Queens Of The Stone Age ‎– X

Interscope Records ‎– 000 000-0
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

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A1 Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
Backing Vocals – Nick Eldorado, Rob Halford, Wendy Ray MoanBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannElectric Piano, Lap Steel Guitar – Dave Catching*Grand Piano, Percussion – Chris GossGuitar, Lead Vocals – Joshua Homme*
A2 The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
Backing Vocals – Pete Stahl*Baritone Saxophone – Scott MayoBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroElectric Piano – Dave Catching*Lead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua Homme*Piano [Noise] – Chris GossVibraphone [Vibes] – Barrett Martin
A3 Leg Of Lamb
Backing Vocals – Mike Johnson (8)Bass – Nick OliveriDrums, Percussion – Nick LuceroLead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion – Joshua Homme*
A4 Auto Pilot
Backing Vocals – Mark LaneganBass, Backing Vocals – Chris GossDrums, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Joshua Homme*Lead Vocals, Guitar – Nick OliveriOrgan [B3] – Dave Catching*Percussion – Nick Lucero
A5 Better Living Through Chemistry
Backing Vocals – Chris GossBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroLead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua Homme*Piano – Dave Catching*Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion – Barrett Martin
A6 Monsters In The Parasol
Backing Vocals – Chris GossBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Dave Catching*Lead Vocals, Guitar – Joshua Homme*Songwriter – Joshua Homme*, Mario Lalli
A7 Quick And The Pointless
Backing Vocals – Nick Eldorado, Wendy Ray MoanDrums – Gene TrautmannFlugelhorn – Fernando PullumGuitar – Dave Catching*Lead Guitar – Joshua Homme*Lead Vocals, Bass – Nick Oliveri
B1 In The Fade
Bass, Percussion – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroElectric Piano – Dave Catching*Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Joshua Homme*Lead Vocals – Mark LaneganNoises – Marek (3)Recorded By [Additional] – Brad Cook*Songwriter – Joshua Homme*, Mark Lanegan
B2 Tension Head
Drums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Joshua Homme*Lead Vocals, Bass – Nick OliveriRecorded By [Additional] – Brad Cook*
B3 Lightning Song
Bass – Nick OliveriPercussion – Barrett MartinPiano – Joshua Homme*Songwriter – Dave Catching*Twelve-String Guitar – Dave Catching*
B4 I Think I Lost My Headache
Backing Vocals – Mark LaneganBass, Backing Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Nick LuceroGuitar, Lead Vocals – Joshua Homme*Horns – Fernando Pullum, Reggie Young (2), Scott MayoLap Steel Guitar – Dave Catching*Steel Drums – Barrett Martin
B5 Ode To Clarissa
Bass, Lead Vocals – Nick OliveriDrums – Gene TrautmannGuitar – Diamond David Catching*Guitar, Backing Vocals – Joshua Homme*, Pete Stahl*Written-By – J. Homme*, N. Oliveri*

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Issued with an insert sheet.

Sticker on front sleeve reads:
"Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R (X Rated)
Features The Hit Single
The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
& Bonus Track
Ltd Edition Gatefold Vinyl
000 000-0"

Recorded at Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA from December 1999 to February 2000.

"Ode To Clarissa" is a bonus track, not appearing on the CD version.
Catalog# "000 000-0" on backcover, spine, label and sticker.

Title "X" taken from label.
Title on spine "Feel Good Hit Of The Summer".

℗ 2000 Interscope Records. © 2000 Interscope Records.
Licensed exclusively to Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Made in the E.U.

Pressing plant uncredited, identified by the matrix numbers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): B041493-01 A1 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): B041493-01 B1 MK
  • Label Code: LC 06406
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Barcode (Sticker, back of shrink wrap): 0 606949 086411

Other Versions (5 of 47) 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 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
490683.4 Queens Of The Stone Age R(Cass, Album) Interscope Records 490683.4 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
490 863-2 Queens Of The Stone Age R(CD, Album + CD, Enh + S/Edition) Interscope Records 490 863-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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September 8, 2018
I listened to a reissue for years, and thought it was ok. Not great, but good enough. The low volume didn’t bug me too much, I just turned it up. But finally, after reading the comments on here I bought this original UK/Europe pressing. And there is indeed a very big difference in quality. Definitely worth the extra money.


June 20, 2018
My version has the sticker on the right corner. What does that mean? Everything else looks like this original version.


May 13, 2018
edited 6 months ago

Doesn't sound that different to the CD. However, the sound is clear, balanced and punchy. Everything sounds hi-res and there is good instrument separation. Sounds teriffic on my Rega RP3 turntable. I recommend.


May 6, 2015
I got one from a third party seller on Amazon and it had seems pretty good so far, except for the stickers being on the wrong side and the grainy porn on the inside of the cover. When I drop the needle on "Side A", I get Into the Fade. I'll have to look at the catalog number. I wouldn't be surprised if it's an unlicensed reproduction, but I don't really mind.


November 9, 2014
edited 11 months ago
Today I found this with the "sharp cornered" sticker at a local store and picked it up. It sounds fine and the cover and labels look fine. Heafty vinyl too.


July 26, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Just a head up, folks. There is a brand new bootleg pressing of this (June 2014ish). Has the 000 000-0 catalog number on the back and on the white sticker on the front cover...I think it had it on the spine...a blank white spot on the back. Has "Don't make me beg, just f**k me" written really small on the back cover under the white line. Has "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" spine. So this is a really good bootleg look alike. The only way I could tell the difference is that the true original's hype sticker on the front cover has "rounded" corners. This new bootleg has 90degree sharp corners.
I didn't open up the one I got as I realized this was not the real deal when I saw the corners of the sticker on the front cover. I don't know if it has the insert and I don't know how the sound quality is. People are trying to sell it under this listing...either unknowingly, or deliberately. Either way, make sure you are buying the real deal before you buy one from anybody...and if it is a sealed copy, be really skeptical.



June 21, 2014

This version sounds amazing compared to the reissue.