Tuesday, June 20, 2006
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, ISLINGTON ACADEMY, 19.6.06
Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme made one 18-year-old Eagles Of Death Metal fan’s night tonight. “Help me wish this guy ‘Happy Birthday’,” said Jesse, who then led the audience in a celebratory chorus. “So you’re 18,” said Josh. “That means you can have sex with us.” “You ever been in the navy?” winked Jesse. “Wanna check it out, sailor?” Blimey. The performance was even more entertaining than the between song banter. No one does stoner rock better than the Queens Of The Stone Age extended family and EODM were actually better than QOTSA were the last time they played in London. Cherry Cola and I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News) from the new album Death By Sexy were absolutely blistering and a cover of Brown Sugar played as an impromptu encore was more fun than a tossed off Rolling Stones cover has a right to be. They’re coming back in August. Go and see them.