. 
The B side of this single, 'The This Many Boyfriends Club', is also an earlier, alternate to what appeared on Jamboree, recorded at a live performance in Corvallis, Oregon, in early 1987. 


  1. Crashing Through (Meyering Mix) 
  2. The This Many Boyfriends Club (Corvallis) 


  • US import 
  • Cover art by Heather Lewis 


also available: 
Beat Happening - Crashing Through   7" EP 
Beat Happening - Black Candy   LP 
Beat Happening - Music To Climb The Apple Tree By   CD 
Beat Happening - We Are Beat Happening   7LP boxset 


see also: 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - The Rhythm Record Volume One: Echoes from the Scene Control Room   LP | CASSETTE 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Bone Dry   12" EP 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Boot Party   LP 
Calvin Johnson - What Was Me   LP | CD 
Calvin Johnson - A Wonderful Beast   LP | CD 
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk   LP | CASSETTE 
The Halo Benders - Don't Tell Me Now   LP | CASSETTE 

The Halo Benders - The Rebels Not In   LP | CASSETTE 


books about Beat Happening: 
Bryan C. Parker - Beat Happening's Beat Happening   paperback 


also available in the Optic Sevens series: 
Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling   7" 
The Nivens - Yesterday    7" 
The Siddeleys - Sunshine Thuggery   7" 
Girls At Our Best! - Getting Nowhere Fast / Warm Girls   7" 
Chin-Chin - Stop! Your Crying   7" 

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