Around here we’ve known the F-ing Eagles are pretty rad for a while. See for yourself tonight when they open for surf-guitar legend Dick Dale tonight at Hell’s Kitchen; booking guru Flash says they go on at 10.
But soon potentially millions will have heard T-town’s grittiest garage-rockers thanks to a few well-placed cuts from the band’s first two discs, “A Million Dollars Worth of Music” and last year’s “Midnight Sour.”
My favorite Eagles clip, “Gentlemen’s Blues,” just showed up in Sony’s new Gran Tursimo 5 video game (clip above.) “Dirty Gold” will be featured in forthcoming Australian true-crime drama “Underbelly: The Golden Mile.” (You can find the soundtrack already here.) And bassist Kelly Michelson tells us several F-ing Eagles tracks are prominent in indie comedy “True Adolescents,” a Seattle movie production that’s on the indie circuit as we speak.
Tacoma represent! So are those guys blowin’ up or what?
“I don’t know if it’s blowin’ up,” Michelson said, “but marketing wise that video game they sold 2 million copies of it, you know. So there’s 2 million people plus their buddies playing the video game and listening to the F—-ing Eagles from Tacoma, without a record label and without a manager. Holy @#@&, you know.”
Holy @#%, indeed.