FF Covers

Adding this on its own page because no one saw my post and it’s awesome

In completing the post for day 2 of the FF challenge, I found this list of covers:

http://www.coversproject.com/artist/foo%20fighters/

 

So of course I decided to look all of them up on youtube. (Yes I have a paper due at midnight. Yes I’m fantastic at procrastinating.)

I linked beneath each video incase this doesn’t work properly

I hadn’t heard all of these before, but let me say now: they are fantastic (and made this part of the challenge fucking hard).

Baker Street,” from the Gerry Rafferty album “Baker Street”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “My Hero.” 

Baker Street


Band on the Run,” from the Paul McCartney & Wings album “Band on the Run: 25th Anniversary Edition (disc 1)”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Radio 1: Established 1967 (disc 1: 1967-1986).” 


Band on the Run

 Blackbird,” from the The Beatles album “White Sessions 1”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Acoustic.” 


Band on the Run

 Born on the Bayou,” from the Creedence Clearwater Revival album “Chronicle, Volume 2”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Resolve.” 


Born on the Bayou

 Cactus,” from the Pixies album “Surfer Rosa”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “The Wireless.” 

Unfortunately couldn’t find any recording of this one


 Danny Says,” from the Ramones album “End of the Century”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “One by One.” 

Danny Says

 Darling Nikki,” from the Prince & The Revolution album “Purple Rain”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Have It All.” 

Darling Nikki

 Down in the Park,” from the Gary Numan album “The Skin Mechanic”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “The Colour and the Shape.” 

Down in the Park

 Drive Me Wild,” from the Vanity 6 album “Vanity 6”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “The Colour and the Shape (bonus disc).” 

Drive Me Wild

 Gas Chamber,” from the Angry Samoans album “Back From Samoa”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Rock Against Bush Vol. 2.” 

Gas Chamber

 Have a Cigar,” from the Pink Floyd album “Wish You Were Here”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “B-Sides (disc 1).” 

Have a Cigar

 Holiday in Cambodia,” from the Dead Kennedys album “Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “2007-11-12: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK (disc 2).” 

Holiday in Cambodia

 I Feel Free,” from the Cream album “The Very Best of Cream”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “DOA.” 

I Feel Free

 I’m in Love With a German Film Star,” from the The Passions album “A Strange Kind of Love”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Best of You.” 

I’m in Love With a German Film Star

 Iron and Stone,” from the The Obsessed album “Incarnate”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “B-Sides (disc 1).” 

Iron and Stone

 Keep the Car Running,” from the Arcade Fire album “Neon Bible”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “2007-11-12: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK (disc 2).” 

Keep the Car Running

 Kiss the Bottle,” from the Jawbreaker album “Etc.”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Best of You.” 

Kiss the Bottle

 Lyla,” from the Oasis album “Don’t Believe the Truth”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Mine Is Yours and Yours Is Mine.” 

Lyla

 Never Talking to You Again,” from the Hüsker Dü album “Zen Arcade”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Low.” 

Never Talking to You Again

 Ozone,” from the Ace Frehley album “Ace Frehley”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “I’ll Stick Around.” 

Ozone

 Planet Claire,” from the The B-52s album “The B-52’s”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “Tribe.” 

Planet Claire

 Purple Rain,” from the Prince album “The Hits 2”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “[non-album tracks].” 

Though I’m pretty sure this is the only clip that exists of this and it’s not really a full cover, it’s still funny.

Purple Rain

 Requiem,” from the Killing Joke album “Killing Joke”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “The Colour and the Shape (bonus disc).” 

Requiem

 Sister Europe,” from the The Psychedelic Furs album “The Psychedelic Furs Greatest Hits”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “One By One (Re-Release).” 

Sister Europe

 Stairway To Heaven,” from the Led Zeppelin album “Led Zeppelin IV”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “[non-album tracks].” 

Stairway

Tie Your Mother Down,” from the Queen album “Live Magic”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “2006-06-17: Hyde Park, London, UK.” 

Tie Your Mother Down

Tiny Dancer,” from the Elton John album “Madman Across the Water”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “[non-album tracks].” 

Tiny Dancer

 Wannabe,” from the Spice Girls album “Spice”, was covered on the Foo Fighters album “[non-album tracks].” 

Same as others, not really a full cover

Wannabe


Some noteworthy covers were not on this list:


Life of Illusion (original - Joe Walsh)



Life of Illusion

Bad Reputation (original - Thin Lizzy)



Bad Reputation



All that said,

This is my favorite (from the latest tour):


Breakdown


But actually, that cover of Keep the Car Running is fucking fantastic.”

I’m fairly certain there are more, but this took up a good chunk of time, so I guess I’ll go write my paper now.

Enjoy wasting a few hours on these :)