last updated October 29th,
and is permanently morphing...
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David Grohl - guitar/vocals
(wears Scream T-Shirt in video
for _Smells Like Teen Spirit_)
drummer for Scream (DC, Dischord)
Pat Smear - guitar
guitarist for The Germs (AMG)
Nate Mendel - bass
bass for Sunny Day Real Estate
William goldsmith - drums
drums for Sunny Day Real Estate
Franz Stahl replaces Pat Smear
guitarist for Scream
guitarist for Wool
for _I'll Stick Around_ by Foo
Fighters directed by Gerald Casale of Devo
On November 23, 1944, crew
members of a B-29 bomber on a nighttime mission over Germany saw some distant
starlike points that became more clearly visile as 10 or so balls of light,
changing from orange to red as they approached the plane. This was
the first of many reports of the mysterious fireballs that appeared over
Germany toward the end of World War II. The following report (given
in Harold T. Wilkins's book _Flying Saucers On The Attack_) describes how
the lights appeared one night to pilot Lt. David McFalls:
At 0600 hours (6am) near
Hagenau, at 10,000 feet altitude, two very bright lights climbed towards
us from the ground. They levelled off and stayed on the tail of our
'plane. They were huge, bright orange lights. They stayed there
for two minutes ... They were under perfect control. Then they turned
away from us, and the fire seemed to go out.
Similar reports began to
come from Germany and then from the Pacific theater of war as well.
The objects were always a glowing ball of orange, red, or white light,
seemingly under intelligent control, that followed an aircraft for a while,
then turned away and disappeared from view.
After the war it was found
that the Japanese
pilots also encountered the phenomenon and assumed that it some secret
American or Russian device used, perhaps, to baffle radar. By the
same token, U.S. intelligence supposed that they were of Germany make.
Their true nature has never been determined.
"Where there's foo, there's
fire," a favorite expression of comic strip character Smokey Stover, not
only provided the name for these objects but gave as good an explanation
as any concerning their source.
Small luminous balls of
various-colored lights, predominantly orange, green, and white. They appeared
both at night and in the daytime, and were reported as playing tag with
Allied fighters and bombers in both the Pacific and European theaters of
The origin of the phrase
itself remains uncertain,
but it seems to have stemmed from the comic Smokey Stover, which was popular
among GI's. One of its catchphrases was:
"Where's there's foo, there's
fire!" ("Foo" was probably a corruption of the French word for fire, feu,
with additional overtones of fou, meaning crazy.)
These curious objects were
reportedly seen flying
alongside Allied military aircraft over Europe during World War II.
The objects were commonly described as red or orange in color and several
feet in diameter They would pace the aircraft for a while, then depart.
Foo fighter sightings were not restricted to Europe. The objects
were reported see over Asia as well. Some, if not all of the sightings
may have involved misidentifications of stars or planets, ball lightning
or static electricity
(St. Elmo's Fire). There are various accounts of how "foo fighters"
received their name. According to one story, "foo" comes from the
Frenche feu, meaning fire. Another explanation is that "foo" was
taken from a saying in the then-popular "Smokey Stover" comic strip: "Where
foo, there's fire.
In a scene where Fox is
going through a mall-like kind of building and are going to meet Scully
by a door, you can see Dave Grohl, drummer for Nirvana, You only see him
for like 2 seconds, but he has a green
jacket and walks with a female on his right side. He's checking his watch.
The reason he is showing is because he is a friend for the director to
X-files and he was there when the director asked if he wanted to be shown
in the scene. They had to take the checking watch thing about 13 times.
The Foo Fighterss also contributed
some music for the soundtrack of the X-Files movie.
the episode is called 'pusher'
and it's in season 3 when Modell is going into the J E Hoover building
with just a piece of paper pinned to his lapel saying 'pass' in the background,
just before he goes to the metal detector, you can see Dave Grohl in a
green jacket looking at what looks like a visitors guide with his girlfriend.
foo fighters first s/t album
on Roswell records