Karp was a post-hardcore band from Tumwater, Washington, that formed in 1990 and lasted until 1998. The band was formed by Chris Smith aka Chris "Slayer", Jared Warren, and Scott Jernigan. They released three full length albums titled Mustaches Wild, Suplex, and Self Titled LP. (Note that "Self Titled LP" is a literal title. The title is not "Karp." Even the CD version of the record is titled "Self Titled LP.") They also released several EPs and 7" records. Their recordings were released by several Northwest-related labels such as K Records, Kill Rock Stars, and Punk In My Vitamins. Karp managed to mix the terror of hardcore, The Melvins, and Black Sabbath with an ear for pop-influenced song assembly. The band name is inspired from a newsletter/zine that Chris Smith put out in highschool 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 NRA's Blue Eagle.
Members went on to play with Tight Bro's from Way Back When, The Whip, Dead Air Fresheners, Big Business and The Melvins. Drummer Scott Jernigan died in a boating accident on June 10, 2003.
NY-based documentarian Bill Badgley (from the rock band Federation X) released a Karp documentary, entitled Kill All Redneck Pricks, a preview of which was shown in Seattle October 22, 2009.
Karp may refer to:
Karp is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alex Karp CEO of Palantir Technologies
- Algo Kärp (born 1985), Estonian cross-country skier
- Barrie Karp (born 1945), U.S. philosopher and visual artist
- Bob Karp (1911–1975), U.S. comics writer
- Brad S. Karp (born 1960), U.S. litigator
- Carol Karp (1926–1972), U.S. mathematician, professor at the University of Maryland
- Cary Karp, Swedish museum curator
- David Karp (disambiguation), several people
- Eliane Karp (born 1955), French–Peruvian anthropologist and economist
- Gail Karp (born 1955), U.S. Jewish cantor
- Guido Karp (born 1963), German music photographer
- Harvey Karp (born 1951), U.S. pediatrician
- Jensen Karp (born 1983), American Art dealer, Producer, Podcaster and former rapper
- Kobi Karp (born 1962), U.S. architect
- Lila Karp (1933–2008), U.S. activist, writer, teacher and feminist
- Marcelle Karp (born 1964), U.S. feminist writer and director, pen name Betty Boob
- Natalia Karp (1911–2007), pianist and Holocaust survivor
- Raine Karp (born 1939), Estonian architect
- Richard M. Karp (born 1935), U.S. computer scientist, namesake of the Rabin–Karp algorithm
- Robert Karp (1911–1975), U.S. comics writer
- Ryan Karp (born 1970), U.S. baseball player
- Sophia Karp (1861–1904), Romanian-born Jewish actress and soprano
- Stephen R. Karp (born 1941), American real estate developer
- Tal Karp (born 1981), female Australian football (soccer) player
- Theodore Cyrus Karp (born 1926), U.S. musicologist
- Walter Karp (1934–1989), U.S. writer and historian
Usage examples of "karp".
Graves, who knew that Karp was a concentration camp survivor, did not want to argue with him, so he ignored him instead.
A half hour later Karp looked at his watch again, he sighed, and went into the kitchen.
Then, as he went off to replenish his drink, Karp confronted Ernst and Sally with a swing of his cane.
Ernst had washed and polished her floor as he had promised and that afternoon Sally had arranged with Karp for him to occupy the vacant room down the hall.
A week after he bad moved in Ernst had come to an arrangement with Karp about doing work around the house.
Sunday morning tea had become something of a ritual for Karp and Sally.
As soon as he heard the downstairs door slam Karp rose and licked the creara off a chocolate eclair.
In the kitchen Karp opened the oven and ran a finger over the ham and licked the honey off it.
Neither do V Karp spread out his hands and bounced the fingertips of one 125 against the other.
The last time Karp had not emerged from his bedroom again for three days.
He told Karp that the fight we put up for the Rosenbergs was vitiated by the fitct that we shut our eyes to the grosser injustices of the other side.
While Karp and the other Sonderkommandos prayed, while they hoped, wept, and waited, the doctors worked on her.
Thousands, Karp remembered, every day thousands, but all that seemed to matter was the young girl who was brought back to life only to be shot.
After all I did for him, Karp thought, after I bathed and washed him in the hospital, this is my reward.
That would be a fine starL Karp told them the story of the young girl.