Green 4

Mary Timony
Anna Johannsen
Erin McLean
Pete Fitzpatrick


> Official Green 4 releases don't exist. Only demos and a few bootlegs can be found. The band lasted about one year (2000-2001)

> One song can be heard on the short movie Dream Machine. 42' clip for "travellers" here*. (I only extracted the sound out of the video, this is not official in any way).
lyrics:

   I haven't met you yet
   but i think you're my best friend
   we are the travellers
   along the lonely mountain

   and if I speak to you
   will you understand me?
   we are the travellers
   along the lonely mountain

*right click "save target as" and then rename the extension to .mp3

> Green 4 is Anna Johannson, Erin MacLean, and Mary Timony. They play a variety of instruments,switching often during their set. Mary plays drums on a couple of songs, sometimes singing at the same time. Erin and Anna often play the bass at the same time or they play red, strap-on old school keyboards. Erin also drums on one song. However, they also use the drum machine extensively, sometimes even with live drums. Mary also plays guitar some, but a lot of keyboard as well, though not the same type as Erin and Anna. They have played a handful of live shows with no formal releases yet. They are selling homemade CDs, a "demo" with six songs.
CMJ had this description to offer of the band (for its preview to the CMJ Marathon, which Green 4 played):"Mary Timony has let her Helium float away, replacing it with a more core version of her cosmic rock of yore." *

> Anna used to co-run Slow River Records and played bass in the band Lincoln 65. She is now in Pee Wee Fist, who have played shows with Green 4, Mary solo, and Helium. Anna is also responsible for the cover and design of the WMBR Pipeline! releasethat Helium is on, and that Slow River released.*



> Scans:
cover:
   
inner:
   
(credits: Chris)

> Lyrics:
"listening to the song/writting the lyrics down" method used by myself and Francesco (thank you)

dirty jack

dirty jack dirty jack
dirty jack heart
i gotta know should i cut you out
you wanna commit her carry to me
it's an universal symphony

up above in the big white room
they're dancing and drinking to the sense of gloom
toll toll toll goes the bell
there's a toll toll toll to get into hell

i know that nobody knows (3x)
and don't mean dirty jack to me

dirty jack dirty jack
dirty jack heart
i gotta know should i cut you out
you wanna commit her carry to me
in an universal symphony

underground

we are coming to you
we are waiting for you
we are coming to you
we are waiting for you

la la la la la

we follow down to the land beneath the ground (5x)

la la la la la

steel tipped sword

i go down with you
to reach beyond my means
and touch the edge of dawn
and walk it through

and there the key the time
are thoughts and dreams of a distant kind
as that play against the heart
and smuggle through

and fill the void
with endless charm
and still tip sword
to cut the line

and i cannot forsee
the death beneath the end of night
and lost the lullaby
enters light

and falling through the air
the birds began to sing in time
and kept the love alive
through all the ride

two tons of thoughts
circle the weakest spot
and steel tip sword
does cut the line

oh oh oh oh oh

silver robot

these dreams were made for us
these dreams were made for us
these dreams might seem unreal
these dreams were made for us

keep dreams of love alive
keep dreams of love alive
keep dreaming of suicide
we keep dreams of love alive

the hit

hit me baby one more time
make me real and true
hit me baby one more time
i'm with you

turn that frown upside down
make me one more time
put a smile on your face
don't get lost in space
never make any sense
anything with you
hit me baby one more time
like you really love me true

caterpillar

mary is a caterpillar
there is a caterpillar
i am a caterpillar

travelers*

I am the ???thought you use???
But I think you're my best friend
We are the travelers along the lonely mountain
And if I speak to you, will I turn to dust?
We are the travelers along the lonely mountain

I try to look to you
I try to learn the language
You are the travelers along the lonely mountain

If I could be your friend, would I turn to dust?
We are the travelers along the lonely mountain
Well I have not met you yet
But I think you're my best friend
We are the travelers along the lonely mountain

If I could be your friend, would I turn to dust?
We are the travelers along the lonely ??bus??
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> Live info:

1999

> 11-23 @ the Middle East Bakery, Cambridge, MA*

2000

> 02-13 @ the Middle East, Cambridge, MA

> 04-14 @ Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain, MA  
setlist:
   01. silver robot
   02. pendulum
    03. steel tipped sword
   04. travelers
   05. underground
   06. dirty jack
   07. build up song
   08. caterpillar
setlist scan*
poster*
pictures*

> 04-17 @ Middle East, Cambridge, MA  
setlist:
   01. silver robot
   02. pendulum
   03. steel tipped sword
   04. travelers
   05. underground
   06. dirty jack
   07. 4 minute song
   08. build-up song
   09. revise the g
   10. caterpillar
pictures*

> 04-28 @ Abbey Lounge, Somerville, MA*

> 08-19 @ Eleanor's Farmhouse, Durham/Freeport, ME*

> 08-25 @ Milky Way Lounge and Lanes, Jamaica Plain, MA*

> 08-29 @ the Middle East, Cambridge, MA*

> 09-03 @ Tonic, New York, NY
pictures*
setlist:
   01. the hit
   02. silver robot
   03. ?
   04. steel tipped sword
   05. underground
   06. travelers
   07. one way to end
   08. dirty jack
   09. ?
   10. caterpillar

> 10-16 @ the Middle East, Cambridge, MA*

> 10-21 @ Brownies, New York, NY

credits

> 11-07 @ WMBR, Cambridge, MA  
setlist:
   01. intro
   02 silver robot
   03 the hit
   04 instrumental
   05 travelers
   06 underground
   07 steel tipped sword
   08 the new tv song
   09 dirty jack


2001

> 03-21 @ Lizard Lounge, Cambridge , MA  
setlist:
   01. one way to end
   02. the hit
   03. i can see the flowers
   04. poison fields
   05. steel tipped sword
   06. travelers
   07. dirty jack
   08. spirals
   09. in a caravan (cover)

> 03-29 @ Irving Plaza, NYC, NY*



: existing audio recording
: existing video recording



*credits: Eleana Whitesell





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