Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips

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Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips
EP by Desert Sessions
Released July 21, 1998
Recorded June 23–26, 1998
Monkey Studios, Palm Springs, California
Genre Desert rock, stoner rock
Length 15:12
Label Man's Ruin
(MR-112)
Producer Josh Homme
Desert Sessions chronology
Volume 3: Set Coordinates for the White Dwarf!!!
(1998)
Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips
(1998)
Volume 5: Poetry for the Masses (SeaShedShitheadByTheSheSore)
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Volume 4: Hard Walls and Little Trips is the fourth installment of The Desert Sessions series, a side project of Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme. It was originally released in 1998 on cream-colored 10" vinyl, and is currently out of print.

The Eagles of Death Metal (Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes, Loo Balls, Carlo Von Sexron, Craig Armstrong and T. Fresh) performed "The Gosso King of Crater Lake", "Hogleg" and "You Keep On Talkin'". The Eagles of Death Metal has since become a real band centered around Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes guitars and singing instead of Loo Balls vocals. Carlo Von Sexron is one of Josh Homme's monikers. He is also known to record drums and/or bass guitar for EODM to this day, though he does not tour with them.

"The Green Monarchs" (Alfredo Hernández, Larry Lalli, Mario Lalli, Josh Homme, Chris Goss, Nick Oliveri, Tony Tornay) performed "Monster in the Parasol", "Jr. High Love" and "Eccentric Man" (Originally by psychedelic blues band The Groundhogs.)

Other song appearances[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "The Gosso King of Crater Lake" – 2:57
  2. "Monster in the Parasol" – 3:42
    • Performed by: The Green Monarchs
  3. "Jr. High Love" – 1:50
    • Performed by: The Green Monarchs

Side B[edit]

  1. "Eccentric Man" – 4:09
    • Performed by: The Green Monarchs
  2. "Hogleg" – 2:37
    • Performed by: The Eagles of Death Metal

Personnel[edit]

  • The Gosso King Of Crater Lake
  • Drums, Vocals [Breath] – Carlo Von Sexron
  • Guitar, Vocals [Breath] - Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes
  • Bass – Craig Armstrong
  • Turntables – T. Fresh
  • Vocals – Loo Balls


  • Monsters In The Parasol
  • Guitar, Vocals – Joshua
  • Keyboards [Keys], Guitar – Mario Lalli
  • Bass – Larry Lalli
  • Drums – Alfredo Hernández
  • Vocals – Chris Goss


  • Jr. High Love
  • Guitar, Vocals – Nick Oliveri
  • Backing Vocals [Backgrounds] – Josh
  • Guitar – Mario Lalli
  • Bass – Larry Lalli
  • Drums – Tony Tornay


  • Eccentric Man
  • Backing Vocals [Background], Guitar [Left] – Joshua
  • Vocals, Guitar [Right] – Mario Lalli
  • Bass – Larry Lalli
  • Drums – Alfredo Hernández
  • Written-By – T.S. Mcphee


  • Hogleg
  • Drums – Carlo
  • Guitar – Jesse 'The Devil" Hughes
  • Bass – Craig Armstrong
  • Turntables, Other [Table Turner] – T. Fresh
  • Vocals – Loo Balls

Produced By Josh Homme

Mixed By Josh & Steve Feldman

Engineered By Steve & Josh

References[edit]