Monday, October 20, 2008

Music: Witches (and werewolves) of the Stone Age.

Built out of the stitched together remains of Kyuss, the Queens of the Stone Age have gone through two names and nearly annual staff changes since their formation in 1997. Trying to pin down just who is further complicated by the fact that the Queens love nothing quiet so much as jamming with a guest, which means well known, but temporary faces keep popping up. These guests have include the Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Nirvana/Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl (who not only did duty as drummer on the group's 2002 Songs for the Deaf, but toured in support of the album). As of this year, I think only one member from the original line-up remains on the permanent roster: singer/guitarist Josh Homme. Given all that swapping and whatnot, let's say that counts for our normal intro and leap straight into the music.

Screamers and Sreamettes, I bring you two – count 'em: TWO – big songs for the Queens of the Stone Age. Here's the Queens "Burn the Witch."

Still ready for some rumbling, hook-heavy rockage? Good. 'Cause I've got a second platter ready for you. Here's Queens of the Stone Age's "Someone's in the Wolf."


Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Just love it.

CRwM said...

Wow. Thanks.

What an ego boost on an otherwise ho-hum morning!

Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

HUgely OT, but can we expect an opening weekend review of the latest (and supposedly last?) installment of the saw franchise ?

CRwM said...

Screamin' Sassy,

It's in the plans, but I don't know. After nearly half a decade's worth of wacky monkey-shines from Jigsaw and Co., I don't know if I'm strong enough to say goodbye.

That and money's tight and I don't know if I can defend dropping dead presidents on a Saw flick. The wifey might, justifiably, object.