Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Kyuss never wrote any songs that will make the songwriter’s hall of fame. However, they did manage to more or less usher in a new era of stoner rock bands and did it by creating a sound that was weaned by Black Sabbath and baked to perfection in the desert. Blues For The Red Sun, recorded and released in 1992, was possibly their crowning achievement, although it sold less than 40,000 copies initially. Sometimes music takes awhile to find its audience, and throughout the years, Kyuss has found theirs, inspiring tons of bands and musicians who want to perfect that sludgy sound of doom. Guitarist Josh Homme and bassist Nick Oliveri would go on to greater fame with Queens Of The Stone Age, but the videos for Thong Song and Green Machine caught a minor wave on MTV’s original Headbanger’s Ball, and the rest is history. With the bass frequencies causing seismic shifts in the earth’s crust, a legend was born, and that legend was Kyuss!

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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