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CD review JOHN GARCIA „The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues"

Veröffentlicht am 6. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in John Garcia, Napalm Records, News, CD Review, Rock, Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock, Acoustic, Unplugged, Kyuss, Unida, Slo-Burn

(7/10) If there's one voice that stands for stoner rock like no-one else than it's ex-Kyuss singer John Garcia. The guy from Arizona has his own phrasing and  a timbre that makes him to an outstanding vocalist. Regardless if it was with the mentioned Kyuss or later on with bands like Unida and Slo Burn, Garcia’s voice was a trademark for each of those groups.

Over the last months the singer worked on his new solo album named „The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues" which will be available on January 27th.  

This longplayer reduces any electrical support and comes with a strong acoustic expression - in fact it's entirely unplugged. That doesn't mean that the tunes are powerless. The rocking opener "Kylie" states this very well. "Green Machine" is next in the batting order, a number that shows the emotional side of Garcia. A silent tune with a lot of feel is what you get with this song. 

It's these two numbers that give you an idea about the width of sounds on this album. Garcia’s tunes are all kept within this framework and the expression of the entire album puts more of a focus on the quiet songs.  

„The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues" is partly putting me between a rock and a hard stone. One the one hand it has its fascinating moments but after a while it also feels lengthy. It stays in a generic mood and pattern that misses some peaks here and there. Maybe an EP with the highlights of this record, like the smashing opener, would have been a better option. 






  1. Kylie
  2. Green Machine
  3. Give Me 250ML
  4. The Hollingsworth Session
  5. Space Cadet
  6. Gardenia
  7. El Rodeo
  8. Argleben II
  9. Court Order



Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Rock

Release Date EU: January 27th, 2017


CD review JOHN GARCIA „The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues"