We begin in near-darkness, with sinister-looking figures lurking outside a suburban house.
A shot of a photograph showing a happy couple, and the world’s first look at new Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. He’s the one on the right. Taylor can be seen but not heard in this video – the drumming on the track is by Dave Grohl. Dave re-recorded everything initially recorded by William Goldsmith for the album The Colour And The Shape, something which led William to leave the band; he later said that Dave’s perfectionism led to one song requiring 96 takes. It’s got to be a tough gig, being the drummer in a band fronted by one of the greatest drummers in the world. Taylor, drumming for Alanis Morrissette at the time, was asked by Dave to recommend a drummer, and volunteered himself, and one of rock’s greatest bromances was born.
This hyper-kinetic, zooming through corridors technique is a homage to the movie The Evil Dead and its half-sequel, half-remake Evil Dead II, both written and directed by Sam Raimi. The first film was made on such a low budget that, in order to make up for not having the money for expensive effects, the frame itself effectively became the monster. Sam’s penniless crew used techniques like strapping the camera to the front of a car and driving it through the woods, attaching it to a plank and whirling it around, and sliding it down Vaseline-covered planks in order to achieve various discombobulating effects on fuck-all dosh.