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Peace, Love, Death Metal is the debut studio album by Eagles of Death Metal, released by AntAcidAudio on March 23, 2004.

Peace, Love, Death Metal
Eagles of Death Metal - Peace, Love, Death Metal album cover.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2004
Recorded2003
Genre
Length44:40
LabelAntAcidAudio
ProducerJosh Homme
Eagles of Death Metal chronology
Live at Slims
(2003)
Peace, Love, Death Metal
(2004)
Death by Sexy
(2006)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/4 stars[3]
Blender4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA–[5]
Pitchfork7.2/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus MagazineB[8]
Uncut3/5[9]

Contents

Making of the albumEdit

Eagles of Death Metal is a garage rock band fronted by Jesse Hughes. The album was recorded primarily by Hughes (credited as "J. Devil Huge" or "Mr. Boogie Man") and Josh Homme (credit as "Carlo von Sexron" or "Baby Duck"), and featured guest appearances by Tim Vanhamel, Brody Dalle, Nick Oliveri, Alain Johannes, and Natasha Shneider.

Homme told MTV News that the band is led by Hughes: "I just sit behind the drums and play rock and roll, which is a great change of pace for me. J. Devil writes everything, every lyric and riff, and he's a fantastic songwriter. He and I go through and arrange them, and I lay down harmonies, but it's really his thing. It's the antithesis of the bloated rock-attitude bullshit I've had to deal with recently." Homme promoted the band and wore one of its t-shirts when appearing on the Lollapalooza tour with his main band Queens of the Stone Age in 2003.

Track listingEdit

All tracks by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."I Only Want You"2:48
2."Speaking in Tongues"2:49
3."So Easy"4:00
4."Flames Go Higher"2:53
5."Bad Dream Mama"3:02
6."English Girl"2:38
7."Stacks O' Money"2:48
8."Midnight Creeper"1:57
9."Stuck in the Metal" (cover of Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle with You": Gerry Rafferty/Joe Egan)3:18
10."Already Died"3:00
11."Kiss the Devil"2:52
12."Whorehoppin' (Shit, Goddamn)"3:34
13."San Berdoo Sunburn"3:42
14."Wastin' My Time"2:42
15."Miss Alissa"2:38
Total length:44:40

On the UK and the European release there are two extra tracks: "Miss Sanders" and "Just Nineteen". A re-recorded version of the latter appears on the band's follow up Death By Sexy. The European release also featured the video for "Midnight Creeper". The band has shot videos for "I Only Want You" and "Speaking in Tongues". The melody for "Kiss the Devil" is based on the traditional folk song "Sugar Baby".

The band were performing the song "Kiss the Devil" at the Bataclan on 13 November 2015 when an attack killed 89 fans.[10]

In popular cultureEdit

  • "I Only Want You" was used in the 2004 racing game Gran Turismo 4, the series Queer as Folk, Windows 8 advertisements, and as downloadable content for the Rock Band video game series[11]
  • "Speaking in Tongues" was featured in the film Domino, an episode of the TV show Viva La Bam, and in the film Watching The Detectives
  • "Flames Go Higher" was used in an episode of the series The O.C. and the film Circle of Eight
  • "Miss Alissa" was used in the 2014 Nike commercials named "Winner Stays On" and "The Last Game"
  • "Stuck in the Metal" was used in the Shaun White snowboarding and skateboarding video The White Album
  • "San Berdoo Sunburn" was used in the 2005 film Domino and the 2017 film Lammbock 2

PersonnelEdit

Eagles of Death Metal

  • Jesse Hughes ("J. Devil Huge") – guitar, vocals, drums on "Bad Dream Mama", "Already Died" & "Miss Alissa", +9 vorpal blade on "Bad Dream Mama"
  • Joshua Homme ("Baby Duck") – drums, backing vocals, percussion on "Bad Dream Mama", "Already Died" & "Miss Alissa", bass on "Whorehoppin' (Shit, Goddamn)"

Additional

  • Brody Dalle ("Queen (B)rodie") – backing vocals on "Speaking in Tongues"
  • Micah Roy "Strongarm" Hughes – backing vocals on "Speaking in Tongues", rhythm howling on "Miss Alissa"
  • Alain Johannes – piano on "English Girl", "Kiss the Devil" & "Wastin' My Time", backing vocals on "Wastin' My Time"
  • Nick Oliveri – bass on "Already Died" & "San Berdoo Sunburn"
  • Natasha Shneider – backing vocals on "Kiss the Devil"
  • Tim Vanhamel – backing vocals on "Speaking in Tongues"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peace Love Death Metal by Eagles of Death Metal". Metacritic. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Peace Love Death Metal - Eagles of Death Metal". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  3. ^ Stevens, Darcie (2004-05-21). "Phases and Stages". The Austin Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2006-01-08. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  4. ^ Tucker, Ken. "Eagles of Death Metal: Peace Love Death Metal". Blender. Archived from the original on 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  5. ^ Staff (2004-03-05). "Here are the best-reviewed pop/rock CDs of the year". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  6. ^ Deusner, Stephen (2004-04-25). "Eagles of Death Metal: Peace Love Death Metal Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  7. ^ Kot, Greg (2004-04-11). "Peace Love Death Metal Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2004-04-11. Retrieved 2017-10-27.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Bastow, Clem (2004-04-28). "Eagles of Death Metal: Peace Love Death Metal". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2018-11-01.
  9. ^ "Eagles Of Death Metal - Peace Love Death Metal". Uncut. 2004-04-15. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  10. ^ Harding, Luke; Willsher, Kim (14 November 2015). "From dinner in Paris to a 'war on happiness' in 15 minutes". The Observer. The group had been on about an hour and they'd just said “We love you Paris” and started singing a song, Kiss the Devil, with the words ‘I met the Devil and this is his song’ when we heard very clearly some explosions. [...] There was blood everywhere around us [...] A body fell on me [...] My neighbour, a man of around 50, was shot at directly in the head, and bits of his brain and flesh fell on my glasses.
  11. ^ "DLC Week of 8/3". Harmonix. 2010-07-30. Archived from the original on August 2, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.

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