Foo Fighters Give the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” a Rock Makeover — Kinda (‘Dee Gees’ LP Out 7/17 for Record Store Day)

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Recently, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters announced something that on the surface sounds quite intriguing: Hail Satin, A collection of Bee Gees covers released as The Dee Gees (Grohl’s initials), a special vinyl release set for Record Store Day this coming Saturday, July 17.

After debuting a funky rendition of “You Should Be Dancing” at their epic reopening concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on June 20, the Foos have now shared a music video for their cover. Rest assured, there’s a bit of rock guitar thrown into the mix courtesy of guitarist Chris Shiflett, while Taylor Hawkins perfectly captures the disco beat and Grohl sings in a high register you probably didn’t know he could hit:

As for the Dee Gees release, it’s “the bipolar party record of the summer,” per a news release, as the Dee Gees (the disco alter ego of the Foo Fighters) features five Bee Gees classics covered by the band from their Studio 606 facility in Los Angeles. The B-side, meanwhile, features some live recordings of songs from Medicine at Midnight, their Feb. 2021 record:

Side A features Grohl, Hawkins, Mendel, Smear, Shiflett and Jaffee lighting up the floor at Foo Fighters’ 606 studios with faithful renditions of five stone cold Brothers Gibb classics — Bee Gees bangers “You Should Be Dancing,” Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” + Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing” — while side B literally rocks the party with live at 606 renditions of roughly half of Foo Fighters pandemic panacea album MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT.

The Record Store Day site notes that this limited edition vinyl run has a quantity of 12,000, so good luck getting one!

The track listing:

Side A — The DEE GEES:
You Should Be Dancing
Night Fever
Shadow Dancing
More Than a Woman

Side B — LIVE at 606:
Making A Fire
Shame Shame
Waiting on a War
No Son of Mine

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