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Them Crooked Vultures (album)

Them Crooked Vultures
Them Crooked Vultures album
Studio album by Them Crooked Vultures
Released November 16, 2009
Recorded January–August 2009 at Pink Duck Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock,[1] blues rock[2]
Length 66:22
Label RCA (UK)
DGC/Interscope (US)
Producer Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures is the debut studio album by the rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures that was released on November 16, 2009. The first single from the album, "New Fang", was released on October 26, 2009, followed by "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" on November 3. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 70,000 units in the US in its first week.[3][4]

Release historyEdit

The first single from the album, "New Fang", was released on October 26, 2009.[5] On November 3, 2009 they released their second single, via free download on iTunes, entitled "Mind Eraser, No Chaser".

The album was first released on November 13, 2009, in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Australia. It was then released by DGC/Interscope[6] in the United States on November 17, 2009;[5] it was released in the United Kingdom by Columbia a day earlier.[6] Prior to release, the album could be viewed on the band's YouTube channel.

The song "Scumbag Blues" was released as a playable track on the 2010 video games Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and Gran Turismo 5, while "Dead End Friends" is playable in Rock Band 3 and featured in Skate 3.

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Them Crooked Vultures. 
No. Title Length
1. "No One Loves Me & Neither Do I"   5:10
2. "Mind Eraser, No Chaser"   4:07
3. "New Fang"   3:49
4. "Dead End Friends"   3:15
5. "Elephants"   6:50
6. "Scumbag Blues"   4:26
7. "Bandoliers"   5:42
8. "Reptiles"   4:16
9. "Interlude with Ludes"   3:45
10. "Warsaw or the First Breath You Take After You Give Up"   7:50
11. "Caligulove"   4:55
12. "Gunman"   4:45
13. "Spinning in Daffodils"   7:28


Them Crooked Vultures
  • Josh Homme – vocals, guitars, production
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, keyboards, piano, clavinet, keytar, lap-steel guitar, slide bass guitar, mandolin, backing vocals, production
  • Dave Grohl – drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
Production personnel
  • Alan Moulder – recording, mixing
  • Alain Johannes – recording on "Dead End Friends", "Reptiles", and "Interlude with Ludes", backing vocals
  • Justin Smith – recording assistance
  • Chris Kaysch – mixing assistance
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Mike Bozzi – mastering assistance
Additional personnel
  • Liam Lynch – artwork, graphic design
  • Morning Breath – art direction


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named AMG
  2. Sputnik music review
  3. Raditude - Weezer. (November 21, 2009). Retrieved on March 2, 2011.
  4. John Mayer tops album chart; Norah Jones and Justin Bieber, not too shabby. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on November 26, 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Crooked Vultures set release date". The Gazette. October 24, 2009. Retrieved October 24, 2009. Template:Dead link
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gavin Riley (October 23, 2009). "Them Crooked Vultures LP Due November". Retrieved October 24, 2009.

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