|The Colour and the Shape|
|Studio album by Foo Fighters|
|Released||20 May, 1997|
|Recorded||1996 1997 November - February at Bear Creek Studios, Woodinville, Washington, WGNS Studios, Washington, DC Grandmaster Recorders, Hollywood, California|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, grunge|
|Foo Fighters chronology|
|Singles from The Colour and the Shape|
The Colour and the Shape was the debut of the Foo Fighters as a band, as frontman Dave Grohl had recorded all of the first album by himself with the exception of one guitar part by Greg Dulli. The Colour and the Shape was produced by Gil Norton, who was perhaps best known for his work with the Pixies. It was loosely conceived by Grohl as a concept album which documented the beginning and end of a romantic relationship. Over the course of the making of the album, Grohl's own marriage to photographer Jennifer Youngblood ultimately ended in divorce.
After six weeks of work at Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington, the band took two weeks off from recording. Grohl returned to Virginia and wrote several new songs, recording one of them, "Walking After You", by himself at WGNS Studios in Washington, DC. The band (minus drummer William Goldsmith) relocated to Grandmaster Recorders in Hollywood, California, and re-recorded most of the album with Grohl performing the drum tracks.
Even though the Foo Fighters are an American band, the word 'Colour' in the album title is always spelled with the British spelling. This was a nod to producer Norton, who is British. To commemorate the album's tenth anniversary, it was re-released on July 10, 2007, and included six previously released B-sides, consisting of "Dear Lover", "The Colour and the Shape", and four covers, including "Baker Street".
The song "My Poor Brain" used to be called "Chicken Derby".
- Monkey Wrench
- Hey, Johnny Park!
- My Poor Brain
- Wind Up
- Up in Arms
- My Hero
- See You
- Enough Space
- February Stars
- Walking After You
- New Way Home
|Foo Fighters, The Colour and The Shape, There is Nothing Left to Lose, One By One, In Your Honor, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Wasting Light, Sonic Highways, Concrete and Gold|