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having picked up vol's 1&2 as well as 3&4 on the stength of the latest [9&10] i am debating whether getting the other couple so far, is worth it. think the latest is ace,especially the pj harvey contributions,but the other couple i have aren't really of the same quality.

william (william), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 02:02 (sixteen years ago) link

btw:: any pj fans should seek this latest one out....definately her stongest material since "to bring you my love".

william (william), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Search whichever one has that "Monster In Your Parasol" song that Chris Goss sings. Great stuff (and gets the 'we keep TRYING to be Cream and one of these days we'll actually write a song that's better than most of the stuff that overrated band did anyway' vibe right).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Search whichever one has that "Monster In Your Parasol" song that Chris Goss sings

thanks ned...i like the "R" version better though. hearing that version before this one though might have clouded my judgement.

william (william), Wednesday, 5 November 2003 02:10 (sixteen years ago) link

get 4 & 5 - 5 is godlike

disappointed by pollys tracks - if she could have just played dirty guitar it could have been soo much better

lukek, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

7 & 8 is by far the best. i prefer its version of "hangin tree" to the one on songs for the deaf.

1 & 2 isn't exactly the best example of what to expect from the other ones. i like 3 & 4 though - "eccentric man" is outstanding.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 5 November 2003 19:38 (sixteen years ago) link

six years pass...

Revisiting these for the first time in forever and I have to say that I'm enjoying them more than I expected. May just be my mood, but the rough sound and impish fun of the first few are really hitting the spot. They fit right in after the middling sounding CCR live boot that was on right before; just Chooglin' into oblivion.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:06 (nine years ago) link

five years pass...

So a 10xLP box set reissue of all of these is probably just a RSD or two away, yes?

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Tuesday, 5 January 2016 21:25 (four years ago) link

three years pass...

The latest post from the Queens of the Stone Age instagram account is strongly hinting that Desert Sessions 11 & 12 are upon us. Sprinkled in among various other hashtags are the words #desert, #sessions, #11, and #12. Someone on reddit mentioned that Carla Azar and Matt Sweeney were possibly involved.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:05 (one year ago) link

four months pass...


Posted on the Desert Sessions facebook page and instagram accounts.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:51 (eight months ago) link

I take it that's 11 colors for 11 sessions, meaning a new one on the way?

Simon H., Thursday, 12 September 2019 13:37 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, 11 sessions for sure. Maybe 11 participants too? 11 songs?

The colors sure are fun to look at and the glyphs are hobo signs.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 12 September 2019 14:28 (eight months ago) link


Ok, eight songs total. Billy Gibbons, Les Claypool, Stella Mozgawa, Jake Shears, and I'm guessing a few more. I think I read somewhere that Matt Berry (from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Mighty Boosh, etc.) contributed. Also, as mentioned above Carla Azar and Matt Sweeney.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 13 September 2019 11:13 (eight months ago) link


11: Arrivederci Despair

12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels


October 25th.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 September 2019 14:50 (eight months ago) link

"After nearly sixteen years since its last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, The Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in its already storied catalog, Desert Sessions Vol 11: Arrivederci Despair and Vol 12: Tightwads & Nitwits & Critics & Heels featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney, comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 26 September 2019 15:02 (eight months ago) link

Tourdates coming soon!


☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:08 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Out today, and for the most part, it's really amazing! The Finnish-ish novelty track Chic Tweetz is probably twice as long as it needs to be and I may never need to hear it again. And on the last song, Josh is doing his 'David Bowie' thing but on first listen it comes off more like a 'Roger Waters' thing to me, and in not such a good way. I love Billy Gibbons on the opening track, and the Scissor Sisters guy in general. And newcomer Libby Grace on If You Run sounds great. It does a whole lot in less than half an hour.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 25 October 2019 12:44 (seven months ago) link

No individual tracks are standing out for me yet, but it's definitely a weird and cool record. I hope they do another soon.

billstevejim, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:28 (seven months ago) link

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