Why Do Bands Stay Together?
If anyone in town knows how to foster longevity, it's Jeff Kelly. His melodious psych-rock band the Green Pajamas have existed since 1984...
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MEMORIES OF TERRASTOCK 3, 1999 By Jud Cost
A sweet cool breeze blew in my front door Sunday afternoon as I watched Jordan Spieth win the 2015 U.S. Open golf title on Father’s Day. Somehow it reminded me of being in Seattle, 16 years earlier... [Read More...]
SUSANNE AND JEFF KELLY: RECKLESS ABANDON
When Susanne Kelly finally decided to quit her mind-numbing job at a Seattle medical facility, she cleaned the toxins from her system by making a semi-psychedelic folk album, By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), with her husband Jeff Kelly, the singer, songwriter and guitarist behind the Green Pajamas for more than 30 years... [Read More...]
Terrascope Interview with Jeff and Susanne
Green Monkey seem to be marketing the new album as a Coffee In Nepal sequel, but I didn’t really get that vibe. It doesn’t seem to be a concept album and doesn’t really reconnect with any of the themes or songs on that album. Do you consider this “Coffee II” and if so, what is the connection?
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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...]
On a Midnight Listening Rampage With Eric Lichter
If you have never stumbled through the night listening to something you’d never heard before you’re not going to understand what a thrill this is, but I am right now diving through a string of songs by The Green Pajamas‘ Eric Lichter that I don’t think even he knew were posted... [Read More...]
S.O.L on Active Listener's Best Reissues list
The first official CD release for this previously cassette only album from 1985, this is full of ramshackle lo-fi charm... [Read More...]
Musical Geniuses Who Should Be Household Names (Part One)
We've all got a few favorite artists who we think should be superstars but no-one else seems to have heard of. Here's part one of the Active Listener's selection of musical geniuses that the masses have yet to discover... [Read More...]
When Indie Musicians “Go Country”
Released on a label whose tagline is “underground Seattle rock 1980 to 2021”, Green Pajamas Country! is the first album marked as “country” from the Seattle psychedelic-ish, power-pop-ish cult group the Green Pajamas who, led by singer/songwriter Jeff Kelly, have been releasing albums since 1984. At first the album seems like a cartoon version of country, from the cowgirl with a gun on the cover to the opening number “Green Pajama Country (Opening Theme)”, a cheeky, retro ode to Western theme music... [Read More...]
"MATT LEMAY recommends THE GREEN PAJAMAS"
I’ve never had to rediscover All Clues Lead to Meagan’s Bed. In the eleven years since the album’s release, I’ve listened to it reliably at least once a month, usually closer to once a week, sometimes two or three times a day... [Read More...]