Nick Oliveri is, of course, best known as the bald-headed, long-bearded, frequently naked wild-man bassist of Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, but since 1997, he's also spearheaded the more punk-rock-focused project Mondo Generator. Sharing its name with an Oliveri-penned song on Kyuss' 1992 desert-rock classic Blues for the Red Sun, Mondo Generator haven't released a studio full-length in eight long years, a drought that will end Friday, February 21st, with the release of the L.A. trio's latest LP, Fuck It, via Heavy Psych Sounds (you can pre-order it here). Ahead of that date, Oliveri and his compadres have teamed with Revolver to premiere the album, which was recorded at QOTSA main man Josh Homme's Pink Duck Studios, right here right now.
"Fuck It, by the new and improved Mondo Generator, is the best MG record yet," enthuses Oliveri. "It's Mike Pygmie, Mike Amster and myself with guests Blag Jesus, Olga Svetlana, Dickie Moist, Bob Balch and produced by Poison Idea drum wizard Thee Slayer Hippy along with Ian Watts and presented by Heavy Psych Sounds Records. It simply kicks ass."
For much more Oliveri, check out our mini-doc on the man that Homme describes as a "rock & roll Komodo dragon." We spent serious time with Oliveri, a "collector of highs," tracing his amazing story from his Spicoli-like youth through his many bands and misadventures all the way to the here and now, with input from Homme, Brant Bjork and others.