Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Currently Watching: Foo Fighters: Back and Forth


Title:  Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (Official, IMDB, Amazon, Hulu, Wikipedia)

Without a doubt, the Foo Fighters are one of the biggest bands in the world.  Better than that, they are also one of the best bands in the world.  And, at least based on this film and all of the interviews that I watched with them over the years, they are a band of guys who appreciate what they have and remember where they come from. 

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth tracks the 18 year career of the band from its simple beginnings as a demo tape that Dave Grohl produced completely on his own, to the selling out of Wembley Stadium, to the production of their 2011 Grammy Award winning album Wasting Light.  The documentary includes interviews with members of the band (past and present) along with live footage, family photos, and footage from various news/media sources and tells the story of each member of the band and how they came to be part of the Foo Fighters. 

This is an excellent documentary that actually made me like this band even more.  I’ve always been a fan of the Foo Fighters but after having watched Back and Forth, even more so.  This is a must for any fan of the band or anyone who is at all fascinated with the story behind how rock bands come to be and gain success.  

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