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Old August 12th 2014, 06:30 PM
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I imagine nearer the time we'll have an individual thread for each episode but for now I thought it might be a good idea to split the discussion of each Sonic Highways aspect into two threads.

So, continue in this thread to talk about the music, the album etc and this one about the upcoming TV series.

http://www.hbo.com/foo-fighters-sonic-highways#/

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In this new series, Foo Fighters commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording odyssey that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.

Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl directs the series, which taps into the musical heritage and cultural fabric of eight cities: Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York. The band based themselves at a legendary recording studio integral to the unique history and character of each location.

One song was recorded in each city, and every track features local legends. Even the lyrics were developed in an experimental, unprecedented way: Grohl held off on writing them until the last day of each session, letting himself be inspired by the experiences, interviews and personalities that became part of the process.

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is, in Grohl’s words, “a love letter to the history of American music.” Each episode delves into the identity of each city -- showing how each region shaped these musicians in their formative years and, in turn, how they impacted the cultural fabric of their hometowns. Every artist who appears in the show, regardless of genre or locale, started as an average kid with universal dreams of making music and making it big.

Grohl made his feature film directorial debut in 2013 with the universally acclaimed Grammy-winning Sound City, a celebration of the human element in the creation and recording of music. Foo Fighters have won 11 Grammy Awards, including four for Best Rock Album, more than any other band.

Premiering on the eve of Foo Fighters’ 20th anniversary, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways aims to “give back” to the next generation of young musicians. As guitarist and singer Buddy Guy, an interviewee from the Chicago blues scene, explains, “Everything comes from what’s come before.”
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Old August 12th 2014, 06:39 PM
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I'm hoping to borrow someone's HBO Go login since I don't have cable.
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I'll probably illegally download it...er, I mean I can't wait!
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I hope we'll get a trailer for the show soon.

I also hope every episode isn't laid out exactly like Back & Forth and Sound City were, with the interviews at the start and the recording at the end. Both docs were fantastic, but my minor nitpick is that the extended recording sessions seemed slightly scripted and infomercial-y IMO. It worked pretty well for the movies and it's really cool to see the album being recorded, but I think it would feel more organic if it was worked in between the interviews or something

That isn't meant to be taken as preemptive complaining, since we have no idea what it'll be like at this point, Just a thought. I'm pretty excited.

This interview (In podcast form) with Jim Rota (producer for Sound City/Sonic Highways) sort of contains trace amounts of new information, but is also an interesting listen.
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I signed up for HBO last week. I'm ready.
are you sure your ready?

comcast provides digital cable service in my area, I looked for the cheapest deal on HBO. this is what it came too :

79.99 Starter XF Double Play - internet & TV
09.95 X1 HD receiver
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total monthy fee : 91.44 a month

its such a bummer I'll have to pay an extra 10 bucks for a HD receiver.
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This. About a month ago.
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Aussies: Foxtel has an exclusive deal with HBO so if you've got pay TV, you'll get to see it (presumably) on Showcase.
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are you sure your ready?

comcast provides digital cable service in my area, I looked for the cheapest deal on HBO. this is what it came too :

79.99 Starter XF Double Play - internet & TV
09.95 X1 HD receiver
01.50 Broadcast TV Fee

total monthy fee : 91.44 a month

its such a bummer I'll have to pay an extra 10 bucks for a HD receiver.
I already have digital service, whole house DVR and internet with my cable provider. It cost an extra $17.95/month to add HBO. My bill is now over $200/month, which is stupid, but the husband wants the DVR and his sports channels.
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Full trailer tomorrow!!!

http://instagram.com/p/r7YHnZyk5V
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which means some new music
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which means some new music
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which means some new music
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Can't wait. The Instagram video has a country rock vibe... Which session? Nashville? LA?
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which means some new music
Darn straight!
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Well, the loooong countdown for it to appear sometime today begins...
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pretty excited for this trailer
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