In The Clear

Album: Sonic Highways (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • The Foo Fighters recorded each track for Sonic Highways in a different US city. This tune was recorded in New Orleans' Preservation Hall, the Big Easy's home of jazz.
  • The Pulse of Radio asked Foo bassist Nate Mendel which of the city's that the band visited was his favorite. "It's New Orleans, 'cause it's such a unique town and we — we just had fun there really, is what it came down to," he replied. "It wasn't a studio, we were in the Preservation Hall, which seems like it's a movie set — it doesn't even seem like a real building. And yeah, we just did things that like are so far out of our normal orbit of experience as a band."
  • This song features Preservation Hall Jazz Band who opened the Foo Fighters' surprise show at New Orleans' Preservation Hall in May 2014.

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