Editors’ Notes With Josh Homme feeding his guitar through a bass cabinet, Nick Oliveri digging his basslines deep enough to rattle the earth’s core, and John Garcia howling from some sun-scorched spot in the middle of the California desert, Kyuss’ second album married early grunge to late-’60s acid rock—planting the seed from which stoner rock sprouted. Gut-churning slabs of ultra-distorted, tripped-out sludge like “Thumb” and “Molten Universe” plow ahead like bulldozers reshaping the moon—picking up steam, sending meteors into orbit, and leaving craters in their wake.

SONG
Thumb
1
4:41
 
Green Machine
2
3:37
 
Molten Universe
3
2:49
 
50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up)
4
5:49
 
Thong Song
5
3:47
 
Apothecaries' Weight
6
5:21
 
Caterpillar March
7
1:56
 
Freedom Run
8
7:37
 
800
9
1:34
 
Writhe
10
3:42
 
Capsized
11
0:55
 
Allen's Wrench
12
2:44
 
Mondo Generator
13
6:15
 
Yeah
14
0:04