It was May 20th, 1997 when the Foo Fighters followed up their debut album with an even more monumental record. Their second studio album The Colour And The Shape would prove that the band was ready to claim the 1990s. To this day, the record remains the Foo’s highest-selling album in the United States, with over two million copies sold.
The Colour And The Shape saw Dave Grohl’s songwriting abilities grow immensley. Inspired by his divorce from Jennifer Youngblood in 1996, Grohl dove even deeper with his music using his lyrics to express all of emotions the only way he knew how.
Monkey Wrench, Everlong, and My Hero were a few of the singles from the album that became massive hits, and are considered classics now exactly 25 years later.
Today is a great day to celebrate the 25th birthday of The Colour And The Shape by giving it a listen. You can also watch the Foo Fighters perform Everlong from the album live in 1997 here: