Episode 88 – Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (Part 2)

Rock Roulette Podcast
Episode 88 - Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (Part 2)

Episode 88 is here! We finish up the second side of the Foo Fighters debut album, 1995’s Foo Fighters! What will the second side give us? Stay Tuned!

Foo Fighters is the debut studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on July 4, 1995, through Roswell and Capitol Records. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl wrote the entire album. He recorded it himself in six days with the assistance of producer Barrett Jones at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. Grohl said that he recorded the album just for fun, describing it as a cathartic experience to recover from the suicide of Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain. The album is considered to have started the post-grunge genre.

After Grohl completed the recordings, he chose the name “Foo Fighters” for the project to hide his identity, and passed cassette copies of the sessions to personal friends. When the tapes attracted record label interest, Grohl signed with Capitol and recruited a full band to perform the songs live. The album was promoted through extensive tours and six singles, two of which were accompanied by music videos.

Upon its release, Foo Fighters earned positive reviews, praising its songwriting and performances, and was also a commercial success, becoming the band’s second-best-selling album in the United States. It also peaked within the top five of charts of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Foo Fighters
Dave Grohl – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, drums, production

Additional Musicians
Greg Dulli – additional guitar on “X-Static”

Steve Culp
– engineering
Tim Gabor – art direction, album design
Barrett Jones – production
Stephen Marcussen – mastering
Tom Rothrock – mixing
Rob Schnapf – mixing

Curt Doughty – photography
Jaq Chartier – jacket artwork
Charles Peterson – photography
Jeff Ross – photography
Jennifer Youngblood – cover photo, photography

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