It’s been a great year for rock band Foo Fighters. Wasting Light, the band’s seventh studio album (and their first in four years), has sent several singles to the top of the Billboard rock charts. And at last month’s Grammy Awards, the band won in five of the six categories in which they were nominated, including Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance. They only lost Album of the Year, which went to Adele.
The remarkable thing about Wasting Light is its back-to-basics approach, having been recorded entirely on analog equipment in the garage of frontman David Grohl. Even more remarkable is the fact that after years of playing stages all over the world and winning numerous awards, Foo Fighters quite literally returned to being a “garage band” for this recording, and still managed to pull five Grammys out of it. Wasting Light has a raw, unpolished sound that really allows the band’s collective musicianship to shine. It’s like the band stripped off the veneer to show what they really are underneath: a really great rock band, pure and simple.
David Grohl’s acceptance speech for Best Rock Performance, in my opinion, really captures the heart behind their record, and the musical passion which motivates them as a band. I’ve included the video below because I couldn’t have said it any better.
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