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It totally would make it a different band… but still rocking groovy hard AND still keeping it interesting (if not even more so). And believe it or not I’m not wishing JPJ out – he is amazing (& when I saw TCV I thought he kinda stole the show)… Josh just clearly likes mixing it up (see Queens’ lineup over the years + Desert Sessions! C’mon!) & seeing him in the Freedom at 21 video makes it clear that him & Jack are in cahoots. A 2nd Vultures album is definitely going to happen… I just think that the potential to shuffle the “team” is there. I would guess spring of 2014 b/c the Queens tour & Soundcity project.
It would be nice to have Nick back but even though that is unlikely it will be interesting to hear QotSA w Dave & NOT w Nick (& w Mikey? does he count? he should!). I’m also guessing Dave will be less involved that he was on SFTD.
Regarding TCV – that’s still happening but I have my fingers crossed we may get a lineup change. Dare I say it? JPJ (who’s amazing & I love) takes a break (he’s old AND busy… sorry) and… Jack White joins on guitar, moving Josh to bass. Possible? Possibull? Josh & Jack are clearly buds (end or Freedom @ 21 vid?). I wouldn’t rule that out. There’s a collaboration there that will happen.
And what about Dave’s Soundcity doc that’s coming up? That’ll be next year too. And that soundtrack will be new music & all collaborations (ie. Ballhog or Tugboat?) which will be awesome.
Also for what it’s worth when I actually met Josh (where’s my broom?) I asked him what band everyone should be into & he recommended UK band the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster who are AMAZING. Really are one of the best & most underrated bands I’ve ever heard (look them up!). They’re actually incredible. Their first 2 albums especially! Like the Strokes from Hell. I shouldn’t have said that. Don’t let that deter you. Anyway check out the Royal Society (the album Josh suggested) which was produced by Chris Goss… (it’s harder to find than their first one) & they just reunited (after breaking up) & did a successful UK tour so hopefully they’ll join Queens for a tour.
(whew! longest Stereogum comment EVER!)
First off this is GREAT news – a great cause & awesome Tommy & Paul are back together! Secondly it seems insane NOT to bill this a “the Replacements” b/c it IS the Replacements + there’s the great amusing irony in their band name! Perfect. And of course a tour would be great… but those guy touring behind an EP (& obvsly playing “greatest hits”) seems unlikely. Anyway, lets just hope for a (dare I say – no pun;) a NEW ALBUM. Who knows if it’ll happen but it does – at this point (& sadly) – sound more likely than a new Pixies album. And whatever they do they should use the Paul’s comment “still rock like murder” for something (it’d be a great album or tour name). Whew!
So how about everything except India Song? (Sorry AH)
Really… who is actually buying this cd?!? And I totally agree that Big Star’s “Thirteen” is Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”". Would it have killed Hammond to have done In “The Street” ‘Mod Lang” or “Feel”? This is worse than “India Song”.
Ahhh the sound of Daft Punk laughing. See ya later Juuuustice.