All entries for Sunday 09 January 2005
January 09, 2005
The Foo Fighters were my first ever ‘favourite band’ after having been introduced to the world of guitar based music with two albums: Nirvana – Nevermind & The Offspring – Ixnay on the Hombre. On their self titled debut, Dave Grohl is said to have single handedly written the material and recorded the vocals, guitar, bass and drum parts. This remains my favouite release, with simple, memorable tracks like ‘Along + Easy Target’ & ‘Exhausted’ complete with much distortion, interspersed with the dreamy songs like ‘Floaty’ and the ultra abrasive ‘Wattershed’.
We subsequently saw the release of a superb album in ‘The Colour and the Shape’, a good album in ‘There Is Nothing Left to Lose’ and the mediocre ‘One by One’.
The group are ready to release their latest offering having put their various side projects on hold for a little while. According to NME.com, “The band are marking their ten year anniversary with a two-sided LP – one disc full of rock songs and the other featuring acoustic tracks.” Hopefully, we will be blessed with a true return to form as opposed to a handful of gems amongst much filler.