Queens Of The Stone Age Tracks Reworked as Lounge Songs for New Collection
Homage and reinvention are strange bedfellows, as usually the marriage almost never works. The just released compilation ‘Uncovered Queens Of The Stone Age‘ succeeds on all counts, as various female artists offer up lounge versions of some of the band’s more popular tracks. The Bird and the Bee’s Inara George takes on arguably the most popular song of the collection, ‘No One Knows,’ and the NSFW video for the track can be seen above. Her rendition is just a sampling of the creative innovation behind this new release.
QOTSA frontman Josh Homme had only kind words to say about the release, which was produced by Nouvelle Vague’s Olivier Libaux. “It’s such a wonderful job,” said Homme. “Olivier Libaux has added to the tracks that beautiful sort of dreaminess and just let that be exposed, and it’s really wonderful. I thank him for doing it.”
Other artists featured on the collection include Emiliana Torrini (‘Go With the Flow’), Katharine Whalen (‘Medication’), Youn Sun Nah (‘Running Joke’), Gaby Moreno (‘Tangled Up in Plaid’) and Susan Dillane (‘In My Head’). For more on the disc and to order a copy, click here.
Queens of the Stone Age are still experiencing massive success midstream in their career, as their sixth studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’ debuted at the No. 1 spot last month on the Billboard 200 chart. It was the group’s first debut in the top slot and first album released since their 2007 effort ‘Era Vulgaris.’ Guests on the new album included Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner, Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and Sir Elton John.