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A great cover of one of my favorite Queens of the Stone Age songs

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

“I Sat By The Ocean” is not a stereotypical Queens of the Stone Age song. While they’re known form more psychedelic desert cock rock, this particular song is way more emotional and introspective. And rightly so since the album from whence this song came from (2013’s “Like Clockwork”) was a more introspective record for Josh Homme to begin with, recorded after he had a surgical scare and came to grips with his own mortality.

Anyway, enough of all that business. This cover features Mark Ronson on guitar and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker on vocals, and it’s great. I’ll post that one and then the original from QOTSA for your enjoyment.

Sounds for the Summer silly season (music review)

July 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Queens of the Stone Age

 

Over the past few months a few new titles have been released that I felt the need to review. The first was Queens of the Stone Age’s “…Like Clockwork”.

If you like QOTSA’s previous brand of dirty rock (and I do), this is a departure from that style of in your face riffs and swagger. In this album, Josh Homme actually gets introspective. The songs are more downtempo on the whole (sexier in a twisted way, even?) and have a reference in his previous brush with death on the surgery table during a knee operation. Listen to this album in comparison to their earlier material, and note the difference. It’s a great album with not a filler song to be had.

Here is one of the more uptempo tracks; “My God is the Sun”. Enjoy:

The other album to be reviewed:

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

 

Perhaps this is the season for introspection. Daft Punk’s return to the music arena shows the Robots getting jiggy with the disco roots of electronic music. With Nile Rodgers along for the ride, they get funky and sexier starting with the juggernaut single “Get Lucky”. You all know that song, everyone’s heard it at least once. Don’t lie 😛

My favorite track so far is “Lose Yourself to Dance”. Gets the head bobbing before you even realize what is happening.

Note: If you’re looking for tracks similar in tempo to “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” or “Da Funk”, don’t look here. If you’re looking for some of the funk, then stick around and enjoy the ride.

Movie Recommendation: Sound City

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

For those who don’t know, Sound City is a recording studio based in Los Angeles where most of the influential rock recordings of the past 40 years were laid down. Think Fleetwood Mac, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Weezer, and the list goes on and on.

In recent times, Sound City with its Neve soundboard has almost been swallowed up with the advent of digital music production (the dreaded auto-tune is part of that). Dave Grohl put this movie together to celebrate its long, storied history, and what set it apart from other studios that have come and gone; that same Neve soundboard, custom built and used by hundreds of artists, producers, and engineers.

If you’re into learning about rock history (and I am in a big way), check it out. There’s a plethora of famous faces that stop by to tell their tales about Sound City. There is even a Nirvana reunion of sorts, with a special guest filling it for Kurt.

Great flick overall.

Dave Grohl joins Queens of the Stone Age on their sixth album

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

So there was a cryptic image today on the QOTSA Facebook feed, and it suddenly all makes sense:

So Dave on drums, eh?

Queens of the Stone Age is one of my favorite bands. I’m not sure why, but I tend to dig whatever Josh Homme collaborates on, which includes also Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl  is on drums there also), and Eagles of Death Metal. Word round the campfire recently was that the Foo Fighters were going on hiatus for awhile, and it looks like Grohl will be going on tour with QOTSA next year.

I’m pretty happy about that. I liked his last collaboration with this band, Songs for the Deaf. Favorite song: Go With The Flow. Take a gander:

NME has an article on the subject. Feel free to peruse for more info.

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