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** It should be noted, however, that the Nirvana B-side "Marigold" was a Grohl composition that featured him on vocals. Grohl had already written and demoed most of the first album songs in 1992, and he had also released a self-released cassette album called ''Pocketwatch'' under the "Late!" pseuydonym. However, these would have been of minimal interest beyond the most obsessive member, but if Nirvana had stayed, it's possible Grohl might have broken out on his own anyway, given his various abilities.


** From "The Colour And The Shape", we have a fair few: An unreleased original "I'm Alone Again", a rerecorded "Butterflies", "The Colour And The Shape", "Dear Lover" and "Make A Bet", as well as a fair few covers. In fact, the group reportedly recorded twice as many songs as appear on the album, though a selection were picked. Some group members preferred tracks that were left off the LP.
** After Taylor Hawkins was hospitalised with an overdose, the group had grown tired of their initial Adam Kasper produced version of "One By One". As a result they kept the original "Tired Of You", rerecorded the remaining tracks they liked, discarded around 5 or 6 tracks they felt were sub-par and wrote new ones to replace them. Three of the tracks dropped from the initial LP were released, "The One" (a non-LP single), "Walking A Line" (released on the Special Edition) and "Normal" which ended up as a B-Side to "Times Like These". Like the "Million Dollar Demos" of the LP tracks that leaked (actually the original version of the LP), they have a slicker production sound than "One By One".

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** From "The ''The Colour And The Shape", Shape'', we have a fair few: An unreleased original "I'm Alone Again", a rerecorded "Butterflies", "The Colour And The Shape", Shape" (in spite of being the TitleTrack!), "Dear Lover" and "Make A Bet", Bet" (which the band later re-recorded as "Win or Lose" for a soundtrack), as well as a fair few covers. In fact, the group reportedly recorded twice as many songs as appear on the album, though a selection were picked. Some group members preferred tracks that were left off the LP.
** After Taylor Hawkins was hospitalised with an overdose, the group had grown tired of their initial Adam Kasper produced version of "One ''One By One".One''. As a result they kept the original "Tired Of You", rerecorded the remaining tracks they liked, discarded around 5 or 6 tracks they felt were sub-par and wrote new ones to replace them. Three of the tracks dropped from the initial LP were released, "The One" (a non-LP single), "Walking A Line" (released on the Special Edition) and "Normal" which ended up as a B-Side to "Times Like These". Like the "Million Dollar Demos" of the LP tracks that leaked (actually the original version of the LP), they have a slicker production sound than "One ''One By One".One''.



** ''One by One'', as the band was exhausted and pissed off. They also later felt they rushed into production, as they wanted to get back into it after Taylor OD'd. The entire album was re-recorded from scratch in just two weeks as no one liked what had been done before. Scrapping an entire finished album also meant ''One by One'' became one of the most expensive albums in rock history. The experience made everyone involved so miserable that they weren't even talking to eachother at rehearsals until Chris accidentaly started an argument that almost broke the band up. It took Dave going off to record with Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge before everyone had time to cool off again.

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** ''One by One'', as the band was exhausted and pissed off. They also later felt they rushed into production, as they wanted to get back into it after Taylor OD'd. The entire album was re-recorded from scratch in just two weeks as no one liked what had been done before. Scrapping an entire finished album also meant ''One by One'' became one of the most expensive albums in rock history. The experience made everyone involved so miserable that they weren't even talking to eachother each other at rehearsals until Chris accidentaly started an argument that almost broke the band up. It took Dave going off to record with Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge before everyone had time to cool off again.


* AwesomeDearBoy / CutSong: Once invited to make a song for a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie, Dave couldn't say no, and did "A320" for ''Film/Godzilla1998''. Dave considers it his favorite Foo Fighters song, and once he actually saw the movie, was relieved to see it was only "at the tail end of the end credits" given ''Godzilla'' [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30643 "was the worst movie we'd ever seen in our lives."]]

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* AwesomeDearBoy / CutSong: AwesomeDearBoy[=/=]CutSong: Once invited to make a song for a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie, Dave couldn't say no, and did "A320" for ''Film/Godzilla1998''. Dave considers it his favorite Foo Fighters song, and once he actually saw the movie, was relieved to see it was only "at the tail end of the end credits" given ''Godzilla'' [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30643 "was the worst movie we'd ever seen in our lives."]]



** The band were Letterman's final guest on his final episode of ''Late Night'' and once again performed "Everlong" to soudntrack a montage of moments from Letterman's long history as a late night host.

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** The band were Letterman's final guest on his final episode of ''Late Night'' and once again performed "Everlong" to soudntrack soundtrack a montage of moments from Letterman's long history as a late night host.



** Dave is not fond of ''One by One'', saying that 7 of the 11 tracks are subpar. He has said he never played the seven tracks again in his life, but that's technically incorrect.

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** Dave is not fond of ''One by One'', saying that 7 of the 11 tracks are subpar.sub-par. He has said he never played the seven tracks again in his life, but that's technically incorrect.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: ''The Colour And The Shape'' is the band's most widely regarded album, but the band are critical of it, feeling they've got a lot better since then, but that critics take no notice. This is illustrated in Nate Mendel's comments in the liner notes of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the album.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: ''The Colour And The and the Shape'' is the band's most widely regarded album, but the band are critical of it, feeling they've got a lot better since then, but that critics take no notice. This is illustrated in Nate Mendel's comments in the liner notes of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the album.



** ''The Colour And The Shape''. It was the first album as a full band (the self-titled was recorded almost entirely by Grohl), and Dave Grohl found it hard to direct the other band members. He found that drummer William Goldsmith could not reproduce the parts he wanted and had clashes with the album's producer Gil Norton. So he took a break, during which he recorded the drums himself and made Goldsmith quit the band in a manner Grohl regretted. The album sessions featured a number of songs that didn't get finished for the album such as "Alone Again" and an electric version of "Butterflies", two distinctly different 'fast' and 'slow' versions of "Up In Arms" (the album version being edited from two such takes, one half featuring Goldsmith's drumming and the other half Grohl's). The album remains Foo Fighters' best regarded release, but band themselves are not that fond of the album, feeling they were inexperienced and went on to better things. This is evidenced by the fact the label had to get Nate Mendel to write the liner notes for the booklet of the 10th Anniversary edition of the album rather than Grohl as intended. Mendel is critical of the album and notes that they always had to record albums twice, and half the songs didn't get used.

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** ''The Colour And The and the Shape''. It was the first album as a full band (the self-titled was recorded almost entirely by Grohl), and Dave Grohl found it hard to direct the other band members. He found that drummer William Goldsmith could not reproduce the parts he wanted and had clashes with the album's producer Gil Norton. So he took a break, during which he recorded the drums himself and made Goldsmith quit the band in a manner Grohl regretted. The album sessions featured a number of songs that didn't get finished for the album such as "Alone Again" and an electric version of "Butterflies", two distinctly different 'fast' and 'slow' versions of "Up In Arms" (the album version being edited from two such takes, one half featuring Goldsmith's drumming and the other half Grohl's). The album remains Foo Fighters' best regarded release, but band themselves are not that fond of the album, feeling they were inexperienced and went on to better things. This is evidenced by the fact the label had to get Nate Mendel to write the liner notes for the booklet of the 10th Anniversary edition of the album rather than Grohl as intended. Mendel is critical of the album and notes that they always had to record albums twice, and half the songs didn't get used.


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* ThrowItIn: Greg Dulli of Music/TheAfghanWhigs was sitting in on the ''Foo Fighters'' sessions and watching Dave record everything with producer Barrett Jones (the album was recorded in a week), and when Dave got to "X-Static", he asked Dulli if he wanted to play and handed him a guitar.

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* ThrowItIn: Greg Dulli of Music/TheAfghanWhigs was sitting in on the ''Foo Fighters'' sessions and watching Dave record everything with producer Barrett Jones (the album was recorded in a week), and when Dave got to "X-Static", he asked Dulli if he wanted to play and handed him a guitar.guitar.
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** Considering their lack of mention of it and Grohl's appearance at an AIDS awareness festival, it's pretty clear the band doesn't want to be reminded of their infamous support of the "AIDS isn't real" movement in their early years.


** ''One by One'', as the band was exhausted and pissed off. They also later felt they rushed into production, as they wanted to get back into it after Taylor OD'd. The entire album was re-recorded from scratch in just two weeks as no one liked what had been done before. Scrapping an entire finished album also meant ''One by One'' became one of the most expensive albums in rock history.

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** ''One by One'', as the band was exhausted and pissed off. They also later felt they rushed into production, as they wanted to get back into it after Taylor OD'd. The entire album was re-recorded from scratch in just two weeks as no one liked what had been done before. Scrapping an entire finished album also meant ''One by One'' became one of the most expensive albums in rock history. The experience made everyone involved so miserable that they weren't even talking to eachother at rehearsals until Chris accidentaly started an argument that almost broke the band up. It took Dave going off to record with Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge before everyone had time to cool off again.

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** From "The Colour And The Shape", we have a fair few: An unreleased original "I'm Alone Again", a rerecorded "Butterflies", "The Colour And The Shape", "Dear Lover" and "Make A Bet", as well as a fair few covers. In fact, the group reportedly recorded twice as many songs as appear on the album, though a selection were picked. Some group members preferred tracks that were left off the LP.
** After Taylor Hawkins was hospitalised with an overdose, the group had grown tired of their initial Adam Kasper produced version of "One By One". As a result they kept the original "Tired Of You", rerecorded the remaining tracks they liked, discarded around 5 or 6 tracks they felt were sub-par and wrote new ones to replace them. Three of the tracks dropped from the initial LP were released, "The One" (a non-LP single), "Walking A Line" (released on the Special Edition) and "Normal" which ended up as a B-Side to "Times Like These". Like the "Million Dollar Demos" of the LP tracks that leaked (actually the original version of the LP), they have a slicker production sound than "One By One".


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* RecycledTheme: The verse riff from "Gimme Stitches" is a slower version of the one from the The Colour And The Shape outtake "I'm Alone Again". They are otherwise quite different.


** When the band were the musical guests for an entire week of shows in 2014, Letterman [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-david-letterman-share-poignant-foo-fighters-miracle-story-20141016 recalled a heartwarming story]] where "Miracle", one of the band's obscure album cuts, was the soundtrack to a significant bonding moment between him and his son.

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** When the band were the musical guests for an entire week of shows in 2014, Letterman [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-david-letterman-share-poignant-foo-fighters-miracle-story-20141016 recalled a heartwarming story]] where "Miracle", one of the band's obscure album cuts, less popular singles, was the soundtrack to a significant bonding moment between him and his son.

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* CutSong: Dave's independent cassette release of the first album included "Winnebago" as part of its tracklisting, with three extra tracks consisting of "Wattershed", "Podunk" and "Butterflies". Ultimately the record company preferred "Wattershed" to "Winnebago" so it appeared on the official LP with "Winnebago" becoming a b-side to the first single "This Is A Call" along with "Podunk". The two tracks were reinstated on the Japanese release as well as US and Australian tour editions. "Butterflies" however remains exclusive to the cassette.

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* ChartDisplacement: The band didn't hit the Hot 100 or topped one of Billboard's Rock Charts until "Learn to Fly", meaning the hits from the first two albums ("This Is a Call", "Big Me", "Monkey Wrench", "Everlong"...) weren't that successful chart-wise. Related, the band only had three top 40 singles, "Learn to Fly", "Best of You" and "The Pretender" (which was actually the lowest of those even if it spent months atop the Rock Charts) - "All My Life" barely missed at #43.


* AwesomeDearBoy / CutSong: Once invited to make a song for a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie, Dave couldn't say no, and did "A320" for ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}''. Dave considers it his favorite Foo Fighters song, and once he actually saw the movie, was relieved to see it was only "at the tail end of the end credits" given ''Godzilla'' [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30643 "was the worst movie we'd ever seen in our lives."]]

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* AwesomeDearBoy / CutSong: Once invited to make a song for a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' movie, Dave couldn't say no, and did "A320" for ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}''.''Film/Godzilla1998''. Dave considers it his favorite Foo Fighters song, and once he actually saw the movie, was relieved to see it was only "at the tail end of the end credits" given ''Godzilla'' [[http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30643 "was the worst movie we'd ever seen in our lives."]]



** A few B-sides are only available in rare sources, namely vinyl singles, outside of YouTube - these include "Spill" and "Bangin'".

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** A few B-sides are only available in rare sources, namely vinyl singles, outside of YouTube Website/YouTube - these include "Spill" and "Bangin'".


*** UK Bonus Tracks "The Sign" (on ''In Your Honor''), "Once And For All (Demo)" (on ''Echoes Silence Patience & Grace'')

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*** UK Bonus Tracks "The Sign" (on ''In Your Honor''), "Once And For & for All (Demo)" [Demo]" (on ''Echoes Silence Patience & Grace'')Grace'') on the UK versions of the respective albums. (The latter appears as an [=iTunes=] bonus track.)


** It should be noted, however, that the Nirvana B-side "Marigold" was a Grohl composition that featured him on vocals. Grohl had already written and demoed most of the first album songs in 1992, and he had also released a self-released cassette album called "Pocketwatch" under the "Late!" pseuydonym. However, these would have been of minimal interest beyond the most obsessive member, but if Nirvana had stayed, it's possible Grohl might have broken out on his own anyway, given his various abilities.

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** It should be noted, however, that the Nirvana B-side "Marigold" was a Grohl composition that featured him on vocals. Grohl had already written and demoed most of the first album songs in 1992, and he had also released a self-released cassette album called "Pocketwatch" ''Pocketwatch'' under the "Late!" pseuydonym. However, these would have been of minimal interest beyond the most obsessive member, but if Nirvana had stayed, it's possible Grohl might have broken out on his own anyway, given his various abilities.


* BreakupBreakout: After all this time, it's easy to forget that Dave Grohl was once a member of [[Music/{{Nirvana}} one of the most important bands in history.]]
** It should be noted, however, that the Nirvana B-side "Marigold" was a Grohl composition that featured him on vocals. Grohl had already written and demoed most of the first album songs in 1992, and he had also released a self-released cassette album called "Pocketwatch" under the "Late!" pseuydonym. However, these would have been of minimal interest beyond the most obsessive member, but if Nirvana had stayed, it's possible Grohl might have broken out on his own anyway, given his various abilities.



** Dave is not fond of ''One By One'', saying that 7 of the 11 tracks are subpar. He has said he never played the 7 again in his life but that's technically incorrect.

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** Dave is not fond of ''One By by One'', saying that 7 of the 11 tracks are subpar. He has said he never played the 7 seven tracks again in his life life, but that's technically incorrect.


* DoingItForTheArt: ''Wasting Light'', Dave's love letter to analog recording, literally reviving its GarageBand days by recording in Dave's garage. It was a practice in the self-discipline a performer is required to have for it (the band practiced the songs until they were absolutely perfect before recording a single note).

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* DoingItForTheArt: ''Wasting Light'', Dave's love letter to analog recording, literally reviving its GarageBand days by recording in Dave's garage. It was also a practice in the self-discipline a performer is required to have for it (the when working with limited resources: the band practiced the songs for weeks until they were absolutely perfect before recording a single note).note.

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