Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, welcome, to 75 Bands in 75 Days, where we’re showcasing the best (relatively) unknown talent that the Pacific Northwest has to offer, at least one band per day, leading up to December 31st, to ring in a new year.The second band up is a band we’ve been able to see live on numerous occasions and they never disappoint. Say hello to Mos Generator.
If you’ve seen Mos Generator play live then you’ll know that this is one heavy fucking power trio that isn’t about being cute on stage. They have one thing in mind and that is to melt faces with their unique brand of heavy melodic rock.
Mos Generator formed during the winter of 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a ten year off & on collaboration between it’s three members, all of which are long time veterans of road & studio. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from the start and continues to be the foundation for all the bands recent material. Mos Generator have released 5 studio albums, a retrospective album, and a live album on such labels as Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, and Lay Bare. Touring has been just as important to the profile of the band as making records has. Over the years Mos Generator has shared the stage with many great heavy rock bands and in March of 2013 they did a 26 date European tour with Saint Vitus, opening up a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. On stage the band defines the word “chemistry”. Revolving their sound around swagger and groove while improvising just enough to keep the songs feeling fresh from night to night…sometimes with interesting results.
It’s pretty clear where they get the inspiration for their music. The 70’s. If you like Black Sabbath and you wonder what Sabbath would sound like if they were from the northwest, specifically Kitsap, Mos Generator is your answer. These guys are amazing musicians and 14 years later they are still at it, still melting faces.
Here’s a great interview Jack Parker did with Tony Reed earlier this year. Mos Generator Interview