tim cronin


1991. Spine of God

is the debut album by band Monster Magnet, released in 1991 in Europe and in the United States in the following year. It is the band’s first official full-length album and one of the earliest examples of the genre of stoner rock.

The album mixes elements of punk, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, and space rock. The album features a cover of Grand Funk Railroad’s “Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother.” It was voted Spin’s “Number 9 Album of 1991 You Didn’t Hear”.

as this was Monster Magnet’s first full-length lp. I’ve always felt ‘Spine Of God’ was a very good (near great, actually) album in the way that it apparently displays the strong influences the band has of artists like  Hawkwind, Stooges, Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath.  Highly recommended.

Dave Wyndorf    John McBain    Joe Calandra    Jon Kleiman   Tim Cronin