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Palm Desert Discs: John Garcia's Favourite Albums
Mark Eglinton , November 21st, 2014 14:09

With his self-titled debut solo album out earlier this year and a run of UK shows imminent, the former Kyuss man has been wringing his hands over picking 13 all-time favourite LPs. Mark Eglinton helps him boil it down

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Santana - Abraxas
I listened to this again the other day and these guys are… fuck… This was the record that really got me into Santana. There are a couple of versions of it and I think I have the later one that has 'Black Magic Woman' and 'Oye Como Va' of course. But it's when you listen to side B - songs like 'Mother's Daughter' and that whole section… that shit is more stoner rock than anything. People want to listen to stoner or desert rock? This shit was going on long before Kyuss or anyone else that's considered stoner rock. Kyuss loved to jam but these guys were doing it long before we were even fucking born. These guys are the real fuckin' deal and this record will always, always be in my top ten.


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