Vimeo's Rocking Videos - Greenhouse Effect 'Star' 1990 - Los Angeles Ca Monster Indie Rock. "Star" is the monster Song from the February 1991 Album "Going Legit" that has exploded to huge success on the internet since 2004 for Greenhouse Effect. The three piece band crafted this song shortly after parting ways with Los Angeles Mega-Guitarist Phil Keegan as Drummer_Clark_Hagins suddenly took over upfront playing the six strings as deftly as he had drummed in G.e. since 1985 along side funny red head bassist Rick Carmody and Keegan. The World's Most Watched Band hit their niche long ago in the "South Bay" area of Redondo Beach California as "Star", Ben is Dead, and Hey Negrita changed the band's fortunes in early 1991 - And started a musical revolution inside the entertainment industry; "We were the Hottest band in Los Angeles in 1990 and 1991" Says Clark Haggins "We bought up massive advertising all over Bam and Music Connection magazines,.... our sound was totally revolutionary ,...and we really were rock's original organized Grunge_Rock_Band !!" - Long before Nirvana and "Smells Like Teen Spirit", G.e. were getting big attention with 30 minute live versions of their classic "Hey Negrita" and it's massive Neil Young and the Stooges inspired power chords; "We were an indie band of epic proportions and we were on the verge of greatness,...that's when Seattle suddenly hit,..and we quickly disappeared from hero to Zero,....by January 1992, ...our once red hot band ,..was suddenly quickly on the back burners of rock,....Soon, we were almost completely forgotten as Seattle grunge took over,...Pearl Jam and all that shit,... We tried to put out new songs to get attention and we hit with some great new ideas in "Addicted' and "Shes A Bitch" as well as "White Suburban Liars',..but we couldn't sustain the momentum ,...and before I knew it,..everybody quit,..and it was over by January 1993 Completely" Says Haggins. "Star" was a long genius song as it is loaded with Songwriter Parts galore and some great guitar playing and magical lead singing from Hagins; "Our style of mixing David Bowie with the Who and punk suddenly lost it's luster,...everybody was getting into Kroq type Music in 1993 and 94' ,...that's when i knew it was over and I realized I had long quit." As a good bye present to no one in particular, G.e. shot about 4 or 5 hilarious 'videos' in Late 1992 in the freezing cold of the November December winter in El Segundo California's Jet City Sound Studios; "All I remember is it was freezing cold and we were all being filmed leaping around to "Manipulation" and "White Black Thang",...and we never sweated,..it was like 41 Degrees in that studio and I remember Ted's red hair was really brightened by the bright studio Lights (Laughs),...I remember I paid Ted some money to show and I asked him to remain in the band and as he was getting into his car he just said; "Dude,...it's over,.." and he drove away. The early 1991 'Going Legit' album would probably be G.e's defining moment as it was their first album without Keegan but indeed was a powerful collection of Clark Hagins' home studio guitar and lyric catchy classics he had built up over the years; "While we played with Keegan,..I already had "Ben is Dead" and "Star" ready to go,..I may have played them to Phil and he probably just Laughed." The Most distinctive brilliant song from 'Legit' was definitely "Hey Negrita" an unhinged story about a man with a Prostitute that is quite melodically disturbing but mandatory listening indeed; "Hey Negrita was from the story of Maury - The Lad insane _ who came home from America's 1990 War in Iraq against Saddam Hussein ,...and he had no friends as he lived homeless on the streets of San Pedro California,... it is probably G.e's most amazing song and really our only Legendary anthem" Says Haggins. The Long Neil young "Like a hurricane" like song literally defines G.e. as it predicts the sounds of Nirvana and Pearl jam and the 1990's to come. G.e. was way ahead of the curve as usual; "We were heavily influenced by a South Bay band called 'A Noise Agency',..they trully were the original Nirvana and they were from way back in 1985 in Lomita and Harbor City Ca" Says Haggins. Bands like the Minutemen and SSt Records other acts heavily impacted Hagins and briefly he lead sang with the band SWA in 1989; "I was way into indie alternative rock,...it really is true,..Greenhouse Effect is the original grunge band,..I was desperately sending all my band pictures and songs to all the Labels and I was imploring them to sign us and our new ideas !!" Says Haggins. Greenhouse Effect never got a record deal and much of the world has forgot about them but they Live on in cyberspace of the internet and Hagins sees a bright future for a band that is long disbanded; "People will always look to us as leaders and me as the king,....We're a great band with the greatest songs,...nobody can change that or ever take it away from this three piece band !!!!" ROCK CITY ENTERTAINMENT BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. 2011.