Mondo Generator started in 1997, before frontman Nick Oliveri joined Queens Of The Stone Age. After hooking up with former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme to form QOTSA, he put Mondo on ice until 2000, when Southern Lord released their debut album, 'Cocaine Rodeo'. With it's sludgy Black Flag-esque riffs it was superb slice of underground rock and roll. Mondo Generator went back into hibernation until 2002 when Nick resurrected the band, with former Kyuss and Fu Manchu drummer Brant Bjork, QOTSA guitarist Dave Catching and with Earthlings bassist Molly Maguire. In 2003 Mondo Generator released it's second album 'A Drug Problem That Never Existed' on Mike Patton's (former Faith No More frontman) Ipecac Recordings.
Mondo Generator (sometimes known as "Nick Oliveri And The Mondo Generator") is an American punk/hard rock band fronted by Nick Oliveri. Nick Oliveri (under the moniker Rex Everything) formed Mondo Generator in 1997 and with friends Josh Homme, Brant Bjork, Rob Oswald, and others, recorded the debut album, Cocaine Rodeo. The LP wouldn't be released until 3 years later due to Oliveri and Homme being full-time members of Queens of the Stone Age.
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Mondo Generator (sometimes known as Nick Oliveri And The Mondo Generator) is an American rock hybrid band founded in 1997 by Nick Oliveri. The name of the band originated when Brant Bjork spray-painted the words on the side of Oliveri's Sunn amplifier. Mondo means "world" in Italian. The Oliveri-penned Kyuss song appearing on the 1992 album Blues for the Red Sun also took its name from this event, and the amplifier itself appears in the artwork for the album.