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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:28 pm

I haven't cared about this band in over 12 years.

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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Boombats on Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:33 pm

Someone do a Kickstarter and buy Homme a chin.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby Boobman on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:03 pm

Their latest album is really, really good. For a bigtime band, they're ok.
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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby cneutron on Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:51 pm

I just wrote this... I think it holds true.

The Queens of the Stone Age record ...:Like Clockwork is pretty damn good you guys. They've managed to be the one mainstream-ish band that I really love and that continues to innovate and surprise. I say mainstream-ish because this one is on Matador and well, they aren't a pop star or something. It bums me out that so many worthy music listeners dismiss this band so completely. Why? Is it because Homme looks like a linebacker instead of a science teacher? Is it because the orthodoxy that they peaked at the first record, rated: R or SFTD (nope, nope, and nope) is just accepted fact?

I know I was "THE guy" who really loved Era Vulgaris. And I still do, y'all are nuts. That is a monster of a weirdo, schizoid record. Not what this is about though, I think "Clockwork" is a bit of a grower, but not offputting like EV or Lullabies was.

Hey look: You know me, you know my tastes... any given year I can make a top TWENTY list of the best records that came out that year and most non-music nerd folks wouldn't be able to identify an album on it. I do it every year! I'm always digging deep, that's who I am... and I always try to share what I love about that to the world. But in this case I think it might be some of the uber music nerds that need to take notice. This record kicks ass, and having seen some of the eyebrow raising "indie" nonsense that some right thinking people seem to be listening to, well... broadening ones horizons to this record might not be a bad idea.

Yes, broaden.


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Re: Band: Queens of the Stone Age

Postby numberthirty on Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Can't get around how much those last few records are right out of the early Masters Of Reality(not the album, dude) playbook.

The problem being I owned those records in my late teens. Don't feel like I need your current take on it.
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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 givemenoughrope on Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:31 pm

I checked out when they traded in the drugs and Vt-22 triple stacks for trying to write songs.
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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.
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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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