Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The "Mysterious" Track on Songs for the deaf

All right, let's begin with the story behind this track..... back in time in 2002, when this was released in the US, but not yet released in Argentina by Sony, I guess they printed a month later than the official world release date in Argentina, so it was nearly impossible to get this imported and too fucking expensive, so we had to wait to the local print, (which always sounds in lower quality than the American editions) but speaking of QOTSA's, they always add a bonus track, in this case The Kinks cover "Everybody is gonna be happy", so far so good. The thing goes like this... since I couldn't wait for the local edition, and even less pay for an import album, bear in mind that in those days Internet wasn't what it is today, imagine that in Argentina...
Well, for my surprise I found a copy of this record in a "street records store" AKA a person who sells home-burned CDs and movies in the street...really unusual for this type of music, anyway the more surprising thing was that it was even before the world release..
Eventually, a month later I get an official copy, but there were some differences, in sound and about this track that wasn't listed... some days ago I went to a friends house who had a pirated copy bought on the street like a year ago in a very different place where it bought it....and guess what, it has this song right between tracks 9 & 10, so thinking, I'm pretty sure that most of the pirate copies distributed in Argentina came from a Master tape who slipped in hands of someone who made a copy for this pirates to distribute, believe me, this kind of business is conducted like a mafia, so if I guess right, that song was on the master tape sent by Interscope to Argentinean editors and went to someone that made circulate a copy even before the printings.

Speaking about the song, I'm pretty sure that is Mark Lenegan voice, and absolutely sure that is a Dave Groll's drumming....I never found this song in any compilation of B sides or whatsoever, did some research on Lenegan's stuff, but i found nothing till now...
Have you ever heard this song before?



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23 comments:

Anthony said...

Hey- That song is called "The Truth About Cows". Originally recorded by Shiner. Not sure about Lanegan's voice, but I've heard Nick use that particular bellow.

Matias said...

thnx man! I found the Orignal version by Shiner, I will make a post about them soon, again, thanks for the tip, but what the fuck has this have to do with QOTSa or Songs for the Deaf????? that's what I wonder

Anonymous said...

there's no way that this is lanegan's voice...neither oliveri's, and i remember that when songs for the deaf came out, there was a lot of tracks to download, and some of them were fakes and others were loops of songs from the album...

Black Hole Son said...

Ohh, a mystery! I love this kind of shit. Anyway, if this isn't Queens, I have no idea who the hell it is, because Google is telling me no other bands have covered it. Weird...

by the way, have you guys heard the song "Cathedral City" by Queens? That's another really rare one.

GLorb said...

Not mark lanegan for sure but interresting song anyway !

Does'nt sound like queens but a nice twist.

Matias said...

Ok, not Mark Lenegan's voice, but at least conceed me that is Dave Groll behind the drums....
What's more mysterious (thnx for he misspelling correction) is that it has 4200 downloads in less than 24hs... BOOOOOOOOOO!!

Masterburner said...

This is very odd, I think that might could be a mild Nick Oliveri, it kinda sounds like him when he's not screaming.

And no, I've never heard Cathedral City, but I'd like to.

Matias said...

You will masterburner, soon, get ready for the ULTIMATE QOTSA rarities compilation ever! Soon...

Masterburner said...

Indeed It shall be done Matias, We shall all raise our hands in Unison and chant forth, and the rarities complication shall be summoned!!

Black Hole Son said...

Hate to ruin everyone's fun, but turns out it's not QOTSA. The track is actually "Spook the Herd" by Shiner, also from the same album as "The Truth About Cows".

But that still leaves one question unanswered.. what the fuck is it doing on your copy of SFTD? Haha.

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Anonymous said...

what a honor

X-Angel said...

It IS Shiner, I have the album. I played both tracks on top of each other through my Acid program, and they match completely.

Peluka said...

I agree about that's not lanegan voice (I was hearing all his shit last year... including Ballad of broken seas, a really bad album).
Matias, know you something about 4/9 show of Melvins in Niceto??

Matias said...

WHAT??? Melvins in ARgentina???

Peluka said...

Yes.... rarisimo:
http://www.clarin.com/suplementos/si/2008/07/04/3-01707700.htm

El rock chingón said...

¿Tendrás algo en vivo de Nebula? Te agradezco toda la música que subes. Saludos desde México.

Matias said...

BBC sessions de Nebula, esta mas abajo.
Confirmado lo de Melvins en ARG pelukardi, see you there...

Anonymous said...

Buenisimo!! podrias subir algun dia el disco de El Festival de los Viajes??
Un abrazo

Vombie Zomit Blog said...

pretty shit song, definately not queens, ballad of the broken seas is a great album.

Peluka said...

Yeas... ballad of the broken seas is a great album... for my mom...
I miss the drunk Lanegan version.

Anonymous said...

My Mum doesn't like it, she thinks all his music sounds like a Death march, whatever that means, anyway it is a good album, but I know what you mean, the louder Lanegan stuff is better, and Soulsavers, Gutter Twins, it's all good. VZ.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS NOT QOTSA, NOR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. IT WAS A FAKE PUT ON THAT BOOTLEG YOU HAVE. ITS AN OFFICIAL "SHINER" TRACK OFF THIER ALBUM "THE EGG" TRACK 2. Check Itunes for yourself. Both songs are IDENTICAL. YOUR WELCOME ;)