Interview & Review: John Garcia of Vista Chino

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August 23, 2014 by Dan Swinhoe


 A Sense of Freedom – An Interview with John Garcia

Vista Chino/Former Kyuss frontman John Garcia finally has a solo album in the works. As a project he’s had on his mind for something like 20 years, he feels pretty good about it. “I got to tell you, you talk about a sense of freedom and a feeling of being liberated – those are not even the words to explain how happy, excited and passionate I am about releasing this record.”

In this interview John talks about why he finally decided to take those songs kept in a box under his bed and make an album out of them, the recording process, plans for the future, and whether Vista Chino was worth all the legal trouble.


John Garcia – John Garcia

After more than 20 years John Garcia  has finally struck out on his own. Filled with songs written throughout the guy’s career, the album spans heavy rockers to more bluesy rock and even some mellow acoustic stuff.

Garcia’s vocals are as strong as ever, but the some of the songs fall a bit flat compared to the better moments of his back catalog. While not up there with his classic releases, John Garcia is a solid if unspectacular affair with some real moments of quality but plenty of uninspiring ones too.

Read the full interview over at Ghost Cult now.

You can also check out the review of his new self-titled solo album too.


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