Sunday, March 6, 2011

Crooked Vultures

Ok, so I've decided that blogging solely about Revit is boring to me and probably also to my followers (if I have any left).  So, this post is about music.  If you're a fan of Led Zeppelin, the Foo Fighters, and/or Queens of the Stone Age, then you need to check out Them Crooked Vultures.  Dave Grohl on drums, John Paul Jones on bass/keyboards, and Josh Homme on guitar/vocals.  What's not to like??  Their self titled album came out in 2009 and they did some touring shortly after.  Haven't heard much from them since.  Hopefully it wasn't just a one time gig and they write some new music.  There are rumors that a new album is in the works and could be released in 2011.  Hopefully this is true because I can't wait to hear more from these guys.  Let's face it, most of the music these day is..... well, it's just plain crap.  TCV is composed of true talent.  John Paul Jones was a member of the greatest Rock and Roll band ever.  When you think of Led Zeppelin, you typically think of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.  I'm guilty of that as well, but now have a whole new respect for John Paul Jones as a bassist and musician.  Check out TCV on Youtube and the look on his face says it all.  He's having the time of his life.  Homme's guitar sound is unique and has an eerie sound to it.  He's incredibly talented, and extremely underrated.  I'm a Queens of the Stone Age fan as well and their sound carries over into TCV, but doesn't steal the show.  There are definitely hints of Zeppelin and Foo Fighters as well.  I also have a whole new respect for Dave Grohl as a drummer.  I wonder if he gets his inspiration from Animal, the muppet?  He relentlessly beats the drums like his life depends on it.  He and John Paul Jones have a true connection and play off of each other.  Alain Johannes is a touring member of the group and has collaborated with Josh Homme in the Queens of the Stone Age.  He might as well be the fourth official member in my opinion as he fits right in.

Check them out on iTunes, Rhapsody, or your other favorite source of music.  Numerous concert videos are available on youtube as well.  Here's one of my favorites from the album.  Enjoy!