FATSO JETSON

CRUEL & DELICIOUS - SPLATTER (LONESTAR RECORDS)

FATSO JETSON - CRUEL & DELICIOUS - SPLATTER 144650
Format:
1 LP
Release:
29.10.2021
Label:
LONESTAR RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
144650
Barcode:
4059251446507
Clear Orange Vinyl w/ bone splatter. Limited edition of 300. Linernotes written by Josh Homme. Originally released on CD in 2001 on Josh Hommes own Rekords Rekords-label and now on vinyl for the first time! 20th anniversary! Remastered for the vinyl release.

There must be something in the sand of sweltering Palm Desert, a California town that has birthed Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as Fatso Jetson.

Like Kyuss/QOTSA, Fatso Jetson built a name for themselves by putting their own unique spin on the Sabbath sound, but unlike their counterparts, larger than life singer/guitarist Mario Lalli's true love lies in both jazz (Thelonious Monk, Eric Dolphy) and experimental rock (Frank Zappa, Devo).

On paper, this conglomeration of different styles sounds like the perfect recipe for a train wreck, but it somehow all comes together on disc, as evidenced by the trio's 2003 offering, Cruel & Delicious.

Issued on old pal Josh Homme's label, Rekords Rekords, the trippy songs perfectly fit the feel of the album's cover (a sun-bleached photo of a long stretch of desert highway), especially such standouts as the saxophone free for all "Drinkin Mode," the melodic "Light Yourself on Fire," the bouncy instrumental "Heavenly Hearse," a barely recognizable cover of the Devo obscurity, "Ton O Luv," and the jazzoid freak-out, "Pig Hat Smokin." Cruel & Delicious is an enjoyable slice of hard rock, well off the beaten path
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PLEASURE BENT
  • 1.2. DRINKIN' MODE
  • 1.3. LIGHT YOURSELF ON FIRE
  • 1.4. DIED IN CALIFORNIA
  • 1.5. HEAVENLY HEARS
  • 1.6. TON O LUV
  • 1.7. PIG HAT SMOKIN'
  • 1.8. SUPERFROWN
  • 1.9. IRON CHEF
  • 1.10. SUNSHINE ENEMA
  • 1.11. PARTY PIG
  • 1.12. STRANGLERS BLUES
  • 1.13. MOUNTAINS OF DEBT