Day One of My Week with the Foo Fighters and to kick us off its the fabulous 'My Hero'.
'My Hero' was released as a single in 1998. It was the third single from their second album 'The Colour and the Shape'.
This is a rock song make no mistake. Its all big guitars and drums, Dave Grohl snarling and singing in his fantastic rock vocals. He just packs so much power in those vocals, that it makes you want to mosh.
The song is all about the everyday hero. Its depicted in this video which accompanied the song as a man rushing back into a fire to rescue a baby, a dog and a precious photograph. You don't see his face, as he is that man. The everyday hero.
As he rushes back in through the smoke, Grohl and the band are inside, playing the song. It is a powerful song this one. It is what has now become the Foo Fighters distinctive style. It reached number 21 in the UK charts, so it was quite a success. Its much better than the position reflects but not everyone likes rock.
I think this is a fantastic song. It sounds as good now as it did back then. Go take a listen, let me know what you think.
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