Free Music Download - Foo Fighters "St. Cecilia EP"
Wed, 03 May 2017 10:55:46
Just last week Foo Fighters' frontman Dave Grohl appeared on the Colbert show with his mother. Clips of the interview from the CBS show spread like wildfire across the internet, as the affection between mother and son, and the blushes on Grohl's face were a must-see for fans and for those who enjoy the dynamic that Colbert brings to conversation.
Grohl's mother, who was described as the most rock-mom of all rock moms — comfortable on tour, hanging back stage, or simply drinking beer with Green Day — has written a book. It's called "From Cradle to Stage" and it's stories from them women who have raised kids who have gone on to be in rock bands. Of course, this is the insider's-insider kind of book — it promises to share intimate, sometimes embarrassing, and heartfelt reflections of rockers as we've never seen them before.
To celebrate the release of the book — and the palpable humanity of Dave Grohl — we're revisiting the St. Cecilia EP which is still available as a free download — offered by the Foo Fighters in November 2015 by way of thanks from the band to fans, and dedicated to the music lovers and victims of the terror attacks in Paris.
The EP was recorded live in the St. Cecilia hotel in Austin, TX, and was released the day after the Catholic holiday — St. Cecilia's Day. For those who don't subscribe to that religion it should be noted that Cecilia is viewed as the patron saint of music.
At five tracks long, the album exposes the rougher edges of the Foo Fighters. The EP remains a testament to the spirit of the band. It's generous, it's energised and it still remains online — for free — showing that this wasn't some gesture to surf a press cycle or capitalize on any calendar events. Grohl and the lads remain steadfast in loving what they do, and doing if for the fans.
The spirit of the recording itself is among some of the best offerings from the Foo Fighters. When detractors level criticism of their being little more than a MORE rock band, they deliver something like this, and Grohl's former bandmate from Nirvana, Krist Novoselic issued his review of the EP addressing the critics by saying "Saint Cecilia is more straight-ahead rock that is done really well...I went to the Foo's last gig at the Moda Center in Portland and they rocked a packed house. I love the drummer Matt Sorum. However, he is so wrong in his statement about danger and the Foo's somehow lacking it. First off all, I know about danger in rock. I was the bassist in Flipper — and survived! Look at a band like Queen, who totally rocked. They were way more dandy than danger. Queen knows how to rock a stadium. So do the Foo Fighters and you'll hear big rock on Saint Cecilia."
So, for fans of the band — and now for Grohl's mom, who seems like a natural fit on the chat-show circuit — it seems like a good time to revisit the EP, and to thumb through the pages of a book — to rekindle the affections for a band who continue to keep it real, and from the heart.
Click here to download St. Celia EP
—The ARTISTdirect Staff