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Non-Film Discussion => Real-Life Soundtracks => Topic started by: Xixax on October 03, 2003, 12:45:39 PM

Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Xixax on October 03, 2003, 12:45:39 PM
I've admired Dave Grohl for a long time. Ever since Nirvana's demise, I've seen him show up here and there - always with a great sense of humor, and always rocking hard and furious.

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to just break down and do it, so in one fell swoop I bought all three Foo Fighters CD's and haven't been able to stop listening to them.

These guys are one of the great underrated bands of our time, I'd say. Dave will never reach "legendary" status because Kurt stole the show with his suicide and all, but he deserves to...

"Sometimes I feel like I get stuck between the handshake and the fuck."
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: RegularKarate on October 03, 2003, 01:15:25 PM
Dude, there are four Foo Fighters albums.

But, yeah, I've always thought they were really good.

Thing is "Colour and the Shape" is one of the best albums ever and it was the second album... from that point, everything seems a little bland in comparison.  

My favorite Foo-Fighter's moment:  When David Letterman came back after his heart surgery, he was asked what band he wanted to play and he said "I want the Foo Fighters to play my favorite song, Everlong".  FF were on a huge European tour supporting the third album and they cancelled a sold out show to come to play on Letterman.

Also, Mike, if you dig the Foo, you should check out the European release of Nirvana's In Utero... it has a bonus track "Marigold" that was recorded entirely by Grohl (same as the first two FF albums).
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Pedro on October 03, 2003, 10:02:29 PM
Foo Fighters are great.  They're one of the first rock bands i found by myself when i was younger.  Before that it was all my dad's music
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: aclockworkjj on October 04, 2003, 01:27:38 AM
I think this is the 1st thread Mike has started here....foo fuckin' fighters...rock on!
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: MacGuffin on October 04, 2003, 01:39:52 AM
Quote from: aclockworkjj
I think this is the 1st thread Mike has started here


He's done at least four, but any reason to bring this thread back to life:
http://xixax.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=600
He's got new material now.


As for the Foo Fighters, I liked them better when Pat Smear was still in the group. And the video copying those Mentos ads was great.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Sigur Rós on October 04, 2003, 07:03:06 AM
I never thought they were That good. I mean they've made some pretty good pop/rock-songs, but Dave Grohl is a lauzy singer, especially live! I liked some of the songs on the new album, but they don't excactly bring anything new to the genre.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on October 05, 2003, 05:53:00 PM
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Foo Fuckin' Fighters!


bah...
Title: Re: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Gamblour. on October 05, 2003, 10:06:55 PM
Quote from: XIXAX

"Sometimes I feel like I get stuck between the handshake and the fuck."


Oh god, this quote is the story of my life. I'm so glad this thread got started. Nothing describes the joy I feel when I listen to the Colour and the Shape. That album is one of the best albums ever made. God, I love it so much. Every track is gold.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: ono on October 05, 2003, 10:19:50 PM
I have nothing to add to this topic, other than:

"We can all sleep easy at night knowing that somewhere at any given time, the Foo Fighters are out there fighting Foo."
-David Letterman
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: cron on May 24, 2005, 05:54:05 PM
damn the new song is really really good.

from the official website:

Hey there. Dave here. Sitting in my favorite chair in the control room with a few minutes to spare. Nick is mixing. MT is doing some technical shit that no one else could even begin to understand. BB is probably on the phone in the office, or practicing his pong skills (which have become utterly unstoppable). Sean is whittling wood in the warehouse. Geoff is back at home. Taylor just left after his usual afternoon visit. It's a hot one, today, though it makes no difference here deep in the bowels of 606, where it's always a cool, comfortable 72 degrees. Fortunately, I just had my week in the sun, taking a nice break before we begin the mix. Many beers were spilled (down my throat) beside the pool. Many listens of the new album. Many viewings of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE. Many hours sleep. The past month was a flippin' bear. Noon to 6 am everyday. I have probably single handily depleted the Kona coast of all coffee reserves. But, we did it. It's done.

"In Your Honor" will be the bands fifth album. Almost exactly a decade from the release of the first Foo Fighters record, it will come out in June. It is a double album, as promised. One CD rock, one CD acoustic. It will surprise you. It surprises me. Almost a year in the making, from 5 hours of bedroom demos, to warehouses being built from the ground up, to months of rehearsals, to the construction of an 8,000 square foot classic recording studio, to the recording of 40 songs, to the final track list of 20 songs, it is by far the most ambitious project I have ever had anything to do with in my entire life.

There are subtleties. There are complexities. There are extremities. There are familiarities. There is orchistration. There is simplicity. There is a pile of blown speakers on the floor. There is full bottle of whiskey covered in drywall dust. There is a full bottle of whiskey covered in drywall dust that is about to disappear.

Never before have we ever put so much effort into the making of an album. 1st record- 6 days. 2nd record- 2 months. 3rd record- 3 or 4 months (but mostly just drinking and BBQ) 4th record- 2 and a half weeks. 5th record- writing, rehearsing, recording = 9 months. And now we are the proud parents of a beautiful 2 headed baby. Born with a 606 on her head, just like that creep from the Omen.

I will spare you the track by track bullshit. You can decide for yourselves. There are a few guests. They may seem strange to you. They don't seem strange to me. I just love music. Music can be faceless. It can be nameless. After all, it's the sound that makes your hair stand on end, right? It will.

I will write more soon (I always say that), but just so you know, I have a calendar in front of me that is a year long, fucking packed with tours that will spin us around the globe over and over and over again. It makes me dizzy just looking at it. I can't fucking wait.

See you soon,
Dave

album cover
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0009HLDFU.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: modage on May 24, 2005, 07:05:51 PM
cool album cover.  reading that makes me want to hear the album.  i havent listened to the foo since colour and the shape, (and havent heard the new song yet).  i will probably listen to this album though to give it a shot.  i also saw them a few times years ago.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Stefen on May 24, 2005, 07:24:00 PM
The Foo Fighters do indeed rock and are one of the few bands than everyone can enjoy, hipsters and meatheads alike cause they're just a really good band.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Gamblour. on May 24, 2005, 09:57:15 PM
The new song is pretty fucking awesome. Somewhere between the intensity of Colour and the Shape and the pop catchiness of There is Nothing Left to Lose. It's just really intense is all I can say.

The new album seems intriguing.
Title: Re: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Myxo on May 24, 2005, 11:26:59 PM
Quote from: Gamblor Posts Drunk
Quote from: XIXAX

"Sometimes I feel like I get stuck between the handshake and the fuck."


Oh god, this quote is the story of my life. I'm so glad this thread got started. Nothing describes the joy I feel when I listen to the Colour and the Shape. That album is one of the best albums ever made. God, I love it so much. Every track is gold.


Their acoustic version of Everlong is outstanding. Did that ever get a release?
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Weird. Oh on June 02, 2005, 02:50:21 AM
new album is fantastic! Gotta love pirates.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 02, 2005, 06:27:50 AM
Quote from: Reformed Weirdo
new album is fantastic! Gotta love pirates.


Fuck fuck fuck shit shit shit. The new album is REALLY good. I have to buy it. The first song "In Your Honor" is the best Foo Fighters song I've heard.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: modage on June 02, 2005, 09:21:16 AM
for anyone else interested....

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=08XD5LHL
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 02, 2005, 11:35:19 AM
What do I use to open a .rar?
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Stefen on June 02, 2005, 12:15:17 PM
whats the password?
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Redlum on June 02, 2005, 01:58:44 PM
Quote from: Stefen Posts Drunker
whats the password?

Indeed....Please tell!
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: modage on June 02, 2005, 03:19:27 PM
password: ProjectW

sorry.  

download WinRAR to open a .rar file.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: brockly on June 02, 2005, 08:22:43 PM
blows harder than their last four albums
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Stefen on June 02, 2005, 08:48:45 PM
Quote from: brockly
blows harder than their last four albums


haha if you want anyone to take you seriously, you can't say something like that. Maybe if you had said "I liked their other albums (even if you didn't) but this one is garbage" you wouldn't have come off like a chump. You didn't like their last 4 albums so you obviously don't like the band, so why would you like the new album? Ya dork.

I like it so far, haven't spent much time with disc 2 but disc 1 is growing on me. Modernage, you truly are the Data of xixax.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: brockly on June 02, 2005, 09:00:21 PM
Quote from: Stefen Posts Drunker
You didn't like their last 4 albums so you obviously don't like the band, so why would you like the new album?


Quote from: Sigur
I never thought they were That good.

they don't excactly bring anything new to the genre.


Quote from: Sigur
Fuck fuck fuck shit shit shit. The new album is REALLY good. I have to buy it.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Stefen on June 02, 2005, 09:31:01 PM
those three quotes blew harder than your last three.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on June 02, 2005, 10:53:04 PM
You never liked any of his posts, you obviously don't like his opinion, so why would you like Brockly? Ya dork.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Stefen on June 02, 2005, 11:16:56 PM
whos brockly? a friend of yours? ya fuck.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: cron on June 04, 2005, 03:10:19 PM
got it, heard it, erased it.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: RegularKarate on June 05, 2005, 11:19:27 AM
Quote from: cronopio
got it, heard it, erased it.


haha

This album is a lot like the last three in that it's overall a mesh of songs that sound okay and I don't hate listening to, but don't do anything for me like Color and the Shape did.

I do think it's the best they've done since C&S though.  There are some really good songs mixed in with the rest of the kinda-enjoyable but kinda-bland radio-friendly rock songs.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Gamblour. on June 05, 2005, 11:23:07 PM
I listened to the rock album and thought "eh" but I've only heard three of the acoustic songs and they are the shit. Definitely the best since Colour and the Shape.
Title: Foo Fuckin' Fighters!
Post by: Sigur Rós on June 08, 2005, 08:43:45 AM
Quote from: brockly

Quote from: Sigur
I never thought they were That good.

they don't excactly bring anything new to the genre.


Quote from: Sigur
Fuck fuck fuck shit shit shit. The new album is REALLY good. I have to buy it.


I am not the only user called Sigur you know!