Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is This Thing Working?

I don't know if this blog has been declared legally dead, but I'm going to post this anyway, since I'm kind of burned out on sports talk and I don't have anything to talk about on that other site:

I just downloaded the Them Crooked Vultures debut disc. TCV is what the kids used to call a "supergroup," in the mold of The Traveling Wilburys, Blind Faith, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and (my personal favorite) the Damn Yankees. (I'll listen to anything that involves the Nuge. I'm a sucker that way).

ANYWAY, Them Crooked Vultures features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age on guitar and vocals, Dave Grohl (of projects innumerable and universally awesome) on drums, and fucking John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass. Upon learning this information, my brain almost exploded. Let's see: two of my favorite hard rock acts of recent vintage, plus the bass player from (in my humble opinion) the best hard rock band ever. Fuck and yes. Where do I sign up?

I'm halfway through the disc, and, as you'd expect with a band fronted by Josh Homme, FCV sounds quite a bit like Queens of the Stone Age -- it's got that distinctive Queens guitar sound, plus Homme's (sometimes monotonous) vocals. Grohl is kicking the proverbial shit out of the drums, which is always a treat, and -- I may have forgotten to mention this -- JOHN PAUL FUCKING JONES is playing the bass guitar. I don't know if it's good or not, and I'll defer to SVJJ on that one, but, FUCK, MAN -- it's John Paul Jones!

So far, we're off to a good start. Who's in for the tour?


Master Reid said...

I'll bite. Considering that this is essentially half of Queens of the Stone Age (at least from the Songs for the Deaf album), plus some octogenarian that I've never heard of, it makes sense that it'd sound a lot like Queens. I'd definitely give this a listen.

It's funny, the only time I ever saw Queens of the Stone Age, they were touring with one of them "supergroups", Audioslave, on Lalapaooblabaza. Good show.

FPMKE said...

Rubie gets an F+ on the friendship test.

I accidentally bumped into TCV on the web last week while surfing YouTube and was pretty impressed. I couldn't believe that they got John Paul Jones to play bass. I haven't had a chance to check out the full album but the songs I heard were pretty good.