Originally Posted by noisereductions
I get you. And I think straightforward rock is just comforting to my ears these days. Not that I don't like other stuff of course. But sure, Foos and Weezer and whatever is def straightforward. No doubt.
I've mentioned recently that in a weird way this "dentists office rock" is almost interesting outsider music to me because... I don't know who else is listening to it besides me haha. I guess it's Nu Dad Rock tho. Or whatever you wanna call it.
Does the new Foos sound like nothing they did before? Nah. It does sound darker and has a QOTSA vibe I guess. It's kind of proggy at times. Eh. I'm not urging you to listen. But it's a good album. Damn good to my ears.
I still think Songs For The Deaf is great. I kind of put it up there next to Rated R really.
I'm surprised Smear came off somewhat jerky to you. He seems like a nice dude in interviews or whatever. Though, I don't think any other "rock star" nowadays has Nicest Guy Award level reputation that Grohl does haha.
The Pat Smear thing is complicated. I didnít talk to him more than to introduce myself, but I observed him, and I didnít really like what I saw. Thatís all. This was in 1996, I think.
QOTSA = SELF-TITLED > Rated R > Songs for the Deaf