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Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners song meanings
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    General CommentGreat instrumental song. Its about these trapped minors who requested for an ipod full of foo fighters songs be sent down till they got out. I heard that Dave Grohl even gave them free tickets to a gig.
    Debaser19on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGo Aussies!

    Yeah, one of the trapped miners was a giant Foo Fighters fan, so they sent down an iPod full of their tunes. Grohl heard about it and offered them tickets to their acoustic show in Sydney. After the show, they went and got plastered in a bar, where Grohl promised the guy he would put a song for them on the new album. I think he came up with this on the night, or soon after.
    Ant292on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEven though this song has no lyrics, the song has been dedicated to a group of miners who were caught in a tunnel collapse and while being rescued they asked for an iPod full of Foo Fighters songs.
    James_water2on December 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthats an awesome story!
    bretski47on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song
    Lateralus518on September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe sound of this song is heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin's 'White Summer, Black Mountain Side'. It's beautiful, so so beautiful.
    AshleyTheMusicManon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre you serious? That's awesome! This is a neat song.
    DJgifon January 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great! ive never listened to an instrumental this much and still liked it:P
    musicismyeternalsunon January 04, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningYa, adding to what James water said.
    ^^If you check this out, it's an interview on "the Hour" in which Dave and Taylor talk about some of the meanings of the songs off of the "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace", especially talking about Kurt and the start of the Foo Fighters careers. "For the longest time I wouldn't write lyrics that would be associated to something like that," refering to the death of Kurt. But he later goes in to explaining that now he isn't afraid to talk about it and write about it.

    But now about the Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners...

    The song is about a group of miners who were in a mine collapse in Tazmania, in a town called Beaconsfield. When rescuers reached them with a drill, they could only give them small items. One of the miners (Brant Webb) asked for a I-pod with the Foo Fighters latest record on it (which was In Your Honor). Dave Grohl heard this story later and was playing in the area, so he invited the miner to come see the show and have a couple beers with the band afterwards. Well during the concert he played a little acoustic piece, which happened to be "The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners". Well, after the show, Dave had "a few to many beers" and promised to put it on the record, so he put it on the record. This is the true story, Dave said it himself.

    Watch the video, it probably explains it better than I did, and it's an intresting video to any Foo Fighters fan.
    FooFreakon July 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentKaki King plays on this song.

    She is awesome. The best guitarist in the world

    I saw her live several years ago. She is awe-inspiring. However, her stage banter makes her seem conceited.

    pmo1983on January 02, 2010   Link

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