Cocaine Rodeo
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Studio album by Mondo Generator
Released July 18 2000
Recorded 1997 at Monkey Studios in Palm Desert, California, USA
Genre Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock, Punk Rock
Length 38:43
Label Southern Lord Records
Producer Nick Oliveri
Mondo Generator chronology
The Jack Saints Vs. Mondo Generator
Cocaine Rodeo
A Drug Problem That Never Existed

Cocaine Rodeo is the debut studio album by American rock band Mondo Generator,

released in June 2000 via Southern Lord Records in what would be their seventh release on the label. The album was initially recorded in 1997 but due to Oliveri's commitments with Queens of the Stone Age the album would not see release until three years later.

Background[edit | edit source]

The recording sessions for Mondo Generator date back as far as 1997 with Rob Oswald (Karma To Burn) on drums and Brent Malkus on guitar and vocals. Notably three of the songs ("13th Floor", "Simple Exploding Man" and "Cocaine Rodeo") feature Oliveri's former Kyuss bandmates Josh Homme and Brant Bjork while "Simple Exploding Man" also featured Chris Goss and John Garcia. This impromptu Kyuss reunion was made possible by Oliveri, who invited each member separately to the studio without any knowledge of who they were playing with. On Southern Lord's Mondo Generator page the site would hype this as "the true last Kyuss recordings!!".[1]

Upon it's release in June 2000 the first edition copies of Cocaine Rodeo came in a "blood stained" cover that quickly sold out.[2] At the time of release Oliveri was performing with Queens of The Stone Age but the band did perform some of these songs live around the time of it's release to promote it, such as "Simple Exploding Man" and "13th Floor". "13th Floor would be re-recorded by Queens as "Tension Head" on Rated R. Southern Lord also released Cocaine Rodeo on white vinyl, limited to 1000 copies.

Cocaine Rodeo would see a reissue in 2009 via Impedance Records, featuring both bonus tracks from the CD edition. Notably it also contained a second disc of live Mondo Generator circa 2003. The first eleven tracks stem from a performance at The Troubadour on 12 December 2003 while the twelfth track comes from their appearance at Reading Festival that same year.

Cocaine Rodeo would be re-issued again on 11 September 2020 via Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds.


Mondo Generator - Cocaine Rodeo (Full Album)

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Another Tension Head was exclusive to the United States CD while Simple Exploding Man (Texas) was exclusive to the European CD. All songs written by Mondo Generator.

Cocaine Rodeo[edit | edit source]

  • 1. 13th Floor (3:15)
  • 2. Shawnette (3:18)
  • 3. Uncle Tommy (1:28)
  • 4. Miss Mary Gets A Boob Job (4:14)
  • 5. Unless I Can Kill (1:55)
  • 6. PigMan (3:01)
  • 7. Simple Exploding Man (Extended Version) (11:31)
  • 8. I Want You To Die (1:20)
  • 9. Dead Insects (4:05)
  • 10. Cocaine Rodeo (2:09)
  • 11. Another Tension Head (3:37)
  • 11. Simple Exploding Man (Texas) (4:31)

Alive & Wired[edit | edit source]

  • 1. Six Shooter (Homme, Oliveri)
  • 2. Here We Come
  • 3. F.Y. I'm Free
  • 4. Jr. High Love (The Desert Sessions)
  • 5. Shawnette Jackson
  • 6. So High
  • 7. Jealous Again (Greg Ginn)
  • 8. Unless I Can Kill
  • 9. Allen's Wrench (Bjork, Homme)
  • 10. Open Up & Bleed For Me
  • 11. Simple Exploding Man
  • 12. Autopilot

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Cocaine Rodeo[edit | edit source]

  • Nick Oliveri aka Rex Everything - Bass (All), Lead Vocals (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10), Producer
  • Brent Malkus aka Burnt Mattress - Guitar (2 - 6, 8, 9), Lead Vocals (3, 4, 6, 9, 11)
  • Rob Oswald aka Up N. Syder - Drums (2 - 6, 8, 9)
  • Brant Bjork - Drums (1, 7, 10)
  • Josh Homme - Guitar (1, 7, 10)
  • John Garcia - Backing Vocals (7)
  • Chris Goss - Backing Vocals (7)
  • Sean McGee - Lacquer Cut (Vinyl)
  • Steve Feldman - Recording, Mixing
  • Mathias Schneeberger - Remixing (2, 4, 5, 8, 10)
  • Phil Easter - Mastering

Alive & Wired[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V·T·E Mondo Generator
Studio Albums Cocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedDead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrailsHell Comes To Your HeartFuck ItShooters Bible
Other Releases The Jack Saints Vs. Mondo Generator''III The EPUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003I Never SleepAustralian Tour EP 2008Dog FoodMondo Generator / The Chuck Norris ExperimentDesertFest Vol. 57" Australian Tour SplitLive At Bronson
Associated Artists and Bands Nick OliveriBrant BjorkKyussVista ChinoQueens of the Stone AgeThe Desert SessionsBig Scenic NowhereNebulaBlaak Heat
V·T·E Nick Oliveri
Solo Albums Demolition DayDeath AcousticNick Oliveri vs. The Chuck Norris ExperimentHewhocannotbenamed vs. Nick OliveriLeave Me AloneN.O. Hits At All Vol. 1N.O. Hits At All Vol. 2N.O. Hits At All Vol. 3N.O. Hits At All Vol. 4N.O. Hits At All Vol. 5N.O. Hits At All Vol. 666N.O. Hits At All Vol. 7
Mondo Generator The Jack Saints Vs. Mondo GeneratorCocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003III The EPI Never SleepDead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrailsAustralian Tour EP 2008Dog FoodHell Comes To Your HeartMondo Generator / The Chuck Norris ExperimentDesertFest Vol. 57" Australian Tour SplitFuck ItShooters BibleLive At Bronson
Queens of the Stone Age Rated RSongs For The DeafStone Age Complication
Kyuss WretchBlues for the Red SunVista ChinoPeace
Stoner StonerLive in The Mojave Desert Vol. 4Stoners Rule
Other Associated Bands & Releases The Desert SessionsDwarvesMasters of RealityBL'AST!BloodclotBig Scenic NowhereMankind Woman
V·T·E Brant Bjork
Solo Albums JalamantaBrant Bjork & The OperatorsKeep Your Cool.Local AngelSaved By Magic (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Tres DiasSomera Sól (As Brant Bjork & The Bros) • Punk Rock GuiltGods & GoddessesBlack Flower Power (As Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band) • Tao of The DevilMankind WomanJacoozziBrant Bjork
Other Solo Releases SabbiaFalling To SpaceEurope '16
Fu Manchu No One Rides For FreeThe Action Is GoJailbreak / Blueberries & ChromeGodzillaEatin' Dust(Godzilla's) Eatin' DustKing Of The RoadCalifornia Crossing
Kyuss Sons of KyussWretchBlues for the Red SunWelcome to Sky Valley
Mondo Generator Cocaine RodeoA Drug Problem That Never ExistedUse Once and Destroy Me Tour 2003I Never SleepAustralian Tour EP 2008
Stoner StonerLive in The Mojave Desert Vol. 4Stoners Rule
Other Associated Bands and Selected Releases The Desert SessionsVista ChinoPeaceChéSounds of LiberationFatso JetsonSolarfeastGossamerBalls For Days
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