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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tons of Bonus Footage
Tons of Concert Footage
Many different versions of the same song
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.