Queens Of The Stone Age

B-Sides/Collaborations: Queens Of The Stone Age- Era Vulgaris feat: Trent Reznor

Back in 2007, Queens Of The Stone Age released their album, Era Vulgaris. An album in their catalog that I find to be very underrated and often over looked. This album featured some of the band’s best material since Songs For The Deaf. Another thing I’ve always dug about this particular album is the production. There’s a really dirty, distorted vibe that is crisp and clear but feels hard and heavy. Through and through this is a rock record. Live when these songs are played they are grittier than the album and makes it even better. There is a song that was recorded for the album but, would eventually become a b-side called “Era Vulgaris” sometimes more known as “You Know What You Did.” This track was released originally part of a fan site contest for fans to win a “special package” from the band. Selected winners received a CD entitled You Know What You Did with the sole track “Era Vulgaris”, which singer/guitarist Josh Homme confirmed would not be appearing on the record despite being the title track, though it was included as a bonus track on the UK edition. This song features guest vocals from the one and only Trent Reznor. It’s one of those songs that when you hear you wonder why it was left off the original track listing. It’s that good. If you’ve never heard this track you are in for a treat!


Queens Of The Stone Age- “Era Vulgaris (aka You Know What You Did):”

End Of Album Songs: Queens Of The Stone Age- I Think I Lost My Headache

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The album Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age is impeccably extraordinary. I still remember hearing this album in the summer of 2000. It was the perfect album for that time and has remained a favorite of mine for many years. One of the things I remember most about the first time I heard this album was the closing song “I Think I Lost My Headache.” The trip of this album is quite a journey that, when you get to this song, it really encapsulates it. Songs like this especially one albums such as Rated R, make a pretty fun and interesting statement.

Queens Of The Stone Age- I Think I Lost My Headache:


Memorable TV Performances: Queens of the Stone Age on SNL 2005

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Back in 2005, when Will Ferrell hosted Saturday Night Live, Queens of the Stone Age made their SNL debut. They were promoting their album Lullabies To Paralyze at this time. Their SNL set consisted of “Little Sister” and “In My Head” both from that record. The reason why this performance is quite memorable is because of the special guest who comes out during the performance of “Little Sister.”

Queens Of The Stone Age on SNL 2005:


Guest Musician: Josh Homme

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Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age is quite the talented player, singer and writer. His work in Queens and Kyuss are both integral parts of rock music since the 90’s. He’s got a style and sound that is uniquely his own as well. Over the years, Josh has lent his sound (whether it’s guitar or vocals) to quite a few other bands and artists. Here’s a few that will intrigue you.
Local H- Rock and Roll Professionals (from Here Comes The Zoo):

 

Foo Fighters- Razor (from In Your Honor):

 

 

Mastodon- Colony Of Birchmen (from Blood Mountain):

 

 
Arctic Monkeys- All My Own Stunts (from Suck It And See):

 

 

Biffy Clyro- Bubbles (from Only Revolutions):

 

 

Mark Lanegan Band- Riot In My House (from Blues Funeral):

 

Josh has also appeared on albums by:

Iggy Pop
Lady Gaga
Masters Of Reality
Peaches
The Strokes
Mondo Generator
Fu Manch
and many more

Bands That Should Come Back: Them Crooked Vultures

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It’s been about 10 years now since we have heard from Them Crooked Vultures. The “supergroup” featuring Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones was one hell of a band. They had this really cool bluesy jam band style along with some really fun songs like “New Fang,” “Dead End Friends,” “Mind Eraser, No Chaser,” “Elephants,” “Reptiles,” “Caligulove,” and “Spinning In Daffodils.” The best thing about this band though was that it gave Dave and Josh a break from their main bands and when they returned to those bands, the material they made sounded rejuvenated and alive again. Though the Queens Of The Stone Age album made after TCV, hasn’t really aged well, while Foo Fighters Wasting Light is still one of the best rock albums of the last 10 years. I had the chance to see Vultures live and they were great live. Yes the band has Dave and Josh in it but the whole time I was watching them on stage, I was in awe of John Paul Jones. I truly believe he has never gotten the proper credit and respect for his contributions in Led Zeppelin. That man is a talent among talents. I’d love to hear a new Them Crooked Vultures release, mainly to hear more of John Paul Jones but, also because I think the Foos and Queens need to take a break. It’s worth noting that they’ve all said in recent years that they wouldn’t rule out working together again, it’s just getting the timing right. Who else wants to see this?

 

Them Crooked Vultures- Them Crooked Vultures:

Top Ten Bands A-Z: Q

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The A to Z  list continues to find the top ten bands/artists in the alphabet. Q is upon us and needs help to complete the list. As usual your suggestions are wanted in completing this list. These are in no particular order as well.

 

01) Queen
02) Queens Of The Stone Age
03) Queensryche
04) Quicksand
05) Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest)
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Guest Musician: Dave Grohl

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Dave Grohl is one of the busiest and most collaborative musicians that have come around in a long time. I’ve been wanting to do a Guest Musician post about Dave for some time, and now seems like the great time to do it. Here are a slew of the songs Dave has guested on over the years.

 
Tony Iommi Solo Album- Goodbye Lament (Vocals/Drums):

 

David Bowie- I’ve Been Waiting For You (Guitar):

 

Pete Yorn- For Us (Drums):

 

Garbage- Bad Boyfriend (Drums):

 

Slash Solo Album- Watch This (Drums):

 

The Prodigy- Run With The Wolves (Drums):

 

Nine Inch Nails- Getting Smaller (Drums):

 

Nine Inch Nails- The Collector (Drums):

 

Nine Inch Nails- Sunspots (Drums):

 

Nine Inch Nails- The Line Begins To Blur (Drums):

 

Nine Inch Nails- Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Drums):

 

Albums Played On:

Queens Of The Stone Age- Songs For The Deaf, Like Clockwork
Tenacious D- Self Titled, The Pick Of Destiny, Rize Of The Fenix
Juliette And The Licks- Four On The Floor
Killing Joke- Self Titled

And so many more…

 

 

Album Rank: Queens Of The Stone Age

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I just started listening to Queens Of The Stone Age again after some time away from them. But while in my mode of listening to everything of theirs it made me think that I should do an album rank of their albums. So here we go from not the best to the best!

Lullabies To Paralyze:

Like Clockwork:

Rated R:

Queens Of The Stone Age:

Era Vulgaris:

Songs For The Deaf:

Cover Thursday: Queens Of The Stone Age (Billy Idol)- White Wedding

When Queens Of The Stone Age released their very great album Era Vulgaris, they also recorded a cover of the Billy Idol classic “White Wedding.” In true Queens fashion they added a bit of a stripped down flair to it. It’s definitely an interesting take on Billy’s version (which is the better version).

 

Queens Of The Stone Age- White Wedding

 

Billy Idol- White Wedding

Great Guest Vocalists: Trent Reznor

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A most of you have probably assumed, I’m a huge Nine Inch Nails fan. So I thought why not share some songs that Trent has guested on that you might not have known he was on.

 

Queens Of The Stone Age: You Know What You Did

 

Tori Amos: Past The Mission

 

EL-P: Flyentology

 

Queens Of The Stone Age: Kalopsia