Them Crooked Vultures (Live Clip from Jonathan Ross Show)

Don’t you just hate supergroups?   There’s always a lot of hype…way too much hype for the music to ever live up to, which leads to the inevitable letdown.   I’ve always had a tendency to avoid “supergroups” for this reason.  I mean, I did like Audioslave but each one of their CD’s left me thinking “This is good, but man it could have been soooooo much better!”

And then there’s Dave Grohl.  And Josh Homme.   And John Paul Jones (yes, THAT John Paul Jones).

No joke…if not for the mighty Cage the Elephant’s instant classic debut, Them Crooked Vultures would be my favorite release of  2009.   Just brimming with personality, cool sounds, cool riffs, cool melodies…and Grohl reminding us what an unstoppable force he is on the drum kit.

Here’s a video of them performing “Mind Eraser – No Chaser” on the Jonathan Ross Show.  Just a great song and a great, tight performance.   For added cool factor, that’s the highly talented and very underrated Alain Johannes (Eleven) on guitar.

Not overhyped or overplayed, Them Crooked Vultures is a CD that sounds like these guys are having the time of their lives.  Enjoy Abysmally…


2 Responses to “Them Crooked Vultures (Live Clip from Jonathan Ross Show)”

  1. I’ve heard plenty of people saying this band is overrated, and I wholeheartedly disagree. I think they fit into a tiny sliver of bands that get an avalanche of hype based on something other than the music, but definitely live up to it, and deserve every bit they get.

    Awesome clip.

    • moosejuice Says:

      Thank you for the comment, and I hope you’ll come back again and visit the Abyss. Since this site is dedicated to the more unknown artists, I almost didn’t put this up, but I’ve run into so many QOTSA & Foo fans who didn’t know about TCV that I made an exception. This is one of those albums that will take on a life of its own. Cheers and thanks again for stopping by the Sonic Abyss:)

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