Rated R

Rated R

by Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age

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Overview

Back in the '70s, it was possible to look at Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, and the rest of the bands that so clearly influenced Queens of the Stone Age and reckon that if they had brains, they'd really be dangerous. Well, by adding a heaping helping of gray matter to that road-tested formula of heads-down, no-nonsense, mindless boogie, these desert dervishes -- masterminded by former Kyuss leader Josh Homme -- prove that theory to be true. Alternating between slowly-creeping psychedelic numbers such as the dizzying "Better Living Through Chemistry" and adrenalized, post-MC5 thrashers like "Quick and to the Pointless," Homme and his henchmen create a sense of palpable danger, leavened by a sly, dark sense of humor. That latter element comes to the fore on the wry "The Feel Good Hit of the Summer," in which Homme runs through a list of his favorite controlled substances with the aplomb of a bistro waiter ticking off the day's specials. Rife with surreal interludes and space-rock effects, R isn't as crushingly heavy as the Queens' debut. But never fear, you won't be mistaking it for the new Jimmy Buffett disc.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2000
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0606949068325
catalogNumber: 490683
Rank: 36455

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queens of the Stone Age   Primary Artist
Mark Lanegan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Goss   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals,Piano (Grand)
Rob Halford   Background Vocals
Barrett Martin   Percussion,Steel Drums
Scott Mayo   Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Nick Oliveri   Bass,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Fernando Pullum   Horn
Peter Stahl   Background Vocals
Dave Catching   Electric Piano,12-string Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Nick Eldorado   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bradley Cook   Engineer
Chris Goss   Producer
Josh Homme   Composer,Producer,Concept
Barrett Martin   Vibe Master
Nick Oliveri   Composer,Concept,Art Conception
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Francesca Restrepo   Art Direction
Martin Schmelzle   Engineer
Robert Brunner   Pre-production Assistant
Dan Druff   Guitar Techician

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