- (This page is about the American band. For the British band of the same name, see Screaming Trees(2)).
Screaming Trees were an American rock band formed in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985 by vocalist Mark Lanegan, guitarist Gary Lee Conner, bass player Van Conner and drummer Mark Pickerel. Pickerel had been replaced by Barrett Martin by the time the band reached its most successful period. Although widely associated with grunge, the band's sound incorporated hard rock and psychedelic elements. The band released seven studio albums, five EPs, and three compilations, before splitting in 2000.
Singler, Mark Lanegan, later collaborated with various artists throughout his career, including Queens Of The Stone Age and Kurt Cobain, with whom he recorded an unreleased album of Lead Belly covers. He also performed with Layne Staley and Mike McCready in the band Mad Season. He also formed The Gutter Twins with Greg Dulli in 2003, released three collaboration albums with singer Isobel Campbell, and has contributed to releases by Melissa Auf der Maur, Martina Topley-Bird, Creature with the Atom Brain, Moby, Bomb the Bass, Soulsavers, The Twilight Singers, and Unkle, among others.
Links to Peel
Peel seemed to have first played the Screaming Trees in 1987, when the group were signed to SST, a label, that he would often play artists from. Around that time, he also played another group that also had the same name, but instead were a British electronic goth band. By the time the British band heard that there was an American group of the same name, they changed their names and Peel continued playing Screaming Trees material until the early 90's.
- 10 August 1987: Don't Look Down (LP - Even If And Especially When) SST
- 15 September 1987: The Pathway (LP - Even If And Especially When) SST
- 20 March 1989: Ivy (album - Invisible Lantern) SST
- 03 May 1989: Grey Diamond Desert (album - Invisible Lantern) SST
- 15 May 1989: Where The Twain Shall Meet (LP - Buzz Factory) SST
- 19 May 1989 (BFBS): 'Windows (blue vinyl LP-Buzz Factory)' (SST)
- 01 June 1989: Wish Bringer (album - Buzz-Factory) SST
- 12 February 1990: Days (12" - Change Has Come) Glitterhouse
- 09 June 1990 (BFBS): 'Psycho (Compilation LP-!!!Here Ain't The Sonics)' (Popllama/Estrus)