Foo Fighters’ ‘The Colour and the Shape’

Foo Fighters’ ‘The Colour and the Shape’ is their second studio album produced by Gil Norton and released on May 20, 1997 by Capitol Records.

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Track Listing : 1.Doll (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 01:23 . 2.Monkey Wrench (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 03:51 . 3.Hey, Johnny Park! (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 04:08 . 4.My Poor Brain (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 03:33 . 5.Wind Up (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 02:32 . 6.Up In Arms (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 02:15 . 7.My Hero (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 04:20 . 8.See You (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 02:26 . 9.Enough Space (Dave Grohl) – 02:37 . 10.February Stars (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 04:49 . 11.Everlong (Dave Grohl) – 04:10 . 12.Walking After You (Dave Grohl) – 05:03 . 13.New Way Home (Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear) – 05:40

Musicians : Foo Fighters – Band . Dave Grohl – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Drums . Pat Smear – Lead Guitar . Nate Mendel – Bass . William Goldsmith – Drums On (1 – 6 – 4) . Lance Bangs – Handclaps On (8) . Chris Bilheimer – Handclaps On (8) . Ryan Boesch – Handclaps On (8)

Production : Produced By Gil Norton . Bradley Cook – Engineer . Geoff Turner – Engineer . Ryan Boesch – Assistant Engineer . Todd Burke – Assistant Engineer . Don Farwell – Assistant Engineer . Ryan Hadlock – Assistant Engineer . Jason Mauza – Assistant Engineer . Chris Sheldon – Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Jeffery Fey – Art Direction . Tommy Steele – Art Direction . Jeffery Fey – Design . George Mimnaugh – Design . Andy Engel – Logo Design . Josh Kessler – Photography

Recorded November–December 1996 January–February 1997 At Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, Washington; Wgns Studios, Washington, Dc; Grandmaster Recorders, Hollywood, California.

Released On May 20, 1997 By Roswell/Capitol.

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Spin
Key thing to note is that Dave, having more distance from the legacy of Kurt Cobain, has come into his own. Specifically, his vocals are a far cry from previous full-bore replications of Kurt’s raspy scream and tuneful drawl. […]

Pitchfork
Listening to the album a decade later, it’s clear the singles were singles for a reason: “Monkey Wrench” romps like a typical Grant Hart Hüsker Dü number but is given a massive kick by Grohl’s climactic, hoarse-throated third verse,….. […]

PopMatters
Sixty-five syllables, almost all of them on the same note but each one a little bit more intense than the last, culminating with a piercing, screamed “I’M FREEEEEE!!!!!”… it was enough to shock nearly everyone who saw Grohl’s Fighters as an inconsequential little one-off into paying attention again. […]

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