Queens Of The Stone Age Songs For The Deaf 180g 2LP

Queens Of The Stone Age

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Breakout Album Reissued On 180g Double LP!

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Songs For The Deaf is the third studio album by Queens Of The Stone Age, released on August 27, 2002 by Interscope Records. The album features Foo Fighter and former Nirvana member Dave Grohl on drums, percussion and backing vocals, and was also the last studio album to feature Nick Oliveri on bass. Songs For The Deaf features a large number of guest musicians, and is loosely considered a concept album, taking the listener on a drive through the California desert from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree while tuning into radio stations from towns along the way such as Banning and Chino Hills.

Songs For The Deaf received critical acclaim upon its release, and earned the band their first gold certification in the United States. One million copies were sold in Europe, earning the band a platinum certification from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in 2008. The album received two Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy nominations for singles "No One Knows" (2002) and "Go with the Flow" (2003).

On their third album, Songs for the Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age are so concerned with pleasing themselves with what they play that they don't give a damn for the audience. This extends to the production, with the entire album framed as a broadcast from a left-of-the-dial AM radio station, the sonics compressed so every instrument is flattened. It's a joke run wild, punctuated by an ironic mock DJ, and it fits an album where the players run wild. As usual, Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri have brought in a number of guests, including Mark Lanegan on vocals and Dean Ween on guitar, but they've anchored themselves with the drumming of the mighty Dave Grohl, who helps give the band the muscle sorely missing from most guitar rock these days, whether it's indie rock or insipid alt-metal. QOTSA may be a muso band -- a band for musicians and those who have listened to too much music; why else did the greatest drummer and greatest guitarist in '90s alt-rock (Grohl and Ween, respectively) anxiously join this ever-shifting collective? -- but that's the pleasure of the band, and Songs for the Deaf in particular: it's restless and pummeling in its imagination and power.


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket
  • 12"x12" insert
  • Original red background with black graphics album art on vinyl for the first time
  • Explicit Content


Side A:

  1. You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire
  2. No One Knows
  3. First It Giveth
  4. Song For The Dead

Side B:

  1. The Sky Is Fallin'
  2. Six Shooter
  3. Hangin' Tree
  4. Go With The Flow
  5. Gonna Leave You

Side C:

  1. Do It Again
  2. God Is In The Radio
  3. Another Love Song

Side D:

  1. Song For The Deaf
  2. Mosquito Song

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