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July 4, 1995


4.089 (average of 14 ratings)





Album Tracks:

  1. This Is a Call
  2. I’ll Stick Around
  3. Big Me
  4. Alone + Easy Target
  5. Good Grief
  6. Floaty
  7. Weenie Beenie
  8. Oh, George
  9. For All the Cows
  10. X-Static
  11. Wattershed
  12. Exhaused

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 1.34
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.06
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2.0


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 23
peak on U.K. album chart 3

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • This Is a Call (6/15/95) #35a US, #5 UK, #6 AR, #2 MR
  • I’ll Stick Around (8/29/95) #51a US, #18 UK, #12 AR, #8 MR
  • For All the Cows (11/21/95) #28 UK
  • Big Me (1/27/96) #13a US, #19 UK, #18 AR, #3 MR


The Japanese edition added bonus tracks “Winnebago” and “Podunk.”


Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters


“Essentially a collection of solo home recordings by Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters’ eponymous debut is a modest triumph. Driven by big pop melodies and distorted guitars, Foo Fighters do strongly recall Nirvana, only with a decidedly lighter approach. If Kurt Cobain’s writing occasionally recalled John Lennon, Dave Grohl’s songs are reminiscent of Paul McCartney – they’re driven by large, instantly memorable melodies, whether it’s the joyous outburst of This Is a Call or the gentle pop of Big Me.” STE

“That doesn’t mean Grohl shies away from noise; toward the end of the record, he piles on several thrashers that make more sense as pure aggressive sound than as songs. Since he recorded the album by himself, they aren’t as powerful as most band’s primal sonic workouts, but the results are damn impressive for a solo musician. Nevertheless, they aren’t as strong as his fully formed pop songs, and that’s where the true heart of the album lies. Foo Fighters has a handful of punk-pop gems that show, given the right musicians and songwriters, the genre had not entirely become a cliché by the middle of the ‘90s.” STE

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Previous Dave Grohl album: Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ (1993)

This Is a Call (VH1 Storytellers)

I’ll Stick Around

Big Me

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Last updated March 28, 2011.