Shiflett Not Shiftless: Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants

That's taken from the album cover. It's not just me lazily photoshopping in the guy's name. Although that's totally something I'd do.

While writing this article, I'm listening to The Band's "Stage Fright" album, while watching My Wife and Kids on the tele-vision with the sound muted. This, my friends, is living.

Chris Shiflett, the Foo Fighter-who-isn’t-Dave-Grohl (no, not Taylor Hawkins. And no, not the goofy-looking guy what used to play extra guitar for Nirvana – Dirk Gently, or whatever his name was. Because Nirvana songs totally needed two guitars. Not him. The other one. Anyway) recently released his first album with his new side-band, The Dead Peasants. Which is an awful, awful band name, I know, but let’s not let that derail the very point of this post: that they have also released the video for their lead single, “Get Along”. And quite pleasing it is too. So I’ll embed it below, and allow you to savour its charms. Meanwhile, I’ll investigate getting a review copy of the album.

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  • Emmi

    “Dirk Gently” were the first two words I noticed from the text. :D

  • http://misterhands.wordpress.com Al Byrne

    Turns out the guy’s name was Pat Smear. He should be grateful that I renamed him so magnificently, because there’s a rather rude joke just begging to be made out of his real name.

  • Tito

    Well, it’s not his REAL real name. And yeah, it’s supposed to sound like a rude joke, that was kind of the point. I hope you were also able to research where “Dead Peasants” came from. And I hope you give the album a good review. It’s solid, catchy stuff.