Malicious Vinyl proudly issues a double-disc pack from heavy rock legends Masters Of Reality, combining their 1988
debut album Masters Of Reality with 1997's How High The Moon: Live At The Viper Room.
Both of these heavy rock thrillers were captained by Masters Of Reality founder and frontman Chris Goss. Fans of
Queens Of The Stone Age should recognize the name Chris Goss. The Godfather of the California desert rock
scene that blossomed in Joshua Tree, Goss produced QOTSA's breakthrough album 'Rated R' in 2000 and received
a Grammy nomination for his work on their 2007 release 'Era Vulgaris'.
Masters Of Reality has the distinction of being the only artist signed to both Def Jam and Delicious Vinyl. Originally
label mates with Public Enemy and Slayer, Masters Of Reality's self-titled debut album was released by
Def American in 1988. Two years later, Delicious Vinyl founders Matt Dike and Mike Ross, huge Masters fans,
bought the band's contract from Rick Rubin and re-released the album to renewed acclaim.
When Masters began disintegrating on tour, Goss relocated to Los Angeles and rebuilt his engine in the form of a
new line-up of the band. That's the revitalized line-up that recorded the stunning live album How High The Moon: Live
At The Viper Room.
High points of this release include “Magical Spell", restored here to its
majestic five minute lascivious trawl, and the live rendition of “John
Brown”, which swings like a guillotine as perhaps only Led Zeppelin
ever had before.
Get your mitts on this Masters of Reality masterpiece!
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