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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Albums

VST 86002 Screaming Trees - Clairvoyance album art Screaming Trees Clairvoyance (Album) Velvetone Records (2) VST 86002 US 1986 Sell This Version
SST 132 Screaming Trees - Even If And Especially When album art Screaming Trees Even If And Especially When (Album) SST Records SST 132 US 1987 Sell This Version
SST 188 Screaming Trees - Invisible Lantern album art Screaming Trees Invisible Lantern (Album) SST Records SST 188 US 1988 Sell This Version
SST 248 Screaming Trees - Buzz Factory album art Screaming Trees Buzz Factory (Album) SST Records SST 248 US 1989 Sell This Version
E46800 Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia album art Screaming Trees Uncle Anesthesia (Album) Epic E46800 US 1991 Sell This Version
88.291/4-471724 Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion album art Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion (Album) Epic 88.291/4-471724 Brazil 1992 Sell This Version
EM 64178 Screaming Trees - Dust album art Screaming Trees Dust (Album) Epic EM 64178 US 1996 Sell This Version
none Screaming Trees - Last Words: The Final Recordings album art 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 album art Screaming Trees Other Worlds (EP) Velvetone Records (2) none US 1986 Sell This Version
AGARR 20T Screaming Trees - Beat Happening / Screaming Trees album art Beat Happening / Screaming Trees Beat Happening / Screaming Trees - Beat Happening / Screaming Trees (EP) Homestead Records, K AGARR 20T UK 1988 Sell This Version
SP48 Screaming Trees - Change Has Come b/w Days / Time Speaks Her Golden Tongue b/w Flashes album art 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
GRCD 80 Screaming Trees - Change Has Come EP album art Screaming Trees Change Has Come EP (EP) Glitterhouse Records GRCD 80 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
XSS 73539A Screaming Trees - Something About Today album art Screaming Trees Something About Today (Maxi, Single) Epic XSS 73539A US 1990 Sell This Version
ESK 2296 Screaming Trees - Bed Of Roses album art Screaming Trees Bed Of Roses Epic ESK 2296 US 1991 Sell This Version
34-74419 Screaming Trees - Dyslexic Heart / Nearly Lost You album art Paul Westerberg / Screaming Trees Paul Westerberg / Screaming Trees - Dyslexic Heart / Nearly Lost You(7") Epic Soundtrax 34-74419 US 1992 Sell This Version
34T 74854 Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You album art Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You (Maxi, Single) Epic 34T 74854 US 1992 Sell This Version
659179 6 Screaming Trees - Dollar Bill album art Screaming Trees Dollar Bill (Single, Maxi) Epic 659179 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ESK 4935 Screaming Trees - Shadow Of The Season album art Screaming Trees Shadow Of The Season (Single) Epic ESK 4935 US 1993 Sell This Version
ESK 5286 Screaming Trees - Butterfly album art Screaming Trees Butterfly(CD, Single, Promo) Epic ESK 5286 US 1993 Sell This Version
EPC 663351 2 Screaming Trees - All I Know album art Screaming Trees All I Know (Maxi, Single) Epic EPC 663351 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
663870 2 Screaming Trees - Sworn And Broken album art Screaming Trees Sworn And Broken (Single) Epic 663870 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
ESK 9168 Screaming Trees - Traveler album art Screaming Trees Traveler(CD, Single, Promo) Epic Records Group ESK 9168 US 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

Throat Culture #1 Screaming Trees - Throat Culture Issue #1 album art R. Stevie Moore / Screaming Trees / Fourwaycross / Flux (41) R. Stevie Moore / Screaming Trees / Fourwaycross / Flux (41) - 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 album art Screaming Trees Anthology: SST Years (Comp) SST Records SST 260 US 1991 Sell This Version
BT 52076 Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You album art Screaming Trees Nearly Lost You (Comp) Sony Music Special Products BT 52076 US 2001 Sell This Version

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reservoir_dog

reservoir_dog

February 21, 2018
I love Screaming Trees - but did they start Grunge? There are certainly other and equally significant bands that contributed to or inspired Grunge. A good starting point might be the Cosmic Psychos who formed in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia. Their sound essentially created the Grunge template, especially their use of guitars - for example, listen to their playing on Lead Me Astray. One of the Psychos biggest fans was none other than Kurt Cobain who insisted they support Nirvana during their Australian Tour. The Cosmic Psychos are perhaps one of the most important pioneers of Grunge.
rose1978

rose1978

October 16, 2016
edited over 5 years 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 month 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!!

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