The Curse of the Foo Fighters

Well, not their curse, exactly. Really more like mine.

I have tried to like the Foo Fighters, and for the most part, I do like their music. But I would listen to them and in Dave Grohl’s impassioned, occasionally snarly, always awesome voice, I only heard what I was missing. I was missing Nirvana.

I remember when I first heard Nirvana; I was completely blown away. There were a few albums that have done that for me over the years, but none like Nirvana; nothing has come close. It was tragic when Kurt imploded and I was upset.

And I wanted to love the Foo Fighters. I wanted both Dave and Krist to be successful and to show that it was possible to love music and play it well and be happy. But it just never felt quite right.

Then came Wasting Light.

My, my, what an awesome beast this is! I rushed to the store today to pick it up, immediately put it in my CD player and heeded the advice on the sticker that said Please Play at Maximum Volume. And fell in love.

This is the album that broke the curse of the Foo Fighters for me. If I could spend the rest of my life only listening to “Rope,” I would be a happy girl. But I get all the other songs, too.

Squee!

6 Responses to The Curse of the Foo Fighters
  1. Jill
    April 12, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    I do believe I’m in love. I’ve loved all the foo stuff, but this album freaking makes me happy. I may have told my fiance I wanted to “full on make out with Dave grohl”.

    He knows I meant it, too.

  2. singlemama_cc
    April 12, 2011 | 8:09 pm

    I absolutely love the new album! They’re “taking over” a local radio station out here tonight, looking forward to it!
    singlemama_cc´s last [type] ..Her smile says it all…

  3. Ri
    April 12, 2011 | 8:17 pm

    So, what you’re saying is that I need to get this like, yesterday? I’m on it – back soon. ;)
    Ri´s last [type] ..Sláinte Mhaith…again

  4. Mari
    April 13, 2011 | 8:32 am

    OOh, and I see on NME on Facebook that their newest issue has an interview with the Foos that discusses the “spectre of Nirvana” that helped them on this album. I hope I can find this magazine at my local B&N!
    Mari´s last [type] ..Waxing poetic about vinyl

  5. belle
    April 14, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    I’ve always loved the Foo! From the very beginning. And I agree, their latest effort is amazing.

    They’ll be in Gulf Shores next month, and I am desperately trying to make that happen. But I’m definitely going to see them if/when they hit Atlanta and/or Nashville and/or Birmingham.

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