Vimeo's Best Videos; Greenhouse-Effect-Songs 'Star' (1990) Clark-Hagins-Music. Bmi Recordings. You've probably no doubt seen and heard a Greenhouse Effect Song Video in a Surfing Film or too in 2008 !! The band's sound works extremely well with the waves and their Tom Curren Video from 2002 with "Katie's Song" Looks and Sounds great with some fantastic editing by Clark Higgins. "That song is very influenced by the 1960's and surf music and also songs like "Telstar" from 1962 by The Tornadoes" Says Haggins. "Star" is another G.e. classic from November of 1990 !!! So long ago but sounding Great today at GoogleVideoCom in 2007 and 2008 as Hagins uploads videos along with his Windows Movie Maker Video program. The January 1991 "Going Legit" album ushered in entirely new musical ideas into the world of music as G.e. were one of the first bands to go Pop by mixing together Punk rock and heavy metal to form a new sound called Grunge or Alternative Hard Rock. "Star" and Ben is Dead as well as the classic epic grunge anthem "Hey Negrita" Launched G.e. to notoriety in the West Coast Music scene in early 1991 as their hard to figure sound confounded many but stirred creativity and interest inside the Record industry; "We hit the scene and we were in every magazine and nobody could figure us out,...We were just a three piece who dressed like Surfers,...we had long hair and we played loud music that wasn't heavy metal,.,..we were definitely more on the punk rock or alternative side of the coin,...the trouble was,...grunge hadn't officially been invented yet !! We were the first,...but we really didn't realize what we had or what we were doing,...We were way too far ahead of our time !!" Says Haggins. 'Hey Negirta' with it's Neil Young like arrangement and slow sludgy blistering power chords and howling vocals by Hagins was a rant about Hagins' character from his Rock opera Maury and his urgent homeless quest for Prostitutes on the streets of San Pedro California; "Hey Negrita is definitely the definitive G.e. stance,...it is THE song that sounds Like Clark Hagins rather than just me imitating David Bowie all the time !!" Says Haggins. "Ben is Dead" and "Star" were two more songs from 1990 / early 91' that marked G.e. boldly and set them apart from any other band; "At the time we were getting big on the Los Angeles Scene,...everything was still heavy metal and Sunset Strip,..it was still all Poison and Guns n Roses,..it sucked,...nobody could figure out our sound or our style of Songwriting" Says Haggins "We were entirely something new !!" Greenhouse Effect would get into a nasty testy exchange struggle with L.a's Bam Magazine that would shake the band and see first guitarist Phil Keegan quit and exit the band in September of 1990 , leaving Haggins and bassist Red haired Rick Carmody to pick up the fractured G,e pieces and move on as Haggins moved from drums to guitar and they found San Pedro percussionist Martin Silva; "I dug the fact that Marty was from San Pedro,..it totally went with my concept for Rock opera" Says Haggins. The 'New' three piece band exploded live as the Drumming antics of Silva and the incredible surprising guitar work of Haggins ruled the moment along side funny looking but sturdy bassist_Rick_Carmody; "When we played 'Ben is dead' with just Me, Marty, and Ted,...we sounded like we had 6 people in the band ,...we were 'that' good,...and i still say the best band in Los Angeles" Says Haggins. When Seattle and in particularly Nirvana hit the scene and MTV in Late 1991, it shook Haggins hard and G.e. suddenly found their bizarre concepts of look and sound suddenly all over Tv and Radio. Hagins never recovered and the band soon split up in Late 1992; "We were the bizarre three piece band that challenged convention, heavy metal, the norm, and everything else,...and then suddenly, there were these three guys from Seattle all over Mtv,...it was just fucking weird,...really strange,...Like God was playing some weird trick on me or some kinda game,...it was too crazy ,..and soon, we were finished and the end was like just the oddest disaster" Says Haggins. "Our bassist who had been with me since childhood,..and really knew nothing about punk rock,...suddenly wanted to be in a 'real' punk band" Says Haggins. Bassist Carmody quit G.e. in November 1992 Officially and became a permanent member of the South Bay's One handed Readers and Haggins was never able to find a solid replacement bassist; "It just wasn't the same without Ted,...our band splintered,...I yelled at him on the phone in 94' to come back,..and for us to reassemble our band at once ,...but he never came back" Says Haggins. Eventually in about December 1992, Haggins and Danish Drummer Palle Carlson called it a day and it would be six years before G.e would be seen again. In 1998, Haggins at age 33 discovered a thing called the internet and G.e. has Looked and sounded great on there ever since. ROCK CITY RECORDS - BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS.