Desert Sessions vols. 5 & 6
Edition Info
Release Date Label ID Format Origin Notes No.
1999/07/21 Man's Ruin MR121 10" US Volume 5 [1]
1999/xx/xx Man's Ruin MR122 10" US Volume 6 [2]
1999/xx/xx - - 1CD US Promo EP [3]
1999/09/10 Man's Ruin MR123 1CD US Vols. 5 & 6 [4]
You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire [1] - [3] [4]
Letters to Mommy [1] - [3] [4]
I'm Dead [1] - [3] [4]
Punk Rock Caveman Living in a Prehistoric Age [1] - [3] [4]
Goin to a Hangin [1] - [3] [4]
A #1 - [2] [3] [4]
Like a Drug - [2] [3] [4]
Take Me to Your Leader - [2] [3] [4]
Teens of Thailand - [2] [3] [4]
Rickshaw - [2] [3] [4]
Like a Drug (instrumental) (bonus track) - - [3] [4]
The fifth volume is titled Poetry for the Masses: Sea Shed Shithead by the She Sore, and the sixth volume is titled Poetry for the Masses: Black Anvil Ego
Volume five is on clear vinyl
There are two different covers for the CD version. The one for the promo version is black with a large gray star. The cover of the regular version that you can buy the store is copper with a bronze stripe across it and a silver sun.
The bonus track found only on the CD is: Like a Drug (instrumental) (track 11)
The guys held a poetry contest for these two volumes. About where the idea came from, the success of the contest, and whether it'll be done again: "[It was] Josh’s idea. The response was great there was more than a hundred entries. We don’t know if we’ll be doing it again." - Nick, Scandinavia Online 2001 chat

Here are the poets and their songs:
Letters to Mommy - Poetry entry #87 by Little Bobby Sherwood
I'm Dead - Poetry entry #14 by Keri Mathers
Goin to a Hangin - Poetry entry #107 by Teddy Quinn
A#1 - Poetry entry #4 by Mel Quinland
Teens of Thailand - Poetry entry #33 1/3 by The Amish Cowboy/Your Worst Fucking Nightmare
Rickshaw - Poetry entry #7 by Staci Wadsworth
This notice was also included:
NOTICE TO ALL POETS: Thank You for the submissions as they were all of the highest calibre (except for the shitty ones). Although yours may not have been selected for these sessions, we will probably use your submission on another Volume. Remember-this is not a contest...there are no 'winners,' just 'losers.' If your entry was selected, look for a free copy in the mail. Live Long and Perspire, The Management You can order the cd from Rekords Rekords, since Man's Ruin Records is now defunct
"In 1999 a crack-pot team of rockers led by Josh Homme embarked on a poetry experiment in the blistering heat of the desert sun. The experiment resulted in a psycho fantasy rock orchestra and a substantial collection of "Poetic Entries" submitted by the team. They cleverly named this ensemble "Desert Sessions 5 and 6". The contributors include:
Brant Bjork
Little Bobby Sherwood
Fred Drake
Dave Catching
Blag Jesus
Keri Mathers
Gene Troutman
Adam Maples
Teddy Quin
Tony Manson
Mel Quinland
The Amish Cowboy
Barrett Martin
Staci Wadsworth" - Rekords Rekords
Pressing Info
1. Unknown pressing quantity on clear vinyl
2. Unknown pressing quantity
3. Unknown pressing quantity
Cover Scans
Desert Sessions vol. 5 cover Desert Sessions vol. 6 cover Desert Sessions vols. 5 & 6 promo  cover Desert Sessions vols. 5 & 6 regular  cover

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