Green On Red – Gas Food Lodging (1985) – This Time Around (1989)

Posted: September 18, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Green On Red were a Los Angeles by way of Tempe, AZ band founded in 1979. The original line up of the band featured Dan Stuart, Jack Waterson, Van Christian, and Chris Cacavas. After releasing two eps in the early 80’s, the band signed to the Slash Records label in 1983. That year saw the release of the bands first full length album, Gravity Kills. Following that release, the band welcomed San Francisco area guitarist Chuck Prophet. Prophet’s first album with the band, Gas Food Lodging, was released in 1985. Prophet’s influence was apparent, as the band’s sound evolved from psych-influenced desert rock to more of a country rock sound.

The late 80’s saw the band sign a major label deal with Mercury Records. The deal produced one ep, No Free Lunch (1985) and one full length album, The Killer Inside Me (1987). Shortly after the LP’s release, the group disbanded. However, Dan Stuart and Chuck Prophet reunited a short time later, continuing Green On Red as a duo. This version of the band released three LPs; Here Come The Snakes (1988), This Time Around (1989), and Too Much Fun (1992). The final album marked the end of Stuart’s musical career and the beginning of Prophet’s highly successful solo career.

Here is 1985’s Gas Food Lodging and 1989’s This Time Around.  Also, check out the video of a 1987 performance of their classic Sixteen Ways and  Jamie.

Gas Food Lodging (1985)

This Time Around (1989)

 

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