Queens Of The Stone Age ‎– Queens Of The Stone Age

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Rekords Rekords ‎– IPC124LP
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Domino & Rekords Rekords variants
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A1 Regular John
Written-By – John McBain
4:35
A2 Avon 3:22
A3 If Only 3:20
A4 Walkin' On The Sidewalks 5:03
B5 You Would Know
Bass, Vocals – Chris Goss
4:16
B6 The Bronze 3:41
B7 How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat) 3:30
C8 Mexicola 4:54
C9 Hispanic Impressions 2:44
C10 You Can't Quit Me Baby 6:33
C11 These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For
D12 Give The Mule What He Wants
Bass, Vocals – Chris Goss
3:09
D13 Spiders And Vinegaroons
Drums – Vic Indrizzo*Producer, Percussion, Clavinet – Chris Goss
3:07
D14 I Was A Teenage Hand Model
Drums, Vocals – Fred DrakePercussion – Dave Catching*Performer [Sofa] – Mike Johnson (8)Piano – Carlo*, Hutch (4)
5:01

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This is the Ipecac copyrighted pressing that was distributed by either Domino Records or Rekords Rekords. It had variant stickers and download cards appropriate to either distributor.

At the last minute Ipecac were dropped in favour of Domino Records after the album had been manufactured by Ipecac. Due to manufacturing problems at Domino, Queens Of The Stone Age used the Ipecac Pressing for sales during their US/Canadian tour supporting the record in March/April 2011. This was done as a stop gap to fulfil pre-orders and sold on tour.

The majority of Ipecac Recordings copies were commandeered and re-released by Domino and Rekords Rekords, rebranded with stickering. Rekords Rekords and Domino eventually stripped the Ipecac sleeve away completely and released the Ipecac vinyl records themselves in custom Domino and Rekords Rekords branded sleeves.

Domino USA have stated that all vinyl versions of the repress used the same masters. The runout information on the European version suggests that separate vinyl masters were used.

This release has a thick card gatefold sleeve with a semi gloss finish and paper inner sleeves. The Domino pressing has a thin card sleeve with a matt finish and card inner sleeves.

The text on the spine has been printed upside down.

Recorded April 3-21, 1998 at Studio Monkey, Palm Springs California. "I Was A Teenage Hand Model" recorded at Rancho de la Luna Studios in Joshua Tree, California. "Spiders And Vinegaroons" recorded Ironwood Studio, Seattle, WA.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

Tracks B6, C11 & D13 are bonus tracks. "The Bronze" & "These Aren't the Droids You're Looking For" were included in the 1998 split release with the band Beaver. "Spiders and Vinegaroons" was originally released on the 'Kyuss/Queens Of The Stone Age' split release.

Sealed package weighs 687g.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Variant 1): 6 89230 01241 2
  • Barcode (Scanned (sticker) Variant 2): 801391800114
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side A): IPC124LP-A "!"
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side B): IPC124LP-B '!'
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side C): IPC124LP-C "!"
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etched Runout Side D): IPC124LP-D "!"

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hdmatteson

hdmatteson

April 29, 2019
I got this record coming to me in a couple days! Can't wait to recieve it, as it is a unique mispress and is one of the few albums I'm missing in the Queens discography
cweath26

cweath26

February 9, 2015
I don't have a Domino pressing to compare this to, but I do have two original pressings from Man's Ruin (The Trans Green and Black pressings). This album is probably my favorite album of all time, so I have heard it more than pretty much any other albums. The Ipecac edition sounds fantastic. It always worries me immensely when they remaster any album that is important to me. This time, though, I am satisfied with the results. They did a great job without changing,anything too much for my tastes. I always loved how raw and unrefined this album sounded, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the overall live and energetic feel of the album was still there. They didn't polish it too much, but it definitely sounds better, more than anything else I noticed that the low end is enhanced. It is boomier and has been pushed more out front instead of being barely,noticable in the background. Every instrument sounds amazing, and as for the vocals, somehow they seem far more polished than they were on the Original Pressing. I always have a hard time describing music with words, but I felt compelled to write this review because this record sounds amazing. I'm no audiophile, and I don't know a lot about the recording process either. I am just a huge music fan who loves to listen to and create music that I love, so, hopefully you guys find this review helpful.

Leevo

Leevo

September 13, 2013
This pressing quality of this edition rocks!! Maybe the best in my collection!
Eviltoastman

Eviltoastman

June 7, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

This is the definitive version of Queens Of The Stone Age's self titled release just barely eclipsing the Domino Records version.

This Ipecac version was to be the standard release of this reissue and at the last hour, Rekords Rekords switched to Domino.

Domino were having trouble in the US meeting the release date which was pushed back twice, Ipecac had already completed the production process and so the LP was used at gigs and some record stores in order to fulfil "immediate" demand.

The album inner has a few typos, most notably the lyric sheet, where the title for "These Aren't The Droids..." is placed halfway through the lyrics for the preceding track. The spin text is also printed upside down.

Domino fulfilled early web orders with this version, some reportedly with Domino stickers of over the Ipecac references. Domino claim in an email that the Domino and Ipecac versions were identical and came from the same master. master tapes maybe, but not the same cut. When checking both releases they have different runout etchings particular to the label they were appearing on, the Ipecac is slightly thicker and heavier with a visibly different groove cut, the edges of the record itself are not tapered like the Domino UK pressing. These factors indicate a different acetates were used were used for each pressing which would make sense.

Upon listening to them side by side, the Domino version is slightly subdued (in comparison - it's actually a great pressing in its own right) and not as vibrant, dynamic or immediate as the Ipecac Pressing. As the Ipecac has been mastered slightly louder, some "print through" is evident but not enough to spoil things. The Domino pressing is also exceptional but this version just pips it, the differences are noticeable but not so great that I'd avoid the domino release. The cut for the Ipecac pressing seems slightly richer, more defined and detailed.

The LP comes with a voucher code to download the music on MP3 format which is great, the Domnino release also did this, they included a generic Domino branded card with a unique code to download the mp3 or wavs from their website. The Ipecac Card is credit card sized and plastic with great album specific artwork and a unique code and what appears to be some sort of separate serial number. This is a nice little touch.

The Ipecac sleeve is pressed on nice thick card with a glossy finish, the inners are thin paper and prone to split, where the domino release has a thin card sleeve with a matt finish where the inners are made of a durable card and do not contain the typos mentioned earlier. The text on the spine is also the correct way up on the Domino pressing.

I personally prefer the Ipecac pressing. A thicker vinyl, slightly better cut, glossy thick card sleeve outweigh the negatives of a messed up lyric sheet and paper inners. If you can track down a copy of the Ipecac version for a good price I'd highly recommend it.

dumaisaudio

dumaisaudio

May 10, 2011
A note on this being an unreleased/aborted pressing. I bought this in my local record store today and it seems to be the version they're selling in USA stores. There was a barcode sticker over the printed barcode, but it's clearly the Ipecac pressing with no mention of Domino Records. It has the Ipecac catalog number. The CD version comes in a jewel case with a slip cover over it with a censored cover. That cover doesn't mention Ipecac at all and has the Domino Records logo, but the spine has the Ipecac catalog number, so I'm guessing they're just getting rid of all the old copies they pressed before switching labels for whatever reason.