I am not of the grunge generation, I was aware of the genre and owned more than a few albums. I don’t remember where I was when I heard Kurt was dead. I respected then, and do so even more now what Nirvana and Pearl Jam birthed in Seattle.
But damned if I am not thankful for the influence grunge played in today’s music and a huge part of that is due to the musical genius of Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s drummer and leader of Foo Fighters. It is not a big exaggeration to say Dave is the one man champion who has kept rock alive through the degenerative period popular music is currently residing in.
The last few Foo Fighters albums have been masterful and in my humble opinion, groundbreaking. Sonic Highways is a travelog of the musically important cities in America. There is a story and song written and recorded in each city and it is all available as a multi-episode documentary. As for my thoughts, It is good, it is really, really fucking good.
Sonic Highways is the eighth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on November 10, 2014, through RCA Records] As part of a companion HBO television series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, the band recorded eight songs for the album, each in a different US city: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.It is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.The album’s lead single “Something from Nothing” was released on October 16, 2014.