Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Monster Magnet: Dopes To Infinity

Monster Magnet is an American rock band. They have been variously categorized as Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Hardcore Punk, and Psychedelic Rock.

None of this really matters because what they are, is great! Their most excellent Dopes To Infinity album came out in 1995 and served as my introduction to this New Jersey based band of badasses.

The single from the album was called Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and the video for said song caught my ears and eyes, and I have been a fan ever since.

Band leader and vocalist/guitarist Dave Wyndorf has a really cool singing voice and just looks like an ultimate rocker dude. He also understands the importance of language, producing such awesome song titles as Look To Your Orb For The Warning, Dead Christmas, Dopes To Infinity, Blow ‘Em Off, and Ego, The Living Planet.

Monster Magnet opened for Aerosmith one year and I was one of maybe 14 people in the entire crowd showing them some love.

I was pretty disappointed in the closed minded attitude of Aerosmith’s fans, because Monster Magnet seemed to be a perfect balance to the Aero force.

I stand by my choices, and I’m glad I chose to be a fan of Monster Magnet.

They are named after a toy from the ’60’s, (that also happens to be part of the name of a song by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention), and if that isn’t cool, I don’t know if we can see eye to eye about music!

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