Queens Of The Stone Age...Like Clockwork

Label:Matador – OLE-1040-0
2 x Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Country:UK, Europe & US
Style:Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock


A1Keep Your Eyes Peeled
Drums [Uncredited], Handclaps [Uncredited]Joey Castillo
Vocals [Uncredited]Jake Shears
A2I Sat By The Ocean
Drums [Uncredited], Handclaps [Uncredited]Joey Castillo
A3The Vampyre Of Time And Memory
Drums [Uncredited]Joey Castillo
B1If I Had A Tail
Drums [Uncredited]Dave Grohl
Vocals [Background, Uncredited]Alex Turner, Mark Lanegan, Nick Oliveri
B2My God Is The Sun
Drums [Uncredited]Dave Grohl
Drums [Uncredited]Joey Castillo
Vocals [Uncredited], Vocals [Breathing, Uncredited], Drums [Kick, Uncredited], Drums [Snare, Uncredited]Trent Reznor
C1Fairweather Friends
Drums [Uncredited]Dave Grohl
Mixed ByJoe Barresi
Piano [Uncredited], Vocals [Uncredited]Elton John
C2Smooth Sailing
Drums [Uncredited]Dave Grohl
D1I Appear Missing
Drums [Uncredited]Dave Grohl
D2... Like Clockwork
Arranged By [Strings, Uncredited]James Lavelle, Philip Shepard*
Drums [Uncredited]Jon Theodore
Piano [Uncredited]Charlie May
Strings [Uncredited]Philip Shepard*

Companies, etc.



Deluxe Heavyweight Edition, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Pallas with exclusive 20-page book in oversized gatefold sleeve. Also includes "scratch to reveal" lottery style ticket with code to download entire album in MP3 and FLAC format.

In the booklet, the lyrics of "I Appear Missing" appear before the ones for "Smooth Sailing", hence not following the tracklist order.

[A sticker affixed to the shrink wrap on the front of the record reads]:
Featuring 'My God Is The Sun'
Deluxe Heavyweight Edition Pressed on 180-Gram
Vinyl At Pallas With Exclusive 20-Page Book
Including Lottery Ticket with Download of Entire Album on Mp3 and Flac

Released 2013-05-31 in mainland Europe, 2013-06-03 in UK, 2013-06-04 in US.

[Printed on back cover]:
(P) and (C) 2012-2013 Queens Of The Stone Age.
Under license to Matador Records.

[Printed in booklet]:
Engineered at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, CA. Mixed at Pink Duck Studios except C1 mixed at JHOC in Pasadena, CA.
Mastered at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA.

Published by Board Stiff Music (BMI) administered by Kobalt Publishing, Magic Bullet Music (ASCAP), Sleeping Disorder Music (BMI) and Dr. Shoes (BMI) except D2 published by Board Stiff Music (BMI) administered by Kobalt Publishing and War Cries Songs (ASCAP) and C1 published by Board Stiff Music (BMI) administered by Kobalt Publishing, Magic Bullet Music (ASCAP), Sleeping Disorder Music (BMI), Dr. Shoes (BMI) and Steve Winco Music o/b/o Ripplestick Music (BMI)

Additional credits from

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 44861 10400 1
  • Barcode (String): 744861104001
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, hand-etched): OLE -1040-1-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, hand-etched): OLE -1040-1-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C, hand-etched): OLE -1040-1-C CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D, hand-etched): OLE -1040-1-D CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, sides A & B, stamped): -28435- P.USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, sides C & D, stamped): -28436- P.USA

Other Versions (5 of 39)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
...Like Clockwork (2×12", 45 RPM, Album)MatadorOLE-1040-1UK, Europe & US2013
...Like Clockwork (CD, Album)MatadorOLE-1040-2Europe2013
Recently Edited
...Like Clockwork (2×12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Blue Album Artwork)MatadorOLE-1040-1UK, Europe & US2013
Recently Edited
...Like Clockwork (CD, Album, O-Card)MatadorOLE-1040-2US2013
New Submission
...Like Clockwork (CD, Album)High Note Records, MatadorHN1089CDTaiwan2013



  • Tytanium76G's avatar
    This copy of Like Clockwork is a must-have for any QOTSA fan. After getting myself the disappointing 150 gram vinyl with flimsy cardboard that carried warped and scratched vinyls, this deluxe heavyweight 180 gram vinyl stored in thick heavyweight packaging is a deluxe upgrade. Quiet crisp sound on a flat vinyl. The way this album was meant to be listened to. Got this as a birthday gift for myself and it's worth every damn penny.

    Turntable: Fluance RT82 High Fidelity with Ortofon OM10 Cartridge
    Cables: Stanard RCA cables and speaker wires from Amazon
    Speakers: Klipsch R41M 50-Watt Bookshelf Speaker
    • Dr_Metal_MD's avatar
      Phenomenal packaging and sound quality. Loved it. Get this edition while you still can.
      • montyj1's avatar
        Dead quiet vinyl for my sealed copy that I just had shipped to Canada from Germany. I even had to check to see if my volume was turned up. Lol. Gotta love Pallas pressings! I should mention as well....Chris Bellman did an amazing job on this IMO!

        Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Ortofon Blue, Rega Elex-R, GoldenEar Triton 3's.
        • Tgould55's avatar
          Tons of surface noise--constant noticeable pops and clicks--throughout both discs. What a shame because it's a beautiful album.
          • gleebi's avatar
            Edited 2 years ago
            Wonderful package and presentation of all the power that is The Queens. I am sorry to hear some many reviews unhappy - yet see that the more recent are expressing better experience. All I can say is that I feel luck to have seen QotSA at the Forum in Los Angeles a few years ago and having this release on vinyl does well to capture the live experience. Maybe the finest rock band of the past 25 years or so. I enjoy the dynamics and power of this using a Dynavector 10x5/P75, Rega Planar 6, Halo 6, ATC SCM11s. Turn it UP!!! My only big complaint is 10-11 minute sides? C'Mon Man, I don't need that much exercise. ;)
            • rcmetz's avatar
              I hear very few of the same issues that others are reporting, and I haven’t even treated this copy that well. I came here while listening to say that it sounds huge and fat and clean, and I’ll continue to enjoy for it as long as I can.
              • TheAnalogAddict's avatar
                Edited 2 years ago
                Not sure if I got lucky or what but my copy, purchased as a pre-order back in 2013 so first run, plays immaculately. I nearly always clean my records before I drop a needle on them. I don't recall what the vinyl looked like when first unwrapped but I find it pretty common in the modern era of vinyl to receive smudged, scratched or dusty bran-new vinyl so I've gotten into the habit of cleaning everything. I also am pretty religious about anti-static measures; I always use a carbon fiber brush and sometimes a Zerostat gun too, L'Art Du Son cleaning solution is said to have anti-static properties which I use on all my albums and store them in MoFi inner sleeves which are anti-static as well. So perhaps my fastidiousness is what led to my copy playing with virtually zero background noise, pops or cracks. Or maybe I just got a good one. I agree that this is a relatively low-gain pressing but that's easily remedied with cranking the volume a tad more. The dynamic range is quite good, doesn't sound compressed at all to me.
                • 8bitBarry's avatar
                  Again another report of a perfect record initially, huge sound, but after 10 plays or so on a high end deck it’s turned into an absolute clickfest. I’ve got it immaculate clean on my new ultrasonic cleaner and nothing has got any better. Something’s happened - I don’t know what, but it’s such a disappointment, so much so I sourced another 45rpm copy I love it so much.
                  • EdenTu's avatar
                    Quality is quite poor, tons of crackling.
                    Sounds a bit too fast at 45RPM but way too slow at 33.
                    Packaging quality is good and the record looks amazing,

                    Overall pretty dissapointed. i am going to try to return it.
                    • whitespyder's avatar
                      Reading some of the negative reviews, i wanted to check once again my copy as i didn't have any memories of problems when i bought it back in the days.
                      Mine is almost noise-free. Records are flat & clean. It sounds pretty good to me. The only thing i've noticed is the rather low volume of this pressing. You need to crank it a bit, but i haven't experienced any noise or distortion because of that.
                      And, obviously, the deluxe treatment is amazing. One could hope records come this way all the time...


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