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Sonic Highways commemorates the Foo Fighters 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.
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To salute the band's 20th year and inspire its eighth studio album, Foo Fighters' founder/frontman Dave Grohl has produced "a love letter to the history of American music." His documentary taps into the styles and heritage of Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Each hourlong episode has Grohl and bandmates Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear recording a song in each city. Locals Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Dolly Parton, Rick Nielsen, Chuck D, Allen Toussaint, Gary Clark Jr. and others, contribute to tracks, illustrating how one's surroundings affect tonal/rhythmic traits and how music legends impact their hometowns. Written by Jwelch5742

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The Foo Fighters Recorded "Something From Nothing" in Chicago at the Electrical Audio Studio. The Foo Fighters Recorded "The Feast and the Famine" in Washington D.C at the "Inner Ear Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Congregation" in Nashville at the "Southern Ground Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "What Did I Do? / God As My Witness" in Austin at the "Austin City Limits Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Outside" in Los Angeles at the "Rancho De La Luna Studio". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Clear" in New Orleans at "Preservation Hall". The Foo Fighters Recorded "Subterranean" in Seattle at "Robert Lang Studios". The Foo Fighters Recorded "I am a River" in New York at the "Magic Shop". By Pez Tickles See more »

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Americana: The Show
4 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This program is a showcase of more than just American music. This entire miniseries is a celebration of American culture and very distinct style to their music. The album itself isn't half bad either, with every song fitting the city well. Dave explores all the outlets to show the evolution and unity of out singular culture, giving us a loving tribute from a man in the business. The series has a little something for everyone, with every style represented in every city. The editing is beautiful, the cities are chosen well (though I personally would have included Atlanta, Detroit, and maybe San Francisco as well), and the songs are great. It's just a brilliant salute to our nation all around.


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