Monday, April 24, 2006
Eagles of Death Metal @ Irving Plaza
Unlike Eagles' shows of the past, frontman Jesse "The Devil" Hughes was eerily still most of the night, leaving behind his patented hip-shakin' and knee-bangin'. And with his lack of passion and ubiquitous sound, the crowd followed his lead. Nary a head was bobbing, nor more than a slight handful of fists raised into the air.
The sound in Irving Plaza is always bad, unless you stand directly under the sound board, but the Eagles' show in particular had a lackluster twang followed by an unoriginal stage presence. Sure, rock may be dead, but it doesn't have to be kicked while it's down. A true disappointment all around.
REVIEW BY NATASHA LEWIN
Natasha Lewin is the former managing editor of High Times and co-author of "King of Queens" in which she and Bobby Black interview Josh Homme. It appears in the May '06 issue of High Times.
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