Wretch (album)

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Kyuss Wretch.jpg
Studio album by Kyuss
Released September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23)
Recorded 1989–1991
Genre Heavy metal, stoner rock
Length 48:49
Label Dali (DALi 61256)
Producer Catherine Enny, Ron Krown, John Garcia, Josh Homme, Chris Cockrell, Brant Bjork
Kyuss chronology
Sons of Kyuss
(1990)Sons of Kyuss1990
Blues for the Red Sun
(1992)Blues for the Red Sun1992
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 rock band Kyuss, released in September 1991 on Dali Records. The tracks "Black Widow" and "Deadly Kiss" are taken from the band's debut EP, Sons of Kyuss (1990), recorded with original bassist Chris Cockrell, while the rest of the album was recorded with his replacement Nick Oliveri.[3][4] The Sons of Kyuss songs "Love Has Passed Me By", "Katzenjammer", and "Isolation Desolation" were re-recorded for Wretch, the latter's title shortened to "Isolation".

Track listing[edit]

Writing credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

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" (from Sons of Kyuss, 1990) Homme 2:44
5. "Katzenjammer" Homme, Chris Cockrell 2:23
6. "Deadly Kiss" (from Sons of Kyuss, 1990) 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


Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]



  • Catherine Enny – producer
  • Ron Krown – producer
  • J.B. Lawrence – recording engineer
  • Chris Fuhrman – mixing engineer of all tracks except "Black Widow" and "Deadly Kiss"
  • Michael Mikulka – mixing engineer of "Black Widow" and "Deadly Kiss"
  • Carol Hibbs – mastering engineer


  • Harlan Williams – layout, design
  • NTS – art direction
  • Mark Cieslikowski – back cover photograph


  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. ^ a b c Wretch (CD liner notes). Kyuss. Burbank, California: Dali Records. 1991. DALi 61256-2. 
  4. ^ Morris, Chris (January 15, 1994). "Kyuss Lands on Its Feet and Keeps Climbing". Billboard.