Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures are a lovely bit of classic, blusey rock. The band is a supergroup, with members of Led Zepplin, Nirvana and Queens of the Stone Age, all amazing rock bands with blues influences in their own right. The band has won Grammays, appeared on Saturday Night Live and Austin City Limits and has played with other well-loved bands like the Arctic Monkets

I particularly love their song "Caligulove," which is one of those lovely rock portmandeus.

I love how in "Elephant" the introduction is typical blues and then picks up with faster guitar playing, similar to that you would hear in hard rock and metal. The lyrics to this song are particularly impressive because they use imagery and implications instead of most modern lyrics, which simply make direct statements.
Something tells me that seeing this band in person would be fun in part because of the intense talent of these musicians.

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