Queens of the Stone Age, In the Fade (Live in Boston) Queens of the Stone Age, 3's & 7's (Live in Boston) Queens of the Stone Age, Hanging Tree (Live in Boston)
Josh Homme stopped by to play a few songs for us and about 35 other lucky stiffs on Boylston Street last week before QOTSA's proper gig. We had our doubts about what the hell Homme would do without an electric guitar, and we were doubly dubious when we found out he'd requested no amplification of any kind: no wires, no monitors, no PAs, just two guitars and singing into the wind. Surprise: it was fucking awesome.
For those of you who want to take this set with you, we ripped the mp3s off the board and posted below: oddly, though, the sound may not be as good as the videos, since we basically had the equivalent of three stereo mics pointed at those dudes, while the board recording is taken from two room mics mounted at floor level from the corners of the stage. If enough people beg, we may eventually try to edit and post the video for "Hollow" and "I Never Came." But first we'll be polishing off the Spoon set that Caitlin blogged about earlier this week. Expect video and mp3s from that set in the next few days.
Also, we're gonna start inviting some of our friends along to these gigs. First dibs goes to anyone with a better video camera than we have, especially one that has the Panasonic logo on it and at least one XLR input. Holler at us if you want to get up close and personal. Upcoming gigs in the OTD Alive series include Mates of State/Via Audio, Jimmy Eat World, and the National.
DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "In the Fade (OTD Alive)" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "Into the Hollow (OTD Alive)" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "I Never Came (OTD Alive)" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "3's and 7's (OTD Alive)" (mp3)DOWNLOAD: Queens of the Stone Age, "Hanging Tree (OTD Alive)" (mp3)
BOSTONPHOENIX: Josh Homme interview (mp3)