i sat by the ocean – queens of the stone age

‘I sat by the ocean and drank a potion Baby to erase you’…  It’s a great opening line. Sung as it is over a reliable rock beat and that trademark sing song guitar work it is a luscious groove.

QOTSA’s manifesto: a ‘rock band that girls dance to’ has seen them well founded. …Like Clockwork is their modern masterpiece. Their best masterpiece since their last one anyway (2001’s Songs For The Deaf if anyone isn’t paying attention).

They do what they do so much better than any other band I often wonder why Queens Of The Stone Age aren’t bigger? And then I realise they’re actually huge. They just haven’t messed it up yet.

A massive band who just keep getting better, cooler, weirder? What a time to be alive!

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