Bawitdablog: The Fresh Fighter

Bawitdablog: Revisiting ’90s jamz with as few Kid Rock references as possible (title notwithstanding).

With the new Foo Fighters album becoming available online during the past 24 hours it felt appropriate to continue this journey back into the ’90s with a look at the group’s first crossover hit: “Big Me.” With other standouts from the Foo’s debut album including such hard-hitting tracks as “I’ll Stick Around” and “This is a Call,” “Big Me” was definitely an unexpected outlier in terms of the LP’s sound. Additionally, the release of the song as a single, and more importantly a music video, marked a significant turn in the way the group promoted itself. Not only did the track reveal a softer musical side of the band to listeners, but in spoofing a series of notorious Mentos commercials, the music video became the band’s first to reflect the group’s charming sense of humor; a trend that has continued through the years, most recently showing up in the clip for “White Limo.” While it won’t be released in stores until April 12, Wasting Light can be heard in its entirety via Soundcloud. (Yes, a major label release legally available for streaming via a relevant and useful service: Thank you Foo Fighters!)


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4 comments for “Bawitdablog: The Fresh Fighter

  1. Jan Bossing
    April 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM

    Foo were on SNL last night! I was surprised at how different they sounded on their different sets, but I guess that’s part of the plan!?!

  2. April 11, 2011 at 1:41 AM

    I have yet to check the performance out, but I really can’t pin down what it is the band is trying to do right now. Think they’ve gone about as far as they can, to be honest.

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