Isaac Olsen and Girl Trouble

23 Sep

Image courtesy of Isaac Olsen.

A few words from Spaceworks artist Isaac Olsen on his latest film project! This Kickstarter project is live, check it out at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/687107187/strictly-sacred-the-girl-trouble-documentary!

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STRICTLY SACRED: THE GIRL TROUBLE STORY is the dual release of a documentary film and a lavish book all about legendary Northwest garage-rock outfit Girl Trouble, being developed for a 2013 release to eventually coincide with the 30th anniversary of the bands inception.

“Girl Trouble came together in 1984 and gained notoriety and success parallel to the Seattle grunge scene of the early 90’s, though they did not exactly fit that mold. Over the next 25 years, KP Kendall (vocals), Kahuna (guitar), Bon Von Wheelie (drums), and Dale Phillips (bass), played tours of Europe, America, and Canada, and released dozens of albums and singles. Girl Trouble remains a force in their hometown of Tacoma, Washington, championing young bands and defending rock and roll as a concept.

“What sets Girl Trouble apart is their method. Girl Trouble is a vastly creative band who have brought all their artistic talents to the fore in the pursuit of a pure entertainment experience. They were early pioneers of DIY in an era when doing it yourself was exceedingly more difficult and time consuming than anyone in this era can understand. This spirit of collaboration and camaraderie has given them the dynamics of a band who has truly grown into a family unit, in every sense of the word. They are closer in fact than many a tight-knit band would care to divulge. Through the years, they have remained true to their concept with a no-compromise policy in all aspects. They have singlehandedly mounted each project from the foundation up, with their own money and sweat.

“The other unique aspect of Girl Trouble is that they are avid chroniclers of their own story. Over the years they have documented nearly every aspect of their career, taken their own promo shots, designed and produced their own memorabilia, taped and recorded live shows, even published their own magazine, WIGOUT, about themselves! Bon has written in depth about the experience of touring, almost in the same fashion that people blog today, only printed and distributed through fanzines, and later through their website (before they were commonplace).

“It’s almost as if Girl Trouble has been generating biographical material for the express purposes of a comprehensive film and book on the subject all this time! This makes my job primarily one of an editor, assembling content and making it into a narrative. It is a huge project of weeding-out and juxtaposition; one of my strong points as an artist. With the 30th anniversary of the band looming, I have seized this opportunity to make the tell-all film that deserves to be seen.”

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