Foo Fighters – Dee Gees – Hail Satin – Foo Fighters – Live (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 39:01 minutes | 833 MB | Genre: Rock
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Dave Grohl’s six-piece finds common cause between gaudy disco-pop and willfully absurd arena rock on an album-length collection of Bee Gees covers and live-in-studio Medicine at Midnight cuts.
In late February, less than two weeks after Foo Fighters released their 10th album in more than a quarter century as a band, the arena-rock placebo Medicine at Midnight (rumor has it Bill Gates put a chip in it!), they unceremoniously unveiled a disco alter ego. Billed, semi-funnily, as the Dee Gees, the Dave Grohl-led six-piece premiered their cover of “You Should Be Dancing” on BBC Radio 2. Grohl-ever the candid every-dude-said that the falsetto experiment was inspired by last December’s fascinating HBO documentary about the Bee Gees-never mind that he hadn’t actually seen it.
The stakes could hardly have been lower. The results were hard to fault. Recorded with one-man multi-platinum mint Greg Kurstin, the veteran band’s stab at the Bee Gees’ nuke-proof 1976 hit-the first in a run of disco-pop smashes that would appear on the next year’s gazillion-selling Saturday Night Fever soundtrack-is muscular but essentially faithful. When Grohl channels Barry Gibb’s horndog dancefloor exhortations (“My woman gives me pow-wah!”), it feels as self-consciously silly as disco’s monocultural phase gave audiences a license to be, from Studio 54 to suburban strip malls. Thoroughly harmless, it’s kind of a hoot. It would’ve made a fine novelty single.
01. Dee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
02. Dee Gees – Night Fever
03. Dee Gees – Tragedy
04. Dee Gees – Shadow Dancing
05. Dee Gees – More Than A Woman
06. Foo Fighters – Making A Fire
07. Foo Fighters – Shame Shame
08. Foo Fighters – Waiting On A War
09. Foo Fighters – No Son Of Mine
10. Foo Fighters – Cloudspotter