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QUEEN ANNES GET THE LOVE!

Some sweet press from http://growboredbigscott62.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-queen-annes.html The Queen Annes A fab John N submittal, some mod/power pop from the great Queen Annes. from the wonderous Northwest........gonna once again take the easy route and include the attached write up, as it says everything better than I personally could, but you'll want to trust me on this one, this is a good album/band......read up and then listen, this is a wonderful album that we [...]

FREEWHEELIN’ JOE ROSS SINGLE “POST-ELECTION DAY BLUES” OUT NOW!

Green Monkey Records is releasing a topical digital single by Joe Ross of the Green Pajamas today. “Post-Election Day Blues” was written by Joe the day after the 2016 US election and recorded that night. By the next day The Freewheelin’ Joe Ross had put a video of the song on Facebook and was garnering attention from the like-minded. While Green Monkey Records is generally not too political, we have [...]

BURNSEER ROCKS NEW ALBUM AT HIGH DIVE!

BURNSEER played delightful selections from their new album Burnseer at High Dive in Fremont last night along with special guest Kurt Bloch of the seminal NW band FULL TOILET.  The audience very receptive. Ms. Frankie the led the crowd in a singalong of FUMF from the new album, dedicating it to the incoming president elect. Burnseer will be released next Friday and will be available in fine stores, direct from Green Monkey and [...]

JIM OF SEATTLE GETS BOFFO PRESS FROM FRANK GUTCH JR – “GENIUS”!

Super Review of Both The Planet Frank And .... "This, sports fans, is musical genius!" Frank Gutch Jr. Read it all here!

Green Pajamas “another strong and varied album of flamenco(!), prog, psych, and effervescent pop. ” Jeff Penczak

THE GREEN PAJAMAS – TO THE END OF THE SEA As fate would have it, I’m sat here on Jeff Kelly’s birthday, celebrating with a cold, sudsy concoction and the latest from his band of merry minstrels. The cheat sheet from Green Monkey Records, off-and-on home to Kelly & Co. throughout their 30+ years tabulates this as their 32nd album. You’ll be forgiven (just barely) if you missed a dozen [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Pajamas Get The Love in Whisperin’ and Hollerin’!

"The instrumental stretches out and the guitars soar before leaving the violins and organ picking up the pieces when the vocals come back. A wonderful piece of music." simonovitch Read the whole thing here!

“My Dual Turntables” Calls Pajamas “To The End Of the Sea” MASTERPIECE!

Translated via Google: Another who deserves a monument is JEFF KELLY, one of the most underrated composers ever.Under the cloak of its Green Pajamas, and / or other incarnations has spent decades taking jobs unbeatable pop rock with shades. All with psychedelia as the basis of his works still thinking unclassifiable your project. The truth is that Jeff deserves any special preparation but requires that I'll leave for a holiday period or [...]

New Pagan Gods “Bring joyful tears from Jimi Hendrix’s eyes from heaven”!

A little sweet press. "'Spanish Castle Magic.' This track features slithering vocals and gritty garage rock melodies that sound like an egg is being fried on the sidewalk during a scorching hot day. One will feel refreshed after listening to this breathtaking digital single. This might bring joyful tears from Jimi Hendrix's eyes from heaven." Leslie Snyder - Jersey Beat The full review: Let love rule. This is the message [...]

THE FUZZ ROCKS DARRELL’S 2-NITE!

See The Fuzz! See The Fuzz rock! Rock Fuzz Rock! The Fuzz says "Run Run Run! One, two, three! Run to Darrell's! See Fuzz Rock! See Station to Station! They play first! See Privatized Air! They play third! The Fuzz plays second! Go Fuzz Go!

NEW GREEN PAJAMAS – TO THE END OF THE SEA – OUT NOW!!

The new Green Pajamas album is here. It is great. Today you can buy it from Green Monkey as a CD (first 50 copies numbered and autographed), as a download (not autographed), you can buy it in groovy record stores, you can buy it on Amazon or iTunes, you can stream it on Spotify. The world is your oyster.

100% NEW GREEN MONKEY RECORDS T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!

HEY KIDS! We have all new Green Monkey T-shirts with our super-attractive new logo. As you can see from Super Model Kat's pic, these are excellent for wearing when squirt fighting wicked witches in your yard, or for that matter, just hanging around with your chill chummers. They are available RIGHT HERE for $15.99 + shipping!

By | September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The Queen Annes In The Big Takeover

From The Big Takeover #79: The Queen Annes - Released!  (Green Monkey) The Queen Annes were an utterly unheralded pop/rock talent in their native Seattle circa the ‘80s and ‘90s, who not only failed to sound like they were representative of their pigeonholed locale, but of their era altogether.  Perhaps they weren’t as deliberate as I perceive, but the Annes were plugged into a retro-fitted, paisley-smacked, Brit Invasion motif that [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|1 Comment

LIQUID GENERATION GETS THE LOVE!

Doing some catch-up this morning and ran into this: "Hailing from Seattle, the town that kicked off the whole garage rock thing back in the 60s with the Sonics, the Wailers and – RIP Jack Ely – the Kingsmen, Liquid Generation takes direct inspiration from its forebears on Quarter to Zen (Green Monkey). Recorded in 1983 and unreleased until now, scrappy snarls like “Hang Up” (a gem from the Wailers’ [...]

MORE NICE NAVINS ACTION!

"Seattle’s Navins apply similar energy to power poppy tunes that boast melodies by the jangleful on debut LP Not Yourself Today (Green Monkey). Named after Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk, the band (which includes ex-TAD man Gary Thortensen) certainly exhibits a sense of humor, but is no joke, showing serious craft and heart on the winsome “Oceans,” the jamming “Wallet Full of Signs” and the crunchy “Never Wanted Nothing.” Michael [...]

LIQUID GENERATION EQUALS 8 STARS, BABY!

"This is Liquid Generations long lost recordings from 1982 in Seattle recorded in the bands youthful prime before they disappeared in a haze of liquid acid and other such things. Yes it's the bands one legendary impossible to find single and 15 bonus tracks!! ... this album is well worth finding for lovers of obscure Garage Psych rock" - simonovitch - whisperinandhollerin