SCREAMING TREES - ANTHOLOGY
Although the band was lumped in with the rest of the Seattle grunge scene in the early '90s, Screaming Trees had more in common with the 13th Floor Elevators than with Black Sabbath. Their early albums, which mixed pounding garage rock, psychedelia, and odd stray bits of pop in varying ratios, are condensed on this 21-track compilation, released by their former label SST shortly after the group's 1991 major-label debut, UNCLE ANESTHESIA.
Combining tracks from the 1985 EP OTHER WORLDS, 1987's EVEN IF AND ESPECIALLY WHEN, 1988's INVISIBLE LANTERN and 1989's BUZZ FACTORY, ANTHOLOGY traces the group's transformation from paisley pop a la early Green On Red to a harder-edged neo-psychedelia that nonetheless betrays a stronger pop influence in songs like "Smoke Rings" and the sublime "Night Comes Creeping". Singer Mark Lanegan shows the most improvement throughout the set.
|5)||Don't Look Down|
|7)||In The Forest|
|9)||Other Days And Different Planets|
|10)||Walk Through To This Side|
|13)||Grey Diamond Desert|
|14)||Night Comes Creeping|
|18)||Black Morning Sun|
|20)||End Of The Universe|
|21)||Where The Twain Shall Meet
Rock & Pop