Monday, February 11, 2013
My Music Monday
I recognize the importance that Nirvana played in the history of rock music, but it is impossible to tell if they could have sustained that level of talent of relevancy had Kurt Cobain lived.
Save for a few songs, I wasn't so enamored of their music. There. I said it.
However, I thought Dave Grohl was an incredible drummer for the band and was happy to see that he went on to form Foo Fighters. The "bands" first disk was pretty much, if not all, Grohl himself. Only after did he bring other members on for full-time duties.
A one man band is pretty impressive and I'll be honest to not know until that time that he was a multi-instrumentalist. A good one.
Eventually, he settled on guitar, though now and again he played underwhelming drum parts on albums for Garbage and Queens of the Stone Age. Maybe he didn't want to overshadow their bands - I don't know.
I've always found the Foos music to be more accessible than Nirvana. Each album has a handful of very good songs and Grohl always seemed way more down to earth and just funny.
I'm actually looking forward to seeing his movie, Sound City.
There were a number of Foo Fighter songs I could have selected from. Arguably their more recognizable was "Fly" - and it is a fine song. But I was more partial to two others: "the Best of You" or "the Pretender".
I went for the latter.
I'm not a fan of the treadmill, but it is a great song to run to, but it's a great song to bike to as well. And it's great to crank up in the car.........at least while I'm alone.