You know those lame free channels that you get on DirectTV that never have anything good on them? Well last night I was completely blown away by an airing of the absolutely kickass Foo Fighters show last summer to a sold out Hyde Park crowd of 85,000 blokes and birds. A friend once told me that the best show he ever attended (ever) was a Foo Fighters show back in the day, and I remember receiving this news with a bit of incredulity at the time (“You mean, as in EVER?”).
After watching this set, I understand that possibility now. It has all become clear.
FOO FIGHTERS (all good and plugged-in)
Hyde Park, London
DVD Audio Rip
June 17, 2006
In Your Honor
All My Life
Best of You
Times Like These
Learn To Fly
Shake Your Blood (with Lemmy from Motorhead)
Tie Your Mother Down (with Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Taylor on vox)
This performance was released as a second bonus DVD disc for the UK version of the recent live concert DVD Skin and Bones. The main disc is acoustic (as was the set I saw from them just a few months after this was taped); the Hyde Park show is definitely not. Cathartic and fervently intense, I am absolutely loving this and wish I could have been there. Fancy that.