Queens Of The Stone Age
July 08, 2014
Taped by: bootlegottawa
H2 Zoom > Audacity > Traders Little Helper > Torrent
01. You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire
02. No One Knows
03. My God Is the Sun
04. Burn the Witch
05. Smooth Sailing
06. Monsters in the Parasol
07. I Sat by the Ocean
08. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
09. If I Had a Tail
10. Little Sister
11. Feel Good Hit of the Summer
12. The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
13. Make It Wit Chu
14. Go With the Flow
15. A Song for the Dead
From Setlist FM - Note: Sick,Sick,Sick was on the setlist
after Make It Wit Chu but was not played due to time constraints
From the Ottawa Citizen
By Lyn Saxberg
RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Claridge Stage
Reviewed Tuesday Night
Queens of the Stone Age brought a blast of highly polished alternative rock to the Claridge
Stage at RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on Tuesday. On an evening when the rain played havoc with
performance schedules, their delayed set was greeted by a magical vision in the sky: a double
The phenomenon � plus the fact the rain had let up � seemed to put everyone in a good mood,
on stage and off. Singer Josh Homme was full of praise for the festival, describing it as a
wonderful day of music (partly because it included a show by his wife, Brody Dalle), and the
crowd was exuberant as he constructed a killer concert.
Homme�s sweet but powerful voice was augmented by the solid work of his bandmates, Troy Van
Leeuwen, Michael Shuman, Dean Fertita and Jon Theodore, who filled out the vocal harmonies
while they were rocking out on their instruments. For a heavy band, their music has no shortage
of melodies, along with plenty of great singing.
Anticipation was high for this show, and the crowd, who had been waiting patiently through
the rain, exploded into applause at the opening chords of You Think I Ain�t Worth a Dollar
But I Feel Like a Millionaire. The crescendo of the hit song, No One Knows, came next, followed
by the recent single, My God is the Sun, from their latest album, � Like Clockwork, soon set
off by the crunch of the decade-old Burn The Witch.
The groovy Smooth Sailing, marked by a prickly slide guitar motif, led into the harmony-laden
Monsters and the deep waters of I Sat By The Ocean. Other songs from the newest album, including
The Vampyre of Time and Memory and If I Had a Tail, fared well, although the crowd went most
nuts for older hits like Little Sister, Make it Wit Chu and Sick Sick Sick.
From the Ottawa Sun
Queens are kings of the stage 7
BY AEDAN HELMER ,OTTAWA SUN
It wasn't a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, it was a steaming cauldron of molten rock.
Queens of the Stone Age showed why they're the reigning monarchs of modern rock with a blistering
set that warmed the bones of Bluesfest fans left soaked by the day's downpour.
"The skies cracked open, but look what we've got here now," Josh Homme exclaimed from the Claridge
Stage, whose backdrop only moments earlier was a rainbow peeking out of the storm clouds that had
threatened LeBreton Flats for most of the evening.
And while the majority of Tuesday's festivalgoers were there to see the prog-rock showcase on the
Bell Stage with Styx and Foreigner, it was Queens of the Stone Age who showed just how progressive
rock n' roll can be, especially if you continue to push the boundaries as fearlessly as Homme does.
Touring their 2013 "comeback album" Like Clockwork -- the band's first studio effort in six years
-- their Bluesfest set didn't quite start that way.
Heavy rains that sent fans scattering for shelter washed out the end of Tokyo Police Club's warmup
set, and forced a 20-minute delay before Styx could take the stage.
But at 8:40 p.m., nearly a half-hour after the band's scheduled start, QOTSA fans were still craning
their necks to the far side of the park and chanting the band's name to drown out the extended encore
Styx fans were enjoying.
But at least the rain had stopped, and few were complaining by the time the Queens kicked off their
countdown to launch, ripping into a full throttle version of You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, But I
Feel Like a Millionaire.
"Metal heavy, soft at the core/ gimme toro, gimme some more," Homme screamed in the chorus while
thousands pumped their fists in agreement.
They were rewarded right away with No One Knows, still the band's highest-charting single from 2003's
Songs For the Deaf.
And while it wasn't Dave Grohl pounding the drums -- as he does on the album version -- recent addition
Jon Theodore did a more than admirable job of clobbering the kit as Homme's thunderous riff ripped
through the speakers like an army of giants marching.
It's hard to imagine any more menacing riffage than the stuff Homme was concocting on stage -- with
longtime sidemen Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, bassist Michael Shuman, and Dean Fertita on keys --
incorporating odd time signatures on My God is the Sun and every member adding to the swirling brew of
Burn the Witch, another standout from 2005's Lullabies to Paralyze.
Long-serving fans were treated to Monsters in the Parasol from the band's 2000 debut Rated R, and Homme
showed there's plenty of uncharted territory left to discover with a slew of songs from Like Clockwork --
the piano-drenched title track, the oddly-groovy "dance song" Smooth Sailing, with Homme reaching for a
cheeky falsetto, and the dark and moody I Sat By the Ocean
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