New Music Review: Foo Fighter’s “White Limo” Is Good For The Heart

It seems Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters are battling with The Strokes for rights to the most anticipated album of the year in the band’s seventh studio release Wasting Light, due out April 12th, and have recently released the music video for the closing number on the 11-track collection “Walk.”

Since Grohl has claimed this will be the heaviest record of the Post-Grunge outfit’s 17-year career, thanks in part to the album’s producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Against Me, Jimmy Eat World), it only makes sense that the Foo would recruit Motorhead’s Lemmy to star in its new video as the whiskey swiggin’ chauffeur.  However, what is a little confusing, and unsettling, is the distortion effect placed on the lead vocals.  Grohl’s undoctored, powerful, and lionized roar is now masked, resembling a shrieking owl more than a king of the musical jungle.

That being said, “White Limo” is a true rager, a sonic defibrillator capable of bringing back the most deceased of Foo Fighters fans, and the vocals work well with the instrumentals.  As long as Grohl doesn’t screech like a banshee throughout the record’s duration, the Foo could have something special on its hands.

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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5 Responses to New Music Review: Foo Fighter’s “White Limo” Is Good For The Heart

  1. Sheil says:

    What the hell is this?

  2. rote7123 says:

    I’m not sure what they were trying to do here. Let’s just hope it doesn’t last throughout the entire record.

  3. Thank a lot good post!

  4. Drew says:

    @sheil and rote7123

    I’m guessing you guys haven’t heard much of the Foos’ earlier material. Try ‘Weenie Beenie’ and/or ‘Wattershed’ for precursors.

  5. Bob says:

    Foo Fighters will never be what they were back in the Monkey Wrench days, but white limo isn’t that bad.

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