The Foos are back on the list already. This time it’s from a different album altogether though. And, if I’m honest, I would have listed it as the next ‘song of the week’ straight after choosing Saint Cecilia in week two. I thought that was a situation best avoided – I didn’t want to seem like a one band fanboy. This isn’t One Direction after all.
I like how it’s not a standard verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus type song. It starts off quiet with just Dave Grohl and guitar, then Taylor’s drums kick in. Then the noiser, heavier guitars. It goes on and on, getting louder and louder right until the end, and the momentum builds to create a song, which, by the end, you want to belt along with. Except you’re not Dave Grohl so you can’t scream bloody murder in tune like that and instead your voice cracks up and you feel a great wave of self pity because you’re not fantastic like the Foo Fighters.
Still, even wallowing in self pity, this is a fantastic song. The Pretender will always be the song people remember from this album, but Let It Die is something special. I couldn’t wait any longer to add it.