Back in 1998, Josh Homme’s new band Queens of the Stone Age was in its infant stages. The band’s lineup hadn’t solidified, the sound was only the bare-bones of what it would become, but the pieces were there for QotSA to become one of the most intelligent and stand-out rock acts of the 2000’s, pushing the envelope with their forthcoming albums Rated R and Songs For The Deaf. Can their hard to find self-titled debut stand alone as separate pillar of awesome, or is it merely a stepping stone for the band for achieving the greatness of their next two albums?
You can find out late this fall when Homme’s own Rekords Rekords re-release their self-titled debut on vinyl November 26th (Black Friday), and CD December 7th (D-Day), ostensibly so you can avert your focus towards the genesis of something that actually rocks. Anti Music reports that the vinyl release touts a “a 180 gram double-gatefold, colored vinyl release packaged with a CD version, so definitely more bang for your buck there.