Eagles of Death Metal – Zipper Down
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes are back – after an absence of seven years – for their fourth album and it won’t surprise you hear that it’s as bonkers as ever. On Zipper Down they continue with their goofy rock and roll riffage combined with sleazy lyrics which always makes for enjoyable listening.
With Homme recently stating “In an independent study, four out of three doctors say ‘Zipper Down’ is an eargasm trapped inside a crazerbeam,” fans will be pleased to the know that the trademark tongue-in-cheek humour is present throughout the album, as well as a few brilliantly boisterous rock tracks.
On Zipper Down every song sounds tailor made for a Midwestern American bar. Silverlake (K.S.O.F.M.) could soundtrack any boozy biker bar brawl, whilst Oh Girl is the perfect song to Croon to the barmaid and as usual there are plenty of songs designed to jump around to in your snake skin boots. Eagles of Death Metal blast through 10 of their own songs, and surprisingly a cover of Duran Duran, in just over half an hour. This may seem too short for many of their die-hard fans who have patiently waited several years for this release but they manage to pack in plenty of filthy riffs and squealing guitar solos into its short run time.
If you like your music mad, daft and very loud indeed, EODM will, once again, scratch the itch brilliantly.