By now, it’s pretty clear that Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl has a pretty wicked sense of humor.
Even in subtle little touches like the release of his band’s new “Wasting Light” — to prove it was recorded in his garage on analog tape, the guy actually included a sliced snippet of the original tape in each CD.
So Sure, we could talk about the just-released DVD documentary “Back And Forth.” Or maybe their “Live From London” two-hour-plus concert currently streaming on iTunes.
But we’d rather talk about this.
The utter hilarity of the brand-new video for current FF single “Walk.”
Fans may not get it at first, but give it a chance.
It opens with a horn-rim-spectacled Grohl stuck in frustrating rush-hour traffic. A kid in another car gives him the finger. He stares angrily at bumper stickers celebrating Justin Bieber, George W. Bush, and the one that really gets his goat, Coldplay.
So he simply exits the car, grabs his guitar case and — in shirt and tie — starts walking.
We don’t want to spoil it for you, but suffice to say, his journey across town begins to look eerily — and funnily — familiar. He’s essentially retracing the steps of Michael Douglas in the brilliant working-man-off-the-reservation flick “Falling Down.” Except Grohl doesn’t batter a smug store clerk with a baseball bat this time — he uses a whiplike Slim Jim.
Don’t believe us about this crazy clip? See for yourself at www.foofighters.com. And if you haven’t seen the original movie, put it in your Netflix queue pronto-monto!