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Of course, Foo Fighters actually wanted to release their most 'unrecognisable' songs from the album first, as Dave Grohl explained to Kerrang! last year when discussing lead single Shame Shame.
“When we first started recording the record, we were recording songs that were recognisable as the Foo Fighters,” the frontman said. “Actually, the first song that we recorded is the first song on the record: Making A Fire. And that really kind of set the tone, like, 'Okay, this is really up and really fuckin’ big, and let’s keep moving in that direction.'
“After a few weeks I came in with this idea, which is originally based on a simple guitar riff and this unusual rhythm which is a drum set recorded in a stairwell, but then there’s this finger-snapping and stomping and clapping loop that’s behind it. Those two things started coming together, and rather than load a lot of things on top of it, we kept it really simple: there’s an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, a bass, a vocal, and also this keyboard part. It was noticeably different than anything we’ve ever done, and I always think that when you’re releasing a song before an album, you want it to give a little bit of pretext for things to come; you want to present this to your audience as some sort of indication that we’re not just making the same Foo Fighters record again. And there was something about it, with the vibe and the rhythm, that just seems like new territory for us.”
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