"...Pre-Raphaelites and circuses might not immediately have much in common, but you get the connection when you hear the album. The Green Pajamas don't make rose-tinted psych-pop, they make sepia-tinted psych-pop, the songs acting as snapshots of 19th century realism. Only 250 copies of this album were pressed, which I expect will sell out in double quick time, so don't dawdle with those orders!" [Read More...]
Blurt's HALLOWEEN! Review
Between their first album Summer of Lust and the ambitious follow-up Book of Hours, Seattle stalwarts the Green Pajamas issued a blink-and-you-missed-it cassette of eight tunes under the title Happy Halloween in October of 1984... [Read More...]
Coffee By Reckless Moonlight (Get out your Greek dictionaries)
Κάπου ανάμεσα στο εκπληκτικό δεύτερο (Book Of Hours) και το τρίτο (Ghosts Of Love) album των Green Pajamas, o Jeff Kelly, κιθαρίστας και τραγουδιστής τους, ηχογραφεί μία κασέτα για την Green Monkey Records... [Read More...]
Americana UK HALLOWEEN Review
Seattle's long running purveyors of psychedelic tinged power pop, Green Pajamas, have a back catalogue that could defeat all but their most dedicated fans. Initially formed in the post punk DIY early eighties by Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross their initial releases were basically home recordings issued on cassette to friends and local fans... [Read More...]
Happy Halloween! "A Must-have"
This 77-minute CD includes the second, VERY limited (just 10 copies...) The Green Pajamas tape Happy Halloween! from 1984 released on CD for the first time. In addition to the eight tracks from that release there are 13 other tracks that the boys recorded on tape recorder in the basement rehearsal place around the same time thirty years ago... [Read More...]
Green Monkey Records' excavation of the Green Pajamas' back catalogue has been an impressive undertaking which I'm sad to see the end of, but they go out with a bang here!... [Read More...]
REVIEW: “Happy Halloween!”
Halloween 2014 is behind us now but this album by the Green Pajamas was released before October 31st and in truth, it’s music that is non-seasonal, which is good... [Read More...]
Moonlight Review (translation)
"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... [Read More...]
"Haunting folk rock from Seattle singer and his wife"
Jeff Kelly is known as the leader of two Seattle bands: the enduring "Green Pajamas" with its reminiscent psychedelic rock, and "Goblin Market" with its obeisance to the excitement of Christina Rossetti's poem... [Read More...]
Seattle PI Review
There is poetry in these songs. They are the kind you will want to hear again and again... [Read More...]
By Reckless Moonlight Review
If you’re a fan of the Seattle band the Green Pajamas, you should know who Jeff Kelly is. If you’ve been a fan of theirs since the 80′s, you may have heard of an album Jeff did with his then-new wive Susanne called Coffee In Nepal... [Read More...]
elsewhere Review
Jeff and Susanne Kelly; By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey): The Seattle singer-songwriter and mainman behind the excellent band Green Pajamas (as well as conducting other projects outside that GP remit of '66-influenced Beatlesque pop-rock) has also appeared frequently at Elsewhere, and we never tire of hearing new projects or tapes pulled from the vaults... [Read More...]
Blurt's Moonlight Review
Putting the Green Pajamas on hold for a minute, prolific Seattle singer/songwriter Jeff Kelly teams with his painter/singer wife Suzanne for By Reckless Moonlight, a semi-sequel to the pair’s 1987 wedding album Coffee in Nepal... [Read More...]
The Terrascope Review: By Reckless Moonlight
Jeff and Susanne Kelly met approximately 28 years ago and Susanne provided backing vocals and inspiration for many of the tracks on Jeff’s second solo release, Coffee In Nepal, originally released on cassette by Green Monkey in 1987. The world has changed considerably in the intervening decades during which Jeff released over 30 albums...
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“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...]
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...]
NOVEMBER: Terrascope Review
"This has got to be the strangest release in the PJs 30-year, 30-album discography. Back in 1987, Jeff Kelly came up with the idea of recording a live performance as a way of capturing the energy of a live gig for their fans and to preserve for posterity some old songs they never recorded along with some of the newer tracks they didn’t plan on recording any time soon..."
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Flashes of the Past: NOVEMBER
The Seattle underground rock scene is supported by one label that is trying to turn the rest of the U.S. on to the new music brewing in the Northwest... [Read More...]
Mojophenia Reviews NOVEMBER
Guitar driven Power-Pop was really quite obscure during the late 80′s, almost bordering on retro or even semi-nostalgic, that’s geographically speaking of course... [Read More...]
Another NOVEMBER Review
A groovy adventure begins in Seattle, Washington from an independent pop rock quartet called The Green Pajamas... [Read More...]
By 1987, when the Green Pajamas released their masterful second album, Book of Hours, they already had quite a backlog of material that hadn't been released... [Read More...]
Albums To Cherish: Death By Misadventure
At the outset, I am quite prepared to accept that this band is an acquired taste, but it is a taste I came to love fairly quickly... [Read More...]
Eric's ELKS IN PARIS Blurt Review
Recorded in Paris in collaboration with Ken Stringfellow, Elks in Paris finds Green Pajamas keyboardist Eric Lichter in full control of his muse. A collection of low-key but impeccably crafted pop songs released a full decade after his solo debut Palm Wine Sunday Blue, the record not only highlights the gifts Lichter brings to the PJs' party, but also a vision that stands apart from his employers'... [Read More...]
"Everything you wanted, all at once..."
What's it called?:
Death By Misadventure
What does it sound like?:
Everything you wanted, all at once, with a Cadbury's Flake stuck in the top. If you know who the Jammies are, then you'll hie yourself to the market to grab yourself a copy toot sweet, because you are a person of extraordinary refinement... [Read More...]
Terrascope Reviews Summer Of Lust / Gondal
Here it is – the release that started it all, rescued and remastered from the original cassette master. One spring evening in 1984, Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross retired to Joe’s parents’ house, set up a single mic, turned on Jeff’s 4-track reel-to-reel TEAC, and laid down the initial tracks of what would soon become their debut album... [Read More...]