Dave Grohl wrote and recorded the first Foo Fighters record by himself, but in 1997 he unveiled the first proper “band” album by the Foos, the amazing The Colour And The Shape. Featuring three huge songs in the arsenal of hits they were rapidly accumulating, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, and Everlong, this album remains the biggest seller in Foo Fighters’ career. During recording sessions, Grohl replaced the drum tracks that had been recorded by drummer William Goldsmith, resulting in Goldsmith leaving the band, but Dave knew what he wanted and obviously got the results he was looking for. In addition to the hits, this album contains one of my favorite tracks by the band, the amazing New Way Home. All these years later, Foo Fighters are one of the best live bands in the world, and it all started with this album.
Written By Braddon S. Williams