Monday, March 08, 2010

Song of the Week

I love super groups ... bands that consist of musicians from other big bands ... A couple that come to mind include The Traveling Wilbury's, Temple of the Dog, Chickenfoot, and Velvet Revolver to name a few. Recently, another one of these supergroups got together, put together an album, appeared on Saturday Night Live, and I believe they're even touring. The band includes David Grohl (who's been in two wildly successful bands himself - Nirvana and Foo Fighters), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stoneage), and none other than John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). The band is called "Them Crooked Vultures," and their first single is called "New Fang."

According to Wikipedia, the song is described as "Southern Boogie Woogie" rock, but to me, it almost sounds like something that was lifted from a Led Zeppelin outtake ... it's very bluesy, and the lyrics don't seem to make much sense, but seem to be shot out quickly in small quantities ... rather addicting if I do say so myself ... even though, half the time I can't even decipher words (being a Rolling Stones fan, this never bothers me).

In listening a little more to the song, it almost sounds as if this band was influenced by the Afghan Whigs (or maybe the Whigs were ultimately influenced by Zeppelin). Just the rattling off of lyrics, and the bluesy/choppy/winey guitars seem to echo to Greg Dulli and his band.

You can listen to the song here:


Heff said...

Heard it. Like it.

Ink and Stone said...

Kinda made me think of the White Stripes. Not sure why.

El Pad said...

grohl is the man

Four Dinners said...

The UK's premiere rock radio station - ie they don't play house, garage, disco, crap...sorry...rap, or any of that dross (that isn't to say there aren't good rap and R&B songs out there) have been playing this a while.

It is the business.

Four Dinners said...

er...they're called Absolute Radio by the way...forgot to say...hic

Sandi said...

Not a big fan of the "Supergroup".