VIDEO I: QOTSA, "Sick Sick Sick" (OG Official Version)
VIDEO II: QOTSA, "Sick Sick Sick" (Newfangled "Alternative" Version)
. . . in which we discuss the pros and cons of the two videos created for Queens of the Stone Age's "Sick Sick Sick," from their new Era Vulgaris, which kicks enormous amounts of ass. Also, we've decided to take a poll. Feel free not to weigh in, douchebag:
OLD VERSION: That riff, the one that grinds the thing into overdrive in the middle: dead ringer for the one good riff on the last Metallica record. In ways that we can't always enunciate, but that are pretty apparent on this song, Josh Homme is sort of the missing link between James Hetfield and James Murphy. He's metal's least metal-looking dude, and yet he is pretty much the genre's lone savior, unless you count Mastodon. At least for two or three songs per album. The lesson of this video: Even his misogyny is classy. And tasty, too!
NEW VERSION: The girl . . . the girl, the girl, the girl. Bears resemblances to young Joan Jett and young Polly Jean Harvey, kinda sorta, no? At least one YouTube commenter has already nominated the animated non-taped-nipple segments for the next iPod commercial, which is the best idea we've heard all week. Better yet, she doesn't appear interested in cannibalism.
In any case, we're just relieved that neither one includes a cameo by Bulby:
>>DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "Sick Sick Sick" at Buddyhead