Wretch (album)

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Wretch
Studio album by Kyuss
Released September 23, 1991
Recorded 1989–1991
Genre Stoner metal, heavy metal
Length 48:49
Label Dali
Producer Kyuss, Catherine Enny, Ron Krown
Kyuss chronology
Sons of Kyuss
(1990)
Wretch
(1991)
Blues for the Red Sun
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[2]

Wretch is the first full-length album by American heavy metal band Kyuss. It was released in September 1991, on Dali Records. Previously billed as Sons of Kyuss, the band shortened their name prior to the release of this album. The album contains a mixture of previously recorded demos and newly recorded material.[3]

Before Wretch was released, the titles of "Stage III" and "The Law" were mentioned in the runout groove of the Sons of Kyuss EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(Beginning of What's About to Happen) Hwy 74"   Josh Homme 4:43
2. "Love Has Passed Me By"   Homme, Brant Bjork 3:12
3. "Son of a Bitch"   Homme, John Garcia, Nick Oliveri 6:03
4. "Black Widow"   Homme 2:44
5. "Katzenjammer"   Homme, Chris Cockrell 2:23
6. "Deadly Kiss"   Homme 5:05
7. "The Law"   Homme, Oliveri 7:53
8. "Isolation"   Homme 2:48
9. "I'm Not"   Homme, Garcia 4:39
10. "Big Bikes"   Bjork 5:01
11. "Stage III"   Bjork 4:14

Personnel[edit]

Kyuss
Additional personnel
  • Ron Krown - Producer
  • Catherine Enny - Producer
  • Kyuss - Producer
  • Chris Fuhrman - Mixing
  • Michael Mikulka - Mixing
  • Carol Hibbs - Mastering
  • Harlan Williams - Artwork, Design
  • All Songs Cacti Music (BMI)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "allmusic ((( Wretch > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Kyuss". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 473, cited March 17, 2010
  3. ^ Morris, Chris (January 15, 1994). "Kyuss Lands on Its Feet and Keeps Climbing". Billboard.