- Published on Sunday, June 05 2011
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Dave Grohl sure has come a long way from being hidden in the background behind a drumset and Kurt Cobain’s thundering angst. Not only did the Nirvana drummer manage to break out on his own and front a new band, he completely reinvented his image.
The music stayed relatively the same – that is, awesome – but Grohl infused his new project known as the Foo Fighters with something that Nirvana was desperately lacking: a sense of humor.
Yes, Nirvana was amazing, changed music, defined a generation, etc. But you can’t deny that Cobain took himself painfully seriously. Not without reason, I’m sure. But the way in which Dave Grohl’s post-Nirvana persona has proven to be such a stark contrast to his early Grunge days is pretty striking. One wonders what might have become of him and his offerings to the music world had Kurt lived and Nirvana carried on…
But that’s all moot now. Fact of the matter is, Nirvana is no more, but Grohl carries on with his Foos, and we’re pretty happy about it. They’ve not only given us some amazing music but some pretty memorable music videos to boot. And – good news! – a brand new one has just been released!
Wasting Light, the band’s seventh studio album, was released in April and has already yielded a #1 hit, “Rope.” Their next single is “Walk”, and it’s pure Foos. So is the video, which, in typical FF fashion, takes a seemingly stark situation and puts a satirical spin on it. This video is a take-off on the 1993 drama Falling Down, in which Michael Douglas is sick and tired of The Man and flips his shiz, going on a major crime spree. Grohl’s misadventures aren’t quite so hardcore – unless beating a convenience store cashier with a handful of Slim Jims is considered a felony.
All ends well, though, when Dave ducks into a warehouse where he encounters his fellow Foo Fighters and they get down to the business that they do best – rocked the hell out.
Check out “Walk” below, followed by two other classic Foos videos, “Learn to Fly” and “Everlong”:
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor