Monday, February 22, 2010
Them Crooked Vultures
A couple of weeks back Them Crooked Vultures appeared on SNL. To probably no one's surprise they fell victim to that show's never ending difficulties mixing loud rock bands. The result was a mushy mix with buried vocals. It wasn't terrible, but it could have been better.
A week later they appeared on another TV show that, like SNL, has been on the air for 35 years: PBS's Austin City Limits. Unlike SNL, this show has always been focused on music. Big difference in the final product.
John Paul Jones provides several "what the hell?" moments in this-from crazy instruments to holding down a tricky bass line with his feet while playing keyboards. I wonder what else he has done?
Grohl reminds everybody what a kick ass drummer he is while Josh Homme just does his thing. And he does it well. Nice to see perenial side man Alain Johannes getting to shine as well.
Anyway, take a look. The link is to the entire episode.
Austin City Limits