Green are a power pop band from Chicago created by songwriter/singer Jeff Lescher. Sprung from the mid-80's mod-revival movement in Chicago that was ignited mostly by the efforts of Lescher and his band along with the promotional work of Sue Miller, owner of Chicago's indie rock venue Lounge Ax.
The band that coalesced around Lescher (guitar and vocals) for the 1984 EP and the classic 1986 debut album included John Diamond on bass and backing vocals and John Valley on drums. The first album, released on the band's own Gang Green label, was, like the EP, a singular work, containing much genius among its 14 tracks ("If You Love Me," "For You," "She, Probably," "She's Not a Little Girl"), sporting a fresh sound amid the tired mid-80s synth-heavy pap that dominated radio airwaves.
Establishing themselves as firm live favorites around Chicago in the mid-80s, and undertaking a short national tour, Green seemed to be on its way. Having found an angel--a pop fan from New Jersey known...
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