|Single by Foo Fighters|
|from the album There Is Nothing Left to Lose|
|Released||March 6, 2000 (Europe)
April 24, 2000 (Australia)
|Foo Fighters singles chronology|
"Generator" is a Foo Fighters song, released as a single in 2000 from their third album There Is Nothing Left to Lose. The single was only released in Australia and also released as a limited edition single in Europe.
The song is particularly unique among the band's work because of Dave Grohl's implementation of the talk box in parts of the song. The usage of the device was partly inspired by Grohl's admiration of Peter Frampton and Joe Walsh, both of whom helped popularize it in the 1970s. Dave Grohl has said that the song reminds him of his arrest on the Gold Coast, Australia.
(The EP also contains an enhanced CD portion.)
- "Learn to Fly" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)
- "Stacked Actors" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)
- "Breakout" (Live 23 November 1999 Glasgow Barrowlands, Scotland)
(This version was available for only 1 week between March 6 and March 12, 2000, each CD was a limited, numbered edition and at the end of the week of release all remaining stock was deleted. As well as the music tracks it also included a multimedia 'enhanced' segment containing exclusive documentary footage and photos.)
- "Ain't It the Life" (Live acoustic version)
- "Floaty" (Live acoustic version)
- "Breakout" (Live)
- Tracks #2 and #3 were recorded at the Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, Netherlands on November 22, 1999 as part of the Two Meter Sessions. They were originally broadcast on RTL 5 and Kink FM.
- Track #4 was recorded at Dave Grohl's home studio just prior to Christmas 1999.
- Track #5 was Recorded live at Barrowlands, Glasgow, November 23, 1999 for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show (it is the same track that appears as track #4 on the Australian release).
No video was filmed for the single. Instead a live performance of the song recorded on February 1, 2000 at The Chapel in Melbourne, Australia was overdubbed with the studio version to promote the single and album. The performance was edited by Scott C. Wilson. The music video for "Breakout" features the song "Generator" at the beginning on the video.
|Australian Singles Chart||31|