Credit: Steve Gullick
We've never been shy about our love for Foo Fighters' sense of humor; a mix of intentionally juvenile antics and bizarre absurdity that have defined many of their videos. And their new video, "Walk," directed by Sam Jones, falls right in line with that trusted theme.
The Foo Fighters' new video, "Walk" -- the second single from the recently released Wasting Light -- takes a cue from Michael Douglas' disgruntled businessman in Falling Down. After sitting in traffic on a gridlocked L.A. highway, frontman Dave Grohl, clad in nerdy glasses, short-sleeved button-down and generic tie, hops out of his car and just walks away, only to encounter one calamity after the next. Phones don't work. Change for a dollar is denied. Dog crap is stepped in. And, like Douglas at Whammy Burger, the Super Cheesy burger is neither super nor cheesy. This is a man who has had enough.
All seems oK when Grohl finally makes it back to his bandmates, but unfortunately, the practice space is not immune from the LAPD. At least Foo Fighters reinforce a time-tested humor technique: tasering, when handled in the proper way, can be hysterical.