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    JeBurkhardtJeBurkhardt Posts: 4,545
    Sad to hear this. 
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    This really sucks. RIP Van.

    It looks like he’d had a rough time of it recently. Gary Lee posted this a couple of days ago:

    Update on Screaming Tree Van Conner,
    He has been making progress this last week but we nearly lost him. Last year he was in a coma two different times. Once due to emergency stomach surgery and the other because of Covid and a blood clot in his lung. He has been going downhill since then, not being able to walk and finally being confined to bed. Just after new years his liver almost finished him off. He's still pretty out of it but he's coming back again. It's going to be a long road for him but his family is giving him a lot of support. He has many more songs to write...
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    Gary Lee also posted this today

    Let me put this letter on Van’s grave. 🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲🌑🌲
    Van Conner bassist and song writer of Screaming Trees died last night of an extended illness at 55 It was pneumonia that got him in the end. He was one of the closest friends I ever had and I loved him immensely. I will miss him forever and ever and ever…

    Fade Out City (Epistle To Van)

    Endings always come with time, No escape or denial
    Searched your inner space, Through all your life
    But the answer’s here outside
    No blue sky today, So wish the clouds away
    Gone to live in fade out city, fade out city, fade out city

    Remember all the years have passed, Remember where our shadows cast
    Teardrops in the night bring the flowers in the light, Force your eyes to see a sign
    No blue sky today, So wish the clouds away
    Gone to live in fade out city, fade out city, fade out city


    https://youtu.be/bw3Bzhhmqos
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    edited January 2023
    Barrett Martin’s tribute

    I can't believe another Screaming Tree has fallen but it's true - we lost Van Conner last night. He had been suffering for a long time, years actually, so I hope his passing was gentle and kind, like the gentle and kind spirit that he is. Van was one of the greatest bass players I ever had the honor of playing with, he and I had a deep swing in our rhythm section, a kind of "battleship swing" is how I would describe it. I will always miss that about him, his giant swing. I also remember, after the countless shows we played together, how he would hold court like a jovial, Falstaff-ian character with a circle of people around him, as he told stories and made people laugh while nursing a beer and cooly dragging on a cigarette. Van always made people laugh - what a wonderful gift to offer the world, laughter. Van Patrick Conner, born on St. Patrick's Day 1967, exactly one month older than me but also like a brother. Someone recently posted this video of he and I doing an interview in 1992 as we promoted the Screaming Trees album, "Sweet Oblivion." We were both 25, so young. I never watch these things but somehow watching this reminds me of Van in the best kind of way. What a beautiful soul. A lot of people are going to miss him, the remaining Screaming Trees especially. -B

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,941
    Ahh shoot. 
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    treestrees Columbus OHIO Posts: 1,822
    Rip Van .


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    EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-Trent Posts: 2,857
    Such a tragic end to a great band. Do love the dynamic of Lanegan hating being in the band, but needing to be in the band...



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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    Gary Lee posted this. It’ll be interesting to see if anything turns up


    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USA Posts: 23,178
    All the artists I adore are in their reflection periods of life. Makes me feel fucking old. 
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    goldrush said:

    Can’t wait to read this 
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    edited October 2023
    Screaming Trees “Wrong Turn To Jahannam (Live at Egg Studios 1991)” coming November 24th for RSD =) 




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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    dudemandudeman Posts: 2,989
    goldrush said:
    Screaming Trees “Wrong Turn To Jahannam (Live at Egg Studios 1991)” coming November 24th for RSD =) 





    Awesome! Can't wait for this. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    The first track from Wrong Turn To Jahannam is up

    https://youtu.be/6LKBuK6FKDM?si=DaLC4rpsn5oB0gJm
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,324
    edited February 16
    “HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2024!”

    “Ellensburg, Washington is known for the world’s 3rd largest three-day rodeo, 90’s NFL legends Brian Habib and Drew Bledsoe and as the hometown of seminal Northwest band Screaming Trees. In the late 80’s, Ellensburg residents were often confronted with the strangely primitive sounds of the band emanating from their headquarters in the back room of the Conner family’s Main Street store, New World Video. Here was the scene of creation of songs from the band’s early Velvetone and SST albums. During this prolific time, much of the band’s music never made it beyond their own ears but was fortunately captured on Gary Lee Conner’s 4 track cassette recorder. Those cassettes have survived, intact, down to this day and have now made their way to this recording. So now, transport yourself back to New World Video, in late 80’s Ellensburg, and hear the weird things happening

    Limited edition of 4000 copies, pressed on opaque maroon vinyl.  Make sure your favorite participating RSD store orders one for you for the big day on April 20th, and follow @vinyl_voice_editions on Instagram for more info!”



    Tracklist:

    Side A
    Electrify
    What’s Never Been
    When It Comes Around
    Next To Myself
    Now Or Never

    Side B
    Baby Nicotine
    Take Another Look
    Carousel
    Bring Down The Sun
    Weird Thing Happening
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    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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