October 29th, 2014
“a fascinating microscopic peek into the nuts and bolts of where they began and how, even thirty years ago in their basements and bedrooms, they were laying the groundwork for one of the most impressive careers in rock and roll.” Jeff Penczak, Terrascope
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October 25th, 2014
THIS IS A GOOGLE TRANSLATION FROM PORTUGUESE…
Jeff Kelly & Susanne “reckless By moonlight”
“Coffee in Nepal” was recorded by Jeff and Susanne Kelly between 1985 and 1987 Picked by hand in a 4 track deck, would be published on cassette in 1987 and reissued on vinyl five years after giving birth to a mini-garage psychedelic cult.
Contemporary of the first Green Pajamas, remains one of the most authentic and warm that Jeff Kelly produced throughout their career records. Mirror of a romance at its peak, “Coffee in Nepal” away from the paradigm of the Seattle sound of the time, embraced pop melodies, mixing them with elements of oriental music. Pre announced the standard that Pajamas and Kelly himself would follow not long after.
27 years and over 400 songs after “By Reckless Moonlight” portrays the same novel, now perhaps have less fiery and restless -. “I used to love to hear the rain / Now I’m older and afraid / In your arms I was safe and warm” And here the cover chosen, a pastiche coincident of “Double Fantasy”Lennon and Yoko says a lot, almost everything.
Later editions of the Green Pajamas and Goblin Market in 2012, Kelly opted to take a break and “resetting the clock”. He looked back and, along with Susanne (painter and author of most of the album covers) companion, decided to write accordingly. “Reckless By Moonlight” is anything but a nostalgic exercise, before a set of songs that results in a very world experiences and accomplices.
It is a mature work where you do not expect to find anything revolutionary as before, but something that comforts and subside. Therefore, observing the standards to which Kelly accustomed us, it would be good. But this disk receives tremendous songs like “In Vanda’s room”, “Robin song,” “I’d rather be filming in Vanda’s room”, “Coming to find you “or” Honey please come home. “And that, not being amazing, can only be cause for celebration.
Luis Peixoto http://atalhodesons.blogspot.com/
October 24th, 2014
Come get your love at Slim’s Last Chance Saloon tonight at 9pm with your King County Queens. Need directions?
October 23rd, 2014
The OF are playing the Shut-it-down party at the Lost and Foundry in Ballard (4710 NW Ballard Ave) this Saturday at 10:00. A fine time should be had by all.
October 23rd, 2014
The Green Pajamas’ Happy Halloween!, 21 bites of unreleased 1984 bliss, is available in fine record stores and digital joints this very minute. Go support your local record store and buy one today!
October 17th, 2014
Google Translation from Dutch:
Jeff Kelly is a musician from Seattle who is always a bit under the radar remains. Yet his work is widely appreciated , especially in centers where lovers of garage, psychedelia n quirky rock and roll the shots. He started the band Green Pajams in 1984 and that same year saw their debut album ‘ Summer Of Lust’ light. He term since an impressive catalog together. Green Pajamas was his main occupation , but also with Goblin Market (less frequent) and solo (regularly) , he made a number of records . Of course, the frequent publication of his work is a lot easier to see the most will appear on his own label , Green Monkey Records. Recent knew his output a real boom , with a series of numbers shortly after another appeared . And there is , therefore, already one of the successor of ‘ Coffee in Nepal ‘ in 1987 whom he had stepped . No longer available panel he made at that time together with the painter Susanne Kelly, who just tied the knot The two are still together and Jeff Kelly decided to pause all of his projects as and yet a successor to prepare . And so it happened . Thirteen songs they made together , though there are quite a number of ( ‘David’ , ‘ Cry, Cry, Mary Cry’ , ‘Never Yell ” ) which is just as well to the work of Green Pajamas , or his solo records because that’s actually almost same, could include . Driven psychedelic jengelpop So , come all the Kelly’s here and there suprises . ‘The Loneliest Soul “contains more jazzy elements than we ever heard of them before , and” Rowboat To The Moon’ sounds almost like a tribute to Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht. ‘Honey Please Come Home’ floats on animated piano playing , which makes us conclude that Kelly, it sometimes seems a current releases, nevertheless succeeds again and again to make . Fascinating collections of songs on our loose With or without his spouse .
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October 10th, 2014
Joe Ross paid 20 bucks for a video in 1984 or ’85 (shot at the fabulous Gorilla Garden) that we used to make a video of “Thinking Only Of You (Lust Don’t Last)”. Good planning Joe.
Directed and edited by Howie Wahlen