10 August 2011

SOLOMON GRUNDY Stone Soup and Other Stories


by Greg Prato

Solomon Grundy was a one-off side project that was led by Screaming Trees guitarist Van Connor. Screaming Trees used 1990 as a year of reassessment and to take a break from the tour-album-tour grind (throughout their history, friction has always reared its ugly head time and time again), and Connor used the time to record 11 of his original compositions, resulting in the outfit's self-titled release on the New Alliance label. Shortly after the album's release, Screaming Trees reunited once more and signed a major-label deal with Epic, effectively killing Connor's side-project almost as soon as it was born.