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Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stoneage (Reissue)

Out Rock Metal this rekords records reissue in conjunction with domino has been fully remastered from the original tapes and has been expanded by three tracks 'the bronze' and 'these aren't the droids your looking for' from the split ep from '98 and 'spiders and vinegaroons' which was part of the posthumous kyuss queens of the stone age split ep 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 lowend expanses of his former band for much tighter song structure for the most part and honesttogoodness 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 reunited with latter day kyuss drummer alfredo hernandez to record as a fake trio bass player 'carlo von sexron' is a nomdeboom for homme and queens of the stone age came into full bloom if this reissue 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 midfi 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 widereaching appeal

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