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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dave Grohl Shows How To Write A Hit

You just gotta love Foo Fighter's frontman Dave Grohl. Although he sits among the elite of the business, he still doesn't take himself too seriously. Although he approaches songwriting in a very tongue-in-cheek way in this video, he does indeed show a formula that's been used in hundreds of hits since the 20's. Contrived, yes, but sometimes it happens to work.

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Anonymous said...

I realize that this is tongue-in-cheek, but honestly, the Foo Fighters
music really feels this safe and banal.

Anonymous said...

Dave Grohl also knows how to suck. 3 chord songs and just scream into the mic. poo fighters.

Steve said...

Personally I like Dave. He seems to love what he does and he's a great performer. I don't go to FF for deep, meaningful stuff, although some is a bit moody. Mostly they produce fun music and there's nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it, you don't have the listen :)

I listen to lots of other rock, prog and assorted weird stuff, but FF seem to get a lot of plays.

Riff said...

Anonymous, some of the best songs ever written are 3 chord ones. You probably couldn't write a hook to save your life.

ThePro said...

Anonymous (3/8), you probably could never write anything approaching a hit. Foo Fighter lyrics are banal and meaningless but Dave Grohl comes up with great melodies and riffs.

Anonymous said...

Adjective: So lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
They seem like a update of the "happy-hour blues band" concept, but for ageing rock fans (I am one) so it's in an arena setting. All good players, acting out the cliche's. I'm not trying to stop anyone from listening to them though.


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