MUSIC REVIEW: Eagles of Death Metal

Death by Sexy Downtown
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No, you won't find this Josh Homme side project sharing gigs with, say, Decapitated. On their second offering, the Eagles remain as unmetallic as ever, concentrating on fun, raunchy, flypaper-catchy rawk. On "I Gotta Feeling (Just Nineteen)," sleazy licks and stripped-down drums complement the groovy, glammy falsetto of Homme's longtime bong buddy Jesse Hughes. The band recorded Death by Sexy in just 12 days, and it shows in a good way: "Solid Gold" is a lo-fi ditty featuring a "Magic Bus"-like intro and twangy strumming, and the Eagles fly recklessly on "I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)." (Check out the video with Jack Black and Dave Grohl.) Still, a little Cookie Monster roar would've been cool.