On their debut album ‘Witch & Wizard’, Savage Hearts from the subterranean cellars of downtown New York weave dark grindy hypnotic guitar-led music like The Jesus And Mary Chain shaking hands with The Black Angels while nodding at Black Rebel Motorcycle Club plus there’s a taste of surf guitar, some swirling vocals and dirty bluesy harp, where the presence of shadows proves that there is light. Superb.
Rock’s prominent figures join together for a project. Iggy Pop, coined as grandfather of Punk, sits in a black suit and and a white open shirt, resembling a lizard who is uncomfortable to be wearing any clothes at all. Josh Homme, (QOTSA) wears a strict black suit with a red handkerchief and red socks. Classic! They announce to the the man on the tele, The Late show with Stephen Colbert they just released a new album together titled “Post Pop Depression” and they are going to be debuting a song Gardenia later on.
First impression of their live performance together. As anything Josh Homme produces it starts off with a super catchy riff, led by a bass guitar and an instrumentation of a full band which compared to Iggy Pop’s usual basic punk set up seemed to have a lot of sound, but when Iggy starts singing it all starts to make sense. That deep voice with a hint of of late David Bowie and Nick Cave it was the voice that David Bowie produced out of Iggy on the Lust for a Life record back in 77′.
The chorus goes:
All I wanna do is tell Gardenia
What to do tonight?
Who is Gardenia is hard to tell but it doesn’t matter, since Josh Homme and Iggy Pop intertwine this word play with music perfectly. Definitely looking forward to the whole album.
On the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY at the Gutter, an indie bowling alley, a great wind swept through the club, since Wizard Sex was releasing their first official music video called “Rock and Roll is my Business.” Produced and Edited by their loyal fans and closed friends, Mark Sposato and Courtney Eady. Concept by Dmitry Wild. Filming by Stephen Ortega.
Here is the photo report by Zenon G. Lewycky.
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE
WIZARD SEX ON STAGE
MARK SPOSATO (CO-DIRECTOR)
COURTNEY EADY (DIRECTOR & EDITOR)
LE GRAND FINALE!
HERE IS THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: “Rock and Roll is my Business”
I was going through a box of books and I pulled out one with a name of the author in large black letters: Nick Kent. I looked at the guy on the cover of the book. He was dressed in a black, long, slim coat, with a thin scarf, eyeliner, and a cigarette. He wore a look of tiresome fragility and artistic rebellion. I thought, “Hmmm, he looks like some rock star from the 70’s, a cross between Keith Richards and Alice Cooper, but I am not sure I have heard of him.” His demeanor appealed to me—I had a soft spot for all persons who dressed in black.
Hi Peter, Thanks a lot for doing this interview with Rock-n-Roll.biz. We wanted to talk about the multi-faceted nature of musician as an artist, but first let me ask you few questions about your high points with the Chrome Cranks.