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Old August 12th 2014, 03:13 PM
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Default Foo Fighters Live setlists – An empirical analysis

Thought you guys might find this interesting. Part 2 to come soon!

http://www.foofighterslive.com/2014/...alysis-part-1/
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Kudos Simon! Excellent article! Very interesting analysis and statistics for the songs. I wonder if the boys will see this and get some ideas for the upcoming tour.
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Wow, your site irocks! And this analysis leaves me hankerin for more

That is what a music site is supposed to be ,
informative, interesting, fun and easy to use,
very nicely done,looking forward to many future visits
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Interesting article . . . I'd be curious to see what a tally of the soundchecks might yield.
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Great article!
Look forward to the rest of the albums
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Cool article. There are two things this article points out that has always confused me somewhat. First of all I don't get the band's (Dave's) love of For All The Cows. It's certainly not a bad song but for me it's middle of the pack as far as the first album goes. Secondly I don't get why Gimme Stitches was never a regular, at least for that album's tour. It's one of my favourites on that album and judging by how it's been used in the documentary and played at various soundchecks it seems the band likes it too.
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I wonder if the boys will see this and get some ideas for the upcoming tour.
"I’m always a little freaked out by the kids who spend all their time on messageboards, debating whether or not I looked better with a beard, wanting to write our fuckin’ set-lists for us."

Aaw, you're no fun, Mr. Grohl.
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Very interesting! I love the new site Simon, great work!
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Kudos Simon! Excellent article! Very interesting analysis and statistics for the songs. I wonder if the boys will see this and get some ideas for the upcoming tour.
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"I’m always a little freaked out by the kids who spend all their time on messageboards, debating whether or not I looked better with a beard, wanting to write our fuckin’ set-lists for us."

Aaw, you're no fun, Mr. Grohl.
Heh, my motivation in doing this was purely for nerdy analytic reasons, I love stats. I wouldn't expect it to change anything.
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Great read. I'd love to hear Gimme Stitches or Headwires live.

I also want the return to the setlist of I'll Stick Around, Weenie Beenie, Wattershed, Wind Up, My Poor Brain and of course the greatest song ever written Enough Space.
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I got all fangirly when Dave used the talk box during Generator early on the WL tour.
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I wouldn't expect it to change anything.
Good, cos Dave don't like changing the setlists...
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I'd love to see Stranger Things Have Happened played live. That song deserves an outing.
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ooo I was at one of the last times Enough Space was played and it's even featured in video at the article (lollapalooza são paulo).

that's surely when I lost my voice but most people around me didn't even seem to know the song, same thing with HJP and For All the Cows, I was pretty much alone rocking to those.

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Old August 15th 2014, 04:06 PM
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Part 2 now up. I think it's far more interesting and telling than the first albums - http://www.foofighterslive.com/2014/...alysis-part-2/
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Your confusing Roger Waters with Roger Daltrey. In The Flesh? Is Pink Floyd.


As an aside, IMO between all the songs they ever covered regularly the 3 songs that have ended up being covered the most are the dullest.
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Your confusing Roger Waters with Roger Daltrey. In The Flesh? Is Pink Floyd.
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As an aside, IMO between all the songs they ever covered regularly the 3 songs that have ended up being covered the most are the dullest.
Gas Chamber is technically #1 but I include that in the other section and can't currently include songs in two 'albums' at the moment. As for the top three I've listed I would generally agree. 'Young Man Blues' was fun to start with but it's gone on too long IMO, should have been left in 2011 at the latest.
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Part 2 now up. I think it's far more interesting and telling than the first albums - http://www.foofighterslive.com/2014/...alysis-part-2/
Poor Halo, A Matter of Time and Free Me . . . those statistics are so disheartening. Some of my favorite tunes get so little love.

I love it when information laid out so well. A really thorough job Simon, the charts were very helpful in digesting it all. Especially appreciated was the inclusion of the B-sides. I wonder why "The One" was played so much? I think it's an ok "once in a while" song, but I remember in 2002 when I saw them do it and the audience wasn't really into it.

I'd love an appendix that covered soundchecks of the rarest songs. It'd be interesting to see if any other "zero live play" songs were attempted "on location". Haha, not to ask you for more work, Simon.
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Other than Come Back, anyways.
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It was a single with a video.
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