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Blues For The Red Sun [CD]

Kyuss Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (15 Feb 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Dali
  • ASIN: B0000248Y6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,041 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  6. Apothecaries' Weight 5:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Caterpillar March 1:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Freedom Run 7:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. 800 1:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Writhe 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Capsized0:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Allen's Wrench 2:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mondo Generator 6:150.79  Buy MP3 
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A bit grunge, a bit metal and a whole lotta rock & roll, 1992's Blues for the Red Sun may well be the finest album by short-lived rock gods Kyuss. With guitars tuned way down and amps turned way up, Blues for the Red Sun practically deafens in its assault, switching from light melodies to hammering riffs in a blink on some tracks ("Thumb", "Thong Song") or slowly building to a high volume release on others ("Freedom Run"). When they do achieve full rock bliss, they do so unrelentlessly--"Green Machine" practically thrashes out for an atypical (for Kyuss, at least) three-and-a-half minutes. Updating Black Sabbath's heaviness by way of Arizona desert psychedelia and epic jams, Blues for the Red Sun established the blueprint for the entire "stoner rock" movement. Even Kyuss never matched it, let alone beat it. --Robert Burrow

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Machine 30 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
From the 1st track 'Thumb'.You know you're gonna be listening to something special.This album sounds a little less produced than 'Welcome to sky valley' and 'And the circus leaves town'.
Almost sounding like the logical follow on from 'Wretch'.
I have to say this is my fave Kyuss album.Buy it you'll love it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant music - but good production? 7 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First of all, let me say that this is an outstanding album - one of the best heavy rock albums ever.

However, the production isn't great - I expected much more power and authority. It sounds much better through headphones than it does when played through a decent stereo, which is a shame, because this album's material really does deserve a more superior recording. You expect the sound to leap out of the speakers but it remains rather subdued.

On the plus side though - crank it up in the car and it really is the ultimate driving album!

A milestone in heavy rock - no fan cannot afford to disown it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing album 27 Sep 2000
Format:Audio CD
this album, the first uk release from kyuss, is an absolute classic. it bears all the classic Kyuss hallmarks - the rolling guitar solos, the heavy captivating bass-line and the amazing singing of john garcia. in songs such as '50 million year trip', you can get lost in the brilliance of the music you are hearing. the classic 'Thong Song' (not to be mistaken with the recent chart hit song of the same name of course) manages to both be funny and fantastic at the same time - the lyric of 'i hate slow songs' during the slow verse, before the band breaks into a glorious chorus that is anything but slow. the album should finish after 'Capsized', but as in 'Sky Valley' there is a silly extra track. but the can be no real complaining. it only lasts 5 seconds. buy this album now. and while you're at it, get the rest of the kyuss albums. its more than worth the money
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4.0 out of 5 stars A taste of things to come 4 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
Blues for the Red Sun follows Wretch and shows huge progress. This album is the first in a long line of Kyuss albums to be produced by Chris Goss, and truly shows his talent. Kyuss find a sound that is closley linked to desert rock, sludge rock and goes a long way into establsishing Kyuss as one of the most influencial stonor rock band to have ever existed. Josh Homme, who i cannot praise enough writes some achingly heart warming riffs like the lead on Thumb, but combines it with a really dirty sludgy riff. This is one of the main appeals to Kyuss, and something that they failed to achieve with Wretch, that can be seen more as a garage rock album. Kyuss'musicianship is shown with instrumentals like Molten universe and Apothecarie's weight, and your never far from a really heavy riff like Freedom Run. Garcia's vocals will know you over and catch you at the same time and all of this is magnified when you indulge in Kyuss' own excess. This is a taste of things to come with their Sky Valley masterpiece follwing this Sun-Kissed album.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of a mountain caving in! 2 May 2001
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Format:Audio CD
An album that spawned a million inferior bands. There will never be another band like Kyuss, who somehow manage to encapsulate all thats good with heavy rock in the space of three albums.This is magic music, conjuring up images of mountains,windswept desert landscapes and huge amps. Bone-crushingly heavy yet beautifully melodic, with a heady mix of 10 minute guitar workouts and fast and furious,almost punk aggression. Stand out tracks like opener 'Thumb' and 'Thong Song' are prime examples of how heavy music should sound, and 'Allens wrench' an example of how punk should have sounded! Superb, buy this and everything else they've done, you'll not regret it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy music is rarely this good! 19 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums that's just fantastic, heavy and psychedelic in all the right ways. It's up there with "Master of Reality" and "Sleep's Holy Mountain", if it was better known I'm quite sure it'd be widely hailed as a classic, deffinitley one of the defining albums of that stoner rock movement we know and love.
Musically it has a good combination of chugging low down n' dirty riffs intersperesed with occasional moments of mellowness or psychedelic lead guitar playing that just seems to tumble over itself effortlessly from the speaker, it's bluring into itself without being undefined...magnificent. Josh Homme is very, very under rated as a player in fact.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive stoner rock. 11 Nov 2002
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Format:Audio CD
Kyuss laways hated the label of a stoner rock, and it is one that fits even worse to Josh Homme's more recent band, Queens of the Stone Age. However, listening to this album it is possible to see why they received the label. It's not pure rock and roll, nor is it heavy metal, thrash metal, jazz or any other type of music. However, it does combine all of these, funnels them through whatever narcotics were to hand and then tunes them as low as they'll go. It's one of the best albums to just sit down and let wash over you. It is also one of the best rock albums of the decade, and helped to both create and define a genre.
It doesn't matter how you label them , Kyuss were an awesome band. The opener of Thumb is one of the best examples of this. It shows off Josh's incredible guitar playing ability, and also John's incredible voice. Not a good voice by any standards, but it fits the music so perfectly that you can easily kid yourself that it is.
The album shifts seamlessly into Green Machine, one of the best tracks Kyuss ever recorded. It also has an awesome video which is viewable on the web. Apothecaries Weight follows, but it is 50 Million Year Trip that is the real highlight of the first half of the album. By turns thrash and heavy metal, rock and roll and jazz, this song has everything that was good about Kyuss and nothing bad.
Other album highlights include Freedom Run, Mondo Generator, which John sings through a megaphone, and Capsized, one of Josh's most fluid guitar pieces.
I can only recommend that you buy it. Whether you think that stoner rock is an apt label is up to you, but you don't need to be high to appreciate the majesty of this album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
It's hard to believe but there are QOTSA fans out there who don't know Kyuss were . Heavy atmospheric rock. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Tythingrun
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow dive into crud....
I loved this, great to wrench the bike to.....I also had the tunes in my head as I headed on out to the roads like to ride. That does not often happen.
Published 12 months ago by timothybeighton
5.0 out of 5 stars Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
Blues For The Red Sun is the second studio album by the legendary stoner/desert rock band Kyuss, it has went on to become an absolute classic of the genre and is one of the most... Read more
Published on 6 Aug 2011 by Gentlegiantprog
5.0 out of 5 stars GET IT!
The ultimate stoner-rock album. So good it messes with your head, and all things considered, that can't be bad!
Published on 21 Feb 2009 by R. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Josh Homme & Co Will CRUSH YOUR BONES!!!
Before finding worldwide success with Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme was the monstrous lead guitarist of legendary 90's desert rock act Kyuss. Read more
Published on 28 Oct 2007 by Tom Chase
3.0 out of 5 stars potential almost realised
released in 1992,kyuss' 'blues for the red sun' is considered as one of the defining stoner rock albums,on peoples lists this album ranks highly,i for one can see why but my eyes... Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2007 by sean paul mccann
4.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Gem
Kyuss were a group I'd seen mentioned in relation to Josh Homme and QOTSA but never new anything about - what an error. This album is outstanding. Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2007 by eclectic warrior
5.0 out of 5 stars no superlatives...
...can adequately descibe quite how good this album is...
so ill keep it brief. simply outstanding. the benchmark in its genre. every single song. Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the classic others rate it
Sorry but this doesnt do it for me. I never came across Kyuss first time around, so I decided to check em out having already got some QOTSA stuff. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2003
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