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Masters of Reality

Led by singer/guitarist Chris Goss, Masters of Reality were something of an anomaly on the late-'80s/early-'90s rockscene,playing a strongly Cream- and Zeppelin-influenced brand of hard rock with modern touches. Their original membersincludedbassist Googe, guitarist Tim Harrington, and drummer Vinnie Ludovico. Goss broke up the band shortly after their well-received,self-titled debut album in 1989; he reformed the group as a trio a few years later with Googe and legendary ex-CreamdrummerGinger Baker. This lineup recorded 1993's Sunrise on the Sufferbus, which slightly altered the group's s ...read more

Led by singer/guitarist Chris Goss, Masters of Reality were something of an anomaly on the late-'80s/early-'90s rockscene,playing a strongly Cream- and Zeppelin-influenced brand of hard rock with modern touches. Their original membersincludedbassist Googe, guitarist Tim Harrington, and drummer Vinnie Ludovico. Goss broke up the band shortly after their well-received,self-titled debut album in 1989; he reformed the group as a trio a few years later with Googe and legendary ex-CreamdrummerGinger Baker. This lineup recorded 1993's Sunrise on the Sufferbus, which slightly altered the group's sound but againreceivedenthusiastic reviews. However, Masters of Reality never quite fit into prevailing hard rock trends, and they remained awell-keptsecret to most of the listening public. In hindsight, their retro obsessions and warm, spacious guitar sound set aclearprecedent for the '90s stoner rock movement; while the Masters' less metallic sound wouldn't have been a perfect stylisticfit,the link was reinforced by Goss' acclaimed production work on three of the four Kyuss albums. Those records helped pavetheway for a new career in production for Goss, and Masters of Reality went on hiatus for several years. Goss reunited withGoogein 1997, adding guitarist Brendon McNichol and drummer Victor Indrizzo for a series of live dates that resulted in the albumHowHigh the Moon: Live at the Viper Room. An all-new studio album titled Welcome to the Western Lodge was released inEurope in1999, but did not appear on American shores until Spitfire licensed it in early 2001. « hide

Similar Bands: Earthlings?, Goon Moon, Datura (NZ), Monster Magnet, Kyuss

Pine / Cross Dover
2009

3.3
10 Votes
Deep in the Hole
2001

3.6
10 Votes
Welcome to the Western Lodge
1999

3.5
6 Votes
Sunrise on the Sufferbus
1992

4.2
19 Votes
Masters of Reality
1990

4
18 Votes

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