... occasionally there comes a music artist or a band that defies all logic and explanation save that they, simply put, are totally and absolutely fucking awesome. They're awesome. That's it. Someone asks you why you like them and all you can think of saying is, well, they're fucking awesome. They're your awesome band solely for their awesomeness. No melodic fantasies, no amazing spinning web of lyrics, no heartwrenchingly sad songs, no amazing musical chord changes or deep meanings. They just rock ass, plain and simple. You can't say anything else about them other that ... they're awesome.
Memories of Andrew W.K. and The Darkness come to mind.
I have a new awesome band. And no it's not Gnarls Barkely, although I am incredibly psyched about their manic rap R & B album coming out next month, and no it's not The Raconteurs, because I've already downloaded 6 of the 10 tracks off their new album, thereby saving me something around $16 bucks. My new awesome band is trashy and hard rocking and unsympathetic and not only do they have a good garage sound and good head banging music (and a really good moustache) but they have an awesome story ...
Two people, Guy 1 and Guy 2, best friends since grade school. Guy 1 turns out to be the lead singer of a famous rock band and Guy 2 grows up to be ... nothing. One day these two guys, lifelong friends, are hanging out, and Guy 2 says he wants to start a band. Guy 1, super famous already, decides to start a band with Guy 2 BUT he agrees to let Guy 2 front the band while he stays behind the drums as backup for his lifelong friend whose turn it now is to have the spotlight.
The band is called Eagles of Death Metal. Guy 2 is named Jesse Hughes, nobody you know, and Guy 1 is named Josh Homme, the lead singer of the well established band Queens of the Stone Age. He's the drummer now, supporting his Joe Average friend's shot at the big time.
I avioded Eagles of Death Metal at first. They were one of those bands that, like ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, I avoided like the plague solely because of their name. But EoDM are not a metal act. Their name came from a drunk guy at a show who was arguing that Poison was to metal what The Eagles were to rock, prompting Jesse and Josh to try to write music that were The Eagles crossed with Death Metal.
The result is jeans wearing and beer drinking fun. Awesome as fuck. Hard rock. Ass kicking. My new "AWESOME" band. Here's some free music for you ass ... and remember ... WIND CLAN UP IN DIS BITCH!!!
OH, and did I mention that the lead singer Jesse says that he was mouchestach-less for years until one day, when the Gods of Rock came to him in the night and blessed him with a rock ass mouchestache?
That's fucking awesome!