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The Green Pajamas ‎– Summer Of Lust



Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
17 Mar 2014
Rock, Pop
Psychedelic Rock

In the spring of 1984 Jeff Kelly and I had our jam room set up in the attic of my parent's house in West Seattle. Jeff's girlfriend had just left him and he was sick with the pain, certain he had just lost the one love of his life. We jammed a lot that spring, since making noise seemed to take Jeff's mind off his depression. The two of us would usually alternate playing drums and guitar, or, when we had a drummer over, Jeff and I would play guitar and bass respectively. One evening (April 12 to be exact) our friend Karl Wilhelm happened to be sitting in the drummer's seat. I chanced to record the session on a ghetto blaster. I thought it was a pretty good jam, but the next day as I listened to the tape, the long hook-filled guitar solos and simple yet emotional ad lib lyrics about the pain of lost love seemed to be a mandate from above. Something must be done with this burst of emotional energy! I played the tape for Jeff and had no trouble convincing him that we should start a recording project and put out a cassette. A serious band would do him good and put to use the creativity that poured from his heartache.

The name Green Pajamas came from the song of the same name that Jeff had written a few months earlier. This optimistic anthem seemed a fitting name for the band. The title Summer of Lust came from the turn Jeff's love life had to take since true love had deserted him, and the fact that he and I both lusted after a date-book full of young women that spring/summer.

We began recording on June 2, using Jeff's Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. Basic tracks (drums, bass, and guitar) were recorded in my attic using one microphone placed in the center of the room. When Karl wasn't available, which was most of the time, our friend Joe Bauer or Jeff played drums. Over-dubs and mixing were done in Jeff's bedroom at his parents' house, where he had spent years recording songs he wrote. We decided to include "Anna Maria" and "Lost in a World," two songs that we had recorded there the previous winter. On July 8 we had a small party at my house to record the song "Green Pajamas" complete with that "room full of singing voices" sound. We spent the next week mixing, and the recording was done.

Now all we needed was a cover. The fastest way we could think of to get photos of us was to go to the coin-operated photo booth at Fred Meyer's Department Store. Then while Jeff went on a date that afternoon, I laid out the cover. By the time he returned later that day, the cover was done.

The next day we found a tape duplicator through the yellow pages and Summer of Lust was officially released on July 14, 1984, with a first run of 25 cassettes. By that evening they were available at our favorite record store.

And that is my story of the making of the Summer of Lust and the conception of The Green Pajamas. About four months later I got a phone call from a man named Tom Dyer. He had just bought a copy of our tape and was writing a review of it for Option magazine. He also mentioned that he ran Green Monkey Records and had an 8-track studio in his basement. The rest is recorded history.

Joe Ross

A1     Katie Lied     
A2     Anna Maria     
A3     My Mad Kitty     
A4     Another One Of Those Nights     
A5     I Feel That Way All The Time     
A6     Lost In A World     
A7     Mike Brown     
B1     The Way I Feel About You     
B2     Dance With The Angels     
B3     In This Castle     
B4     With A Flower In Her Hair     
B5     Green Pajamas     

180g vinyl.
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    Barcode: 8 435008 875275

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