Foo Fighters To Release Covers Album

To celebrate Record Store Day, the Foo Fighters will be releasing a new album on April 16th consisting solely of covers.

Foo Fighters To Release Covers Album
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In addition to an upcoming documentary and a new studio album of all original material on the way, it seems like the Foo Fighters have something else in store: a full-length vinyl of cover songs. The record, which is to be called Medium Rare, will feature the Foo Fighter's renditions of songs from groups like Cream, Pink Floyd, and the Ramones. The album will be released on April 16th as a limited-edition vinyl for Record Store Day, an event that celebrates independent record stores. The tracks for the upcoming release will be as follows: 01. Band On The Run (Paul McCartney & Wings) 02. I Feel Free (Cream) 03. Life of Illusion (Joe Walsh) 04. Young Man Blues (Mose Allison) 05. Bad Reputation (Thin Lizzy) 06. Darling Nikki (Prince) 07. Down In The Park (Gary Numan) 08. Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) 09. Danny Says (Ramones) 10. Have A Cigar (Pink Floyd) 11. Never Talking To You Again (Hsker D) 12. Gas Chamber (Angry Samoans) 13. This Will Be Our Year (The Zombies) While it may be the first time you ever hear the Foo Fighters play some of these songs, the band has been known to play a few of them live in the past. You can check out their version of Band On The Run below.

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    Busproof
    I'm looking forward to this. I kind of enjoy hearing different artists' take on classic songs like this. Always interesting.
    Reagar
    I've got these apart from 4, 5 and 12, most of them have previously been B-sides
    bananamang
    am i the only one who thinks that the cover of band on the run is not very good at all?
    PhilLynott
    Wow, their doing a Thin Lizzy cover...and they chose Bad Reputation!?!?! That may well be the worst Lizzy song out there! Don't think this will be an album worth picking up. After hearing band on the run here, it seems they're not doing anything with the song, just playing it. Any garage band can do that!
    jhart08
    ali.guitarkid7 wrote: i feel very ashamed, that i don't know any of these songs their covering...
    really? none of em? need to go back to the albums kid
    vinnym86
    ****ing awesome! Great picks, too! No really mega-popular hit or anything, all solid classics
    fetjuel
    PUNKinheadedboy wrote: Not only am I disappointed that almost all of these are classic rock, but I'm disappointed in the lack of new-ness. Most of these songs they've already recorded or played live.
    Where I would fight to the death that there's as much crappy "classic" rock as newer music, I would argue calling Husker Du classic rock. They ain't boring. lol.
    fetjuel
    Ugh. ANOTHER Have a Cigar cover? I swear, that's the most covered Pink Floyd song in the universe. I did enjoy Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade's version, though.
    Cobalt Blue
    yeah I was gonna say as far as I'm aware only 3 of those songs haven't seen a B-Side release yet... little shocked they're not putting Have a Cigar on this release though. also wondering if they're re-recording the older ones.
    Petolvan
    Looking forward to hear Have a Cigar and I Feel Free. Gonna be interesting!
    BrandonBeaux
    Wow. April's gonna freaking rock! Two FF albums, a FF documentary, and Alter Bridge tickets. Thank God for April 2011. The only thing better would be FF tickets
    Dakkstar
    Good bands they are covering, too bad the song choice isn't too great.
    fetjuel
    kevintimmers wrote: Jasonbts wrote: Funny that they're such big Rush fans and didn't cover anything. It would have been cool if they added the live YYZ with Geddy and Alex. It's nice to see them picking slightly lesser known songs. Not just doing Sunshine of Your Love for Cream or Money for Pink Floyd. you cant cover a band with an original sound. RUSH has thier OWN vibe. The Foos cover RUSH? IMO, no.
    Why can't you cover a band with an original sound? That's ignorant. Rush is easily covered by competent musicians who can count.
    the_jackyl
    I expected a lot more obscure stuff. husker du's the only band that really stands out on that track list.
    ThatWouldBeJon
    Phaustho wrote: Foo Fighters release a cover album and there's no Nirvana song? Was I the only one expecting something like that?
    I would actually be more surprised if they did. Nirvana was and is krist dave and kurts thing. dave bringing another band into that might seem distasteful to kurt or krist and the nirvana legacy. PLUS courtney owns the shit out of those song rights and no way in hell she'd allow dave grohl to even think about covering one of her loving kurts songs.
    Steve989
    you cant cover a band with an original sound. RUSH has thier OWN vibe. The Foos cover RUSH? IMO, no.
    So none of the others have their own sound? Can you especially say that about Gary Numan?
    fetjuel
    pwninator123 wrote: Darling Nikki? That's risky XD
    Welcome to the early 2000s. The Foo's cover played on the radio non-stop for nearly a year. I don't think it's risky in this day and age.
    soapalot
    I wish this were available outside of the US. Damn apple pie munchers!
    Mad-Season
    I have both versions of 'Have a Cigar'. I prefer the version with Taylor's vocals over Daves because it's more gritty.
    SuperBlob
    I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad that their Kiss The Bottle cover isn't on there. On the one hand, it was a really crappy cover. On the other hand, it'd introduce more people to Jawbreaker. Hmm.
    kevintimmers
    Jasonbts wrote: Funny that they're such big Rush fans and didn't cover anything. It would have been cool if they added the live YYZ with Geddy and Alex. It's nice to see them picking slightly lesser known songs. Not just doing Sunshine of Your Love for Cream or Money for Pink Floyd.
    you cant cover a band with an original sound. RUSH has thier OWN vibe. The Foos cover RUSH? IMO, no.
    Kapalen
    I wanted to do covers of band on the run and bad reputation, screw you Dave.
    PUNKinheadedboy
    Not only am I disappointed that almost all of these are classic rock, but I'm disappointed in the lack of new-ness. Most of these songs they've already recorded or played live.
    Msu_Man04
    He's right. But the recorded version is Foos. I have all of these except 4, 5, and 13, but you can bet your ass I'm getting it.
    barrymiles
    im pumped, they left out some of their best covers though (sister europe, i'm in love with a german film star). i heard a lot of the live versions of these, i hope this has studio versions
    thrash-it-up
    im loving this! most bands do cover albums when they dont have the material to make a full album, i think its great theyre releasing this the same month as their new album!
    SGstriker
    GezzyDiversion wrote: Nice to see it's not the same covers as everyone does! I think I even have a recording of Dave Grohl singing Have A Cigar.
    The version I've heard has Taylor Hawkin's singing it. Is there another version out there I haven't heard?
    GezzyDiversion
    Nice to see it's not the same covers as everyone does! I think I even have a recording of Dave Grohl singing Have A Cigar.