- Audio CD (Dec 9 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Man's Ruin
- ASIN: B000004875
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
"Fatso Forgotso" is the weakest of the Kyuss songs on here. On the other hand, "Fatso Forgotso Phase II (Flip the Phase)" is probably the strongest. It's unbelievably hard rocking, even by Kyuss standards. "Into the Void" is Kyuss' take on Black Sabbath, which could be a dream (if you're a big fan of Sabbath) or a nightmare (if you hate Sabbath). It's a decent song, but I don't really think much either way of Black Sabbath. Still, it's good enough, and considerably better than the original, in my opinion.
Probably the best thing about this record is the presence of three Queens of the Stone Age songs: "Born to Hula," "If Only Everything," and "Spiders and Vinegaroons." "Born to Hula" is probably my favorite Queens of the Stone Age song; it has great, druggy (in some parts) vocals and just pounds for more than five minutes, getting really hypnotic at some points. "If Only Everything" is no slouch, either -- a great song with some great vocals and riffing from Josh Homme. "Spiders and Vinegaroons" is an extremely trippy, psychedelic instrumental, running about six-and-a-half minutes. Lots of cool effects, drums, riffs, and basslines in this one -- a great way to close the album.
Basically, this is a collection of old, hard to find Kyuss stuff and an introduction to Queens of the Stone Age. If you like either band (or neither, for that matter -- this is a great place to start), you'll definitely want to pick this one up.
The disc starts off with "Into the Void", and I must say that I think it sounds better than the original Sabbath recording. I've heard a bunch of negative reviews about "Fatso Forgotso", but I don't think its a half bad song. Kyuss ends their trio of songs with "Fatso Forgotso Part II" which I the shortest song on the album but arguably one of the best.
Then I Queens Of The Stone Age. "If Only Everything" can be found on their self-titled debut, but I personally like this version better. Then comes "Born To Hula", another stand-out track. The EP finishes itself of with "Spiders and Vinegaroons" which is a strange instrumental that grows on you.
All and all, this is a wonderful EP and is a must have for longtime Kyuss/QOTSA fans.