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...]
Terrascope Reviews Death
To be honest I have had this album for several weeks and it has taken several plays to fully appreciate its beauty and strength as it seems more obscure and dense than the other albums I own by the band... [Read More...]
A Great "Death" Review
‘Death By Misadventure’ is a wacky exercise in psychedelia. A beautiful, crazy concept album about the life cycle of a bee colony (kind of). Quirky? Yep. Dark and tormented. Indeed. Oh, and it’s the 30th album by Seattle stalwarts and psychedelic enthusiasts The Green Pajamas. It’s starting to make sense now… [Read More...]
Misadventure Review in Dutch
Begin jaren tachtig waren Jeff Kelly en Joe Ross vast besloten in hun thuishaven Seattle een eigen versie van de toen in Los Angeles populaire paisley undergroundbeweging te starten... [Read More...]
Psychotropic: Summer Of Lust & Death By Misadventure
The story of Seattle-based The Green Pajamas started in 1984 when Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross recorded a pile of songs on a 4-track reel-to-reel up in Joe’s attic and released them on tape as Summer of Lust... [Read More...]
Death By Misadventure Review
It's doubtful whether there are any other acts out there who have amassed as impressive a body of work, while reaching so few as Seattle's long running Green Pajamas... [Read More...]
The Green Pajamas - Northern Gothic (2002)
The Green Pajamas' Jeff Kelly is one of the most gifted songwriters of intelligent psychedelic pop. He can combine effortlessly the out-there feel of a good psychedelic song with a catchy refrain... [Read More...]
REVIEW: “Death By Misadventure”
There is really no reason why The Green Pajamas should not have the same kind of popularity that bands like Wilco and Pearl Jam have had and gained over the years. Here’s why... [Read More...]
Lust Never Sleeps
Outstanding official bootleg recorded live, Thursday, March 14, 1996 at the Tractor Tavern, Seattle... [Read More...]
Death By Misadventure Review from Blurt
After nearly three decades of consistently high quality psychedelicfolkgothpowerpoprock, the Green Pajamas enter the world of the longform narrative... [Read More...]
Ghosts Of Love Review
The Green Pajamas vision as we know it first coalesced on Ghosts of Love. As the sole songwriter here, Kelly lets a folk undercurrent flow lushly through the album... [Read More...]
Ze Pajamas, Zey Are Green, No?
Okay, it’s a crappy accent, but I needed an opening line and I have written about these guys so many times I plain ran out of them. To be blunt, The Green Pajamas are to me the best long-running show in the musical world today... [Read More...]
The Green Pajamas - Indian Winter (1997)
An absolutely essential collection of the Green Pajamas' early singles and previously unreleased tracks, 1997's Indian Winter is a handy refresher course for all but the most knowledgeable neo-psych fans... [Read More...]
Blurt reviews "Summer Of Lust"
In 1984, inspired by both a fractured romance and a particularly fertile jam session, songwriters Jeff Kelly and Joe Ross self-released the first Green Pajamas album Summer of Lust on cassette, now given its definitive release on Green Monkey... [Read More...]
Goblin Market Review
The Goblin Market is the duo of Jeff Kelly and Laura Weller. They’ve been around on and off for more than a decade, releasing just a handful of albums in between work with their main band, the Green Pajamas... [Read More...]
Summer of Lust
Green Pajamas out of Seattle are one of the great, if largely ignored, pysch-pop band (think Rubber Soul/Revolver) and at last they have got around to releasing . . . their debut album? [Read More...]
Review: The Green Pajamas’ “Summer Of Lust"
Originally released in 1984 as a cassette-only album, The Green Pajamas‘ Summer Of Lust received some positive reviews in its day, and 28 years after its release, it holds up incredibly well, if not more than it did way back when... [Read More...]
Rock and Reprise reviews Summer Of Lust
I have no idea who Mike Brown is or was, but how cool would it be to have had a song written about you? The Green Pajamas, in their amoeba phase, did just that--- wrote a song about a Mike Brown. Or maybe not. Maybe Jeff Kelly just liked the name and the way it sounded, but what the hell? It would still be cool. I can envision in my head 25 or 30 Mike Browns walking around Seattle back in 1984 claiming that that song was, indeed, written about them. Even the uncool ones no one wanted to be like. Immortality can be a hopeful thing... [Read More...]