November 22, 2012

Monster Magnet performing 'Spine of God"

In 1991, Monster Magnet released their first full-length album, 'Spine of God'.
The phrase "Stoner Rock" hadn't even been invented yet, and what Monster Magnet recorded back in the day was so new and different that a term had to be made up for it.
Admittedly, Kyuss were really the first who used it. But still, the 'Spine of God' kept Metal upright and alive at the beginning of the 90s and still is until today the original blueprint for the genres of Desert or Stoner Rock.
And only one year after Dave Wyndorf and his band graced the audience with a live performance of their other groundbreaking album, 'Dopes to Infinity', they've come back to celebrate the sheer sonic intensity that makes this album so mind-warping stuff, even without chemical additives.

I have seen Monster Magnet live a couple of times, but this time was better.
The venue was small, so the atmosphere was really personal, and Dave Wyndorf had such a great night, running around the stage, fooling around with the audience, and taking photos.
It was the best Monster Magnet show yet for me, and I am looking forward to the next.

Here's my video of the first encore, the rarely-heard 'Lord 13' from their 1991 EP '25......Tab':


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