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Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age
EP by Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age
Released December 5, 1997
Genre Stoner rock, alternative metal
Length 33:51
Label Man's Ruin Records
Kyuss chronology
...And the Circus Leaves Town
(1995)
Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age
(1997)
Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss
(2000)
Queens of the Stone Age chronology
Gamma Ray
(1996)
Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age
(1997)
Queens of the Stone Age
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[2]

Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age is a split compilation EP released in December 1997. The first three songs are performed by Kyuss and the last three songs by guitarist Josh Homme's next band, Queens of the Stone Age.

It includes a cover of the song "Into the Void" by Black Sabbath from their album Master of Reality, which was originally issued as a single by Man's Ruin Records in 1996 with "Fatso Forgotso" as its B-side. "Fatso Forgotso Phase II" appeared under the name "Flip the Phase" on the 1995 "One Inch Man" single. "If Only Everything" and "Born to Hula" appeared on the Gamma Ray 7", issued by Man's Ruin Records in 1996. Shortly after that release, Homme received a cease & desist order for using a copyrighted band name. This EP, released a year later, is the first appearance of the "Queens of the Stone Age" moniker.

"If Only Everything" is an early version of the song "If Only", which appeared on Queens of the Stone Age's eponymous debut album. Re-recorded versions of "Born to Hula" appeared as a B-side on one edition of the "Lost Art of Keeping a Secret" single release, and a discarded version on The Ultimate Collection of B-Sides and Rarities bootleg. This original version includes backing vocals by former Kyuss lead singer John Garcia. "Spiders and Vinegaroons" was used as the menu theme for the live DVD/CD release, Over the Years and Through the Woods and was later included on the 2011 re-release of Queens of the Stone Age's debut album. "Fatso Forgotso" and "Fatso Forgotso Phase II (Flip the Phase)" were later re-released on Muchas Gracias: The Best of Kyuss.

Fatso Forgotso audio sample

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Into the Void" (Black Sabbath cover) – 8:00
  2. "Fatso Forgotso" (Scott Reeder) – 8:33
  3. "Fatso Forgotso Phase II (Flip the Phase)" (Josh Homme) – 2:17
  4. "If Only Everything" (Josh Homme) – 3:32
  5. "Born to Hula" (Josh Homme) – 5:05
  6. "Spiders and Vinegaroons" (Josh Homme) – 6:24

Credits[edit]

Kyuss
With

'Into The Void' Recorded by Bill Bizeau and Fred Drake

Mixed by Fred Drake

'Fatso Forgotso' Recorded by Fred Drake

Mixed by Josh Homme & Hutch

Recorded at Rancho de la Luna, Joshua Tree

Queens Of The Stone Age (Gamma Ray Sessions)

'If Only Everything'

'Born To Hula'

'Spiders and Vinegaroons'

Produced by Josh Homme & Chris Goss

Mixed by Josh Homme with engineers Floyd & Jay

At Ironwood Studios, Seattle

References[edit]