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The String Quartet Tribute to the Foo Fighters: Resident Adolescence

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
As the liner notes so cleverly state, The String Quartet Tribute to the Foo Fighters "throws the band into a time machine and presses 'Baroque'." This might be a stretch, but it's a great line nonetheless. Naturally, the prettiness and simplicity of "Big Me"'s melody does fine in string form and the addition of tasteful tambourine to "Learn to Fly" works wonderfully. But it might be "I'll Stick Around" that's the highlight of this record, since the violinists and cellists seem to respond to the song's churning bottom end and crashing chords with real abandon. There's a point in the chorus when the raw violin lead actually begins to approximate the unbridled fury of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
As the liner notes so cleverly state, The String Quartet Tribute to the Foo Fighters "throws the band into a time machine and presses 'Baroque'." This might be a stretch, but it's a great line nonetheless. Naturally, the prettiness and simplicity of "Big Me"'s melody does fine in string form and the addition of tasteful tambourine to "Learn to Fly" works wonderfully. But it might be "I'll Stick Around" that's the highlight of this record, since the violinists and cellists seem to respond to the song's churning bottom end and crashing chords with real abandon. There's a point in the chorus when the raw violin lead actually begins to approximate the unbridled fury of the original. This tribute won't rank among the Vitamin label's better string-quartet outings, but it might be of some interest to curious Foo completists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297848924
  • Catalog Number: 8489
  • Sales rank: 402,572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Is a Call (4:18)
  2. 2 I'll Stick Around (3:59)
  3. 3 Big Me (2:12)
  4. 4 Times Like These (4:30)
  5. 5 Have It All (5:05)
  6. 6 Learn to Fly (4:06)
  7. 7 Headwires (4:39)
  8. 8 Everlong (4:06)
  9. 9 All My Life (4:37)
  10. 10 Anytime, for string quartet (3:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Ferguson Violin
Michael McEvoy Violin, Viola, Soloist
Tom Tally Violin, Viola
John Krovoza Cello
Gary Tussing Cello, Electric Cello
Naomi Sato Musician
Ilona G. Musician
L.T. Merino Musician
R. Streb Musician
Gary Lee Tussing Cello, Electric Cello
Jim White Percussion
L. T. Merino Musician
G. Ilona Musician
Michael J. McEvoy Violin, Viola
Toni Ferguson Violin
Jim White Percussion
Technical Credits
Joe Esposito Cover Art
Michael McEvoy Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Tom Tally Producer, Engineer, Orchestration
Richard Bosworth Engineer
Callie Chung Graphic Design
Shaun Drew Arranger, Producer
Michael J. McEvoy Producer, Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't be thrown off

    The songs sound really cool, once you get passed the messed up Real Player samples. The clips aren't matched up with the correct songs: Big Me is really #1, All My Life is #9, Everlong is #8, Learn to Fly is #6, Times Like These is correct already, and the other ones I'm not sure about. The music itself is good though, it's cool to hear the Foo's songs on the strings.

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