Friday, September 17, 2010

Song of the Week

Today I am awarding my song of the week to a band that I saw play live last night for the first time in 11 years.  The Deftones were the middle band in the lineup of Mastodon-Deftones-Alice In Chains, all three of whom were incredible.  When I last saw the Deftones at Ozzfest in 1999 I was soured on them as a live performance, as Chino, their lead singer, had a complete prima donna meltdown on stage, whining and complaining and bitching out his roadies for something to do with his microphone setup.  Last night they redeemed themselves in a big way, putting on one of the most energetic performances I've ever seen, and backing up my friends' talk of them normally being phenomenal live.  The high point of their set for me came when the first notes to "Passenger" rang out.  A song that they originally recorded with Maynard James Keenan of Tool, it's a song they perform at a little less than half of their shows.  Last night's performance was especially exciting for us in Chicago, as native son and front-man for Rise Against, Tim McIlrath, reprised Keenan's vocal role for the song.  In honor of the special performance they gave last night, I give you one of the coolest songs you'll ever hear, "Passenger."

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  1. Cool sounds good! I hadn't heard new Deftones yet!

  2. Passenger is actually an older one, but their new album is their best by far since White Pony. Highly recommended!