Jul 22, 2020
It's time for a journey of the mind, as Kirk picks apart one of the best hard rock tunes of the early 2000s.
Queens of the Stone Age's "Songs for the Deaf" includes enough bangers that it was tough to pick a single song to focus on, but in the end, "No One Knows" won the day with its combination of grit, groove, and focus. On this episode, Kirk dives deep into the tune's tightly wound, surprisingly swinging arrangement, with special focus on Dave Grohl's meticulous drumming.
Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Album: Songs for the Deaf (2002)
Written by: Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan
OUTRO SOLOIST: Dan Nervo
This episode's outro soloist is the fantastic Dan Nervo. Dan plays guitar in the San Francisco Bay Area in bands like Neon Velvet, and also teaches private guitar lessons. Hit him up if you want to get good at guitar: https://www.facebook.com/DanNervoGuitarLessons/
On last week's episode of Kirk's video game podcast Triple Click, he did a Strong Songs-style breakdown of some of the music from the classic JRPG Final Fantasy VII. Triple Click is on all major podcast services, and you can find that episode here: https://maximumfun.org/episodes/triple-click/the-music-of-final-fantasy-vii/
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JULY 2020 WHOLE-NOTE PATRONS
Craig J Covell
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JULY 2020 HALF-NOTE PATRONS
Cyrus N. White
Elliot Jay O'Neill
John and Sharon Stenglein
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