EAGLES OF DEATH METAL
Heart On (Downtown Recordings)
"Falling in love is a losing game," Eagles of Death Metal's lead singer Jesse Hughes proclaims on the title track of the band's third album, and throughout, the merry pranksters are on the prowl to mend their break-ups with hook-ups. The brainchild of Josh Homme and Hughes could be dismissed as a joke band, were it not for their chops. Tracks like "Prissy Prancin'" and "(I Used to Couldn't Dance) Tight Pants" pair ZZ Top riffs with Hughes' sexually charged lyrics about making out and getting down. But it isn't all tomcattin.' Hughes ditches his swaggering lothario act on "Now I'm A Fool," which appears to be the key to the record -- beneath the blustery guitar licks and Wilt Chamberlain exploits lay EODM's heart.