2 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Grohl has never lacked for big, high-concept ideas. On “Play,” the Foo Fighters frontman pays tribute to the romantic, often obsessive relationship musicians have with their instruments by uncorking a wordless, 23-minute rock epic on which he plays everything himself: drums, bass, guitar. All captured in single, uninterrupted takes—and filmed for a short documentary of the same name—it moves fluidly from heavy-headed grooves to jazzy interludes to the sort of searing crescendos that have made up the spine of many a Foo Fighters single. As has always been the case, Grohl is at his most electrifying when behind a drum kit, and “Play” overflows with both subtle moments and seismic, definitive fills. “It was really just to see if I could pull it off,” he told Jimmy Kimmel. “To see if I could do those full takes without making any mistakes and actually memorize that much music.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Grohl has never lacked for big, high-concept ideas. On “Play,” the Foo Fighters frontman pays tribute to the romantic, often obsessive relationship musicians have with their instruments by uncorking a wordless, 23-minute rock epic on which he plays everything himself: drums, bass, guitar. All captured in single, uninterrupted takes—and filmed for a short documentary of the same name—it moves fluidly from heavy-headed grooves to jazzy interludes to the sort of searing crescendos that have made up the spine of many a Foo Fighters single. As has always been the case, Grohl is at his most electrifying when behind a drum kit, and “Play” overflows with both subtle moments and seismic, definitive fills. “It was really just to see if I could pull it off,” he told Jimmy Kimmel. “To see if I could do those full takes without making any mistakes and actually memorize that much music.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
96 Ratings
96 Ratings
Longtime Beatles Fan ,

A One Man Masterpiece

"Play By Dave Grohl" is a Masterpiece! I ordered the version with the video to also watch and enjoy the process Dave went through to make "Play..." and to hear his explanation of why he did the project in the first place. Dave played every instument on this 22+minute track individually from start to finish and then layered them together to create the final track which is a One Man Masterpiece of Rock 'N' Roll! It flows; it cooks; it ROCKS! Great job, Dave!

As an aside: regarding niser9's One Star "What is this?" review, you could have found out what this is on the 'net by using a search engine like Google. Once you found out what it is and listened to it then you could have written an informed review instead of trashing a very creative piece of music. I hate it when people go off half-cocked and trash an entire album (or in this case an entire project) based on one or two advance released tracks or lack of knowledge and never update their trashy review when the entire album is released. If you didn't know what it was you should not have reviewed it at all. Just my opinion.

Lalandmine ,

Amazing

Incredibly talented, great stuff.

Aeirou ,

Foo Fighters has always been hit or miss for me

But I have always had massive respect for Dave Grohl. This wordless masterpiece is my new soundtrack to those moments of thoughtful relaxation as well and motivated grinds. It’s hard not to listen through the track and not think of the level of love, dedication, and passion that went into making it. I had to buy it. Some music you have to be in the mood to listen to, but it’s hard not to want to leave this song on all the way through.

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