Desert Sessions, The - Coachella Festival, Indio, CA (Moognish)
Album info
Length  : 25:50
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 6
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 01-05-2004
Track List
01 Don't Drink Poison 03:28
02 Dead In Love 04:46
03 Hanging Tree 03:50
04 Covered In Punks Blood 02:06
05 In My Head... Or Something (missing end) 03:40
06 I Wanna Make It Wit Chu (missing beginning) 04:36
07 Cold Sore Superstar 03:24

Recorded at the Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA. Great audience recording.

From the info file:

The Desert Sessions
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, CA

Recorded with a Sony Stereo Mic - ECM-MS907 to an old MD> Stereo 1/4' into MOTU Firewire to Cubase, then ran through Compressor.

Recorded by Moognish,

Seeded by broughton on Brown Tracker (uncompressed 24-bit wav) -> ME -> Audacity export to 16-bit wav -> check for SBE's (none) and FLAC(Level 8) with xACT -> DIME -> YOU

The rest of the original info file is included below, with some additions and corrections by dalailama:


This is the only known Desert Sessions live recording.

This set is incomplete. I recorded most of the set (The first 7 songs), due to problems with the MD. First few seconds of 'Don't Drink Poison' are gone, and it also missed the end of 'In My Head.. or Something', and the beginning of 'I Wanna Make It Wit Chu'. They played a couple more songs, but I can't even remember what they were.

I held the mic in my hand over my head the whole time. No mic stand.

1. Don't Drink Poison
2. Dead In Love
3. Hanging Tree
4. Covered In Punks Blood
5. In My Head... or Something (missing end)
6. I Wanna Make It Wit Chu (missing beginning)
7. Cold Sore Superstar

Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures) - vocals, guitar
Chris Goss (Masters of Reality) - guitar
Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, earthlings?) - guitar
Twiggy Ramirez (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) - guitar
Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle) - guitar
Alain Johannes (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age) - guitar, vocals
Brian O’Connor (Eagles of Death Metal) - bass
Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Danzig) - drums
Natasha Shneider (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age) - keyboard, vocals
Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) - vocals
Brody Dalle (The Distillers, Spinnerette) - vocals

The guys rehearsed for five days in Joshua Tree, CA before the show.