Nick Oliveri - b, voc
Mark Lanegan - voc
Dave Grohl - dr
Brendon McNichol - LapSteel, g, piano
A true milestone of rock history, absolutely outrageous.
This albu is full of one fantastic song after another. Definately a CD for all QOTSA fans, not to be missed. Grab it today, you´ll thank me for it while you're listening.
Rated R is a little softer compared to their previous album, which was released on Roadrunner Records, a giant record company in the metal scene. But Queens Of The Stone Age aren´t quite metal, they're hard rock with softer tendancies. Since the release of Rated R, the track Feel Good Hit Of The Summer has become a sort of anthem for the drug-fucked youth in various places around the world, as well as the youth that wish (and I mean that all in a good way). This album is definately worth listening to. The hard rock side of QOTSA is evident in a lot of the tracks, such as Leg Of Lamb. Though if you´ve listened to the first album, you´d be able to tell that QOTSA are experimenting with their hard rock sound in this album through tracks like Better Living Through Chemistry.
Produced by Chris Goss (Masters of Reality).
This album rocks. For what it´s worth. Mostly repetitious power chords, but they hook you more than other bands. I bought the QOTSA albums backwards starting with songs for the deaf. This album might be older but it´s better than Rated R. My Favorite tracks: Regular John, Give the mule what he wants.
This is an inspiring album!!! Very refreshing in this world full of shit. It is very original and unique. Looking forward to more work from QOTA.