Sonic Highways, is not just the new “Fooies” album, it’s also a TV show and a brand new concept that takes us on a musical journey, that includes well-known guests musicians on each track, including the likes of Joan Jett and Joe Walsh. Moreover, the eight-song album was recorded in eight different music studios across the states.
The album’s opening track “Something from Nothing,” is clearly inspired by the horrible events of The Great Chicago Fire, which cost the lives of almost 300 people back in 1971. The song features Chicago’s Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick as guest guitarist.
The Sonic Highways musical journey continues with “The Feast and the Famine” (recorded in Washington DC), “Congregation” (recorded at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, Tennessee), “What Did I Do? / God As My Witness” (Recorded in Austin, Texas), “Outside,” “In the Clear,” “Subterranean,” and “I Am a River,” a powerful ballad that features the legendary Joan Jett.
Purists might tend to compare Sonic Highways with previous Foo Fighters releases; however, this album is a monster on its own, it’s something fresh and different, that proves that Dave Grohl and his band mates Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, and drummer/singer Taylor Hawkins are not afraid to explore new areas by taking their unique rock music style to a brand new level, transforming it into an audiovisual trip across USA’s most iconic music studios, with a soundtrack that features songs influenced by each one of the cities visited by the band in this new Foo Fighters adventure called Sonic Highways.
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Sonic Highways is now available in Australia