There were rumours in the early part of 2009 that Josh Homme and Dave Grohl had got together with John Paul Jones (of Led Zep fame) to create some unearthly sounds together. In fact, talk of the trio jamming together goes as far back as 2005 but it was only in July this year that it was revealed that the guys had been recording together in a studio in LA. How they came up with the name “Them Crooked Vultures” i will never know but it certainly sounds fitting. With Homme on guitar and vocals, Jones on bass and Grohl on drums the recordings surely promise to be something very special indeed. All 3 have tasted success with their own bands in the past and Them Crooked Vultures will surely carry on that success rate.
The group performed their first show in Illnois on August 9th and have a show in Amsterdam lined up this Wednesday (August 19) night. Alain Johannes (Eleven, Mark Lanegan Band, QOTSA, Spinnerette) appeared on stage as a second guitarist at the Illnois gig and is likely to help out again at the Dutch show.
The set list for the Illnois gig was:-
Dead End Friends
Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I
On August 12 the band released an official video on YouTube. It was a 14 second preview clip of the song “Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I”. See what you think for yourself.
There are also a few live video excerpts from the Illnois show on YouTube. The one below is the best quality i could find. I honsetly don’t know which tracks are which in the videos yet but apparently this one is a section of the track “Caligulove”. Enjoy.
The band are keeping their cards close to their chests and haven’t posted any music online yet. There is however a brand new t-shirt (pictured at the top of this post) available on their official website.
Anybody who knows me will know that i hold Josh Homme in high regard so i have massive hopes for this new project. And so the waiting begins….
S.I.T Wolf x