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Screaming Trees: Powerhaus, Islington, London

Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 12 September 1992

THOSE OF the opinion that rock 'n' roll is a soft option are advised to cast a cynical glance at the Screaming Trees. Singer Mark Lanegan and bass chap Van Conner are both suffering foot injuries and consequently hobble on to the narrow confines of the Powerhaus stage. These recently acquired spoils of war, added to the Trees' well-documented generosity of girth and a general world-weariness alarming for men only in their mid-20s, lend the impression that a lifetime's shift down that proverbial coal mine would be a less gruelling occupation.

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