Greenhorn – “Liars’ Song”/ “Lovers’ Song” 7”
3 Beads of Sweat, 1993
Acquired: Love Garden Shotgun Room, Used, 2008
Greenhorn illustrated that the long-reaching tentacles of grunge got as far inland as Columbus, Ohio. I shouldn’t be surprised, as I’ve previously noted that the last house we occupied in Lawrence housed at least two different grunge bands/bands capitalizing on the post-grunge boom in the early 90s (fun fact: Behind the house there was a shed that served as a carport and the always open door to the shed bore the logos of Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys in spray paint, thus leaving behind the legacy of the punk bands that lived in the house before the grunge bands moved in). The grunge comes through in full-force on the A-side “Liars’ Song,” but B-side “Lovers’ Song” is more of a tender, jangly pop number that redeems the 7” even if the bass is mixed way too high and goes on about a minute and a half too long.