As I’ve said before Harmonix really like Foo Fighters, and/or the Foos really like Rock Band, because this week we had more tracks from the band (plus some from Nirvana, where of course Grohl cut his teeth as a drummer before emerging from the shadows as a bloody good all-rounder) which is great in my book. Despite this year’s album being a little too easy-listening for my tastes, Foo Fighters remain one of my favourite bands of the last decade or so.
My last ‘must have’ track was The Pretender, and that got delivered this week, along with Best of You (also a great track) and a couple from the new album, Wheels and Word Forward, which are ok but I can take or leave (in this case, leave). I actually think my list is all Foo-ed out now. Not that I’d resist if they added more to choose from of course 😉
The Nirvana tracks I’m sure are welcome for their dedicated fans, but once again they deftly manage to avoid the tracks I’d pay money for - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Lithium and Come As You Are. I’m not a huge Nirvana fan, clearly they were ground-breaking for their time, but too many of their tracks sound too much alike for my post teen angst tastes. Only those 3 really stand out for me as worth a purchase; the rest feel a bit like rearrangements of the same songs.
And the Joan Jett track? Hmm. Great video for laughing at crap video effects though. 😀