Green River was an American rock band formed in SeattleWashington in Although the band had very little commercial impact outside their native Seattle, Green River were pioneers of the grunge music genre. The grunge style was featured both in Green River's own music and the music its members would create in future bands, including Pearl Jam and Mudhoney.
Green River reunited for several live shows in and Guitarist Stone Gossard joined the band later to allow Arm to concentrate on singing. Prior to joining Green River, each member had played with punk and hardcore groups. In earlyVincent, Turner and Arm decided to form a new band. They asked Ament to join after his band at the time, Deranged Dictionhad broken up. They called the band Green River, taking their name from the Green River Killera serial killer who was infamous in Washington state.
By latethe band was playing shows in and around Seattle. The band began production in December on its first record, Come on Down.
In mid, the band embarked on its first nationwide tour to promote Come on Down. Release of the record was delayed, however, thus negating the purpose of the tour. From all accounts the experience was less than positive, though it helped cement alliances with other emerging American indie rock bands. The record was released to little fanfare, and did not sell well.
However it is often considered the first record to be released by a "grunge" band, as it predated both the Melvins debut EP and the Deep Six compilation album. Inthe band continued to play in and around the Pacific Northwest to steadily larger crowds especially in the band's hometown of Seattle.
Kathleen C. Fennessy of Allmusic stated that the compilation "documents a formative period in Northwest rock history". However, Pavitt couldn't afford to release it until the following year, and, as had happened with Come on Downthe record was delayed. Dry as a Bone was finally released through Sub Pop in Green River - Dry As A Bone a full year after it was recorded. It was the new label's first non-compilation release.
Almost immediately following the release of Dry as a Bonethe group re-entered the studio to begin production on its first full-length album, Rehab Doll. Band in-fighting, though, took center stage over the music. A stylistic division developed between Ament and Gossard on one side, No. 3 In C Minor - Schubert*, Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz - Garnd Duo In C, D.812 / Deutsche Arm on the other.
Apparently, without informing Širdies Smuikas - LRT Orkestras* - Tau Dovanoju Savo Meilę (LRT Orkestras Ir Solistai 1994-2003) group, Ament had filled the show's guest list with major label representatives, instead of the band's friends; nonetheless only two of the representatives appeared. Although the band members agreed to complete production of Rehab Doll during the next three months, Green River had by late October ceased as a band.
Rehab Doll was released in June Participating in the reunion were Arm, Turner, Gossard, Ament and Chuck Treecewho filled in on drums for Vincent, who at that time was living in Japan. Green River reunited for four shows in The first show was a warm-up show on July 10, at the Sunset Tavern in Seattle. Afterward, the band played on November 29, at the Showbox in Seattle to celebrate the Supersuckers ' 20th anniversary.
After the break-up, Arm and Turner began rehearsing together. Mudhoney quickly gained popularity in the Seattle scene, with debut releases " Touch Me I'm Sick " and Superfuzz Bigmuff Green River - Dry As A Bone positive reviews in the music press. Since releasing its debut album inGreen River - Dry As A Bone has recorded a further nine albums and continues to tour. Mother Love Bone quickly rose to popularity in the Seattle scene, and were about to release its debut album inwhen Wood fatally overdosed on heroin.
Pearl Jam gained fame with the debut album Ten and is still active today. Pearl Jam has released ten studio albums in total and continues to tour. Following the band's demise, he replaced Tommy Simpson on bass in the psychedelic rock band Love Battery in He played on two of the band's albums and many of its tours before leaving that band as well and dropping off the radar.
Vincent, Green River's drummer, moved to Japan after the break-up and did not return to the United States for many years. Green River made very little commercial impact outside Seattle, but what the band lacked in commercial success it made up for in Green River - Dry As A Bone . In general, Green River is widely regarded as being one of the pioneers of the grunge music genre.
With its sludgy mix of hard rockpunk and metalheavily influenced by The StoogesBlack Sabbath and Aerosmith coupled with Arm's twisted lyrics and vocal delivery, Green River greatly influenced both its peers and bands that followed them.
Even without the fact that some of its members would later go on to form some of the biggest bands of the Northwest music scene, Green River is still remembered for its musical foresight and innovation, years ahead of the rise of grunge. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Green River. Grunge  punk rock  heavy metal  noise rock . Characteristic of the Red Rifts Prop - Black Unicorn - Prosper Drift ∞ are heavy distortion and Arm's frenetic vocals.
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