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Title: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 24, 2008, 05:55:38 pm
just got my foo fighters tickets.

had to post my excitement.

they seem to be the last remaining straight rock band.  their records are never over produced, and they never seem to be anything they aren't.

and i'm thrilled that par smear is back in the band!!!!!

for large box shows, this should be a good one.  i think i'm down to muse and foo fighters for large box shows i'm willing to spend money on.


Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: J-Texas on March 24, 2008, 06:06:50 pm
j.hall wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 16:55

just got my foo fighters tickets.

had to post my excitement.

they seem to be the last remaining straight rock band.  their records are never over produced, and they never seem to be anything they aren't.

and i'm thrilled that par smear is back in the band!!!


Straight? LOL
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: WallyWest on March 24, 2008, 06:58:02 pm
When did he rejoin?

Did shiflett leave?


I've only seen them at festivals. But one time dave played everlong on his own. Which at first you think is lame because you wanna give it some, but man was it so good.





Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Iain Graham on March 24, 2008, 07:19:23 pm
I'm going to see them tomorrow, so I'll tell you how it was  Razz

Looking forward to it. Great band. Haven't heard V-DOSC in a long time, and want to see what this hanging B stage thing is all about....
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: bblackwood on March 24, 2008, 08:55:24 pm
Last remaining straight rock band? What does that mean? Hetero-sexual or straight up rock and roll?

If it' the latter, I beg to differ. If it's the former, I couldn't care less.

hehe
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: rankus on March 24, 2008, 09:25:20 pm
J-Texas wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 15:06



Straight? LOL


+1  This one got me snickering too....


Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Podgorny on March 24, 2008, 09:31:15 pm
WallyWest wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 17:58

When did he rejoin?

Did shiflett leave?



No, Chris is still around.  Pat has been touring with them since their acoustic tour for In Your Honor.

And I agree that Foo Fighters are one of only a few "big" rock bands that are really good.


Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 25, 2008, 11:29:41 am
i meant "straight-up"

forgot to type the word.

i don't think pat smear and the word straight can be used in the same sentence as it relates to sexual orientation.........there is little mystery there.

yes, shiflett is still with them.  it's kinda lame to have three guitar players on stage, but pat smear rules and it's good to see him back.

they did SNL and it appeared that Pat only played the solo section.  HA....whatever

i don't think shiflett needs much help playing his leads.

i do think the foo fighters are one of kind.  sad that they are.....
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: iCombs on March 25, 2008, 12:08:25 pm
It's funny...because I was listening to the new album the other day and I realized how many Foo Fighters songs I know off the top of my head without really thinking about it...somehow they've flown just under my "these guys are probably geniuses" radar, though I've been a fan from about day one.

This latest album is something really amazing.  So rockin'...so tastefully produced...good dynamics on a song-to-song level...great energy...

I'm jealous, but still oh so happy!
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: bblackwood on March 25, 2008, 12:21:53 pm
No doubt they are incredible. And no dou bt Kurt Cobain's genius as it related to the credit for Nirvana needs to be re-examined.

That being said, there really are quite a few great bands that still straight-up rock...
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 25, 2008, 01:38:11 pm
i'm not saying there are not bands that rock right now.

i'm saying none of them rock like the foo fighters.

their records are minimally produced, they sound like they are minimally edited, the sound like they have very few (if any) samples used, their guitar tones seem more natural then the typical mesa boogie triple rectifier.

until rage against the machine puts out another studio record, the foo fighters seem to be standing alone in the category of, "we're just a rock band, being a rock band"

i'm all ears though for examples of other platinum selling artists in todays studio climate that are just 'being a band"

i would love nothing more then to have a long list of such bands.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: bblackwood on March 25, 2008, 02:07:44 pm
Heck, the Black Crowes are there. Not playing 'modern rock' or anything, just rocking out...
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Ross Hogarth on March 25, 2008, 02:22:00 pm
j.hall wrote on Tue, 25 March 2008 08:29

i meant "straight-up"

forgot to type the word.

i don't think pat smear and the word straight can be used in the same sentence as it relates to sexual orientation.........there is little mystery there.

yes, shiflett is still with them.  it's kinda lame to have three guitar players on stage, but pat smear rules and it's good to see him back.

they did SNL and it appeared that Pat only played the solo section.  HA....whatever

i don't think shiflett needs much help playing his leads.

i do think the foo fighters are one of kind.  sad that they are.....


actually
pat and his WIFE rebecca are best friends of mine
i was at their wedding last year
grohl was best man
actually she just quit the band Twinsticks that pat and i were producing so she can start being a mom
i know that pat may come off as gentle, he definitely is not effeminate
it just goes to show how someone unless you know them can get pegged one way or another

i love the foo's
rami jaffee is also in the band now
he is another best friend of mine

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: rankus on March 25, 2008, 02:22:25 pm
bblackwood wrote on Tue, 25 March 2008 09:21

And no doubt Kurt Cobain's genius as it related to the credit for Nirvana needs to be re-examined.



I have always felt this way as well... Grohl has been quite silent on his contributions to Nirvana ... Judging by the Foo's material he probably had a big part in the Nirvana songwriting... a real gentleman .

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 25, 2008, 02:55:33 pm
Ross Hogarth wrote on Tue, 25 March 2008 13:22



actually
pat and his WIFE rebecca are best friends of mine
i was at their wedding last year
grohl was best man
actually she just quit the band Twinsticks that pat and i were producing so she can start being a mom
i know that pat may come off as gentle, he definitely is not effeminate
it just goes to show how someone unless you know them can get pegged one way or another





well, i just laughed out loud at the foot in mouth aspect of my post.

i couldn't care any less which way he swings really.......pink boa's and black leather seemed to have many people talking in the late 90's with his appearances on MTV

oh man, that's all too funny.

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 25, 2008, 02:56:04 pm
bblackwood wrote on Tue, 25 March 2008 13:07

Heck, the Black Crowes are there. Not playing 'modern rock' or anything, just rocking out...


no that's a perfect example.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Iain Graham on March 26, 2008, 01:49:14 pm
Great show from a great band.

Wasn't blown away by the sound, bad coverage from a poorly hung rig. Looked awesome.

Then some junkie ripped my iPod off from my car and left me minus a passenger door window too.  Mad
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Ross Hogarth on March 26, 2008, 05:15:27 pm
Rami just emailed me from the road
i guess he and Taylor sat in with Rush ....

index.php/fa/8273/0/
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: neilio on March 26, 2008, 05:54:58 pm
am i really the only one who DID NOT LIKE their current record?

i love me some foo, but that thing, despite being praised as great, in very very weak market, i just think it sukked...

anyone else with me?
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: rankus on March 26, 2008, 06:08:05 pm
neilio wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 14:54



anyone else with me?


Yup, I am. One good song and the rest filler IMO



Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 26, 2008, 09:45:04 pm
i like half of it, and i haven't given the other half much attention.

from what i've put together, it's a bit different then their usual thing and i'm assuming i'll grow to love it once i understand it's direction more.

there is a definite twang to many of the songs i wasn't expecting at all.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 26, 2008, 09:46:03 pm
Ross, is rush on this tour? or did they sit in on a completely different show?
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: iCombs on March 26, 2008, 11:13:14 pm
neilio wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 16:54

am i really the only one who DID NOT LIKE their current record?

i love me some foo, but that thing, despite being praised as great, in very very weak market, i just think it sukked...

anyone else with me?


Can't say I am...I think it's really diverse, and probably the softest record (besides the In Hour Honor acoustic disc) overall...but it's kinda refreshing for me to hear a rock band be not afraid to be "just" a rock band.  The songs all have a sense of fun or something like that...they just feel kind of effortless and very...intuitive for lack of a better word...accesible?...immediate?  Very instinctively gratifying...

I dunno...Let's just chalk it up to me not agreeing, as I think it's an incredible record.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Ross Hogarth on March 26, 2008, 11:20:37 pm
j.hall wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 18:46

Ross, is rush on this tour? or did they sit in on a completely different show?


rami said neil didnt show. it was their show with a special twist
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Iain Graham on March 26, 2008, 11:33:53 pm
That's the Foos' backline and PA by the look of it. So I guess the rush guys sat in with Taylor and Rami really?

Support last night was Against Me! and HiFi Hangrenades, think they're both on the whole Canadian run too.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on March 27, 2008, 09:25:13 am
Ross Hogarth wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 22:20



rami said neil didnt show. it was their show with a special twist


how do you just "not show"?????

i guess when you've been doing it that long you can do what you want.

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: grantis on March 28, 2008, 02:46:48 pm
j.hall wrote on Thu, 27 March 2008 08:25

Ross Hogarth wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 22:20



rami said neil didnt show. it was their show with a special twist


how do you just "not show"?????

i guess when you've been doing it that long you can do what you want.





sounds like a sweet gig
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: dilbert on April 02, 2008, 02:10:36 pm
I was at the FF show in Vancouver BC Sunday Night.
Spectacular Show -
Dave G embraces the showmanship aspect of performing prabably as much as Freddy Mercurry did (as in his enthusiasm for the stage).
That IS The Foos backline and stage that the Rush guys are on.
Special guest's??????

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Chris Ilett on April 09, 2008, 05:34:11 am
You should probably check out a band called Reuben

http://www.wordsfromreuben.com
http://www.myspace.com/wordsfromreuben if you prefer.

I love the Foo Fighters (and Muse - good call).

Tried to get an interview with Rich Costey but nothing doing.

The FoH for Muse gave me a wicked interview though Twisted Evil

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: paul101 on April 15, 2008, 06:35:35 pm
Chris Ilett wrote on Wed, 09 April 2008 05:34

You should probably check out a band called Reuben

http://www.wordsfromreuben.com
http://www.myspace.com/wordsfromreuben if you prefer.



Yeah, great band, not mentioned enough. Still love Racecar is racecar backwards.

Biffy Clyro are also worth a mention. Their last album is clearly foo fighters inspired.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: bruno putzeys on April 16, 2008, 04:16:17 am
neilio wrote on Wed, 26 March 2008 22:54

anyone else with me?

Don't get me started. I can't stand any more f'n' foo fighters on my radio. Seriously, I really think most of the stuff that's getting rammed down my throat by rock and pop stations these days is pure rubbish. Editors is another band I'd seriously consider executing if it were the only practical way of shutting them up. I'm quite sure that even if nobody at the radio station liked a track they'd still take it through the rotation cycle.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: marcel on April 20, 2008, 05:03:41 pm
paul101 wrote on Tue, 15 April 2008 15:35

Biffy Clyro are also worth a mention.


I know the guys who tracked that record.  I hadn't even heard of it when they played it at their studio, but it sounded really well done.  Couple stellar songs.

Best, Marcel

Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: paul101 on April 21, 2008, 07:37:55 pm
marcel wrote on Sun, 20 April 2008 17:03



I know the guys who tracked that record.  I hadn't even heard of it when they played it at their studio, but it sounded really well done.  Couple stellar songs.

Best, Marcel




From what I can gather it was the first album where they had a sizable budget, Andy Wallace mixing etc.

I like it, but imo sounds like they were pushing a little to hard for mass market appeal.

Their earlier stuff is great though. All mixed and produced by Chris Sheldon, who bizarrely mixed the only foo album I still rate.

Out of interest, who tracked it/ where?

 
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: marcel on April 22, 2008, 02:31:55 am
Garth Richardson and Ben Kaplan.

I don't know where, I suspect Garth's place (The Farm) here in Vancouver, but may not have been.

I'll check out the other albums...  Which is your pick?

Best, Marcel
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: paul101 on April 22, 2008, 02:42:29 pm
Its a difficult choice between The Vertigo of Bliss and Infinity Land. Perhaps the latter is a little more complete and quicker to get into.

While your at it check out Effloresce by Oceansize. My favorite album to plug, in the vain hope that this band will get at least some recognition.  

The Uk has some quality bands at the moment. Unfortunately you would never realise this judging from what gets playlisted.  Crying or Very Sad  
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: maxim on April 23, 2008, 07:31:10 pm
"they seem to be the last remaining straight rock band."

i suppose that's why they don't believe in aids testing...

http://www.foofighters.com/community_cause.html (fifth down the list)
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on April 23, 2008, 09:43:48 pm
doesn't mention a thing about testing.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: maxim on April 23, 2008, 10:29:45 pm
http://www.aliveandwell.org/

under "questioning the tests"
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: maxim on April 23, 2008, 11:42:22 pm
some more on christine maggiore, the nutjob/founder of "alive and well", including how she let her daughter die from aids

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Maggiore
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on July 20, 2008, 08:45:33 pm
saw the foos last night.  easily the best arena rock show i've ever seen.

AMAZING!


Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: jimmyjazz on July 22, 2008, 12:42:44 am
Not the best I've ever seen -- I'm a lot older than you -- but really, really good, and no bullshit about them.  I think I've seen them 3 times, all in 3K-ish venues, and they killed every time.  Glad you had fun.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: j.hall on July 22, 2008, 11:21:00 am
i really liked how they brought a small club feel to an arena.  they were just a rock band, not trying to do any theatrical anything.  they just rock, and let their songs do the work.

they played for 3 hours as well.  and never let up or even looked the least bit fatigued.
Title: Re: foo fighters
Post by: Brian Kehew on August 11, 2008, 01:53:41 pm
With Foo backline gear - it bet the Foos were somewhere in Canada, and Alex and Geddy joined them for a song or two. Neal lives in Los Angeles, so is far away from the other two, who are close friends.