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  • Audio CD (6 Oct. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Loosegroove
  • ASIN: B00000AGA0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,134 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Regular John
  2. Avon
  3. If Only
  4. Walkin' On The Sidewalks
  5. You Would Know
  6. How To Handle A Rope
  7. Mexicola
  8. Hispanic Impressions
  9. You Can't Quit Me Baby
  10. Give The Mule What He Wants
  11. I Was A Teenage Hand Model

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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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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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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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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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Big fan of Queens of the Stone Age for some years now and most of my friends have been ear bashing me about this album, which until recently, was incredibly hard to find. This reissue finally allows me to see what all my friends were on about.

I was worried it was all hype and no substance. Thankfully QOTSA are a class act and this album is amazing. Maybe even some of their best material. The tracks have a heavier sound than later/more recent QOTSA albums, but the killer riffs are there and the songs are amazing.
If you like Queens of the Stone Age and don't own this album buy it now, you won't be disappointed.
If you like good rock music, buy this album now.
If you like Justin Bieber, buy this album and learn what real music sounds like.
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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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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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