Cocaine Rodeo

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Cocaine Rodeo
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 18, 2000
August 11, 2009 Re-issue
Recorded1997 at Monkey Studios in Palm Desert, California
GenreStoner rock, alternative rock
LabelSouthern Lord (SUNN07) Impedance Records
ProducerNick Oliveri
Mondo Generator chronology
Cocaine Rodeo
A Drug Problem That Never Existed
Alternative Cover
2CD Re-Issue
2CD Re-Issue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Cocaine Rodeo is the debut studio album by American rock band Mondo Generator, released on Southern Lord Records in 2000. It was compiled of material recorded by vocalist/bassist Nick Oliveri with Rob Oswald of Karma to Burn (drums), vocalist and guitarist Brent Malkus, and his ex-Kyuss bandmates. Recorded in 1997, the material was shelved for three years due to Oliveri's full-time commitment to Queens of the Stone Age. Several of the songs were performed live by Queens of the Stone Age, building up hype before the eventual release of the album.

Three of the album's ten tracks ("13th Floor", "Simple Exploding Man", & "Cocaine Rodeo") feature former members of Kyuss, Josh Homme, Brant Bjork, and Oliveri. This impromptu Kyuss reunion was made possible by Oliveri, who invited each member separately to the studio without any knowledge of who they were playing with. "Simple Exploding Man" features all four original Kyuss members, including vocalist John Garcia, and longtime Kyuss producer Chris Goss.

The American and European album versions feature 2 different bonus tracks.

In 2009, Cocaine Rodeo was re-issued with a bonus disk featuring live material collected from the 2003/2004 tour.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "13th Floor" – 3:15
  2. "Shawnette" – 3:18
  3. "Uncle Tommy" – 1:28
  4. "Miss Mary Gets A Boob Job" – 4:14
  5. "Unless I Can Kill" – 1:55
  6. "PigMan" – 3:01
  7. "Simple Exploding Man (Extended version)" – 11:31
  8. "I Want You To Die" – 1:20
  9. "Dead Insects" – 4:05
  10. "Cocaine Rodeo" – 2:09

Bonus track - "Another Tension Head" (US version)

"Simple Exploding Man (Texas)" (European version)

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Six Shooter" (Live) – 1:27
  2. "Here We Come" (Live) – 1:52
  3. "F.Y. I'm Free" (Live) – 2:17
  4. "Jr. High Love" (Live) – 2:08
  5. "Shawnette" (Live) – 3:26
  6. "So High" (Live) – 2:37
  7. "Jealous Again" (Live) – 1:47
  8. "Unless I Can Kill" (Live) – 1:58
  9. "Allen's Wrench" (Live) – 3:02
  10. "Open Up & Bleed For Me" (Live) – 3:25
  11. "Simple Exploding Man" (Live) – 13:26
  12. "Autopilot" (Live) – 3:57

Band members[edit]

Produced by Nick Oliveri


Recorded and mixed by Steve Feldman at Monkey Studios 1997

Tracks (2,4,5,8,10) Remixed by Schneebie in the Gas Chamber

Mastered by Phil Easter/Malignant Sound Tech/Tucson, AZ

All songs written by Mondo Generator

All songs published by Natural Light Music BMI


  1. ^ "Cocaine Rodeo - Mondo Generator". Allmusic.