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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:08 pm 
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The rest of their output is rarely interesting to me, but I still really love that debut LP. Played it loud in the car today for the first time in a good long while and there was a great deal of dorky air-drumming.


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They never came close to matching that first album.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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Even the b-sides from around that time are great.


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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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"Winnebago," "Podunk," "How I Miss You"--great stuff. :thumbsup:

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As a huge Nirvana fan, I remember rushing out to buy the This is a Call CD single with Winnebago and Podunk as the b-sides. That was a great little trio of songs.


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"This is a Call" might still be my favorite Foos' song. Either that or "Wattershed."

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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Mickey wrote:
I completely agree. There are about 3-4 good tracks on the slower side, and about 7 good tracks on the fast one. If they had combined them, the slow stuff wouldn't have bored me and the harder stuff wouldn't have sounded so tired by the end. It could have been a hell of a record.


I can't help but wonder how badly the present day Mickey would beat the shit out of this kid.

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"This is a Call" might still be my favorite Foos' song. Either that or "Wattershed."

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"Exhausted" for me.

And "Aurora" from the third album as a close second.

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Hell yeah.

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Kevin Davis wrote:
Mickey wrote:
I completely agree. There are about 3-4 good tracks on the slower side, and about 7 good tracks on the fast one. If they had combined them, the slow stuff wouldn't have bored me and the harder stuff wouldn't have sounded so tired by the end. It could have been a hell of a record.


I can't help but wonder how badly the present day Mickey would beat the shit out of this kid.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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First performance in almost 10 years (if the internet is to be believed.)


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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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"Exhausted" for me.

And "Aurora" from the third album as a close second.


This song is brilliant. I honestly believe TINLTL is their best album due to songs like Gimme Stitches, Headwires, Live-in skin and Aurora.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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Soma. wrote:
theplatypus wrote:
"Exhausted" for me.

And "Aurora" from the third album as a close second.


This song is brilliant. I honestly believe TINLTL is their best album due to songs like Gimme Stitches, Headwires, Live-in skin and Aurora.


I always loved the riff in Live-In Skin. MIA also has the same appeal. Too bad it was essentially another album filler cut and Dave plays the same songs over and over in concert. I wish they were more adventurous with their sets.

Exhausted was a great cut from the first record. Good Grief is another forgotten one. X-Static, Oh, George. He's written some pretty cool music, but some won't let him off the hook for Best of You. From the early records up to Them Crooked Vultures and Wasting Light, dude's still going strong after all this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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Foo Fighters have never done anything for me live. Always hollow sounding with patchy vocals at best.

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Foo Fighters have never done anything for me live. Always hollow sounding with patchy vocals at best.


Perhaps if you'd seen them back in 1995 or 1996 on the first record? That one festival show I saw in DC was pretty intense.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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I wish I saw them in 1996 when they came out here (which meant I would've also seen Washing Machine-era Sonic Youth), but they were pretty great when I saw them in a small(ish) theatre in early 1998.

I could've seen them at the 2000 Big Day Out (I was working at a merch stall but could wander off and see anything I wanted to) but I'd transformed into an insufferable music snob by that stage and didn't. I also didn't bother seeing RHCP with Frusciante that day for the same reason. Ugh.


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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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Saw them twice, first time in 1997 (right after TC&TS came out). What a crazy show. Really heavy, really rocking. Couldn't hear for an hour afterwards. LOL

Second time was in 2008, after ESP&G came out... still good but didn't match the intensity of the first time.

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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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My top 10 Foo songs (in no real order):

No Way Back
A Matter Of Time
Winnebago
Lonely As You
Gimme Stitches
New Way Home
February Stars
Alone & Easy Target
Have It All
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 Post subject: Re: Foo Fighters
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i got a little burned out with these guys after wasting light. I ve never listened again to that record even if its a good one, nor listen to any song from them in a long time.
And as a live band, yeah they are good. Not awesome, but good.
Still, a great band and grohls career is amazing.


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