Bug-eyed desert speed freaks Eagles Of Death Metal have a new record coming out – a mad vinyl-only release that’s all cover versions.
And it’s called – get this – Pigeons of Shit Metal.
That’s because once, back in the day, the mad rock vehicle of Josh Homme and frontman Jesse Hughes were supporting Guns ’n Roses at a gig, and Axl Rose was mean to them.
Word is, they were upsetting his crowd. Not to get into who is or isn’t at fault, when Axl took the stage following his public’s lukewarm reception to Eagles of Death Metal, he screamed out “HOW DID YOU LIKE THE PIGEONS OF SHIT METAL”.
Which has to sting. Like, you’re a hairy guitar band that’s been invited to open for the Sweet Child ‘O Mine Guys, this is your big chance, your big moment to shine.
Wanna cringe hard? Here’s the Eagles official response to that…
“At first the audience refused to welcome us to the jungle, but by the time we took our final bow, it had become paradise city. Although Axl tried to November rain on our parade, no sweet child o’ mine can derail the EODM night train. We say live and let die.”
Anywhoo, they took that diss and made it the title of a new album of covers, featuring (no doubt) distinctively bloodshot takes on ‘Gouge Away’ by Pixies, ‘Abracadabra’ by Steve Miller band and, well, three Queens Of The Stone Age songs (‘Go With The Flow’, ‘Gonna Leave You’, ‘Long Slow Goodbye’).
Drummer Josh Home is lead singer of Queens Of The Stone age, so I imagine Jesse Hughes didn’t have to put much effort into figuring out the chords.
The limited edition LP comes in a special reverse board jacket with cover art by Josh Homme (aka Baby Duck) along with a full color inner sleeve containing artwork and linear notes helping to explain everything "just in case you're confused”.
The vinyl-only LP will be shipped in five different colours – traditional black vinyl, glow-in-the-dark vinyl, neon pink vinyl, cyan blue vinyl, and milky clear vinyl with splatter vinyl.
It's gonna be messy.
N.B. If you want to get your hands on these records you'll have to keep an eye on discogs as the first batch on Last Hurrah Records has sold out. They'll be collectors items no doubt.