Mondo Generator was formed in 1997 by Queens of the Stone Age bassist/singer Nick Oliveri. Initially intended as a solo/side project, the classic “Cocaine Rodeo” album was recorded that same year, but shelved until the Southern Lord label released it and its unique brand of criminal insanity to widespread acclaim and horror in the summer of 2000. The follow-up, “A Drug Problem That Never Existed,” was released jointly in the Summer of 2003 by Ipecac/Rekords Rekords to further critical acclaim. A worldwide tour followed that was chronicled on video for the DVD release “Use Once and Destroy Me”.
In 2004, Mondo Generator recorded and released “III The EP.” Oliveri began a solo acoustic career shortly after, which would see two full releases, “Demolition Day”, and 2010’s “Death Acoustic.”
To date, Mondo Generator has released six full lengths, two EPs and various singles. The most recent critically acclaimed full length, “Fuck It”, was released February 2020 by Heavy Psych Sounds records and features guest appearances from members of other Oliveri-related projects such as The Dwarves, Moistboyz and Svetlanas.
The Mondo Generator live show is a three-piece powerhouse of Nick Oliveri on bass and vocals, Mike Pygmie on guitar and Mike Amster on drums. The crushing lineup frequently tours the world whipping audiences into a desert-core induced frenzy of rock n’ roll mayhem.
“Punk hasn’t felt this dangerous in a long time and Mondo Generator aren’t even strictly a punk band, at least not in the traditional term. But that’s why we love them. Mondo can be anything it damn well pleases and whatever they choose to do, they’ll probably do it better than most.” – originalrock.net