Last night was listening (and watching) Them Crooked Vultures, on Austin City Limits.
Wow!!!!!! I didn't know about this band before.
This episode of ACL didn't even say who the band was. I gleaned the title to one of the songs and figured out who they were by Googling the song title.
Bass and keyboards = John Paul Jones - of Led Zep fame!
hehehehehhhhh....very cool. Extremely wild and strong drummer. Guitar and vocals dude MOST interesting. Lots of Cream "Strange Brew" style falsetto, but then when he'd pop OUT of the falsetto it was really cool like he was changing gears on a motorcycle. Very powerful yet somehow intricate stuff.
I'll tell ya, it did me good to see that. The last of the unashamed hard rockers that don't feel the need for a punk or metal or grunge edge. (altho that drummer was in Nirvana before)
It felt to me like what rock and roll woulda/coulda/shoulda been all along if the disgusting hair band 80's hadn't gotten in the way.
I need to order the CD. Please God,if there is a GOD, please let it be well recorded!!!!!!!! the Austin City limits show was well recorded, but a Weds night did not lend itself to partying and cranking the music.
thanks for letting me spew!!!!