2018 release. A one sided, one track, twenty three minute instrumental written and performed entirely by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. The entire song was recorded live each time on a different instrument (seven instruments) all the way through for twenty three minutes. 12 black vinyl limited to 2000 copies.
‘Play’ is Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s solo project on which he plays seven different instruments on the album. ‘Play’ is a one sided, one track, twenty three minute instrumental written and performed entirely by Dave Grohl. The 12” black vinyl limited to 2000 copies so get it while you can.
The rocker says that he created the immersive ‘Play’ project to showcase “the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.”
“Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening… and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out,” Grohl said in a statement.
"And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I’m still trying to figure it out… it’s not something that you ever truly master. You’re always chasing the next challenge, and you’re always trying to find a way to improve on what you’ve learned.”
Grohl blueprinted ‘Play’ alongside ‘Sonic Highways’ collaborator Mark Monroe, with Grohl performing the entire 23-minute instrumental on one instrument at a time and then merging the videos of each take to create a seven-piece one-man band.