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Foo Fighters

Saint Cecilia EP

columbia



12" EP

Released: 5th Feb 2016

£7.99

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the foos are back & thankfully on mighty fine form it seems! Featuring 5 new tracks recorded at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas in October 2015, subsequently dedicated to the victims of the paris terror attacks, these tracks are now made available on vinyl.

"These five songs were actually written and recorded prior to the attacks, but given Foo Fighters’ history with holistic everyman anthems of wounded defiance, it’s no surprise to find them striking an appropriate tone on the title track. “Bring me some healing, Saint Cecilia carry me home/ To your house of broken bones”, implores Grohl, checking off the usual boxes (quiet-loud-quiet, solo in the middle, screaming to finish) but to more satisfying effect than just about anything on last year’s ‘Sonic Highways’. elsewhere, 'Sean' marks a welcome returns to a far older Foos tradition of wanting to be Hüsker Dü, eschewing the bloat of recent albums in favour of the leaner, punchier sound of their youth. But it's 'Savior Breath' that feels like the real throwback: a cantankerous juggernaut of Motörhead riffs, hair metal guitar and Grohl snarling something about wanting to "ride my lungs on you" (us neither, but it has a certain ring to it). It's such terrific fun, you can't quite fathom how the same band could be responsible for something like 'Iron Rooster', which moseys on far too long and a little too close to Neil Young's 'Old Man' for comfort, but normal service is thankfully resumed with 'The Neverending Sigh', ensuring the record ends on a fittingly-thunderous note. Quite aside from the sad circumstances of its release, if 'Saint Cecilia' is foreshadowing the Foo Fighters' next move, the omens look good" - nme.

 

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Saint Cecilia EP

Tracklist

  1. Saint Cecilia
  2. Sean
  3. Savior Breath
  4. Iron Rooster
  5. The Neverending Sigh