The Foo Fighters at Red Rocks were loud last night — some of the highest decibel levels I’ve heard in a while (I’m not complaining, I just can’t hear you).
It’s obvious to anyone who has seen these guys that Dave Grohl simply adores being a frontman, and has found his calling in life. His affability greased the wheels of the show and trickled into everything they performed — it was such a fun night. Musically it was a treat to watch Taylor Hawkins (the man, the myth, the machine) and Pat Smear (formerly of The Germs) play, as well as the two kickass women on their impressive stringed instruments (a cello and a violin methinks, but I was never an orchestra kid so it could be, like, a viola or something).
And in a move akin to listening to the band you just saw in the car on the ride home…
FOO FIGHTERS 6-PACK
Never Talking To You Again (Husker Du cover, live on BBC 1)
Times Like These (acoustic)
Keep The Car Running (Arcade Fire cover)
The Pretender (live on the Grammys, 02-10-08)
Kiss The Bottle (b-side, Jawbreaker cover)