dimanche 13 janvier 2008

Diggin further the QOTSA family tree

Here we go with a special double feature on the bands the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE couldn't be without.

MASTERS OF REALITY is Chris Goss' own band, first founded in 1981 (Chris Goss is the legendary producer of KYUSS).

The band included Ginger Baker in the beginning of the 90's.

Chris Goss took part in numerous Desert Sessions volumes and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE albums (as a producer or guest musician).

This "Reality Show" is a live album recorded at the Viper Room with special guest Scott Weiland from STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER.

Look at the beautiful clear red vinyl while enjoying How High The Moon and The Blue Garden, the 2 first songs of this great live album.

MASTERS OF REALITY "Reality Show" - 2002 - USA - Cargo Records CAR LP 040

The EARTHLINGS? and the QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE are sort of twins. Two bands that've been so closely linked through the years (even they sound radically different) since the first ever QOTSA album, recorded at the Rancho de la Luna, Fred Drake's own studio (Fred died of cancer in 2002).

The EARTHLINGS? is pretty hard to label and impossible to pigeonhole. As if a Krautrock band was playing some acoustic Stoner with weird electronic textures and stuff.

"Human Beans" is a beautiful triple 10" boxset released on Man's Ruin in 2000. Three beautiful white 10". Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan (among others) appear on this release.


EARTHLINGS? "Human Beans" - 2000 - USA - Man's Ruin MR171 / MR172 / MR173

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