Foo Fighters – Skin And Bones

Rather than me type it all out, here’s the relevant info:

Skin and Bones is a live acoustic album by Foo Fighters released on November 7, 2006. The 15-track set was recorded on August 29, 30 and 31, 2006 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles and spotlights an expanded eight-piece lineup featuring violinist/singer Petra Haden, former Germs/Nirvana/Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear, Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, and percussionist Drew Hester. Haden and Jaffee had appeared as guest musicians on the band’s previous studio album, In Your Honor. A three-song encore consists of Grohl’s solo performances of “Friend of a Friend”, “Best of You”, and “Everlong”. The album debuted at number 21 on the Billboard 200, selling about 49,000 copies in its first week. This was also the album’s peak position on the chart.

Excellent, with that out of the way, it frees me up to write about my gut reaction to the album!

I got this for cheap, at work, and I quite enjoyed it. I’m not the hugest Foos fan, though I own a couple of their records. That said, I do generally like when their songs come on, and then I think I oughta own more, then I wonder why I don’t…

This is a cool set, some hits, and songs you oughta know. Like the Nirvana MTV Unplugged set, songs get reworkings and become new beasts. Honestly, I like some of these versions better, especially the ones that were originally big rockers now turned to strong stripped back tunes.

I’d be interested to see the DVD, and not just for the extra tracks. I get the feeling the power of the show, which comes through well on the CD, would be even more enhanced by seeing them in action.

In Sum:

Right on. Bought on a whim, this was a mighty damn good set.

 

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The Tracks: Razor / Over And Out / Walking After You / Marigold / My Hero / Next Year / Another Round / Big Me / Cold Day In The Sun / Skin And Bones / February Stars / Times Like These / Friend Of A Friend / Best Of You / Everlong

The DVD has a slightly different track order, and several extra tracks: Intro, On The Mend, Still, See You, What If I Do, and Ain’t It The Life.

22 thoughts on “Foo Fighters – Skin And Bones

  1. 2loud2oldmusic says:

    I am in both camps. I really like the first few albums, but hadn’t listened to them much lately. Good review and maybe next time I am in the mood for them, I will throw this on.

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  2. stephen1001 says:

    The acoustic set intrigues me – this is another of those bands (and it appears I’m not alone!) was one of those groups that I’d felt I’d heard what I needed to hear by about the year 2000.
    But this might change my mind!

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          Excellent, a track on the DVD!

          I’ve never understood why some releases are different, why one has more tracks. To make us buy both? I’d buy both, as a fan, anyway. Remember the Trews acoustic set? At least three different releases, all with different tracks amongst common tracks. Get bent, boys! Haha

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          1. mikeladano says:

            Well you’re right, it’s so we’ll buy it twice…and you’re also right, get bent! Haha. But…I keep feeding the machine with my buying habits, so I’ll get bent while we’re at it! I don’t mind at all though, when iTunes offer the song for individual sale. And sometimes that changes…there will be a bonus track that you have to buy the whole album for, and sometimes later they drop that restriction.

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            1. keepsmealive says:

              I promise you here and now, if I’m ever in a band, and if we ever reach a point where we’re releasing a live album and DVD, the track lists on both will be the same, goddamn it.

              That’s a lot of ifs, but I’ll stand by it!

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  3. 1537 says:

    I like Dave Grohl and I really like the first two Foo LPs but … they bore me after that. None of it’s bad but it just doesn’t grab me, so if it’s okay I’ll pass.

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