Foo Fighters Back And Forth, a documentary about the swift rise to fame of Nirvana in the late 80’s, its demise and the rise of the Foo Fighters fronted by Nirvana’s drummer Dave Grohl. Nirvana was a band that formed in Washington, United States in 1987 by Kurt Cobain. After going through a number of drummers they finally came across Dave Grohl who they thought was the best drummer in the world, so he was hired immediately. The core line up to one of the most famous bands in music history was made, despite only releasing three studio albums Nirvana is considered to be legendary among music lovers around the world because of their amazingly unique sounds.
The story of the rise of Nirvana starts in the late 80’s after they established themselves in the Seattle Grunge scene which is a hard, rough and heavy style of music. They released their debut album named “Bleach” which gave a hint of what was to come from the group. It was on the bands second album “Nevermind”, released 1991 which included the hit song “Smell Like Teen Spirit” that propelled Kurt Cobain Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl to quickly become global rock stars.
In this documentary Dave Grohl and former Nirvana band members take us through the history of the iconic band, through the ups and downs to the death of Kurt and the forming of the Foo Fighters.
The Shock of Kurt Cobains death in 1994 left Grohl with an uncertain future hence the name “Foo Fighters Back And Forth”; however it was clear that Nirvana could not continue without their friend and front man, so Dave Started the new band the same year as a one man project which was also know as “The Holy Shits”. After many years of hard work and the release of some amazing songs such as “Learning to Fly” from the bands third studio album the Foo Fighters have become a force to be reckoned with and have millions of die-hard fans from all over the world.
Foo Fighters Back And Forth gives a true insight into what making music with Kurt Cobain was really like and how Dave carried this simple and raw form of song writing into the spirit of the Foo Fighters. The film uses plenty of archive footage to tell the story of some of the most revolutionary music in recent times.