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Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X-Rated) Album

Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X-Rated) Album

  • Performer: Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Rated R (X-Rated)
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • Catalog: 000 000-0
  • Country: Europe
  • MP3 version size: 2494 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1543 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 624

Tracklist

1The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
Backing Vocals – Pete StahlBaritone Saxophone – Scott MayoBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroElectric Piano – Dave CatchingLead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua HommePiano [Noise Piano] – Chris GossVibraphone [Vibes] – Barrett Martin
3:36
2Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
Backing Vocals – Nick Eldorado, Rob Halford, Wendy Ray MoanBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannElectric Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – Dave CatchingGrand Piano, Percussion – Chris GossGuitar, Lead Vocals – Joshua Homme
2:43
3I Think I Lost My Headache
Backing Vocals – Mark LaneganBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroGuitar, Lead Vocals – Joshua HommeHorns – Fernando Pullum, Reggie Young , Scott MayoLap Steel Guitar – Dave CatchingSteel Drums – Barrett Martin
8:40
4Lightning Song
Bass – Nick OliveriPercussion – Barrett MartinPiano – Joshua HommeSongwriter – Dave CatchingTwelve-String Guitar – Dave Catching
2:08
5In The Fade
Bass, Percussion – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroElectric Piano – Dave CatchingGuitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Joshua HommeLead Vocals – Mark LaneganNoises – Marek Recorded By [Additional Recording] – Brad CookSongwriter – Joshua Homme, Mark Lanegan
3:51
6Monsters In The Parasol
Backing Vocals – Chris GossBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Dave CatchingLead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua HommeSongwriter – Joshua Homme, Mario Lalli
3:28
7Better Living Through Chemistry
Backing Vocals – Chris GossBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroLead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua HommePiano – Dave CatchingVibraphone [Vibes], Percussion – Barrett Martin
5:48
8Ode To Clarissa
Backing Vocals – Pete StahlBass, Lead Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Diamond Dave CatchingGuitar, Backing Vocals – Joshua HommeWritten-By – J. Homme, N. Oliveri
2:40
9Auto Pilot
Backing Vocals – Mark LaneganBass, Backing Vocals – Chris GossDrums, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Joshua HommeLead Vocals, Guitar – Nick OliveriOrgan [B3] – Dave CatchingPercussion – Nick Lucero
4:01
10Tension Head
Drums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Joshua HommeLead Vocals, Bass – Nick OliveriRecorded By [Additional Recording] – Brad Cook
2:53
11Leg Of Lamb
Backing Vocals – Mike Johnson Bass – Nick OliveriDrums, Percussion – Nick LuceroLead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Joshua Homme
2:49
12Quick And The Pointless
Backing Vocals – Nick Eldorado, Wendy Ray MoanDrums – Gene TrautmannFlugelhorn – Fernando PullumGuitar – Dave CatchingLead Guitar – Joshua HommeLead Vocals, Bass – Nick Oliveri
1:42

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
069490683-2Queens Of The Stone Age R ‎(CD, Album)Interscope Records069490683-2US2000
490683.4Queens Of The Stone Age R ‎(Cass, Album)Interscope Records490683.4Argentina2000
UICY-2469Queens Of The Stone Age R - Restricted To Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time ‎(CD, Album, RE)Interscope RecordsUICY-2469Japan2004
UMCF-4069-2Queens Of The Stone Age 2 ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Interscope RecordsUMCF-4069-2Canada2000
noneQueens Of The Stone Age Rated R ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Polydor, Interscope RecordsnoneFranceUnknown

Credits

  • A&RDebbie Southwood-Smith
  • A&R [A&R Assistance]Lisa Ballard
  • Art DirectionDesign Palace, Francesca Restrepo
  • Booking [European Booking - For]Helter Skelter
  • Booking [European Booking]Steve Strange
  • Booking [U.S. Booking - For]The William Morris Agency
  • Booking [U.S. Booking]Robby Fraser
  • Coordinator [Technical Coordinator]Shivaun O'Brien
  • Design Concept [Art Concept]Joshua Homme, Nick Oliveri
  • Engineer [FOH Sound / Guru]Hutch
  • Engineer [Second Engineer]Marek
  • Engineer [Sequence & Assembly Engineer]Martin Schmelzle
  • Lacquer Cut ByHL
  • ManagementPete Riedling, Ted Gardner
  • Management [Business Manager - For]Padell, Nadell, Fine And Weinberger Co.
  • Management [Business Manager]Scott Padell
  • Management [For]Larrikin Management
  • Management [Tour Management]Adam Parsons
  • Mixed ByJoshua Homme (tracks: B4), Marek (tracks: A1, A5, B1, B2, B5), Nick Oliveri (tracks: B5), Trina Shoemaker (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, A7, B3, B4)
  • Photography ByDavis Factor
  • Photography By [CD Photo]Nigel Kopp
  • ProducerChris Goss (tracks: A1 to B4), Joshua Homme
  • Recorded ByTrina Shoemaker
  • Songwriter [All Songs By Except]Joshua Homme (tracks: A1 to A5, A7, B2, B4), Nick Oliveri (tracks: A1 to A5, A7, B2, B4)
  • Technician [Drum Tech]Gersh
  • Technician [Guitar Tech]Dan Druff
  • Technician [Pre Production Assistance]Bob Brunner

Notes

Gatefold sleeve.
Issued with an insert sheet.

Sticker (rectangular with sharp right angle corners) on shrink wrap over front sleeve reads:
"Queens Of The Stone Age
Rated R (X Rated)
Features The Hit Single
The Lost Art Of
Keeping A Secret
& Bonus Track
Ltd Edition
Gatefold Vinyl
000 000-0"

Recorded at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA from December 1999 to February 2000.

Publishers:
Joshua Homme (Board Stuff Music, BMI)
Nick Oliveri (Natural Light Music, BMI)
Mario Lalli (Blood Onion Music, BMI)
Dave Catching (itcamefrombeyond, ASCAP)

"Better Living through Chemistry" chorus inspired by Björk.

"Ode To Clarissa" is a bonus track, not appearing on the CD version.
Catalog# "000 000-0" on back cover, spine, label and sticker.

Title on sticker: Rated R (X Rated)
Title on cover and labels: X
Title on spine: Feel Good Hit Of The Summer

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Interscope Records and licensed exclusively to Polydor Ltd (UK), a Universal Music Company.
Made in the E.U.

Pressing plant uncredited, identified by the matrix numbers.
Mixing credits symbols are not mapped to tracks on this version of the album. Track assignments taken from other versions of the release.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Sticker): 0 606949 086411
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): B041493-01 A2 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): S I V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): B041493-01 B3 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched (variant 1)): = ∑
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched (variant 2)): 3 -
  • Label Code: LC 06406
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
  • Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
  • Licensed To – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Recorded At – Sound City Studios
  • Published By – Board Stiff Music
  • Published By – Natural Light Music
  • Published By – Blood Onion Music
  • Published By – Itcamefrombeyond
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media Production – B041493
  • Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media Production

Video

Album

Rated R also known on vinyl as Rated X is the second studio album by American rock band Queens of the Stone Age, released on June 6, 2000 by Interscope Records. It was the band's first album for the label, as well as their first to feature bassist Nick Oliveri and vocalist Mark Lanegan. Rated R was a critical and commercial success and became the band's breakthrough album, peaking at number 54 in the UK and eventually being certified gold by the BPI. Two singles were released from the album: The. Rated R is a 2000 album by Queens of the Stone Age, containing the first appearance of former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan, and the first significant appearance of Nick Oliveri, read in 2000, Rated R was Queens of the Stone Ages first true breakthrough to the mainstream, expanding on the heavy desert-rock sound with instrumentation such as vibraphone, acoustic guitars, and horns and introducing multiple vocalists being Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri, who also played bass on the record. In 2010, Homme released a deluxe version of Rated R for the tenth anniversary of the albums release. The second disc contains B-sides and a recording of the bands 2000 performance at Reading Festival. Rated R Q&A. The lyrics of Feel Good Hit of the Summer consist entirely of a one-line list of recreational drugs that Josh Homme rattles off over and over, a gag that gets pretty tiresome by the end of the song and certainly doesn't need the reprise that follows In the Fade. Fortunately, the rest of the material is up to snuff. R is mellower, trippier, and more arranged than its predecessor, making its point through warm fuzz-guitar tones, ethereal harmonies, vibraphones, horns, and even the odd steel drum. Songs in album Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R 2000. Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer. Queens Of The Stone Age - The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret. Queens Of The Stone Age - Leg Of Lamb. Queens Of The Stone Age - Auto Pilot. Queens Of The Stone Age - Better Living Through Chemistry. Queens Of The Stone Age - Monsters In The Parasol. Queens Of The Stone Age - Quick And To The Pointless. Queens Of T. Rated R also known as 'R' or 'Restricted' is Queens of the Stone Age's 2nd studio album, released June 6, 2000. Its singles are Feel Good Hit Of The Summer, Lost Art of Keeping a Secret and Monsters in the Parasol. After touring for the debut album, Queens of the Stone Age , the band started working on the second album. It was initially called Queens of the Stone Age II and a lot of the lyrics contained drug references especially Feel Good Hit of the Summer. Avoiding the Parental Advisory. The heaviness still comes grinding out of Quick and to the Pointless. But the inclusion of Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan adds a bluesy soulfulness to the grooves and the fuzztones and expanded arrangements make for a band going far beyond the stoner rock roots of Kyuss. Episode 2: On this episode, I discuss Queens of the Stone Age's eclectic, drug fueled sophomore record, Rated on sticker: Rated R X Rated Title on cover and labels: X Title on spine: Feel Good Hit Of The Summer. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Interscope Records and licensed exclusively to Polydor Ltd UK, a Universal Music Company. Made in the E. Track assignments taken from other versions of the release. Codice a barre e altri identificatori. Songs list. Download each separately, rating. Listen online and stay in a good mood

Comments

Arryar Arryar
This is the pressing without the hype sticker printed to the sleeve. Gatefold is kind of flimsy, but it sounds way better than that reissue from a few years prior to this. For one, you don't have to crank stereo way up to even hear the damn thing.
Nalme Nalme
How the hell do you tell this one & the 2005 reissue apart? Whats the easteregg?
Jerdodov Jerdodov
2005 press also has barcode on back corner where barcode area on this press should be blank
RED RED
I’m fairly certain that the 2005 version does not have an insert. Also it has the labels on the opposite sides compared to this. I also believe that it does not have the ”Don’t make me beg” easter egg on the back of the cover.
Kerry Kerry
Randomly bought this off Ebay and was pleased to figure it's this release (it's exhaustive trying to figure out what version you have.) The sound is great. Better than CD and worth seeking out.
Jwalextell Jwalextell
Have you got the eBay seller’s name? I really want a copy of this.
RuTGamer RuTGamer
Like everyone else has said, this version is legit and sounds excellent.
CrazyDemon CrazyDemon
Why does it have Ode to Clarissa? I thought that was just a bonus track? (Great song though)
Xmatarryto Xmatarryto
I bought a copy off of Amazon that says Feel Good Hit of the Summer on the spine. Its def Rated R. Does that sound right to anybody else?
Zulkishicage Zulkishicage
Yup, all copies of this pressing have "feel good hit of the summer" on the spine.
Gagas Gagas
I just picked this up from Waterloo records in Austin, TX and the sound is legit. This is definitely the copy to own.
Fearlessrunner Fearlessrunner
It seems like some of the tracks have different mastering. Few tracks are a bit louder, than the others. Overall sounds really good and "dirty in queens way"
VAZGINO VAZGINO
I got the ''sharp corner sticker/dont make me beg'' version. I agree with what everyone else says about the sound. It's a huge improvement over this version (https://www.discogs.com/Queens-Of-The-Stone-Age-X/release/2984283). However, I have to say this is one of the dirtiest new LPs I've ever bought. LP is covered in dust, almost impossible to remove LP from inner because too much static, scuffs and tiny hairlines all over. Even after cleaning on my RCM there is still noticeable surface noise throughout. Still, sonically its such a big improvement that I will learn to live with these imperfections until hopefully someday all the QOTSA albums will get the audiophile treatment.
Olelifan Olelifan
I'm for 100% sure that I got the legit version. I can't image the Plato record stores in the Netherlands would sell a bootleg version. anyhow the vinyl version sounds great. Happy that I bought it.
Briciraz Briciraz
I can confirm Plato & Concerto sell bootlegs. They also sell Songs for the deaf wich has never been officially reissued.
Beazezius Beazezius
This is the definitive medium for this album. Sound is wonderfully balanced and clear. Vocals sound incredibly organic and I've found that there's a little less sound "lost in the mix" when compared to my CD and FLAC files. Nice heavy vinyl with no surface noise and love the "Don't make me beg..." easter egg. Must own for QOTSA fans that have turntables. Play it LOUD.
Connorise Connorise
This pressing sounds fantastic, and relative to the cost of other QotSA albums it's a must own. Bought it on discogs and got exactly what I expected. Sweet.
Ubranzac Ubranzac
I agree with what people are saying. This press is the version to own. The sound is just spectacular. If the press you are looking at it DOES NOT have the promo sticker with sharp 90 degree corners and the words "Don't make me beg, just fuck me" in small print on the back cover, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.
Makaitist Makaitist
The words "Don't make me beg, just fuck me" are in the middle of the back cover, just beneath the with bar to be precise.
Bladebringer Bladebringer
I THINK this is the version I recently picked up (new) at a local store, but there is no insert included with this... Is that just a copy from a master that wasn't edited out, or is mine a different pressing?
KiddenDan KiddenDan
My copy came with an insert. Maybe I just got lucky?
Risa Risa
Picked up mine yesterday, certainly has the insert for this edition with the cat#000 000-0.double check this release, which I have too, and does NOT have an insert. You'll be able to tell if it's this version you have because of the flat sound and blurry inner gatefold printing. http://www.discogs.com/Queens-Of-The-Stone-Age-X/release/2984283hope this helps
Coiron Coiron
Yup. This version sounds great.
POFOD POFOD
Apparently GZ Vinyl pressed 2 different reissues of this. The first reissue they pressed is the crappy sounding one that was cut somewhere else and pressed by GZ. This newer one (with sharp corners on the sticker) was cut at GZ on their DMM setup and sounds good going by all opinions I've read. As far as people's comments about a BOOTLEG version with sharp corner stickers, no insert, wrong labels on the vinyl, I'm not sure. Here's a bit of info including comments by George Z of GZ Vinyl in this thread on the Hoffman forums:http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/queens-of-the-stone-age-rated-x-2nd-pressing.214283/
Frey Frey
GAH! It appears you are correct. Sorry. I was referring to the GZ pressing http://www.discogs.com/Queens-Of-The-Stone-Age-X/release/2984283That is the one that GZ has made 2 pressings of and is referred to in the hoffman forum thread I posted the link to above... I can't seem to keep the different pressings of this straight. APOLOGIES
Fomand Fomand
moving reply to Hot Snakes comment below
MeGa_NunC MeGa_NunC
The discogs entry you're commenting on has been pressed by Optimal Media in Germany, not GZ. See credits based on the matrix in the dead wax. I own a copy myself and can confirm the discogs data here is correct. It does not match with the matrix given in the posting on that forum.
Mikale Mikale
got my first copy around 1 year ago
BOND BOND
Any idea when it was released?
Aedem Aedem
Not owning the original... I would have to say this is an awesome press. If your wondering which version to get I would have to say this one.
Tejar Tejar
It has the don't make me beg just fuck me text on the back
Tcaruieb Tcaruieb
Check the "notes" section of the submission. Some indicators there. Sharp corners on the hype sticker is the best indicator.
skriper skriper
How do you differenciate this version from the crappy one?
Wrathshaper Wrathshaper
I agree this is a good pressing. Ordered it from reputable internet seller as well.
Dozilkree Dozilkree
Many fans of this album know of the abysmal pressing of this that's been widely available. I submitted this entry on Discogs because I had only heard rumors of a new and better pressing. I took a chance and ordered from a high traffic internet seller, which would have whatever is now the most readily available merchandise I would imagine. I was so surprised at the sound quality. The mastering is fantastic. The pressing is quiet. It's a shame that more people only know the latest vinyl pressing of this album is garbage and have moved on. I wish I had any indication of pressing numbers, but if you're thinking of getting a copy don't hesitate to snatch this one up.
Inerrace Inerrace
Someone replied on another pressing, that the possible reason for the lower volume level is that it was all pressed on to a single LP, thus decreasing the amount of space available for even better quality. I thought it might have seemed low too, but I'm not 100% it's THAT much quieter than most of my other records, as of yet anyway. I'll have to compare, but it's got great sound even if it is low in volume.
Arilak Arilak
This version sounds fantastic!