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Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister (Pinkpop Festival 2008)

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"Little Sister"
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister.jpg
Single by Queens of the Stone Age
from the album Lullabies to Paralyze
ReleasedDecember 2004
GenreAlternative rock, stoner rock
Length2:54
LabelInterscope
Writer(s)Joey Castillo
Joshua Homme
Troy Van Leeuwen
Producer(s)Joe Barresi
Joshua Homme
Queens of the Stone Age singles chronology

"Little Sister" was the first single released by the rock group Queens of the Stone Age from their fourth album Lullabies to Paralyze. It was first released in December 2004 as a promotional single, but was later released as a commercial single on March 7, 2005. The song was recorded live in the studio in one take.

Contents

  • 1 Background
  • 2 Live performances
  • 3 Other uses
  • 4 Music video
  • 5 Track listings
  • 6 Personnel
  • 7 Charts
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Background

The song had been in the works for quite a while. An early version was recorded with Dave Grohl in 2002 for the album Songs for the Deaf, but was scrapped. The unfinished recording was later distributed on a bootleg recording compilation. According to Josh Homme, the song was inspired by the "sort of sexual twist" of Doc Pomus's song of the same name, which is probably best known as recorded by Elvis Presley: "I like the amalgam of imagery that it puts forward, that throwing a little pebble at the girl's windows late at night, you know, trying to creep in the back door, you know. And I also love the Elvis song 'Little Sister' because I like the sort of sexual twist that's put on by 'little sister don't you do what your big sister done."[1]

Live performances

When this song was performed on Saturday Night Live on May 14, 2005, actor/comedian Will Ferrell, who hosted the show, came onstage and played the cowbell as fictional Blue Öyster Cult member Gene Frenkle. This was a reprise of a role that Ferrell played in a famous 2000 sketch in which actor Christopher Walken demands, "More cowbell!" during the studio recording of that band's famous song, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", much to the chagrin of the rest of the band. The cowbell sound is in fact made by a jam block, as seen on the music video for the song; however, since his arrival in 2013, the band's subsequent drummer Jon Theodore has used a cowbell during live performances of the song. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has performed the song twice with the band, in 2011 at his own PJ20 festival playing the jam block and in 2013 at Lollapalooza Chile playing the cowbell, also providing backing vocals on both occasions. The song has also been featured in the show Entourage.

Other uses

It has also been featured in the video games Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Colin McRae: Dirt 2, and Project Gotham Racing 3. Additionally, it appears in the music video game series Rock Band as downloadable content individually or in a 3-song pack along with two other Queens of the Stone Age songs, "3's and 7's" and "Sick, Sick, Sick".

Music video

The music video features the band members and guitar tech Dan Druff playing in a dark room, with singer Josh Homme sporting a longer hair style, and girls dancing in the back behind a silhouette screen. The video shows that the "Cowbell" noise is in fact a jam block.

Track listings

CD:

  1. "Little Sister" (Album Version) - 2:57
  2. "The Blood Is Love" (Contradictator Remix) - 5:24
  3. "Little Sister" (CD-ROM video)

CD Maxi Single:

  1. "Little Sister" (Album Version) - 2:57
  2. "The Blood Is Love" (Contradictator Remix) - 5:24
  3. "Little Sister" (Contradictator Remix) - 3:29

7" (Picture Disc):

  1. "Little Sister" (Album Version) - 2:57
  2. "Little Sister" (Contradictator Remix) - 3:29

Personnel

  • Joshua Homme - Vocals, lead guitar
  • Joey Castillo - Drums, percussion
  • Alain Johannes - Guitar
  • Troy Van Leeuwen - Bass, backing vocals

References

  1. ^ http://www.queensofthestoneage.de/texte/detail/article/63400/queens-of-the-stone-age-interview/
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Queens of the Stone Age – Little Sister". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts (The user has to search "Queens of the Stone Age")". offiziellecharts.de' (in German). offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Queens of the Stone Age – Little Sister". Top Digital Download. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Queens of the Stone Age – Little Sister" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Queens of the Stone Age. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Queens of the Stone Age. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Queens of the Stone Age – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Queens of the Stone Age. Retrieved March 17, 2017.

External links

  • "Little Sister" Official music video on YouTube
   

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