Foo Fighters
Everywhere But Home


5.0
classic

Review

by BringHomeTheBacon USER (7 Reviews)
July 12th, 2005 | 7 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Foo Fighters-
Dave Grohl- Lead Vocals, Guitar
Chris Shiftlett- Guitar, Backing Vocals
Nate Mendel- Bass
Taylor Hawkins- Drums

This is the Foo Fighters' first and only full length DVD. It definitely is a good one. It has over 3 hours of quality concert footage. It's a must have for any Foo Fighters fan.
I'm going to review this by each concert venue considering that the DVD has around 46 tracks.

Toronto-
This is a 15 song concert lasting approximately 1 hour and 32 minutes. It's a great performance and Dave rarely hits a bad note. As usual, Dave says some hilarious things. There's the whole "I'll suck your d*** after the show," his story of how it breaks his heart that the Low video was banned in the U.S., and in Monkey Wrench, he changes the lyrics and says, "What do you do when all your enemies are French." The extended versions of Stacked Actors, Have It All, Monkey Wrench, and Aurora are the best part of the show. Taylor goes crazy on the drums and Dave and Chris just take turns jamming for up to five minutes in the middle of the songs. At the end of My Hero the band does a little interlude based on that little riff at the end of the choruses which is just brilliant. None of the songs sound exactly like the studio versions, and to me that's what live performances are all about. And like every concert, the band ends with a spectacular version of Everlong.

Slane Castle-
Not too much to say here. Just 2 songs, All My Life and Everlong. They sound similar to the versions heard in Toronto. Its kind of cool how the screen is often divided in 2, 1 screen showing the performance and 1 screen showing the band offstage or the crowd. Of course, Slane Castle is a beautiful venue and it's nice to see the Foo Fighters playing there.

Washington D.C.-
This is an all acoustic performance. This is great to see because it's not too often that Foos play Doll or See You. Dave's voice fits the acoustic sound and mood nicely. As Dave says while most of Foo songs are pretty hard and some kind of screamy, its nice to see they have a great acoustic side of them. Dave's solo version of Everlong is amazing. I like Dave's shirt- "This is where the traffic stops."EASTER EGG- In the intro of For All The Cows, when Dave is talking about Neil Young, you will see D.C. appear in the bottom right corner. This happens at around 4:22. Press ENTER with your DVD remote. It will lead you to a screen that says "Funny S***." This is an acoustic version of My Hero which is kind of strange. I'd stick to the electric version, but its still pretty interesting.

Reykjavik-
This features all of the songs played at Toronto with the addition of The One and Weenie Beenie. Unfortunately, you don't actually see the concert, only some photos of the band and the audio of the concert. Its pretty similar to the toronto concert. A few differences- electric version of Times like These and an even longer version of Stacked Actors featuring Danny Clinch on harmonica.

For some odd reason, the DVD-rom feature doesn't work on my computer, but I'm pretty sure it's just some photos of the band. Nothing special.

Bonus footage-
There's a lot of it. I already told you about the acoustic My Hero. You can use the program or info button on your DVD remote to view all of them. Title 2 is a concert in a small Dublin venue. The set list is 1.All My Life 2.Breakout 3.The One 4.My Hero 5.Aurora 6.Low 7. Everlong. From what I see on the Foo message board, you can press 382546 (Spells Dublin on a phone) on the Slane Castle menu screen to view this concert also. Title 3 is Nate and his son swimming in a lake near the Toronto gig. Title 4 is Dave vs. the toilet. You'll understand when you see it. Title 5 is My Hero Acoustic. Title 7 is Dave talking to the Reykjavik crowd about a young band from Iceland called Nilfisk that he brought to play a song. Title 8 is Nilfisk playing the song. Not too shabby.

Pros:
Good performances
Tons of Bonus Footage
Tons of Concert Footage
Dave's humor
Many different versions of the same song
Cons:
Some bonus features may be difficult to access.
Some computers (like mine) won't play the DVD-rom
You can never hear Chris's backing vocals
No video on Reykjavik concert
Some extended versions get dragged out a bit.
Only 2 songs from the first album
No old performance footage (would be nice to see a little bit of Pat Smear back in the day.)

This is my first review so if you have any advice that would be a big help.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
masada
July 12th 2005


2733 Comments


It's a pretty good review, but it seems biased. 5 stars? C'mon, it's the Foo Fighters. They have never produced anything near "classic".

BringHomeTheBacon
July 12th 2005


248 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i was kind of rating it on the scale of the Foo Fighters. All of the songs have already been released so i can't really judge it based on the songs, if that makes any sense.

masada
July 12th 2005


2733 Comments


You're supposed to judge it based on the performances of the songs, the sound quality, the song selection, etc. for live albums. At least, that's what I think.

Fasu
July 15th 2005


4 Comments


I really like the DVD!!
The Toronto concert is brilliant (especially My Hero), but the audio only for the gig in Iceland was a bit stupid but I would still give it 4.5 stars

Surely you agree with me on the Iceland thing.

Hugh Jass
September 12th 2005


92 Comments


Cool DVD with tons of viewing to do it's just a shame that the Iceland concert only has audio and the Acoustic Times Like These sucks okay Dave!

4.5/5

innerdark
October 19th 2005


749 Comments


the joys of opinion

Isola
September 17th 2006


421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Had no idea about those bonus feature, have to check them out in the morning. Have had this dvd since it came out and never noticed.



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