Screaming Trees – Dollar Bill

From the breakout album Sweet Oblivion, I prefer Dollar Bill to the big hit Nearly Lost You. I’ve just finished the Mark Lanegan memoir of that period Sing Backwards and Weep – it’s a pretty shocking account of how far he plumbed the depths of humanity, and I think you can hear it in his voice on this record. Mark sang more accomplished material with a stronger and more intense vocal later in life but I think this was where he really started finding his tone. RIP Mark, your voice moved me.