…AND THUS ENDS MY INTEREST IN THEM CROOKED VULTURES
Honestly, I was never that excited about Them Crooked Vultures, for the simple reason that supergroups are anticlimactic nine out of ten times (and the fact that Queens of the Stone Age haven’t made a record I’ve wanted to listen to more than once since Songs for the Deaf didn’t help). Still, I was open to giving the band a shot.
Then I heard their first single, “New Fang.”
When Gary Suarez described this band’s music as “seriously generic and geriatric classic rock,” he wasn’t kidding.
Now, I didn’t see the band live with Gary, and I’ve heard none of their other music. So maybe this is just a case of the band/label/management/whomever choosing a shitty first single; maybe the rest of the album will rock.
But I’m not encouraged. A first single should be a band putting their best foot forward to make a strong initial impression; what if this really is TCV’s best foot?