Wednesday, May 04, 2011 • 9:35 AM Comments (2)

You decide: Foo Fighters vs. King Missile

posted by Michael Cimaomo

While driving to work the other day, I was suddenly taken aback to hear the strains of a song I hadn’t heard in years emanating from my car radio. ‘Wow, they’re actually playing this,’ I thought. ‘I would’ve never expected…’

Then, just as quickly as the wave of nostalgia had hit me, the feeling was gone. I was listening to a different song.

Causing my confusion was the track “Rope,” the debut single off the Foo Fighters' new album “Wasting Light,” and “Detachable Penis” an early ‘90s hit by avant-garde rockers King Missile. Though not an exact match nor a repeat of the infamous Coldplay vs. Joe Satriani debate, the intros still bear a striking similarity to each other.

So, do Dave Grohl and company have a certain lost appendage on their minds or was John S. Hall’s semi-obscene ode to his missing member really ahead of its time?

You decide. Take a listen yourself by viewing the two videos below and leave your thoughts in the comment section. Not convinced? That’s okay too. Let me hear what you have to say.

Watch the video for the Foo Fighter's new single "Rope" here:

Watch the video for King Missile's off-beat hit "Detachable Penis" here:

For more information on the Foo Fighters and King Missile please visit www.foofighters.com and www.myspace.com/kingmissile.

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Sorry I'm late on this one... It seems more of an accidental tribute more than anything else. It doesn't seem like such a mainstream band would risk ripping off someone elses sounds. That's my two cents.

Posted by BB on 5.6.11 at 15:19

I am still hopeful every time that song starts. To the point that I'm searching for proof it's a rip off. And c'mon, you think the foo fighters don't know what they're going? Especially with all the guys that help them make their records? I'm surprised this isn't a bigger mindfuck. I guess the kids just don't know, or never watched Beavis and Butthead, or classic MTV videos. I say it's a intentional reference.

Posted by Brad F on 10.15.13 at 21:05
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