Foo Fighters

Hyde Park

BY Dave SynyardPublished Sep 26, 2008

Originally performed in June 2006, the Foo Fighters live performance in London, England’s Hyde Park is masterfully shot and is a well composed historical piece of the Foo Fighters playing to a sold out crowd of 80,000 fans (this being the biggest live show the band have ever done). There are two ways to know that your band have made it in the world of music: having 20-foot-plus television screens with your mug on it or playing a gig at Hyde Park. Considering the line-up of past performers, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, the Who, Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Daft Punk and now the Foo Fighters, adding yourself to that roster of artists, like them or not, says it all. Essentially this DVD is the Foo Fighters doing what they do best: ripping out alt-rock tunes while Ghrol drops F-bombs. Their set includes hits from The Colour And The Shape ("Everlong,” "Monkey Wrench” and "My Hero”), There Is Nothing Left To Lose, One By One and In Your Honor. Although there isn’t anything else besides their performance, it’s clear why the Foo Fighters are where they are in the scope of rock music and are somehow still constantly getting better and bigger.
(Sony BMG)

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