Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – 00959525, Foo Fighters

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at the latest Ep released the beginning of this year by Foo Fighters as it is their 25th year as a band – 00959525

Winnebago

The first song opens with lots of guitar riffs and it is a great way to open an EP, in true Foo Fighters style. This album is archival and is a collection of their B sides they recorded in the mid nineties. They are rumoured to be releasing an album later this year to mark their 25th year as a band. This song focuses alot on the melodies and the lyrics feel like they are second priority because the music is so good. The drum solo echoes an essence of the musical stylings that were around that time and you could easily hear this song and thing it was recent.

Podunk

The opening of this song is really interesting as the lyrics are created using an echo type effect and it creates this unusual and dirty sound to the track which is really effective and makes you focus more on the music melodies and the creativity of the band. The guitars may have a simple riff pattern but that does not mean that it isn’t complex like normal Foo Fighters songs.

How I Miss You

This is a slower song on the EP and it is a contrast to the songs that come before. The guitar is very soft and creates a greta emotion to Dave Grohls voice. It is calming and very sad at the same time as the lyrics are very strong.

Ozone

This is a Foo Fighters cover of Ace Frehly song you can tell its not an original of the band as the style is very different. Whilst I haven’t heard the original i find the bands version very interesting to listen to as the guitars play some very interesting melodies that really put the focus on the bands playing. Very effective.

Floaty

This is a live version of this song and it is another slower track in the EP. Listening to this song you would guess it was live as it is so good, the heighlight is dave grohls singing and the subtle guitar melody it is contrasted against.

Alone and Easy Target

This is another live song on the album and to me this has essences of brit pop stylings and you can tell it is from the nineties, whilst it is very foo fighters in its style it is also very nineties as well.

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