Masters of Reality – stoned brilliance

One of the things I hope this blog is doing is creating interest in some great musicians and bands that either went nova before their time, aren’t appreciated by enough people, have become forgotten or just aren’t very well represented on the interweb.

We’ve had Jellyfish and the Dictators and now it’s the turn of Masters of Reality.

“Who?” you may well ask.

Well, you may be more familiar with writer, singer, producer and guitarist Chris Goss who is the band really – especially if you’re a fan of Queens of the Stone Age and Stoner Rock in general.

Here’s the band with ‘She Got Me’ – a track from their “Sunrise on the Sufferbus” album.

Their eponymous debut album might just well be my favourite album of all time with its stoned, guitar-dominated and varied ambience. Not a duff track on it, with Goss in fine voice sounding very like Jack Bruce at times.

Incidentally, Ginger Baker features in the video above.

A new album is in sight – ‘Pine/Crossed Dover’ – but the release date keeps getting put back. At the moment it’s scheduled for some time this coming August but I’m not holding my breath…