Foo Fighters Wasting Light on 2LP
Foo Fighters’ anxiously anticipated seventh album, Wasting Light, produced by Butch Vig and mixed by Alan Moulder, was recorded entirely on analog tape in the garage of Dave Grohl’s home in California’s San Fernando Valley. The new record marks the Foo Fighters’ first full length effort with legendary producer Butch Vig, who previously produced new tracks “Wheels” and “Word Forward” on 2009’s Greatest Hits and with whom Dave Grohl (of course) first worked on Nirvana’s classic Nevermind.
Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic also makes a cameo, contributing bass and accordion to “I Should Have Known,” while former Nirvana touring guitarist and longtime extended FF family member Pat Smear now joins the permanent FF core of Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel and Chris Shiflett.
The album received its first public airing at a surprise gig Friday, January 28th at the minuscule Velvet Jones club in Santa Barbara, where the band ripped through the entire record from start to finish, and followed up with a crushing live collection of greatest hits and rarely played deep cuts including “Wattershed” from the band’s self-titled 1995 debut.
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Track Listing:
1. Bridge Burning
3. Dear Rosemary
4. White Limo
6. These Days
1. Back & Forth
2. A Matter Of Time
3. Miss The Misery
4. I Should Have Known