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Old 01-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Stoner rock or stoner metal[1] is a subgenre of heavy metal,[2][3] combining elements of psychedelic rock, blues rock, traditional heavy metal and doom metal. Stoner rock is typically slow-to-mid tempo and features a bass-heavy sound,[4] melodic vocals, and 'retro' production.[5] The genre emerged during the early 1990s and was pioneered foremost by the Californian bands Kyuss[6] and Sleep.[7]
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My two personal favourite songs from the genre.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Easily my favorite in the genre.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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more stoner metal than stoner rock, really
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This was definitely a stoner rock year for me.
I will post a couple of video's asap.
Can't right now, am recording something and don't want youtube sound to interfere with my recording
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These are from the Netherlands and I picked this up on import CD last week. Reminds me a lot of Pink Floyd in it's build up and I think the European prog sound coupled with the American heavier sound works really well:


I wish this was the album version The Blue Garden is much more mellow than it's followers but it is an essential album:


and of course one of the best bands that never made it 2 mins 30. Dear me.
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Pretty obvious group, but hey they haven't been mentioned yet and this is my favorite stoner rock song so might as well post it:




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Old 01-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Vid posts! Kyuss is king.

Got a couple of videos to post:

Psychedelic stoner rock original video using fractals for graphics

youtube.com/watch?v=HP6uDLfVFXE"


FILM NOIR CLASSIC "Blast of Silence" used in this stoner funk original:

youtube.com/watch?v=bOeWhhCz-Bg


Thanks for watching! Josh Homme is king!
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