So dang good other, more well known, bands have begun robbin
A. Beck | Salem, MA United States | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you truly love what is base and uncontrolable in rock and roll, if you understand that all which is shambolic messy and sick is still truly alive, just get this. Go see them.
Stooges comparisons are predictable, but this band has more in common with what inspired the stooges. I hear the Sonics, and others, and the Black Lips are equally as unlikely to succeed as any of those.
There is a song on the Queens Of The Stone Age album Era Vulgaris that lift's directly from "Can't dance" which is a real shame because the two bands are really nothing alike. But QOTSA, who have sold millions, clearly recognize and want to tap into what Black Lips have: genuine spunk and vulgarity.
Here comes some severely sad cynical prediction: 30 years from now these songs will be in commercials for products aimed at wealthy people wanting to tap into a mispent youth they never really reveled in, nor truly enjoyed.
I guess we'll see."