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Foo Fighters — My Hero
Album: The Colour and the Shape
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1199








Released: 1997
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Too alarming now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Don't the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Kudos, my hero
Leaving all the best
You know my hero
The one that's on

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary
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Say what you will about the the Foos and their music, but Dave Grohl seems like a genuinely solid dude.  
Nickelback Rules!
Lotsa hate comments for a 7.1 rating.
 UK_guy wrote:
Well, my son went to his first festival last summer - Reading, Foi Fighters headlining. He was completely blown away. Came home, got the guitar he never played out of the roof, and hasn’t put it down since. He plays, records, composes- all inspired by Foo Fighters and the sound and atmosphere they generate live. 
 

That's awesome.
I have a lot of respect for Grohl as a musician and sort of entrepreneur.
What plays to his disadvantage is the amount of music that is published by FF. Some of the more classic hits do actually contain a hook or a riff that is well worth the praise.
This, however, gets paired to a whole load of songs that cannot differentiate themselves enough to be noticeable.
For Grohl, the adage of 'Live and let live' certainly holds truth. Likeable personality, of certain importance in modern musical history and outstanding multi-instrumentalist.
7 for me

 pvg44 wrote:

After trying to like them for a long time now, I think I have come to this conclusion.  I don't think they're bad as much as they are overrated.  They write songs of the type that end up being used in sports montages.  But not everyone likes what I like and that's a good thing.






 scrubbrush wrote:
I'm 50. Dead center of the demographic for the Foo Fighters. I did not like this song (or FF, particularly) when this came out in the 90s, but i love it now.
I don't think it's especially overplayed (probably because because i stopped listening to commercial rock radio around the time i first discovered RP back in the Napster era .). 
I especially like Dave Grohl. He seems like a solid dude.
 
Couldn't agree more.  Grohl's ethic is to uplift and give back than to be too cool for school.  If you (or any other RP'ers) are looking for movie recommendations, check out his film, Sound City.  It's a film documenting the famous recording studio and its staff, Grohl's introduction to it in recording Nevermind, his efforts to preserve its most famous console, and reuniting world class studio alum musicians in recorded jams.  You often find it online free to stream. 
I'm 50. Dead center of the demographic for the Foo Fighters. I did not like this song (or FF, particularly) when this came out in the 90s, but i love it now.
I don't think it's especially overplayed (probably because because i stopped listening to commercial rock radio around the time i first discovered RP back in the Napster era .). 
I especially like Dave Grohl. He seems like a solid dude.
 pvg44 wrote:

After trying to like them for a long time now, I think I have come to this conclusion.  I don't think they're bad as much as they are overrated.  They write songs of the type that end up being used in sports montages.  But not everyone likes what I like and that's a good thing.
 
I'm a bigger fan of Dave Grohl than I am of the Foo Fighters, who are good but not great.
FYI:  "Foo Fighters"  were  UFOs that were spotted by  US bomber crews and fighter pilots over Europe during WW2.  ...Google it. ...very interesting
Well, my son went to his first festival last summer - Reading, Foi Fighters headlining. He was completely blown away. Came home, got the guitar he never played out of the roof, and hasn’t put it down since. He plays, records, composes- all inspired by Foo Fighters and the sound and atmosphere they generate live. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
And ya wonder why RnR is dead/dying? 
 

Oooh I don't like this and keep hearing more of this style so I'll go ahead and declare the whole genre as dying/dead because this does not fit my blinkered view of what constitutes RnR.
STFU and press PSD already!
I was almost sure we were about to hear that XTC are only thinking of Nigel...

Blasphemy I'm sure.
 MattRudely wrote:

Most self-evident, pointless comeback ever.


The saviours of RnR. So it's definitely dead. Grohl's compositional formula is too narrow, he belongs behind the drums. Being rock's mister nice fun guy isn't sufficient. Bit less Dave, bit more Josh. That's my opinion. 
 
Watch out  Matt, 

It's not politically  correct to criticize  this band.   

Dave is my hero.
 jp33442 wrote:

That’s your opinion 
 
Most self-evident, pointless comeback ever.


The saviours of RnR. So it's definitely dead. Grohl's compositional formula is too narrow, he belongs behind the drums. Being rock's mister nice fun guy isn't sufficient. Bit less Dave, bit more Josh. That's my opinion. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
And ya wonder why RnR is dead/dying? 
 
That’s your opinion 
This has always been one of my Fav Nirvana songs
And ya wonder why RnR is dead/dying? 
Not my favorite Foos tune --- that would probably be Rope --- but full credit to these guys for keeping the rock flame burning.
I liked Foo Fighters in my high school/college days. Not really my jam anymore though. Not even the nostalgia is doing it for me today.
 idiot_wind wrote:

You are exactly right!  They've been following the same "thud and drone" formula for 20 years! They are so monotonic, predictable, boring.

 But watch it...they have a legion of fans on RP, who think they are the greatest RnR band ever.

 So speak truth to power! These guys suck!
 
So bloweth the wind off of the...
LOL!  The wiki page says they used to be known as "The Holy Shits" - HAHAHAHA!!!
Still at a 6 for this one though....Long Live RP!!
Why are these guys always screaming? It's too much for me. Like the previous comment says I want to like them but I just can't seem to get on board.
This sounds like CREED
<sarcasm> These guys are so good, they're playing at the Super Bowl. </sarcasm>
My heart felt so bad today when the distortion kicked in I felt better
 swart wrote:
I hate this immensely. It would be great if RP could just skip all the songs below a certain rating. Getting tired of the repetition.
 
Below what rating, exactly?  This is currently at average 7.
I hate this immensely. It would be great if RP could just skip all the songs below a certain rating. Getting tired of the repetition.
Just saw them recently here in St. Louis, great show. So much energy and just a good time.
DO NOT CHALLENGE the UNDISPUTED FIGHTERS OF FOO!!
FF are the "modern" rock as I like it : sharp, simple but not too much, great riffs and a solid rythm :) 
Meh. 
Saw them play live in Dublin with my boys around 2005 when FF where just at (or only slightly past) their peak and before Dave Grohl started shouting instead if singing his songs.

A great concert at a time when I thought my teenage boys would never see one of their (and my) favourite bands -  special moment for a proud father to have pulled this off.
foo fighters have should have their own genre. they're that good.

but ya, i can see that they don't fit the RP subculture that holds the belief that popular music should layered with complexities and nuances. 

long live rock and roll!!! 
 WhiteWater wrote:
I don't like Foo Fighters. I don't own any of their music, and never listen to them. And yet, every time a FF song comes up in rotation I immediately know who it is. I think this is pretty damning evidence that all of their bloody songs sound exactly the same.

 
After trying to like them for a long time now, I think I have come to this conclusion.  I don't think they're bad as much as they are overrated.  They write songs of the type that end up being used in sports montages.  But not everyone likes what I like and that's a good thing.
 kingart wrote:
Not enough drumming. 

 
More cowbell!
Like my buddy says, Foo Fighters are keeping R&R alive by themselves...
Easiest 10 ever :)
 WhiteWater wrote:
I don't like Foo Fighters. I don't own any of their music, and never listen to them. And yet, every time a FF song comes up in rotation I immediately know who it is. I think this is pretty damning evidence that all of their bloody songs sound exactly the same.

 
You are exactly right!  They've been following the same "thud and drone" formula for 20 years! They are so monotonic, predictable, boring.

 But watch it...they have a legion of fans on RP, who think they are the greatest RnR band ever.

 So speak truth to power! These guys suck!
There goes my eardrums
Not enough drumming. 
 WhiteWater wrote:
I don't like Foo Fighters. I don't own any of their music, and never listen to them. And yet, every time a FF song comes up in rotation I immediately know who it is. I think this is pretty damning evidence that all of their bloody songs sound exactly the same.

 
That doesn't really follow.  It is evidence that their songs are distinctive, perhaps.
I don't like Foo Fighters. I don't own any of their music, and never listen to them. And yet, every time a FF song comes up in rotation I immediately know who it is. I think this is pretty damning evidence that all of their bloody songs sound exactly the same.
Could've sworn RP played this before this year. My favorite FF song.  
There seems to be a logical argument that this song is about Kurt.  Dave has never said that it is but has said that it is about the punk era as he was embracing the movement and seeing all the people involved and the courage to just go out and start a band and get involved.  It lends itself more to his love for the music scene and all the folks involved than just one sentimental tribute. Inspired choice for Radio Paradise as always.  Keep up the great work - great station.
My Favorite song from my favorite album from my favorite band. Rock on Dave!
Love it!
Wow first time on RP? Great to hear it ....

and my rating of '8' raised the overall rating from 4 to 6.