Day Three of My Week with the Foo Fighters and today it is 'Learn to Fly'.
This was the first single from their album There is Nothing Left To Lose released in 1999. It reached number 21 in the UK singles chart.
The song is fab. Not as heavy and snarly as their later stuff. This is actually quite light sounding. Its still guitar and drums, but sounds more alternative rock than hard rock. Dave Grohl can really sing, and sounds great on this one. What he doesn't do is the big heavy riffs and screaming vocals. Much more easy listening, still a great record.
The best bit by far is this video. Its the band getting on a plane. They also play other parts - such as Dave Grohl as a pigtailed teenage girl and a camp flight attendant!! Jack Black and Kyle Gass aka Tenacious D are smuggling drugs and said drugs end up in the coffee. Cue much hilarious scenes of the passengers high on drugs!! The pilots are incapable of flying the plane, so the band have to step up to learn to fly.
This is a fun, upbeat track and the award winning video is just amazing. Brilliant track. Go take a listen if you haven't heard it before. Let me know what you think.
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