“Ain’t born to lose, baby, I’m born to win”
If I have a man crush, it’s totally on Josh Homme (let me take the time now to say that I’m not a fan of his homophobic rants he has made in the past. Not cool at all.) But getting back to the music. “Misfit Love” is, in my humble opinion, the finest moment to date from Homme and Queens of the Stone Age.
Let’s do a checklist
- LOTS OF NOISE: CHECK
- DEAD SEXY GROOVE: CHECK
- A RIFF THAT STICKS IN YOUR BRAIN: CHECK
- JOSH HOMME’S VOICE: CHECK
- A WEIRD OUT OF THE BLUE ENDING THAT ROCKS: CHECK
I love it.
Here’s a video of Queens of the Stone Age performing the tune on The Henry Rollins Show. Great performance. I highly suggest getting the studio version and going out for a drive with your stereo turned up all the way. Ten bonus points if it is rainy and dark outside. Have some fun. I’ve never heard a sexier, more twisted and beautiful song in my life.