Them Crooked Vultures
Them Crooked Vultures

Release Date: November 17, 2009
Produced by: Them Crooked Vultures
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


How strange is it that John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame should take on the bass/keyboard duties for a newly formed band, which contains Queens of the Stone Age vocalist/guitarist, Josh Homme as well as noted drummer, Dave Grohl?  It certainly draws me into a contemplative mode, assuming that Homme and Grohl were using this opportunity to join creative sparks with a legend.  Right on all counts but this only leads me to this conclusion, that Them Crooked Vultures rocks a multi-generational album to it's fullest.

There are 13 songs on this album and all of them hit nerves.  You may be surprised that a new band can easily sneak across generational borders but that is what this debut issue does. 

How much luckier can we get?  Ok, a full-blown Led Zeppelin reunion, I know.  But with John Paul Jones, who worked in one of Rock's greatest entities back in the '70s, can still crank the knobs on great Rock, along with tireless Dave Grohl, and great voice, Josh Homme in the band, well, that's something that just sits quite well with me.

Them Crooked Vultures is one crazy name for a band, but the pedigree of the band is heard in the music. You'll love the album.









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