For fans of the Foo Fighters, there’s simply no such thing as hearing “everything,” because Dave Grohl pretty much hasn’t ventured out of the recording studio in decades.
That’s a lie, obviously, but the man is dedicated to the craft — so much so that some early Foo Fighters demos were written while he was still a member of Nirvana (like “Marigold”), and over the years he and his Foo pals have recorded plenty of material that never ended up on an official full-length album.
Lately, the Foos have been releasing various digital EPs, as they more or less empty out the “vaults” of rare and archival recordings. This has been going on for a while now, mostly with various live recordings from different eras of the band’s career, but on Friday one of the most intriguing sets to date was put out for the masses.
This one, an 11-track collection, features some b-sides that fans previously had to listen to via … illegal means, so to speak, or on less-than-stellar quality YouTube rips. Songs like a cover of the Passions’ “I’m In Love with a German Film Star,” the frantic, punk-edged “FFL (Fat Fucking Lie),” a few demos of album songs, and a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Born On the Bayou.”
Here are a few other of the band’s recent EP releases:
This is all a real treat for fans, having all of these obscure Foo Fighters tracks available on digital platforms like this.
It all comes as the Foo Fighters are reportedly progressing toward another new album, the follow-up to 2016’s Concrete and Gold, as drummer Taylor Hawkins said a few months back that Grohl has been steadily working on material for that next album.
Speaking of Hawkins, his new album Get the Money, with his project Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, is available now, and it’s completely ridiculous and a lot of fun: