Queens of the Stone Age's Rated R Being Reissued
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:56:12
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One of Rolling Stone's top 100 albums of the decade, Rated R by Queens of the Stone Age, is having its 10th anniversary marked with the expanded, two-CD Rated R - Deluxe Edition, via Interscope/Ume. It will be released August 3, 2010. Added to the original album is a second disc with six B-sides and the band's memorable summer 2000 Reading Festival concert--featuring nine previously unreleased songs, including live versions of "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer," "The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret," "Better Living Through Chemistry" and "Quick And To The Pointless." Hard to believe it's been a decade since this album hit my speakers. Wow. I feel old.
The B-sides are "Ode To Clarissa"; "You're So Vague," a spoof of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain"; covers of Romeo Void's "Never Say Never" and the Kinks' "Who'll Be The Next In Line"; a live version of the album's "Monsters In The Parasol"; and a re-recording of "Born To Hula," an early QOTSA song. The other Reading Festival tracks are concert takes on "Ode To Clarissa," three songs from the band's debut album ("Regular John," "Avon" and "You Can't Quit Me, Baby") and "Millionaire," a song originally from Josh Homme side project Desert Sessions. So if you've got a hankering for guitarist/vocalist Homme, then you need to get your mitts on this.
Issued in June 2000, Rated R was QOTSA's breakthrough, the band's second album but first on a major label.
What's your favorite album of the '00 decade?