If you’re going to call your album Get the Money, that implies a certain … style to the musical proceedings, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders delivered on that promise with their new record, released today.
The Foo Fighters drummer is no stranger to musical adventures outside the realm of all things Foo, having put together a number of “side projects” over the years, including the amusingly named Coattail Riders band, with which he sings and plays drums. Throughout all of it, he pays homage to his musical heroes, among them Queen, led Zeppelina and the like.
Get the Money, unsurprisingly, also features some heavy hitters when it comes to special guests, including Mr. Dave Grohl himself, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Yes’ Jon Davison, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Walsh, Perry Farrell and more. In fact, a hilarious music video for “I Really Blew It” co-stars Ferrell and his wife, Etty Farrell, as well as members of Hawkins’ family. This kind of cheeky self-deprecation is what this record is all about, and it’s fun:
Please look at this screencap of a flaming Dave Grohl apparition, as seen in the video above.
So yeah, this record from Taylor Hawkins and his cohorts is a blast. Stream it below, via Spotify: