Legends of the Desert Vol. 3

Our third volume features two old school veterans of desert rock,  Fatso Jetson and Dali’s Llama. After kicking off the first two volumes with new bands, it was due time to work with veterans of the desert rock scene!

Desert Records is honored to present you with new music from Fatso Jetson and Dali’s Llama!

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This is the soundtrack to the New Wild West. The focus of the Legends of the Desert series is to provide a modern perspective to the antiquated ‘Wild West’ we have etched in our brains.  These songs and tales are not told by the same ol’ perspective of the white male Cowboy. These are narratives told by those who never got their stories heard.  We will hear from musicians, artists, Natives, outlaws, desert rats, desert dwellers, cactuses and mesas, ravens and roadrunners, snakes and endless skies.

If you’re familiar with the Palm Desert/Coachella Valley desert rock scene, then you’ve heard of Kyuss, Yawning Man, Fu Manchu.  But what about the other pioneers who have members that are credited with being a part of the original SoCal desert rock/punk scene in the 1980s?!

Fatso Jetson is an American desert rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1994 by Yawning Man and The Sort of Quartet members Mario Lalli and Larry Lalli, along with Tony Tornay, and Dino Von Lalli (son of Mario). Fatso Jetson have remained an active force in underground rock for almost 25 years. They are often credited as originators of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age.  While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, Fatso Jetson incorporates a variety of musical influences that includes punk, art rock, blues and psychedelic hard rock.

Dali’s Llama is a desert rock band from the Palm Springs/Palm Desert area of Southern California. Dali’s Llama was formed in 1993 and released their first album that same year. The band, started by the husband and wife team of Zach and Erica Huskey, have remained the only two original members from the beginning.  Zach is the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, and Erica is the bass player.  Dali’s Llama has released 15 albums so far. Their music is in five films, including being featured in the desert rock documentary “Lo Sound Desert”. They have performed and/or toured throughout the southwestern United States, including the ‘Stoner Hands of Doom’ and ‘Doom In June’ fests. 

Dali’s Llama all grew up in the SoCal desert area with most of the members of Fatso Jetson. The artwork is done by artist Joshua Mathus of Phoenix, AZ.  He is commissioned to do all the album artwork (front and back covers) for the entire series!

SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!!! There are many exciting rewards. 

  • Four (4) stunning vinyl LP variants.  
  • Test pressings of the LP 
  • Desert Rat guitar pedal from Fowl Sounds
  • Custom screen-print poster 12×12 
  • CD’s
  • Bundles of the rewards (save $)

SIDE A: Fatso Jetson

  • Night of the Living Amends 4:54
  • Angels Flight (feat. Sean Wheeler) 4:45
  • Todas Petrol Blues 4:21
  • One of Seven 3:03

SIDE B: Dali’s Llama

  • Coyotes in the Graveyard 4:21
  • Lizards 6:09
  • Rarified 6:19
  • Hypnotic Wind 5:19

The music in the video features sound clips of 3 of the 8 songs on the album.  

  • The first sound clip is “Coyotes in the Graveyard” by Dali’s Llama. 
  • The second sound clip is “Angel’s Flight” (feat. Sean Wheeler) by Fatso Jetson. 
  • The third sound clip is “Lizards” by Dali’s Llama.