The Desert Sessions and Cover Songs
© 2009 Robert D. Skeels. Reproduced with permission.
The Desert Sessions have provided the Queens of the Stone Age with ample cover material, with songs being culled from all but the first two volumes.
From Desert Sessions Volumes 3 & 4
"Avon" appears as "Avon" on Queens of the Stone Age
. "Avon," performed by Josh Homme, is the 'sister song' of the track "Nova," which has different lyrics and is performed by Peter Stahl. "Monster in the Parasol" appears as "Monsters In The Parasol" on the critically acclaimed Rated R
. "Eccentric Man" is a cover of the Groundhogs' 1970s "Eccentric Man" off their Thank Christ For The Bomb
From Desert Sessions Volumes 5 & 6
"You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire" appears on Songs For The Deaf
as "You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire" with Nick Oliveri singing in place of Mario Lalli. "Rickshaw" is often performed by QOTSA live, and was played by QOTSA and Friends during the Natasha Shneider Benefit Show on August 16, 2008 in Los Angeles.
From Desert SessionsVolumes 7 & 8
"Hanging Tree" appears as "Hangin' Tree" on Songs For The Deaf
From Desert Sessions Volumes 9 & 10
"In My Head...Or Something" appears on Lullabies to Paralyze
as "In My Head," and "I Wanna Make It Wit Chu" finds double duty as "Make It Wit Chu" on Era Vulgaris
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