Screaming Trees

    • 90s
    • Alternative
    • Alternative Metal
    • Alternative Rock
    • Garage Rock
    • Grunge
    • Post-grunge
    • Rock
    • Stoner Rock

    There are two bands with the name Screaming Trees: 1. Screaming Trees were a neo psychedelia band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985. Their sound…

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    There are two bands with the name Screaming Trees:

    1. Screaming Trees were a neo psychedelia band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985. Their sound was a mix of 60’s psychedelia and punk rock, and even though they were critically acclaimed by many (and rather succesful in the 1990s_ they never achieved the superstardom of their ‘grunge’ peers. Following the Dust Tour, Screaming Trees took another hiatus and after a June 25th 2000 concert to celebrate the opening Seattle’s Experience Music Project, the group unsurprisingly announced their official breakup.

    One of their earliest performances was in Ellensburg where they opened for future superstars Soundgarden and Faith No More. Ticket price for this show was $3.00.

    The founding members were brothers Gary Lee Conner (guitars) and Van Conner (bass), vocalist Mark Lanegan, and drummer Mark Pickerel. They released several albums on the SST label, and then moved on to the Epic label later, after which Pickerel was replaced with Barrett Martin. After the band disbanded, most band members have moved on to other projects. Mark Lanegan, whose solo career had already taken off early in Screaming Trees’ career, did so most notably.

    2011 saw the release of Last Words: The Final Recordings, a collection of shelved recordings from the band’s 1990s heyday.

    Discography:

    Albums
    1986: Clairvoyance
    1987: Even If and Especially When
    1988: Invisible Lantern
    1989: Buzz Factory
    1991: Uncle Anesthesia
    1992: Sweet Oblivion
    1996: Dust
    2011: Last Words: The Final Recordings

    EPs
    Beat Happening – Screaming Trees (collaboration with Beat Happening)
    Other Worlds
    Change Has Come
    Something About Today
    Winter Songs Tour Tracks

    Compilations
    Anthology: SST Years 1985-1989
    Nearly Lost You
    Ocean of Confusion – Songs of Screaming Trees 1990-1996

    2. Screaming Trees were a gothic/ebm band from the UK, who released one full length LP in 1987, and several 12”s on Native Records. Mark Swancott and Sean Maloney comprised the band.

    Discography:

    Albums
    1987 Fracture In Time

    12”s
    1986 Release
    1986 Beaten By the Ugly Stick
    1987 Iron Guru
    1987 Asylum
    1988 Tangiers Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.