Hey, Johnny Park!

Album: The Colour And The Shape (1997)
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  • When Dave Grohl was young, his best friend was a kid who lived across the street named Johnny Park. Grohl hadn't heard from him since he was about 14 years old, and thought if he named a song after him he might call. (from www.fooarchive.com thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM)
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Comments: 7

  • Karl from Ingatestone, United Kingdomdue to me saying that my disc for the Foo Fighters' Colour And The Shape is f-----g dead now, i will be allowed to get it from HMV Chelmsford this weekend so i can play the whole album in full.
    and this holiday. can jam to the whole bloody thing
  • Karl from Ingatestone, United Kingdomi used to love how Hey Johnny Park used to fade onto My Poor Brain on the Colour And The Shape album from Foo Fighters, it's a shame that album's disc is f----ng dead now
  • Layton from Paris, TxThis just shows you how much talent Dave Grohl has to be able to come out of the blue like that. The Colour and Shape is a killer album especially this song. It's great how it fades into My Poor Brain which is another great song.
  • Tracy from Tulsa, OkI can't believe there aren't more comments on this song! This song rocks...especially the part that says, "Now that I've found my reward, I'd throw it away long before, I'd share a piece of mine with you." The ultimate kiss my ass.
    YES!
    Definitely one of their best songs.
  • Ash from Charleston, WvYes! Dan in Australia. That is truly a magnificent moment in this song. And you just HAVE to scream along with Dave, no?
  • Dan from Sydney, Australiathe bridge of this song " now that ive found my reward " is awesome .
  • Bert from Pueblo, Nmthis is one of their best songs. I love how it fades into 'My Poor Brain' on the cd.
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