Monday, August 10, 2009

Them Crooked Vultures

John Paul Jones new vehicle, Them Crooked Vultures, with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme, debuted at a midnight show at Chicago's Metro. The show was at the lollapalooza after show concert. Reviews are coming in, and they are strong.

For the best information, head to Lemon Squeezings where Steve has an a comprehensive running post on the show.  The Chicago Tribune has the first Them Crooked Vultures review:

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The term “super group” gets thrown around way too often in rock, but in the case of Them Crooked Vultures, it applies...

...the music has been a mystery; none of the tracks has leaked on the Internet, and the group’s future plans are shrouded in secrecy. After debuting a dozen songs at Metro, the group made it very clear that it’s not only for real, but also has the chance to be the exception to the super-group rule... Crooked Vultures sounded like it was on to something fresh, invigorating and just plain nasty...

History tells us that super groups usually don’t last very long. But at least this particular one is off to a rousing start.

The full twelve song set list is also being reported:
New Fang
Scumbag Blues
Dead End Friends
Mind Eraser
Interlude w/ Ludes
Nobodys Loves Me

The blog Hightower and Jones where even more ebullient about the debut:
Three words: Them Crooked Vultures. Five additional words: are the greatest band ever. On August 10, the Metro was sold out, the house lights went down, the audence screamed and Them Crooked Vultures made their debut. To call it the greatest debut ever is like calling Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a mere center or Bruce Lee a simple martial artist. To call it promising would severely downplay the talent of the band's members and the songs that spanned their 77 minute debut.

Holy cow! But tell us how you really felt.

Wyatt, the ZepCowboy, has some images of  merchandise, specifically the poster.


Also on sale was a t-shirt, which is also available online at the  Them Crooked Vultures merchandise store.


The trio also have an album scheduled for October 23rd release, titled according to rumour, "Never Deserved the Future."