Back & Forth
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
"These are my famous last words!" screams Dave Grohl at the outset of Wasting Light, the Foos' seventh album. If it's true, he's going out with a helluva bang. Recorded in Grohl's garage using only analog gear (how rock is that) and produced by Butch Vig, the record sees the band at its heaviest ("White Limo") and even its blues-iest ("I Should Have Known"), but the Foos' classic soft-to-thunderous builds are still very much in play. Grohl seems especially mesmerized by "the end" -- of life, of Earth, of bad relations -- yet at album's end he confesses with manic zeal, "I never want to die!"