Foo Fighters takes over Bee Gees for Record Store Day LP
The Foo Fighters have revived their disco nickname, the Dee Gees, for an upcoming album.
The 10 tracks Hail satin, featuring five covers of the Bee Gees, will be released on July 17 on limited-edition vinyl as part of Record Store Day’s second event in 2021. The LP, recorded at the band’s 606 studios, is split directly between tributes to the Gibb brothers and live versions of Foo Fighters tracks.
Side 1 features covers of “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees, “Night Fever”, “Tragedy” and “More Than a Woman”, as well as “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb. Side Two features live covers of several songs (“Making a Fire”, “Shame Shame”, “Waiting on a War”, “No Son of Mine” and “Cloudspotter”) from the recently released Foos Medicine at midnight LP.
A list of participating record stores is available at RSD Site. A press release for the album suggests that, for the best experience, fans “listen with the chest hair exposed and the little gold spoon necklace (If you know, you know…)”.
Foo Fighters first unveiled the Dee Gees in a February spot on BBC Radio 2’s “Sofa Session”, playing their version of “You Should Be Dancing.” Frontman Dave Grohl explained their approach to animating Jo Wiley, saying they aimed to capture the original vibe of the song.
“We went into our studio every day and filmed and recorded stuff, and that day we had our list of things that we were supposed to do and it was like, ‘Record a cover for Jo. he declared. “And while we were having this conversation, someone said, ‘Hey, have you seen that documentary about the Bee Gees? And I was like the last person on earth – the only person who hadn’t seen him! So I was like, ‘Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ‘Okay … how do you want to do it?’ And I said, ‘Well let’s do it like The Bee Gees. ‘”
The Dee Gees, ‘Hail Satin’ tracklist
In front of: The Dee Gees
1. “You should dance”
2. “Night fever”
4. “Shadow dance”
5. “More than a woman”
Side B: LIVE at 606
6. “Make a fire”
7. “Shame Shame”
8. “While waiting for a war”
9. “None of my sons”
10. “Cloud detector”
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