Time to review some of my favourite US records. Number ONE on my list Sweet Oblivion by The Screaming Trees.
Screaming Trees were a band considered part of the grunge music movement of the early 1990s. Founded in Ellensburg, Washington in 1985, their sound was a mixture of arty '60s psychedelia and west-coast punk rock. Though highly regarded among critics, they never achieved the superstardom of other grunge acts such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains or Pearl Jam. They disbanded after touring for their last record, Dust, released in 1996.
Their 1992 album Sweet Oblivion. "Nearly Lost You" became a MTV and alternative radio hit in the fall of 1992, thanks to the momentum of the Singles soundtrack. The single carried Sweet Oblivion -- which had received more press attention than any previous Screaming Trees album -- to the group's strongest sales, peaking at over 300,000 copies. The band supported Sweet Oblivion with a year-long tour, during which they fought frequently. After the tour was finished, the group decided to take an extended hiatus. They Toured Australia in 1992 on the Big Day Out Tour. I worked as a guitar tech and spent some time with them. Mark was on crouches; his veins had collapsed due to over use of a certain Mexican substance. But what a voice, amazing, I’ll download some of his solo stuff in the future.