Screaming Trees

Screaming Trees

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Screaming Trees was a unique voice in the Pacific Northwest "grunge" scene. Their sound was more psychedelic, garage-rock, and '70s hard rock influenced which made them stand out amongst their peers.

After a couple independent releases on local Velvetone Records (2), they were signed to SST Records where they released 3 albums (from 1987 to 1989) before making the jump to Epic Records in 1990. Their Epic debut "Uncle Anesthesia" was released around the same time as major label debuts from Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice In Chains hit the stores... but Screaming Trees didn't have their first hit until their second Epic album "Sweet Oblivion" came out and their first single from that album appeared on the soundtrack for the movie "Singles".

The band broke up in 2000, and Mark Lanegan continued his solo projects from there.

Mark Lanegan and Barrett Martin were also involved in the side-project Mad Season along with Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley.
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Screaming Trees Discography

Albums

VST 86002 Screaming Trees Clairvoyance (Album) Velvetone Records (2) VST 86002 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST 132 Screaming Trees Even If And Especially When (Album) SST Records SST 132 US 1987 Sell This Version
SST 188 Screaming Trees Invisible Lantern (Album) SST Records SST 188 US 1988 Sell This Version
SST 248 Screaming Trees Buzz Factory (Album) SST Records SST 248 US 1989 Sell This Version
E46800 Screaming Trees Uncle Anesthesia (Album) Epic E46800 US 1991 Sell This Version
EK 48996 Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion (Album) Epic EK 48996 US 1992 Sell This Version
EM 64178 Screaming Trees Dust (Album) Epic EM 64178 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Screaming Trees Last Words: The Final Recordings (Album) Sunyata Records none UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Screaming Trees Other Worlds (EP) Velvetone Records (2) none US 1986 Sell This Version
AGARR 20T Beat Happening / Screaming Trees Beat Happening / Screaming Trees - Beat Happening / Screaming Trees (EP) Homestead Records AGARR 20T UK 1988 Sell This Version
GRCD 80 Screaming Trees Change Has Come EP (EP) Glitterhouse Records GRCD 80 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
SP48 Screaming Trees Change Has Come b/w Days / Time Speaks Her Golden Tongue b/w Flashes (Single) Sub Pop SP48 US 1989 Sell This Version
XSS 73539A Screaming Trees Something About Today (Maxi, Single) Epic XSS 73539A US 1990 Sell This Version
ESK 2296 Screaming Trees Bed Of Roses Epic ESK 2296 US 1991 Sell This Version
659179 2 Screaming Trees Dollar Bill (Single, Maxi) Epic 659179 2 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
34-74419 Paul Westerberg / Screaming Trees Paul Westerberg / Screaming Trees - Dyslexic Heart / Nearly Lost You(7") Epic Soundtrax 34-74419 US 1992 Sell This Version
ESK 4935 Screaming Trees Shadow Of The Season (Single) Epic ESK 4935 US 1993 Sell This Version
658237 6 Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You (Single, Maxi) Epic 658237 6 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ESK 5286 Screaming Trees Butterfly(CD, Maxi, Promo) Epic ESK 5286 US 1993 Sell This Version
EPC 663351 2, 01-663351-14 Screaming Trees All I Know (Single, Maxi) Epic EPC 663351 2, 01-663351-14 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
663870 2 Screaming Trees Sworn And Broken (Single) Epic 663870 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

Throat Culture #1 R. Stevie Moore - Screaming Trees - Fourwaycross - Flux R. Stevie Moore - Screaming Trees - Fourwaycross - Flux - Throat Culture Issue #1(Flexi, 7", Comp, Promo) Faith Faith Throat Culture #1 US 1989 Sell This Version
SST 260 Screaming Trees Anthology: SST Years (Comp) SST Records SST 260 US 1991 Sell This Version
EK 92852 Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You(Cass, Comp) Sony Music EK 92852 US 2001 Sell This Version
EK 92852 Screaming Trees Ocean Of Confusion: Songs Of Screaming Trees 1990-1996 (Comp) Epic, Epic, Legacy EK 92852 US 2005 Sell This Version

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Kadee1

Kadee1

July 4, 2015
edited 7 months ago
Latecomer to Screaming Trees....Sooooo Great! (& So Underated) Mark Lanergan's vocals a slow, low, smooth blend of Jack Daniels with a Taste of Honey!!!! I don't think the record labels could "pigeon-hole" them into grunge & didn't know how to market them. Musical genius Chris Cornell (famous "God of Grunge"/Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog/Solo career) recognized Screaming Trees' talents. I also get the Mark Lanergan/Jim Morrison comparisons & think it's too bad Ray Manzerik (R.I.P.) hadn't, or maybe he had, but Lanergan was already busy with Queens of the Stone Age then (don't know timeline). While Ian Astbusy is great vocalist in his own right (The Cult) & fronted with the Doors touring, I think Lanergan just would've been a better "Doors" fit, especially considering how the Screaming Trees' music did delve heavily into psychedelia. Also too bad can't get a Screaming Trees compilation without missing some great ones...different labels & different sounds. Also, no DVD from live Rockpalast or 2 Meter Sessions. Just happy to have found Screaming Trees at all!!...better late than never! (especially in this rock wasteland).

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