Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose
Left To Say
probably heard a lot about Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.
You've seen interviews with Dave and his short hair. You've
heard about the spring tour with The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
You hear them constantly on rock radio. But if you have the
band's latest record, There Is Nothing Left To Lose,
you might suspect that the band's glory days will soon be
two records with Capitol, the Foo Fighters switched labels
to RCA for this one, but it's a case of different label, same
old music. Bottom line is that the band has made three very
similar albums now. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
AC/DC has made the same record about twenty times, but eventually
the general public will get bored, and only the band's hardcore
fans will stay loyal unless Grohl and company find a spark
of fresh creativity pretty fast. Maybe
a more appropriate title fo this album would have been We
Have Nothing Left To Say.
people have pointed out the close similarities between the
main riff of the song "Gimme Stitches" and Foghat's 70s classic
"Slow Ride." Check it out yourself. It's just more evidence
of the band's lack of creativity. It must be hard writing
new material with the whole world waiting and expecting a
lot, but others have done just fine in the same situation.
clear that Grohl is writing from a formula. He continues to
churn out the same catchy pop/rock tunes with very singable
melodies, but little substance.
has never really got beyond the funny videos. At least visually
they're on the cutting edge. The CD is even enhanced so that
you can watch a video message from Dave on your PC. The reality
is that they need all these extra attractions because musically
interesting track is the opener, "Stacked Actors" The main
riff of the song is the most Nirvana-like thing on the album.
Courtney Love interpreted the lyrics as a personal attack.
Other than that angry blast, the rest of the record is shiny,
poppy pop rock.
that Kurt Cobain was the one who gave Nirvana its edginess.
With each passing album, Foo Fighters sound more and more
like Nirvana neutered.
break out the Mentos and smile. Even with all the stagnation,
the Foo Fighters are better than most bands around today.
However, if you're a casual fan reading this who has a previous
Foo Fighters album and is still undecided about if you should
buy this one, don't bother. If you have one, you have them
all. Stick with the debut album. It has the most heart of
the three. The band's been on cruise control ever since.