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Interview: John Garcia – “Hopefully one day we might do another Kyuss record”

July 20th, 2010

Is ‘living legend’ an over-used phrase? Not when you’re talking about John Garcia it isn’t. We sent Amit Sharma to interrogate stoner rock’s standard-bearer when he played at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, earlier this month.

Sometimes, even with the benefit of hindsight, it seems almost impossible to gauge the true impact of a band. Kyuss are a classic example of that. For mainstream rock audiences, the name is nothing but a footnote in the pre-Queens of the Stone Age career of one Josh Homme. For fans of music just a little heavier, Kyuss was the keystone of an early 90s renaissance in stoner riff-worship. It’s the strength of that legacy that has seen John Garcia, former frontman of the band, touring Europe this summer playing nothing but Kyuss songs.

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Winnebago Deal catch the Christmas Spirit

December 22nd, 2008

Winnebago Deal, our favourite Oxford-based noisesmiths, have gone and caught the Christmas Spirit. No, they’ve not been found drunk in a ditch, greased up with brandy butter and dressed in stolen Santa costumes – they’ve gone and stuck a load of Christmas tunes over on their MySpace page.  So if you’ve ever wanted to hear some fuzzed-up, punked-off versions of ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ or ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’, well, the wait is over.

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