…Or December if you, like me, are of a more CD-buying persuasion. Queens of the Stone Age‘s first album — hard to get considering the massive success the band had after it — is one of the heftiest slabs of buried treasure I’ve ever come across. I’m sure Josh Homme‘s decision to reissue the album through his Rekords Rekords imprint (with subtly changed artwork and extra tracks, no less) comes in no small part as a response to the people who’ve been paying considerable amounts of cash for the self-titled on eBay, Amazon, etc. It’s worth whatever they’re charging.
Vinyl’s out Black Friday with CD to follow shortly thereafter. The PR wire has this:
The track listing for Queens of the Stone Age, a reissue of Queens of the Stone Age‘s critically-lauded 1998 self-titled debut, reflects the band’s original vision for the album with three tracks that were initially cut from the record reinstated.
The sought after and long out of print album arrives in-stores on Black Friday (Nov. 26) via Joshua Homme‘s own Rekords Rekords as a special bundled package featuring the album both as a 180 gram double-gatefold, double LP and a digital download card (a straight CD release will follow on Dec. 7).
The three additional songs are “The Bronze,” “These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For,” and “Spiders and Vinegaroons.”
Queens of the Stone Age track listing:
1. Regular John
3. If Only
4. Walkin’ on the Sidewalks
5. You Would Know
6. The Bronze
7. How to Handle a Rope (A Lesson in the Lariat)
9. Hispanic Impressions
10. You Can’t Quit Me Baby
11. These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For
12. Give the Mule What He Wants
13. Spiders and Vinegaroons
14. I Was a Teenage Hand Model
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