Screaming Trees

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About Screaming Trees

Screaming Trees were closely associated with the early-’90s grunge movement, as they hailed from the Pacific Northwest and broke through with the throttling “Nearly Lost You,” which appeared on 1992’s era-defining Singles soundtrack and their subsequent studio effort Sweet Oblivion. However, the Ellensburg, WA, band’s vast catalog encompassed influences from stoner metal, psychedelic rock, and punk. Formed in 1984 by vocalist Mark Lanegan and a pair of brothers, guitarist Gary Lee Conner and bassist Van Conner, Screaming Trees debuted in 1986 with Clairvoyance and signed to the legendary underground label SST for the following year’s Even If and Especially When. The group jumped to a major label in 1991, releasing the acclaimed Uncle Anesthesia, an album that featured the jangly modern-rock favorite “Bed of Roses.” Screaming Trees always kept an edge to their sound, as was apparent in the rougher-edged approach on their final studio album, 1996’s Dust, after which Lanegan devoted himself to an eclectic solo career.

Ellensburg, WA, United States

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