Foo Fighters - White Limo [track.]
White Limo is the forecoming single for the Foo Fighter’s eagerly anticipated album, set to be debuted on the radio next week; this song is definitely going to suprise some of the fans of the Foo’s more recent records.
This is the song where Dave Grohl’s screaming vocals have finally been allowed to shine through the whole of it. We have seen little cameo’s of it such as at the climax of the songs Breakout, The Pretender, and Let It Die. It certainly adds to realisation that Foo Fighters are serious about creating an impact to their somewhat dull discography for the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind.
The guitar riff is heavy, and reminds me of a slightly sped up, more pop-influenced riff used on QOTSA’s Song For The Dead. Though, in reality, this song is heavy for the Foo Fighters, not heavy in a general sense. The guitar is often too quiet at some points, and not distorted enough to really create a dent on its own, while the drums have been turned out a little too low.
Grohl’s screaming does become tiresome too, there is no change to it at any point, it is just a constant growl that becomes irritable by the end of the song. The softer vocals do not really give the audience a long enough break from the screams either, the chorus is probably the highlight of the song because of the vocals, but they do not last long and without knowing, Dave’s screaming his head off again.
The song sounds very similiar to the song Weenie Beenie, which was on the self titled record. It follows the same patten of many of the elements used, the guitar is heavy, the verses are heavily distorted, with much clearer, cleaning sounding vocals for the chorus. Whether this is merely a case of Dave Grohl using his method of creating windows for more songs, or maybe it’s because the Foo’s have began to run out of ideas? I certainly hope not.
Overall, White Limo may not be the best of songs to consider heavy, but it does add a nice tone of variety to the Foo’s discography, and it leaves me with the desire to hear what the rest of their new album might sound like. Though, there is always the suspicion that White Limo may become exactly like The Pretender, a song that materialises a great album in your head, but in reality you’re given a somewhat delicate album in the form of Echoes, Silence & Grace.