Genre: Rock… for realzs
Description: From …Like Clockwork’s beginning to its end, Queens of the Stone Age successfully remind us of all that is lacking from the world of Rock & Roll in the modern age. There are bands that rock in many different ways, but due to the obsession with over-genrefication, few bands are just plain old rock bands… and the ones that are usually suck.
So what’s missing? Well… “I Appear Missing.” This song has all the trademarks of a great rock song: strong vocals, clear and hooky guitar leads, blistering drums, originality, a pitched up guitar solo, and something to say. Moreover, it comes in as the album’s penultimate track, making it an 11 o’clock number of sorts. If Queens of the Stone Age have come to save rock music, they make the case across the whole album that they are capable of doing so, but on “I Appear Missing,” they make the case that they SHOULD be the ones to do so. I wouldn’t trust any other band to pull it off quite so well.
Ryan switches on the flash button and attempts to blind himself, and us, with a shot of some pans on his marble effect kitchen surface.
There’s also some food in the picture, one half looking like extra chunky, fluffy cat vomit, and the other half an edible piece by Basquiat.