John Garcia Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Providing vocals for legendary stoners Kyuss will probably always be John Garcia’s greatest merit, but that doesn’t mean the man sits still. He’s played with a bunch of bands that were a lot like Kyuss but just not as good, and also makes solo albums. The humbly titled John Garcia and his Band of Gold is his latest effort, and you’d be right to expect tasty licks and high-pitched vocal wails, but with a bit more bluesy twang than classic stoner rock.
With VISTA CHINO, Garcia makes music very close to his Kyuss roots, but on this self-titled solo album, he ventures into first-class, very catchy rock songs that commute equally between classic rock and concise stoner elements.
Featuring legendary Robby Krieger (The Doors) on guitar duties in 'Her Bullets Energy' - John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Danko Jones, Tom Brayton (Vista Chino), Mark Diamond (The Dwarves, Mondo Generator) and also Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Mondo Generator) shows up throughout the record as guest musicians.