Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf (2002) album cover.
Episode 44

Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf (2002)

On this jam-packed episode, we worship at the alter of desert deity Josh Homme with our deep dive into Queens of the Stone Age and their 2002 release Songs For The Deaf. In a year with such a wide spectrum for rock music (from Papa Roach to The White Stripes, and Avril Lavigne to Wilco), Songs For The Deaf reminded us that rock can still be heavy, while simultaneously providing some of the catchiest hooks in recent memory. You'll hear clips from the recording sessions, interviews with Homme that dive into his unique guitar sound, and a conversation with producer Eric Valentine that delves deep into the mics and pedals that were used to achieve the guitar sound on the record. There's a lot to cover on this episode, so strap in and crank up the volume as we drive into the desert with Queens of the Stone Age.

Episode Tracklist

  • Queens of the Stone Age - "You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "Song For The Dead"
  • Black Flag - "Slip It In"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "The Sky Is Fallin'"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "Six Shooter"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "Do It Again"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "Song For The Deaf"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "Hanging Tree"

Sidetrack: Sidetrack: Kyuss - The Desert Rock Dwellers of Sky Valley

On this week's Sidetrack we buckle up and head to Sky Valley with Josh Homme (HOM-ee) and his band Kyuss, the desert rock gods of the early 90s. The band garnered a cult following by the early 1990s, often driving for hours to isolated locations in the desert and plugging into generators to perform. These events, known as "generator parties", became urban legend among rock subculture.

Tracklist 

  • Kyuss - "Green Machine"
  • Kyuss - "Demon Cleaner"
  • Kyuss - "Hurricane"
  • SASAMI - "Morning Comes"
  • DIIV - "Blankenship"