FOO FIGHTERS‘ will release “Hail Satin” exclusively for Record Store Day on July 17. The 10-track LP will contain the band’s covers of five BEE GEES classics — “You Should Be Dancing”, “Night Fever”, “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” plus Andy Gibb‘s “Shadow Dancing” — as well as five FOO FIGHTERS‘ tracks from the “Medicine At Midnight” album recorded live at the band’s 606 studio. The limited-edition vinyl will be packaged “era-appropriately in a dazzling rainbow mylar sleeve.”
“For optimal results, listen with exposed chest hair and little gold spoon necklace (If you know, you know…),” FOO FIGHTERS said.
FOO FIGHTERS previously performed “You Should Be Dancing” for the Jo Wiley‘s BBC show and “Shadow Dancing” for the Rock N’ Relief livestream.
Frontman Dave Grohl explained how the “You Should Be Dancing” cover came about, saying: “We’ve been going down to our studio every day and filming things and recording things, and this one day we had our list of things we were supposed to do and it said, ‘Record a cover song for Jo.’ And while we were having this conversation, somebody said, ‘Hey, have you seen that BEE GEES documentary?’ And I was like the last person on earth — the only person that hadn’t seen it! So I was, like, ‘Why don’t we just do a BEE GEES song?’ And someone was just, like, ‘Okay… how do you wanna do it?!’ And I said: ‘Well, let’s do it like the BEE GEES.'”
He continued: “We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ‘Okay, well, I’m gonna go out and sing it…’ and let me tell you, I have never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life! I sang the song, and it was like six minutes and I was done. I should have been singing like this for the last 25 years!’
Introducing…the Dee Gees!!!
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 17, 2021
“Hail Satin” track listing:
Side A – The DEE GEES:
01. You Should Be Dancing
02. Night Fever
04. Shadow Dancing
05. More Than a Woman
Side B – Live At 606:
01. Making A Fire
02. Shame Shame
03. Waiting On A War
04. No Son Of Mine