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Desert Sessions

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Joshua Tree CA, United States (1997 – present)

The Desert Sessions are a musical improv series “that cannot be defined.” Founded by Josh Homme in 1997. Artists such as PJ Harvey, Jeordie White, Dave Catching, Nick Oliveri, Mark Lanegan, Chris Goss, Alain Johannes, Dean Ween, Gene Trautmann, and many others have contributed as songwriters and musicians.

The Sessions began in August 1997 at a place called Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California, when Homme brought together musicians from the bands Monster Magnet, Goatsnake, Earthlings?, Kyuss and Soundgarden. The ranch is an old house filled to the brim with rare and unique recording equipment and instruments and is owned by Dave Catching and the late Fred Drake. Songs are written on the spot in matters of hours usually, and no place in the home is safe from the music. Legend after myth after story has grown around the Sessions, and most of them are most likely quite true. For example, the song “Creosote” from Volumes 9 & 10 was written by Dean Ween and Alain Johannes on the ranch’s front porch immediately after meeting each other in four minutes. The first “session” was not actually a Desert Session per se, but Homme and his band at the time (The Acquitted Felons) playing for three days straight under the non-stop influence of mushrooms. Since then the ranch has grown legendary and the Sessions have only grown in intensity and artistic merit.

The Desert Sessions Volumes

1997 - The Desert Sessions Volume 1 and 2:
Vol. I: Instrumental Driving Music for Felons

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  • necrochaves

    soundtrack to get stoned

    21 Aug 4:56pm Reply
  • HydenAcero

    Anyone knows what happened with volumes 3 & 4?

    10 Aug 5:51pm Reply
  • Jezuxx

    Fucke me Homme.

    24 Jul 10:05pm Reply
  • Vietmam

    the

    27 Jun 4:55am Reply
  • difler

    These sessions really are the cause of some Awe. And the story behind the first session, is something everyone who calls themselves a musician, should do at least once in their life, imho. ♥

    4 Jun 2:09pm Reply
  • Karbulot

    Their first EP was the best

    7 May 5:55pm Reply
  • parazydWhat

    Please give us another Desert Session album! [2]

    22 Apr 6:28am Reply
  • G3NERAL

    Please give us another Desert Session album!

    20 Apr 11:36am Reply
  • Split_thunder

    все релизы выходили на cd

    15 Apr 12:15pm Reply
  • CadenMoran

    last night i dreamt JOSH "DESERT SESSION" HOMME was strangling me then i woke and smoke #drykuch to vol1 make way for CADEN MORAN

    3 Apr 1:06am Reply
  • partyended

    Much love for this stuff.

    10 Mar 2:08am Reply
  • tgriever

    erikngn, какая раскрутка нужна коллективу ребят, которых полмира знает? Это если Оливери, Омм, Харви и Бьорк малопопулярны, то я обоссаная балерина.

    8 Mar 5:46pm Reply
  • erikngn

    Жаль, что так малопопулярны ребята. Ну а то - выступлений очень мало, раскрутки особо и не было, плюс все релизы кроме последнего выходили чисто на виниле.

    28 Jan 8:59pm Reply
  • MS_terrorist

    these sessions are masterful! =)

    6 Jan 6:04pm Reply
  • Soundservant

    I wish complete guitar tabs are available. Because I'm a hipster faggot.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheMonkery

    Are hipsters like geeks with tight pants but only cooler?

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheMonkery

    Hipsters like vinyl?Man i'm getting old.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • rightangles

    I wish I could find all of the original vinyl releases to buy. Because I'm a hipster faggot.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • PunkFloid

    Is there some way to buy a digital version of all the desert sessions? iTunes only has 9&10...

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rafamax7

    AMAZING !!

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
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