Origin: Palm Springs, California, USA  
Genres: Stoner Rock
Last update/review: February 22, 2015


Now regarded as one of the main innovators in the field of stoner rock, Kyuss carved a niche for themselves with their highly unique brand of sludgy guitars and psychedelic, 70's overtones -- it can be safely said that while many bands sound like Kyuss, none really have captured the Kyuss spirit completely. After debuting with the not-critically-acclaimed Wretch, the band hooked up with Masters Of Reality frontman Chris Goss as producer, rose to prominence with the Blues For The Red Sun album, and continued developing their very distinctive style up until the excellent And The Circus Left Town in 1995. Sadly, the band broke up soon afterward, due to disillusionment over less-than-successful sales. There have been many post-Kyuss bands that resulted from the split, with guitarist Josh Homme's Queens Of The Stone Age being the most well-known. Throughout the intervening years there have been rumors of possible reformations (all unfounded), and additionally Homme in particular has been uninterested in reuniting the band, preferring to keep the band's legacy intact. In late November 2010, the other three Blues-era members recruited a new guitarist and toured in 2011 as Kyuss Lives! After some legal wranglings, the name of that new group has now been changed to Vista Chino, so Kyuss, in a sense, lives on.

Last Lineup

John Garcia

vocals (ex-Hermano, ex-Slo Burn, Unida, Vista Chino)

Josh Homme

guitars (ex-Masters Of Reality, Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures)

Scott Reeder

bass (Fireball Ministry, ex-Goatsnake, ex-The Obsessed, guest for Sunn O))), ex-Unida)

Alfredo Hernandez

drums (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age)

Former Members/Guests

Nick Oliveri

bass (ex-Masters Of Reality, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Stöner, Vista Chino)

Brant Bjork

drums (ex-Fu Manchu, Stöner, Vista Chino)


1991 Dali
  1. (Beginning Of What's About To Happen)...
  2. Love Has Passed Me By
  3. Son Of A Bitch
  4. Black Widow
  5. Katzenjammer
  6. Deadly Kiss
  7. The Law
  8. Isolation
  9. I'm Not
  10. Big Bikes
  11. Stage III
  • John Garcia
  • Josh Homme
  • Nick Oliveri
  • Brant Bjork
1991 Readers' Album #27

Blues For The Red Sun  
1992 Dali
  1. Thumb
  2. Green Machine
  3. Molten Universe
  4. 50 Million Year Trip (Upside Down)
  5. Thong Song
  6. Apothecaries' Weight
  7. Caterpillar March
  8. Freedom Run
  9. 800
  10. Writhe
  11. Capsized
  12. Allen's Wrench
  13. Mondo Generator
  14. Yeah
  • John Garcia
  • Josh Homme
  • Nick Oliveri
  • Brant Bjork
1992 Readers' Album #13

Welcome To Sky Valley  
1994 Elektra
  1. Gardenia
  2. Asteroid
  3. Supa Scoopa And Mighty Scoop
  4. 100?
  5. Space Cadet
  6. Demon Cleaner
  7. Odyssey
  8. Conan Troutman
  9. N.O.
  10. Whitewater
  • John Garcia
  • Josh Homme
  • Scott Reeder
  • Brant Bjork
1994 Readers' Album #12

And The Circus Leaves Town  
1995 Elektra
  1. Hurricane
  2. One Inch Man
  3. Thee Of Boozeroony
  4. Gloria News
  5. Phototropic
  6. El Rodeo
  7. Jumbo Blimp Jumbo
  8. Tangy Zizzle
  9. Size Queen
  10. Catamaran
  11. Spaceship Landing
  • John Garcia
  • Josh Homme
  • Scott Reeder
  • Alfredo Hernandez
1995 Readers' Album #26

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