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Generator (Foo Fighters song)

"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.[1]

"Generator"
Foo Fighters Generator Australian CD single.jpg
Single by Foo Fighters
from the album There Is Nothing Left to Lose
ReleasedMarch 6, 2000 (Europe)
April 24, 2000 (Australia)
FormatCD
Vinyl (7")
Recorded1999
GenreAlternative rock
Length3:49
LabelRoswell, RCA
Songwriter(s)Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins
Foo Fighters singles chronology
"Stacked Actors"
(2000)
"Generator"
(2000)
"Breakout"
(2000)
Alternate covers
Limited edition European CD
Limited edition European CD
Alternative cover
7" Vinyl
7" Vinyl

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.

Contents

Track listingEdit

Australian CDEdit

(The EP also contains an enhanced segment containing exclusive documentary footage and photos)

  1. "Generator"
  2. "Learn to Fly" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)
  3. "Stacked Actors" (Live 24 January 2000 Sydney, Australia)
  4. "Breakout" (Live 23 November 1999 Glasgow Barrowlands, Scotland)

European CDEdit

(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)

  1. "Generator"
  2. "Ain't It the Life" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)
  3. "Floaty" (Live Acoustic at 2 Meter Session 22 Nov 1999)
  4. "Fraternity"
  5. "Breakout" (Live 23 November 1999 Glasgow Barrowlands, Scotland)

7 inchEdit

  1. "Generator"
  2. "Fraternity"

Music videoEdit

No video was filmed for the single. Instead a live performance of the song recorded on February 1, 2000 at the Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne, Australia was overdubbed with the studio version to promote the single and album. The performance was filmed and broadcast by Seven Network; Scott C. Wilson reedited the footage, using different camera angles, to make it. The music video for "Breakout" features the song "Generator" at the beginning on the video.

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 31
UK Rock and Metal (Official Charts Company)[3] 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Foo Fighters - Generator at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  2. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Foo Fighters – Generator". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  3. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 15, 2017.