Apparently in response to Kurt Cobain’s suicide, the song “I’ll Stick Around” determines to learn from another’s pain and unwise actions (“I had no other hand in your ever desperate plan . . . I’ll stick around and learn from all that came from it”). Otherwise, mostly vague lyrics and veiled meanings.
Profanity (“pi-ed,” “sh-“) appears on several tracks.
All of these songs were written by Dave Grohl, who used to be the drummer for grunge pioneers Nirvana. With Foo Fighters, Grohl moves toward neutral ground, trading deeply depressing themes for perplexing, ambiguous messages. Even so, the occasional crudities are crystal clear. Fans of this hard-edged musical style would be better off listening to Plankeye, Grammatrain or Poor Old Lu. [SEE ALSO: Nirvana]