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Foo Fighters documentary

Post by marowak » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:10 pm

I've never been the worlds biggest foo fighters fan, like their stuff but not overly fussed.

But I decided to watch their 'sonic highways' documentary to pass some time on the train and got to say it's an incredible series.

Their new record was recorded in 8 different cities and each episode focuses on a different one of those cities.

Episode one was Chicago and it was Amazing. The show is probably 20% foos and 80% local music history.

Really recommend watching.

Chicago was all about the blues music and Chicago punk rock. Some great footage and a bit about Steve albini - who I still think is utterly unique and incredible in the way he produces records and charges a fee rather than wanting a royalty on the album like a lot of producers do.

I can't wait to watch the next 7 episodes as its a great way to learn more about the music that comes out of these places..
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by newmy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:46 pm

Interesting. I was put off of this because it's the Foo Fighters, who are like the colour beige in musical form as far as I'm concerned. However, if it's less about them more about the places, then I may well give it a go.

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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by marowak » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:06 am

I was of the same thought. But so far it's been very good.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by Evan » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:46 pm

I am reluctant to watch it. People keep telling me how good it is, but although it showcases other music I believe that it is nothing more than a marketing tool for the new album, and I want no part of anything the Foo Fighters do or say.

So when I read this today, it kind of confirmed the ideas I already had, although weirdly has made me want to watch it: http://www.bdcwire.com/the-pretender-wh ... ave-grohl/

Has anyone seen that film they made a few years back? Was I the only person who watched this film who came away thinking Dave Grohl is just a dick?
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by marowak » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:04 pm

I've never seen the film but do genuinely like the documentary.

I don't really like the FF much and think they are totally over rated.

I think you would enjoy it and you can always fast forward the bits with them in it.

It's made well as far as documentary direction and content.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by Evan » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:10 pm

marowak wrote:I've never seen the film but do genuinely like the documentary.

I don't really like the FF much and think they are totally over rated.

I think you would enjoy it and you can always fast forward the bits with them in it.

It's made well as far as documentary direction and content.

This is pretty much what every has said to me, so I need to watch if only to form an opinion of my own.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by Rubber_Soul » Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:08 pm

I've not seen any of the documentary yet but I had a listen to the album the other day and found it dull and boring, not what I was expecting after Wasting Light at all.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by marowak » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:42 am

The Washington, D.C. One in particular was very good.

Lots about discord records. Bad brains. Minor threat. And the whole funk movement too.

And I also never realised what Dave G did before Nirvana and actually have a bit more respect to him for being a dorky little kid who just loved this music and wanted to be on the road.

There are a lot of things people say in it which resonate the things franks always says
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by Watergirl » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:23 pm

I just watched the first episode and I really enjoyed it. Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Rick Nielsen - they are all cool. And I loved the story of Dave's cousin who started a band when she was 14, with someone else who was 10! Nice insight into how Steve Albini works also.
I have never been particularly for or against Foo Fighters. I saw them at Glastonbury once and enjoyed it but I didn't rush out to buy a CD. I couldn't name any of their songs. I don't think Dave Grohl is a dick at all though, as mentioned above. That film was called 'Sound City'. I liked that too…
Dave Grohl is a musician who is also an obsessive fan. That's great by my book. The documentary series is a vehicle to promote the album, but what's wrong with that? Bands have to think of new ways to bring their music to the attention of the public.
I haven't heard the CD but my friend Mark (Bossman) mentioned that the tracks are all very same-y and that you can't really tell that they were recorded at different locations. That is a pity, but I'll still be watching the remaining episodes.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by Watergirl » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:21 am

I watched episodes 3 and 4 last night. First time I have watched a TV series in about 25 years ('Father Ted' excepted).
More great stuff. I particularly liked the Nashville episode. Had never heard of Zac Brown. Someone to check out.
Pity there wasn't a bit more about Townes Van Zandt in the Austin episode.
Thought Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton were really good interviewees.
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Re: Foo Fighters documentary

Post by waywardson » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:16 am


Chicago was all about the blues music and Chicago punk rock. Some great footage and a bit about Steve albini - who I still think is utterly unique and incredible in the way he produces records and charges a fee rather than wanting a royalty on the album like a lot of producers do.
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