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Queens Of The Stone Age Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks

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Queens of the Stone Age
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It came from the desert.

What “it” was, exactly, is still a matter of debate. Are Queens of the Stone Age a band? An association? A concept? The intermittent issue of an unhinged Carlo Von Sexron? The toxic byproduct of other bands? A variously shrinking and expanding group of friends and likeminded visitors? Or a ... Read more in Amazon's Queens Of The Stone Age Store

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  • Audio CD (7 Mar. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B004LE10FU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,795 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Originally released in September 1998 on Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard’s Loosegroove label, the debut album from California’s Queens of the Stone Age offered a devil-may-care mash-up of styles which felt like a breath of fresh air. The 90s had been dominated first by grunge and then by nu-metal, both of which wallowed in the pain and isolation of some never-ending teenage meltdown. It was high time that somebody launched the good times again and just rocked out.

Fans that discovered Queens of the Stone Age in the wake of their second album and commercial breakthrough Rated R still found the grooves of its less-celebrated predecessor instantly recognisable. After years out of print, this expanded and re-mastered edition offers those still unfamiliar with this somewhat unsung outing one more chance to get up to speed.

Although less varied and dynamic than Rated R, Queens of the Stone Age simply crackles with energy. At its best, it’s just as electrifying, even if it doesn’t maintain the dizzying momentum which rolled its follow-up to instant glory. Musically, it draws deeply from diverse pools, echoes of 70s hard rock reverberating alongside alternative, grunge and stoner rock sounds, the latter of which mainman Josh Homme pioneered with his former band Kyuss.

From the upbeat and driving, laid back and reflective to dirgey and downright quirky, this is a colourful collection that’s damn-near impossible to dislike. Whether reeling off fan favourites such as Avon, Mexicola and You Can't Quit Me Baby or digging down to unearth offbeat efforts such as I Was a Teenage Hand Model and instrumental Hispanic Impressions, it’s the sound of Homme finding his muse with often glorious results.

The bonus material, drawn from the albums Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age (1997) and The Split CD (1998), adds some further interest. The Bronze is an inoffensive little tune which bounces along merrily in keeping with the album’s overall tone while the instrumental These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For is, by comparison, angular and haphazard. Spiders and Vinegaroons, meanwhile, winds up being the oddest piece on the entire release, a slightly surreal instrumental retaining enough Queens flavour to make it fit. All in all, this is the perfect soundtrack to a lazy afternoon lounging in the park with a little glass of something and a special cigarette.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By stone_age_king@hotmail.com on 7 Dec. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This really is my favourite album of all time. I have to disagree with the review below saying that the two later queens albums are better. They can't really be compared in this way because the first album is quite different in style. Yes, they have progressed as a band, but this album will always remain my favourite because of it's lo-fi, dry sound. Another thing i love about this album is Alfredo Hernandez's drumming. This was the only queens record he played on and he has a real hypnotic, bare sound. Josh Homme's guitar is mind blowing on this album, especially in some of the solo's - like at the end of "Avon" (my all time favourite queens songs, along with "You Would Know"). If you really like Songs for the Deaf but arent sure if this debut is worth picking up think again!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Hardy on 2 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is QOTSA album presents them at there rawest lo-fi best buy far. The best songs on the album are Regular John, How to handle a rope and You cant quit me baby. In a music scene full of teenie boping heart break lyric pop punk and crappy goth metal bands with speach impedements this is real rock and roll.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
I'm basing this on the review before this one, where every single track is given a rating. Why? The album works because it works as a whole. Just like Kyuss's albums, the whole album is like one long, shape shifting song, and as such cannot be reviewed track by track. The basics are, this album rocks. Its bone crushingly heavy, surprisingly melodic and spookily hypnotic, and its difficult to choose between this album and 'Rated R' in terms of quality. I reckon buy them both, and buy anything else that Josh has had a hand in cos the guy is a bona fide genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Jun. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Drawing from their Kyuss and most defintely Desert Sessions pieces, Josh Homme and Alfredo Hernandez have created a blend of music that is the aural equivalent of suddenly understanding why the Universe exists. The album is delivered in a minimalist way that belies its depth and heaviness. Gone are the mammoth riffs of Kyuss, replaced by melodies that carry another type of heaviness, one that tunes into your mind and takes it down beyond any mind trip you've had. Suddenly everything makes sense. The world of music is made complete and everything is understood. Genuinely an album that makes all other music obselete, and that includes the genre that Homme has already blessed us with. Queens of the Stone Age have shifted the boundaries and created a whole new experience, one that is so perfect that it seems like a natural progression. Genius.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album cannot be faulted in any way. There is not a dull song on the album and the level of musical talent expressed by Homme in all of the tracks is astonishing. If you are at all inclined towards rock or alternative metal and you do not own this album, buy it. Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lullabies to paralyze, Dessert sessions vol9&10 and Kyuss's Sky Valley are also worth considering.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By nin/ja77 on 7 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD
It's taken a while but finally Queens Of The stone age have reissued and remastered their self titled debut album. This album unless you bought it back in the day is very hard to find any where for a reseanoble price, i can still remember finding my copy back in 2002 (just after Songs For The Deaf came out) in an Traditional Irish Music shop!! strange but true. The album was released on an independent label back in 1998 by Loosegroove records in the US and Roadrunner Records in Europe and now get's the reissue treatment courtsey of Rekords Rekords. This was Josh Hommes first record since the end of Kyuss and and a brief stint in The Screaming Trees and while it sold okay it wasn't untill their next two albums Rated R and Songs For The Deaf broke the band to a wider audience that people wanted to go back and buy the debut record.

The album is almost entierly played by Josh Homme as he play guitar, bass(under an alias of carlos Von Sexton) and piano as well as all vocals, Alfredo Hernández(Kyuss, Brant Bjork) plays most of the drums on the album. Regular QOTSA contributors Dave Catching, Hutch and Chriss Goss also appear. Despite being included in the album artwork and appearing in a phone message on the end of the album Nick Oliveri does not play on the album.

The album itself has stood the test of time and is full of unforgettable riffs and songs that still get played live to this day. there's not many better album openers than "Regular John" which is still one of the finest songs Homme has ever writtten and when played live can usually go on for 10 minutes, second track Avon originally apperared on Desert Sessions' Volume 3: Set Coordinates For The White Dwarf!!! in a slightly different form.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen L. Hutchison on 5 Jun. 2008
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A true tour-de-force of an album which paved the way for what was to come from Qotsa whilst also separating itself from a Kyuss-carbon-copy.
1)Regular John- A soaring, fuzzy, hypnotic riff that combines to startlingly brilliant effect with Homme's soft voice. 9/10
2)Avon- Achingly contemporary, this is a standout for the best bit of Qotsa drumming to be heard until a certian Dave Grohl came on the scene 9/10
3)If Only- Almost pop-like with its catchy chorus but this is so much better than anything you'll hear in the charts. A song for summer. 8/10
4)A groovy yet gargantuan track that pounds into your head. Homme's lyrics are very sharp here. Only tailback is the repeated riff that goes on for the last 2 minutes 8/10
5)You Would Know-A slow, psychedelic number that takes a few listens to like. Excellent chorus and a very unique song. 8/10
6)How to Handle a Rope= When it comes to Qotsa's best riffs, this is a genuine contender. However, the drumming, basswork and vocals match the guitar's excellence throughout to produce a Queens classic. 9.5/10
7)Mexicola- When you hear the bass rumbling at the start you know your in for a lot of noise and when it comes it winds your way into your head and doesnt get out. Superb stuff. 9/10
8)Hispanic Impressions- An instrumental, that sounds lightweight considering whats come before. Quite repetitive also, but an example of Homme and co's musicianship nonetheless. 6/10
9)You Can;t Quit Me Baby- Possibly the best bassline of the last 10 years and the best song ever to be wrtitten about a psycho-stalker. Truly breathtaking, epic. 9/10
10)Give the Mule What He Wants- A song that flows and stutters in equal measure but somehow works. Instantly loveable.
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