Origin: Syracuse, New York, USA  
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
Last update/review: September 1, 2009

Masters Of Reality

One of several bands taking their name from a Black Sabbath title (though they sound nothing like them), Masters Of Reality debuted in 1988 with an excellent self-titled album, their brand of southern, bluesy rock/metal garnering several well-deserved stellar reviews (album closer "Kill The King" has long been a BNR favorite). But the band couldn't keep it together and soon split up, with two members forming a band called The Bogeymen and band leader Chris Goss eventually picking up the pieces and starting anew. Goss, however, gained greater fame as the producer of Kyuss, both band and producer now well-known as innovators and major influences on the then-new stoner metal scene. The Masters have continued ever since, keeping a relatively low profile touring and recording occasionally, with a revolving lineup surrounding Goss.

Current Members

Chris Goss


Chris Palmer


Googe (John Endieveri)


Andy Kaulkin


Vic Indrizzo


Former Members/Guests

Tim Harrington


Brendon McNichol


Josh Homme

guitars/vocals (ex-Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures)

Nick Oliveri

bass/vocals (ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Stöner, Vista Chino)

Chris Johnson

keyboards (Deafheaven, Sanctus Infernum)

Vinnie Ludovico


Ginger Baker

drums RIP: October 5, 2019, age 80

John Leamy



Masters Of Reality  
1988 Def American
  1. Theme for the Scientist of the Invisible
  2. Domino
  3. The Blue Garden
  4. Gettin' High
  5. The Candy Song
  6. Magical Spell
  7. The Eyes of Texas
  8. Sleep Walkin'
  9. Lookin' to Get Rite
  10. John Brown
  11. Kill the King
  • Chris Goss
  • Tim Harrington
  • Googe
  • Vinnie Ludovico

Sunrise On The Sufferbus  
1992 Chrysalis
  1. She Got Me (when she got her dress on)
  2. J.B. Witchdance (Baker, Goss)
  3. Jody Sings
  4. Rolling Green
  5. Ants In The Kitchen
  6. V.H.V.
  7. Bicycle
  8. 100 Years (of tears on the wind)
  9. T.U.S.A.
  10. Tilt-A-Whirl
  11. Rabbit One
  12. Madonna
  13. Gimme Water
  14. The Moon In Your Pocket
  • Chris Goss
  • Googe
  • Ginger Baker

How High The Moon - Live At The Viper Room  LIVE
1997 Malicious
  1. How High The Moon
  2. The Blue Garden
  3. Alder Smoke Blues
  4. Doraldina's Prophecies
  5. She Got Me (When She Got Her Dress On)
  6. Jindalee Jindalie
  7. John Brown
  8. Tilt-A-Whirl/Swingeroo Joe
  9. Ants In The Kitchen/Goin' Down (Don Nix)
  10. 100 Years (Of Tears On The Wind)
  • Chris Goss
  • Brendon McNichol
  • Googe
  • Vic Indrizzo

Welcome To The Western Lodge  
1999 Brownhouse
  1. It's Shit
  2. Moriah
  3. The Great Spelunker
  4. Time To Burn
  5. Take A Shot At The Clown
  6. Baby Mae
  7. Why The Fly?
  8. Ember Day
  9. Annihilation Of The Spirit
  10. Calling Dr. Carrion
  11. Lover's Sky
  12. Also Ran Song
  • Chris Goss
  • John Leamy

Deep In The Hole  
2001 Brownhouse
  1. Third Man On The Moon
  2. A Wish For A Fish
  3. Counting Horses
  4. Major Lance
  5. Scatagoria
  6. High Noon Amsterdam
  7. Corpus Scorpios Electrified
  8. Deep In The Hole
  9. Roof Of The Shed
  10. Shotgun Son
  • Chris Goss
  • John Leamy

The Reality Show  
2001 Cargo
  • Chris Goss
  • Brendon McNichol
  • Googe
  • Chris Johnson
  • Vic Indrizzo
European release of "How High THe Moon"

Flak 'n' Flight  LIVE
2002 Brownhouse
  1. Opening (excerpt from "The Ballad of Jody Frosty")
  2. Deep In The Hole
  3. Third Man On The Moon
  4. Why The Fly?
  5. Time To Burn
  6. The Blue Garden
  7. Rabbit One
  8. Also Ran Song
  9. John Brown
  10. 100 Years (of tears on the wind)
  11. High Noon Amsterdam
  12. She Got Me (when she got her dress on)
  13. Cretin Hop
  • Chris Goss
  • Josh Homme
  • Nick Oliveri
  • John Leamy

Give Us Barrabas  
2004 Brownhouse
  1. The Ballad Of Jody Frosty
  2. Voice And The Vision
  3. I Walk Beside Your Love
  4. Bela Alef Rose
  5. Brown House On The Green Road
  6. Hey Diana
  7. Still On The Hill
  8. The Desert Song
  9. Off To Tiki Ti
  10. It’s So Hard
  11. Jindalee Jindalie
  12. Don’t Get Caught By The Huntsman’s Bow
  • Chris Goss
  • Chris Palmer
  • Googe
  • Andy Kaulkin
  • Vic Indrizzo

Pine/Cross Dover  
2009 Brownhouse
  1. Absinthe, Jim And Me
  2. King Richard TLH
  3. Worm In The Silk
  4. Always
  5. Johnny's Dream
  6. Up In It
  7. Dreamtime Stomp
  8. Rosie's Presence
  9. The Whore Of New Orleans
  10. B) The Pharacies Fall
  11. C) The Wicked Flood
  12. Testify To Love
  13. Alfalfa
  • Chris Goss
  • John Leamy

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