Desert Sessions, The

Also known as Desert Sessions, Desert Sessions 7 & 8
Members of Desert Sessions, The: Alain Johannes, Alfredo Hernandez, Ben Shepherd, Blag Jesus, Brant Bjork, Chris Goss, Craig Armstrong (2), David Catching, Fred Drake, Gene Trautmann, Jeordie White, Jesse Hughes, Joey Castillo, John McBain, Josh Freese, Josh Homme, Larry Lalli, Mario Lalli, Mickey Melchiondo, Musharitas, Nick Oliveri, Peter Stahl, PJ Harvey, T. Fresh, Tony Tornay, Troy Van Leeuwen
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://desertsessions.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Sessions

Discography of Desert Sessions, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered 3 Audio 1998-02-06 Man's Ruin Records
2 The Desert Sessions 9 & 10 17 Audio 2003 Ipecac Recordings
3 Vol I. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons 7 Audio 1997-12-05
4 Vol IV / Hard Walls And Little Trips 5 Audio 1998-07-21
5 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Sore) 5 Audio 1999-07-21 Man's Ruin Records
6 Black Anvil Ego Vol 6 5 Audio 1999-07-21 Man's Ruin Records
7 Desert Sessions 7 & 8 13 Audio 2001-09-18
8 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco 14 Audio 2003 Ipecac Recordings
9 Crawl Home 2 Audio 2003-11-03 Island Records
10 Resurrection 17 Audio 2002 Not On Label (The Desert Sessions)
11 Vol 1. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons/ Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered 7 Audio 2008 Man's Ruin Records (2)
12 Volume I.Volume II 10 Audio 1998-02-20
13 Vol III/IV 11 Audio 1998-10-23
14 Volume 5/6 11 Audio 1999 Man's Ruin Records
15 Volume 5/6 11 Audio 2000-02-01 Man's Ruin Records
16 Vol III/IV 11 Audio 2000-02-01
17 Vol III/IV 11 Audio 2008
18 Volume I.Volume II 10 Audio 2000-02-01
19 Volume I.Volume II 10 Audio 2008
20 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Shore) / Vol VI: Poetry For The Masses (Black Anvil Ego) 13 Audio 2008
21 9 & 10 (I See You Hearin Me / I Heart Disco) 16 Audio 2003
22 9 & 10 15 Audio 2003
23 Vol V/VI 11 Audio 1999
24 Volume 3 & 4 10 Audio 1998
25 9 & 10 (I See You Hearin Me / I Heart Disco) 20 Audio 2003
26 Vol. III/ Vol. IV 9 Audio 2008 Man's Ruin Records (2)
27 Vol III. Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!! 4 Audio 1998-05-11
28 Vol. III/ Vol. IV 9 Audio 2008 Man's Ruin Records (2)
29 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Shore) / Vol VI: Poetry For The Masses (Black Anvil Ego) 13 Audio 2008
30 Resurrection 17 Audio Not On Label (The Desert Sessions)
31 Vol 1. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons/ Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered 7 Audio 2008
32 Vol 1. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons/ Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered 10 Audio
33 Vol 3: Set Coordinates For The White Dwarf / Vol 4: Hard Walls And Little Trips 10 Audio
34 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Shore) / Vol VI: Poetry For The Masses (Black Anvil Ego) 13 Audio
35 Volumes 7 & 8 Special Preview Edition 15 Audio 2001
36 9 & 10 (I See You Hearin Me / I Heart Disco) 20 Audio 2003
37 Resurrection 17 Audio Not On Label (The Desert Sessions)
38 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Shore) / Vol VI: Poetry For The Masses (Black Anvil Ego) 13 Audio
39 Vol III/IV 11 Audio 1998-10-23
40 Volumes 7 & 8 13 Audio 2013 Rekords Rekords
41 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco 16 Audio 2003 Not on Label
42 Vol III. Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!! 4 Audio 2013 Man's Ruin Records (2)
43 Vol IV / Hard Walls And Little Trips 5 Audio 2013 Man's Ruin Records (2)
44 Black Anvil Ego Vol 6 5 Audio 2013 Man's Ruin Records (2)
45 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco 14 Audio
46 Volume I.Volume II 12 Audio 2008
47 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco 14 Audio 2013 Ipecac Recordings
48 Vol V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Shore) 5 Audio 2013 Man's Ruin Records (2)
49 Vol. III: Set Coordinates For The White Dwarf !!! / Vol. IV: Hard Walls And Little Trips 9 Audio 2008
50 Resurrection 17 Audio 2010 Not On Label (The Desert Sessions)


A series of recording sessions convened by [a=Josh Homme] between 1997 and 2003, primarily at Rancho De La Luna, a house in Joshua Tree, California filled with recording equipment and instruments. The sessions feature Homme along with the house's owners Dave Catching and Fred Drake, with and many other musicians from the Palm Desert / Desert Rock / Stoner Rock scene contributing to the series, as well as visitors from further afield such as [a=PJ Harvey]. During the sessions, songs were written on-the-spot and recorded quickly, lending both a freshness and roughness to the tracks. Some songs were later re-recorded by Homme's main group [a=Queens Of The Stone Age].


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