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Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:33 pm UTC

Bands such as Clutch, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Colour Haze, Truckfighters, Orange Goblin, Brant Bjork, Queens Of The Stone Age, Electric Wizard, Sgt. Sunshine, Boris, The Album Leaf, Dozer, Los Natas, Mondo Generator, Taint, Five Horse Johnson, Alabama Thunderpussy, Keelhaul, etc.

It makes up a huge proportion of my listening at the moment - I find most of it to be pure, unpretentious rock. There's a big scene here in South Wales for it - there's a collective of Swansea bands who are making some brilliant stuff and doing great shows every couple of months. Anyone else a fan?
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Leesam » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:35 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure i will be even though i haven't heard of many of those bands.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:49 pm UTC

cypherspace wrote:Bands such as Clutch,

I started the Clutch thread :)

I have every Clutch album

I have 236 Clutch mp3's (yay, live tracks!)

Do I win?

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Also, massive props to Five Horse Johnson (which is really more just Delta Rock), Kyuss and (old) Monster Magnet. Man, Spine of God through Dopes To Infinity = such awesome.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:12 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Do I win?

I was pretty sure you would. What did you think of Beale Street? I think, unfortunately, it's probably the weakest album I've heard. I loved Robot Hive though.

Five Horse are very much Delta Rock, you're right, but since they're collaborating so closely with Clutch now (and let's face it, they're still riff-based rock that it's easy to listen to while smoking a J and nodding your head) I thought I'd include them.

How much of the other bands on the list have you heard? If you're a Kyuss fan as well I have to strongly recommend Truckfighters.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:21 pm UTC

Beale Street was perhaps the least Clutch-y Clutch album ever. Robot Hive was good, but I think Blast Tyrant was my favorite out of the last bunch, specifically Eulogy and La Curandera. So much awesome, so little time... Also, yeah, FHJ may be Delta Rock, but Stoner Rock encompasses pretty much any music that has that sort of riff-based smooth-progression awesomeness that you can actually nod off to.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby SomeoneElse » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:56 pm UTC

I love Kyuss and Dopesmoker/Jerusalem by Sleep. Apart from that, I haven't listened to much Stoner Rock but I guess I should. Truckfuckers, eh. Will check em out.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:27 pm UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Beale Street was perhaps the least Clutch-y Clutch album ever. Robot Hive was good, but I think Blast Tyrant was my favorite out of the last bunch, specifically Eulogy and La Curandera.

Never heard of Truckfuckers. Are you a Monster Magnet fan?

Blast Tyrant's probably my favourite as well.

I'm not really, no. I haven't heard enough to say one way or the other. I will listen to more.

To everyone; I cannot recommend Truckfighters highly enough - get Gravity X any way you can. Distortion has not been used so well since Welcome To Sky Valley was released. Sgt. Sunshine are also in this vein.

If you prefer a more laid-back, melodic, cleaner sound, Brant Bjork and Colour Haze are excellent.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

Whats your e-mail addie, I;'ll Monster-Magnet you up good :)

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:00 pm UTC

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:02 pm UTC

Truckfuck'd!
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby someguy » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:11 pm UTC

Just how well-known are Los Natas outside of Argentina? I mean, even here they've never enjoyed much more than a cult following. They're really good though, I've got their Delmar/Ciudad de Brahmán CD and it's damn good, especially Ciudad de Brahmán.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:21 pm UTC

Around my friends, fairly well known, but like I said there's quite a big scene around here. I would be willing to guess that as a whole, not very.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby rob insurgent » Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:25 pm UTC

i prefer the heavier doom/stoner stuff like electric wizard or graves at sea or khanate or boris

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Unbeknown » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:44 pm UTC

Kyuss is very very good, especially "Blues for the Red Sun". However I was wondering about the definition of stoner- I'm not sure Qotsa or Mondo Generator really fit in the stoner rock genre- I know the leaders of both bands spent time in Kyuss but Mondo Generator are more of a punk-metal band, with faster tempos and Nick Oliveri's screeching vocals, whilst Queens seem to have a much lighter sound, without the bass-heaviness normally associated with Stoner.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:07 am UTC

It's pretty broad. Clutch, for example, sound nothing like Brant Bjork, but they're both commonly associated with the genre. You could say the same about Queens. I think Go With The Flow is a classic stoner song, as are Regular John, Feel Good Hit Of The Summer and Born To Hula. The later stuff moves away from it more, but I think the earlier albums are definitely stoner rock. Mondo Generator are, indeed, probably less so, but I don't think you can get away from the association.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby semicolon » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:00 am UTC

Boris is excellent.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Benitosimies » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:10 am UTC

Corrosion of Conformity helps my brain function when I live on a campus full of douchebags who think that to rock is to be whiny. Yeah I know that I sound like a recursive whiny kid when I say that but my point is that COC is cool.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby TheAmazingRando » Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:14 am UTC

Acid Mothers Temple. Haven't listened to their recordings, but they were awesome in concert.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby rob insurgent » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:50 am UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote:Acid Mothers Temple. Haven't listened to their recordings, but they were awesome in concert.

hell yes

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:41 pm UTC

Hehe, forgot that Clutch also has one of the single nerdiest songs of all time, "24 Earth Years".

If I may...

    I don't know, but I've been told
    I'm about twenty-four Earth years old.
    And come my next birthday
    it'll be a quarter century.

    I don't know, but I have heard
    A gnome from the old world say these words,
    "Take a look what the cat dragged in;
    a red woodpecker and two of my kin."

    Back in 1980,
    we played the AD&D.
    That game was harder
    than the Elfstones of Shanara.
    My character was baffling,
    a druid, wizard, halfling.
    On top of that he was
    a master of psionic powers.

    Bring on the hordes, we have the sword
    That smote the Goblin of Gygaxnor.
    Pray that the sisters name us as victors
    of the twenty sided die.

.... that's just THE FIRST VERSE.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Gaz » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:05 am UTC

What the....? There is a term for awesome music! Holy crap, I like almost all the bands mentioned (that I've heard). No idea there was a 'genre' of sorts for it though.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby TallMax » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:50 pm UTC

If anyone hasn't heard the Hidden Hand album "The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote" then please go and get it. Probably the best stoner rock/metal album of the last few years!
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Mercurius » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:42 pm UTC

Stoner rock fan reporting for...getting stoned and listening to awesome music.

Dont suppose you'd mind naming some of those south Wales bands? I'm in Dorset, so I'm not too far away, and its always possible they are worth chekcing out (I was in Scotland for 4 years, I am totally out of touch with the local, let alone regional music scene).
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:52 am UTC

Entirely worth checking out. Bomb The Sun and Taint are two of my favourite bands anywhere. Taint have supported Clutch and Isis and are supporting Clutch again this year. They're more hard rockers than others. Bomb The Sun haven't done anything big but their album is something I've listened to on repeat through and through and it is just awesome, something like Mogwai crossed with Pink Floyd and Kyuss. Listen to "Not Waving But Drowning" and "Deh Na", tracks 2 and 5 respectively. One more, friends of mine, Suns Of Thunder, who supported Brant Bjork last year on tour, more groovy and Clutch-like. All highly recommended. There's a more extended collective, the Coalition For Truth, with a few more local bands who are generally enjoyable, but not to the standard of the ones I've listed.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Account20151023 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:32 pm UTC

Wolfmother skirts the edges, I do believe.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby talibanned » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:58 am UTC

good thread! ((EDIT: also i am from DEVON! up the Westcountry!!))
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acid mothers temple are fantastic, also they are touring the UK later this year. keep your eyes peeled...

also try the following (in no order whatsoever):

blue cheer
high rise
yob
the mahavishnu orchestra
witch
grateful dead
black sabbath
melvins
yeti
dystopia
church of misery
brant bjork
greenmachine
acid king
eyehategod
crowbar
moss
burning witch
comets on fire
orthodox
orthrelm
the sword
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Marbas » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:12 am UTC

OXBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Gaz » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:51 am UTC

Crowbar for sure. Great driving music.
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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Miike » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:08 am UTC

Unbeknown wrote:Kyuss is very very good, especially "Blues for the Red Sun". However I was wondering about the definition of stoner- I'm not sure Qotsa or Mondo Generator really fit in the stoner rock genre- I know the leaders of both bands spent time in Kyuss but Mondo Generator are more of a punk-metal band, with faster tempos and Nick Oliveri's screeching vocals, whilst Queens seem to have a much lighter sound, without the bass-heaviness normally associated with Stoner.




Queens' first three albums definitely do - I don't know what you're going off of, but Songs for the Deaf is one of the all time great stoner albums, highly recommend, et cetera.

The Sword yesssss \m/ even in spite of the mediocre second album

to the first album anyway.

But yeah we need more of this. Can be some of the most intense, most listenable stuff out there if you're easily hypnotized.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby KingLoser » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:21 am UTC

Horay for Stoner Rock!

Recommending Witchcraft from Sweden - If you have not heard of this band, I have just done you a favour.

Also, Saviours, Down, and Baroness.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby lart » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:31 pm UTC

Here's a couple more...Unida and Pigboat

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby cypherspace » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:40 pm UTC

KingLoser wrote:Recommending Witchcraft from Sweden - If you have not heard of this band, I have just done you a favour.

They're from Sweden, I am sold.
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Postby KingLoser » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:48 pm UTC

cypherspace wrote:
KingLoser wrote:Recommending Witchcraft from Sweden - If you have not heard of this band, I have just done you a favour.

They're from Sweden, I am sold.


Words don't describe how happy I am I was introduced to that band.....

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby Unbeknown » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:04 am UTC

Miike wrote:
Unbeknown wrote:Kyuss is very very good, especially "Blues for the Red Sun". However I was wondering about the definition of stoner- I'm not sure Qotsa or Mondo Generator really fit in the stoner rock genre- I know the leaders of both bands spent time in Kyuss but Mondo Generator are more of a punk-metal band, with faster tempos and Nick Oliveri's screeching vocals, whilst Queens seem to have a much lighter sound, without the bass-heaviness normally associated with Stoner.




Queens' first three albums definitely do - I don't know what you're going off of, but Songs for the Deaf is one of the all time great stoner albums, highly recommend, et cetera.



Probably was pretty silly of me to get involved in a "genre" debate- these things can never really be sorted out- I really like the first three Queens albums, especially R but I never saw them as "stoner" albums. Still, it's a matter of opinion and not something worth arguing about- just cool to find some Queens/Mondo/Fu Manchu/Brant Bjork fans.

Anyway, on Wednesday I had the pleasure of seeing Mondo Generator live- Nick was in fine form and the drummer and guitarist were tight. They played a bunch of Mondo stuff from all three albums, some of Nick's tunes from his time in QOTSA (autopilot, Tension Head, Gonna leave ya). They also suprised everyone by covering Allens Wrench which set everyone off. Good stuff!

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby The Rumpled Academic » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:57 pm UTC

Acid Mothers Temple! Boredoms! Boris! Oh stoner-rock, how I adore thee.

(^^Favourites whose albums I have. Best live stoner-rock experience? An Australian band called Cockfight Shootout. Never heard their recorded stuff, but if their live show is any indication... well, I left the mosh covered head to toe in unidentified liquid. It felt like being born. It was awesome.)

In the spirit of recommending kickass stoner-rockers that most people are probably unaware of, y'all should check out "Neji/Tori" by Nisennenmondai ~ wickidid-cool stoner-noise jams from 3 Japanese ladies. Just found out about 'em a few days ago, and they've been on HIGH-high rotation.

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Re: Stoner Rock

Postby someguy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:39 pm UTC

SomeoneElse wrote:Dopesmoker [...] by Sleep.

This. Heard it several times over the past week.

It's like a Black Sabbath LP played at half-speed or something... truly one of the most entrancing, pounding things I've come across.

Two songs on it, one over an hour long (!) the other just under ten minutes.
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