Green River, the band that spawned Seattle legends Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam and Mudhoney and is considered an important early influence on the grunge scene, is getting the deluxe reissue treatment from hometown label Sub Pop Records.
On January 25th, Sub Pop will reissue Green River’s 1987 EP Dry As A Bone and the band’s sole studio album, 1988’s Rehab Doll, both of which will arrive as expanded and remastered deluxe editions on CD, double vinyl and digital formats.
Green River’s lineup consisted of bassist Jeff Ament, guitarists Stone Gossard and Bruce Fairweather, frontman Mark Arm and drummer Alex Shumway. When Green River split up after a few years, Ament, Gossard and Fairweather went on to launch Mother Love Bone, while Arm formed Mudhoney.
After Mother Love Bone singer Andy Wood died of a drug overdose in March 1990, Gossard and Ament regrouped in a new band with singer Eddie Vedder and guitarist Mike McCready that evolved into Pearl Jam.
The reissues come loaded with previously unreleased tracks and rarities. Dry As A Bone will be pressed as a limited edition on forest green vinyl, while Rehab Doll will arrive on limited lime green vinyl.