25 February 2024

Nick Oliveri-N.O. Hits At All Vol.8 & 9

Release date: 19/01/2024
Label: Heavy Psych Sounds

In the best sense of the word “unhinged” multi-instrumental rocker, ex-QOTSA & Kyuss bassist, Nick Oliveri has just double released Vol.8 and 9 from his N.O Hits At All album series.

I first saw and heard of Oliveri back in 2002 on “No One Knows” video when I was a soph in high school I was captivated by Josh Homme’s vocals and Oliveri’s bass lines. The music video was cool, too. I knew he also played the bass in Kyuss and was involved in other bands, but I had no idea that Oliveri has been releasing these compilations as his own personal project.

Being a fan of QOTSA and stoner/desert rock I have to say that Vol.8 is actally more melodic and listenable. Plus the Slash collaboration on the opener track of Vol.8 is definitely making the compilation gain more traction. Chains and Shackles somehow carries the Ghost / latest slipknot vibe soundwise in my opinion. N.O.’s Death Acoustic tracks really sounds like more macabre and even more f-ed up Johhny Cash stuff. This, however is a compliment. Palm Desert sound hereby is enmeshed with the cool country.

Nick’s main band Mondo Generator’s tracks Up Against The Void and Conspiracy (Fact or Theory) are the very definition of the stoner punk genre. Outlaw Scumfuc could be the anthem for all the punk-desert-country lovers out there. 🙂 Also it also ended up being the most ridiculous and coolest uncool track on the compilation for me.

When I said unhinged, you’ll know what I mean when you listen to these compilation volumes by N.O. himself. Highly recommended for the stoner punk fans.

Line up:

  • Nick Oliveri Bass / Guitars / Vocals / Percussions / Organs / Synthesizers

Tracklist

Vol. 8

  1. Chains And Shackles
  2. Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
  3. I’m Not Dead
  4. Back Off Boogaloo
  5. The Lords Are Here To Ride
  6. She Wanted To Leave
  7. Outlaw Scumfuc

Vol. 9

  1. Death March
  2. Blast Off
  3. Twitter Troll
  4. Up Against The Void
  5. Blow Up The Embassy
  6. Road Warrior
  7. Conspiracy (Fact Or Theory)
  8. Consider Me
  9. Take Aim

Links:

Official: https://www.mondogenerator.net/
Bandcamp: https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nick-oliveri-n-o-hits-at-all-vol-7