Snow Bud and the Flower People
Formed in 1986 as a side-project of Napalm Beach’s Chris Newman, Snow Bud was inspired by 60’s garage rock and psychedelia. It features fuzz-wah, reverb-washed guitars, and lyrics celebrating the herb.
The first two albums (Snow Bud and The Flower People, Vegetable Matter) were both released in 1986 on cassette. Later albums appeared on compact disc. Snow Bud was featured in the August 1991 “High Times” centerfold, with a graphic review/interview by John Holmstrom. Singles were released by High Times, Tim Kerr, and Sub Pop. Many of Snow Bud’s releases feature comics and/or cover art by Chris. Chris created two Snow Bud comics which were published by Flying Heart, and a third which was never published, lost by C/M Shinola. They recorded their seventh full-length album, “Flashback” with Jack Endino in Seattle, and released it on Cavity Search Records in 2012.
Since the mid-90s, Snow Bud and the Flower People has been: Chris Newman on guitar/vox, Lance Paden on drums, and Nathan Jorg on bass. Past band members have included Sam Henry (Wipers, Napalm Beach) on bass/keys, Andrew Loomis (Dead Moon, Shiny Things) on drums, Greg Slyter on bass/drums, Nancy Loffler on bass, Jeff Roth drums/keys.
Snow Bud and the Flower People (Skullman – cassette) 1986
Vegetable Matter (Skullman – cassette) 1986
Green Thing (Flying Heart – CD/MP3) 1990
Ripped Van Stinkle (T/K & Skullman – CD/MP3) 1992
Stoned And Alone (CM/Shinola/Skullman – CD) 1996
Holy Smoke (Melliferous & Skullman – CD/MP3) 2000
Flashback (Cavity Search – CD/MP3 2012)
Amsterdam/Pot Tattoo – High Times/Flying Heart 1991
Crying Time Is Over/Bong Hit – Tim Kerr 1992
Killer Bud/Third Shelf – Sub Pop 1994