Friday, January 05, 2007

Five By Foo: Cover Songs

What are Foo Fighters? Well, in World War II, Foo Fighters were slang for UFO's. It also happens to be the name of a truly great band, consisting of Dave Grohl (Vocals, Guitar), Nate Mendel (Bass), and Taylor Hawkins (Drums). The boys finally released their first live album recently called "SKIN AND BONES." It captures the band's critically-acclaimed 2006 acoustic tour with 15 special performances of songs spanning the band's career.

They're also known to do a few cover songs. Each one reveals a little something about the band, their influences, and what they listened to when they were little foos. I've collected a few of them over the years, and I thought you might want to check them out. My favorite one is Baker Street. I am always amazed at how well they kept true to the original version of the song, yet completely made it their own. Let me know if you agree.

Here's what you're in for:

Baker Street:
Gerry Rafferty song which the Foo Fighters covered at Maida Vale Studios for their 1997 BBC Session.

Born On The Bayou:
ide to the Resolve single. Performed live for the Katrina relief telethon. Originally recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Darling Nikki:
Prince song recorded by the band during the One By One sessions.

Have A Cigar:
B-side to the Learn To Fly single, originally recorded by Pink Floyd. Taylor Hawkins in featured on vocals.

I Feel Free:
Recorded during the In Your Honor sessions, appears on the "5 Songs And A Cover" cd. Originally recorded by Cream.

For Your Consideration:
Foo Fighters: Five By Foo Mp3s

...and how about this one too?

1 comment:

Steve said...

They also have a great cover of Joe Walsh's "Life of Illusion" floating around out there somewhere.