QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Reissue Of Three Of Their Albums On Vinyl And With Restored Artwork

24 September 2022

Stoner rock junks QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
will re-release three of their albums.

Eponymous debut album – 1998

The vinyl release is set for October 21.
It will be available on standard black
and limited edition opaque orange vinyl.


A limited opaque aqua vinyl pressing is available from December 9.


Reissue in a special 5th Anniversary package featuring etching, obi-strip,
and a brand new poster by Boneface, and as on limited edition leaf-green
transparent vinyl.


QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Released (Their Best LP So Far) ‘SONGS FOR THE DEAF’ 20 Years Ago

Back in time

28 August 2022

Who: Infamous stoner rockers from Palm Desert,
conducted by Josh Homme
Active: 1996-present / 7 studio LPs so far

Anniversary album: SONGS FOR THE DEAF
(With Dave Grohl on drums)
Released: 27 August 2002 – 20 years ago

NME said: “Having begun as a straightforward three-piece band, they’re now
something else altogether. Their world – sexual, drug-filled, and occasionally
paranoid – has become progressively darker, and as such we find them nothing
less than guardians of the rock flame… It’s the feel odd hit of the summer, and
it’s going to be very hard to beat.
Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Still their best longplayer to my not-so-deaf ears.
Muscled riffs, muscled tunes, muscled vocals.

Singles/clips: No One Knows / Go With The Flow / First It Giveth




Stream the full longpayer here

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5 Outstanding Albums Turning 20 In 2022

Back in time

1. ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ by INTERPOL (New York City)

Released: 20 August 2002

The band’s jarring debut album with single NYC
as one of my all-time favorite rock standouts.

AllMusic said: “One might go into a review like this one wondering
how many words will pass before Joy Division is brought up. In this
case, the answer is 16. The music made by both bands explores the
vast space between black and white and produces something pained,
deftly penetrating, and beautiful.”
Score: 5/5.

Stream album here…


2. ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’ by THE FLAMING LIPS (Oklahoma)

Released: 16 July 2002 – their 10th LP

One of the best works by one of the
best bands ever, on record and live.

Alternative Press said: “Smartly packaged pop that’s
as slick as Stereolab, but human enough–thanks to Coyne’s
earnestness and sincerity, to malfunction in all the right places.”

Score: 9/10.

Stream here…


3. ‘Songs For The Deaf’ by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (L.A. California)

Released: 27 August 2002 – their third full length
With Dave Grohl on drums

The macho stoner rockers speeding like a hot-rod
on the run in the blistering Los Angeles desert.

Mojo Magazine: “All the elements which made its
predecessor so great are here, but in excelsis, and
occasionally excess.”
Score: 8/10.

Steam up here…


4. ‘Highly Evolvded’ by THE VINES (Sydney, Australia)

Released: 14 July 2002

Red-hot-blooded debut longplayer by these Nirvana fans from down
under, fronted by fanatic demon-fighter frontman Craig Nicholls

NME wrote: “They’re a shaggy-haired, surf’s up pop
band and painfully vulnerable all at the same time.”

Score: 4/5.

Turn it up…


5. ‘Source Tags And Codes’ by …. AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD

Released: 26 February 2002 – third LP

Post-punk madness and prog-rock-noise from Austin, Texas.
Heavy on record, manic on stage (saw them about a dozen
times live smashing up their instruments now and then).

Uncut Magazine said: “Compared to so many noisemongers,
TOD understand that restraint enables unleashed firepower to
be exhilarating and awesome.
” Score: 8/10.

Cracked-up noise…


Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – These 5 Classic Crackers Turn 20 In 2022

Five top singles from the past turning 20 in 2022

1. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song) by San Francisco

Released: 16 September 2002
From album: B.R.M.C

“I fell in love with the sweet sensation
I gave my heart to a simple chord
I gave my soul to a new religion
Whatever happened to you?
Whatever happened to our rock’n’roll?”


2. ‘Highly Evolved’ by mind-blowing Australian turbo THE VINES

Released: 22 April 2002
From album: Highly Evolved
Score: #32 in the UK

“I’m feelin’ happy
So highly evolved
My time’s a riddle that’ll never be solved
Dreamin’ for somethin’
Reachin’ for somethin’
Just waitin’ for the sun to carry me in”


3. Hate To Say I Told You So by Swedisch comic punks THE HIVES

Released: 15 March 2002
From album: Veni Vidi Vicious
Score: No 4 on UK’s Indie Chart
and #6 on US Alt Chart

“Hate to say I told you so
Alright, come on
Do believe I told you so”


4. ‘No One Knows’ by L.A.’s stoner rockers QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Released: 26 November 2002
From album: Songs For The Deaf
(with Dave Grohl on drums)
Score: #15 in the UK, #5 on US Rock Chart

“We get these pills to swallow
How they stick in your throat?
Tastes like gold
Oh, what you do to me
No one knows”


5. ‘Losing My Edge’ by LCD SOUNDSYTEM (James Murphy’s band – Brooklyn, NYC)

Release: 15 July 2002 – LCD’s debut single
From their self-titled debut LP

“The kids are coming up from behind.
I’m losing my edge.
I’m losing my edge to the kids
from France and from London.
But I was there”