The Desert Sessions

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A series of recording sessions convened by Josh Homme from 1997 to 2003 and then revived in 2019, primarily at Rancho De La Luna, a house in Joshua Tree, California filled with recording equipment and instruments. The sessions feature Homme along with the house's owners Dave Catching and Fred Drake, with and many other musicians from the Palm Desert / Desert Rock / Stoner Rock scene contributing to the series, as well as visitors from further afield such as PJ Harvey. During the sessions, songs were written on-the-spot and recorded quickly, lending both a freshness and roughness to the tracks. Some songs were later re-recorded by Homme's main group Queens Of The Stone Age.

Vol.1 - Instrumental Driving Music For Felons
Featuring Josh Homme on various instruments accompanied by John McBain on various type of guitars, David Catching on bass, Alfredo Hernandez and Blank Bjork on drums, Fred Drake on various instruments, Ben Shepherd from Soundgarden on bass and Pete Stahl from Scream, Goatsnake and Earthlings? on vocals.

Vol.2 - Status: Ships Commander Butchered
Featuring Josh Homme as Carlo with the same line-up as Vol.1 minus Fred Drake that is only credited as engineer.

Vol.3 - Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!!
Featuring 2 tracks by The Desert Sessions, who consisted of Josh Homme on guitar and vocals, John McBain on guitar, Ben Shepherd inn bass, Alfredo Hernandez on drums and Pete Stahl on vocals and another 2 tracks by the Earthlings?.

Vol.4 - Hard Walls And Little Trips
Featuring 5 tacks by two different groups, the Eagles Of Death Metal and The Green Monarchs, it was the first recording by the EODM, who in these sessions were Jesse Hughes on guitar and vocals, Josh Homme who appears as Carlo Von Sexron on drums and vocals and Craig Armstrong on bass accompanied by T. Fresh on turntables and Loo Balls on vocals; The Green Monarchs featured Josh on vocals and guitars, Mario Lalli aka Boomer on guitar and keys, Larry Lalli on bass, Alfredo Hernandez (on one track) and Tony Conway (on two tracks) on drums, Nick Olivieri on guitar and vocals on one track and Chris Goss on vocals on one track.
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Albums

The Desert Sessions - Volume I.Volume II album art The Desert Sessions Volume I.Volume II (Album) Man's Ruin Records, Man's Ruin Records US 1998 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Vol III/IV album art Desert Sessions* Vol III/IV (Comp) Man's Ruin Records, Man's Ruin Records US 1998 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Volume 5/6 album art The Desert Sessions Volume 5/6 (Album) Man's Ruin Records US 1999 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Desert Sessions 7 & 8 album art The Desert Sessions Desert Sessions 7 & 8 (Album) Rekords Rekords, Southern Lord, Rekords Rekords, Southern Lord US 2001 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco album art The Desert Sessions 9 I See You Hearing Me & 10 I Heart Disco (Album) Ipecac Recordings UK 2003 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Vol. 11 & 12 album art Desert Sessions* Vol. 11 & 12 (Album) Matador, Rekords Rekords US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MR-081, MR081 The Desert Sessions - Vol I. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons album art The Desert Sessions Vol I. Instrumental Driving Music For Felons(10", Blu) Man's Ruin Records, Man's Ruin Records MR-081, MR081 US 1997 Sell This Version
MR 112, mr 112 The Desert Sessions - Vol IV / Hard Walls And Little Trips album art The Desert Sessions Vol IV / Hard Walls And Little Trips(10", Cre) Man's Ruin Records, Man's Ruin Records MR 112, mr 112 US 1998 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Vol III. Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!! album art The Desert Sessions Vol III. Set Co-Ordinates For The White Dwarf!!! Man's Ruin Records, Man's Ruin Records US 1998 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered album art The Desert Sessions Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered Man's Ruin Records US 1997 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Volume V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Sore) album art The Desert Sessions Volume V: Poetry For The Masses (Sea Shed Shithead By The She Sore) Man's Ruin Records US 1999 Sell This Version
MR 122 The Desert Sessions - Black Anvil Ego Vol 6 album art Desert Sessions* Black Anvil Ego Vol 6(10", Cle) Man's Ruin Records MR 122 US 1999 Sell This Version
The Desert Sessions - Crawl Home album art The Desert Sessions Featuring Josh Homme & PJ Harvey The Desert Sessions Featuring Josh Homme & PJ Harvey - Crawl Home (Single) Island Records, Island Records UK 2003 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Desert Sessions Volume 7 & 8 (Selected Track)(CDr) Southern (3) none UK 2001 Sell This Version