Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Foo Fighters SongsPicks include 'Best of You,' 'The Pretender' and 'Monkey Wrench'
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7. 'Monkey Wrench'
The recording of the Foo Fighters second album, The Colour and the Shape, was fraught with tension. It was his first time working with the touring band in the studio, and Grohl felt that drummer William Goldsmith wasn't quite cutting it. He wound up playing the drum parts himself, and Goldsmith left the band. Despite the tension, the group managed to record some of their most enduring songs. "Monkey Wrench" is a power punk song about freeing yourself from a messed-up relationship. Not coincidentally, Grohl divorced his first wife, photographer Jennifer Youngblood, right around this time.