Hail Satin is the result of the Foo Fighters‘ disco side project names the Dee Gees and this is their debut album. It was released over the weekend as part of the Record Store Day release of July 17 but is now available on every digital platform.
This album is a tribute to the Bee Gees. In it, there are 4 covers of the band’s iconic songs – “You Should Be Dancing”, “Night Fever”, “Tragedy” and “More Than A Woman” – where Foo Fighters put their own personality and expertise in each of these funky classics.
It also features a cover of Andy Gibb’s “Shadow Dancing” as well as the live versions of five songs taken from Foo Fighters’ last album Medecine At Midnight – “Making A Fire”, “Shame Shame”, “Waiting On A War”, “No Son Of Mine” and “Cloudspotter”.
The album was previewed back in February with the band’s cover of “You Should Be Dancing”. At this time, Foo Fighters’ frontman, Dave Grohl explained their decision for this cover to BBC Radio 2: “Someboday said ‘Hey, have you seen that Bee Gees documentary?’ And I was like the last person on earth – the only person that hadn’t seen it!
So 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. We started recording the instrumental track, and then I thought, ‘OK well I’m gonna go out and sing it…’ and let me tell you: I have never, ever in my life sung like that, but it was the easiest song I have ever sung in my entire life!”
The entire album was recorded at the band’s Studio 606. Foo Fighters have behind them a 26-year career and they have done a lot of things. However, they are still finding new ways to have fun in their music.
Last month, the band performed a sold-out full-capacity show at Madison Square Garden to welcome live music back to New York. They also confirm that they will be on the headline of this year’s Lollapalooza Chicago – happening at the end of the month, and at 2022’s Boston Calling festival.
Listen to their disco album as the Dee Gees Hail Satin here: