Thursday, October 23, 2008

Brant Bjork > Regular Bjork

No competition. One wears a swan as an outfit. One lives in the desert and kicks out jams of epic proportions daily and effortlessly. This dude has the resume of all resumes: Kyuss, Fu Manchu, The Bros, The Operators and a little known project called Che. He recorded this 7-track gem with ...And The Circus Leaves Town-era Kyuss drummer Alfredo Hernandez, who also played the kit on the Queens of the Stone Age self-titled debut, one of my favorite LP's ever.

Their one and only album, Sounds of Liberation, is a groove fest...A bad-ass motherfucker of an album. You almost feel your handlebar mustache growing as the album plays on. "Hydrulicks" kicks things off with one of the best riffs ever laid to tape. It's worth the admission price for this cut alone. "Pray For Rock" is a sweet jam as well, a track full of slow-burning powerchorded bliss. They're all amazing. If you like the first QOTSA LP, this is the perfect companion.

Bottom line here: Brant Bjork kills it with any project he's involved in. If you're feeling fancy, check out Somera Sol, his solo acoustic disc from 2007. The guy can do no wrong. Check out his new album, Punk Rock Guilt too.

Che Promo Interview Video:
Brant Bjork & The Operators: "My Ghettoblaster"

and for some old-school fun, Kyuss' "Demon Cleaner". This is awesomeness of epic proportions. As QOTSA says on the sticker of their "R" LP: "If you don't know, you're stupid". Amen.

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