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Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R

8.2 | 205 votes |
Release date: 6 June 2000
Style: Stoner rock, Stoner metal


259 have it
11 want it

01. Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
02. The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
03. Leg Of Lamb
04. Auto Pilot
05. Better Living Through Chemistry
06. Monsters In The Parasol
07. Quick And To The Pointless
08. In The Fade
09. Tension Head [Mondo Generator cover]
10. Lightning Song
11. I Think I Lost My Headache
12. Ode To Clarissa [bonus]

Josh Homme - vocals, guitars
Nick Oliveri - bass, vocals
David Catching - guitars, keyboards
Gene Trautmann - drums ("Summer" + "Parasol" + "Pointless" + "Tension")
Nick Lucero - drums, percussion (tracks 2-5 + "Fade" + "Headache")

Guest musicians
Mark Lanegan - vocals
Chris Goss - bass, keyboards, vocals, percussion
Barrett Martin - percussion, vibes
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - backing vocals (track 1)
Pete Stahl - backing vocals (track 2)
Mike Johnson - backing vocals (track 3)
Nick Eldorado - backing vocals (tracks 1, 7)
Wendy Rae Fowler - backing vocals (tracks 1, 7)
Scott Mayo - horns ("Headache"), baritone sax (track 2)
Fernando Pullum - horns ("Headache"), flugal horn (track 7)
Reggie Young - horns ("Headache")

Additional info
The UK-only special edition of the album included a bonus disc, entitled Rated U, which was also separately issued as the "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" single. Along with "...Summer" and its video, it featured three newly recorded songs

Most European editions separate "In the Fade" and the laughing "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" reprise into two tracks, 3:51 and 0:34 in length (the American issue has them together as track 8). The track listing on the back cover remains the same as on the regular edition, which means that it does not match the actual track numbers from that point on

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Comments: 6   Visited by: 266 users
22.02.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 9

The album that got me into the band, and interestingly one that holds some of the band's widely reknowned classics: A song that bears nothing but the names of drugs being chanted over and over again ('Feel good hit of the summer'), Brief forays into the disturbing and the sick ('Quick and to the pointless') and some truly mind-bending Chart-stormers ('The Lost art of keeping a secret'). I believe it was here, on this album, that the band reached their peak.
07.10.2012 - 00:41
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Lyrics to "feel good hit of the summer" equal deepest shit ever
23.12.2012 - 01:00
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Written by Alex F on 07.10.2012 at 00:41

Lyrics to "feel good hit of the summer" equal deepest shit ever

The lyrics to that song describe what it took to write this album and what an awesome album it is. Their best.
28.01.2013 - 19:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 28.01.2013 at 18:04

What the hell is wrong with this site? Rated R 8.2 seriously? I'm out of here.

because it is rated between very good and excellent and not perfect?
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

07.02.2017 - 21:01
China was a neat
This album really is more riff-oriented than its successor, Feel Good Hit Of The Summer and Autopilot are the highlights here and definitely among their best ever.
19.10.2018 - 23:10
Rating: 10

Better Living Through Chemistry still makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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