sometime in 92 i walked into my local record shop, the long since outta business, red tower records in orland park, il. i was probably in there at least 4 times a week, so i had a bit of a relationship with the folks that worked there. it was one of my main sources for new music, plus i had nothing much to do and there were worse places to spend my days and monies. this particular day the staff was fawning over kyuss’ blues for the red sun. even as cool as i thought blues for the red sun i really didnt “get it” until many years later. so, after a few listens, the tape, do they even sell tapes anymore, sat there in a box for a few years without nary a listen. it wasnt until i was preparing for a big move that i re-discovered blues. in typical fashion, i got sidetracked from my packing duties and started listening to stuff that i had not listened to in years. most was crap, but blues hit me like a ton of bricks. from that moment on, i was on josh homme and companies dick like white on rice. although, i was not to impressed with the queens lullabies to paralyze.
here is the long outta print desert sessions vol 1-2. if you are not familiar with the desert sessions check this page out. it was supposed to be reprinted a year ago, but nothing has surfaced since. typically this desert session collection goes for like 75 bucks on ebay, which is a bit outrageous.
1. preaching 2. girl boy tom 4. girl boy tom 10. mans ruin preach
i got my hands on a copy of superimposers’ 2006 release missing, which is pretty darn good. as it turns out, according to their myspace page this release was not released with their blessing. if you read the disclaimer blog posting on their page the record was released under their name but most of the stuff is demos and was even worked on by other artists. in any event, the stuff is pretty cool – think avalanches mixed with a 60′s acid trip.