Key To Music Grades

A - You will never be whole without it
B - Highly recommended
C - Flawed, but still pretty good
D - It's your money, not mine
F - Why couldn't this have been burned in Fahrenheit 451?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures
















Not sure if anyone has heard of this; I've been following it pretty close to the chest, but after a few "surprise" and "secretive" performances the last few days, I suppose the cat is out on the veranda blowing reefer plumes into the fading summer sky. Them Crooked Vultures, a supergroup consisting of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss) on guitars and vocals, John Paul Jones (yes, the JPJ) on bass and keyboards, and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) on drums, is now a reality. Apparently, the seeds from this holy rock union have been germinating since 2005 and based on what I've been reading, they have been playing 80 minute sets of progressive sludgy stoner rock and psychedelic blues with massive riffage. One person who attended one said that Grohl was thrashing the drums like they'd wronged him earlier in the day. There is most likely going to be an album. There is most likely to be a tour. There is most likely a reason we should all be very excited. Especially since I really like Dave Grohl when he isn't hamming up his meal ticket on a Foo release. And who said rock was dead?

9 comments:

The Mad Hatter said...

As an afterthought, you can go on youtube, but the sound quality is terrible. This clip is from the studio and has a much cleaner sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBckNeRMXDY

Jeff said...

That clip sounded sick! Can't wait to hear more from them. I'm also happy that Grohl is back behind the drums, he was really starting to get on my nerves with the Foo Fighters. I used to love him but now I can hardly stomach him.

Starrlight said...

Ooh this has potential.

Starrlight said...

And add me to the list of happy to see Grohl at a kit for a change.

Master Cianan said...

This could be awesome.

The Mad Hatter said...

More clips...I'm stoked.

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/09/02/them-crooked-vultures-tease-scumbag-blues-reveal-presale/

terrence said...

Now imagine If you narrow minded little brother never turned you on to the golden chalice that is or was The Queens Of the Stone Age. HOO HAA!!!! and no I am not taking full credit for bringing it to the table, yes you would eventually heard all of it, just shut up, alright?!

The Mad Hatter said...

Noted. ;)

Chris said...

I'm having trouble buying into this as a supergroup. It's basically two Queens of the Stone Age members circa Songs for the Deaf with a guy from Zeppelin.