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Eagles of Death Metal - Les Saints - Nov. 14

Posted by Valerie / November 17, 2008

I don’t like The Eagles and I don’t like death metal, but I started to gain respect for Eagles of Death Metal when I learned that after only one evening, Axl Rose kicked them out of his tour a few years ago and called them “the Pigeons of Shit Metal”. That is what I call pure rock’n’roll, and so was their show last week at Les Saints.

When I walked in and saw the big ”SOLD OUT” sign at the door, I realized this probably was the first time I had ever gone to a sold out show at what’s probably the worse venue in town. Truly, that sign wasn’t lying: it really was packed, with a men / women ration of 2 / 1 at the very least.

During their 120 minutes set, EoDM played The Stealer Wheel’s song “Stuck In The Middle With You” as well as their own “Only Want You” , “Miss Alissa”, “Flames Go Higher”, “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)” , and off their newest album : the single “I Wanna Be In L.A.”. Even if the songs get a little redundant, the crowd remained ecstatic and captivated by the dirty, sweaty and manly rock’n’roll attitude of the world’s best moustache-wearing man, EoDM frontman Jesse Hughes.

Short clip of “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)”

He seemed to be flattered by the audience’s response to his music, although most of his remarks sounded like the kind of lines one repeats night after night. Adding on to the rockstar attitude, the whole band was really taking their time between each song, making sure they get as much cheering and overall crowd reaction as possible. Not to be forgotten, Jesse Hughes made a ladies man of himself - as usual - and gave several props to all the females in the house.

EoDM are not to be taken extremely seriously – the reoccurring themes from their three albums are so cliché it hurts: it’s only about women, rock’n’roll, and the devil. Regardless, anyone in the audience at an EoDM is guarantied to have some fun and dance a little. Expect for Axl Rose.

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