‘Negasonic Teenage Warhead,’ Monster Magnet

The cover of Monster Magnet's album, "Dopes to Infinity."

The cover of Monster Magnet’s album, “Dopes to Infinity.”

You can trace the genre called stoner-rock — an amalgamation of heavy metal and psychedelic-rock — back to the ’60s, but it really flourished in the ’90s, and one of its leading bands was Red Bank’s Monster Magnet, who first gained widespread attention with “Negasonic Teenage Warhead,” from its 1995 album, Dopes to Infinity.

Twenty years later, it still packs an undeniable punch, though every time I hear it, I can’t help thinking of Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses,” to which it bears a striking melodic similarity.

Check it out below.

New Jersey celebratedits 350th birthday lastyear. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we are markingthe occasion by posting 350 songs — one a day, for almost a year — that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. We started in September 2014, and will keep going until late in the summer.

If you would like to suggest any songs to be included, please let me know in the comments section underneath the video. And if you want to see the entire list, either alphabetically or in the order the songs were selected, click here.

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