This Rekords Records re-issue (in conjunction with Domino) has been fully remastered from the original tapes and has been expanded by three tracks on both CD and double viny. The Bronze & These Aren t the Droids You re Looking For (from the a split EP from 98) and Spiders and Vinegaroons which was part of the posthumous Kyuss/QOTSA split EP. The vinyl is a double vinyl deluxe gatefold package that will also include a free digital download as well.
Any similarities that Queens of the Stone Age may have to Kyuss are probably inevitable--all three members of this group were in Kyuss at one time or another. The intention of this band, however, is not to create Kyuss 2, but to make its own brand of noise. Falling somewhere between Can and Canned Heat, the trio brings an occasional electronic aura to the guitar-based chug of stoner rock. While not as brash and earsplitting as their previous band (singer-guitarist Josh Homme--a Jack Bruce sound-alike--lays back where Kyuss frontman John Garcia would have yelped), these guys have made a debut album that is nevertheless an intriguing, aggressive, trippy aural journey that bows down to no trend. --Janiss Garza
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