If you’ve been keeping up abreast of this week’s music news you may be aware that Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has decided to celebrate Hannukah by releasing a cover version of a song by a Jewish artist on each night of the eight-day festival.
So far, Grohl - in partnership with Foo Fighters’ producer Greg Kurstin - has impressed with covers of the Beastie Boys’ Sabotage (video highlight: Grohl’s unflappable response to dropping a drumstick mid-song)) and Drake’s Hotline Bling (video highlight: Grohl’s dad dancing), so who knew what magic night three might throw up?
Wonder no more, for episode three in the Hannukah Sessions series is now with us, and it features a raw and rowdy version of Mountain’s Mississippi Queen, the best known song on the band’s 1970 debut album, Climbing! Those unfamiliar with the track might perhaps care to have a blast of the original recording before checking out the Grohl/Kurstin version, but whatever, you do you, we’re not your Mom. We do ask, however, that you give Grohl props for his inspired make-shift ‘cowbell’… and indeed Greg Kurstin’s filthy keyboard tone.
Let’s do this.
Talk about making a mountain out of a mohel ... named Leslie Weinstein at his bris, the singer of our next band built a wailing wall of guitar as Leslie West. Check out our take on a track from Leslie’s monolithic band, MOUNTAIN.#HappyHanukkah #HanukkahSessions pic.twitter.com/NlimF6QBgzDecember 13, 2020
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