Sunday, June 12, 2011

Artist: Mushroom Trail, Album: My Medicine, Song: Pine Valley

"In the still water, we lay in silent awe.  Mushroom Trail were a rock band from Vancouver.  They were Paul D'eath, Paul Gillespie, Mike Ottoson, Jon Hartline and Russ Hawkes.  They were signed with A&M Records and released their album, My Medicine in 1993.  Their sound was somewhat unique in that it straddled the line between the popular new genre, grunge, as well as hard rock.  Vancouver's close proximity to Seattle had an obvious effect on the music generated within the city during the early nineties and this band was certainly one of the best at it.  I find the vocals eerily reminiscent of Guns n' Roses at times.  The band had a couple of singles off this release and produced videos that achieved rotation on the nation's music station, Much Music.  There isn't much else written about the band and I assume as styles began to change, the band likely broke up.  Lead singer Paul D'eath played in a few projects following Mushroom Trail including his most recent band, Devils 'n' Angels.  They released their first album in 2009 and it is available through Itunes.  You can follow them at  My Medicine is a difficult find today.  At the time of this blog, there were copies trading on Amazon between $10 and $85.  You can watch the video for the song, Pine Valley, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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