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WINO's new cd (think sabbath/kyuss/clutch)

Brooks

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sabbath is my all time fave band, and i've always dug similar heavy bands like soundgarden/a.i.c./c.o.c/clutch etc...
after discovering kyuss and the obsessed, i dug deep into "stoner rock".
but, i was really disapointed with most of the bands in this genre.
the standouts, as usual, seem to be the originators.

after kyuss (& old sabs, of course), scott "WINO" weinrich is THE most important stoner rawk icon.
he started out locally in DC/MD with the obsessed,
but 1st came known nationally as a vocalist for st vitus.
then he reformed the obsessed and put out the classic "the church within" (a must have).
his major label dropped them, so he did the dayjob thing,
then regrouped as spirit caravan (their "jug fulla sun" album is another must have).
his later bands place of skulls & hidden hand also have some good stuff.

wino would have a better career if he didn't keep changing
band names every time he changes rhythm sections,
because he's the main man (lead vocals/lead guitar/songwriter).
well, he must have figured this out, because his new album is called
WINO - PUNCTURED EQULIBRIUM.
featuring members of clutch & rezin,
this album continues his sabs like legacy of heavy doomy riffs w/ eerie melodic vocals.
i dig it!!!

samples on myspace-
http://www.myspace.com/winoschopper


Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium
Review by John Pegoraro (StonerRock.com)
Southern Lord Records
Release date: January 2009

The energy and recklessness of youth goes a long way in the world of rock,
but there's something to be said about age and experience.
For those who've been around the block a good number of times,
the trick is to tap the former while drawing on the latter.
And that's pretty much what Scott “Wino” Weinrich
(I'm not gonna name his past bands – if you're a frequent visitor to this site and still don't know who he is,
then there's no hope for you) does on his first solo album.
Wino's without a doubt one of the founding fathers of doom,
so it's easy to assume that Punctuated Equilibrium would continue that thread.
Instead, he starts things off with “Release Me,” which sounds as far removed from Wino's legacy as possible.
In fact, parts of it are more reminiscent of Clutch. That bluesy rock approach drops in on “Smilin' Road,”
a jaunty number that gives Wino ample time to solo while the rest of his band
– drummer Jean Paul Gaster (Clutch, Bakerton Group) and bassist Jon Blank (Rezin) –
lays down a solid groove.
But it's not all feel-good jams. The title track, “The Woman in the Orange Pants,”
and “Gods, Frauds, Neo-Cons, and Demagogues” are fiercely heavy,
with “Punctuated” exploding with a thrash-like intensity and the latter two drawing upon
the progressive sound of his last group, the politically charged Hidden Hand.
And for those wondering where the doom is, look no further than “Eyes of the Flesh”
(and then jump to “Silver Lining”) These are as somber and downtrodden as any classic Vitus number.
While Punctuated Equilibrium does summarize Wino's musical legacy,
it's still more than a culmination of “greatest hits.” He's pushing himself in new directions and to his credit,
succeeds on all counts. It's been 25 years since The Obsessed's Sodden Jackal 7” was released,
but Wino truly shows no sign of slowing down with Punctuated Equilibrium. Recommended, obviously.

article on wino's entire discography:
http://www.riffrock.com/features/index.asp?FeatureID=154
 

geetarboy

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I've heard about him and his various bands for years but haven't listened to anything. What would you recommend to start with? I'm a big fan of Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep, High on Fire and early Monster Magnet.
 

Dumo

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I've heard about him and his various bands for years but haven't listened to anything. What would you recommend to start with? I'm a big fan of Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep, High on Fire and early Monster Magnet.
Get These:
The Obsessed-Incarnate
Spirit Caravan-The Last Embrace
Saint Vitus-Born Too Late LP/Thirsty and Miserable EP
Saint Vitus-V
The Hidden Hand-Mother Teacher Destroyer

Wino is incredible. Long time fan. He really has no bad material in his catalog. It ranges from very good to classic. The new album is great.
 

Phil M

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I remember The Obsessed from many years back. Cool stuff.

Spirit Caravan is also cool, as is some of the Queens of the Stone Age material.
 

Dumo

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BTW, His new side project, Shrinebuilder recorded an album recently. Members are Wino, Al from Sleep/OM, Dale Crover from the Melvins, Scott from Neurosis. Should be killer too...
 

Brooks

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I've heard about him and his various bands for years but haven't listened to anything. What would you recommend to start with? I'm a big fan of Sabbath, Kyuss, Sleep, High on Fire and early Monster Magnet.

i'd start w/ this new album.
i've been a fan since the early 90's,
and i think it's his best stuff.

then i'd look for
the obssesed - the church within (OOP, but usually available used online),
spirit caravan - the last embrace (2 cd set).
i didn't really like the earlier obsessed stuff like incarnate,
or any st vitus or hidden hand stuff (it's all too raw/low budget for me, or it has a 2nd vocalist who is weak..but hey i'm picky).
even on the weaker material,
wino's vocals & guitar always shine
(except st vitus, as he came in as their 2nd lead singer,
and only played guitar on a few at the end).

*other stoner rock faves of mine are...
kyuss - welocme to sky valley
kyuss - and the circus left town,
c.o.c. - deliverance
clutch - pure rock fury
& of course sabs' 1st 5 albums
 
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*other stoner rock faves of mine are...
kyuss - welocme to sky valley
kyuss - and the circus left town,
c.o.c. - deliverance
clutch - pure rock fury
& of course sabs' 1st 5 albums
You left off Blues For The Red Sun. Don't be jealous but I saw Kyuss on the Sky Valley tour. It was awesome.

Here's some more:'

Unida "Coping With The Urban Coyote"
Fu Manchu "We Must Obey"
Trouble "Manic Frustration"
 




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