FATSO JETSON

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GENRE Alternative / Desert Rock
HOME Palm Desert, California USA
 

Mario Lalli (Guitar, Vocals) / Dino Lalli (Guitar) / Larry Lalli (Bass) / Tony Tornay (Drums)

 

FATSO JETSON was formed in Palm Desert, CA, in 1994 and are often credited as one of the fathers of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their slightly younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, FATSO JETSON incorporate a broader variety of musical influences that includes punk, blues, jazz and surf music. That is not to say that the band isn't capable of dishing out supremely heavy riffs... Certainly grounded in dense hard rock, FATSO JETSON experiment with many musical textures, angular instrumental epics, and bizarre lyrics to create a punk, blues art rock all their own.

 

In 1995, the group recorded their debut "Stinky Little Gods" and followed that up in 1997 with "Power of Three" (both appeared on SST). Brant Bjork briefly joined up as second guitarist and appeared on two 7" releases. The band then teamed up with Bongload Records, who released FATSO JETSON's third full-length, "Toasted", in 1998.

 

Guitarist and old friend Gary Arce joined the band to record thier fourth LP "Flames for All" in 2000 for Artist Frank Kozik's Mans Ruin Label. FATSO JETSON also contributed to "The Desert Sessions" releases that Josh Homme organized, bringing desert musicians and other creative like minded rock musicians together to collaborate. It was Homme's record label Rekords Rekords that released the next FATSO JETSON album in 2001 "Cruel and Delicious". For this session the band was joined by Vince Meghrouni on Sax and Harp, adding a new dimention to FATSO's hard to pin sound. The band continues with this line up in 2009.

 

A new full length LP was released in Feburary 2010, followed by a European tour in April including a debut at Holland's Roadburn Festival. They came back again on the old continent in 2012 for a very successful tour with highlights shows like Duna Jam, Paris and Stoned From the Underground festival. They returned in Europe in 2013 with their peers Yawning Man, and again in February 2015! They also released a split album with Space lords Farflung this spring.

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