Macho Rockers QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Released ‘RATED R’ 20 Years Ago

5 June 2020

Band: QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (Palm Desert, CA)
Album: RATED R – the band’s second LP – first one with
bassist Nick Oliveri and vocalist Mark Lanegan.
Released: 6 June 2000 – 20 years ago
Label: Interscope Records 

AllMusic wrote: “Longtime Kyuss fans might be disappointed at the relative lack of heaviness, but R’s direction was hinted at on the first QOTSA album, and Homme‘s experimentation really opens up the band’s sound, pointing to exciting new directions for heavy guitar rock in the new millennium.” – Score: 5/5

Keywords: Macho stoner rock, rad rippers, riff virility, sonic masculinity, feel good drugs
Key tracks (the two singles): The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret / Feel Good Hit Of The Summer

– THE LOST ART OF KEEPING A SECRET –

– FEEL GOOD HIT OF THE SUMMER –
(Blistering live version)

Album in full…

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: Facebook

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