Stream a 1996 Radio Set from Foo Fighters (Including ‘Wattershed’ in the Style of Fred Schneider of the B-52’s)

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In 1996, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters — in one of the group’s earliest iterations — played an on-air radio gig for ROCKLINE, hosted by producer Scott Weiss. 24 years later, Weiss holds a reputable position with Amazon Music, and the two forces have now joined together to release the four-song acoustic set to the masses.

Officially made available on Thursday, the live set is a snapshot of what the Foo Fighters were in 1996. Two songs are from the self-titled Foo Fighters debut album — “For All the Cows” and an absurd alternate take of “Wattershed” in which Grohl sings of a trip to Canada in the style of Fred Schneider of the B-52s, one non-album track (“How I Miss You”) and one song from the at the time upcoming 1997 album The Colour and the Shape (“Up in Arms”).

The four-song set is available to stream exclusively via Amazon Music. Take a listen below:

This unearthing of previously lost early-era Foo Fighters material comes a few days after Grohl and the gang participated in #SOSFest to Save Our Stages, a virtual event fundraiser designed to help ensure indie venues can remain open once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

The Foos played an intimate acoustic set at the Troubadour in West Hollywood filled with hits and amusing stories (such as Pat Smear’s fistfight with Tom Waits at a Go-Go’s show in the 1980s), and you can watch that below:

If you feel compelled to help and are of the means to make a contribution to the #SaveOurStages initiative, click here for more details.

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