The Foo Fighters cover the Bee Gees/Andy Gibb on their latest album “Hail Satin” and I love it!

Who in their wildest dreams would have ever imagined that legendary rock band the Foo Fighters would one day record covers of some of the iconic classics by the Bee Gees and Andy Gibb? I certainly didn’t see it coming, but I gotta say that I absolutely love them! I was a huge Bee Gees & Andy Gibb fan back in the 70s, and loved most of their hit songs.

As their disco alter-ego the Dee Gees, Dave Grohl and company have recorded covers of four Bee Gees and one Andy Gibb hits for their latest album Hail Satin (officially titled Dee Gees / Hail Satin – Foo Fighers / Live), along with live performances of five songs from their February album release Medicine At Midnight. The Bee Gees/Andy Gibb covers comprise Side A, and the live performances of the five Medicine At Midnight tracks make up Side B of the vinyl release.

The Foo Fighters do an amazing job with all five covers, but my favorite is “Shadow Dancing”, with marvelous vocals sung by band drummer Taylor Hawkins, backed by Grohl’s terrific falsetto that does great justice to Barry Gibb. Also, having female back-up singers adds some wonderful texture to the vocals. I think I actually like this cover even better than the original, and it makes me love the Foos more than ever!

The album is a wonderful tribute to the Bee Gees’ rich and enduring legacy, and confirms that us geeks who loved them back in the day were actually hipper than we were led to believe!

9 thoughts on “The Foo Fighters cover the Bee Gees/Andy Gibb on their latest album “Hail Satin” and I love it!

  1. I went through the entire list, listening one by one on YouTube to the songs. Several of them are keepers, but my favorite two are:

    Lil Nas X – MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)

    Måneskin – ZITTI E BUONI (Official Video – Sanremo & EUROVISION 2021 Winners)

    The Lil Nas song in particular has an outstanding video, one which is full of color and smooth action that defines what the song is about. Thank you for the list! It makes me happy!

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  2. badfinger20 (Max)

    They are the best rock band out there today that are current. They will do anything and they really do a good job of this and I like the other songs they cover. You can tell they love what they are doing.

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