Eagles of Death Metal’s ‘I Love You All the Time’

David Beltran, Staff Podcaster

After a campaign set up by the French fans to get Eagles to number one on the U.K. iTunes Rock chart with their cover of Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’. The band is calling for artists all over the world to cover their song ‘I Love You All The Time’ off their new album Zipper Down. The band will donate all the publishing income they receive from the covers to the Sweet Stuff Foundation (a charity started by founding member Joshua Homme), which will be donated to the victims of the Paris attacks. Homme calls upon artist of all genres to cover their song. “Soul or R&B; hip-hop or ‘hippy’; garage, goth, country, punk or pop; death metal or DJ”, Homme wrote in a letter, “It matters not.” The song was originally on other founding member Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes’ solo album Honkey Kong, which was released in 2011. They (Josh and Jesse) re-recorded some songs from Honkey Kong for the new Eagles album. The differences between the original recording and re-recording are Jesse sings some of the lyrics in French. For example, Jesse ends the song singing “Ah dis-moi pourquoi” which translates to “Oh tell me why” and shows that Jesse’s love is leaving him for someone else but Jesse still loves her. Lyrics like “I would beg you if I thought it would make you stay” show this. The re-recording loses the keyboards and relies heavily on the chemistry between Homme’s drumming and Hughes’s guitar. Which is perfect. The two play so well together and they are just jamming on this track. Hughes and Homme have great chemistry together and it shows on all the Eagles of Death Metal’s albums. This song is just one of many highlights off the new album and the band as a whole. They are also excellent performers and fun to watch live.