The latest Antiquiet Podcast features a one-on-one with Scott Reeder – bassist, producer and legend among rock fans due to his roots with desert-rock demigods Kyuss, as well as his more recent work with Fireball Ministry, Sun & Sail Club and beyond. Scott’s known for playing left-handed bass, which he strings like an upside down right-handed bass, and confuses the almighty shit out of anyone trying to play along or keep up with his double stops and unique approach to playing.
I made the trip out to the high desert east of Los Angeles where Scott lives, just before the descent into the Palm Desert area where the now-fabled generator parties gave rise to all that would become the fabled desert rock scene. Tucked back in the hills of this Mars-like topography where it seems as if no life can exist is a little oasis population where Scott and his wife have a ranch full of animals they tend to, from cows and horses to goats and peacocks. Inside, his home studio is a living museum of desert rock memorabilia you could lose yourself in for days. It’s an incredible experience to explore the history of the music you grew up with, and that’s before Scott sits down and plays you old Kyuss riffs and outtakes from a lifetime ago that maybe only a handful of people have ever heard.
In this episode, we talk auditioning for Tool, the injuries keeping Scott offstage at the moment, political armageddon in America, the road ahead with Fireball Ministry and much more. It was an honor, and a fantastic conversation with a sincerely great human being.
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