Podunk This Is A Call Wattershed Weenie Beenie Winnebago Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. Really delete this comment? Yes No. Its like getting a bonus Nirvana record! One person found this helpful. Love the self titled cd.. No problems and everything is right.
Enjoyed it and I hope I can complete my collection by getting my albums from here. Wise choice for me to save. Dave's band. Dave, good work buddy. You kept the dream alive and recorded your own debut album. We love your gusto! This album has a raw and dirty feel to the recordings, but this does not create a horrid musical experience. On the contrary, this album is a beautiful piece of grunge music as if grunge music could ever sound "beautiful".
I keep this album in a speial place among the Foo Fighting albums because without this little baby, the Foo Fighters would never have reached the height of their musical power without the Foo Fighters' debut.
IF you are new to the band which seems impossible I recommend the other albums, but this album deserves every star that I awarded it! Every song is a revelation. Every riff and drum beat is insprired. Go Dave Go! Okay, I'm biased because I'm a rabid Foo Fighters fan, so consider that with this review.
I bought this album for two of us in the household, and we listen to it repeatedly. Great work from the Foos. Also, I couldn't believe the price I paid via Amazon.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Firstly i'm going to say that this is my favourite Foo Fighters album, bar none. Maybe it was down to the fact that after the suicide of Kurt Cobain nobody could seriously say that they were looking towards Dave Grohl to fill the void, which is of course exactly what he did. Yes, there was an element of surprise when it first came out, but who knew that Dave Grohl could actually write songs this good?
Who knew that he had this voice? Without the pressure of expectation, and left alone to make the music he wanted to make, he created a stunning debut album. Of course, emotions ran high on its release, he was after all Nirvana's drummer, but it wasn't out of some misplaced sympathy that Foo Fighters was a success. This album is Dave Grohl at his most honest, where i can't help but feel that every album since has become predictable and somewhat formulaic. Of Many. This album is an essential addition to anybody's Rock collection.
Word of caution: Anybody who has this album will know this If you buy this album and are appaled by the sound quality, do not panic; the album is supposed to sound 'shabby', if I needed a word. Basically, this album is a Dave Grohl solo project and he is working under the title of Foo Fighters. Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Initially Grohl intended to write acoustic material by himself, but eventually the project involved the entire band.
Grohl insisted that the album be divided into two discs—one full of rock songs, the other featuring acoustic tracks. During September and October , the band toured with Weezer on what was billed as the 'Foozer Tour' as the two bands co-headlined the tour. In further support of In Your Honor , the band decided to organize a short acoustic tour for the summer of The tour included members who had also performed with them in late , such as former member Pat Smear , who rejoined the band, Petra Haden on violin and backing vocals, Drew Hester on percussion, and Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers on keyboard and piano.
While much of the setlist focused on In Your Honor' s acoustic half, the band also used the opportunity to play lesser-known songs, such as "Ain't It The Life", "Floaty", and "See You".
The band also performed "Marigold", a Pocketwatch -era song that was best known as a Nirvana B-side. In November , the band released their first ever live CD, Skin and Bones , featuring fifteen performances captured over a three-night stint in Los Angeles.
The album's first single, " The Pretender ", was issued to radio in early August. The second single, " Long Road to Ruin ", was released in December , supported by a music video directed by longtime collaborator Jesse Peretz formerly of the Lemonheads. As Page and Jones left the stage before a final encore of "Best Of You", an ecstatic Grohl shouted "Welcome to the greatest fucking day of my whole entire life! After Foo Fighters had completed this tour in September , they recorded 13 new songs in studio , shortly after announcing a hiatus from touring which would last until January These sessions likely lasted from late — early While the members of Foo Fighters had initially planned for their new album composed of songs from this recording session to have come out in with almost no touring support, they ultimately decided to shelve most of the songs from these sessions.
Three of these songs were later released — "Wheels" and "Word Forward" which were directly placed on their greatest hits album , and a newly recorded version of "Rope" which ended up making the final cut of "Wasting Light". On November 3, , the band released a compilation album, Greatest Hits , which features two new songs, "Word Forward" and the single " Wheels ".
In order to promote their greatest hits album, Foo Fighters performed a show at studio in October which was broadcast online , during which the band took fan requests. In August , the band began recording their seventh studio album with producer Butch Vig , who had previously produced the two new tracks for the band's Greatest Hits album.
The album won five Grammys and was nominated for six. The recording was analog to tape and used no computers, not even to mix or master. The first single from Wasting Light , " Rope ", was released to radio in February The film, entitled Back and Forth , chronicles the band's career, from the dissolution of Nirvana due to the death of frontman Kurt Cobain to the formation of Foo Fighters as Dave Grohl's "one-man band" to the status of the band in All the current and past band members, plus producer Butch Vig, tell the story of the band through interviews.
They headlined the final night at the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza in Chicago 's Grant Park on August 7, , performing part of their set in a driving rainstorm. In September , before a show in Kansas City , the band performed a counter-protest parody song in front of a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church. The song mocked the church's opposition to homosexuality, and was performed in the same faux-trucker garb that was seen in the band's "Hot Buns" promotional video.
It was announced on September 28, , that Foo Fighters would be performing during the closing ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment 's annual video game convention, BlizzCon. On September 29, , the band performed at the Global Citizens' Festival, before embarking on a break. The show, which occurred at the same time that the Democratic National Convention was being held in Charlotte, was announced only two weeks prior.
All tickets to the capacity venue sold out in under 60 seconds, setting a record for the venue. Despite initially announcing a break after supporting Wasting Light , Grohl later stated in January that the band had started writing material for an eighth studio album.
On September 6, , Shiflett posted a photo to his Instagram account that indicates 13 songs are being recorded for the new album and later described the album in an interview as "pretty fucking fun". On October 31, , a video appeared on the official Foo Fighters YouTube channel showing a motorcyclist, later shown as actor Erik Estrada , delivering each of the band members an invitation to play in Mexico.
On January 16, , a picture was posted to Foo Fighters' Facebook page with several master tapes with some labeled "LP 8". The series shows them doing this as they try to capture the history and feel of each town for the song dedicated to that area. In June , the band agreed to play a show in Richmond, Virginia that was entirely crowd-funded by fans on the website Tilt. The band played 23 songs over the course of two and a half hours.
On September 14, , Foo Fighters performed at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games , their first official show in England since closing Reading Festival in On August 8, , the Foo Fighters released a short clip of their latest work, titled "8". On August 11, the band announced that the new album would be titled Sonic Highways and released on November 10, On May 20, , the Foo Fighters were the final musical act to perform on Late Show with David Letterman , continuing their long association with David Letterman as he wrapped up his year career in late night television.
The show ended with a montage of Letterman highlights while the Foo Fighters played " Everlong ", which Letterman said had significant meaning for him after his open-heart surgery in On June 12, , Grohl fell from a concert stage in Gothenburg, Sweden , during the second song of the Foo Fighters' set and broke his leg. The performance video went viral and impressed Grohl, resulting in the Foo Fighters performing another concert in Cesena on November 3, The band performed the show in front of 48, people,  with Grohl performing in a custom-built moving throne which he claimed to have designed himself while on painkillers in the hospital.
On November 23, , a surprise release following a month-long countdown clock on the Foo Fighters' website revealed the free EP Saint Cecilia , including a single of the same name. Alongside its release, Grohl also announced at the same time that the band would be entering an indefinite hiatus. And nobody's going fucking solo! Grohl announced that the band would spend much of recording their ninth studio album. With the new album release, the Foo Fighters also confirmed that touring keyboardist Rami Jaffee is officially the sixth member of the group.
The band began touring in June ,   including headlining the Glastonbury Festival In October , the band announced that they were recording their tenth studio album based on demos from Grohl. Foo Fighters have been described as grunge ,   alternative rock ,  post-grunge  and hard rock.
Grohl acknowledged that Nirvana songwriter Kurt Cobain was a influence on his songwriting: "Through Kurt, I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that's stripped down. He approached the guitar in a similar manner to his playing a drumkit, assigning different drum parts to different strings on the instrument.
This allowed him to piece together songs easily; he said, "I could hear the song in my head before it was finished. The members of Foo Fighters meld melodic elements with heavier ones. Grohl noted in , "We all love music, whether it's the Beatles or Queen or punk rock.
I think the lure of punk rock was the energy and immediacy; the need to thrash stuff around. But at the same time, we're all suckers for a beautiful melody, you know? So it is just natural. Foo Fighters first received a Grammy Award for their music video for " Learn to Fly " in , and they have won ten others. On February 12, , the band performed at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards playing "Walk" along with the remix version of "Rope", featuring deadmau5.
They won five out of the six, losing only to Adele in the Album of the Year category. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the rock band. For their debut album, see Foo Fighters album. For the aerial phenomenon, see Foo fighter. American rock band. Foo Fighters after performing in June Alternative rock post-grunge hard rock grunge. Roswell Capitol RCA. Main articles: Foo Fighters discography and list of songs recorded.
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