To sum up, half the songs suck and the other three are all
right. I give it 2.5 beers.
Queens of the Stone Age
This is a six song EP
from QOTSA collecting three covers, a remix and two originals.
The Kinks cover is a faithful rendition, too faithful for
my taste. It sounds just like the Kinks and not an
interpretation of the tune. Shit, the vocals even sound
like Dave Davies. The version of the Subhumanz song "Wake
Up Screaming" is much better than "Whoíll be the Next in
Line." Itís a schizophrenic ode to the joys of addiction.
Itís the soundtrack to kibbying. The remix of "No One Knows"
is standard jungle-lite fare. Lots of percussion and bass
with little snippets of vocals sprinkled here and there to
remind the listener what song it actually is. The Cramps
cover strips all that is great about The Cramps from the
tune, namely the tongue in cheek humor. Go and get a Cramps
album to see how it should really be played. The two
originals are the best part of this collection. The drums
on "Born to Hula" are reminiscent of "Leg of Lamb" from
Rated R. There is a blistering solo that summons a bit of
the old stoner rock soul from QOTSA. The last tune has a
little more of a Songs for the Deaf feel to it. There is
not as much fuzz and is much more concise.
Reviewed by: lux_interior13
To sum up, half the songs suck and the other three are all right. I give it 2.5 beers.