Tuesday, September 28, 2010
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: RATED RX
Queens of the Stone Age
"Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol. C-c-c-c-c-cocaine." It’s been ten years. Can you believe it? And to celebrate, Queens of the Stone Age (or rather, Josh Homme) has re-released the band’s breakthrough major label debut Rated R, now renamed Rated RX and repackaged with five b-sides and 10 live tracks.
Rated R is the quintessential Queens of the Stone Age album. The lyrics are off the wall (or rather, climbing the wall) - everything in excess. The riffs don’t stop. ("Heavy enough for the boys and sweet enough of the girls"). And the chemistry between frontman Josh Homme and booted bassist Nick Oliveri is electric.
Click here to read the full review on Channel 24