2009-08-28

FAS: "Vagabond" by Wolfmother

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"Vagabond" by Wolfmother

All the songs up for vote this week were from the movie (500) Days of Summer, which for its "ehh" factor and entertaining but over-hypedness, had two great things going for it. One, the dude from 3rd Rock From The Sun pulled out an amazing performance jumping back into the mainstream. And two, the soundtrack is great.

With fans that include Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Metallica's Lars Ulrich, and noted songster Alice Cooper, Wolfmother bring back the sound from the drug-induced, guitar smashing, distortion pedal days of classic rock. When your sounds has been compared to that of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Cream, Black Sabbath, and "a teenage Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf kind of band" then you know you are doing something right.

And another thing that makes them rock. They are Australian. And as everyone knows, the down-under produces some heavy rockers (AC/DC, Silverchair, Jet, and hotel-thrashing group The Wiggles).

The original, Grammy-winning line-up of the band who released their self-titled album in 2005 unfortunately split up in August 2008 due to "irreconcilable personal and musical differences." The lead singer and guitarist then pledged to continue under the Wolfmother moniker and put together an entirely new group built around him. The new lineup's first album, Cosmic Egg is set to be released on 13 October 2009.

For those of you who haven't heard Wolfmother, or specifically this song, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

And now this week's FAS...

"Vagabond" by Wolfmother


Cheers,

1 comments:

Mike on 28/8/09 said...

I voted for Janes Addiction, but only because I hadn't heard this song.

How about a summer theme next week due to August coming to close?

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