Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In, Turn Up): Kyuss “Green Machine”

“Green Machine”off of Kyuss’ album Blues for the Red Sun, is for many the beginning of an era of rock music that was just a bit more intense, bridging the gap between typical rock and metal. Allmusic’s Eduardo Rivadavia called the band’s 1992 album, “a major milestone in heavy music.”and guitarist Josh Homme (who went on to later play for Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, among others), along with vocalist John Garcia, bassist Nick Oliveri and drummer Brant Bjork really cut a foothold for many bands to follow, with a sound that defined a huge part of 90’s rock music, leading and strengthening followings of  bands such as Alice in Chains, Clutch and Monster Magnet. According to Turner Hall “Kyuss Lives! featuring original Kyuss members John Garcia, Nick Oliveri and Brant Bjork along with guitarist Bruno Fevery– will unleash their desert rock fury on Milwaukee for the first time in over 15 years…Kyuss inspired a generation of bands in thrall to their downtuned metal.”

Kyuss Lives! performs tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom with The Sword and Black Cobra for a 6 p.m. show.

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