OK, so any band that is named after a secret WWII UFO research project already has my attention. Add in the fact that the driving force behind it used to be the drummer for Nirvana, and I'm totally hooked.
You could spend some time and energy tracing the comings-and-goings of band members, look at some of the side ventures like Them Crooked Vultures, or follow Dave Grohl over to The Queens of the Stone Age and back.
You could watch some of the documentary film work that Grohl did, or try to figure out just where exactly Paul McCartney fits into the whole story.
But we think your time would be far better spent sampling some of the heavy rock guitar, punk sensibilities and pretty melodies from this hard working, hard touring and hard rocking band on some of their albums like Sonic Highways, One By One, Skin and Bones, Medicine at Midnight, or a nice overview record like The Essential Foo Fighters.
Now Hear A Classic: Chuck Mangione
In life, not everything has to be hard work. Sometimes it is nice to just kick back, watch an old 70's sitcom rerun, sip a glass of cheap red, or take a long, hot bath.
In music, not everything has to be hard work, either. Once in a while, a little melodic 'jazz-light' in the background can work wonders on your blood pressure and mood.
Chuck Mangione actually has some pretty serious chops, having played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and other full-on jazz ensembles in the 60's. He then purposely set off to create the lightweight music that made him a huge celebrity throughout the 70's.
Hey, what's wrong with a little optimistic, uplifting flugelhorn music now and then? We think it ranks right up there with cheesy sitcoms as one of the 70's greatest achievements!