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Palm Desert CA, United States (1989 – 1997)

For 2011 touring line-up, see Kyuss Lives!.

Kyuss (pronounced /ˈkaɪ.əs/ KYE-əs) is the corner stone of what is known as or . Although deriving influence from 60s-70s , Kyuss churned out a unique sound. This was primarily because guitarist Josh Homme often tuned to a low C, a major third below standard pitch, but also singer John Garcia’s paint stripping vocals.

The band was originally formed in 1989 in Palm Desert, California under the name “Sons of Kyuss”. They took the name from a monster in Dungeons and Dragons. Shortly after the release of their self-titled EP, the name was shortened to just Kyuss.

The quartet gained popularity around the desert due to their famous generator parties. These were parties fueled by gas generators in the canyons and isolated desert surrounding the small valley towns.

The group disbanded in 1997. They felt that they were in a decline and felt it best to call it quits before it escalated into something that could not be fixed. The line up had shifted dramatically between 1989 and 1997. Josh Homme, John Garcia, Brant Bjork, and Chris Cockrell were the original members. Chris was replaced by Nick Oliveri during high school. That line up recorded Wretch (released in 1991) and Blues for the Red Sun (released in 1992), after which Nick soon left. The eighteen year older, but very able Scott Reeder from The Obsessed was brought in. This line up recorded the famous self-titled album Kyuss (released in 1994; due to the album front cover often referred to as “Welcome to Sky Valley”, a small town outside of Palm Desert — wrongly labelled by many). Brank Bjork left after this due to personal reasons.

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  • segera

    This is just ohuenno

    16 Jul 2:16pm Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    Whitewater is definitely stunning.

    11 Jul 5:52am Reply
  • LucasDeMarchi

    Whitewater is one of the greatest songs ever made.

    13 Jun 4:46am Reply
  • Davo_

    stoner is so tough!!

    1 Jun 9:59pm Reply
  • newyearsprayer

    quintessential

    29 May 1:21pm Reply
  • nightcrawlerfm

    hey people.. it's awesome feel that not only me on this planet understood the power of stoner

    26 May 7:20pm Reply
  • mark4all

    Вот именно, в пустыне ж нихуя никого нет, откуда там рок еще взялся?

    23 May 12:55pm Reply
  • Pam-param-pam

    tgriever это так толсто,что уже неприлично.

    23 May 4:48am Reply
  • CHlLDlNTlME

    затраллиравал

    19 May 12:00am Reply
  • tgriever

    и жанр тупой- что ещё за десерт рок

    17 May 10:29pm Reply
  • tgriever

    sheet socks,stoopit band

    17 May 10:17pm Reply
  • tgriever

    група- кал какойто. гавно.такое только миталисты тупые слушоют. скрилекз лучше....

    17 May 10:16pm Reply
  • CHlLDlNTlME

    erikngn, cleeed, согласен. у меня аналогичные воспоминания с freedom run

    15 May 1:36pm Reply
  • CHlLDlNTlME

    Spaceship Landing... I'm fucking stoned [2] my favorite song. maybe the first kyuss song, that i liked.

    15 May 1:35pm Reply
  • RichieTozier

    desert desert desert!

    13 May 7:13pm Reply
  • Davo_

    If Kyuss aren't one of your favourite bands, you're doing it wrong. [4]

    4 May 2:57am Reply
  • erikngn

    cleeed, дельно сказал.

    27 Apr 7:48pm Reply
  • erikngn

    If Kyuss aren't one of your favourite bands, you're doing it wrong. [3]

    27 Apr 7:47pm Reply
  • parazydWhat

    If Kyuss aren't one of your favourite bands, you're doing it wrong. [2]

    26 Apr 4:05pm Reply
  • GhostFame

    If Kyuss aren't one of your favourite bands, you're doing it wrong.

    24 Apr 6:17pm Reply
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