Dave Grohl - Play

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DML71, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. DML71

    DML71 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just listening to this at the moment. Dave plays all the instruments on this track, goes on for a bit but I think that's the point!
     
  2. 9 Volt

    9 Volt That cat's something I can't explain

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    Just watched the entire thing. I like Dave Grohl and always have. I respect him as an artist. But honestly I'm not sure what he was trying to achieve here other than proving to himself that he could do it.

    I thought the track started out very strong and it has interesting dynamics all the way through it. But at a certain point I started to lose interest. It just started to seem as if Dave threw together a bunch of unfinished Foo Fighters song ideas into one long piece.

    Also, at least for me, a super long rock track such as this suffers without vocals and shall I say a few 'prog' style extended solos on guitar and keys. Dave is extremely talented but he is not what I would call a virtuoso on any instrument.

    Overall it is impressive though. He is truly a one man band here. But for me the song's length without vocals/solos turns it into an exercise in self indulgence.

    Just my 2 cents!
     
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  3. Mo0g

    Mo0g Forum Resident

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    This thread will be a honeypot for all the Grohl haters :)
     
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  4. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

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    I like it, but agree it could use vocals and more soloing.

    Jazz flute wouldn't hurt, either.
     
  5. 9 Volt

    9 Volt That cat's something I can't explain

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    Why do people hate Dave Grohl?
     
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  6. JasonA

    JasonA Forum Resident

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    This perfectly sums up my opinion of this project as well.
     
  7. 9 Volt

    9 Volt That cat's something I can't explain

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    So (once again) can someone tell me why people hate Dave Grohl?
     
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  8. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    He should can the guitar, singing and anything else and do the one thing he's good at - doing PR. Oh sorry, the drumming.
     
  9. JasonA

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    I think it's mostly for his ubiquitousness, coupled with a perception that the Foo Fighters music is bland corporate rock. Not my sentiments, just summarizing what I've read in other threads like this one:
    Foo Fighters - Are We Sick of Them?
     
  10. 9 Volt

    9 Volt That cat's something I can't explain

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    Ok. Yeah, I get that. I'd agree that many later FF tunes sound like reworked copies of previous FF tunes. But their early albums are great.

    Regarding the PR thing, yes it does seem as if Grohl is always everywhere, pushing the 'relevance' of whatever he's doing at the moment. That can get old quickly.

    Still, I don't think these things qualify him to actually be hated. Boring at times? Certainly. Hated? I wouldn't go quite that far.
     
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  11. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    I don't hate DG but find his band boring as all get out. Everything out of them sounds the same to me.
     
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  12. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    This is freaking awesome. The sound quality, even on the youtube clip, is very good. I have ordered the vinyl. \m/

    I could listen to him drum all day. I wish Them Crooked Vultures would put out another album and re-master the first one (which sounds appalling on vinyl).
     
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  13. Opeth

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    whats wrong with the vinyl ? crap mastering or bad pressing ?
     
  14. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    Mastering. Atrocious. Sounds like it's been squished into a tiny box.
     
  15. Opeth

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    so the cd is probably even worse? that's a huge bummer...
     
  16. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    Not sure haven't heard it.
     
  17. Spaceboy

    Spaceboy Forum Resident

    I find Foo Fighters boring after the first two albums. First two albums are very good, and the most recent one isn't too bad but not up there with the first two.
     
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  18. Moshe V

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    I don’t hate him.
    I just don’t see what people think is so great about him.
    Don’t hate him, just indifferent.
     
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  19. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    Wasting Light is their best, IMO.
     
  20. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    The most interesting thing he has done, to me, post Nirvana was that album guesting all those rock heroes of yore.
     
  21. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    Did you not like Them Crooked Vultures? That’s fantastic IMO.
     
  22. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

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    Album list - Dynamic Range Database

    Gonna check this out and if I like the music I might try the 2lp... The dynamic range tells a different story than you're telling ... Either that or it's mixed completely like trash ... The cd does look like poo though. I wish these record companies or whoever would wake up.
     
  23. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    My copy sounds terrible, like it’s squished into a very small, very flat box. Please prove me wrong and try for yourself. Perhaps there was another mastering or something...
     
  24. vinyl diehard

    vinyl diehard Two-Channel Forever

    Never heard them.
     
  25. Dorian75

    Dorian75 Forum President

    Do you like Led Zeppelin, Nirvana and/or Queens of the Stone Age?
     

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