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    Foo Fighters Thread

    Not even going to suggest a machete order for these guys. For any big time Foos fan, that's just too big an ask!

    But I'm sure there will be a few on here who love Foo Fighters. So tell us why! What albums, songs, live performances have made you a Foos fanatic?
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    I really like the album, The Color and the Shape.

    Other than that I'm much more selective, but I do like Learn to Fly, The Best of You, Times Like These. And I'm just now realising that it's probably about ten years since I've heard anything by them, so I obviously couldn't claim to be a huge fan. But I'll love The Color and the Shape forever, I think.

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    Colour and The Shape is my favourite as well. But their luting last year, Concrete & Gold, is well worth checking out. A return to form, for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 205 Clive View Post
    Not even going to suggest a machete order for these guys. For any big time Foos fan, that's just too big an ask!
    My first thought when I saw you had created this thread.

    Love this band, saw them live for the first time ever earlier this year and they were simply epic.

    I call them the last great rock band, not because there aren't other rock bands out there that are good but because I feel like they are the final giant rock band that can pack out stadiums all around the world as so many did through to the end of the 90s.

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    Havenít listen to them in quite a while, but I believe when itís all said and done, Dave Grohl will be considered one of the top 10 best musicians of all time. Not only for Foo Fighters, but all the other stuff heís done, as well.

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    Yes Meandi, definitely one of the last true "rockstars" out there.

    Most of what he touches turns to gold for me. Every once in a while, after a few drinks, I'll put up YouTube and look for the QOTSA summer festival tour where Grohl drummed for them around the time that Songs For The Deaf came out. Not the best technical drummer around, but ba-gawd, that man is a metronome.
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    I know I truly love a band when I can think of 20, 30, 40+ songs of theirs that I enjoy immensely, and Foo Fighters is one of those bands. They just keep finding a way into my heart, over and over. A sign of a legendary band for me. On the levels, for me, of RATM, Weezer, Ben Folds Five, Led Zeppelin, SOAD, Audioslave, Tool, Soundgarden, Deftones.

    One of my top 5 favorite songs, "My Hero". And then, near decades later they drop songs like "Walk" that resonate so deeply that it amazes me how connected they remain to the pulse of humanity for so damn long. It's like Dave sold his soul to the devil to be so freaking good. Fantastic band. Despite being very, very done with the live music scene (been to well over 100 concerts), I do want to see them live before they are done. If I don't, I suspect I'll lament it like I do never having had a chance to see Led Zeppelin.

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    It is funny they got brought up becuase just this week they overtook the Red Hot Chili Peppers as my most played band of all time on Last.FM (as music tracking platform that I have been using for nearly 10 years).

    I'm with you Kleck that they have so many awesome tracks. If I go purely by most listened to tracks then my top 5 is:
    - Everlong
    - Best of You
    - The Pretender
    - Wheels
    - My Hero

    It is funny that you bring up Walk because I honestly never appreciated the love for the song until I saw it live this year and had my mind blown by how the live version really emphasised the bridge. Funnily enough the song works really well in conjunction with the first single of their latest album Run.

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    Walk isn't among my favourite, but I do understand its appeal.

    Off the top of my head, my top 5 (card subject to change!)

    - Weenie Beenie
    - Ever long
    - New Way Home (used to be my favourite song from anyone)
    - Best of You
    - Dirty Water

    My last pick reminds me - big fan of their last album.
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    Dirty Water, pretty rare to see the most recent stuff in best of lists. For the record I love that song, probably my second or third fav off the album behind Run and probably tied with The Sky Is A Neighbourhood.

    I love how heavy and dense it is. The album was quite interesting, you really could feel the different production style of Greg Kurstin coming through.

    Not sure if you've seen it but here is a really cool making of that goes into depth on the effect he had on the album:


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    Having Clive mention Weenie Beenie (such an outlier of a song for them) reminded me of Monkey Wrench for some odd reason. Thatís another of my favs.

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    The whole of Colour and The Shape is amazing meandi. But their debut album is also incredibly strong for me. Weenie Beanie is a standout though. They've tried to replicate that thrash riff song many times since, but I don't think they've ever been able to emulate such rawness.

    Have you ever heard the actual song Colour and The Shape? My word!
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    Iím sure I have. I had the first two albums many, many years ago.

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