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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Green River - Come On Down & Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll

Green River were arguably the first grunge band, forming around the same time as the rest of Seattle's first wave (the Melvins, Soundgarden, and Malfunkshun). In 1985, they became the first grunge band to release a record, kickstarting the Seattle music scene and later helping to establish the Sub Pop label. However, Green River are even more famous for the bands that sprang from their breakup: Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone, the latter of which also contained the roots of Pearl Jam. That lineage somewhat overshadows Green River's actual music, which helped lay out the blueprint for grunge but didn't necessarily rank among its most transcendent expressions. Green River specialized in a dirty, sludgy, gleefully ugly hybrid of punk, heavy metal, and bluesy hard rock, drawing from bands like the Stooges in addition to the hardcore punk outfits where many of the members first cut their teeth. Its appeal tends to depend upon the depth of the listener's interest in grunge, but regardless, the seeds of a revolution are certainly audible. Green River were formed in Seattle in 1984. In 1985 they started playing local clubs and they recorded two tracks for the compilation album Deep Six, the inaugural release on local indie C/Z Records. Later in 1985, Green River went to New York to record their debut EP, Come On Down, for the Homestead label. In the summer of 1986, the group recorded another EP, Dry as a Bone, in Seattle with producer Jack Endino; it was issued by Bruce Pavitt's fledgling Sub Pop label in July 1987. Green River subsequently began work on an eight-song mini-album for Sub Pop, which was released in early 1988 under the title Rehab Doll. By the time it appeared, though, intra-band tensions were tearing Green River apart. Not long after Rehab Doll appeared, Green River officially disbanded. Arm reunited with Turner to form the punkier Mudhoney, while Gossard, Ament, and Fairweather joined up with ex-Malfunkshun singer Andrew Wood in the glammier Mother Love Bone. Following Wood's death from a heroin overdose, Gossard and Ament moved on to found the hugely successful Pearl Jam with vocalist Eddie Vedder.

Come On Down

Track List:
1. Come On Down
2. New God
3. Swallow My Pride
4. Ride Of Your Life
5. Corner of My Eye
6. Tunnel Of Love

Download: Green River - Come On Down (32.2MB)

Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll

Track List:
1. This Town
2. P.C.C.
3. Ozzie
4. Unwind
5. Baby Takes
6. Searchin'
7. Ain't Nothing To Do
8. Queen Bitch
9. Forever Means
10. Rehab Doll
11. Swallow My Pride
12. Together We'll Never
13. Smiling And Dyin'
14. Porkfist
15. Take A Dive
16. One More Stitch

Download: Green River - Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll (64.15MB)


hdvns said...

Swell stuff, although I'm partial to 'Come On Down'. Another good release from the same era was U-Men 'Stop Spinning' also on Homestead. One of these days i'll rip that.

Anonymous said...

btw. something interesting ...
Tenpole Tudor "Swords of a thousand men" double CD containing all their recordings (2LPs & 4 singles) can be found at:
WARNING: Awfully slow link!

Anonymous said...

hello zer0_ll !!
i love your blog! its awesome! thank you for the all work you did!! but I want make some request.. can you reup
some Rocky Ericson records? his music is beautifull. thanx.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting worry... no sign of you for weeks now!

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Anonymous said...

hey, great stuff ... but can anyone tell me the password for the rehab doll album?

Zer0_II said...

Algor: There isn't a password for Rehab Doll. There must be something wrong on your end. Which program are you using to extract the rar archive? Have you tried downloading and extracting the file again?

Anonymous said...

hi zer0, can you repost or reupload come on down because it says the file can't be found

Anonymous said...

awesome, thanks for posting 'come on down' especially.

Anonymous said...

Actually , Come On Down was recorded in Seattle with Chris Hanzek, if I'm not mistaken. Steve Turner left the band shortly before it's release.