The Green Leaf Live Homegrown San Diego Album
The reissue of The Green Leaf Live Homegrown San Diego album is now available! I personally went through the master tapes from some of our vintage San Diego shows to make sure this reissue rocks. The album is rough sounding but true to the energy and fun of a live Green Leaf show. If you’re a music sicko and have a collection of bootleg recordings from your favorite bands you will probably get this album. It should bring back some memories for those that attended and helped out at these shows. Remember back in the early and mid nineties there were no classic rock styled bands like we have now ala the Strokes, or White Stripes, ect. It was like pulling baby alligator teeth to get shows scheduled and performed. The Green Leaf was banned from playing some venues and had a great time playing other venues. Part of the landscape of San Diego is that people are always snapping and moving in and out of the beach area so there were, and still are, issues with getting the right bunch of musicians together for more than a short time. This album is a snap shot of The Green Leaf rock and roll style from this era. I was joking with one of my bros the other day that the theme song for the San Diego beach community should be ‘Another One Bites the Dust.’ Some cool video from these tracks exists and will eventually be released in the future. My personal favorite tracks are from the live summer show in Mission Beach.
Keep Rockin’ and Having Fun
Here is the official album write up ……..
The Green Leaf
Live Homegrown San Diego
Label: HOT ROD SURF
Genuine, loud, out of control garage rock & roll…..Experience the raw power and live sound stylings of Southern California beach rock & rollers The Green Leaf performing in their home town of San Diego circa 1997. This album includes live tracks recorded at legendary venues such as The Velvet, Fibber McGees, The Casbah, Megalopolis, and Mission Beach 4th of July party. Also hear never before released bonus demo tracks Blood Faze, and Girls & Pills. Homegrown Live features Mark Whitney Mehran on guitar and vocals playing some of his original electric songs from his first two albums, recording assistant ‘Antie’ Pete Mehran R.I.P., and live show management by John Pringle. The Green Leaf, Homegrown Live in San Diego album was originally released in limited quantities in 1997 and has now been digitally re-mastered and reissued by HOT ROD SURF. Tune in, turn it up, and rock out to these vintage garage classics from The Green Leaf. HOT ROD SURF Publishing (ASCAP) 2010. Mastered by Joe Goodwin. Produced by MWM
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