Queens Of The Stone Age ‎– X

Label:
Interscope Records ‎– 490 864-1
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
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Tracklist

A1 Feel Good Hit Of The Summer 2:43
A2 The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret 3:36
A3 Leg Of Lamb 2:49
A4 Auto Pilot 4:01
A5 Better Living Through Chemistry 5:48
A6 Monsters In The Parasol 3:28
A7 Quick And To The Pointless 1:42
B1 In The Fade 3:51
B2 Tension Head 2:53
B3 Lightning Song 2:08
B4 I Think I Lost My Headache 8:40
B5 Ode To Clarissa 2:40

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Notes

A reissue of the original UK and European LP. Considered by many to be hugely inferior to the original version both aurally and physically with blurred artwork and printing. Unlike the original version this release has the title information printed on the cover (not a sticker), doesn't have the message "Don't make me beg, just fuck me" on the back cover and doesn't include any printed inner sleeve or insert, only a simple paper record sleeve. The sound and print quality of this version is so low that some have felt it is a counterfeit.

This edition was made some time after 2008.

"Ode To Clarissa" is the bonus track.

℗ 2000 Interscope Records. © 2000 Interscope Records. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Interscope Records an licenced exclusively to Polydor Ltd (UK), a Universal Music Company.

Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed Text): 0 606949 086411
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Stamped): www.gzvinyl.com -4908641 - A 77874E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A - Etched): 4908641 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Stamped): 4908641 - B 77874E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B - Etched): 4908641 B
  • Rights Society: BIEM / MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 06406

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
490 683-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 490 683-2 Argentina 2000 Sell This Version
UICY-2469 Queens Of The Stone Age R - Restricted To Everyone, Everywhere, All The Time(CD, Album, RE) Interscope Records UICY-2469 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
UMCF-4069-2 Queens Of The Stone Age 2(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records UMCF-4069-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
QUEENS 00095 Queens Of The Stone Age II(CD, Album, Promo) Interscope Records, Motor QUEENS 00095 Germany 2000 Sell This Version

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Darkanism

Darkanism

September 8, 2015

In accord with 1manband's comments below, there should be an additional 2014 version of this release, pressed and cut at GZ Vinyl, by their new DMM process (http://www.gzvinyl.com/Manufacturing/Mastering/DMM-cutting.aspx). It explains the quality difference, with this press being the lower quality of the two. The runout on the latter GZ press includes the distinguishing "117401E1/A," instead of "77874E1/A" from this release. It is also distinct from http://www.discogs.com/Queens-Of-The-Stone-Age-X/release/6323619 in several respects. Check this link to sort it out a bit: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/queens-of-the-stone-age-rated-x-2nd-pressing.214283/page-2#post-10793085. It appears GZ weighed in on the discussion on Steve Hoffman with this comment: "Yes, this is a 2014 reissue cut here at GZ Vinyl by our new DMM mastering system. The previous 77874E1,E2 version was cut elsewhere and we only press it."
ArchipelagoRises

ArchipelagoRises

August 20, 2015

I agree with those that have pointed out the lack of bass, the quiet drums and the quiet overall volume. The highs are crisp and clear & there is barely any surface noise. Dynamics certainly could be better, but if this is the copy you have, it's not too bad.
jarsu

jarsu

September 14, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Sounds great.. I really don't understand why this is a bad press? record is clean, no background noise .. sounds clear not ehh.dim? record weights over 180g. spins nicely.. sounds very good.. maybe the first records of this press out the oven were bad? is there : 490 864-1 on the spine of the bad one?
lomojunkie71

lomojunkie71

June 21, 2014
Exactly what davelancel said. Very bad. I just received the original and it totally blows this away. Don't waste your money.
JacobGoodwin

JacobGoodwin

February 1, 2014
I bought this one the other day because the guy at the record store told me it was a first pressing (he was wrong), and i was disappointed to see all of these reviews when I got home and looked it up.
However, I have to disagree with you guys. I agree that it isn't as loud as my other records and I need to turn it up; but the sound is not as horrible as you all are saying. I can hear each instrument distinctly, and everything sounds clear. Maybe it's just my turntable and stereo system, but it sounds fine to me.
davelancel

davelancel

January 4, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
I can confirm this is a very bad release, just try and find the original 2000 pressing and ignore this one
ElectrixLadyLand

ElectrixLadyLand

December 30, 2013
I now have both the original pressing 000 000-0 and the re-issue,
I can confirm the original pressing 000 000-0 is so much better than the re-issue, infact don't waste your money on the re-issue its so bad it will frustrate you.
cboetticher

cboetticher

August 1, 2013
This is a terrible sounding pressing. No definition on the bass, it's just a vague rumble. The guitars are thin and weak. Apparently, earlier pressings are good, but this one with the sticker printed onto the cover is awful. Just buy the CD.
BrunoBananas

BrunoBananas

June 8, 2013
In my opinion, this copy (the one with the sticker printed onto the sleeve) suffers from not being a double LP. My copy is not a bad pressing at all but surely could have a richer and more detailed sound in some passages. The more music you want to press on one side of a record, the less space is available for cutting the grooves. Especially higher "loudness" and bass levels require more space. The bassy Queens Of The Stone Age sound just won't really fit on one single record, I think. It's like a corset for the rhythm section. But in my opinion, it's just a problem with the lower frequencies. When you listen to the cymbals in the middle of "I Think I Lost My Headache" they appear in all their crispy clearness.
I didn't compare this version to one of the other pressings, but until it's not available as double vinyl, I'm not buying another one. I'm pretty satisfied with it and still prefer it to my CD, but if you own a rather noisy record player, you could be really gutted about the sound due to the necessary level of volume.
thecloudsbelow

thecloudsbelow

June 2, 2013
is this copy any good.. the one with the sticker printed onto the sleeve.. i am a little confused as to which is the bunk copies?.. thanks!