Dry as a Bone / Rehab Doll
Label: Sub Pop
Is Green River the first grunge band? Many argue no, citing the long-overlooked U-Men or even Australian bruisers The Scientists. Regardless, Green River's contributions to the movement should not be underestimated. As this 1990 compilation demonstrates, the band was extremely adept at retrofitting the tongue-in-cheek depravity of Black Flag and The Nig-Heist to vintage hard rock. Just about every track here is loud, perverse and obnoxious. Drowning in a sea of nasty riffs, Mark Arm howls like a rabid dog who wants to hump your leg and chew it off both at the same time.