Queens of the Stone AgeEdition Info
Release Date Label ID Format Origin Notes Availability No.
1998/xx/xx Loosegroove LG0021-4 tape US 4 [1]
1998/10/05 Roadrunner RR86742 CD UK 2 [2]
1998/10/05 Roadrunner RR86742 CD UK Different matrix N° 2 [3]
1998/10/06 Loosegroove LG0021-2 CD US 2 [4]
1998/10/06 ? ? CD ? White inner sleeve 4 [5]
1998/11/01 Man's Ruin Records MR151 12" US Black wax 5 [6]
1998/11/01 Man's Ruin Records MR151 12" US Orange/Yellow wax 5 [7]
1998/11/01 Man's Ruin Records MR151 12" US Green wax 5 [8]
1998/11/01 Man's Ruin Records MR151 12" US Blue wax 5 [9]
Tracks
Regular John [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Avon [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
If Only [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Walkin on the Sidewalks [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
You Would Know [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
How to Handle a Rope [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Mexicola [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Hispanic Impressions [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
You Can't Quit Me Baby [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Give the Mule What He Wants [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
I Was a Teenage Hand Model [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Notes
The Vinyl
The vinyl edition of this album was pressed by Man's Ruin under license from Loosegroove. 3000 copies were made in the one-time pressing, with 2500 black, 198 green, and the rest yellow/orange, all with a Gatefold sleeve and the classic Kozik motor cycle chick on the cover. In 1999, a blue pressing was discovered. Josh says that the blue pressing is an official QOTSA bootleg, as the band pressed exactly 198 copies on blue vinyl themselves (not under Man's Ruin) and sold the copies themselves at concerts in early 1999. Josh also says that a very small number of swirl/splatter colored vinyl are floating around somewhere. The Man's Ruin (black, green, and orange/yellow) vinyl edition sold out completely within three days of its initial release.

The Fake Vinyl
Buyer beware! Someone silly monkeys in Germany have made a counterfeit black wax pressing of the QOTSA vinyl. Here's how you smoke out a bootleg: check the inner ring of the vinyl itself for the matrix number (MR-151); if it's not there, it's a fake. This bootleg does have the matrix number on the cover, but it's NOT on the vinyl itself. If you're thinking of buying a copy on Ebay, ask the seller about the matrix number on the vinyl before you buy. [thanks to polkawolf for the info!]

The Cover
The other versions of this album feature the manly hands woman on the cover from Mark Gabor's "The Pin Up" A Modest History and liner notes in Spanish. The cover first came to the attention of the band in the form of a postcard Josh bought in Amsterdam in 1993 that "always fascinted me."

From Hiponline
Q: What's up with the spaceship on the cd?

Josh: Well, that's actually a Frank Kozik embellishment. He said, 'We gotta fuck with people.' I had said, 'Let's make that telephone pole a cross, so it's got the biblical overtones.' So he's like, 'If you're gonna do that, then you gotta do this!'

Q: Is that picture at one of your houses?

Josh: Nope. It's at the Man's Ruins office, late night. He's smoking Camel non-filters, and I'm smoking joints. We were going to different directions, but it was cool.
Pressing Info
1. Unknown pressing quantity
2. Unknown pressing quantity
3. Unknown pressing quantity
4. 3000 total pressed: 2500 black, 198 green, the rest orange/yellow; 198 pressed additionally by the band on blue vinyl
Cover Scans
QOTSA CD cover QOTSA 1st LP
QOTSA radio promo 4 vinyl pressings

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