Christie Hennessy – The Green Album

Long before Weezer brought out their “The Green Album”, a 20-something year old Christie Hennessy recorded one by the same name in London in 1972. He didn’t release anything else for 20 years and only sold 500 copies of this one but it is a really unique album.

The Green Album
The Green Album

There are some traditional Irish tunes on it but the best stuff is his own. There is some really nice guitar playing on the album like on the song “Toomey’s Yarn”. Some of the singing and lyrics are pretty manic. I don’t know much about Christie Hennessy or his later stuff but this album sounds a lot like a Sid Barrett album to me. Maybe I am wrong…

You can listen to clips from the album here. The album is also on Spotify.