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    Foo Fighters- we need to talk

    OK just as Grohl annoys the hell out of me, he and the band pull me back in.
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    Recently Grohl was on James Corden with Miss Hillary Duff. This strangely confident labrador,always fussing with his hair, was promoting a new film called Studio 666. A horror film involving his band. He kept touching Hillary. I think I can speak for rabin105, and say, "sir,take your hands off that woman!".


    Corden was sucking up big time as he does with every celebrity, and the film is about Grohl killing every member 1 by 1 in some haunted mansion/studio. Then he kills himself. But,no, doesn't have a happy ending. He lives. To go on representing "RAWK" to the world, fussing with his hair, being overwrought onstage, speaking at the UN and being the first rock band to play on the moon. Don't put it past him. So my annoyance of his bland ubiquity continues....


    https://youtu.be/eiVbiI4ccLA


    until the Fooies announce a 1 off gig on Geelong, near Melbourne in the next few days. Will be the biggest Live music event since the pandemic began. They love touring here. 13 times. That's 9 times more than the Aussie band ACDC.

    They pull me back in. They fly 1/2 way round the world to put on a show for the young 'uns who have been stuck indoors for 2 years. They will definitely do their great BeeGees covers.

    I'm torn. 🤒
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 02-26-2022, 07:56 PM.

    #2
    Your existential foo related crisis is heard, and I empathize.

    When I listened to rock music more, I likely would have shared in this crisis. Alas, tis no longer my bag of bananas.

    🙂

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      #3
      Grohl does a great Walken impression, so I simply adore him.

      That’s all I got. 🤷🏻‍♀️
      Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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        #4
        "Everlong" is a great song and he seems affable and earnest enough, but I'll admit I don't care about them much beyond that.

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          #5
          I think they have one good album early on. He was kind of local boy around here. Taylor couldn't handle his drugs in Paris? if I remember right. Still an American rock and roll draw though. I find a couple videos where some kid/kids come on stage, and surprise the hell out of everyone with their guitar playing is a set up, but I will take it.

          Pat, or George's story about his friend and Germ's front man/vocalist Darby Crash suicide by overdose was a bit sad. Though messed up on drugs, he wanted to die famous. His timing sucked because it was the same day or the next that John Lennon was killed, and really not one word about his death in the media .

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            #6
            His appearance on Hot Ones to promote Studio 666 was one of the best!



            I've never really been into the Foos (except for the album One By One) but Dave has an engaging persona and I'm okay with him being a big cheeseball, and I appreciated him making Sound City because I think all the famous recording studios should be commemorated that way.

            I've known people who have worked with him/FF and have nothing but good things to say (and these are people who have worked with the gamut of musicians, from spoiled to truly spectacular).



            Rabin-esque
            my labor of love (and obsessive research)
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              #7
              I saw that Grohl appearance on Corden's show (there was nothing else on, honest!) and I think he's been on one or two other late night shows promoting the movie. I know nothing about the FF except the name and that Hawkins was a childhood friend with Jon Davison or something. Dave really reminds me of somebody I went to school with, it's uncanny.
              Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
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                #8
                IMHO they remain one of the single most overrated bands in recent memory. The revelatory moment for me was when I tried to stream their greatest hits compilation and realized that virtually every song on it was a song I can’t stand which makes me lunge for the radio button the instant it it hits the speakers. However, I didn’t realize that they were all Foo Fighters songs. I thought they were bad songs by different artists.

                Grohl is a helluva good drummer though.
                “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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                  #9
                  I Like Everlong, Rope, and Walking After You, but that's it of the songs I've heard.

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                    #10
                    FF don't do a lot for me and I preferred my grunge with more pretentiousness (Smashing Pumpkins) but Dave seems like a good bloke who would be great to have a night out with.

                    This however is one of the greatest things I have seen on Youtube.



                     

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                      #11
                      I have seen them a couple of times. I think they are masters at putting on a show.
                      Very fun gig. Similar to my thoughts about Springsteen, in that I am not a huge fan of their recorded output, but they have a great rock sensibility and they are very skilled at performing.
                      I remember many years ago, reportedly Chris Squire attended a Springsteen concert in the 80's and was very motivated to put on a better Yes show. Reportedly putting Gimme Some Lovin into the Yes set was a Squire idea after seeing people go nuts when Springsteen threw in a cover tune during his encore.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                        OK just as Grohl annoys the hell out of me, he and the band pull me back in.
                        _______________________

                        Recently Grohl was on James Corden with Miss Hillary Duff. This strangely confident labrador,always fussing with his hair, was promoting a new film called Studio 666. A horror film involving his band. He kept touching Hillary. I think I can speak for rabin105, and say, "sir,take your hands off that woman!".


                        Corden was sucking up big time as he does with every celebrity, and the film is about Grohl killing every member 1 by 1 in some haunted mansion/studio. Then he kills himself. But,no, doesn't have a happy ending. He lives. To go on representing "RAWK" to the world, fussing with his hair, being overwrought onstage, speaking at the UN and being the first rock band to play on the moon. Don't put it past him. So my annoyance of his bland ubiquity continues....


                        https://youtu.be/eiVbiI4ccLA


                        until the Fooies announce a 1 off gig on Geelong, near Melbourne in the next few days. Will be the biggest Live music event since the pandemic began. They love touring here. 13 times. That's 9 times more than the Aussie band ACDC.

                        They pull me back in. They fly 1/2 way round the world to put on a show for the young 'uns who have been stuck indoors for 2 years. They will definitely do their great BeeGees covers.

                        I'm torn. 🤒
                        Hahahaha. You have given a chuckle here. Yeah , doesn’t it suck when someone you love to hate, does something good, and you go “hmmmm, damn, that was a damn good thing to do”. You did that to me with Kyrgios, and stories about what he was doing at home.

                        We saw Studio 666 other day. It was a silly fun romp, usual send up on horror films combined with band element. Good for some laughs. I’m not familiar with all the members, but they were funny in the flick

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                          #13
                          Look Mark Kermode thought 666 was 1/2 decent as a shlock-horror flick with some good jokes. Hawkins has a funny reaction to his drum recording sounds. If it comes on telly I'll watch. If Juano sings with them again I'll listen. Grohl just gives off vibes of that guy in high school who didn't study very hard but played desultory chords on the guitar and seemed cool and ends up earning the most money over everyone else. Plus he goes on every talk show and is held up as some elder statesman of rawk music.

                          Having said that all that. Obviously works hard at it and seems to be affable in that Wayne's world kinda way. For power rawk I prefer Midnight Oil who supposedly have a brilliant new album out. "RESIST"

                          https://youtu.be/BWgesOsL2dA
                          Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 02-27-2022, 05:48 PM.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Grey Wolf View Post
                            I saw that Grohl appearance on Corden's show (there was nothing else on, honest!) and I think he's been on one or two other late night shows promoting the movie. I know nothing about the FF except the name and that Hawkins was a childhood friend with Jon Davison or something. Dave really reminds me of somebody I went to school with, it's uncanny.
                            Yeah, Jon D. and Taylor are great pals. I have a story:

                            Most people here who were on the old site probably remember that CybrKhatru (Matt Brown) and I were together for just about twenty years.

                            For a short time, Matt played keys in a Yes tribute band called Roundabout, in which Jon D. was also a member before he joined Yes. One night, the band had a gig at Paladino’s in the San Fernando Valley, and Taylor was there. Jon D. had him guest on kit for Long Distance Runaround. Taylor, obviously used to playing huge venues/stadiums, had clearly forgotten what it was like to perform in clubs; he hit the drums and LDR as if he were on stage at Madison Square Garden. It was freakin’ DEAFENING…😂…but he nailed it.

                            Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

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                              #15
                              Taylor Hawkins, reported dead, age fifty in Bogota, Columbia.

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