Thursday 24 February 2011

Foo Fighters - Rope

Now THIS is more like it.

Last week I reviewed White Limo, released by the Foos as a taste of the new album 'Wasting Light'.  I wasn't massively impressed.  But now we have Rope, the first official single.  With this track the Foos are definitely back on form.

Rather than the incoherent screaming of White Limo, Rope is much more melodic.  Once the opening reverbed chords strike, you know you're in for a treat.  Then the guitar riff hits in full and the rock is truly rolling.  It's catchy as hell and full of raw energy, with a classic Foos chorus.  We're even treated to both drum and guitar solos in the middle eight as the band show off their talent.  If this is indicative of the new album, then it's definitely been worth the wait (I'll just have to skip White Limo...).

Dave Grohl - Godlike genius?  On the merits of this track: absolutely.