Monday, 14 July 2014

Foo Fighters (supported by Queens of the Stone Age & Motorheard), 17th June 2006 – Hyde Park, London

I travelled down to London on my own and met up with my now-wife and a friend on a hot day in Hyde Park. Juliet Lewis’ band was fairly forgettable. Queens of the Stone Age were brilliant but the sound was terrible and let them down to an extent. There was another band I can’t remember, then Motorhead played their usual set (in which every song sounded like "Ace of Spades") whilst we ate a £10 burger. Remember, this was London so that was a reasonable price. They did actually finish with "Ace of Spades" and "Overkill," so there was some sense of the greatest hits being played out. The Foo Fighters were great – opened with “In Your Honour” and played a cross section of songs, though focusing a little too strongly on the weaker double album in my view. However, they had Brian May and Roger Taylor on the stage, as well as Lemmy and finished with the excellent “Everlong,” which rounded it off well. 

As for the Australians present, it simply served to confirm my argument that they have little to offer other than drinking tasteless beer, stumbling around aimlessly and making moronic comments. Then not even having the bottle to follow it up. The bars of London must have been empty that day (along with their skulls).

9 out of 10 (2 marks deducted for the various gripes I've mentioned, 1 added back in for the entertainment)

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