Miss Lyons Looking Sideways 1987
Produced by Tom Dyer/Bruce Haedt
Original release on Green Monkey Records
New cover art and digital master from original 2-track cassette by Bruce Haedt 2001
|1.||Starlight, nothing can break me||6:29|
|5.||Heat of the Chains (acoustic)*||4:41|
|6.||In My Heart (for Courtney)||3:50|
|8.||Chestnuts & Wine||2:34|
|10.||Hiding From the Radio||3:50|
|11.||Signals to the Ground||4:14|
|12.||Torch & Patience/Our Table's True||9:51|
|16.||Heat of the Chains (studio)||3:25|
* previously unreleased tracks
My first solo album and my only commercial release previous to my own
"label". It was written and recorded in 7 days and nights on a borrowed
4-track cassette, except for "Chestnuts & Wine" which came on the 8th or
9th day and was recorded direct to 2-track cassette.
Then I rested up, took it over to Tom Dyer, who mixed and mastered it
with my acute attention. Sort of a cult classic.
"Instrument of Love"
9 songs with the Green Pajamas
+ 2 solo Bonus Tracks
Original production by Tom Dyer for Green Monkey Records
These are cuts I composed during the 2+ years I
recorded and performed with the Green Pajamas.
"Mad Lemon..." and "Live..." are home recordings from this era.
"Instrument of Love" is the last studio recording I made with the band, in 1988.
|1.||Instrument of Love ***||4:46|
|2.||This is Mana ***||2:50|
|3.||Higher Than I've Been *||3:08|
|4.||Expand the One **||4:17|
|5.||Mad Lemon Dreams***||3:24|
|6.||Big Surprise *||3:26|
|7.||The Sickness Lovers Despise **||3:20|
|8.||Stand to Reason *||3:37|
|9.||Temple Sisters **||3:00|
|10.||Live and Die (scratch)***||3:12|
Green Pajamas albums I played on include:
* "Book of Hours" (USA, Australia, Germany, Greece) 1987
** "November" 1988
*** previously unreleased tracks
I met up with Jeff Kelly, Karl Wilhelm and Steve Lawrence when they
were looking for a 4th "Pajama" in 1985. Joe Ross and Jeff had split due
to personal issues which were later resolved. Jeff and Steve decided to
share the guitar/bass duties while bringing in a keyboard player. I had
the right combination of enthusiasm, decent chops, passable equipment,
a strong voice and a basement to rehearse in.
So for two years we fought the good war of a rock n' roll band. Absolutely
no regrets for every note and beer and late night home with empty
pockets. It was inevitable that I would leave the band because it wasn't
my original idea... and they would never let me play guitar on stage.
I did lots of keyboards, vocals, percussion, and some nice moments with
my oboe. The Green Pajamas (still) rock
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