Screaming Trees - Even If And Especially When - 1987 Neo Psychedelic Alt Grunge LP

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Screaming Trees - Even If And Especially When

Label: SST Records
Cat#: SST 132
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++ slight creases
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock


A1 Transfiguration 3:53
A2 Straight Out To Any Place 2:00
A3 World Painted 2:59
A4 Don't Look Down 2:53
A5 Girl Behind The Mask 2:33
A6 Flying 3:14

B1 Cold Rain 3:34
B2 Other Days And Different Planets 3:12
B3 The Pathway 3:25
B4 You Know Where It's At 2:29
B5 Back Together 2:08
B6 In The Forest 4:04
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Phonographic Copyright (p) – SST Records
Recorded At – Velvetone


Bass – Van Conner
Design [Cover] – Diane Szukovathy
Drums – Mark Pickerel
Guitar, Organ [Electric], Photography By [Back Cover] – Gary Lee Conner
Mastered By – John Golden
Photography By [Front Cover] – Jeff Price
Producer – Screaming Trees, Steve Fisk
Vocals – Mark Lanegan
Written-By – Screaming Trees

Recorded at Velvetone, Ellensburg, WA

The Screaming Trees are now a semi-household name and have been together since the mid 80s. Most people have come to know them from their last few albums, never witnessing the early days before things started to cave in and become rather perfunctory from this vantage point. I can tell you this, the Screaming Trees of the 80s and very early 90s was one of the BEST live bands ever to grace the small club venue!

Their first album was "Clairvoyance" released on Velvetone. With that success, SST got them going with "Even If and Especially when" which, despite what Major Tom says, is one of my favorite albums from this band. Its mixture of Gary Lee Connor's psychedelic guitar, Van Conner's walking bass, Mark Pickerel's back beat, and Mark Lanegan's "Jim Morrison" induced vocals were infectious to say the least. The songs swirl with layered textures and funky electric organ. Great cuts include "World Painted" "Transfiguration" "Don't Look Down" and "Cold Rain."

'Trees were the most criminally overlooked band of the "GRUNGE" revolution, which makes little sense seeing as how, on this LP as with so many of their others, they were the ideal rock & roll band. The Van Conner bros. guitars tumble and crunch in all the right places, Barrett Martin always pops in with the head-spinning backbeat, and singer Mark Lanegan, with his smoky baritone and hallucinogenic lyrics, shows an almost preternatural instinct to frontmanning, dispayed in the fantastic 'Straight Out To Any Place'.

This album, with it's wacky keyboards, shows the band's sense of humour as hapless indie lads, and is not their most representive. But people who deem themselves true fans of modern rock, not to mention come-lately 'Trees fans, would be doing themselves a disservice not to hear this at least once.

Screaming Trees - World Painted

One of my favorites. And from one of their best albums too. Sadly underrated band. They capture the psychedelic spirit and melody and combine it with a hard-rocking beat.

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Screaming Trees - Transfiguration

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Screaming Trees - Don't Look Down

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Screaming Trees - Straight Out to Any Place

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