Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Foo Fighters video

So, thanks to MetalSucks I was alerted yesterday morning to the fact that the Foo Fighters have posted a video for one of the songs off their forthcoming new album on YouTube.

There are a huge number of reasons to like this.

Firstly, the song itself is fantastic. It's reminiscent of early Foos - particularly Weenie Beenie from the self-titled album and b-side The Colour and the Shape (which ironically never appeared on the album of the same name). And although they've had some good moments since, their debut still remains my favourite Foos album due to its consistently excellent riff-rock. Pretty excited about the new album after hearing this and the snippet of Bridges Burning.

Secondly, Lemmy! Dude is a legend.

Thirdly, it's a video that manages to be simultaneously spontaneous and clever. It actually looks like they filmed it in one afternoon on a VHS camera. Aside from Lemmy running down Nate Mendel, mostly it is based around shots of the band partying and going crazy in/on the limo. But there are some clever little Foos references in there. The bit where Chris, Dave and Taylor pile into the limo is, I'm sure, a nod to the Big Me video. And the car going off the cliff at the end is lifted straight from Long Road to Ruin.

Fourthly, Dave manages one stunning scream which spans 7 different camera shots.

Finally, it's just incredibly, infectiously likeable. One of the the biggest bands in the world and yet they can still happily fool around like this. Honestly, I would love to have a beer with Dave Grohl.

Anyway, here it is:

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