I am very sorry that this whole thing happened. I am glad that Sean has apparently got his money back. Buying from a bootlegger is a risk. One of the reasons we never put out much unreleased stuff is that most of it has been lost. I was thrilled when I saw that Rod Doak had all this material. I hadn't heard any of it in years. However instead of letting us have it and put it out or just listen to, he decided to get greedy and try to make a bunch of money (if he sold all that stuff probably $20,000) for himself, ten bucks would have been more appropriate. Rod was a very good friend, supporter, road manager and sound man for the the Trees and all I can say about this is a complete betrayal of that friendship. For anyone that thinks anyone in the Screaming Trees as rock stars, at least speaking for my self, you are dead wrong I think I'm just a normal person who likes to write songs and make music and was luckily enough to be in the Screaming Trees for a few years. We all were very fortunate to do what we did and creatively and artistically it was a dream come true me. As for making money off our music was always very elusive,even when we were on Epic Records. Nowadays we see nickles and dimes here and there but at least Van and I have to have real jobs to support our families. Van is going to put out more old Trees rarities on Strange Earth Records, I don't know if it will include the bootleg stuff because I don't know if we can get it from Rod Doak. Most of it should probably just be on You Tube for free because much of it looks like demos and out takes or stuff I wouldn't want people to have to buy. However I think there is at least a single albums worth of stuff that would be worthy of release on an actual record. (although I think almost all of it is from a cassette recording so that quality can not be too good, the lost album master tapes were reused by the studio they were recorded at and erased. Music is about art and creativity, money and greed just get in the way. Many Happy Returns, Gary Lee Conner
Last Edit: May 27, 2020 8:26:43 GMT -5 by calm ocean
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