05 June 2006

Peace, Love, & Death Metal

Not a bad mantra, eh?

Plus, who can get enough of ampersands?

Not this guy.

Now, I can't claim the title as my own.

It's the product of a band called Eagles of Death Metal who just released their new sophomore CD...here's a review of their debut effort.

Also, some of the names may be familiar if you're fans of the stoner rock band Queens of the Stone Age.

Their new album, Death by Sexy..., is a nice throwback to old school blues rock n' roll.

Think Queens meets AC/DC meets Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

Sounds like a fucked-up sitcom.

Don't buy my critique?

Check out Pitchfork's review.

"Singer Jesse "The Devil" Hughes (or Boots Electric, or whatever sassy moniker they've slapped on him today) is the perfect manifestation of QOSTA's lighter side, slipping between a manic Mick Jagger caricature and a Cramps-like amphetamine Elvis. For a record that revels in the clichés of rock, his attempts are terribly cute. Where Queens of the Stone Age have always explored the dark and dirty, the excess and the evil, the nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, and ecstasy, the Eagles of Death Metal crank up a cock-rock sound that's free of any danger or seriousness. This isn't subversion, this is good clean fun."

They gave the boys a 7.3 out of 10....not bad by their elitist standards.

The best thing about the album: It only set me back $8.

God Bless You, Target.
Once again, you've hit the bulleye of savings in my wallet.

::Chef Recommends::

Track 1 - I Want You So Hard (The Boy's Bad News)
Track 2 - I Gotta Feeling (Just Nineteen)
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