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Green Monkey Records Something Quick

The Queen Annes - Something Quick-1980-1985 CD GM1023
Now I know that some of you actually had had the red-Xerox cover cassette, but not many of you. In all cases, this is better. I cleaned it up just enough to make things hang together, while maintaining the essential purity. Added six even more unheard tunes. Well, hell, isn’t that just what you want? The glorious discovery of a great unknown relic from the misty vaults of time? Now you have. Dig it. Be happy. Spread the joyous word far and wide.
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Green Monkey Records Merry Krampus

Green Monkey Records presents Merry Krampus DL GMX2013
This year we are making MusiCares the beneficiary. 100% of the dough we collect from downloads will go to them. It is a fine thing that you can bliss out to the beautiful sounds of another GMR Xmas and do good at the same time, don’t you agree. So – click the link and download. Tell yer ma. Tell yer pa. This makes a great holiday gift (as do most other GMR releases!).
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Green Monkey Records Xmas-30 Years in the Making

Tom Dyer - Xmas-30 Years in the Making CDR GM1022
I like a good Christmas song. Always have. Have a good pile of Christmas discs – Phil Specter, Ray Charles, Elvis, Frank, Bing & Mr. Hanky.
I used to tell people I was making a Xmas album. Slowly. I figured I would get done in another 10-15 years.
Last week, Howie informed me I had arrived. I could have waited another year and come up with a super promotional plan.
Nah.
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Green Monkey Records November

The Green Pajamas - November CD GM1021
Official CD with 19 songs recorded live with Jack Endino on knobs and mixed by Jack. Never before released. Ever. This is the same version of the PJs that recorded Book of Hours, but it doesn’t sound much like it. While BoH was a studio beast, with little concern given to being able to do it live “just like the record,” November is this band 100% like you would hear them live in those days, all one-take, straight up rock.
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Green Monkey Records Little Trailer Ruby

Gary Minkler - Little Trailer Ruby CD GM1020
So, what is Little Trailer Ruby anyway? Well, my two cents is that it is pretty different from that wack-boy-funky Red Dress thing. For starters, everything on this record is built around Gary’s guitar, which he never plays in R.D. and is not quite traditional guitar playing. There is not a fast song on this record. There are no “Bob Was A Robot” goofy pop songs. If you want to really get this record, you have to listen to it more than once. More than twice. That’s how good records are. More artistic? A naked touch of soul? You give it some time and you decide.
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Green Monkey Records Oh It's the OF

The OF - Oh It's the OF CD GM1019
The OF are the perplexing brainchild of one John Carey, a once and former bass player for The Queen Annes (more about them in the coming months). If I was asked to describe The OF I would say crazy, eclectic and stimulating. At one point it’s all about a hermit crab and a French fry, there are piles of pointless Zappa-esque noodling, there is dumbo rock that is dumber than anything by ZZ Top, and the lovely You’re In Love With The OF. How could you not be?
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Green Monkey Records Ladies & Gentlemen, Your...

King County Queens - Ladies & Gentlemen, Your... CD GM1018
They are a band that features 3 guys named Scott and one Not-Scott. I dig ‘em. They are love-rock. No wait - they are Amerigaze. That’s right! They were featured on our 2012 X-mas special and I said to Howie, let’s just keep an eye on these lads – they might turn out to be sumthin. They are part of the current Seattle old dude rock scene - guys (mostly) who just want to rock and don’t really care too much where the chips land.
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Green Monkey Records Agony and Ecstasy

The Colorplates - Agony and Ecstasy CDR GM1017
The Green Monkey history squad is proud to present The Colorplates, starring in the very rocking Agony and Ecstasy. The Colorplates were a Seattle band circa 1979-82, loosely connected with the art/punk scene. We were equally (though not exclusively) inspired by Ornette Coleman and the Dave Clark Five. We started life briefly as an improvisation unit, The Pigments, spent a while as The Adults and switched over to The Colorplates midstream.
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Green Monkey Records We Are All Famous

Jim of Seattle - We Are All Famous CD GM1016
Jim of Seattle started writing songs at the piano in his unheated basement in 1980, secretly and alone. Jim has written a lot of music since then - for theatre, for the cult classic Disney video game "Nightmare Ned", for Star Trek comic book operas, for the hell of it. He studied composition in college. He taught classes. His biggest notoriety has come through the piano piece "Welcome to Windows", a duet with the sounds from Microsoft Windows XP. Jim refuses to define his music by a genre. He jumps around a lot. But through it all a singular voice emerges.
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Green Monkey Records Frothing the ‘Nog: Ye 4th Green Monkey Xmas

Frothing the ‘Nog: Ye 4th Green Monkey Christmas DL GMX2012
This is the 4th annual Green Monkey Records Xmas album. Using that inspiration we have titled it “Frothing the ‘Nog: Ye 4th Green Monkey Xmas.” I don’t know that when I started GMR back up 3 and a half years ago if I thought I would be do it this long. But here we are and I expect to do it again next year. As usual it was done with minimal planning...
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Green Monkey Records I Ain't Blue Anymore

Tom Dyer - I Ain't Blue Anymore CD GM1015
This month we present the all new album by Tom Dyer - I Ain’t Blue Any More (hmmm, that name seems familiar). This is my first solo album of all new stuff since the resurrection of Green Monkey Records. I’m pretty happy with it. Beside the new disc we have a great video of my version of The Sonics’ “The Witch” directed by Mr. Jeff Kelly of Green Pajama fame.
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Green Monkey Records Death by Misadventure

The Green Pajamas - Death by Misadventure CD GM1014
I know I am completely prejudiced but I think it very, very good. The album centers around the tawdry tale of the Fall of the Queen Bee and as Mr. Kelly says, any resemblance to real people living, dead or otherwise, is completely true. This is the 4th Green Pajamas/Goblin Market release in less than a year, so I hope you can handle the action. In an age where people release albums slowly, this is more like the Beatles putting out a pile in a year (oops - did I say Beatles?). So dig it.
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Green Monkey Records Summer of Lust

The Green Pajamas - Summer of Lust CD GM1013
After being out of print for over 20 years, we give you the Green Pajamas debut, Summer of Lust (1984), available for the first time ever on CD. Remastered it myself with Joe Ross looking over my shoulder and it sounds remarkably fresh. If you’re one of the few that experienced Summer of Lust in one of its earlier iterations, you will welcome an old friend. If this is the first time you heard the Green Pajamas, well, just enjoy! Two young guys + one Teac 4-track = great fun. Yep.
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Green Monkey Records Beneath Far Gondal's Foreign Sky

The Goblin Market - Beneath Far Gondal’s’Foreign Sky CD GM1012
The Goblin Market is a long-time side project of Green Pajamas members Laura Weller and Jeff Kelly. The music draws inspiration from both art and literature. The duo’s third and latest album, Beneath Far Gondal’s Foreign Sky, takes another foray into 19th century England with a focus on the work of the Bronte sisters, primarily on Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. First 500 copies numbered and initialed by the artists!
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Green Monkey Records Alone deluxe edition

The Life - Alone deluxe edition 2 CD GM1011
The Life were named best new Northwest band in 1987, when they released their debut album Alone. This was a great band. Definitely outside what would become the Seatown mainstream – grunge-o-rama - so quick to be written off by historical revisionists. What you have here is the entire 10 song Alone album remastered from the analog masters. plus an entire second bonus disc, Witness The Will, containing 17 songs recorded for their unreleased second album.
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Green Monkey Records It Crawled Down The Chimney

It Crawled Down The Chimney, It's Another Green Monkey Christmas DL GMX2011
Holy Mo-ly. Another December, another X-mas album. Our best one ever! This year through the miracle of Facebook, we have reached our tentacles out around the world (sorta) to get Northwesters past and present to contribute to your holiday festiveness. It is a rather fun and entertaining notion to toss this idea out to the universe a couple three months before X-mas and see what you can pull together. Another happy result!
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Green Monkey Records Bees In Your Bed Bad

Sigourney Reverb - Bees In Your Bed Bad CD GM1010
This is Sigourney Reverb’s first record. The Reverbs are Kings of the 65th Street Ballard Scene, a separatist community located in Seattle, WA, and home to hipsters, musicians, fisherman, and Scandinavians. They have been playing together for a year and change. They came to Green Monkey and said we want to make a record. Green Monkey said ok and this is your result. A damn fine result.
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Green Monkey Records Green Pajama Country!

The Green Pajamas - Green Pajama Country! CD GM1009
Jeff Kelly and bass player Joe Ross have toyed with the idea of this album for ten years. It needed to age. In the last two it finally took shape. It was worth the wait. This is not a gimmick. It is not a marketing ploy. It is just plain good music played from the heart. From its sly opening tribute to the classic westerns to the mournful close, Green Pajama Country is a Classic.
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Green Monkey Records Live at the Showbox 1979

The Heaters - Live at the Showbox 1979 DL GM1979
1979. The Heaters were about to become the next big Seattle thing. What the Seattle bars wanted out of local bands was songs that their clientele would relate to, dance to and drink more beer to. The Heaters/Heats managed to hit every mark. Their audience not only shouted out the names of the covers they wanted to hear, they called out the names of the Heaters/Heats songs too! This is prime time Heaters - live and rockin'!
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Green Monkey Records Appointment with Destiny

The Icons - Appointment with Destiny! CD GM1008
Recorded and mixed over the course of a year at Icons Underground World Headquarters in Seattle, Destiny is built around the songwriting prolificacy and prowess of singing guitarists Tom Dyer and Steve Trettevik simultaneously featuring Hades’ own rhythm section, James Gascoigne on drums and Rick Yust on bass and vocals. Destiny also includes Rick’s compositional debut on the dreamlike nightmare that is Made by Parker Posey. Add in Green Pajamas Jeff Kelly’s Dancin’ in the Jailhouse and you’ve got sixteen brutally fresh, intoxicating songs. Listen!

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Green Monkey Records Hot Dog! It's Another Green Monkey Christmas


Hot Dog! It's Another Green Monkey Christmas DL GMX2010
It is eggnog time again and once again we are giving you a slab o’ Christmas magic: Hot Dog!  It’s Another Green Monkey Christmas! There may be a few things that get added after we post as it is kind of a slacker operation, but we’ll keep you posted if that happens. I am particularly thrilled to have access to some of Etiquette Records fine stuff this year (thanks, Buck!).
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Green Monkey Records Smashface

The Hitmen – Smashface CDR/LP GM1007
This record was really fun to make. We didn’t worry too much about whether they could do every little bit live, we just made the coolest damn record we could. We pulled in your basic Northwest cast of thousands to sing, to play some bits here and there, and to help make Smashface the masterpiece that it is. Listen!

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Green Monkey Records Red, Red Rose EP

Green Pajamas - The Red, Red Rose EP CD GM1006
A five song EP with “The Red, Red Rose,” a song about the tragic death of Phoebe Prince. Also contains 3 songs previously unreleased on CD, “Little Dreams,” “Just Another Perfect Day,” “Raise Ravens” and the previously unreleased anywhere, “If Forever Comes.” Listen!

"...in a word, haunting, recalling vintage Sandy Denny-era Fairport Convention as envisioned through a dark psychedelic lens." Fred Mills Blurt

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Green Monkey Records Masters of Disaster

The Icons - Masters of Disaster CDR GM1005
"There are lots of young musicians trying to capture this kind of guitar-driven spike-pop sound and not doing it nearly as well. With Dyer reactivating the Icons, at least as a recording unit, now is the time to give these Masters of Disaster their long overdue props." Michael Toland The Big Takover

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Green Monkey Records The Complete Book of Hours

Green Pajamas - The Complete Book of Hours CD GM1004
Out of print for twenty years, this is the first CD release for Book of Hours, with all the tracks from the original American album as well as tracks from the Australian, German and Greek versions. Listen!

"...more than worthy of its' comprehensive CD issue. It's a thrilling, psychedelic-tinged tome from start to finish and it should never be left to gather dust again." Tim Peacock whisperinandhollerin

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Green Monkey Records Songs From Academia Vol. 2

Tom Dyer – Songs From Academia
Vol.2: Instrumental and Spoken Word, 1980-2008
CDR GM1003
"Vol. 2 is wordless more often than not, with a jazzy/folky/psychedelic/experimental smorgasbord of shapes, scents and colors... Not as accessible as Vol. 1, perhaps, but just as entertaining if you give it a chance."
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Green Monkey Records Songs From Academia  Vol. 1

Tom Dyer – Songs From Academia
Vol.1: Songs with Singing, 1981-2009
CDR GM1002
Songs from Academia... is an intriguing listen, to say the least, the collection providing an intimate look at Dyer's free-wheeling, at times deeply experimental muse.
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Green Monkey Records The Green Monkey Records Anthology

Various Artists - It Crawled From the Basement:
The Green Monkey Records Anthology
2 CD GM1001
Over the eight years of GMR’s existence, founder Tom Dyer amassed a formidable stash of smart pop thrills. ... Ignore the best of this double dose of forty-seven pre-grunge charms at your aesthetic peril.
Michael Layne Heath - Popmatters
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Green Monkey Records Ash Wednesday Rain

Jeff Kelly – Ash Wednesday Rain CD GM040
Another fine solo Jeff CD from 1995, when he was on Pajama sabbatical.

"As soon as the record ends, we start it again, hunting for additional clues to hidden meanings missed the first go round, savoring each note as if it were his last, yet immediately yearning for more: another album, another song...." Jeff Penczak - Perfect Sound Forever

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Ghosts of Love

Green Pajamas - Ghosts of Love LP GM032
Ghosts of Love was the Green Pajamas 4th or 5th album (depending who's counting) and their last on Green Monkey Records in 1990. Many people consider it one of their very finest.
"An astonishing album of such incandescent intensity that the Pajamas all but self-destructed during its making," Phil McMullen - Ptolmaic Terrascope.
Take my word for it - this is beautiful. Listen!
Still available on vinyl while supplies last.

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Green Monkey Records Monkey Business LP

Various Artists – Monkey Business LP GM1986
12” vinyl classic from 1986 for all vinyl freaks. Featuring GMR superstars Green Pajamas, The Icons, The Fastbacks, The Queen Annes & yep, even TD hisself. Every song on here is on the Anthology, so only buy this if you must. Very Limited Quantities.

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The Green Pajamas and Jeff Kelly links to non-GMR catalog

During Green Monkey Records inactivity the Green Pajamas continued to make dozens of fine CD's over about 20 years. We welcome them back to GMR, but want you to know about the massive and beautiful catalog between their GMR releases, Ghosts of Love (1990) and The Red, Red Rose EP(2010). We hope these links will help you.

 


Green Pajamas store

Bandcamp

Official Bootlegs

Parasol/Hidden Agenda CDs

Goblin Market