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Foo Fighters

Foo FightersAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (July 3, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol/Roswell Records
  • ASIN: B000002TYK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This Is A Call
2. I'll Stick Around
3. Big Me
4. Alone + Easy Target
5. Good Grief
6. Floaty
7. Weenie Beenie
8. Oh, George
9. For All The Cows
10. X-Static
11. Wattershed
12. Exhausted

Editorial Reviews

Assuming former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl dreads the thought of forever being known as "the guy from Kurt Cobain's band," the last thing he'd want to hear is that the debut album from his new band Foo Fighters sounds much like one from the deceased duke of grunge. Unfortunately, Nirvana comparisons are not only inevitable, they're bound to consume the dialog surrounding his quartet entirely. Perhaps it was unavoidable osmosis: Grohl, Foo Fighters' lead singer-guitarist, wrote most of these tunes during breaks from beat-keeping for his former band leader. It's natural that Cobain's knack for balancing hard and fast with musical and melodic would wear off on Grohl, as well as on bandmates Pat Smear (who also played with Nirvana), William Goldsmith, and Nate Mendel (both of Seattle's Sunny Day Real Estate). Grohl even unveils vocal cords that tread lightly on Cobain's gorgeous growl. Of course, many Nirvana-be's have tried to capture Cobain & Co.'s teen spirit, and all failed; that Foo Fighters succeed in creating a powerful heavy rock album that's neither noisy nor stale is a measured accomplishment in its own right. So bask in the familiar neo-garage punk (a.k.a. grunge) of "I'll Stick Around," "Oh, George," and "Good Grief," because we certainly won't hear anything from the style's originator in the near future. And, who knows, you might even be surprised by Grohl's own pop chops on the mellow Byrds-like folk rock "Big Me" and catchy rave-up "This Is a Call." The Foo Fighters prove that even if you can't go home again, it sure is comfortable hanging out next door. --Roni Sarig

Product Description

1 x CD Album
UK 1995

1This Is A Call3:54
2I'll Stick Around3:53
3Big Me2:13
4Alone + Easy Target4:05
5Good Grief4:01
7Weenie Beenie2:46
8Oh, George3:01
9For All The Cows3:30

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66 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Foo Album! December 16, 2004
By Samhot
Format:Audio CD
The Foo Fighters have moved to bigger and better acclaim for their later albums (e.g. _The Colour & The Shape_, et al.), but to me, the albums that followed this one, their debut, while good, were not as compelling, due to the more polished sound that would creep up on those albums. The rawness of this album is what helps give it more of an intimacy, not to mention the fact that, with the exception of one song, the whole album is performed by Dave Grohl: guitars, bass, drums, and vocals -- all Dave. The intimate feel of this album (yeah, an "intimate" album that "rocks," go figure, but it works) is what makes it my absolute favorite in the Foo Fighters catalogue.

As many know, Dave was the drummer of Nirvana, and many would think that Dave trying to form his own band after the split-up of those Seattle juggernauts, would prove to be an embarrassing failure. This was *hardly* the case, as The Foo Fighters are an *excellent* band, and I *personally* don't think about Nirvana's ghost while listening to The Foo Fighers; this alone should tell you something (or at least it would tell you that I disagree with the editorial review on this page.) In other words, The Foo Fighters (to me) stand on their own, and don't remind me much of Nirvana.

Recorded in one week during October of 1994 (just months after Kurt Cobain's death, and Nirvana's demise), but released in July of 1995, this debut album is jam-packed with chewy, sweet-tasting pop confections -- of course shielded with lush, heavy guitars which produce a thick wall-of-sound -- and is hard not to fall in love with.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, classic, classic. July 28, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Dave Grohl wanted the Foo Fighters debut, which, as every punk and their grandmother can attest, was written and performed almost entirely by Grohl -- Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs contributes a guitar track to "X-Static" -- to stand on its own merits. When "Foo Fighters" first debuted, Grohl was quoted as saying, he wanted to do everything possible to distance himself from the success of his former band, to avoid the Foos being viewed as a cash cow Nirvana spin-off as so many other bands from the era were being lambasted.

He probably just didn't expect those merits to win him a Grammy or two and leave him at the virtual top of the modern rock pyramid. And honestly, listening to this record as out-of-context-ly as possible, it's difficult to imagine that the Foo Fighters' sound could mutate into the quintessential "modern rock" sound at all.

"Weenie Beenie" and "Watershed" are acidic bursts of punk charged with theatrical but, befitting the punk style, ultimately simple, guitar flourishes. It's hard to imagine anyone but the most baroquely annoying old farts claiming them to be "immature" and "for teenagers only" -- as the old saying goes, if it's too loud, then you're too old.

However, as with any Nirvana record, "Foo Fighters" possesses an ear for buttery, swirling pop rivaling the best the 1960s had to offer.

Cobain and Grohl always seemed to share a lot of the same ideas about making music. It was the little differences that set them apart.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Grohl's diamond in the rough January 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
On October 17, 1994, Dave Grohl headed to a Seattle studio with the intent of recording just another demo tape.

This was something he had been in the habit of doing for the past 4 years as a way to kill time when he was on break from his "other" band, NIRVANA. The only difference was, this time for Grohl, the break was permanent.

NIRVANA's magical reign on top of the rock and music world had abruptly ended with the death of Kurt Cobain, the band's frontman, earlier that year. For months, Grohl had been devastated, unable to bring himself to think about music again.

But now, here he was. With his old friend and long time personal producer Barrett Jones by his side, he returned to Robert Lang's Studios, where NIRVANA's final recording session had taken place that January. For the next 6 days, Grohl and Jones, with (a little) help from Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs, recorded approximately 15 songs that Grohl had been working on while he had been a member of NIRVANA. A demo tape of this work then was circulated amongst Grohl's friends and peers within the industry.

The buzz was off-the-charts.

Everyone that heard the tape begged Grohl for more, and were shocked to find out he had been doing this for years on his own. Suddenly, the guy who had been "lucky enough to not be the next drummer replaced by Kurt" had people yelling at him to start his own band.

After some time, Grohl obliged, and to appease the hype, decided that by January of 1995, he would release twelve songs off the demo tape as the self-titled release of his not-yet-existent-band, the Foo Fighters, and then rushed off to recruit bandmates before that. But that is another story. The album/demotape itself?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't try and fight it.
Grohl is the man. Foo Fighters kick butt. I like how they change their sound. Not every song is the same. I would recommend all of their albums.
Published 5 days ago by consumer1
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
love it! can't go without my foo fighters.

everyone needs this if they listen to this kind of music or not, just to keep in their music library. this album made history.
Published 1 month ago by jason shively
1.0 out of 5 stars sent wrong one wont let me return :(
stuck with a band i don't know nor want didn't give me the foo fighters one , they wont let you return it either.
Published 2 months ago by brady
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Really that band make her own way, you can back to 90's when you hear that work, good and nostalgic work.
Published 4 months ago by Carlos Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars foo"s debut
this album really grabs me as one of those albums you can pop in and just crank the whole thing front to back. I feel like it's the best foo"s album available. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Matthew S. West
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought used, disc was scratched, not all songs play
This is one of my all-time favorite records, but I was disappointed when I received this because it was scratched and one or two of the tracks simply won't play. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars FOO's debut ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great debut from FOO FIGHTERS...All the songs ROCKS....If you like the legendary NIRVANA, check the FOO stuff.....
Published 8 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock on!
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 10 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome
One of my favorite albums of all time also love the auto rip time Amazon cloud. It's a must have
Published 11 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars you got to get this
This will go down as one of the top 20 albums of the past 25 years. There is not a bad song on it.
Published 12 months ago by avid fan
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