If you are a Foo Fighters fan and a Pink Floyd fan, then this video will send you into Pink Foo heaven. There is so much Dave Grohl in the news lately, that this is starting to be hard work! And I was just starting to think maybe I didn't hate Dave Grohl so much any more.
Not sure if this is really a Prodigy Mix of Foo Fighter's White Limo, but hey, it's kinda interesting (original link here). I'm not sure if I'm doing a service or a disservice by posting this, but let me know what you think.
What do I think? Well, let's see. First of all, I'm not a Prodigy fan or an electronic music fan and for all of Dave's comments about how they didn't use any computers and that no self-respecting rock band should need to use computers at live shows, this is rather ironic. But it is interesting to me to listen to it and hear some of the individual tracks brought out by themselves, like the guitars or the vocals. I can hear the vocals clearer in this version.
I think it's worth listening to about twice. No, one and a half times.
So if you don't have access to SiriusXM Satellite Radio to hear the full interview, I found this two minute clip. It was a pretty cool interview and sounds like it would've been fun to hear the entire thing. Some highlights from the Spin article:
According to Newsday, Vig said the incomplete "Song in D" came from the Nevermind recording sessions but never received lyrics. To which Grohl reportedly quipped, "Sounds like another box set!"
Grohl and Novoselic also recalled how Nevermind felt like a dream come true. "It didn't really seem like this would happen. It was almost like a scam." That might explain the band's frugal living conditions during the recording: Nirvana's members split a room in a $70-a-night hotel. Then again, rappers Kid 'n Play were fellow residents of the Oakwood Corporate Apartments, where Grohl apparently met them at the free breakfast buffet; also among the hotel's denizens were "The Final Countdown" rockers Europe.
The interview was held in a "town hall" style, where the live studio audience and callers at home could ask questions. Other topics discussed, according to Newsday, included the use of a click track (at Vig's request, Grohl used a metronome for his drumming on "Lithium" and "Something in the Way"), alternate producer choices (along with Vig, candidates included Neil Young producer David Briggs and R.E.M./Smithereens producer Don Dixon), and, of course, Kurt Cobain's absence. "I wish Kurt was here," Novoselic said. "There's a big hole here."
Here is the video:
Check it: if the video doesn't play, try this link: http://teamcoco.com/video/foo-fighters-dear-rosemary
There is a new song out by a group called The Wavves and it is called "I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl." Um, yeah, who doesn't? You know what will probably happen? Because he is so cool and the nicest guy in Rock and all that, Dave Grohl will get wind of this somehow and he will go out of his way to meet the guy who wrote this song and they will have a nice photo-op and smile and hug. This is my prediction.
I wonder what would happen if he ever got wind of my song "I Hate Dave Grohl?" Would he go out of his way for me? He probably would actually. He'd come over to my house and punch me in the face. Or ignore me completely. Probably the latter. To be ignored or to be punched in the face? That is the question. Hmm...I think I'd rather be punched in the face.
But then I think about how hard he hits the drums and I wonder if that's such a good idea.
I think I'll risk it.
Hey Dave, if you ever read this, I am officially inviting you to come to my house and punch me in the face.
Then we can have a nice photo-op and smile and hug.
Oh yeah, here's the song if you'd like to hear it. It's cool.
And here is my song, I Hate Dave Grohl. Go here to download a copy for yourself. Or listen here, that's fine too: