Additional information about this, Foo Fighters vinyl art.
Foo Fighters – The Artist/s
Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of Nirvana after the suicide of Kurt Cobain. The group got its name from “Foo fighter”, a nickname coined by Allied aircraft pilots for UFOs and other aerial phenomena they reported seeing. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear to complete the lineup. The name “Foo Fighters” was taken from the description World War II aircraft pilots would use to describe various UFOs. This science fiction theme is further continued with the name of Grohl’s Capitol Records imprint, Roswell Records, a reference to the city of Roswell, New Mexico, known for the Roswell UFO incident of 1947; and the album cover done by Grohl’s then-wife, photographer Jennifer Youngblood, featuring a Buck Rogers XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol.
Big Me – The Song
‘Big Me’ is the fourth single by the Foo Fighters from their self-titled debut album. Released in the spring of 1996, the song became a crossover hit for the band. The song became well known for its music video, which parodies Mentos advertisements, turning them into commercials for “Footos,” with the “Freshmaker” slogan being rendered as “The Fresh Fighter”.
The Ray Gun – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of the Buck Rogers XZ-38 Disintegrator Pistol, a fictional ray gun as featured on the self titled album.
Buck Rogers is a science fiction character created by Philip Francis Nowlan in the novella Armageddon 2419 A.D., subsequently appearing in multiple media. First published in 1928 in the pulp magazine Amazing Stories, the character and story were shortly adapted into a syndicated comic strip which debuted in early 1929. Later adaptations included radio in 1932, a film serial, a television series, and other formats. The Buck Rogers strip, syndicated by the John F. Dille Co., was popular enough to inspire other newspaper syndicates to launch their own science fiction strips. The most famous of these imitators was Flash Gordon.
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