February 19, 2008
The cold and Foo Fighter season
Was the best career move of Dave Grohl's life when Kurt Cobain fellated a shotgun? I'd vote yes.
Grohl went from being the drummer of a band that couldn't ever be considered a good long term bet to being the leader of the Foo Fighters, a band certainly capable of "classic rockdom".
The bearded one has been able to mesh the quiet to loud dynamic of Nirvana with arena rock and has been churning out radio friendly alt rawk for over a decade already. Hey, what's not to like? Power crowds, great hooks, powerhouse drumming? This shit's in my dna.
Considering that Grohl got his start in DC hardcore, it's been one long strange trip. But good for him. He's travelled in some cool circles; jamming with folks like Queen and Lemmy and he gets extra points for playing a Dead Kennedy's tune on Mtv.
And the missus digs the heck out of the Foo Fighters, so it's all good.
We'll see em tonight, as the Foo Fighters play the big room, the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.
Foo Fighters - Danny Says (Ramones cover)
Foo Fighters - Everlong (Acoustic -Live on Howard Stern)
Foo Fighters - Tie Your Mother Down (Live w/ Brian May and Roger Taylor)
Foo Fighters - Gas Chamber (Angry Samoans cover)