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Spine Of God (re-issue) Import
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Beyond simply being released early, Spine Of God is a hugely influential and well-respected album that no Monster Magnet fan should be without. Although the production isn't as strong as their following albums, stylistically the album feels almost like a lost album from the 70s, which is supported by the raw production in addition to the bands mixing of Classic, Space, Prog and Psychedelic rock stylings.
The Psychedelic influences in particular are really strong, more so than on any of the band's subsequent releases. The music is hypnotic, layered and is awash with numerous effects and consequently the sound is as hazy and drugged-out as Dave himself purports to be in the lyrics.
Dave Wyndorf's strong voice and impressive vocal range is what most Monster Magnet fans find appealing and the strange and amusing lyrics are interesting as always, even at this early stage in their career.
Highlights include The Title Track, which comes across in the same dark foreboding psychedelic mood as Pink Floyd's `Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun' only filtered through a 1990s perspective as well as `Sin's A Good Man's Brother,' which is a Grand Funk Railroad cover song and the harder rocking `Snake Dance,' which sounds somewhat of a taster of things to come for the band's next album SuperJudge.
Overall, Spine Of God is a genre classic and if you like Monster Magnet or indeed any other bands on the Stoner/Desert Rock end of the spectrum such as Sleep, Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Clutch, Sheavy, Dozer or Orange Goblin, then it really is something that you ought to consider trying out.
This is music made (as Dave Wyndorf freely admits) by men who buy extra vinyl copies of Yes' "Fragile" and Led Zeppelin's "IV," just so they can roll separate the seeds from the pot leaves in the middle of those glorious gate-folds, and stare at the artwork while covering it in joint ashes and bong resin.
The results are splendid.
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I have heard from Monster Magnet many years ago and have never had a chance to give them a try on any of their full albums before, I recently bought one and it was love at the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Psychedelic stoner metal and hard rock/space-rock music for fans of THE ENTRANCE BAND, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CHROME, THE SWORD, MASTODON, HIGH ON FIRE, JUCIFER, MADE OUT OF... Read morePublished 8 months ago by CRAZOTOLOGY
Ok music, none of the songs really grap you. Can't even really remember one song I really like.Published 9 months ago by Avenger
This is a great early album from a great band. A worthy addition to any monster magnet collection.Published 18 months ago by J G. Lewis
This is more of a raw sound from Dave and company. It will rock your face into pink paste, no question.Published 18 months ago by Exidor
They did a good job with this reissue and I love the old MM sound and feel. Even in its rawest form, MM really rocks. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MJRydsFast
One of the best albums from this great Band...This is a band that is musically soo diverse and not caught up in a Seattle sound.Published on November 26, 2012 by Unkl Whiskey
If you want blistering guitar leads, unique drum signatures, groovy lyrics, and a cohesive album from beginning to end, you can not go wrong whith Spine of God. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by A9
Monster Magnet's "Spine of God" is supposedly the album that set off the stoner rock movement (just as Kuss' "Blues From A Red Sun" is supposedly the album that set off the similar... Read morePublished on December 25, 2008 by Surferofromantica