Wednesday, 25 May 2011

#458 - "Blues For The Red Sun" - Kyuss

Released On:  Dali Records, 1992

Before trademarking "Desert-Fried Stoner Rock" as the brains behind hard-rock standard bearers Queens Of The Stone Age, Josh Homme was tuning his guitar down two full steps and routing it through a bass amp.  The result was best exemplified on the classic hazy sludge of Blues For The Red Sun, where various aspects of acid psychedelic rock and doom metal meet inside acres of molasses-textured molten guitar.  This is one of those albums that needs to be played LOUD, and doing so will reward you with enough headbanging riffery that you'll likely develop whiplash by the end of it.  Pack one beforehand, though.  Sludge like this deserves it's own hazy shade of green.  Not green like money, though.  It did only sell 39 000 copies, after all, which only goes to prove that even in the early 90s you were all dirty pirates.

Where You'd Know It From:  Long-haired stoners in the parking lots of high schools across North America. 

Track Listing:
1.  Thumb (4:41)
2.  Green Machine (3:38)
3.  Molten Universe (2:49)
4.  50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up)  (5:52)
5.  Thong Song (3:47)
6.  Apothecaries' Weight (5:21)
7.  Caterpillar March (1:56)
8.  Freedom Run (7:37)
9.  800 (1:34)
10.  Writhe (3:42)
11.  Capsized (0:55)
12.  Allen's Wrench (2:44)
13.  Mondo Generator (6:15)
14.  Yeah (0:04)

("Green Machine")

("50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up))"

("Mondo Generator")

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