Fatso Jetson was formed in Palm Desert, CA, in 1994 and are often credited as the fathers of the desert strain of stoner rock made most famous by their slightly younger neighbors Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age. This might be strange considering that the genre was in full swing at the time of Fatso Jetson's inception. The reason for the group's immense stoner credibility is that key members of the group played in seminal local "desert" bands Across the River, Englenook, Yawning Man, and the Sort of Quartet: each of them being groups that the high school aged Kyuss members would frequently see perform at parties. While musically similar to some of their stoner brethren, Fatso Jetson incorporate a broader variety of musical influences that includes punk and surf. That is not to say that the band isn't capable of dishing out supremely heavy riffs and Black Sabbath-influenced guitar soloing. Certainly grounded in dense hard rock, Fatso Jetson experiment with many musical textures, instrumental epics, and bizarre lyrics to create a punky art rock all their own.