The Green Performing in 2011.
|Genres||alternative rock, electronica (after 2010)|
|Labels||Geffen, Warner Brothers|
|Associated Acts||The Standard|
|Current Members||Charles Murdock, Garett Piazza|
Zac Bell (1993-2008)Luke Dobrovic (2008-2009)
The Green Is an American alternative rock band formed in 1992 by Charles Murdock and Garett Piazza. Zac Bell Joined the band in 1993, and rounded the lineup. The band's debut album, Connecticut, released in 1996, and reached #1 on the Billboard 200. Its follow-ups, The Green (1999), and East (2001) were also successful, all peaking in the Top 10 in the US. The band was formed in Springfield, Massachusetts, and has been based there since 1998. Zac Bell Left the band in 2008, and was replaced by Luke Dobrovic, who, in turn, was fired from the band in 2009. The band has played as a duo ever since. Since 1997, the band has received various awards, including four Grammys.
Garett Piazza and Charles Murdock founded the band after graduating college in 1992. Zac Bell joined just 6 months later, in 1993. The band played shows all over New England. The band soon started recording. Their first EP The Green EP, was released in August 1993. The following year, the band released The Blue EP, which landed the band a record deal in 1995.
The band would move to Hartford, Connecticut in 1996 to record their Full-Length debut. The first single, The Loner was released in September 1996, topping the charts preceding the release of the full Album. Connecticut was released on October 12, 1996. The album charted at number one in 1996. The album eventually went platinum on January 30, 1997. The band also embarked on The Connecticut Tour from 1997 to 1998. Connecticut spawned 5 singles in total.
The Green (1998-2000)Edit
The band recorded for their eponymous sophomore effort in Late 1998 and Early 1999. The first single, Dorks of Legend was released in April 1999, and reached number 5 on the US charts. On May 7, 1999, the album was released. The album charted at Number 2 in the US, and Number 3 in the UK. The album ultimately certified double platinum in 2001. The band toured in 1999 and 2000 in support of the album, releasing several singles from 1999 to late 2000.
The band was prepared to release a concept album by 2000, and decided to record East as a concept album. The sessions for the album were extensive, from February 2000 to September 2001. The album was released on 26 November 2001 in the US as a double album. By 2002, the album was certified Diamond by the RIAA. The album only charted at number 2, despite its success in stores. Out of all 6 singles released, 4 were in the Top 10, and the second single, East, was at number 1 for 12 weeks in the US. The East Tour took place from December 2001 until October 2002.
What's Wrong? (2002-2007)Edit
After the success of East in 2001, the band started recording a fourth album in late 2002, and continued into 2003. What's Wrong? was released on February 3, 2004. The album peaked at number 12 in 2004. The album was also recorded with what the band called "hip-hop infused alternative rock" songs, unlike previous albums. The album spawned 3 singles in 2004 and 2005. A tour in support of What's Wrong happened between August 2004 and March 2006. In June 2007, the Illegal Acts EP was released, containing more hip-hop style alternative rock songs.
Fork and Daylight Calls (2007-2013)Edit
- Connecticut (1996)
- The Green (1999)
- East (2001)
- What's Wrong? (2004)
- Fork (2008)
- Daylight Calls (2012)
- The River (2015)
Current Members Edit
- Charles Murdock (1992-present)
- Garrett Piazza (1992-present)
Past Members Edit
- Zac Bell (1993-2008)
- Luke Dubrovic (2008-2009)