Them Crooked Vultures (billed as Les Petits Pois) @ Rock en Seine St CLoud August 30th 2009
Last day for the Rock en Seine , the bill is even worse than the previous days as most of the bands are electro-rock. We couldn't get there in time for the Eagles of death Metal or "The Pigeons of Shit Metal" as Axl Rose called them. We just know that Dave Grohl play the last song with them.
A real nightmare for us poor bastards as we were busy this afternoon and we arrived just when Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, John Paul Jones and let's not forget Alain Johannes get on the second stage. It's absolutely packed in the front with mostly male rockers, where are all the beautiful girls?
Anyway John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) is smiling, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) is banging his drums like a maniac, Josh Homme (QOTSA) is concentrated on his guitar & Alain Johannes (Eleven) is helping out on guitar and keys .
The set is VERY heavy with long songs. As I've never ever heard any of them before I can't really tell you anything about them except that they sound like the best of QOTSA. Very heavy with bluesy licks and breaks.
This band is more like "QOTSA with friend J-P-J" as all the guys on stage have played one moment or another in the QOTSA. Funny to see how John Paul Jones is fitting in. When you consider the history & Music of Led Zeppelin and the history & Music of Nirvana, Foo Fighters & QOTSA, John Paul Jones seems to be out of place here even though his bass parts are perfect.
Dave Grohl is like a kid in a candy store playing with John Paul always looking and smiling at him in awe.
John-Paul is playing different bass guitars including a very weird one and a couple of songs on keys.
Great 1 hour killer set...probably the most waited for and the best of the festival.
02/ Dead End Friends
04/ Mind Eraser
08/ New Fang
09/ No One Loves Me & Neither Do I