Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Stoner Rock Kind of Week

For those that don't know much about Stoner Rock, it was a term coined in the early 90s, and I mean, the music is self explanatory, hahaha.  However, if you want more of a description, most bands take the Black Sabbath approach with their riffs incorporating fuzzy guitar tones, the singing is throaty/singing for the most part, heavy, thick bass lines, and grooving drums.  You could also say that Stoner Rock is influenced by 60s and 70s rock with a more modern sound to it; hence, giving it a genre name.  Also, some have gone by the tag, Desert Rock because bands coined "Stoner Rock" originated in the desert of California (i.e. Kyuss as a prime example).  Well, being on a Kyuss kick, and want to get the rest of the world into some, sweet delicious riffs, here are some of my favorites:

Halfway to Gone (USA)

Sasquatch (USA)

Roachpowder (Sweden)

Dozer (Sweden)

More to come throughout the week, but this should quench your thirst!  And thank you Chad for showing me stoner rock over 8 years ago!

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