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Foo Fighters share fiendishly funky video for Bee Gees cover You Should Be Dancing

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As part of their upcoming release for Record Store Day on July 17, the Foo Fighters have served up the first taste of their Bee Gees cover album, Hail Satin, with a rendition of the 1976 hit single You Should Be Dancing.

We're still not entirely sure what brought on Dave Grohl and co.'s excursion into the world of disco, whether it be a case of living out forgotten dreams or being held secretly captive by a sadistic Bee Gees aficionado, but if one thing's for sure, we know that their upcoming 10-track EP will be packing some serious spunk.

Aside from the obvious lack of flared trousers and retro shades, the Foos' cover – which will be released under their disco-inspired pseudonym the Dee Gees – fuses Grohl's debonair Barry Gibb impression against warping bass, funky percussion, keys, a trio of dressy back-up singers and fiendish riffing. Really, what more could you want?

On top of You Should Be Dancing, Hail Satin will include a wealth of classic Bee Gees songs such as Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman, Andy Gibb’s Shadow Dancing, as well as reworked versions of five Medicine At Midnight tracks.

As a cheeky side note, the band suggest: "For optimal results, listen with exposed chest hair and little gold spoon necklace (If you know, you know…)". 

Speaking of Hail Satin, which was recorded at the band’s own Studio 606, the band say: “Introducing… the Dee Gees!!! Hail Satin – coming to a local record store and dance party near you July 17!!”

Watch below:

 

Hail Satin track listing:

Side A - The DEE GEES 

You Should Be Dancing
Night Fever
Tragedy
Shadow Dancing
More Than a Woman

Side B - Live at 606 

Making A Fire
Shame Shame
Waiting On A War
No Son Of Mine
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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.