It's not a secret that Arctic Monkeys
frontman Alex Turner
and Queens of the Stone Age
mastermind Josh Homme
are naturally big friends - they go on motorcycle rides together, Josh invited Alex to participate to "If I Had a Tail
" from the latest QOTSA's studio effort "...Like Clockwork
," and Alex invited him as the producer while making Monkeys' "Humbug
" and as the backing vocalist on tracks "Knee Socks
" and "One for the Road
" from the upcoming album "AM
" and "All My Own Stunts
" from the latest record "Suck It and See
." But we have never seen them covering each other's songs (except that moment when Homme included
Monkeys' "I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
" into "Feel Good Hit of the Summer
"). Until now.
QOTSA's Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen
and Dean Fertita
made a trip to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
, a venue where bands are often asked to cover other bands. Last time they were there, they covered Robin Thicke
's "Blurred Lines
)" (see the video below). This time they made an acoustic cover of Monkeys' latest smash hit "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Maybe the performance lacks groove, maybe Josh was too sleepy, and, finally, he really messed up the lyrics in the bridge, but it still deserves attention.
And here's "Blurred Lines" (featuring rapping from Ginger Elvis and pill bottles as percussion):