auto-inserted 09-17-2014 15:56:46
9.99 In Stock
Given that the Foo Fighters released a double-album comprised of one electric record and one acoustic album, it's no surprise that they performed several acoustic concerts on its supporting tour. One of these, a stop at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, is documented on the 2006 live album Skin and Bones album, which culls 15 highlights from the show. Although the Foo Fighters are performing on acoustics and are buttressed by such guest musicians as Petra Haden and Dave Grohl's former Nirvana running partner Pat Smear, the band doesn't sound radically different here, nor do they reinvent their material: they merely play their music, culled largely from the last album plus the hits, with the skill of professionals and the heart of true believers, which makes this an engaging show if not necessarily a truly compelling one. Part of the problem is that the production is too crisp and clean, which only accentuates the group's seamless performances: there may be grit in Grohl's voice, but not in how it's recorded. This isn't a deal-breaker, but it makes an album that could have been special into one that is merely good. One for the fans, then.
Performance CreditsFoo Fighters Primary Artist
Pat Smear Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dave Grohl Group Member
Rami Jaffee Organ,Piano,Accordion,Mellotron
Petra Haden Mandolin,Violin,Vocals
Nate Mendel Group Member
Danny Clinch Harmonica
Chris Shiflett Group Member
Taylor Hawkins Group Member
Drew Hester Percussion,Vibes
Technical CreditsDave Grohl Composer
Foo Fighters Composer
Lawrence Azerrad Graphic Design,Art Direction
Nick Raskulinecz Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Skin and Bones based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Great to hear the foo fighters display their range of talents on tracks popular and obscure. Another solid entry into their body of work!