Queens Of The Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - p.70
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey'd never again groove like this, with gurgling Teutonic drones swallowing Stooges chords and intercepted radio cross talk."
Spin - 1/99, pp.119-120
7 (out of 10) - "...While there's really nothing in this collection worth trading in those Melvins albums for, it's strangely compelling to hear how Homme and his cohorts killed many an afternoon in a thick THC haze with Can's TAGO MAGO, then worked it into their patented pedal abuse..."
Q - 12/99, pp.126-127
4 Stars (out of 5) - "...deriving maximum power from a sound stripped to its core elements (Homme's bone-hard riffs and mournful vocals and a juggernaut of rhythm section)..."
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.52
"[With] an array of influences as wide-reaching and sprawling as its sound."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.93
3 stars out of 5 -- "Queens Of The Stone Age were edgy, sarcastic and perfect for rock and metal audiences sick of Korn and Disturbed."
Uncut (magazine) - p.91
4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a belief in timeless, classic riffs and also more toothsome and unswinging structures..."


  • 1.Regular John
  • 2.Avon
  • 3.If Only
  • 4.Walkin' On The Sidewalks
  • 5.You Would Know
  • 6.The Bronze
  • 7.How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
  • 8.Mexicola
  • 9.Hispanic Impressions
  • 10.You Can't Quit Me Baby
  • 11.These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For
  • 12.Give The Mule What He Wants
  • 13.Spiders And Vinegaroons
  • 14.I Was A Teenage Hand Model

Product Description:

Queens Of The Stone Age includes: Joshua Homme (vocals, guitar); Dave Catching (lap steel guitar, electric piano); Scott Mayo, Fernando Pullum, Reggie Young (horns); Barrett Martin (vibraphone, steel drum); Nick Oliveri (bass, background vocals); Nick Lucero, Gene Trautmann (drums); Alfredo Hernandez (percussion); Nick Eldorado, Wendy Ray Moan, Rob Halford, Mark Lanegan, Mike Johnson, Pete Stahl (background vocals).
Recorded at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California from December 1999 to February 2000.
Personnel: Joshua Homme (vocals, guitar); Alfredo Hernandez (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joe Barresi.
Recording information: Ironwood Studio, Seattle, WA (04/03/1998-04/21/1998); Rancho de la Luna Studios, Joshua Tree, CA (04/03/1998-04/21/1998); Studio Monkey, Palm Springs, CA (04/03/1998-04/21/1998).
Photographers: Tony Tornay; Lisa Johnson.
Instead of trying to recreate the sound of his former band Kyuss, Josh Homme took a new approach to music. He crafted tight hard rock songs that were heavy on melody and light on vocals. While there is still a lot of fuzz coming from the amplifiers, the vocals are softly interwoven among the chords. There's no screaming or rock & roll antics, and the group takes an almost lo-fi attitude to heavy metal -- an interesting combination that produced instant radio gems like "Regular John," the extreme ranges on "Avon," and the smoky, blues-influenced "Walkin' on the Sidewalks." Queens of the Stone Age are creating a new blend of heavy metal that makes it acceptable to produce creative music that doesn't rely on testosterone as the driving force. ~ David Thomas

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