MotoKicX serves up a song about or starring motorcycles every Thursday. This week: QOTSA with ‘The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret’.
Queens Of The Stone Age. Them Crooked Vultures. kyuss. Eagles of Death Metal. The link between all those überbands? Josh Homme, current QOTSA frontman and honorary president of our personal Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Even his pursuits beyond the guitar and micro work breathe rock ‘n’ roll: the man has owned just one car in his life (a silver 1967 Chevrolet Camaro he got when he was 14) and has gone to in their own words, more of a motorbike man. His home collection includes a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic and an almost priceless, but oh so handsome custom ‘Saker’ Falcon. Homme has this to say about his custom rust brown-and-black bobber:
Falcon Motorcycles are visually elegant and timeless,
and thankfully, built with modern mechanical finesse.
Which is nice for me, because I don’t like fringe,
Bling or unnecessary chaps.
So basically… it’s absolute class…
roaring under your ass.
It could have been a stanza from a lyric in itself. Oh yes, and then we have the link to the number. A great record, but in the clip itself a motorbike plays a striking and appreciated supporting role to say the least. Throughout the entire song – which has nothing to do with motorcycling in itself – a fully dressed in black duo on a BMW R60/7 comes bulging through the image. The better extras, quoi.
Photography header: Archive A. Herl