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ARTIST
TITLE
Best Of
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HPS 042CD HPS 042CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/28/2016

2017 marks two decades of existence for the instrument of sonic chaos known as Mondo Generator. The project, formed by then-soon-to-be-Queens of the Stone Age bassist/vocalist Nick Oliveri (Dwarves, Bl'ast, Kyuss), released their first album, Cocaine Rodeo, in 2000 via a nascent Southern Lord Recordings and never looked back through a whirlwind of intense punk, speed metal and heavy rock. Across four studio full-lengths and more tours than one could count, Mondo Generator has never been nothing less than completely in your face, so that even Oliveri's acoustic work arrives dripping with attitude. With Best Of, Mondo Generator compile tracks from their albums and numerous EPs. Topped with artwork by Branca Studio the collection spans the career of the band, with guest appearances throughout from Josh Homme, Dave Catching, Dave Grohl, Alain Johannes, John Garcia, Brant Bjork, Alfredo Hernandez, Mark Lanegan, Chris Goss and many more. As of the fall 2015, Mondo Generator have been working as the trio of Oliveri, guitarist Mike Pygmie and drummer Jeff Bowman. "I'm stoked that somebody wants to put out the Best Of record and the songs on the album are the best songs over the years, 1997 to the present," says Oliveri. "I feel that those records slipped through the cracks and now this is a chance for people to get a better presentation of the band. Only the best songs off the records!"