Screaming Trees

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": grunge alternative rock rock alternative 90s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

A hard-drinking rock band from the rural community of Ellensburg, near Seattle, USA, the Screaming Trees blended 60s music (the Beach Boys being an obvious reference point) with psychotic, pure punk rage. Not to be confused with the Sheffield, England synthesizer band of the same name who were also operational in the mid-80s, brothers Gary Lee Conner (22 August 1962, Fort Irwin, California, USA; guitar) and Van Conner (b. 17 March 1967, Apple Valley, California, USA; bass) are among the largest men in rock, rivalled in their girth only by fellow Seattle heavyweights Poison Idea. The rest of the line-up comprised Mark Lanegan (b. 25 November 1964, Ellensburg, Washington, USA; vocals) and Barrett Martin (b. 14 April 1967, Olympia, Washington, USA; drums - replacing original incumbent Mark Pickerell in 1991). Even If And Especially When, the best of three strong albums for SST Records, included notable compositions such as the live favourite...

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