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What Is "Stoner Rock"?

As suggested by the 7th Yarba. Definitions, bands thought of as being relevant in this sub-genre, tracks by same which you think could/should be aired, etc. Let it fly here...

Discussion started by valis Hertel , on 1646 days ago
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Dan Kinney
I must say Gong would probably fit the genre of "stoner" rock. The whole premise of the "Radio Gnome" trilogy is based on marijuana, i.e. The Pothead Pixies...
850 days ago
 
valis Hertel
"On the list" Michael. Thanks! Keep 'em coming friends.
1621 days ago
 
michael
Valis,

Add to the list: Acid King and Sons of Otis.

7th- if you dig those bands, try Ufomammut.
1626 days ago
 
valis Hertel
From RYM:

" Stoner Rock combines Blues Rock, the psychedelic elements from Psychedelic Rock, and the repetitive riffs of Doom Metal. Guitars are tuned low, the bass is heavy and tempo is mostly slow-to-mid. The vocals and production are usually raw.

The term stoner rock comes from the genre's connection with the use of marijuana, stoner being a slang term for a user of cannabis. It is sometimes believed that the bass heavy and psychedelic sound is meant to enhance the effects of drugs. The roots are in '60s and '70s bands like Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer, but what is called Stoner Rock today was pioneered by Californian bands such as Kyuss, Sleep and Fu Manchu. "

1645 days ago
 
valis Hertel
Keep 'em coming..! (Excepting Mr. Sweet, of course.)
1646 days ago
 
michael
Since 7th Yarba mentioned them, I think Nebula- Fly On off Sun Creature would fit the purpose. Sorry Valis, it's a long one though at 9min.

OM- Meditation Is the Practice of Death, although Cremation Ghat II has sitar in it that would fit fit sitar show too.

Other bands might be: 35007, Monkey3, La Otracina, something off Brant Bjork's Jalamanta album, Bardo Pond, and man, I'm getting too distracted with this music on my iPOd...
1646 days ago
 
valis Hertel
Hmmm.., methinks bobEE may be in line for some Dodgeball with these "melon sized rocks." (Though not mentioning that patchouli-wearing mob from San Fran' who purportedly make music for the tin-eared has me reducing my melon pile by three rocks.)
1646 days ago
 
bobEE Sweet
While there is a certain redundancy to the title it was useful to a mostly oral culture that developed this term around 7 BC for use during punishment rituals. Rocks needed to both big enough to do physical damage as well as light enough to throw. These melon sized rocks soon fell out of favor when burning at the stake became the most popular form of punishment, but the term Stoner Rock has stayed with us till today, in the 1970s for example it's adherents had liking for the boot cut jean, 3/4 length t-shirts and hiking boots. Some states with budget issues are considering a return to this economic form of justice.
1646 days ago
 

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