History Music / QueensOfTheStoneAge

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--->'''Queens of the Stone Age,''' ''[[Music/SongsForTheDeaf "A Song for the Dead"]]''

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--->'''Queens of the Stone Age,''' ''[[Music/SongsForTheDeaf "A ''"A Song for the Dead"]]''
Dead"''
4th May '16 2:32:36 PM MrLavisherMoot
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--->'''Queens of the Stone Age,''' ''"Song for the Dead"''

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--->'''Queens of the Stone Age,''' ''"Song ''[[Music/SongsForTheDeaf "A Song for the Dead"''
Dead"]]''



The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover Music/{{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of Music/{{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.

The group followed up with ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' in 2005 (named after a lyric from the track "Mosquito Song" from the previous album) and ''Era Vulgaris'' in 2007. While both were given good press and each had a Grammy nominated song, they were neither as successful or as highly regarded as ''Songs For the Deaf'' (although ''Lullabies'' was a top-five album while ''Songs'' was not).

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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover Music/{{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of Music/{{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With with the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.

The group followed up with ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' in 2005 (named after a lyric from the track "Mosquito Song" from the previous album) and ''Era Vulgaris'' in 2007. While both were given good press and each had a Grammy nominated song, they were neither as successful or as highly regarded as ''Songs For for the Deaf'' (although ''Lullabies'' was a top-five album while ''Songs'' was not).



After a six-year break, ''...Like Clockwork'' was released on June 3rd, 2013 to massive acclaim.

Josh Homme is also part of the supergroup ThemCrookedVultures, with [[Music/FooFighters Dave Grohl]] and [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones.]]

They now have a [[{{AwesomeMusic/QueensOfTheStoneAge}} awesome music page]].

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After a six-year break, ''...Like Clockwork'' was released on June 3rd, 3, 2013 to massive acclaim.

Josh Homme is also part of the supergroup ThemCrookedVultures, Music/ThemCrookedVultures, with [[Music/FooFighters Dave Grohl]] and [[Music/LedZeppelin John Paul Jones.]]

They now have a an [[{{AwesomeMusic/QueensOfTheStoneAge}} awesome music page]].



* Joshua Michael Homme III [[labelnote:*]]Also a member of Desert Sessions, Music/{{Kyuss}}, EaglesOfDeathMetal, and ThemCrookedVultures. [[/labelnote]] (1996-now)
* Troy Van Leeuwen [[labelnote:*]]Also played in Failure, Sweethead, A Perfect Circle, and Enemy.[[/labelnote]] (2002-now)
* Michael Shuman [[labelnote:*]]The bassist of Wires on Fire and Mini Mansions[[/labelnote]] (2007-now)
* Dean Fertita [[labelnote:*]]Of TheDeadWeather [[/labelnote]] (2007-now)
* [[TheMarsVolta Jon Theodore]] (2013-now)

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* Joshua Michael Homme III [[labelnote:*]]Also a member of Desert Sessions, Music/{{Kyuss}}, EaglesOfDeathMetal, Music/EaglesOfDeathMetal, and ThemCrookedVultures. Music/ThemCrookedVultures. [[/labelnote]] (1996-now)
(1996–now)
* Troy Van Leeuwen [[labelnote:*]]Also played in Failure, Sweethead, A Perfect Circle, and Enemy.[[/labelnote]] (2002-now)
(2002–now)
* Michael Shuman [[labelnote:*]]The bassist of Wires on Fire and Mini Mansions[[/labelnote]] (2007-now)
(2007–now)
* Dean Fertita [[labelnote:*]]Of TheDeadWeather Music/TheDeadWeather [[/labelnote]] (2007-now)
(2007–now)
* [[TheMarsVolta Jon Theodore]] (2013-now)
(2013–now)



* DaveGrohl: Drums (2002 and 2013)
* Joey Castillo: Drums (2002-2012)
* Nick Oliveri: Bass (1998-2004)

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* DaveGrohl: Music/DaveGrohl: Drums (2002 and 2013)
* Joey Castillo: Drums (2002-2012)
(2002–2012)
* Nick Oliveri: Bass (1998-2004)
(1998–2004)



* AlbumTitleDrop: At the beginning of "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire," the [=DJ=] says "I need a saga. What's the saga? It's ''Songs for the Deaf.'' You can't even hear it!"
** The album version of the song also contains a track hidden in the pregap called "The Real Song For The Deaf" which consists mainly of low frequencies that deaf people may be able to detect.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: At the beginning of "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But a Dollar, but I Feel Like A a Millionaire," the [=DJ=] says "I need a saga. What's the saga? It's ''Songs for the Deaf.'' You can't even hear it!"
** The album version of the song also contains a track hidden in the pregap called "The Real Song For The for the Deaf" which consists mainly of low frequencies that deaf people may be able to detect.



** "Sick Sick Sick" (Music Video)

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** "Sick Sick "Sick, Sick, Sick" (Music Video)



** "Someone's in the wolf"

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** "Someone's in the wolf"Wolf"



** "Run Pig Run"

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** "Run Pig "Run, Pig, Run"



* BingeMontage: Ultra condensed in the form of "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer"
** And now there's the videoclip from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QetvK6ldl2s Smooth Sailing]], from ...Like Clockwork

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* BingeMontage: Ultra condensed in the form of "Feel Good Hit Of The of the Summer"
** And now there's the videoclip from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QetvK6ldl2s Smooth Sailing]], from ..."Smooth Sailing"]], from ''...Like ClockworkClockwork''



* TheBigBadWolf: "Someone's In The Wolf"

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* TheBigBadWolf: "Someone's In The in the Wolf"



* BurnTheWitch: A song off Lullabies to Paralyze
* CallBack: At the end of "The Sky is Falling," a DJ at KRDL ("We ruin music for ''everyone!''") announces that the next song he's going to play is "Millionaire" by Queens of the Stone Age, which was the first track on the album. The station is changed before the song begins again.
** CallForward: "A Song For the Deaf" plays in the background of the DJ's introduction to "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire."
** "Millionaire" was actually the name of the demo version of You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar...

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* BurnTheWitch: A song off Lullabies ''Lullabies to Paralyze
Paralyze''
* CallBack: At the end of "The Sky is Falling," Is Fallin'", a DJ at KRDL ("We ruin music for ''everyone!''") announces that the next song he's going to play is "Millionaire" by Queens of the Stone Age, which was the first track on the album. The station is changed before the song begins again.
** CallForward: "A Song For for the Deaf" plays in the background of the DJ's introduction to "You Think I Ain't Worth A a Dollar, But but I Feel Like A a Millionaire."
** "Millionaire" was actually the name of the demo version of You "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar... a Dollar..."



* CarefulWithThatAxe: Basically any song that had Oliveri singing. Or screaming. "Quick And to the Pointless" makes a great example; "Six Shooter" is a combination of this and MinisculeRocking.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Basically any song that had Oliveri singing. Or screaming. "Quick And and to the Pointless" makes a great example; "Six Shooter" is a combination of this and MinisculeRocking.



* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: Very narrowly averted with "Rated R." The album was originally going to be titled "II" (being the band's second album) but was renamed "Rated R" at the last minute. This is probably a good thing, since the album sounds almost nothing like the band's debut.

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: Very narrowly averted with "Rated R." ''Rated R''. The album was originally going to be titled "II" ''II'' (being the band's second album) but was renamed "Rated R" ''Rated R'' at the last minute. This is probably a good thing, since the album sounds almost nothing like the band's debut.



* ConceptAlbum: ''Songs For the Deaf'' uses fake radio bumpers and the changing of stations as a framing device. It might also explain the heavily compressed audio, but whether it's intentional or just another victim of the LoudnessWar is unknown. Each song on the album represents a different radio station the protagonist turns to as he drives ("You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire" is the 'screamo' station, "God is in the Radio" is a religious radio station, etc).
** ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' is (loosely) a concept album as well, described by Josh Homme as "starting in the darkness and reaching for the light." In this way it mirrors ''Songs For the Deaf'', which starts out relatively light but ends up incredibly dark (the final few songs are some of the band's grimmest, with the last being a disturbing tale of cannibalism).

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* ConceptAlbum: ''Songs For for the Deaf'' uses fake radio bumpers and the changing of stations as a framing device. It might also explain the heavily compressed audio, but whether it's intentional or just another victim of the LoudnessWar is unknown. Each song on the album represents a different radio station the protagonist turns to as he drives ("You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But but I Feel Like a Millionaire" is the 'screamo' station, "God is Is in the Radio" is a religious radio station, etc).
** ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' is (loosely) a concept album as well, described by Josh Homme as "starting in the darkness and reaching for the light." In this way it mirrors ''Songs For for the Deaf'', which starts out relatively light but ends up incredibly dark (the final few songs are some of the band's grimmest, with the last being a disturbing tale of cannibalism).



* CoverVersion: A cover of Music/TheKinks' "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" appears at the end of the UK/Japan limited edition version of ''Songs For The Deaf''. At one point they even did "Who'll Be The Next In Line."
** They also did "Needles in the Camel's Eye" by Music/BrianEno, "White Wedding" by Music/BillyIdol, "The Most Exalted Potentate of Love" by Music/TheCramps, "Christian Brothers" and "Needle in the Hay" by Music/ElliotSmith, "Goin Out West" by Music/TomWaits, "Never Say Never" by Music/RomeoVoid, "Petty Thug" by Music/{{Millionaire}} and "Not to Touch the Earth" by Music/TheDoors

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* CoverVersion: A cover of Music/TheKinks' "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy" appears at the end of the UK/Japan limited edition version of ''Songs For The for the Deaf''. At one point they even did "Who'll Be The the Next In in Line."
** They also did "Needles in the Camel's Eye" by Music/BrianEno, "White Wedding" by Music/BillyIdol, "The Most Exalted Potentate of Love" by Music/TheCramps, "Christian Brothers" and "Needle in the Hay" by Music/ElliotSmith, "Goin "Goin' Out West" by Music/TomWaits, "Never Say Never" by Music/RomeoVoid, "Petty Thug" by Music/{{Millionaire}} and "Not to Touch the Earth" by Music/TheDoors



** They contributed a cover of "Outlaw Blues" to the 2012 BobDylan tribute album ''Chimes of Freedom.''
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Lullabies To Paralyze'' was this to some extent. It was decidedly darker and more sinister-sounding than the previous three QOTSA albums, no doubt due in part to all the turmoil surrounding Nick Oliveri's firing a year before its release.
** ''Songs for the Deaf'' was considerably darker than ''Rated R'' and the SelfTitledAlbum. The overall tone is a lot more grim, with songs like "Song for the Dead," "Go With the Flow," and "God is in the Radio" having a dark, ominous sort of groove to them. There's also a song about cannibalism.
** And ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' was even darker than ''Songs for the Deaf.''

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** They contributed a cover of "Outlaw Blues" to the 2012 BobDylan Music/BobDylan tribute album ''Chimes of Freedom.''
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Lullabies To to Paralyze'' was this to some extent. It was decidedly darker and more sinister-sounding than the previous three QOTSA albums, no doubt due in part to all the turmoil surrounding Nick Oliveri's firing a year before its release.
** ''Songs for the Deaf'' was considerably darker than ''Rated R'' and the SelfTitledAlbum. The overall tone is a lot more grim, with songs like "Song "A Song for the Dead," "Go With with the Flow," and "God is Is in the Radio" having a dark, ominous sort of groove to them. There's also a song about cannibalism.
** And ''Lullabies to Paralyze'' was even darker than ''Songs for the Deaf.''Deaf''.



* DeusEstMachina: "God Is On The Radio"
* DoomMetal: More specifically, Stoner Metal. This applies most obviously to their first two albums, but they've never ''completely'' moved away from the genre. Their work post-''Songs For the Deaf'' only partially count, though, with the possible exception of [[DarkerAndEdgier ''Like Clockwork'']].
* DoubleEntendre: "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer" could be implying a musical hit, or one of the narcotics listed in the song.
* DrivenToSuicide: The meaning of the song "How To Handle a Rope."
* DrugsAreBad: Generally averted, as Homme has shades of TheHedonist and did, after all, write "Feel Good Hit of the Summer." But Oliver's severe drug problems ended up being part of what got him thrown out (the other part was his habit of beating his girlfriend), and the cause of his many legal woes, including the infamous SWAT standoff.
* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Dude Sounds Like A Lady]]: Josh can hit some pretty feminine sounding high notes in songs like "I Never Came" and "In My Head" and Troy can do some feminine sounding backing vocals. ''Especially'' on and "Make it Wit Chu" and "Smooth Sailing" where his backing vocals seriously sound like a woman.
* EpicRocking: "Someone's In the Wolf" (7:15), and "I Think I Lost My Headache" (8:40), along with several other songs lasting the better part of 6 minutes.

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* DeusEstMachina: "God Is On The in the Radio"
* DoomMetal: More specifically, Stoner Metal. This applies most obviously to their first two albums, but they've never ''completely'' moved away from the genre. Their work post-''Songs For for the Deaf'' only partially count, though, with the possible exception of [[DarkerAndEdgier ''Like Clockwork'']].
* DoubleEntendre: "Feel Good Hit Of The of the Summer" could be implying a musical hit, or one of the narcotics listed in the song.
* DrivenToSuicide: The meaning of the song "How To to Handle a Rope."
Rope".
* DrugsAreBad: Generally averted, as Homme has shades of TheHedonist and did, after all, write "Feel Good Hit of the Summer." But Oliver's Oliveri's severe drug problems ended up being part of what got him thrown out (the other part was his habit of beating his girlfriend), and the cause of his many legal woes, including the infamous SWAT standoff.
* [[DudeLooksLikeALady Dude Sounds Like A a Lady]]: Josh can hit some pretty feminine sounding high notes in songs like "I Never Came" and "In My Head" and Troy can do some feminine sounding backing vocals. ''Especially'' on and "Make it Wit It wit Chu" and "Smooth Sailing" where his backing vocals seriously sound like a woman.
* EpicRocking: "Someone's In in the Wolf" (7:15), and "I Think I Lost My Headache" (8:40), along with several other songs lasting the better part of 6 minutes.



** As does "Long, Slow Goodbye."

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** As does "Long, Slow Goodbye."Goodbye".



* EveryEpisodeEnding: ''A Song For The Dead'' is always the final song played live.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: ''A Song For The for the Dead'' is always the final song played live.



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Several times on ''...Like Clockwork,'' most notably the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome incredibly awesome]] build-up at the end of "If I Had a Tail" leading into "My God is the Sun."

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Several times on ''...Like Clockwork,'' most notably the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome incredibly awesome]] build-up at the end of "If I Had a Tail" leading into "My God is Is the Sun."Sun".



* FakeOutFadeOut: Seems like a sport for the band. "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar But I Feel Like a Millionaire" has one; "Song For The Dead" has ''three'' of them.
* HeroicBSOD: "I Appear Missing," based on Homme's near-death experience, four-month inability to walk, and depression, [[KickTheDog each of which caused the next]] during the recording of ''...Like Clockwork.''

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* FakeOutFadeOut: Seems like a sport for the band. "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar But Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire" has one; "Song For The "A Song for the Dead" has ''three'' of them.
* HeroicBSOD: "I Appear Missing," based on Homme's near-death experience, four-month inability to walk, and depression, [[KickTheDog each of which caused the next]] during the recording of ''...Like Clockwork.''Clockwork''.



* IndecipherableLyrics: "Sick Sick Sick" can be nigh-incomprehensible.

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* IndecipherableLyrics: "Sick Sick "Sick, Sick, Sick" can be nigh-incomprehensible.



* IntercourseWithYou: "Make It Wit Chu". Additionally: "Do It Again", "Skin On Skin"
** "Sick Sick Sick" is extremely dirty, but hides it with IndecipherableLyrics.

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Make It Wit wit Chu". Additionally: "Do It Again", "Skin On on Skin"
** "Sick Sick "Sick, Sick, Sick" is extremely dirty, but hides it with IndecipherableLyrics.



* LastNoteNightmare: "I Think I Lost My Headache", "Make It Wit Chu"
** The album ''Songs for the Deaf.'' The final 'official' song is [[TitleTrack "Song for the Deaf"]], which features blood-curdling screams buried in the mix and lyrics about paranoia and betrayal. Then there's a few minutes of silence, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment then a minute-long version of "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" with the lyrics replaced with laughing.]] And ''then'' comes the unsettling, LyricalDissonance-filled bonus track "Mosquito Song," probably the most nightmarish song in the band's catalog. And [[OverlyLongGag '''THEN''']], if you bought the UK/Japan limited edition album, this is followed by a cover of "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", a song by TheKinks.
* LighterAndSofter: Arguably ''Era Vulgaris'' compared to ''Lullabies To Paralyze'', as the album was considerably more catchy and less grim-sounding (...with the exception of "Sick Sick Sick"). Also ''Rated R'' compared to the band's S/T album.
** "Make It Wit Chu" in ''Era Vulgaris'' is surely not the song you'd expect from this band. It's definitely their lightest song yet.

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* LastNoteNightmare: "I Think I Lost My Headache", "Make It Wit Chu"
wit Chu".
** The album ''Songs for the Deaf.'' The final 'official' song is [[TitleTrack "Song "A Song for the Deaf"]], which features blood-curdling screams buried in the mix and lyrics about paranoia and betrayal. Then there's half a few minutes minute of silence, and [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment then a minute-long half-minute-long version of "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" with the lyrics replaced with laughing.]] And ''then'' comes the unsettling, LyricalDissonance-filled bonus track "Mosquito Song," Song", probably the most nightmarish song in the band's catalog. And [[OverlyLongGag '''THEN''']], if you bought the UK/Japan limited edition album, this is followed by a cover of "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy", a song by TheKinks.
Music/TheKinks.
* LighterAndSofter: Arguably ''Era Vulgaris'' compared to ''Lullabies To to Paralyze'', as the album was considerably more catchy and less grim-sounding (...with the exception of "Sick Sick "Sick, Sick, Sick"). Also ''Rated R'' compared to the band's S/T album.
** "Make It Wit wit Chu" in ''Era Vulgaris'' is surely not the song you'd expect from this band. It's definitely their lightest song yet.



* ListSong: "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer"
* {{Lolicon}}: The protagonist of "Quick and To The Pointless."
* LongTitle: "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire.", "I Think I Lost My Headache", "How To Handle a Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)", "The Fun Machine Took A Shit And Died".
** ""You Got A Killer Scene There, Man..."", "These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For", "I Was A Teenage Hand Model"... [[TropesAreNotBad damn]].

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* ListSong: "Feel Good Hit Of The of the Summer"
* {{Lolicon}}: The protagonist of "Quick and To The to the Pointless."
* LongTitle: "You Think I Ain't Worth A a Dollar, But but I Feel Like A a Millionaire.", "I Think I Lost My Headache", "How To to Handle a Rope (A Lesson In The in the Lariat)", "The Fun Machine Took A a Shit And & Died".
** ""You Got A a Killer Scene There, Man..."", "These Aren't The the Droids You're Looking For", "I Was A a Teenage Hand Model"... [[TropesAreNotBad damn]].



* MinisculeRocking: "Six Shooter," which runs at 1:19 and still manages to pack in [[ClusterFBomb quite a few swear words]], along with "Quick And To The Pointless" at 1:42.
* MushroomSamba: "Monsters In The Parasol"
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally in the 4 to 7 range. Occasionally they'll go down to a 3 ("In The Fade") or up to a high 8 ("Tension Head", "Keep Your Eyes Peeled").
** Unusually, "Make It Wit Chu" is a 2.

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* MinisculeRocking: "Six Shooter," Shooter", which runs at 1:19 and still manages to pack in [[ClusterFBomb quite a few swear words]], along with "Quick And To The and to the Pointless" at 1:42.
* MushroomSamba: "Monsters In The in the Parasol"
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally in the 4 to 7 range. Occasionally they'll go down to a 3 ("In The the Fade") or up to a high 8 ("Tension Head", "Keep Your Eyes Peeled").
** Unusually, "Make It Wit wit Chu" is a 2.



** "I was a Teenage Hand Model" includes [[{{Foreshadowing}} a phone call from Nicki Oliveri]] accepting Josh's invitation to join the band.

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** "I was Was a Teenage Hand Model" includes [[{{Foreshadowing}} a phone call from Nicki Nick Oliveri]] accepting Josh's invitation to join the band.



** Played straight with the session bassists Van Conner and Milo Beenhakker who only showed up on [=EPs=] and Demo tapes in very early recordings.

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** Played straight with the session bassists Van Conner and Milo Beenhakker who only showed up on [=EPs=] and Demo demo tapes in very early recordings.



* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Sick Sick Sick," "If I Had a Tail"

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Sick Sick Sick," "Sick, Sick, Sick", "If I Had a Tail"Tail".



* PrecisionFStrike: From the "My God is the Sun" video:

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* PrecisionFStrike: From the "My God is Is the Sun" video:



** On the music end, "A Song For the Deaf" has the line "The blind can go get fucked..."
** Subverted at the very end of "Fairweather Friends," which censors its would-be swear word with a beep. The actual album (''...Like Clockwork'') is a Double-Subversion, as the very next song, "Smooth Sailing," ends its first verse with the line "Fuckin' bon voyage!"
* ThePowerOfBlood: "The Blood Is Love"
* RatedMForManly: Josh Homme has stated that he deliberately chooses to avert this. In fact, the reason why he decided to call the band "Queens" Of The Stone Age was because he believed "Kings" sounded too macho.

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** On the music end, "A Song For for the Deaf" has the line "The blind can go get fucked..."
** Subverted at the very end of "Fairweather Friends," Friends", which censors its would-be swear word with a beep. The actual album (''...Like Clockwork'') is a Double-Subversion, as the very next song, "Smooth Sailing," Sailing", ends its first verse with the line "Fuckin' bon voyage!"
* ThePowerOfBlood: "The Blood Is Love"
Love".
* RatedMForManly: Josh Homme has stated that he deliberately chooses to avert this. In fact, the reason why he decided to call the band "Queens" Of The of the Stone Age was because he believed "Kings" sounded too macho.



** From 1997-1998 the only three members were Josh, Nick, and Alfredo.

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** From 1997-1998 1997–1998 the only three members were Josh, Nick, and Alfredo.



* ShoutOut: [[Music/{{Radiohead}} "I want you to notice/when I'm not around"]] in "You Can't Quit Me Baby."
** {{Subverted|Trope}}, with the song, "My God is the Sun." It has nothing to do with Creator/GeorgeCarlin.

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* ShoutOut: [[Music/{{Radiohead}} "I want you to notice/when I'm not around"]] in "You Can't Quit Me Baby."
Baby".
** {{Subverted|Trope}}, with the song, "My God is Is the Sun." Sun". It has nothing to do with Creator/GeorgeCarlin.



* SignatureStyle: Weird tuning, odd timing on the vocals and bass, fuzzy guitars, bizarre lyrics, and unique drum fills.

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* SignatureStyle: Weird Low tuning, odd timing on the vocals and bass, fuzzy guitars, bizarre lyrics, and unique drum fills.



* TheSomethingSong: "Lightning Song," "Mosquito Song," "[[LampshadeHanging Another]] Love Song."
* SopranoAndGravel: "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar But I Feel Like a Millionaire" alternates between screamed and sung vocals.
* StableTimeLoop: The ...Like Clockwork videos are this. The man from I Appear Missing is killed by the man from Kalopsia, who's killed by the man from Keep Your Eyes Peeled, who's killed by the woman from If I Had a Tail, and then they're all killed again by the... [[EldritchAbomination whatever it is]] in the My God Is the Sun video. And then the man from I Appear Missing is back where he started...

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* TheSomethingSong: "Lightning Song," Song", "Mosquito Song," Song", "[[LampshadeHanging Another]] Love Song."
Song".
* SopranoAndGravel: "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar But Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire" alternates between screamed and sung vocals.
* StableTimeLoop: The ...The ''...Like Clockwork Clockwork'' videos are this. The man from I "I Appear Missing Missing" is killed by the man from Kalopsia, "Kalopsia", who's killed by the man from Keep "Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Peeled", who's killed by the woman from If "If I Had a Tail, Tail", and then they're all killed again by the... [[EldritchAbomination whatever it is]] in the My "My God Is the Sun Sun" video. And then the man from I "I Appear Missing Missing" is back where he started...



* SuperGroup: The ''Songs For The Deaf'' line-up was essentially a 90's alt rock supergroup, with Josh Homme & Nick Oliveri from Kyuss, Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees and DaveGrohl.

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* SuperGroup: The ''Songs For The for the Deaf'' line-up was essentially a 90's '90s alt rock supergroup, with Josh Homme & and Nick Oliveri from Kyuss, Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees and DaveGrohl.Music/DaveGrohl.



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Song For The Deaf"
* TitleByNumber: 3's and 7's
* TitleTrack: "A Song for the Deaf," "Era Vulgaris," "...Like Clockwork"
* VocalTagTeam: Though Josh is the lead vocalist on a majority of their songs, ''Songs for the Deaf'' has Nick Oliveri and Mark Lanegan each singing lead on four of the album's fourteen songs, with Mark sharing duties with Josh on "[[TitleTrack A Song for the Deaf]]".

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: "Song For The Deaf"
"A Song for the Deaf".
* TitleByNumber: 3's "3's and 7's
7's".
* TitleTrack: "A Song for the Deaf," "Era Vulgaris," Vulgaris", "...Like Clockwork"
Clockwork".
* VocalTagTeam: Though Josh is the lead vocalist on a majority of their songs, ''Songs for the Deaf'' has Nick Oliveri and Mark Lanegan each singing lead on four of the album's fourteen songs, with Mark sharing duties with Josh on "[[TitleTrack A [[TitleTrack "A Song for the Deaf]]".Deaf"]].



[[TheStinger * kzzetrt* ''It's been a good night. Dave Catching here. Not saying 'good night'... just saying.''*kzzztr*]]

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[[TheStinger * kzzetrt* ''It's been a good night. Dave Catching here. Not saying 'good night'... just saying.''*kzzztr*]]'']]
25th Apr '16 11:29:29 PM aye_amber
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* ShoutOut: [[{{Radiohead}} "I want you to notice/when I'm not around"]] in "You Can't Quit Me Baby."

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* ShoutOut: [[{{Radiohead}} [[Music/{{Radiohead}} "I want you to notice/when I'm not around"]] in "You Can't Quit Me Baby."
24th Apr '16 5:52:32 PM aye_amber
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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.

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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} Music/{{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} Music/{{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.
23rd Apr '16 10:49:35 PM aye_amber
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Queens of the Stone Age is a HardRock group from the Palm Desert Scene, formed in 1996 by guitarist Josh Homme after his previous band {{Kyuss}} disbanded. Originally titled Gamma Ray, they were forced to change their name after a threat of legal action from an [[Music/GammaRay already existing band]]. The name comes from a joke made by one of Kyuss's producers, but Homme has since given a different rationale behind it.

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Queens of the Stone Age is a HardRock group from the Palm Desert Scene, formed in 1996 by guitarist Josh Homme after his previous band {{Kyuss}} Music/{{Kyuss}} disbanded. Originally titled Gamma Ray, they were forced to change their name after a threat of legal action from an [[Music/GammaRay already existing band]]. The name comes from a joke made by one of Kyuss's producers, but Homme has since given a different rationale behind it.
4th Feb '16 3:48:15 PM Hossmeister
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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Songs For the Deaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.

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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Songs For the Deaf'' ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.



* ''Songs For the Deaf'' (2002)

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* ''Songs For the Deaf'' ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' (2002)
30th Oct '15 5:15:22 PM nombretomado
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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Songs For the Deaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''GuitarHero'' and ''RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.

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The group started out by releasing two split [=CDs=]: one of the leftover {{Kyuss}} tracks and another with the group Beaver. The new material on those [=CDs=] and their first official album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Queens of the Stone Age]]'' in 1998, showed Josh Homme slowly breaking away from the musical stylings of {{Kyuss}} and coming into his own as an independent musician. However, the group found its identity with the release of ''Rated R'' in 2000, a mellower and more varied (but none-the-less hard) mix of stoner rock, grunge/alternative, classic rock and just a touch of heavy metal (with a few unorthodox musical experiments here and there, such as the use of steel drums in one song). The band solidified their newfound sense of identity with ''Songs For the Deaf'' in 2002. Largely abandoning their Stoner Rock origins in favor of a more accessible HardRock sound, it's a critically acclaimed album with the Grammy-nominated songs "No One Knows" and "Go With the Flow" (which also found their ways into ''GuitarHero'' ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''RockBand'', ''VideoGame/RockBand'', respectively). It is their best selling album and the only one with platinum certification.
14th Oct '15 5:02:58 AM CyBorg
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* AffablyEvil: The cannibals in "Mosquito Song" give this impression.
10th Oct '15 11:55:53 PM sharkcrap11
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* DoomMetal: More specifically, Stoner Metal. This applies most obviously to their first two albums, but they've never ''completely'' moved away from the genre. Their work post-''Songs For the Deaf'' only partially count, though, with the possible exception of [[DarkerAndEdgier ''Like Clockwork'']].
11th Sep '15 4:22:22 PM Slothjr
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* LoudnessWar: All of their albums have it in some way or another, but ''Songs for the Deaf''', which measures DR 4, is probably the most infamous case (although [[StylisticSuck the entire album is supposed to sound like it's being listened to on a car stereo]]).
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