Them Crooked Vultures are a supergroup formed in 2009, consisting of the following members:
- Josh Homme, guitars and vocals
- John Paul Jones, bass, keyboards, other instruments and backing vocals
- Dave Grohl, drums, percussion and backing vocals
When playing live, they are joined by Alain Johannes on guitar, bass, keyboards and backing vocals.
Their debut Self-Titled Album appeared in November 2009, receiving good reviews and decent sales. Their style can roughly be summed up as a Genre Throwback to seventies Hard Rock, or a cross between QOTSA and Led Zep.
This band provides examples of:
- Dream Team
- Epic Instrumental Opener: "Elephants" features one.
- Epic Rocking: "Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up", "Spinning in Daffodils".
- Fake-Out Fade-Out: "Spinning in Daffodils".
- Felony Misdemeanor: "You foreign tourist!" ("Reptiles")
- Heroic BSoD: "Scumbag Blues" describes one, inflicted by the Villain Protagonist: "You go cold, like a stare/as if no one could compare/and you will know... despair..."
- Incredibly Lame Pun: The band runs on these.
- Intercourse with You: "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I"
- Long Title: "Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up"
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: 5 or 6
- Man of Wealth and Taste: "Elephants". Slick back his hair, you know the devil's in there...
- Must Have Caffeine: Dave Grohl, according to this video. FRESH POTS! Apparently Grohl drank so much coffee he had to be hospitalized for a caffeine overdose.
- Non-Appearing Title: "Scumbag Blues," "Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up" and "Interlude with Ludes".
- Rock Band: "New Fang" appears for download in the second game; "Dead End Friends" appears in the the third.
- Rock Trio
- Something Blues: "Scumbag Blues".
- Toxic Friend Influence: "Dead End Friends" is seemingly about this: the singer recognising that "we're the same, my dead end friends and I", that they're engaged in "a neverending begin", yet embracing it anyway.
- Villain Song: "Scumbag Blues". The very first line is "Innocence has no resistance against the wicked counsel of such as I".
- Yandere: "Inderlude with Ludes".