music The Best Desert Rock Bands  

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Generally, desert rock refers to bands that hail from the greater Palm Springs Ca area. One of the chief sounds to define desert rock and desert rock bands is snarling version of hard rock that contains elements of psychedelia, blues, heavy metal and hardcore. Desert rock bands have managed to emerge from outside their local hub to become some of the biggest bands in the world. Also, desert rock can be used to describe the more general genre of stoner rock due the heavy grinding riffs and and brooding instrumental jams.

So, what are the best desert rock bands? Any list of desert rock bands must include the likes of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality, Fu Manchu and Yawning Man. These are some of the best desert rock bands and exemplify the Palm Springs/Palm Desert scene. Over time, several of these bands have gone on to bigger fortunes - most notably Queens of the Stone Age - and became wildly successful.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best desert rock bands. If you think a band is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best desert rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest desert rock musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular desert rock bands that you might've heard of. (29 items)

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Kyuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Kyuss Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Queens of the Stone Age Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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Brant Bjork is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Brant Bjork Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Fu Manchu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Fu Manchu Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Alternative rock

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St. Range Desert Rock, Rock - Hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico, St. Range is the culmination of many lives who have influenced what would become one of The Southwest's most creative and hard-working true rock acts. Described as "young outlaws" ...

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Truckfighters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Truckfighters Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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Clutch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Clutch Blues-rock, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Masters of Reality is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Masters of Reality Blues-rock, Rock music, Desert rock

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Karma to Burn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Karma to Burn Desert rock, Instrumental rock, Stoner rock

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Yawning Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Yawning Man Desert rock, Neo-psychedelia, Stoner rock

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Dozer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Dozer Stoner rock, Hard rock

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Monster Magnet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Monster Magnet Rock music, Space rock, Grunge

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John Garcia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
John Garcia Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Slo Burn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Slo Burn Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Nebula is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Nebula Rock music, Desert rock, Heavy metal

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Unida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Unida Heavy metal, Stoner rock, Hard rock

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1000mods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
1000mods Stoner rock, Desert rock, Psychedelic rock

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Jesse Hughes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Jesse Hughes Blues-rock, Rock music, Desert rock

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Sungrazer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Sungrazer Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Desert Rock

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SUMA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
SUMA Stoner Rock, Doom, Desert Rock

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Alfredo Hernández is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Alfredo Hernández Desert rock, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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David Catching is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
David Catching Blues-rock, Desert rock, Garage rock

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Hot Beat Pussy Fiend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands

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Palm Desert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Palm Desert Desert Rock, Stoner rock

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Sand Rubies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands

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Black Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Black Rainbows Fuzz rock, Stoner rock, Heavy Psych

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Ruff Majik is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Ruff Majik Garage rock, Punk rock, Desert rock

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Thin White Rope is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Thin White Rope Rock music, Desert rock, Experimental rock

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Orquesta del Desierto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Desert Rock Bands
Orquesta del Desierto Desert rock