Queens Of The Stone Age Queens Of The Stone Age 180g 2LP
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Double 180 Gram Vinyl LP Remastered From Original Tapes!
The stunning and powerful debut album by the platinum selling Queens Of The
Stone Age is back in print! This Rekords Records re-issue (in conjunction with
Domino) has been fully remastered from the original tapes and has been expanded
by three tracks on double vinyl.
Upon the dissolution of the criminally overlooked Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme
pulled up stakes from the California Desert for the Pacific Northwest to work on
a new project concurrent with spending time on the road as second guitarist in
Screaming Trees. Seeking a new sound, Homme discarded the sludgy low-end
expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure (for the most part)
and honest-to-goodness capital ‘H’ hooks and what was originally christened
Gamma Ray was quickly changed to Queens Of The Stone Age shortly after birth.
Homme returned to his old stomping grounds and re-united with latter day Kyuss
drummer Alfredo Hernandez to record as a fake trio (bass player “Carlo Von
Sexron” is a nom-deboom for Homme) and QOTSA came into full bloom. If this
re-issue doesn’t document “hour zero,” it’s only a few minutes past. “Regular
John” introduces Homme as a smooth and assured vocalist with great melodic
instinct. Tracks like “Avon” and “Walkin’ On Sidewalks” lock into heavy riffs
that are in entrancing in their repetition and subtle shifts. And it’s hard to
believe that insistently catchy “How To Handle A Rope” didn’t make a greater
impact on mainstream radio upon its initial release. Amidst the mid-fi riffage
and willful experimentalism of an artist forging a new sound for himself are
some killer guitar melodies that could have easily come from 1971, 1991 or 2011.
And that’s part of the timelessness of this unassuming debut album. QOTSA can
only truly be classified as a “rock band;” Any attempt to narrow that down
further would be to neglect the scope of Homme’s broad body of work and the
band’s wide-reaching appeal.
Guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme, drummer Alfredo Hernandez and bassist/mystery man
Carlo Von Sextron deliver the goods on this incredibly influential album. This
long player is a classic in pantheon of ROCK.
• Double 180 Gram Vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Remastered from original tapes
1. Regular John
3. If Only
4. Walkin' On the Sidewalks
1. You Would Know
2. The Bronze
3. How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
2. Hispanic Impressions
3. You Can't Quit Me Baby
4. These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For
1. Give the Mule What He Wants
2. Spiders and Vinegaroons
3. I Was a Teenage Hand Model