It’s been 26 years since Dave Grohl founded Foo Fighters, and in Feb. they’ll drop their 10th album, “Medicine at Midnight,” a celebration of the band’s longevity with a party vibe, despite the dark and powerful opening cut and first single, “Shame Shame.”
While in high school, Grohl (he’s now 51 y/o) had a disturbing and unforgettable dream with dark, dramatic images that have lurked in his psyche for years…
Another splinter under the skin
Another season of loneliness
I found a reason and buried it
Beneath a mountain of emptiness
“Shame Shame,” which debuted earlier this month on Saturday Night Live, captures, in both song and video, the mood and message of that youthful dream.
What’s in a name? In 1968 “Shame Shame” was a one-hit-wonder by the English group Magic Lanterns, and is a completely different listening experience than the Foo Fighters’–it’s almost cheery by comparison.
The Foo Fighters “Shame Shame” is #10 on both the Alt and Adult Alt charts.