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Film Recommendation: Back and Forth
|Film Recommendation: Back and Forth|
05/31/12 at 12:21 AM by trojanick
|I just watched Back and Forth, the excellent documentary chronicling Foo Fighters' career. In this day and age of short attention spans and excessive multi-tasking, I think a good barometer of how truly captivating something is (at least for me) is how often I'm checking Twitter/emails/text messages/etc. Watching sports, DVDs, and even my favorite TV shows, I absentmindedly check my phone throughout. Needless to say, watching this documentary, the thought never even crossed my mind.|
It's very well done, exploring the band's emergence post-Nirvana to the early band drama to selling out Wembley Stadium. As the documentary progresses and takes you through each album, you realize just how many great songs these guys have written. Their catalog is so deep, and even as a casual fan, I knew nearly every song played. (Most great bands have that knack for writing songs so good that on first listen, they're so instantly classic it's as if they were already implanted somewhere in your brain).
The recording scenes with Butch Vig and the session with Krist on bass are fly-on-the-wall moments where you're just grateful cameras were present, capturing the undeniable electricity between these music heavyweights. It's so great to see the hunger in Dave and the guys seven albums in - there is no phoning it in, when it would be so easy with their established name.
It's just a fascinating film, a real behind-the-scenes look at one of rock's remaining giants. Just one thing to fix - I really need to see them live.