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

Screaming Trees Clairvoyance (Album) Velvetone Records (2) US 1986 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Even If And Especially When (Album) SST Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Invisible Lantern (Album) SST Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Buzz Factory (Album) SST Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Uncle Anesthesia (Album) Epic US 1991 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion (Album) Epic US 1992 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Dust (Album) Epic US 1996 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Last Words: The Final Recordings (Album) Sunyata Records UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Screaming Trees Other Worlds (EP) Velvetone Records (2) US 1986 Sell This Version
Beat Happening / Screaming Trees Beat Happening / Screaming Trees - Beat Happening / Screaming Trees (EP) Homestead Records, K UK 1988 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Change Has Come EP (EP) Glitterhouse Records Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Change Has Come b/w Days / Time Speaks Her Golden Tongue b/w Flashes (Single) Sub Pop US 1989 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Something About Today (Maxi, Single) Epic US 1990 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Bed Of Roses Epic US 1991 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Dollar Bill (Single, Maxi) Epic 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
Screaming Trees Shadow Of The Season (Single) Epic US 1993 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You (Single, Maxi) Epic Australia 1992 Sell This Version
ESK 5286 Screaming Trees Butterfly(CD, Maxi, Promo) Epic ESK 5286 US 1993 Sell This Version
AEK 6295 Living Colour - Screaming Trees - Mother Tongue (2) Living Colour - Screaming Trees - Mother Tongue (2) - Music From The Motion Picture True Lies(CD, EP, Promo) Lightstorm Music AEK 6295 US 1994 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees All I Know (Maxi, Single) Epic, Epic Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Screaming Trees Sworn And Broken (Single) Epic Australia 1996 Sell This Version
ESK 9168 Screaming Trees Traveler(CD, Maxi, Promo) Epic Records Group ESK 9168 US 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
Screaming Trees Anthology: SST Years (Comp) SST Records US 1991 Sell This Version

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rose1978

rose1978

October 16, 2016
edited about 1 month ago
Lanegan & his Screaming Trees band are pure 90's rockers & beyond. A friend, while we have a 90's music story conversation, told me that he like the 90's & the grunge movement. I asked him about Screaming Trees or Mark Lanegan. He didn't knew them. So, i never had any music conversation with him again...
Kadee1

Kadee1

July 4, 2015
edited about 1 year 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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