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After my fall review mini-podcast last week lets get back to some music, specifically of the super group kind. What is a super group you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia (so it can’t be wrong) a super group describes:
“…a rock music group whose performers are already famous from having performed individually or in other groups.”
This concept got kick started in the late 60’s with bands such as Cream (Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce) and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. The newest super group on the block is Them Crooked Vultures, featuring the killer line-up of John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Dave Ghrol (Nirvana/Foo Fighters) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age). With that murderers row of rock talent there was a boatload of hype around the group’s just released self-titled album and in my humble opinion it more than meets expectations.
The rhythm section, with Ghrol on drums and Jones on bass, is locked-in and as interesting as you would expect. Fans of Queens of the Stone Age will appreciate Homme’s talent on both guitar and vocal duties. As a whole, the album is not exactly re-inventing the wheel but in a market full of watered-down emo bands and pop-country, a solid rock album like this is more than welcome. To prove how 2009 they are the band even released the album in it’s entirety on YouTube and I’ve cherry picked my favorites below.
The Power of Rock compels you…
Them Crooked Vultures – “Gunman”
Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”
Them Crooked Vultures – “Scumbag Blues”
About the Author: Mitch is the resident music wrangler, lifestyle guru, and all-around well connected LaxAllStars insider. The lacrosse playing ended but the friendships never did. Known as the prima-donna of the writers. Still not sure about this whole “internet” thing. Would love to be called “Sir” without the following: “You’re making a scene”.