I'd Rather Be Filming In Vanda's Room

Susanne Kelly's pissed off statement about working a 'souless day job,' is on our video page, here, or on YouTube, here.   "I wanted to make it gritty," says Jeff.  Starring, among other cats, her brother, John (late of Brewtal Thirst), on Rickenbacker bass guitar.

“Jeff & susanne Kelly” by leslie snyder
The mysteries of life will come out of Seattle, Washington from an independent rock duo which happens to be a married couple named Jeff & Susanne Kelly. This open minded couple sings songs about human emotion such as misery, romance, and adultery... [Read More...]

For a long time, Jeff and Susanne had talked about doing a sort of follow-up to their 1987 COFFEE IN NEPAL, an album that they had recorded in the early days of their romance.  Now, 27 years after COFFEE, Green Monkey Records is releasing BY RECKLESS MOONLIGHT, featuring 13 songs, a 12-page booklet with song lyrics, artwork by Susanne and photography by Carrie Von Kiel.  Jeff will write an information page for the Green Monkey website in the coming weeks.

LUST in Spain!


Joe and Jeff making SOL, 1984.

For those collectors that find it hard to keep up with the Pajamas discography, here's a new challenge. Vinilísssimo Records, of Spain has just released the SUMMER OF LUST LP on 180 gram vinyl!  


Homework Help: Who was Jeff Kelly?
Jeff Kelly is a song writer, guitarist and singer who fell in love with the Beatles when he was a schoolboy and decided after college that he wanted to be a musician and, as a result, has spent his life writing and recording--often on home-equipment--music, sometimes alone and sometime with fellow musicians, especially friend Joe Ross... [Read More...]
Live At The Sunset Saturday Night

Rehearsing in West Seattle.  Photo by Eric.

The Green Pajamas will perform this Saturday, March 8th, at a KEXP benefit for Nick of Time Foundation which is dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The Pajamas will open the show at 9 o'clock followed by the bands, Campfire OK and Tango Alpha Tango at Ballard's Sunset Tavern.   


In 1988, Jeff Kelly of the Green Pajamas had a stack of songs -- many older, some new and fragmentary -- he wanted to commit to tape before the band moved on to their next album, and he had the idea of playing a show where the group could run through the tunes in question, record the gig, and release the results as a cassette... [Read More...]
Most Listened to Records of 2013

Just for fun, here is a list of the Green Pajamas' most listened to records of 2013.  Another eclectic, unpredictable mix...

Laura -

Boards of Canada: Tomorrow's Harvest

Bat For Lashes: The Haunted Man

Caleb Burhans: Evensong

Wavves: Afraid of Heights

La Luz: It's Alive

Eric -

Lyla Foy  


A Great Big World

Ellie Goulding

Phil -


Arcade Fire: Reflektor  

Joe -


"In 2013 Jasmine Records released a double CD containing all of Jimmy

Reed's singles for Vee Jay Records from 1953-1961. Nice liner notes, great

songs (25 singles, As & Bs) and you can really hear his influence on early

60s British blues and Dylan."

"Someone that I discovered this year, although it's not new (he died in

2009) is Vic Chessnutt.  Particularly this album, Dark Developments, which

is a collaboration with Elf Power from 2008."

Jeff -



Yasmine Hamdan: Ya Nass

Syd Arthur: On An ON

George Jones: 50 Years of Hits

Caravan: The World Is Yours: Anthology 1968-1976

Tamikrest: Chatma

Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl

Lorde: Pure Heroine

Natalia Kills: Trouble 

Tame Impala: Inner Speaker

Mothers of Invention: Whole 1960’s catalogue!


PJs on KEXP's Flickr Page

You can see Mike Emigh's beautiful photos of The Green Pajamas Audioasis session here: kexplive

Stream The Pajamas on KEXP

If you missed the live broadcast of The Green Pajamas playing on KEXP's Audioasis you can stream it now.  Select December 28th at 8:30 PM: Audioasis

Photo by Eric.