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Foo Fighters Go Back to Basics With VHS-Taped 'Rope' Video
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have long been known for their inventive, entertaining and sometimes hilarious music videos, from the drugs-in-the-coffee "Learn to Fly" to the zany D.I.Y. feel of their recent clip for "White Limo."
For new single "Rope," the Foos go back to basics with a performance-focused video, which was shot on VHS tape. In the video, the five-piece is situated within a cube-like white room, facing inward in a loose circle. The clip later gets a little crazier with flashing orange lights against the dark silhouettes of the band members during a particularly shredding guitar solo.
Video: Foo Fighters, "Rope"
The video recalls the era of early music videos, when it was more about the music and performance than special effects and spruced-up visuals. And the song itself isn't doing so bad, either -- "Rope" spends its second week atop Billboard's Rock Songs chart this week, and also slots in at No. 2 on the Alternative Songs chart, No. 6 on the Active Rock chart and at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.
What do you think of the video? Are you more for the Foos' humorous videos, or do you enjoy the simpler live feel? Let us know in the comments!