Queens of the Stone Age

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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 4,889
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    Hi, I think we share the same brain on this :lol: I'm with you every step of the way in your assessment of their catalog. I really enjoy Era Vulgaris, probably more than Lullabies. Especially because of this crazy video for Sick, Sick, Sick.

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  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 1,029
    I got into QOTSA after ...Like Clockwork.  I knew them from Songs for the Deaf which I liked at time of release but going back in their catalog I have yet to listen to S/T and Era Vulgaris...not sure what I am waiting for as I enjoy everything to varying degrees but it’ll be exciting to know I probably have two pretty good albums awaiting my attention one day down the road.
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,616
    tbergs said:
    I didn't start truly following QOTSA until Like Clockwork came out. I knew of them from their big hits in the early 2000's, but became hooked after Clockwork. I see a lot of comments about those who followed from the beginning not being able to get in to the new stuff and only really liking the first few albums, sounds similar to a lot of Pearl Jam fans. I also think it has a lot to do with both bands firing their most wild members after a few albums. I really liked Nick and what he brought to QOTSA, but it was probably for the best and they've made some awesome music since then.

    With that said, only Nick could do this song proper justice. So awesome.


    Yeah. I miss Nick but I understand that he was a loose canon and had to be let go. The first time I saw them in 1999 they had a pedal steel player playing with them. I kid you not. It was pretty cool.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,247
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    SFTD is obviously amazing because of the songs....but in my opinion the radio bits take it to the next level. It makes me feel like I'm listening to a concept record or a soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino movie. that's part of what I love about it. 

    it's funny that your take on their discography is literally exactly the opposite to one of my buddies. 
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 7,843
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    SFTD is obviously amazing because of the songs....but in my opinion the radio bits take it to the next level. It makes me feel like I'm listening to a concept record or a soundtrack to a Quentin Tarantino movie. that's part of what I love about it. 

    it's funny that your take on their discography is literally exactly the opposite to one of my buddies. 
    agreed on the radio bits...love it
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  • reesdogreesdog Auckland, NZ.Posts: 1,968
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    Yeah I had that shitty reissue of Rated R too, replaced it with the next reissue, think it’s catalogue number is a series of zeroes 0-000000? Anyway glad I replaced it, the newer reissue sounds really good, x20 better than the one you’ve mentioned. I just threw the other one away it was that bad. 

    Rated R is such a classic album, if you didn’t hear it when it first came out you won’t know the context of it. I just had the CD back then with the blue cover art, it was a game changer big-time to hear at the time, an opening song listing drugs they liked to take?! Unheard of, then the same song’s short reprise halfway through again, very cool. Distinctive different singers on certain tracks including the mighty Mark Lanegan on In The Fade, probably the albums best track. The weird jazzy, freak-outs at the end of some songs that are challenging and the overall heaviness, but in a new way of the overall album.

    My friends and I just loved it and played it in full at a lot of parties around that time so it holds good memories, we turned a lot of people into QOTSA through Rated R. Plus, we also read somewhere that the album was even better to listen to on LSD, so we tried it and they were right.. :) 
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  • AggAgg Philadelphia, PAPosts: 454
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    I agree about Like Clockwork and Villains. I think those albums are nearly perfect and could listen to songs like Head Like A Haunted House or I Appear Missing all day.
    I agree about the radio skits too, I usually change the song before it ends just to avoid them now. It was kinda cool and first but now it just takes away from the songs, imo. That being said, I'll listen to anything QOTSA puts out because they haven't disappointed me yet. Just wish they would tour for Villains some more haha. 
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,247
    reesdog said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    Yeah I had that shitty reissue of Rated R too, replaced it with the next reissue, think it’s catalogue number is a series of zeroes 0-000000? Anyway glad I replaced it, the newer reissue sounds really good, x20 better than the one you’ve mentioned. I just threw the other one away it was that bad. 

    Rated R is such a classic album, if you didn’t hear it when it first came out you won’t know the context of it. I just had the CD back then with the blue cover art, it was a game changer big-time to hear at the time, an opening song listing drugs they liked to take?! Unheard of, then the same song’s short reprise halfway through again, very cool. Distinctive different singers on certain tracks including the mighty Mark Lanegan on In The Fade, probably the albums best track. The weird jazzy, freak-outs at the end of some songs that are challenging and the overall heaviness, but in a new way of the overall album.

    My friends and I just loved it and played it in full at a lot of parties around that time so it holds good memories, we turned a lot of people into QOTSA through Rated R. Plus, we also read somewhere that the album was even better to listen to on LSD, so we tried it and they were right.. :) 
    that saxophone outro is one of the most annoying things a band I like has ever done. I hate it. As soon as that part comes on, I hit SKIP
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,779
    edited August 8
    Agg said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    I agree about Like Clockwork and Villains. I think those albums are nearly perfect and could listen to songs like Head Like A Haunted House or I Appear Missing all day.
    I agree about the radio skits too, I usually change the song before it ends just to avoid them now. It was kinda cool and first but now it just takes away from the songs, imo. That being said, I'll listen to anything QOTSA puts out because they haven't disappointed me yet. Just wish they would tour for Villains some more haha. 
    Yeah, exactly. At first the radio thing seemed fun and different and creative.... and then it just got really stale and corny ... In fact, it actually feels artistically outdated to me. It was a good idea at the time, lol, but I just don't really feel like it's withstood the test of time. At some point it stopped being unique or interesting, probably because since then I've found other material that pretty much did the same thing with the radio DJ thing. But sure, the album is still great - I still like it enough to have spend the $$$ for that hard-to-find original red vinyl version, and to get it shipped from Australia. :lol:
    HFD, you mentioned Tarantino... and I realized that I feel the same about the radio bits on Rated R as I do about Reservoir Dogs... Great movie that was creative and unique ... but over the years, it just wore itself out and now it almost comes off as cliche .... I know many will disagree with that take as well, lol.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,779
    reesdog said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    Yeah I had that shitty reissue of Rated R too, replaced it with the next reissue, think it’s catalogue number is a series of zeroes 0-000000? Anyway glad I replaced it, the newer reissue sounds really good, x20 better than the one you’ve mentioned. I just threw the other one away it was that bad. 

    Rated R is such a classic album, if you didn’t hear it when it first came out you won’t know the context of it. I just had the CD back then with the blue cover art, it was a game changer big-time to hear at the time, an opening song listing drugs they liked to take?! Unheard of, then the same song’s short reprise halfway through again, very cool. Distinctive different singers on certain tracks including the mighty Mark Lanegan on In The Fade, probably the albums best track. The weird jazzy, freak-outs at the end of some songs that are challenging and the overall heaviness, but in a new way of the overall album.

    My friends and I just loved it and played it in full at a lot of parties around that time so it holds good memories, we turned a lot of people into QOTSA through Rated R. Plus, we also read somewhere that the album was even better to listen to on LSD, so we tried it and they were right.. :) 
    that saxophone outro is one of the most annoying things a band I like has ever done. I hate it. As soon as that part comes on, I hit SKIP
    I love that cool sax outro, lol. Stop being so opposite from me HFD. :lol: ;)
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,247
    PJ_Soul said:
    reesdog said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I think their albums basically get better and better over time. I love all of their albums, but S/T and Rated R are my least faves (although I got that really, really shitty reissue for Rated R; it's not actually the music that makes me say that about the album, just the fucking terrible sound quality of my record; I really should replace that with a better pressing). I think their most recent two albums are their best albums - complete masterpieces IMO - but I also think that Era Vugaris is fucking fantastic and way underrated, and Lullabies is amazing. Songs for the Deaf would be a lot better without all that radio crap in it. I think that really breaks up an otherwise incredible album, not in a good way. But anyway, I have their entire catalogue and am happy to spin any of those albums - I'm with Drowned Out in thinking that QOTSA can essentially do no wrong.
    Yeah I had that shitty reissue of Rated R too, replaced it with the next reissue, think it’s catalogue number is a series of zeroes 0-000000? Anyway glad I replaced it, the newer reissue sounds really good, x20 better than the one you’ve mentioned. I just threw the other one away it was that bad. 

    Rated R is such a classic album, if you didn’t hear it when it first came out you won’t know the context of it. I just had the CD back then with the blue cover art, it was a game changer big-time to hear at the time, an opening song listing drugs they liked to take?! Unheard of, then the same song’s short reprise halfway through again, very cool. Distinctive different singers on certain tracks including the mighty Mark Lanegan on In The Fade, probably the albums best track. The weird jazzy, freak-outs at the end of some songs that are challenging and the overall heaviness, but in a new way of the overall album.

    My friends and I just loved it and played it in full at a lot of parties around that time so it holds good memories, we turned a lot of people into QOTSA through Rated R. Plus, we also read somewhere that the album was even better to listen to on LSD, so we tried it and they were right.. :) 
    that saxophone outro is one of the most annoying things a band I like has ever done. I hate it. As soon as that part comes on, I hit SKIP
    I love that cool sax outro, lol. Stop being so opposite from me HFD. :lol: ;)
    but isn't that our thing? LOL
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 507
    Love Natasha Shneider DJ on Another Love Song - "W.O.M.B. the womb". LOL "...but you're too stupid to realize yourselves"! Classic. ;)
  • FrankY59FrankY59 Posts: 1,029
    Love Natasha Shneider DJ on Another Love Song - "W.O.M.B. the womb". LOL "...but you're too stupid to realize yourselves"! Classic. ;)
    I don’t get it...
  • thispureamericanriotthispureamericanriot CaliforniaPosts: 507
    edited August 8
    I put link to song at bottom. I omitted full dialouge in my previous post, but her DJ part starts at 2:55. I personally think it's funny as hell, but I'm weird. ;)

    Natasha Shneider, along with her husband Alain Johannes were members of QOTSA. Johannes has also played with: The Desert Sessions, Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures. The couple fronted a great band with Jack Irons called Eleven, with Shneider and Johannes on co-lead vocals. Eleven was basically the backing band for Chris Cornell's Euphoria Mourning, minus Jack Irons. She died of cancer in 2008. QOTSA played a memorial concert for her with many famous friends paying tribute. Alain Johannes is still very active, and has played on and/or produced albums for: Mark Lanegan, Arctic Monkeys and Brody Dalle.

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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,202
    FrankY59 said:
    Love Natasha Shneider DJ on Another Love Song - "W.O.M.B. the womb". LOL "...but you're too stupid to realize yourselves"! Classic. ;)
    I don’t get it...
    crawl back in
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    Love Natasha Shneider DJ on Another Love Song - "W.O.M.B. the womb". LOL "...but you're too stupid to realize yourselves"! Classic. ;)
    Same. 

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    nice!!!


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    ^^^^^^^^^  That is an awesome performance!!!!
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  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,616
    edited September 14
    is the QOTSA self titled reissue LP out of print? I saw one in my local record store going for $50 bucks. gonna kick myself if this is the case. could've bought it at their show in 2011. got a poster instead.

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