- 28 Jul 10
Flying in the face of convention, Foo Fighters sticksman Taylor Hawkins has cut a doozy of a second LP. He talks about tapping the spirit of the seventies and working with members of his favourite band, Queen.
Here’s one for those among us who miss gatefold sleeves, the crackle of vinyl, old school producers like Bob Ezrin or Roy Thomas Baker, the whole Cameron Crowe kit and caboodle. Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders’ second album Red Light Fever unselfconsciously harks back to the golden era of classic ‘70s rock records (even the website’s track sampler takes the form of an old eight-track cartridge player). Featuring cameos from Dave Grohl, Brian May, Roger Taylor and The Cars’ Elliot Easton, the songs often suggest an ambitious mash up between Queen, The Sweet and Zeppelin.