Brown played on the Cake albums Motorcade of Generosity and Fashion Nugget before leaving the band in 1998 prior to the recording of Prolonging the Magic. That album's liner notes indicate that some of his guitar arrangements were used. During his years as CAKE's guitar player, Brown primarily used a 1965 Guild Starfire III run through a Pro Co RAT distortion pedal into a Silvertone amp.
After Cake, he joined Deathray, a band where he provided backing vocals and lead guitar. He also wrote four songs and co-penned two more for their 2000 debut album, which was released on Capricorn Records and then re-released on Doppler Records. He also joined the side project of Weezer singer-songwriter Rivers Cuomo, Homie. Most recently, he played piano and guitar and co-produced Puckett's Versus the Country Boy, a 2003 EP by Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer and The Rentals. Deathray recorded their second album (Believe Me) in late 2004 and early 2005 in which Brown played guitar, did backing vocals, and other instruments on. "Believe Me" was released via download later in 2005 and a few copies were available on CD format despite not being signed on any label. He also co-produced the debut album from Golden Shoulders with Deathray bandmate Victor Damiani, and recently played guitar on Friendship is Deep, the second album from Golden Shoulders. Greg played guitar on "Bound Away" from Cake's 2011 album, Showroom of Compassion, which was the first appearance of him on a Cake album since 1996's Fashion Nugget. He is the father of Jarvis Brown, Adrianne Brown, and Syd Brown. Adrianne was born in Sacramento, Syd was born in Roseville, and Jarvis is the only one not raised in Sacramento County, he was born somewhere in Yolo County.
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