Foo Fighters

Cheer Up Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)

Foo Fighters from Gogol Bordello Live Earth Wembley Stadium 7 July 2007 Pic Guy Eppel
What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing in this case, as the title doesn’t have anything to do with the song. It seems Lord Grohl just wanted to take a shot at guyliner-wearing emo bands. Fair enough, he’s Dave Grohl and Dave Grohl can do whatever the hell he likes, including deleting the physical version of his single immediately prior to its release. Why’d you do it Dave? Is it because, even though it sounded pretty good at last year’s festivals, ‘Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)’ is actually dull-as-ditchwater Foos-by-numbers? We reckon so.

Rob Webb

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