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Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby betch on Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:26 pm

Huge fan/die-hard apologist etc etc. Love the new album, great songwriting. Been listening to it non-stop for months, especially the title track. So not crap.

Most of what you see my dear is purely for show
Because not everything that goes around comes back around
You know?
Holding on too long is just the fear of letting go
Because not everything that goes around comes back around
You know.

One thing that is clear: It's all downhill from here.


Most of what you see my dear is worth letting go
Because not everything that goes around comes back around
You know?
Holding on too long is just the fear of what to show
Because not everything that goes around comes back around
You know.

One thing that is clear: It's all downhill from here.




Saw this hilarious interview not long ago where Josh explains "It's all downhill from here". Total mindfuck. Completely recontextualizes the song for me. Thought I'd share.

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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Jodi S. on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:13 am

They are on Austin City Limits tonight (as in right now) on Channel 21 in NYC - and possibly in other markets as well.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:04 am

My buddy Jon plays drums for them now.
I guess that's cool for him.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Dovey on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:08 am

Your buddy is Jon Theodore? That dude is a stone-cold badass. Almost made the Mars Volta worth listening to.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:37 am

Dovey wrote:Your buddy is Jon Theodore? That dude is a stone-cold badass. Almost made the Mars Volta worth listening to.
We used to work for the same coffee shop chain in Baltimore. This was back during the Golden days. I remember him showing up to the Ottobar after he became a member of Mars Volta with a corporate credit card from the label and buying a round of drinks for everyone.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Ptommydski on Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:24 am

I think 'Regular John' is one of the best rock songs ever written. I like it a bit more every time I hear it. It's been a steady but sure decline since then.

One completely great, timeless rock song is more than most bands do I guess.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Podge9 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:53 am

Awesome_Komodo wrote:
Dovey wrote:Your buddy is Jon Theodore? That dude is a stone-cold badass. Almost made the Mars Volta worth listening to.
We used to work for the same coffee shop chain in Baltimore. This was back during the Golden days. I remember him showing up to the Ottobar after he became a member of Mars Volta with a corporate credit card from the label and buying a round of drinks for everyone.


What a great drummer.
The previous QOTSA drummer used to make a half hearted effort on No One Knows but I saw JT absolutely nail it a few weeks ago.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby kerble on Tue May 26, 2015 1:16 pm

Have been loving ...Like Clockwork, except for the one rotten funk song "Smooth Sailing". That shit is CRHP. Aside from that, it's a great record. Color me impressed.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby holmes on Tue May 26, 2015 6:46 pm

Ptommydski wrote:I think 'Regular John' is one of the best rock songs ever written. I like it a bit more every time I hear it. It's been a steady but sure decline since then.

One completely great, timeless rock song is more than most bands do I guess.


It's a fucking amazing track. Avon is every bit it's equal though.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby numberthirty on Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:22 am

Since some of this may have come in under the radar...

Eric Valentine has a "Recording" YouTube channel here -

- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChV4ZbmdvFZFDGN8XRzpIrQ/featured

Earlier in the week, there was a pretty in-depth breakdown of what went into tracking the tune "No One Knows" with a rather involved dive into the Pro Tools session and what did and didn't make the eventual cut when the band recorded the version that is on the record.

That video came down with a quickness. Worth noting for the future.

What has not come down is this video with Eric Valentine where he lays out some of the "Nuts"/"Bolt" of how things were recorded. I'd guess it might be worth the time for fans of the band.

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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Andrew. on Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:24 pm

numberthirty wrote:
Earlier in the week, there was a pretty in-depth breakdown of what went into tracking the tune "No One Knows" with a rather involved dive into the Pro Tools session and what did and didn't make the eventual cut when the band recorded the version that is on the record.

That video came down with a quickness. Worth noting for the future.


I happened to see that video go up and watched parts of it. I was surprised how transparent he was about everything, including the balls-to-the-wall drug use and partying that prompted him to move the sessions to a studio out of town in the woods. Some weird gear choices like using a tiny Peavey practice amp for bass tracks on the album.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby numberthirty on Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:09 am

Andrew. wrote:
numberthirty wrote:
Earlier in the week, there was a pretty in-depth breakdown of what went into tracking the tune "No One Knows" with a rather involved dive into the Pro Tools session and what did and didn't make the eventual cut when the band recorded the version that is on the record.

That video came down with a quickness. Worth noting for the future.


I happened to see that video go up and watched parts of it. I was surprised how transparent he was about everything, including the balls-to-the-wall drug use and partying that prompted him to move the sessions to a studio out of town in the woods. Some weird gear choices like using a tiny Peavey practice amp for bass tracks on the album.


There might actually be a reason that he would.

Thinking back to around when the record came out, Homme seemed like he knocked Valentine at least once. It seemed like Valentine might have been babysitting the band for Interscope.
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