When it comes to diametrically opposed genres of music, it doesn’t get much more opposed than American rock and disco. But even if you don’t care for disco (though I don’t know what kind of cold-hearted person doesn’t like disco), you can’t deny that in the 60s and the 70s, the Bee Gees were one of the most popular, influential bands out there. It is for this reason that American rock group Foo Fighters, legends in their own rights, decided to perform some covers of Bee Gees hits for this year’s Record Store Day. If they’re gonna do it, they’re gonna do it all the way.
Yesterday, in celebration of Record Store Day, Foo Fighters temporarily hung up their guitars and ripped jeans to become the “Dee Gees,” a Bee Gees cover band whose name double as a pun on the initials of their frontman, Dave Grohl. Their first album, “Hail Satin,” is available now in record stores around the country. Side A of the album includes covers of the Bee Gees classics “Night Fever,” “Tragedy,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “More Than a Woman” and “Shadow Dancing.” Side B features some regular Foo Fighters stuff, including some live tracks from their newest album, “Medicine at Midnight.”
Introducing…the Dee Gees!!!
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) June 17, 2021
This is actually the second time Foo Fighters has performed Bee Gees covers, strangely enough. Back in February, they performed a cover of the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” for Jo Whiley’s Sofa Session on BBC Radio 2. In preparation for that cover, the group watched a Bee Gees documentary, then discussed the direction they wanted to take it afterward.
“I was like, ’Why don’t we just do a Bee Gees song?’ And someone was just like, ’OK, how do you wanna do it?’ And I said, ’Well, let’s do it like the Bee Gees’,” Grohl said. He added that he had “never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life!”