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post #51 of 76

Ooh I haven't seen that one, I'll check it out. Though looking at Keith's gnarled fingers always makes me a bit uncomfortable.

The presenter Matt Sweeny did a wonderful album with Bonnie Prince Billy some years back:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcLTnApjl5k

post #52 of 76
Yeah, I realized what I did - I found Guitar Moves from surfing QOTSA-related vids not too long ago, then looked who else he'd done and saw Keef, then posted THAT video in the Stones thread. So, not totally losing it I guess.
post #53 of 76

Josh Homme is not a Robin Thicke fan:

 

http://www.stereogum.com/1959234/josh-homme-copyright-law-is-really-fucked-up-right-now-because-of-that-dumb-shit-robin-thicke/wheres-the-beef/

 

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In a new Rolling Stone profile, Homme says a few things about the state of music today, and the thing that bothers him the most seems to be that “Blurred Lines” lawsuit:

 

It used to be, if anything had any hint of anybody else, I wouldn’t play it. Now, I don’t worry about things, even though copyright law is really fucked up right now because of that dumb shit Robin Thicke. What a douchebag. Talk about thick. Now the copyright law is like, “If it tastes like chicken, I guess you stole it.” Thanks, asshole.

post #54 of 76
There's so much Bowie in Josh's vocals lately. Not just his phrasing, but the melodies he weaves.

I'm sure I'm not the first to hear it, but it took me till around my 350th listen of Like Clockwork to twig to it, and now I can't not hear it. And on this new one it's even more pronounced.

So far, so magnificent.
post #55 of 76
Only listened about 8 times in 24 hours at this point. Love/10.

The only ones which didn't grab me right off the bat were Fortress and Hideaway, but by the 3rd spin they went in and wrapped around my beat up old soul too.

I guess now the trick is going to be to try not to wear it out, because I'm fucked if I can imagine resisting the drive to just run it on "replay all" for the rest of the weekend at least.
post #56 of 76

Man, I had the opposite reaction.  I listened to it on the way to work, so only managed to get through the first four or five songs, but so far this would probably be my least favorite Queens album.  I tried to listen to it more at work, but that's not a great place to give it a spin, so I'll probably finish this later.....if I can manage to stop listening to the new Oh Sees album.

post #57 of 76
Hey man, I ain't about to blame you for being all about Thee Oh Sees right now, those cats are a raucous fun time if ever there was one.
post #58 of 76
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
 

Man, I had the opposite reaction.  I listened to it on the way to work, so only managed to get through the first four or five songs, but so far this would probably be my least favorite Queens album.  I tried to listen to it more at work, but that's not a great place to give it a spin, so I'll probably finish this later.....if I can manage to stop listening to the new Oh Sees album.

 

 

I rate it on the upper end - tied with Lullabyes but behind Rated R and SftD.  (in this rating I punt on the debut album, as I'm not overly familiar with it; what I've heard would probably put it 5th right now, with Vulgaris next and Clockwork bringing up the rear....which merely means I consider it "least good" as I'd throw any QotSA album on in a heartbeat)

post #59 of 76
The self titled took me a while to get into as well but it's worth it. Homme did most of it himself, it's like hearing the raw blueprint for their sound before they expanded it out. You can tell he was still finding his feet as a singer but the songs and riffs are good, just minimal.

Not sure how I'd rank the new one overall, probably not near the top but it certainly sounds good when it's on. They obviously wanted to do something a bit more light and breezy after Like Clockwork (which is kind of what I wanted as well).

The production seems to be controversial but I think that crisp sound works for the groovier feel they're going for in these songs, and the clarity brings out the detail in the arrangements.

Looking forward to seeing what's next. This was back to basics in a way so I'm guessing they'll do something a bit weirder and more experimental next time.
post #60 of 76
Ruling the entire planet with ease

post #61 of 76
So Bowie it hurts so good.
post #62 of 76
The best band in the world being the best band in the world ...
post #63 of 76

Yeah they sound hella tight there. BBC sessions are great for studio quality live stuff.

 

Being on a Homme kick recently I've been catching up with the Iggy Pop record he produced last year. It's obviously taking its queue from The Idiot, but the melodies and song structures on that thing are so Homme I almost feel bad for Iggy - he almost sounds like a guest vocalist on a Josh solo record rather than Josh being a guest on his. Either way Iggy's voice is still a fine thing and it's a cool album. Break Into Your Heart and Gardenia deserve to be Iggy classics.

 

This being the QOTSA thread here are a few amazing tracks I think deserve more attention:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT60tUIdLfQ - QOTSA go prog with bizarre angular riffage Robert Fripp would be proud off.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LT_kDj4Xzo - I've always thought the intro to the Stone's Can't You Hear Me Knockin' is the pure essence of rock. I think the extended intro to this one comes close. I could leave that groove going forever.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CwKplZn11A - awesome title track that was inexplicably left off its album (luckily the UK version has it at the end, where it belongs).

post #64 of 76
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Yeah they sound hella tight there. BBC sessions are great for studio quality live stuff.

Being on a Homme kick recently I've been catching up with the Iggy Pop record he produced last year. It's obviously taking its queue from The Idiot, but the melodies and song structures on that thing are so Homme I almost feel bad for Iggy - he almost sounds like a guest vocalist on a Josh solo record rather than Josh being a guest on his. Either way Iggy's voice is still a fine thing and it's a cool album. Break Into Your Heart and Gardenia deserve to be Iggy classics.

This being the QOTSA thread here are a few amazing tracks I think deserve more attention:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT60tUIdLfQ - QOTSA go prog with bizarre angular riffage Robert Fripp would be proud off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LT_kDj4Xzo - I've always thought the intro to the Stone's Can't You Hear Me Knockin' is the pure essence of rock. I think the extended intro to this one comes close. I could leave that groove going forever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CwKplZn11A - awesome title track that was inexplicably left off its album (luckily the UK version has it at the end, where it belongs).

Hot damn yes, Lullabies to Paralyze may not be my #1 Queens album but I've always loved Someone's In The Wolf. I'm totally down with Misfit Love while it chugs along in that sweet groove (which is the majority of the song to be fair), but it goes flat for me once it hits the more stock-sounding jangly bridge/outro section at around 4:18. Era Vulgaris has some splendid grooves in the verses too and the wild breakdown section from about 2:49 -3:16 is aces and the cranking outro is cool but it drops my precious arse in the choruses.

I went back to the Iggy album in the last couple of weeks too and it's doing a lot better with me now than when it first came out. Even though they made the album prior to the loss of his bff Bowie I wasn't too ready to hear melancholic Iggy when it was released a couple of months after. Time heals though it seems, because now I'm really digging it. I don't know if Paraguay is supposed to be my favourite song off it, but it is.
post #65 of 76
I saw their show a couple nights ago in Columbus. This was my second live experience with them (I saw them in Cleveland on the Tour for the re-release of the first album), and while I can't speak to anyone else's experiences, both times have been fantastic. This show was mostly Villains and ...Like Clockwork tracks (12/20 they played) but that was fine with me; Villains isn't quite as good, but I love both albums and had seen of the songs performed live.
post #66 of 76
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I saw their show a couple nights ago in Columbus. This was my second live experience with them (I saw them in Cleveland on the Tour for the re-release of the first album), and while I can't speak to anyone else's experiences, both times have been fantastic. This show was mostly Villains and ...Like Clockwork tracks (12/20 they played) but that was fine with me; Villains isn't quite as good, but I love both albums and had seen of the songs performed live.

Damn you 432! I want to see them play the Villains stuff live SO BAD. When they played here a month or so before the album came out they only did The Way You Used To Do and The Evil Has Landed.
post #67 of 76
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Damn you 432! I want to see them play the Villains stuff live SO BAD. When they played here a month or so before the album came out they only did The Way You Used To Do and The Evil Has Landed.

At the show I was at, they played every song off the album except Un-Reborn Again and Hideaway. 

post #68 of 76
Pretty dang good quality for a crowd-shot vid
post #69 of 76

Damnit, Josh:

 

https://www.stereogum.com/1974872/queen-of-the-stone-ages-josh-homme-kicked-a-photographer-in-the-head-at-kroq-christmas-show/video/

 

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Josh Homme isn’t all stuffed animals and bedtime stories. The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman has had some aggressive run-ins with fans before, but while performing at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas last night, he actually kicked a photographer in the face. 
Chelsea Lauren, who shoots photos for Shutterstock, claims the incident was intentional and unprovoked. “Josh was coming over and I was pretty excited, I’ve never actually photographed Queens Of The Stone Age before, I was really looking forward to it. I saw him coming over and I was shooting away,” she tells Variety. “The next thing I know his foot connects with my camera and my camera connects with my face, really hard. He looked straight at me, swung his leg back pretty hard and full-blown kicked me in the face. He continued performing, I was startled, I kind of stopped looking at him, I just got down and was holding my face because it hurt so badly.” Later that night she sought treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and she says she plans to file a police report. “I feel like if I don’t do anything, he gets to kick people in the face and not get in trouble because he’s a musician,” she adds. “That’s not right.”
Homme reportedly continued to exhibit erratic behavior throughout the show. At one point, he took a out a knife and deliberately cut his own forehead. (Blood can be seen dripping down his face in the photo above.) He also called the audience “retards,” encouraged the crowd to boo him, told everyone to take their pants off, and insulted the show’s headliners: “Fuck Muse!”

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BciIUG4Dh1-/?taken-by=chelsealaurenla

 

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Thank you everyone that has reached out with supportive messages. A small update, as I'm being flooded with questions:

 

My neck is a sore, my eyebrow bruised and I'm a bit nauseous. The doctor released me early in the morning.

 

Here are three images. Two of them as Josh looked at me, smiled and then kicked me. 


The other one is later after he cut his own face with a knife. I was in the pit in tears - and he just stared at me smiling.

 

Assault in any form is not okay, no matter what the reasoning. Alcohol and drugs are no excuse. I was where I was allowed to be, I was not breaking any rules. I was simply trying to do my job.

post #70 of 76

Josh released a statement:

 

https://twitter.com/qotsa/status/939975357519687681

 

 

Considering all the other stuff and the pictures with Josh looking straight at the photographer seconds before the kick, I'm not exactly buying it.

post #71 of 76
Is this really surprising to anyone? I've been a fan of both Kyuss and QotSA for years, but Homme always struck me as a bratty, entitled jerk. Remember when he so eloquently berated a fan during a concert calling him a "faggot" and "cocksucker" repeatedly? He's also been accused of assaulting someone seeking an autograph in Detroit, and I'm not inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. He's a talented musician and an asshole.
Edited by Kevin Macken - Yesterday at 4:34 pm
post #72 of 76

Josh released a video statement, in which, he admits to wrongdoing:

 

https://twitter.com/qotsa/status/940104860061507584

post #73 of 76
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Is this really surprising to anyone? I've been a fan of both Kyuss and QotSA for years, but Homme always struck me as a bratty, entitled jerk. Remember when he so eloquently berated a fan during a concert calling him a "faggot" and "cocksucker" repeatedly? He's also been accused of assaulting someone seeking an autograph in Detroit, and I'm not inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. He's a talented musician and an asshole.

Nah, I never heard of either of those incidents, I thought it was Nick who was the bad one.
post #74 of 76

He was being a dickhead, and it's not the first time he's been a dickhead. Disappointing no doubt. I don't especially get the impression being a dickhead is his default setting though.

post #75 of 76
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He was being a dickhead, and it's not the first time he's been a dickhead. Disappointing no doubt. I don't especially get the impression being a dickhead is his default setting though.


 




He purposely kicked a woman in the face. Aside from the fact that he's in a band we like, why would we go out of our way to make excuses for him? Or should we bend over backwards making excuses for any celebrity we happen to like? And he's guilty of being more than just a "dickhead", he assaulted a woman who was simply doing her job, and very well could be arrested.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71tCV3ItTr0

Here's a video of the incident I referred to earlier, what a charmer.
post #76 of 76

Who's making excuses for him? He deserves whatever's coming to him for it. I just don't particularly buy into this internet thing where people are purely good until they fuck up and then they are purely evil.

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