This track is second to last on Echoes and its slow grind falls in line with the entire vibe of the record but what makes it special is how the last 1:20 just takes off and rocks out!
In Your Honor was a long record but each record had a theme; one rock and one acoustic. “Another Round” falls on the acoustic record and it just shows another side to Grohl’s voice as he pours all of his emotion into this track. I also dig how out of nowhere the guys throw in a little harmonica which is just different from much of their other material.
Here is a track that has the notable distinction of being the only song released by both Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. Overall, the live record Skin and Bones was just ok for me but this version of “Marigold” does it full justice with its arrangement and setting.
Tons of singles were released off of this album and it represented their first Grammy. It also was the first appearance of drummer Taylor Hawkins. With a little softer side and all of the other stuff going on you needed to close the album out with the sprawling “M.I.A.” which I thought was a solid ending to the record.
“Hell” is the shortest song on the double album at 1:57. It shows off Grohl’s controlled howl and it is just a big short rowdy song among all the big tunes that surrounded it.
The Foo Fighters and Dave have always had some punk roots. That should not be a surprise and this 55 second cover of Angry Samoans “Gas Chamber” tears it up. It is a track that may surprise some Foo Fighters fans but it makes me smile every time I hear it.
This song is almost a template for future Foo tracks with its soft vocal up front and springboard launch attack when Grohl sings “this is a black out.” It is a really big guitar track but still possesses those refined moments which the Foo Fighters are so good at pulling off.
The Foo’s debut was just good. It has real grit and clearly was not overproduced. “Good Grief” has a nice consistent rock groove and then has its moments where everything just goes nuts. It is just a solid rock n roll song.
I was so glad to hear the full on rock assault of Wasting Light. “White Limo” helps drive this fueled record with its distorted screams and scorching pace.
I always wished this song was included on the Foo Fighters debut. It is a track that pre-dates the Foo Fighters and was originally released under a previous group by Grohl named Late!. The song is excellent and set the light bright for this group early on.
-Feature by Christopher Anthony
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